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FIRST RIDE CANYON SPECTRAL 125

CANYON SPECTRAL 125 Welcome the all-new Spectral 125 to the Canyon family. Canyon has intended for this to be its Swiss army bike and a quiver killer. We saw Spectral’s all-new platform launch last year with multiple options from carbon to alloy with various component specs available for riders to receive a value-driven trail weapon. […]

HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

Be sure to listen to the part at the beginning where Lenosky gives his tips on setting up your handlebars and controls to work best for your riding. “Mountain bike set up can be confusing! I’ve been riding my MTB for over 30 years, I’ve tried a bunch of things that have worked and a […]

BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don’t give a bike’s bearings much thought until something goes wrong with them, so it makes sense to get the best bearings you can whenever […]

PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.)   Here’s what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  “At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty where I live – the thing absolutely rips! Pumped to spend the early months of […]

GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

By: Nick Claire Over a span of three decades, the GT Zaskar has seen a progression in its design and application. Early on in its development, this bike became “the ultimate all-around bike,” as Hans Rey described it. It’s the only bike to have won a World Cup in the trials, XC, downhill and slalom […]

FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: 2022 GIANT TRANCE X

Giant is adding an all new Trance X to its line in 2022 with a dedicated 27.5″ wheel design that’s made for fun. We will admit that seeing this bike for the first time felt a little like being transported back to around 2013 (give or take a year) when Giant went all in on […]

FIRST LOOK: SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER ALLOY EVO

Specialized is taking all of the performance, adjustability and features of its carbon Stumpjumper EVO and offering it in a more affordable M5 aluminum package for 2022. Specialized didn’t hold back on any of the features that makes the carbon version great – this one is just as adjustable and capable. The build kits do […]

RockShox Announces Release of Flight Attendant Suspension System

Here’s what they say about it:   “ELEVATE YOUR RIDE Our relentless pursuit of simplicity is driven by one goal: to unlock your full riding potential. Introducing Flight Attendant, the only automatic suspension system that listens to the rider and responds in real-time. “FURTHER FASTER Your burly enduro bike becomes fit for longer climbs. Your […]

MBA HARDTAIL ROUNDUP

This past year a plethora of new riders have developed a desire to escape and experience riding a mountain bike. Due to this high demand, bikes have been disappearing off showroom floors in record numbers, creating a shortage of new bikes. Fortunately, technology has reached a point where even the most affordable mountain bikes can […]

Custom 2015 Giant Talon

With such a high demand for parts to be manufactured in the current climate of the bike industry, fellow riders (and even the local shop) are hard-pressed to find what is needed. Whether it be new or old, we are going to continue to see shortages across the board. While this is the current status, […]

First Look: 2021 Transition Scout and Sentinel Alloy

(Transition Press Release) After a short hiatus, the Sentinel and Scout are available with an alloy frame option and new spec. The all-new alloy frame matches the clean look and frame design of the carbon versions, with the same geo and character that has built their reputation. These bikes are ready to take anything you […]

DEVINCI KOBAIN

A number of brands are launching hardtail frames with trail bike geometry numbers and fork travel. So, what’s the advantage? Yes, a hardtail, not a full-suspension bike, can be a trail bike, folks. A hardtail can offer much more than just a fun time on the trail, and the Kobain is Devinci’s answer for the growing […]

VIDEO: After Hours

(press release) Leah Lind-White gives in to temptation while she waits for the bus to go home after work. Steel, sleek, and extra slack, the Honzo ESD is irresistible. Leah hops on board for a night of pure adventure with the ESD. As the sun rises and the work day approaches, Leah accidentally drops her shoe in a mad […]

Destination: The Oaxaca Experience

What comes to mind when you think of Mexico? Is it a luxurious, mountainous adventure with loamy dirt, world-class food, beautiful views, historical architecture, and an inviting cultural experience? We will be honest and say that is not at all what first comes to mind.

FIRST LOOK: Otso Voytek

It’s a bike that isn’t constrained to a season or weather many Otso Voytek owners have a fat wheelset for winter riding and a mountain bike wheelset to swap in for warmer months.