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First Look: Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon EVO Pro

Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon EVO Pro 27.5″ vs 29″ Specialized launched the Stumpjumper EVO in 2018 at Crankworx, Whistler. The bike built off the newly designed Stumpjumper frame, but with an ultra aggressive twist. We’re talking about a bike that is about as long, slack and low as one can get. Today, Specialized is proud to […]

Giant Glory: Now Available in Carbon!

With last year’s release of the all-new aluminum Giant Glory running 27.5-inch wheels, we knew it would only be a matter of time before their World Cup downhill bike received the carbonated treatment. We look forward to getting our hands on one in the next few weeks and will be posting up our initial impressions […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Atomik launches new carbon wheels and component

Wowzers! Rowan Sorrell really hits the roughness with speed. Atomik has unveiled a line of all-mountain/enduro and trail specific carbon rims and handlebars in a variety of sizes. Rims will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch versions as Atomik Carbon’s proprietary Mod-Hook design, engineered for all-mountain riders and enduro racers, and as a hookless design […]

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 […]

Trek unveils all-new carbon Slash

World’s best Enduro racing squad happy to share new Slash with the masses   (Waterloo, WI) – Trek’s latest edition of the descent-hungry, 160mm enduro specialist Slash has been revamped with fresh upgrades, including an all-new OCLV Mountain Carbon frame option and RockShox’s new Monarch Plus DebonAir shock. After a breakout season that saw the […]

Santa Cruz’s Component Line

Santa Cruz is known for building a very refined bike, that is strong and lightweight, and is most of all, fun to ride.  Now the northern California company is stepping into the component game, with new high performance handlebars and grips. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ courtesy of http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en/us/components   The all new Santa Cruz carbon handlebars are designed and […]

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 from the same guys who are behind Motobecane. Like […]

Product Test: KS LEV Seatpost

Riders who have adopted dropper seatposts, which can be lowered 3 to 6 inches and then returned to full extension with the push of a button or pull of a lever, develop a love-hate relationship with the devices over time. Riders love the advantages of lowering their center of gravity for downhills, but they hate […]

Bike Test: Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29er

It’s no secret that here at MBA we have touted the 29er’s benefits in many cross-country and trail situations. But with the recent push for longer-travel options, we were curious about how much travel is necessary for the big-wheel platform. Specialized’s Epic and Stumpjumper big-wheel, full-suspension options have been big hits with us. Could the […]

Product Test: Race Face Next Carbon 2×10 Cranks

    Canada’s Race Face went through a rough period, but that had nothing to do with the quality or functionality of the company’s products. In fact, the strength of their products is what got Race Face through the turmoil brought on by some bad business decisions. With those problems behind them, Race Face is […]

Bike Test: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo

  Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo Blurring The Lines Of Conventional Wisdom The Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo (whew, that’s a long name) aims at being a more aggressive version of the do-it-all Stumpjumper. The Stumpy Evo sits between the standard Stumpjumper FSR model and their at- home-at-a-bike-park Enduro in terms of suspension travel, […]