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First Look New Bikes Shoes: Specialized 2FO DH

Specialized had some big upgrades with the latest 2FO Roost.  Today, the team has launched and added another member of the family with the all-new 2FO DH. This version, however,  is intended to be a World-Cup-ready downhill shoe. The 2FO DH has been developed through years of collaboration with their world-class Gravity team. With top […]

Throwback Thursday: The Bikes of 1991

We were digging through our files and we came upon an envelope with photos from Mountain Bike Action’s 1991 Buyer’s Guide. Inside was this classic shot of long-time staffers Sean McCoy and Zapata Espinoza ripping downhill on a Moots titanium tandem bike.   The Alpinestars Cro-Mega had a fairly exotic form to distinguish it from […]

Throwback Thursday: July 1988

The Specialized Stumpjumper Epic of 1988 had carbon fiber frame tubes and Biopace chainrings. They only made 400 of this model that year. It was priced at $2400. We’re not sure now who the test rider was on the Stumpjumper Epic, but he definitely had good balance. In our article introducing recent converts to the […]

Trail Testing – 2018 Specialized Epic Expert

We got our hands on the new Epic earlier this summer and have been racking up the miles, even with the summer heat and rattlesnakes. New for 2018 is a completely revamped Epic with a single pivot suspension, more progressive geometry, and the Brain 2.0. Specialized offers the Epic in aluminum, carbon, and of course […]

Ken Block’s Interplanetary S-Works Demo

We all know Ken Block from his amazing ability to rip through the streets of San Francisco in a rally car.  When he’s not driving however, he will probably be spotted riding his custom painted S-Works Demo.  Specialized has been know to produce some sweet custom paint schemes, this one only gives them more credit […]

YT Industries Bikes Now Available In The US!

Kapow – the race is on! YT Bikes are now available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. For this expanded distribution the Gravity Mountain Bike specialists teamed up with new partners. Cameron Zink, the gutsiest man in the mountain bike business will represent YT Industries with his brother Howie in the US and […]

Product Test: Specialized S-Works XC Shoes

Cross-country shoes for the trail rider The S-Works XC shoe is built to meet the demands of Specialized’s most elite cross-country racers. It’s the shoe of choice for American national champion Todd Wells, as well as Gold Medal Olympian Jaroslav Kulhavey. But, don’t let that scare you away. We were surprised how well this race-bred […]