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Watch: The Top Three Runs From Rampage 2017

Last Friday, history was made yet again in the desert around Virgin, Utah. 18 of the world’s best freeriders faced off and pointed their bikes down some of the rowdiest terrain on the planet at Red Bull Rampage 2017. Cam McCaul, recently retired from Rampage competition, announced the event, and hailed it as the best Rampage he has ever seen. Clean runs, no career-ending crashes, and just an absolute good time for all; here are the top three runs:

Canadian Kurt Sorge went on an absolute bender of a first run, tricking the biggest features he could find and making it look like a casual trip down A-Line:

Cam Zink, a true family man, flipped and spun his way into the finish corral, where he found his wife and kids waiting:

Rookie Ethan Nell showed up wearing his big boy suit, sending a flatspin far too deep on the final jump, but held on to score third place:

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2017’s Top 10 Gear/Tech Stories
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2017’s Top 10 Gear/Tech Stories

2017’s Top 10 Gear/Tech Stories

While many of us may head to the mountains to escape that dreaded and never-ending pull of computers and electronics, gear and technology are inevitably something we rely on. TGR has always been appreciative of cutting-edge technology, and we choose our gear very wisely, especially since our lives often depend on it. Here are our favorite 10 stories from the gear and tech world from 2017! TGR TESTED: This Year’s Best Mountain Bikes Patagonia Really Wants to Fix Your Shit Mountain Hub’s

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2018 is Your Year to Enter a Mountain Bike Race
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2018 is Your Year to Enter a Mountain Bike Race

2018 is Your Year to Enter a Mountain Bike Race

So you’ve decided to cowboy up and get after it. Awesome. Racing is a lot of fun. There’s mountain bikers just like you—A-types, B-types, beer drinkers, hammers—who want to go fast and, if you’ve prepped real hard, maybe get some time on the podium. Nothing impresses the Insta like a podium shot. Here’s TGR’s roadmap to get you to the start line: Pre-step Think of racing as a huge group ride. Don’t get intimidated. Just show up and pedal, dammit. Step 1. Figure out what kind of race

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Tracing Competitive Mountain Biking’s Development Through 5 Seminal Figures
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Tracing Competitive Mountain Biking’s Development Through 5 Seminal Figures

Tracing Competitive Mountain Biking’s Development Through 5 Seminal Figures

California’s Marin County is widely regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking. It all started in the early 1970s when a few ambitious and innovative cyclists from this area started making their own mountain bikes from vintage paperboy bikes. These were first known as ‘clunkers’, and they were designed with riding on harsh dirt roads in mind.  Needless to say, mountain biking has come a long way since its early days. Riders went from crawling down hills on bikes not fit for modern