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Fresh: Raleigh Talus 29 Elite

Raleigh deems the Talus 29 series as its versatile trail 29er. The 'Elite' model, below, is Raleigh's top-end aluminum model. Retailing at $1,800, Bike magazine feels the Raleigh Talus 29 Elite comes with a pretty solid parts spec, complete with a Fox F29 CTD 100-millimeter fork (with a 15-millimeter through axle) and a full Shimano drivetrain and brakes including Deore shifters and derailleurs and solid, two-piece rotors. The Raleigh Talus 29 Elite is fairly lightweight for its price,..

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Foster and Wood win Sony Big Air Triples

James Foster won the BMX division and Trey Wood won the skate division of the Sony Big Air Triples contest on Saturday in Venice Beach, California. The event was held to launch Sony's new point-of-view video camera, the Action Cam, which comes with a waterproof case that is built to handle extreme environments. "ASA's format is definitely unique and pushes the riders to a whole different level, especially when the world's top guys compete head-to-head and have to pull their..

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My Big Sky: explore the resort with local Chad Jones

Big Sky marketing director Chad Jones moved to Montana in 1997 to attend grad school at the University of Montana, and a master's degree in anthropology proved perfect for becoming a fully certified (AASI) snowboard instructor and examiner and eventually assuming the reins of Big Sky's marketing department. A trail runner and road rider first and foremost, he's a cardio animal who competes in triathlons in his spare time (personal best for a half-Ironman: 5 hours 22 minutes). To put it..

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The Trans-Provence: Bike magazine’s man inside

The Trans-Provence is a seven-day mountain biking race in the south of France that runs from Rochebrune to Monte Carlo. For anyone who has ever been to that part of the world, the area is, shall we say, hilly, and the race is billed as one where "the full spectrum of riders' technical mountain biking ability, fitness, and craft is tested to the limit on some of the wildest bikeable terrain in Europe," according to the race's website. Luckily for us, Bike magazine has a correspondent, Seb..

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Interbike 2012: A glimpse at products in the Bike magazine booth

If you were at Interbike (a bike trade show in Las Vegas) or follow Bike magazine's Instagram feed, then you know that they had a photo booth set up to shoot the latest and greatest products. (If you weren't there, now you know.) From that booth Bike magazine's photographer came away with over 362 magazine-quality images. Click here to view a sampling of some of them.Shimano's XT wheels will now be available in size 29er. The "trail-riding" wheels will weigh in at about..

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Downieville Adventures: Pro mountain bikers frolic in alpine paradise

You know you're in for a good time when you've got a shopping cart full of beer and you're heading to Downieville, California--a land of mountain lodges, singletrack, lakes, and rivers. And that's exactly what Cannondale's OverMountain team members Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Jason Moeschler did recently for a film project. Go ahead, watch the boys mountain bike, fish, kayak, inner tube, cliff jump, and enjoy some bubbly and see if you can stay in your office chair for one more second.

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