Best mountain bike shoes 2021 | 25 tried and tested recommendations

When looking for the best mountain bike shoes, there is a plethora of options. To figure out which pair is right for you, the first decision you’ll have to make is whether you want to go with flat-pedal or clipless-pedal shoes.

Our in-depth buyer’s guide will help you choose, as well as provide some information on the foundations of a good mountain bike shoe.

You’ll find all the best mountain bike shoe reviews on this page, and whether you ride cross-country, trail, enduro or downhill on flat or clipless pedals, we’ve ridden and rated the best mountain bike shoes on

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US Open of Mountain Biking Canceled Due to Forest Closures

The Fox US Open of Mountain Biking was canceled today after the Forest Service ordered the closure of California’s National Forests until at least September 17. The closure is a response to an ongoing wildfire crisis in the state.

The event was scheduled for September 23-26 at Big Bear Mountain Resort’s Summit Bike Park. Although the forests could reopen before the event’s scheduled dates, there wouldn’t be enough time for the event organizers to prepare after finding out definitively whether it would happen. All the athletes currently registered will have their entry fees refunded.

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Three New Mountain Bikes We Love


Yeti ARC ($3,600)

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Best For Soul Riders

Hardtail mountain bikes are having a moment. Maybe it’s a return to the fundamentals of the sport or a desire for a more tactile connection to the trail. Whatever the reason, there’s a spate of these rigs this season, and Yeti’s ARC is one of our favorites. We like the trail-oriented geometry, which is slacker and more reassuring than the twitchy hardtails many of us grew up riding. Unlike the storied ARC from the nineties, this modern reboot wasn’t designed with racing in mind, though it’s certainly constructed

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Pocatello Pioneers eager to host first home mountain biking race at ‘Crazy Train’ | Local

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Pioneers won’t host their first ever home mountain biking meet until Oct. 2, but they’re already confident that the 5-mile course they call the Crazy Train will be among the most challenging loops in their league.

Due in part to the rigorous Pocatello-area trails on which they practice, team members have developed a reputation for excelling on the steepest climbs. It’s a trait that will come in handy when they race the Crazy Train, located on a private ranch within the city’s east bench.

Meets are big draws, requiring expansive staging areas for the 700 to

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Are e-bikes ruining mountain biking?

Sales of electric bikes have increased dramatically recently. In 2020, 4.6 million e-bikes were sold in the EU and UK, a 52% rise year on year. In the UK, nearly one in three adult bikes sold are now electric.

As a specific category of e-bike, e-mountain bikes can increase the accessibility of the outdoors for riders who would otherwise be socially or physically excluded. They can also help to equalise the cycling competencies of different riders.

But they are also the subject of much controversy, as e-bikes allow riders to go much further and faster in the countryside.

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Tokyo Olympics: Tom Pidcock wins mountain bike gold for GB

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Tom Pidcock won Great Britain’s third Olympic gold of the Tokyo Games with a dominant performance in the men’s mountain bike cross-country.

The 21-year-old from Leeds moved into the lead midway through the race and never relinquished it as he finished ahead of Swiss world number one Mathias Flueckiger and David Valero of Spain to take Britain’s

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Mathieu van der Poel blames ramp removal for Tokyo Olympics mountain bike crash

Mathieu van der Poel has blamed the removal of a wooden ramp for the error that saw him crash out of contention in the cross-country mountain bike event at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Dutchman crashed heavily on the opening lap of the event. Although he managed to remount and hold the leaders at just over a minute for four laps, he eventually abandoned the race and he subsequently travelled to hospital for X-rays on a hip injury.

During Van der Poel’s reconnaissance of the course, a descending wooden plank had been in place at the point in which he would

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Olympics: Jolanda Neff storms to women’s mountain bike gold in Tokyo

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Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) storms to Olympic women’s mountain bike gold in Tokyo (Image credit: Getty Images)
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A clean sweep for Switzerland in the Olympic Games women’s mountain bike race (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The riders tackle one of the many climbs along the mountain biking course at the Tokyo Olympic Games (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The women’s mountain bike race at the Tokyo Olympic Games (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Evie Richards (Great Britain) on the start line of the women’s
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Active Adventures: Mountain Biking Down Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn.- In this edition of Active Adventures, we take you Mountain Biking down the trails at Spirit Mountain, ahead of the Kraus Anderson Bike Festival this weekend.

Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

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Afghan Biker Climbs Mountain for Education’s Uphill Battle | Voice of America

Farid Noori was teaching online from the United States to high school students in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a bomb attack started.

“At that very moment,” Noori said, “I had an online, remote class on Afghanistan’s environment with some of the school’s students. One of my students got injured. As days went by, the death toll climbed to 100, mostly schoolgirls, making this one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul’s history.”

At least 90 students were killed and 275 others were injured May 8 at Sayed Ul Shuhada high school, mostly girls and mostly Hazara, an ethnic minority often the target

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