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650b

Canyon Introduces New Torque

UNRULY. UNBOUND. UNREAL. An innovative bike has to break the rules. It can’t be bound by convention or exist in your day-to-day “real world.” It should ll your dreams with mountains and make you rethink how and where you ride. Unruly. Unbound. Unreal. Sending huge gaps, bombing double-black trails and even pedalling up to drop […]

Ibis Launches Two New Ripley Bikes

This was certainly one of the finest bikes we rode last year. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new version. Here’s what they had to say about the two (yes two) new versions of an Ibis classic. Believe it or not… it’s coming. THE NEW RIPLEY For many of us working at […]

Trail Testing: Norco Sight Carbon 7.2

We are always looking for good trail bikes and the Norco Sight C 7.2 is quickly meeting all the requirements we at Mountain Bike Action look for in a fast, fun bike.  So far we have enjoyed a few rides on the Sight and aren’t upset that we get to keep riding it. The carbon […]

Do You Want To Letter In One Of The Coolest Sports Ever?

Mountain Biking Is An Official High School Sport! The Duluth Public School System (ISD 709) in Minnesota is now an officially recognized school sport with the Duluth Public Schools . Riders are now eligible to earn an Activity Letter for their participation and a really cool patch for their Letterman’s jacket. Go GREYHOUNDS and HUNTERS […]

Canadian Custom: The Xprezo WUUU 650

Canada’s Xprezo bike company is hard to pin down. While they hand make their bikes in Canada and qualify to display at the North American Handmade Bike Show, they are a far cry from a frame builder working out of his parents’ garage. They offer 14 models of mountain, fat and road bikes that look […]

Bike Test: The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b

We have never witnessed a more low-key new model introduction from Specialized than the one for their first 27.5-inch wheeled offering, the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b. We figure the reason is that the crew at Specialized is still totally enamored with their 29er offerings–and with good reason. Like we said in our S-Works […]

Bike Test: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0

When Giant looked at the math and real-world trail analysis, they determined that the benefits of 27.5-inch wheels were profound enough to justify dedicating the majority of their 2014 model lineup to the wheel size. At the forefront of this 27.5-inch charge into the future is the new Trance Advanced 27.5. WHO IS IT MADE […]

Ask Mountain Bike Action: Wheel Size Questions

Hit the following link to ask Mountain Bike Action a question: mbaction@hi-torque.com SPACE TO MOVE Looking to buy a 6-inch travel bike. You guys recommend 26-inch wheels for this travel amount. Is this because longer-travel bikes negate the advantages 29-inch wheels? -James, who is looking for plush Mountain Bike Action: The 29er wheels need to […]