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Park Bike Testing: The Airborne Toxin

5-Star Resort Riding At Motel 6 Pricing Designed and developed out of Dayton, Ohio, Airborne’s mountain bikes have come a long way from their cross-country roots. With the Taka being the best-priced downhill bike we’ve ever seen, you can…
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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…
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Factory-direct Testing: The Fezzari Timp Peak

Utah's Special Delivery Performance Goes 27.5 Fezzari sells its bikes directly to the rider, cuts out the bike shop middleman, and passes on the savings to you. That sounds like the type of marketing pitch you’d hear from a used car …
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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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Import Testing: The BH Lynx 4.8 XTR

Spain’s BH bikes is best known to American riders for its road bikes. That’s because it first used Pivot Bikes, who has its own line of popular mountain bikes, to represent its skinny-tired models in America. That has changed with the…
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Titanium Test: The Vassago Optimus Ti

There is no question that carbon fiber has replaced titanium as the Holy Grail of mountain bike frame materials, at least in rider perception. This is definitely a case, however, where “perception” is not supported by fact. Let’s start off…
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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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Bike Test: Pivot Mach 4

Has it really been six years since we've tested a Pivot Mach 4? Hey, it's not our fault. Pivot springs so many innovative bikes on us?including the do-it-all Mach 5.7 trailbike, the long-travel Firebird, and the featherweight,…
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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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