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MOBIUS X8 Wrist Brace

Mobius Braces continues to redefine wrist protection with the X8 Wrist Brace, now offered in the new Storm Grey color. Using the same revolutionary Continuous Cable Routing System (CCRS) seen in the X8 Knee Brace, this brace has been specifically designed to progressively resist hyper extension as well as excessive lateral and medial bending of […]

ONE FRAME, TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS?

“When we started development on the new Oiz, back in 2016 at the World Cup in Vallnord, we knew what the process would be like. Complicated, painstaking and one that would create internal stress. That Oiz was already a World Champion and improving on that is always a sensitive endeavor. But we were motivated. At […]

Mallorca’s Treasures featuring Amir Kabbani

GT Wingman Amir Kabbani travels to the small island of Mallorca, where the weather is hot, the towns are busy but the trails, dirt jumps and spectacular scenery are prime for riding his GT Force. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine devoted to all […]

Review – Spot Mayhem 29

Spot Brand is a family-owned bicycle company located in Golden, Colorado, that is passionate about high-level engineering. The family founded Avid in 1991 and grew the component company into one of the largest brake manufacturers in the world. After selling Avid, the family founded Spot Brand. What sets Spot apart from other bicycle manufacturers is […]

Review – Kogel Ceramic Pulleys

Racers will go to just about any length to save time and make their race machines more efficient. While you can nitpick weight, bearing upgrades are often overlooked because they are incredibly expensive and high maintenance. Kogel is a small company based out of El Paso, Texas, but the company’s founder and owner, Ard Kessels, […]

Review – Bolle Trackdown MIPS Helmet

Bolle, a company predominately known for its line of eyewear for snow and cycling sports, has been making a push into the helmet market. A few years back Bolle launched a helmet called the One. The One helmet featured removable parts that transformed it from an aero road bike lid into a cross-country mountain bike […]

Review – Dakine Hot Laps 5L Waist Pack

The fanny pack has become a must-have accessory for enduro racers, but unlike packs of the past, the new generation of hip packs has many real-world benefits for mountain bikers. The first, of course, is keeping weight down low and avoiding heavy shoulder straps. Hydration bladders have been retrofitted into these packs, allowing riders to carry […]

Review – Gaerne G.Sincro + Shoes

Italians are known for a lot of things, and high-quality shoes is one of them. From companies like Gaerne to Sidi, riders have turned to Italian brands when they want shoes that they know will last for several seasons of riding. The G.Sincro has been at the top of Gaerne’s lineup of shoes for several years, […]

Review – Kona Honzo CR Hardtail

Kona has been known for making rowdy bikes that are not only extremely capable but just fun to ride. We have tested our fair share of Konas over the years and have continually been impressed, especially with their Process lineup. Two years ago Kona sent us their Honzo Ti that was more than ready to crush […]

Review – ENVE M525 Wheels

In case you have never heard of ENVE Composites, it is a carbon fiber manufacturer based out of Ogden, Utah. Over the years ENVE has built a strong reputation with it high-end, handmade hoops. New for this year is the M525 for dedicated cross-country riders and racers looking for something lightweight and well-made. These carbon […]

Review – ODI F-1 Series Vapor Grips

There are some riders who won’t ride with anything other than silicone grips. While ODI is known for its lineup of lock-on grips, the F-1 Series is its newest line of lighter weight grips for gram counters. We have several test riders who swear by silicone grips and were anxious to try out the new […]

Review – POC Tectal Race Spin Helmet

POC Sports is a Swedish company that was founded in 2005 to create safer equipment for gravity sports athletes and cyclists. The company began designing products for the ski market and later ventured into the cycling industry, bringing technologies such as MIPS to the table. That’s right, for those of you who may not have […]

Test – Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 70

Rocky Mountain was established in 1981 when the founders began modifying Nishiki road bikes with wide tires, straight handlebars and thumb shifters. Based on Vancouver’s North Shore, Rocky Mountain’s engineers were forced to build bikes burly enough to handle the rugged terrain that would soon spark the freeride movement. Rocky Mountain helped create Race Face Components […]

Review – Maxxis Rekon 29×2.25 3C/EXO Tires

Maxxis is one of the largest tire companies on the planet, offering treads for everything from cross-country to downhill. Some of the fastest riders in the world, such as Nino Schurter and Greg Minnaar, have had their fair share of wins aboard Maxxis treads. This year, Maxxis released a new signature tire from Minnaar called […]

Bicycle Buying Tips

  You don’t need a Lamborghini to go to and from work. Sure, you’ll get there a lot faster and you’ll experience a much more exciting ride, but for most people, it’s simply not practical or financially feasible to drive a Lamborghini for everyday errands. And can you imagine the high-maintenance costs that would come […]

Review – Ibis Ripmo 29

  Ibis Cycles has a long history in the sport of mountain biking, with its first bikes being produced in Occidental, California. From custom-welded steel hardtails to its latest big-wheeled carbon fiber Ripmo, Ibis has evolved with the technological landscape. Recently, 29ers have been getting a lot of attention with revised geometries and suspension designs, making […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review – Henty Enduro Pack

Jeremy Grey and his childhood friend Jon Gourlay founded Henty in 2012 after struggling to find a solution for transporting business clothing to and from the office. The Tasmania-based company later added to its range of commuter and travel bags with the Enduro backpack, which launched in September of 2017. The Enduro back- pack draws […]

Review – Kona Wah Wah Flat Pedals

  Flat pedals have made a strong come- back over the last year, with more and more riders ditching their clips for a more challenging and fun way to ride. Flat pedals, however, are not all made the same; there are good ones and bad ones. Kona recently introduced a new generation of Wah Wah […]