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First Ride Pivot Firebird 29 – Mountain Bike Action Magazine

You may remember the Firebird from Pivot’s line up and while the Firebird 29’s name suggests that the new bike simply received larger wheels, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Firebird 29 is a brand new machine from the ground up. Featuring a full carbon frame, 162mm of dw-link suspension and a Super […]

What Are Wide Trail Tires?

The bicycle industry has reinvented the wheel multiple times over the past couple years, looking to find the perfect tire and rim size for everyday trail riders. Plus-sized tires (2.8- to 3.25-inch wide tires) quickly grew in popularity due to the benefits of high air volume and increased traction and stability. On the other hand, […]

Review – Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70

Rocky Mountain’s R&D facility is nestled at the foot of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, home to some of the most well-known trails in the world. The company started in 1978 when a few soon-to-be founders were working at a bike shop and began modifying steel road bikes with flat bars, wide tires and thumb shifters. […]

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 […]