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Bike Tests Category


Rocky Mountain Altitude 29er SE, Taking The...

Apr 18, 2011Comments off51 Views

When we tested the 2009 Rocky Mountain 5.5-inch-travel Altitude we said, “If you need lots of travel but don’t want to give up the performance


Scott Scale 29 Pro, Low-Price, Low-Weight 2...

Apr 18, 2011Comments off193 Views

You don’t need us to tell you that bikes like the $6300 Scott Scale 29 RC cross-country race hardtail are awesome. You also don’t need


Trek Fuel EX 9.7, A Speedy Trail Rocket Ref...

Apr 15, 2011Comments off155 Views

Trek’s top-of-the-line, 4.7-inch-travel, carbon fiber Fuel EX trailbikes have impressed us with their lightweight and plush suspension performance. For 2011, Trek introduces the $3669 Fuel


Trek Remedy 9.8: An All-Mountain, Cure for ...

Apr 04, 2011Comments off120 Views

It took a few years for all-mountain cross-country bikes to come into their own. Originally, when longish-travel cross-country bikes rolled onto the scene, they were


Turner Sultan: American-Made 29er Built Fo...

Apr 04, 2011Comments off45 Views

I t has taken us too long to get a Sultan in here for testing. Introduced in 2007, the 29-inch-wheeled trailbike got a total makeover


Specialized S-Works Epic 29er, Should Every...

Apr 04, 2011Comments off188 Views

The Specialized Epic is the world’s most popular cross-country race bike. When we tested the 26-inch-wheeled Specialized S-Works Carbon Epic Disc (MBA, November 2010), it


Pivot Mach 5.7, How Adding A .7 Can Double...

Apr 04, 2011Comments off337 Views

The Mach 5, one of our favorite trailbikes since we tested the first version in 2008, got a complete makeover for 2011. But what was


Giant’s Anthem 29er 1: Cross-Country ...

Apr 01, 2011Comments off708 Views

The 29er movement, or should we say revolution, has largely taken over the performance-oriented cross-country segment in the United States. Traditional 26-inch-wheeled cross-country race machines


Bike Test: It’s A New Beginning

Oct 25, 2010Comments off33 Views

Name game: It has a new name and it plays a new game. The combination of Fisher creativity and Trek ingenuity results in a great


Bike Test: Giant Faith 0 2010

Sep 16, 2010Comments off55 Views

Giant had one major goal for every 2010 Maestro suspension bike in their line?make it lighter. From their cross-country race machines to their downhill dragster,