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FIRST RIDE CANYON SPECTRAL 125

CANYON SPECTRAL 125 Welcome the all-new Spectral 125 to the Canyon family. Canyon has intended for this to be its Swiss army bike and a quiver killer. We saw Spectral’s all-new platform launch last year with multiple options from carbon to alloy with various component specs available for riders to receive a value-driven trail weapon. […]

FIRST IMPRESSION: PNW ROVER HIP PACK

First Ride Impression & Features Today, PNW Components launched their new Rover Hip Pack further extending this brand’s recent expansion into apparel and soft good options for cyclists. The new pack is pretty straightforward with quality materials,  lots of pockets, and all this coming in at a great value. The new Rover Hip Pack pack […]

FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: 2022 GIANT TRANCE X

Giant is adding an all new Trance X to its line in 2022 with a dedicated 27.5″ wheel design that’s made for fun. We will admit that seeing this bike for the first time felt a little like being transported back to around 2013 (give or take a year) when Giant went all in on […]

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 […]

First Look: Spinergy MTX Wheels

Spinergy has introduced a new MTX mountain bike line including the MTXe  – an E-bike specific wheelset. The MTXe was designed from the ground up for the demands placed on wheels by the new generation of power assist bicycles and uses its patented PBO Moto spokes. These larger diameter spokes were developed in a motorcycle […]

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 […]

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 […]