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    A handful of the most interesting things we saw at the 2019 edition of the Sea Otter Classic.

    Learn about one of the most important and most misunderstood factors in mountain bike setup.

    Santa Cruz’s all-new Megatower is a big bike, but this long travel, enduro focused 29’er is surprisingly well rounded.

    Andy Clark reviews the incredibly comfortable Louis Garneau Course Air Lite II Shoes.

    With genre-bending versatility, signature good looks, and a whole host of new school features, Yeti's trail focused SB130 and enduro ready SB150 are the rightful heirs to the Superbike name.

    There are only a few truly premium helmet brands, meaning the manufacturer spared no expense to present a product of the highest caliber. KASK seems to do that with every single helmet they make, and the Valegro is a worthy flagship of an already stellar lineup.

    Fizik's Infinito shoes are a true standout in the crowded premium road shoe landscape. The fit is sublime, and the uni-directional carbon soles transfer every ounce of power to the road. Even better, the Fizik Infinito is available in a red and black livery that's exclusive to Competitive Cyclist. Learn more > http://bit.ly/FizikInfinito

    Since their introduction in 2013, the 5010 and the Bronson have become cornerstones of the Santa Cruz lineup. The 2019 model year has brought with it some key updates to both models that bring them up to date, which ignites a flurry of new questions and speculation. After a thorough test ride on each model, here's what we've found regarding updates to these two highly regarded trail bikes.

    With the benefit of nearly three months of testing, here's what we've found regarding the updates to the already impressive Lyrik.

    With the release of the Ripmo, Ibis placed itself at the sharp end of one of the most competitive spaces in mountain biking, namely the long travel, enduro-focused 29'er market. And while the Ripmo's aggressive intent makes it an easy choice for enduro racers, what's remarkable is how easy it is to ride for everyone else.

    We're a few days away from BWR, and Andy's finalized his bike selection. He also shares his reasons for not choosing the others, and talks about why he's going with the 404 NSW over the 303 Firecrest.

    It’s course recon week for Andy, as he heads down to San Marcos for the BWR pre-ride. Come along as he gives you his real-time impressions of the route, and how he thinks the Factor 02 will fare on game day.

    From nutrition and training to equipment selection, Andy Clark takes on a journey to prepare for one of America's most difficult one day races, the Belgian Waffle Ride.

    From nutrition and training to equipment selection, Andy Clark takes on a journey to prepare for one of America's most difficult one day races, the Belgian Waffle Ride.

    While the entire ENVE M Series has undergone a ground-up redesign, the M7 employs a genuinely unorthodox design featuring what ENVE has dubbed Protective Rim Strip technology, which claims to nearly eliminate the possibility of pinch flats and rim damage.

    Get the inside scoop on SRAM’s eTap HRD WiFi groupset. The genuinely progressive bundle of hydraulic brakes and wireless drivetrain offers control and ease of use that is industry leading, with divine ergonomics that must be felt to be fully appreciated.

    Take a closer look at two of the most advanced baselayers that Craft has ever made, the Active Comfort and Active Extreme 2.0. Both have become instant favorites for our tester, whose experience in this realm is considerable.

    Bianchi’s Infinito CV Disc represents a high water mark for endurance road bikes. Fast and responsive, yet surprisingly comfortable, it’s a compelling candidate for the one-bike quiver for those seeking impressive power transfer mated to all-day ride worthiness.

    The Pursuit Black Speed jersey and bib short were developed by Pearl Izumi to satisfy the demands of professional racers, and far exceeds what you’ve come to expect from Pearl Izumi’s more mainstream offerings.

    We review the 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad (and its identical twin the Juliana Strega) and find this fourth-generation version is better than ever.

    Competitive Cyclist reviews the KASK Protone helmet. Not just another aero road helmet, the Protone pairs aerodynamic advantages with features that keep it exceptionally cool and comfortable, in addition to flat-out fast.

    Andy from Competitive Cyclist reviews Pinarello’s newest superbike, the Dogma F10. The F10’s refinements in aerodynamics, construction, and ride quality, have resulted in a bike that bests even the world-beating Dogma F8.

    Andy from Competitive Cyclist reviews the Giro Factor Techlace shoe. Blending the comfort of laces with one of cycling’s most progressive closure systems, Giro has built a shoe that’s both unbelievably comfortable and stunningly lightweight. Better yet, it’s also available in a women’s version, the Factress Techlace.

    We review and compare the 2017 models of the Santa Cruz Tallboy and Hightower mountain bikes.