Crankworx 2018: New Products From FSA

We stopped by FSA’s booth to check out their latest products being shown at Crankworx this year. We spotted some new carbon wheel-sets along with their new handlebars and dropper post. Scroll down to find out more. Gradient Carbon Wheels Price: $1350 Boost hub spacing Available in 27.5″ or 29″ Asymmetric Offset by 4mm Pre Load […]

Crankworx 2018: Prototype High Pivot Bike From Forbidden Bike Company

High-pivot bikes have become a popular option and are currently being used by companies such a Commencal and Norco. All of these models, however, have been long-travel machines. Forbidden Bike Company decided it was time to design a short-travel trail bike with a high-pivot suspension design. Forbidden Bike Co. is a new brand based on Vancouver Island […]

AARON GWIN HAS BEEN TESTING A 29-INCH DOWNHILL BIKE FOR YT

(Image: Aaron Gwin on his way to a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships with 27.5-inch wheels. Photo by Isac Paddock)      We recently learned on good authority that Aaron Gwin has been testing a 29-inch YT downhill bike for the last few weeks and that Gwin’s teammate, Neko Mulally—America’s new downhill national […]

Crankworx 2018 – Bike Check with Nico Vink

Nico Vink is a madman on a bike whether he’s styling it out over huge jumps or holding manuals down the entire Whistler Mountain. In fact, if you haven’t seen his latest video we highly suggest you scroll down and check it out. Don’t worry we’ll wait. Now that you’ve seen Vink in action we’ll tell […]

Throwback Thursday: Thirty Years Back

Food for thought: This photo introduced an editorial feature by MBA’s 1988 Tech Consultant, Richard Cunningham, who talked about how mountain bikes of that era were basically road bikes with fat tires with severely limited off-road capabilities. Things would change in the next few years after the introduction of Rock Shox forks in 1989. Rear […]

Review – Oneup Composite Pedals

OneUp Components was founded by Chris, Jon and Sam—three former Race Face engineers who quit their stable jobs to chase a dream. That dream was to design products for passionate mountain bikers such as themselves. In fact, these guys told us that they only make products that they would be willing to pay full retail […]

Crankworx 2018: First Ride: Devinci Wilson 29

Big wheeled downhill bikes are all the rage these days with World Cup stars using them to shave precious seconds off their lap times. Devinci, after a few years away from the scene returned to World Cup Downhill racing and armed their elite athletes with an all-new, Canadian made, Wilson 29er. These race weapons were only available to factory […]

Crankworx 2018: Knolly Fugitive LT

Knolly built the Fugitive LT to punched above its weight class, featuring 135mm of travel, the Fugitive LT is a bike designed to hit the trails as hard and fast as most bikes with 150mm of travel. Knolly, based on the North Shore, is all too familiar with making highly capable bikes built to shred and the new […]

First Ride: 2019 Santa Cruz Blur Carbon CC XO1

If you’re a diehard Santa Cruz fan, then you likely remember the Blur — a cross-country bike first introduced in 2002. The Blur transformed over the years until Santa Cruz removed it from the lineup after 2014. Today, the Santa Cruz Blur is a bike designed to blur the lines between modern cross-country racing and […]

Crankworx 2018: Bryn Atkinson’s Custom Painted Norco Range

Bryn Atkinson’s new custom painted Norco Range demands attention everywhere it goes. The paint job alone took professional painter, Tony Baumann 80 hours to air brush every detail by hand. The bike is modeled after an Australia Red-Bellied Black snake, paying homage to Bryn’s Australian roots. Along with this eye-catching paint scheme, Bryn had custom […]

King Cage and Wolf Tooth Team Up for Stainless & Ti Cages

Ever since the release of our Bottle Relocation and Accessory Devices, riders have been asking for a lighter, lower-profile way to re-position bottle cages. Usually it’s not far -an inch or so- but just enough to clear a frame bag, fit a larger bottle, or accommodate an upgraded rear shock. And, like you, when we think […]

First Ride: Fezzari La Sal Peak

Action photography by @markcleblanc The La Sal Peak is an all-new bike recently welcomed into Fezzari’s lineup, named after a peak located near the top of the Whole Enchilada Trail in Moab. If you happen to follow Fezzari’s model line, you’ll notice every bike is named after a mountain, and that’s not by accident. In […]

Trek unveils all-new Marlin mountain bike

Trek announced a major revamp of its entry-level hardtail mountain bike offering. The all-new Marlin lineup hits the same introductory price points, but now delivers far better performance with significant updates to its frame design, components, and suspension. All-new Alpha Silver Aluminum frame This is a frame-up overhaul of Marlin. All new Marlin models, with […]

Review – Whyte Carbon RS T-130

Established in 1999, Whyte has continually pushed the innovation of mountain bikes, starting with its radically designed PRST-1, which helped put the company on the map back in the early 2000s. If you don’t remember that bike, we strongly suggest you take a few minutes to run a Google search on it now. Don’t worry; we’ll […]

Cannondale Releases New Jekyll 29er

We teased Cannondale’s new Jekyll 29 a couple weeks ago with shots of Marco Osborne’s prototype bike that he had been racing most of the year. New 2019, Cannondale has officially released the Jekyll 29er. Last year Cannondale released an updated Jekyll 27.5 with new shock technology and an updated geometry. The 29er version uses […]

Liv Cycling Introduces All New Intrigue Series

Liv Cycling, the company dedicated to getting more women on bikes, today introduced its new Intrigue Advanced all-mountain trail bike. Featuring an advanced composite frame, aggressive trail geometry and capable 140/150mm travel, the new Intrigue Advanced offers both climbing agility with downhill command suitable for all types of terrain. “The Intrigue Advanced rounds out Liv’s premium […]

GT Releases All-New Fury

GT Bicycles today introduced the fully revamped Fury, a seriously fun downhill bike ready to keep the good times rolling. Featuring fresh geometry, a carbon front triangle, and a gravity-focused take on the newest evolution of Linkage Tuned Suspension (LTS), the Fury is GT’s most adjustable and tunable downhill bike yet. When paired with 29” […]

Kona Officially Launches Carbon Process 29er

Last year we made waves with the Process G2 lineup. The 27.5″ carbon bikes became a staple in many of our daily rides. Continuing on with the evolution of the Process lineup, we are thrilled to finally announce the carbon Process 29ers! We’ve got two gorgeous builds for you to choose from. We’ve also upgraded […]

Throwback Thursday: High-Tech Mountain Bikes and Components from August 1988

Klein was one of the premier bike brands in America in those days. The company was famous for building extremely light, top-quality road bikes (thanks in large part to the use of oversized, thin-wall tubing), and they brought that technology to the mountain bike market. Since front suspension wouldn’t be introduced to mountain bikes until […]

Ibis Announces USA Carbon Production

Today, we have two big announcements to share. The first bit of news is that we’re bringing back the size small Ripley, the second is that we’re making it in house. We’ve been quietly building our carbon fiber manufacturing facility for the past four years. The goal of the project was to test new technologies […]

Race Face Introduces the Next R36 Carbon Wheelset

Race Face is excited to grow our Next carbon wheelset lineup with the addition of the Next R36, providing better grip on the terrain you rip with a 36mm internal rim width, which optimizes the tread patterns on 2.4 – 2.8  tire options. Like our Next R31, the Next R36 incorporates a durable carbon layup built for […]