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First Ride: Shimano’s All-New 12-Speed XTR

First Ride: Shimano’s All-New XTR Group-set  Shimano announced their all-new XTR M9100-series group in late May, but, it wasn’t until a month after the release that Shimano invited the media to Crested Butte, Colorado, arguably the birthplace of mountain biking along with Marin County, to see and ride their new race inspired components. While a […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canyon Introduces New Torque

UNRULY. UNBOUND. UNREAL. An innovative bike has to break the rules. It can’t be bound by convention or exist in your day-to-day “real world.” It should ll your dreams with mountains and make you rethink how and where you ride. Unruly. Unbound. Unreal. Sending huge gaps, bombing double-black trails and even pedalling up to drop […]

Review – 2018 Ibis Ripley LS

Believe it or not, the Ripley went long and slack Not afraid: We would categorize this as a trailbike and not an enduro or gravity machine. That said, the capable suspension and geometry are not afraid to get a little rowdy when the trail gets rough. The original Ripley went into production four years ago […]

Review – Cannondale Trigger 2

Built for big ups and big downs The Trigger was introduced nearly five years ago as one of Cannondale’s OverMountain-series bikes. It was built around the idea that you could have two bikes in one and switch between the two with the flip of a switch. That original bike used a pull-style shock and had […]

First Ride – Kona Process 153 CR DL 27.5

After much anticipation, Kona has finally released their all new carbon fiber Process. The dudes over at Kona recently sent out the G2 Process 153 CR DL 27.5 for long term testing, and we have been eager to put some miles on this new trail ripper. Compared to the previous generation Process, the G2 has […]

Tested – RockShox SID World Cup Fork

New Damper, New Chassis, New Ride Cross-country racing has become increasingly technical over the last few years, with riders demanding a higher level of performance from their bikes and suspension. The SID was originally introduced as a lightweight fork for dedicated cross-country racers but evolved over time to appeal to trail riders. Now, RockShox has […]