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Eminent’s first bike design has been reincarnated as an Enduro trail killer, with a high pivot AFS suspension design and all-new updated geometry. This full-carbon frame rolls on 29” wheels and will be available in a variety of build configurations.

WTB Announces New Ranger 2.4

The all-weather tread pattern of the WTB Ranger tire is now available in a 2.4-inch width designed for trail riding. The Ranger tread pattern has earned its following as a fast-rolling design that sticks to the trail through a wide range of conditions. The Ranger was originally introduced as a plus-size 2.8/3.0 tire, followed by […]

Race Face Introduces the Next R36 Carbon Wheelset

Race Face is excited to grow our Next carbon wheelset lineup with the addition of the Next R36, providing better grip on the terrain you rip with a 36mm internal rim width, which optimizes the tread patterns on 2.4 – 2.8  tire options. Like our Next R31, the Next R36 incorporates a durable carbon layup built for […]

Bike Review – Trek Full Stache 8

  Plus-sized bikes have rapidly grown in popularity; however, the focus has mostly been on 27.5-inch wheel sizes—that is, until now. Trek recently introduced an all-new 130mm-travel plus-sized bike to its lineup, and this one is proud to be an outlier. The Full Stache stands tall on monstrous 29×3-inch tires and offers many of Trek’s […]

Fezzari Introduces New 120mm Signal Peak Carbon

Fast has never been this fun. Cross-country racing and trail riding have evolved.  We are riding faster and more technical terrain with drops and rock gardens that were only seen in downhill courses a few years ago.  The climbs are getting longer, steeper and more technical. Just as the sport has evolved, so too have […]

GoodYear Launches New Line of Bicycle Tires

If there’s one company that knows a thing or two about tires, it’s Goodyear. The company is passionate about tires and strives to innovate and develop class-leading products for a variety of applications. In fact, Goodyear not only helps millions of motorists travel to and from their destinations, they also design tires for heavy-duty trucks, […]

Trail Testing: 29+ Trek Stache 9

With the new Stache being one of the most talked about bikes at Sea Otter 2015 (there must be something to unveiling it to the public in a snowglobe), we made sure we were on the list to receive one right away. We’ve only just begun putting miles in on this unique bike from Trek, […]

Trail Testing: Salsa Horsethief 2

There’s nothing like getting a test bike that feels like it can handle anything a rider can throw at it. The Salsa Horsethief 2 feels like one of those bikes. Our first ride included steep loose descents with tight switchbacks and gnarly rocky segments that pushed the suspension through its whole travel. After a couple […]

Video: Trek Remedy 29 in Arizona

Remedy 29 is the mountain biker’s mountain bike. It will take you to the end of the Earth and bring you back smiling, so it’s no wonder Dirt Magazine named it Bike of the Year. Singletrack, big mountains, huge air-time—the capable and versatile Remedy 29 can handle whatever you throw at it. If you’re ready […]

Testing, Testing: The Ibis Ripley

Believe It Or Not, The Ripley Is Finally Here Ibis was founded by NorCal rider Scot Nichol way back in 1981 when mountain biking was in its infancy. The first bikes were rolled out of his garage shop in Mendocino, California. These versions were not like the technology-driven super bikes of today, but they were […]

Hardtail Testing: The Fuji SLM 29 1.1

Using the symbol of Mount Fuji to exemplify its dedication to creating strong and dominating products, Fuji has been producing bicycles since 1899. Seeing the turn of two centuries, they’ve had quite some time to develop and refine quality bicycles that are often offered at a more affordable price than many of their competitors. Producing […]

Mutant Approved: The Fatback 29+

Splitting the tire difference The growth rate of fat bike sales is staggering. It is estimated that out of the 20,000 fat bikes on the trails today, about 80 percent were purchased in the last 18 months. While this segment of mountain biking is still in its infancy, there are already mutations of the original […]

BMC’S 2013 Teamelite TE01 29 Hardtail

MBA had the opportunity to take the new TE01 29 out for a spin and sample some of Sea Otter’s best trails. The Teamelite will weigh around 22lbs. equipped with SRAM’s XO group and will be available in three sizes: S,M,L. The bike will be available in early June 2012 and will run around $5500. […]

Bike Test: Trek Superfly 100 Elite

A Stealth Fighter on Singletrack: The Trek Superfly 100 Elite Still confusing to some riders, the “Fisher” brand was absorbed into its parent company, Trek, late in 2010. Bikes that used to be Fishers (like the Superfly 100 tested here) are now Treks with a “Gary Fisher Collection” notation on the frame. You can get […]