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Have you ever looked at all the mountain bike apparel options out there and thought, "I don't even know where to begin?" That's totally understandable. There are a myriad of options out there. Even just within a single brand the number of options to choose from can be overwhelming, so we reached out to Fox Racing and asked them to help us craft some simple guides to show off the awesome features of their wide range of MTB apparel, and identify the key types of riders who would match up with their various apparel offerings. In these videos join Fox's own, Mark Finely, as he takes you on a quick tour of the Fox Flexair lineup of MTB apparel and shares the details and features that make these riding kit perfect for all-day riding.
When it comes to contact points, every rider has their personal preferences. Dakine gets this, and offers a range of gloves to suit everyone's needs. Whether you're looking for that minimalist fit for ultimate bar control or the utmost in protection from trail obstacles, there's a glove to match your demands. Dakine put together this quick guide to help you find the perfect glove for what the ride ahead requires. Dakine MTB Marketing Manager, Gabe Schroder walks you through what to look for in features, fit, and protection from a few of Dakine's best selling gloves.
Protecting your knees while mountain biking used to mean riding with big, bulky pads that were hot and uncomfortable. These days, brands like Dakine have a wide offering of pads that are custom tailored for specific riders and disciplines to perfectly match your needs. Dakine set out to simplify the shopping experience to help you find the best choice of knee pads from their Slayer lineup. Join Gabe Schroder from Dakine and watch this video to see all the features and styles of the Slayer knee protection they offer and add them to your gear bag of essentials for whatever riding lies ahead of you.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles has just introduced their latest iteration of the venerable Instinct, the smaller sibling to the Altitude. This 140mm travel frame builds into a bike that begs for all-day epics and wide-open singletrack. For 2021, Rocky Mountain has packed all kinds of new features and tech into this new bike, plus some stunning color options. We've got the details and specs in this article, so click to read more about this new contender for top trail bike.
It wasn't that long ago that Ibis shook up the world of high-end mountain bikes with their release of their Ripmo AF; an aluminum version of the wildly popular Ripmo frame with a bit more attitude and ultra-smart budget build. Well, they've done it again but this time with the Ripmo's little sibling, the Ripley. Ibis is now offering a more aggressive alloy version of their more svelte and nimble 29er 120mm XC/trail bike. With this new AF iteration, the Ripley is no longer a slightly aggressive cross country/lightweight trail bike. Now the Ripmo and the Ripley are opposite ends of the same rowdy spectrum. The new Ripley AF, despite it’s size, is an extremely capable and rowdy trail bike. So, we headed out to the trail, threw a leg over this new rig and checked out some of the changes and improvements Ibis has made to the new Alloy Ripley.