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Bike Tests Category


Import Testing: The BH Lynx 4.8 XTR

Aug 18, 2014Comments off417 Views

Spain’s BH bikes is best known to American riders for its road bikes. That’s because it first used Pivot Bikes, who has its own line


Titanium Test: The Vassago Optimus Ti

Aug 12, 2014Comments off448 Views

There is no question that carbon fiber has replaced titanium as the Holy Grail of mountain bike frame materials, at least in rider perception. This


Big Wheel Testing: The Niner WFO 9

Aug 08, 2014Comments off534 Views

Niner describes its WFO 9 as “an outlier in the Niner lineup and a bike whose time has truly come.” The long-travel 29er is not


Shootout: The Trek Remedy 27.5 vs 29

Jul 16, 2014Comments off1326 Views

Trek has over 15 years of wheel-size development experience that dates all the way back to the first 29er they introduced under the Gary Fisher

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Riding The Orbea Rallon In Whistler

Jul 14, 2014Comments off429 Views

Hey Bud is one of the most technical XC trails in Whistler area. After the rain of the previous day, the trail was specially difficult


Trail Tested: The Diamondback Sortie 3 29

Jul 09, 2014Comments off737 Views

The last time we had a Diamondback Sortie in our test fleet (also a Sortie 3 model), the bike sported 26-inch wheels. What a difference


Trail Tested: The Norco Range Carbon 7.1

Jun 30, 2014Comments off1417 Views

Riders who have been into mountain biking for a number of years may still have trouble wrapping their minds around the latest crop of “all-mountain”


Dual-Weather Tested: The RSD Mutant 29+

Jun 23, 2014Comments off672 Views

We found the RSD (Rubber Side Down) Bikes’ booth at the 2013 Interbike Show hidden in a lonely corner–way, way back in the hall. We


We Approve: The Intense Tracer Carbon 27.5

Jun 19, 2014Comments off1160 Views

Intense Cycles is no stranger to the carbon world. Two years ago, Intense introduced its first carbon bike, the Carbine, as a collaboration with the


Trail Tested: The $1380 Giant Talon 27.5 1

Jun 15, 2014Comments off1933 Views

Proof That Spending A Little Can Take You A Long Way The popular Giant Talon aluminum hardtail has been offered for years, but the 2014