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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 […]

Video: Inspiration behind the Reign 27.5

Innovative bike designs aren’t produced out of thin air. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what made the new Reign 27.5 come to life. The anticipation of a new trail. The adrenaline that goes with dropping a new line. These are the moments that inspired the creation of the all-new Reign 27.5 range. With a lightweight, […]

Giant’s 2015 Launch: Giant Reigns Glory Upon Us

Giant flew us up to the picturesque region surrounding Pemberton, British Columbia to get some saddle time on their new enduro and downhill lineups for 2015. With British Columbia holding some of the most aggressive and remote riding in North America, it wouldn’t make sense for them to make it happen anywhere else. For 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 […]

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 […]

Atherton Domination at Day 3 of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes

Gee Atherton during his finals run. Photo: Stef Cand‚ | stefcande.blogspot.com   After qualifying first on Tuesday, Great Britain’s Gee Atherton came through in the finals to take the win in the inaugural Giant Air DH supported by Fox with a time of 4:26.87. New Zealand’s Sam Blenkinsop was through the gate second fastest and […]

Trigger Happy: The Cannondale Trigger, A New Over-Mountain Bike

Cannondale released information on an all-new model this weekend dubbed the Trigger that broadens the company’s Over-Mountain category. Over-Mountain is Cannondale’s logical evolution of the all-mountain category for riders who are looking to make the most out of one bike. The key word is versatility and Cannondale goes after that by giving some models of […]

Product Test: Rotor Q Rings

Tech features:  While a few of the MBA wrecking crew were around for Biopace chainrings, Shimano’s asym- metrical chainrings from the late ’80s and early ’90s, the younger crewers never had to live through that experiment. Rotor’s Q-Rings, though similar at first glance, are a completely different beast. The concept behind these egg-shaped rings is […]

Bike Test: Cannondale Jekyll 4 Aluminum

The year 2012 marks the second year for the redesigned Cannondale Jekyll trailbike. This bike uses what Cannondale calls Enhanced Center Stiffness Torsion Control, or ECS-TC for short. We asked to test the lowest- priced version so that this everyman trailbike would be close to affordable for every man. WHO IS IT MADE FOR? The […]

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 Scott crew in 2012! Scott Bicycles: Welcome to the Team Geoff Kabush from Route 2 […]