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FIRST LOOK: WTB TCS TUBELESS TIRE SEALANT

WTB has introduced an all new tubeless tire sealant to compliment and complete its TCS tubeless system and recently updated tires. It’s formula relies on an a tackifying process to seal punctures rather than the evaporative effect provided by ammonia based systems. We are in the process of testing the new sealant so stay tuned […]

DANNY MACASKILL’S NEW “DROP AND ROLL” VIDEO

(Danny MacAskill has his trials skills mastered.) Back in the Summer of 2021, with news of their first Drop and Roll shows in two years on the horizon, Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw decided to dust off the tour bus, load up the trials bikes and head out for a couple of days. The two […]

FIRST LOOK: SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER ALLOY EVO

Specialized is taking all of the performance, adjustability and features of its carbon Stumpjumper EVO and offering it in a more affordable M5 aluminum package for 2022. Specialized didn’t hold back on any of the features that makes the carbon version great – this one is just as adjustable and capable. The build kits do […]

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS Take a lap around the 2021 Sea Otter Classic with mountain bike action to check out some of the latest and greatest 2021 new gear and bikes landing in North America. Kicking off the 3rd and 4th day of the 2021 Sea Otter Classic, our wrecking crew stopped for […]

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS Day two of the Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter kicked off with awesome weather and fellow riders full of stoke. Just like the first day, there was plenty to see! We saw a major boost in spectator attendance today but this also meant our wrecking crew was able to […]

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 […]

First-Ride Impressions: Digit Bikes Datum

  We get crowdsourced product pitches fairly often, but most seem too far-fetched or half-baked to recommend. Our answer is typically come back to us when you actually have something to sell. We do make exceptions for exceptional concepts, though, and Digit Bikes Datum is one of those rarities. When we took a close look […]

First Look: 2021 Transition Scout and Sentinel Alloy

(Transition Press Release) After a short hiatus, the Sentinel and Scout are available with an alloy frame option and new spec. The all-new alloy frame matches the clean look and frame design of the carbon versions, with the same geo and character that has built their reputation. These bikes are ready to take anything you […]

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 […]

First Look: Mosaic Cycles GT-X Adventure Bikes

As riders push the boundaries of gravel riding bikes are being made for them that defy category definition.  Many can be considered a hardtail mountain bike depending on the build. Mosaic’s new GTX series is one of those bikes that really blurs the lines between gravel and mountain bike. With room for a 2.25″ tire, […]

First Look: Canyon Lux Trail

Canyon expands is Lux cross country line for 2022 with the addition of the Lux Trail models. The new Trail version is based on the speedy version raced by Mathieu van der Poel and the bike that was part of our cross country race bike shootout last year. It is designed to bridge the gap […]

Product Launch and Review: WTB CZR I30 Wheels

WTB CZR WHEELS (press release) You may recall the set of WTB CZR i30’s that we had built up custom to Chris King hubs. (see review here) Now, WTB is offering their carbon CZR’s rims completely built-up.  The CZR gravel and mountain options utilize WTB’s unique Solid Strip, which is a durable nylon strip that […]

FIRST LOOK: Otso Voytek

It’s a bike that isn’t constrained to a season or weather many Otso Voytek owners have a fat wheelset for winter riding and a mountain bike wheelset to swap in for warmer months.

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 […]

First Look: Thor 2022 FALL BIKE COLLECTION

When motocross apparel brand, Thor signed downhill racer Aaron Gwin, it seemed likely that it would make a move into the mountain bike scene.  Today, Thor has made it official with the launching of it’s fall 2022 line. The moto inspired Assist collection features a short, short liner, long sleeve jersey, short sleeve jersey and […]

Cannondale Dave: A New, Do-It-All, 26-Inch, Aluminum Hardtail for $1150

    Below are the photos, specifications, and other info that Cannondale shared with us about Dave:   ˓Here are some more details about the bike, as described by Cannondale: All right. Dave is dialed. Modern jump details such as beefy aluminum construction, lively geo, low-slung frame, integrated chain tensioners, everything you want – all […]

Intense Introduces Their New “951 Series” of Mountain Bikes

Here’s the news release from Intense: Introducing the INTENSE 951 Series Expanding our Southern California Roots 6/11/2021 Temecula, CA – With the current global boom in cycling we see that now more than ever there is a need for high quality, more affordable mountain bikes, so we’d like to introduce you to our ‘951 Series’ […]

New Bike Day for Nino Schurter

Here’s the word from SCOTT on Nino’s latest bike: Bike – SCOTT Spark RC The ALL-NEW Spark RC is the perfect blend of top-notch carbon engineering, never before seen levels of integration and just the right amount of secret sauce. We wanted to make this platform faster than ever before both up and down the […]