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One of Santa Cruz’s Best Mountain Bikes Just Got a Major Upgrade
Santa Cruz

We've been fans of the Santa Cruz 5010 since long before that was its name, and the 2021 version just got an all-new upgrade. The new 5010 now features Santa Cruz's lower-link VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) suspension that you may recognize from burlier models like the Nomad and the Bronson. And following the trend of modern bikes, the 5010 gets a slightly slacker head tube angle and a longer reach. It's is an efficient peddler, but is fully capable of getting rowdy when the conditions call for it. Plus, as per usual, the colorways across the entire 2021 Santa Cruz line do not disappoint. If you're in the market for a new trail bike, Backcountry has a full stock of different builds and sizes in the new 5010, as well as the rest of Santa Cruz's 2021 lineup.

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9 Female Surfers Who Will Make You Want to Chase Waves Around the World
Photo Meg Haywood-Sullivan, She Surf, gestalten 2020

She Surf, a new book from Gestalten, unveils the world of female surfing in over 200 pages of inspiring words and photos.

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In the Market for a MacBook? Here's Why You Should Wait
Apple

Apple's new breed is coming this fall, and you'll at least want to see one.

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5 Watches That Support Worthy Causes
Triwa

Supporting charitable endeavors makes buying a new watch all the more fun.

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A Whiskey Brand You've Never Heard of Is Making the Best Everyday Bourbon You Can Buy Right Now
Binnys Beverage Depot

A bottom-shelf beauty no one but you and the people who work the liquor store know about.

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The Best T-Shirt for Summer Is a Vintage One
Grand Street Local

Old is gold.

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This Vintage BMW M3 Went for a Mind-Blowing Price. We Have No Idea Why
Bring a Trailer

Low-mileage "Radwood" era cars have been going for bonkers prices, but this may be the craziest of them all.

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Your Smartphone Alarm Is Ruining Your Sleep
Schoolhouse Electric

These handsome, tabletop alarm clocks make the case for ditching your smartphone’s alarm.

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Travel in Style with This Mechanical Desk Clock
Hodinkee

This handwound travel alarm from HODINKEE recalls vintage models from the early 20th century.

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The 12 Best Lightweight Chinos to Wear All Summer Long
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From Todd Snyder, Everlane, Bills and more.

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One of Our Favorite Sport Sedans Is Losing Its Best Option
Genesis

The Genesis G70 is a great reasonably-priced sport sedan made better with a stick shift. At least...it was.

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What You Need to Know About Seiko's Famously Perfect Watch Finishing
Grand Seiko

The origins of Seiko's lauded "zaratsu" polishing might not be as exotic as you think, but the technique remains as impressive as ever.

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This New Subscription Service Is Like Netflix for E-Bikes
Dance

What we know about Dance, the intriguing urban cycling concept from the founders of SoundCloud.

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The iPhone 12 May Come With an Upgrade of Its Most Essential Accessory
Apple

Chargers and earbuds are probably out, but a better Lightning cable may be in.

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Jaguar Land Rover's New Tech Could Revolutionize Touchscreens for the COVID-19 Era
JLR

JLR is working on new technology that could reduce distractions — and keep cars more sanitary.

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The Holy Grail of Beach Chairs Is a Huge Summer Flex
Sunflow

The biggest summer bummer will be not sitting in the new Sunflow beach chair.

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Today’s Best Deals: Discounts on Everlane's Green-Friendly Jeans, Big Savings on Sunglasses & More
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