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29er

First Ride: All-New RIP 9 RDO

Niner, founded in 2005, established their brand around building bikes with big wheels long before it was even cool to do so. One could argue that Niner’s passion and commitment to the larger wheel…
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First Ride: Devinci Spartan 29

FIRST RIDE: DEVINCI SPARTAN 29 The Spartan became Devinci’s answer to the growing segment of Enduro racing back in 2015. Skip forward a few years and professional level Enduro racing is more popular than ever. The Spartan received major…
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Review – Spot Mayhem 29

Ready to wreak havoc on your local trails

Spot Brand is a family-owned bicycle company located in Golden, Colorado, that is passionate about high-level engineering. The family founded Avid in 1991 and grew the component company into one of the largest brake manufacturers in the…
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Review – Kona Honzo CR Hardtail

One fun hardtail

Kona has been known for making rowdy bikes that are not only extremely capable but just fun to ride. We have tested our fair share of Konas over the years and have continually been impressed, especially with their Process lineup. Two…
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Yeti Introduces New SB130

Yeti Cycles rounds out their 2019 bike line with the addition of the SB130. The 29-inch trail bike aims to crush descents and pedal with ease in a “one-bike-that-rules” style. The SB130 features 130 mm of travel and progressive trail…
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AARON GWIN HAS BEEN TESTING A 29-INCH DOWNHILL BIKE FOR YT

Teammate Neko Mulally is reportedly testing one this month, too

(Image: Aaron Gwin on his way to a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships with 27.5-inch wheels. Photo by Isac Paddock)      We recently learned on good authority that Aaron Gwin has been testing a 29-inch YT downhill bike for…
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First Ride: Fezzari La Sal Peak

Direct-to-consumer brand, Fezzari welcomes in a new long-travel 29er

Action photography by @markcleblanc The La Sal Peak is an all-new bike recently welcomed into Fezzari's lineup, named after a peak located near the top of the Whole Enchilada Trail in Moab. If you happen to follow Fezzari's…
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Cannondale Releases New Jekyll 29er

We teased Cannondale's new Jekyll 29 a couple weeks ago with shots of Marco Osborne's prototype bike that he had been racing most of the year. New 2019, Cannondale has officially released the Jekyll 29er. Last year Cannondale…
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Review – Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70

Rocky Mountain’s R&D facility is nestled at the foot of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, home to some of the most well-known trails in the world. The company started in 1978 when a few soon-to-be founders were working at a bike…
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First Ride: Spot Mayhem 29

Spot Mayhem 29 Spot Brand is a family-owned bicycle company located in Golden, Colorado, that is passionate about high-level engineering. The family founded Avid in 1991 and grew the component company into one of the largest brake…
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Review – Ellsworth Evolution Convert 29er

The Evolution builds off the chassis design of Ellsworth’s latest enduro bike, the Rogue, while bringing an aggressive twist to Ellsworth’s previous 29er, the Evolution. The all-new Evolution has evolved from a 120-millimeter-travel…
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Review – Cannondale Scalpel SE 2

We tested Cannondale’s Scalpel Si in April of last year. It immediately impressed us as a quick and lightweight cross-country weapon; however, it was specifically designed to be a race bike first and a trailbike second. Fastforward to…
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Pivot Releases Limited Edition 429 Trail

Pivot recently released a limited edition version of their 429 Trail featuring a custom paint scheme and build kit. The 429 Trail features 116-millimeters of rear travel with a 130mm fork on 29-inch wheels and full carbon fiber frame…
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Review – 2018 Ibis Ripley LS

Believe it or not, the Ripley went long and slack Not afraid: We would categorize this as a trailbike and not an enduro or gravity machine. That said, the capable suspension and geometry are not afraid to get a little rowdy when the…
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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…
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Fabian Giger’s Colnago C29

Take a brief look at Fabian Giger's new Colnago C29! This bike is fully equipped with Shimano XTR Di2, XTR carbon tubular wheels (29''), and PRO Tharsis XC components with Di2 integration.
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