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29er

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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Video: The Trails of Richmond, Virginia

The Richmond Regional Ride Center is about expanding access to awesome single track trails from your home without ever getting into your car. The local rider's goal is to have high quality single track riding that is less than a 5 mile bike…
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Transition Launches New GiddyUp Bike Line

Transition is coming to the plate with a huge offering of new models and a completely redesigned suspension platform that they claim provides better all around performance, and still remains true to the classic Transition feel we've come to…
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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…
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Big Wheel Testing: The Niner WFO 9

Niner describes its WFO 9 as "an outlier in the Niner lineup and a bike whose time has truly come." The long-travel 29er is not a new concept, but Niner sought to do it right with the WFO 9. It is a burly bike that can truly handle the…
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Mavic Introduces All-New Crossmax Wheel

Mavic is pleased to introduce our lightest ever mountain bike wheel system, the Crossmax SL. Made for cross-country riders, racers, and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for…
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Bike Test: Windsor C29 Pro

We traced the Windsor brand name back to a Mexican bike company that had a tie-in with Eddy Merckx in the '70s, but don't quote us on that. The history is spotty and doesn't have any bearing on what Windsor is today—a new line of bikes…
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Bike Test: Trek X-Caliber 29er

A Simple Solution   Why would you ever feel sorry for a rider on a long-travel, multi-thousand dollar bike? Unfortunately, we feel sorry for these guys all the time. We often come across riders who have clearly purchased a bike with…
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Geoff Kabush Joins Scott Bikes for 2012

Geoff Kabush, one of our all-time favorite Canuck athletes, will be racing for Scott Bikes for the upcoming season. His race season will include the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, World Cup races, and beyond. Great luck to Geoff and the…
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Kona’s House Of The Big Wheel (Video)

House of the Big Wheel Part 2: Hei Hei and King Kahuna from Kona Bikes on Vimeo. Kona's House of the Big Wheel is built around the four big bike stories of our 2012 29-inch wheel mountain bike program.This video, filmed on the IMBA epic…
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Bike Test: The Scott Genius LT

Long-travel trailbikes have become a popular weapon of choice for riders looking to blur the lines between cross-country, all-mountain and downhill. Scott's most recent venture into this segment is the 2011 Genius LT, sporting 7.3 inches…
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How to Make Your Rogue Trail Legitimate

A group of younger riders who show up for the Wednesday night MBA pump-track session seemed a little down. It turned out that a trail they had been working on was "discovered" and bulldozed by authorities. "We would have liked to do our…
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