Interbike: Best All-Mountain, Enduro And Downhill Bikes

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The Ellsworth Rogue Forty made its debut on the first day of Interbike. This new bike is similar to its longer travel brother, the Rouge Sixty, released early this year but, features a little less travel and a slightly less aggressive geometry. We have been spending quite of bit of time on this bike over the last few months so be prepare to see the full write up in an upcoming issue.
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The Firebird Carbon is Pivot’s newest addition to the fleet. This bike offers a super aggressive geometry and a whopping 170-millimeters of travel. The Firebird is made for riders looking to go fast downhill but, still have the option of climbing back up the mountain.
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Danny Hart’s jersey was on display at the Dainese booth. Hart had an amazing finish to his season winning the last four races of the year including the UCI Downhill World Championships.
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The Norco Aurum C7.1 is a downhill race/park bike built for the riders that like to go fast. This model features Fox suspension, SRAM 7-speed downhill drivetrain and 650B wheels.
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The Scott Gambler 710 is a wicked fast and agile downhill bike capable of high speed race runs or sending it off huge jumps. The Gambler has Fox suspension, Shimano ZEE 10-speed drivetrain and 27.5-inch tires.
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Azonic launched a new pair of carbon handlebars that are 800-millimeters wide and have a 20-millimeter raise.
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Shred Optics started its business making helmets and goggles for the snow industry but, they have made a push into the mountain bike industry over the past few years. The Brain Box helmets seen here retails for $200 and come in three different colors. A pair of Shred Soaza goggles are a perfect match and sell for $70.
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Ride 100% debut their new line of clothing ranging from downhill gear to trail kits.
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Patrol Bike’s has been in the U.S for the past two years and has a complete line up of mountain bikes. The 871 is their downhill ready machine featuring Fox suspension, an aluminum frame and 27.5-inch wheels.
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BMC’s SpeedFox Trailcrew is a stand out bike in their line up due to its aggressive geometry and plush suspension. We have one in our quiver now and will have a full review in an upcoming issue.
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TRP brakes proudly displayed Aaron Gwin’s bike from the Mount-Saint-Anne World Cup race. The brakes on Gwin’s bike are a prototype version not yet available to the public.
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The Magura crew had a Shaun Palmer edition, Intense M16 on display featuring a pair of high powered Magura brakes.
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