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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA REMOTE 160 DL

Already well known for its line of big-hit-loving Process pedal bikes, legacy Canadian brand Kona continues to bring its off-road R&D smarts to its e-bike line. For 2021 Kona has produced two versions of its Remote 160, with the major update being the move from 27.5-inch wheels to a pair of 29-inch hoops. With 160mm […]

THE TDS ENDURO EXPERIENCE

Written and Photographed by Traece Craig Tucked away in my small hometown of Grass Valley, California, there is a unique event that is more of an experience than it is a race. To some, TDS Enduro is an invite-only event where top pros gather to compete on the Sanchez family’s private land (known as “The […]

BIKE TEST: PIVOT FIREBIRD

Ever since Pivot produced the first aluminum Firebird back in 2008, we have been fans of its hard-hitting, long-travel attitude. Pivot has completely redesigned the Firebird to be a faster enduro race bike. Every model that has received Pivot’s new vertical shock layout and compact frame has seen a massive improvement across the board. And, […]

RockShox Announces Release of Flight Attendant Suspension System

Here’s what they say about it:   “ELEVATE YOUR RIDE Our relentless pursuit of simplicity is driven by one goal: to unlock your full riding potential. Introducing Flight Attendant, the only automatic suspension system that listens to the rider and responds in real-time. “FURTHER FASTER Your burly enduro bike becomes fit for longer climbs. Your […]

Welcome to Bentonville

By: Traece Craig The bulk of my weekend in Bentonville, Arkansas, would be spent at an ideal hub for an event where like-minded people could witness all the mountain bike action unfold. Before arriving, I pondered a few questions: How good could it really be in northwest Arkansas? How does the average rider get to […]

Video: Meet Bex Baraona

Meet Bex Baraona (Ibis press release) Bex Baraona is one of the fastest EWS racers in the world. This weekend at Round 7 in Finale Ligura, Bex won the final stage of the 2-day event and finished in 3rd place; her second EWS podium finish. The former UK National Champion recently moved to Innerleithen, Scotland, […]

First Look: Devinci Spartan HP

  Devinci’s new high pivot enduro bike has been hiding in plain sight under the Devinci Global Racing Team in this season’s EWS races. Today, Devinci pulls the cover off the new 160mm travel Spartan HP and makes the bike officially available. It joins a growing list of designs that utilize a high pivot with […]

ENDURO BIKE ROUNDUP

While trail bikes reign supreme on many types of terrain, enduro bikes hold their own by offering similar versatility in a heavy-hitting package. With major improvements to enduro bikes being made every day, these downhill shredders retain a strong ability to climb back up the trails for round two. The ideal enduro bike is one […]

NINER WF0 9 RD0

Take a moment to flash back to 2009 when long-travel 29ers were almost nonexistent and exceedingly hard to find. One of the first brands to take on the challenge of producing such machines was Niner. When Niner’s WFO (Wide, Full Open) 9 was revealed to the public in 2009, it was presented with a plethora […]

VIDEO: After Hours

(press release) Leah Lind-White gives in to temptation while she waits for the bus to go home after work. Steel, sleek, and extra slack, the Honzo ESD is irresistible. Leah hops on board for a night of pure adventure with the ESD. As the sun rises and the work day approaches, Leah accidentally drops her shoe in a mad […]

First Look: Fox Racing Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet

  The latest full face helmet from Fox Racing was designed with direct input from it’s sponsored downhill and freeride athletes to offer the highest level of protection, performance and style. The Rampage Pro Carbon (RPC)  features Dual-density, in-mold varizorb EPS foam combined with a MIPS liner is designed to redirect rotational impact forces and […]

FIRST LOOK: GT Force Carbon

  GT’s new Force is yet another on a growing list of mountain bikes to adopt a high pivot suspension design. Dubbed High Pivot LTS Suspension, it is effectively a 160mm travel four bar horst link style design with a high pivot and idler for neutral pedaling. Although the bikes come standard with air shocks, […]

FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: Pivot Cycles Firebird

Pivot’s EWS race winning Firebird sees a full redesign with the goal of delivering a faster bike for enduro racing and riding. Like the Switchblade, Mach 4SL and Trail 429, the 29” wheel Firebird sees a vertical shock orientation and compact frame design. Every one of those models resulted in a significant improvement in performance […]

VIDEO: Strait Acres and Gravity Fest Highlights

(press release) Kyle and Rachel Strait took over the Summit Bike park this past weekend, making themselves (and rest of the SoCal MTB Community) feel right at home as Strait Acres moved from their own backyard to Big Bear, as part of the Gravity Festival at the Summit Bike Park. Strait Acres Dual Slalom Results […]

VIDEO: Scouting the Oregon Coast

As the dog says of summer are upon us and we dream of cooler temperatures, rain and all that winter riding brings with it. Transition Bicycles takes us along a winter road trip South of its headquarters in Bellingham, Washington to the coast of Oregon. Destinations include Pacific City, Klootchy Creek, and Capitol Forest  – […]

Niner WFO Video Bike Review

It has been just over a decade since we’ve seen a new WFO from Niner and today, it’s finally a reality. Niner set out to redesign the WFO with some major changes to be included. To name off a few, modern geometry features like an adjustable flip-chip to tune the bike, fully sleeved internal cable […]