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Trail bike

All-new second generation Santa Cruz Hightower

If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mixtape compilation, the Hightower is it.  Featuring the Santa Cruz lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of...” assembles some of Santa Cruz's…
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Review – Spot Mayhem 29

Ready to wreak havoc on your local trails

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…
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SEPT-Review – Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 SL

A German trail bike for the all-around fun-lover

Canyon is a consumer-direct brand from Germany that entered the U.S market in August of 2017. Canyon offers a full line of bikes designed to be raced at the most elite levels of cycling—from cross-country to downhill and even enduro. The…
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Yeti Introduces New SB130

Yeti Cycles rounds out their 2019 bike line with the addition of the SB130. The 29-inch trail bike aims to crush descents and pedal with ease in a “one-bike-that-rules” style. The SB130 features 130 mm of travel and progressive trail…
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Test – Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 70

Faster than lightning

Rocky Mountain was established in 1981 when the founders began modifying Nishiki road bikes with wide tires, straight handlebars and thumb shifters. Based on Vancouver’s North Shore, Rocky Mountain’s engineers were forced to build bikes…
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Review – Ibis Ripmo 29

Progressive, aggressive and fun

Ibis Cycles has a long history in the sport of mountain biking, with its first bikes being produced in Occidental, California. From custom-welded steel hardtails to its latest big-wheeled carbon fiber Ripmo, Ibis has evolved…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Trail Testing – Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29

The Fuel EX has quickly become Trek's go-to, all round trail bike.  From the classic 26-inch wheeled machines to the new re-designed 29er version, Trek has delivered time and time again.  We were recently invited by Trek out to Zeist,…
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