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Spotted – Cannondale’s Prototype Jekyll 29er

There were plenty of sweet bikes and products on display at Eurobike this year. Walking through the WTB booth we spotted Marco Osborne’s Jekyll with 29-inch wheels. The current Jekyll 27.5 that was released last year has 165mm of rear travel a 170 fork and this 29er version looks to be about the same. Rumors […]

Carbon vs. Aluminum

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

Review – Santa Cruz Hightower LT

Long-travel 29ers have been making a major comeback in the last year, with modern advancements in geometry and suspension making these machines better than ever. The Hightower was originally introduced in 2016 as a 135mm-travel trail bike, and while it was capable and fast-rolling, there were some riders looking for more. After some testing and […]

Felt Announces New 2019 Compulsion

Felt Bicycles announced today the release of an all-new version of its popular line of enduro bikes, the Compulsion. Four years in development, the new Compulsion is versatile enough for everyday trail riding, but was specifically created for the most technical descents of the world’s roughest enduro racecourses. With 165mm of rear suspension travel paired […]

Review – Scott Genius 920

The Genius was launched back in 2004 when Scott saw the need to add a well-rounded trailbike to its lineup. Over the last 14 years the Genius has undergone many changes, but its ultimate goal of being a highly versatile trailbike remains the same. For 2018 the Genius received a complete makeover following updates Scott […]

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 […]

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 […]