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Niner Announces New JET 9 and ROS 9

New Jet 9 Features: - New, Lighter, Airformed Alloy Full Suspension Frame - 3.9-inches of CVA Suspension - Compatible with 3.9 - 4.7-inch forks - Custom Tuned RockShox Monarch RT3 HV for CVA - Enduro Sealed Cartridge Pivot Bearings -…
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Santa Cruz’s New Solo 27.5-Inch Trailbike

From Santa Cruz: Solo pushes further into the realms of 27.5" possibilities. Developed using what we learned from Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction.  The low bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and…
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Bike Test: Moots Divide MX 29er

Moots handcrafts each one of their frames in their small factory nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Steamboat Springs. Their suspension designs date back to 1987, when the first YBB (Why Be Beat) soft tail rolled off the production…
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Lapierre’s 2014 27.5-inch Spicy Enduro Bike

The first round of the Enduro World Series at Punta Ala offers a teaser of what to expect from Lapierre in 2014. Nico Vouilloz will be using his new steed for the first time, the Spicy Team. Vouilloz's new rig is spec'd with the new…
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Bike Test: Trek Stache 8

At a time when bike companies and riders are endlessly looking for ways to improve full-suspension trailbikes, Trek is taking a different approach with the Stache. While it is not the first aggressive hardtail trailbike, when a…
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Product Test: Bell Segment Helmet

Bell Helmets took a long look at the half-shell helmet favored by dirt jumpers, dual-slalom racers and pump track push-uppers and found the offerings were lacking one important feature?comfort. The $60 Bell Segment is their answer.…
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Product Test: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29er Tire

Some riders will go to great lengths to shed a few ounces here and there on their bikes but neglect to take a second look at their tire selection. Wheels and tires make up about 30 percent of your bike's weight, and that weight is…
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Product Test: Giro Gauge Shoe

Giro has eight mountain bike shoe options, ranging from $80 entry-level models to $290 cross-country racing shoes. The $225 Gauge is Giro's second-tier offering aimed at cross-country and trail riders alike. Tech features: Giro…
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Bike Test: Norco Sight Killer B-1

As 27.5-inch wheels are taking the mountain bike world by storm, there are still questions as to where the standard will fit into the big picture. Over the last few years, we have ridden 27.5-inch-wheeled bikes designed for all types…
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Trail Testing: Specialized Enduro Comp 29er

This month we are logging miles on the trail on the brand-new Specialized Enduro Comp 29. This bike is a first of it's kind, blending 29-inch wheels with 6.1-inches of travel.  From Specialized: "They said it couldn't be done?a…
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Sigma Releases ROX 10.0 GPS Cycling Computer

Sigma has a long history building training tools for demanding athletes. We had a chance to check out their newest wares at the Sea Otter Classic last week, and we can't wait to get them on our test bikes. Check our their newest computer…
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Product Test: Ergon GS2 Carbon Grip/Bar End

The popularity of bar ends diminished as riser bars became all the rage among trail riders. We slipped on a pair of 10-year-old bar ends recently, and it turns out that we miss them. We posted our thoughts on Facebook and found that a…
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Oakley Releases New Airbrake Goggles

Two-wheeled dirt sports have just reached a landmark moment, and it took 35 years to get there. That's how much evolution went into a new innovation that completely reinvents protection: Oakley Airbrake? MX goggles. A two-time and reigning…
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