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First Ride – Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 SL

The Canyon Spectral was designed for trail riders looking for a playful and poppy bike that dances around the trails. While the bike is surely fast enough to handle your local enduro race, its nimble handling will likely have you looking to improve your style rather than your stage times. The Spectral’s playful nature comes […]

First Ride: Spot Mayhem 29

Spot Mayhem 29 Spot Brand is a family-owned bicycle company located in Golden, Colorado, that is passionate about high-level engineering. The family founded Avid in 1991 and grew the component company into one of the largest brake manufacturers in the world. After selling Avid, the Lumpkin family founded Spot Brand. What sets Spot apart from other bicycle manufacturers […]

Review – RACE FACE CINCH Power Meter

Power meters have become a necessity in road racing and cycling for serious riders who want to get the most out of their training. There has been some demand for power meters in the mountain bike market, but companies have struggled to hit the mark when it comes to compatibility and a realistic price point. […]

Review – Ellsworth Evolution Convert 29er

The Evolution builds off the chassis design of Ellsworth’s latest enduro bike, the Rogue, while bringing an aggressive twist to Ellsworth’s previous 29er, the Evolution. The all-new Evolution has evolved from a 120-millimeter-travel cross-country rig into an aggressive 29er trailbike ready to take on singletrack. The Evolution now sports longer travel, a more aggressive geometry. […]

Jamis Bikes Debuts New 3VO Suspension Platform

Jamis Bikes will unveil their latest suspension bikes at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, April 19-22, 2018. The new bikes were developed by Jamis’ in house design team over the past two years utilizing the licensed 3VO suspension platform. 3VO was engineered and patented by industry veteran Chris Currie of Speedgoat Designs. The 3VO […]

Yeti Cycles Releases New SB100 and SB100 Beti

Yeti Cycles releases the newest addition to their mountain bike line with the unveiling of the SB100 and SB100 Beti. A trail bike with an affinity for XC, the SB100 utilizes an all-new Switch Infinity mechanism redesigned, repositioned and optimized specifically for this shorter-travel twenty-nine-inch wheel bike.   Yeti’s proprietary Switch Infinity suspension platform is […]

Review – Mondraker Dune RR

A few years ago a Spanish company called Mondraker designed its dual-suspension bikes with a peculiar geometry. They had a very long front end coupled with an extremely short stem, a low bottom bracket and short chainstays. The bikes were slack enough to get detention for slacking off. When Mondraker launched their bikes at Eurobike […]

Review – 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 1

The Giant Reign has long been known for being a plush, long-travel machine built for conquering climbs and obliterating descents. The Reign quickly became the bike of choice for the most hard-core trail riders, later shifting its attention towards enduro racers as the format began to grow. The goal for the all-new 2018 Reign remains […]

Pivot Releases Limited Edition 429 Trail

Pivot recently released a limited edition version of their 429 Trail featuring a custom paint scheme and build kit. The 429 Trail features 116-millimeters of rear travel with a 130mm fork on 29-inch wheels and full carbon fiber frame and rear triangle. Similar to the anniversary edition of their Mach 5.5, Pivot produced a limited quantity […]

Knolly Rolls Out New Fugitive 29er

  KNOLLY’S ROLLING OUT THEIR NEW 29’ER FUGITIVE Vancouver BC, Canada (February 2018) – Knolly Bikes is freaking fired up to announce the release of the Fugitive, their first 29er, which delivers incredible traction, downhill stability and a smooth ride on any terrain. Their newest model was developed to meet the growing demands for a […]

YT Brings Back the Capra in 27.5 and 29

The CAPRA returns in both 27.5” and 29” With this bike launch YT absolutely lives up to the anticipation – the CAPRA is now available in both 27.5” and 29”. Both CAPRAs are dialed into a perfect combination of aggressiveness, speed, agility, and handling. The modern geometry with short chain stays, a slack headtube angle […]

SRAM Eagle – German Engineered

The sport of mountain biking has its epicenters of excellence — places where the word ‘progression’ really means something. The product engineering of mountain biking also has its hotspots. And few have a more interesting history and legacy than Schweinfurt, Germany.