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In This Sad Anti-Heely World, One Biker Dares to Stand Apart

If Heelys ever had a golden age, it has long since passed into the same region of shameful zeitgeists inhabited by Tech Decks and Silly Bandz. Every so often, though, we're reminded of what could have been: A brighter and far-more-dangerous world full of people with wheels attached to their shoes. This hypothetical world has room for everyone—businessmen rolling smoothly into important meetings, children gliding between classes, even elderly folks sparing their knees by traveling long distances without taking a single step. What precluded us from creating this paradise? Some kook who decided that Heelys weren't "fashionable."

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In a time where progression is happening faster than ever, one member of the mountain-biking world has found a way to stand apart: Integrating Heelys into his riding. Whether at the skatepark or bike park, Ross Soriano doesn't need his bike to get rad; all he needs is a pair of the world's second-most-underrated footwear (a close second to Crocs). 

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TGR’s 5 Favorite MTB Upgrades
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Will these five bike upgrades make you able to roost like Cody Kelley? Only time will tell. Max Ritter photo. When it comes to mountain biking, there exists a seemingly endless flow of new gear coming out day after day. Everyone’s telling you that this dropper, that drivetrain, or this new bike gizmo is going to make your day on the trail better than the last. Sure, that might be true for many of the products out there, but which ones actually make sense for the average rider who doesn’t

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Mountain Biking Gear Essentials Guide for Newbies
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Congratulations, you bought a mountain bike. Now here's the billion other pieces of gear you need to have a good time. Katie Lozancich photo. You’ve done it. You’ve bought your very first mountain bike. Still soaking in the purchase, your phone buzzes. It’s a text from your friends that reads “get to the trail loser, we’re going mountain biking.” Excitedly, you take off your front wheel so your bike can fit in the back of your sedan. Your friends huddled in the parking lot when you

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Florida Man Arrested for Pawning Stolen Mountain Bikes
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Wikimedia Commons Photo. A Florida man, who was reportedly wanted in Washington, California, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, was arrested after attempting to pawn $40,000 worth of stolen mountain bikes in Boise, Idaho. RELATED: Dynafit’s Gear Trailer Stolen During Trade Show The owner of a local outdoor store that buys used bikes became suspicious after discovering a bike shop’s sticker on one of the bikes. After calling the bike store and confirming the bike