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First Look Cannondale F-Si – Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Cannondale F-Si For this First Look we opened up a bike box from Cannondale. The Cannondale F-Si Carbon 3 is a Sleek, Race-Ready Cross-Country Weapon. We can’t wait to get some testing laps in and give you all our feedback on the MBA Youtube channel as well as in the magazine. Don’t forget to hit […]

First Look Santa Cruz Hightower – Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Santa Cruz Hightower The Santa Cruz Hightower is a versatile trail shredder with downhill inspired suspension and an appetite for big climbs. Look for more on Mountain Bike Action Youtube channel as we shake this bike down and get to testing. We’re excited to put this bike through the paces and give you some more […]

First Look: Aaron Gwin’s 29″/27.5″-Wheeled DH Bike

Aaron Gwin posted these photos to his social meda accounts to show off his custom-built prototype Intense M279 race bike. See what Gwin had to say about his new machine and marvel at his photos below.       We made it to World Champs! 🇺🇸Starting practice on the new ride today. Had some meetings […]

First Look: Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon EVO Pro

Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon EVO Pro 27.5″ vs 29″ Specialized launched the Stumpjumper EVO in 2018 at Crankworx, Whistler. The bike built off the newly designed Stumpjumper frame, but with an ultra aggressive twist. We’re talking about a bike that is about as long, slack and low as one can get. Today, Specialized is proud to […]

SOC18: Ellsworth Truth First Look

Ellsworth introduced a few new trail and enduro bikes over the past years, but a purist cross-country race bike had been missing from their line up, that is until now. The Truth is an all-new XC race bike designed with a low center of gravity and a redesigned ACTIVE suspension system. The bike is offered […]

First Look – Mondraker Dune Carbon RR

There are some bikes that are just flat-out drool worthy, the Dune Carbon RR from Mondraker is definitely one of them. This bike dubbed “super enduro” by Mondraker, showed up at our offices recently to put through its paces here in Southern California. Tech Highlights –160mm rear travel Fox Float X2 shock -170mm front Fox […]

First Look – EightPins Integrated Dropper

Longer travel dropperposts are something that almost every rider is looking for these days. RockShox released their 170mm Reverb this last winter, and our testers were more than impressed with the extra travel. EightPins is a small company based out Austria with a new approach to dropperposts, a completely integrated concept to give riders all […]

First Look: All-New Canfield Crampon Mountain Pedals

The all-new Crampon Mountain pedals from Canfield Brothers are a complete redesign of their older Crampon Classic pedals. These new Crampons feature wide platforms, sealed bearings, chromoly axles and a patented convex shape. According to the Bros, the all-new Crampon Mountains require zero maintenance and weigh a respectable 400 grams. They are available in 10 […]

First Look – Canfield Brothers EPO

Well here it is, a first look at the new Canfield EPO trail hardtail.  Full carbon, slack geometry, 140-millimeters of travel up front, we are definitely going to have our hands full. The EPO is a full carbon layup, with a threaded bottom bracket, 12×142 rear spacing, integrated headset, and in this case a 140 […]