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Trail Testing – Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

The Pivot Mach 6 has been a staple in the enduro/trail community for years and a bike that we have had plenty of experience testing.  This year the Mach 6 got a complete overhaul that included new linkage, geometry, spacing, and integration that could move it to the top of the list of modern bikes. We […]

Trail Testing – Norco Revolver 9.2 FS

Our quiver of test bikes is constantly evolving, and while we have several we are pretty excited about at the moment, the Norco Revolver 9.2 FS is definitely near the top of the list.  The B.C. born and raised brand has been producing some of the most capable bikes out there, and this pure bred […]

Get the Rocky Mountain Sherpa for a Buck

TASCO MTB Apparel has teamed up with Rocky Mountain Bikes to launch an amazing charity effort, and 100% of all proceeds will go to the World Bicycle Relief!  According to Nate Miller, TASCO MTB founder “We are extremely excited to be able to raise money to help the World Bicycle Relief mobilize people in need, […]

Atherton Family Joins Trek Racing

Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take on the full UCI World Cup series as well as select regional Red Bull events. Joining Trek Factory Racing Downhill for its inaugural season will be Rachel Atherton (UK), […]

Deity Launches New TMAC Pedals

The crew at Deity are proud to announce the official launch of the Tyler McCaul signature TMAC pedal. The largest Deity pedal to date that features one of the deepest concave profiles industry wide, the Deity TMAC pedal has been a labor of love for the rider owned company who have spent nearly 3 years perfecting what […]

Trail Testing in Italy – The Felt Decree

We get to ride in some pretty epic spots on some pretty incredible machines, but this week was spent riding the fabled trails of Lake Garda, Italy on a new steed that is sure to offer trail riders all the bike that they can handle. The Felt Decree is a full suspension trail bike built […]

The All New Felt Decree – A Worthy Trail Bike

Lake Garda, Italy (October 15th, 2015) – Felt Bicycles today announced the launch of its new trail mountain bike, the Decree, which features FAST suspension technology, custom shock tuning and an innovative frame design. The new full suspension bike adds to Felt’s growing family of performance mountain bikes. Designed for the rider looking for an enormous […]

Trail Testing: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 6FATTIE

Plus Size bikes have been the hot ticket since we saw their launch into the mountain bike market at Sea Otter, and we have been eager to get our gloves on them, and in this case the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 6FATTIE.  Yes the title has quite a footprint, but then again so do […]

Niner’s New Race Machine – RKT 9 RDO

The RKT 9 RDO is intended to do one thing very well – fly. All stops were pulled to create the most efficient full suspension race-worthy short travel sled. The frame is constructed using Niner’s RDO Carbon Compaction technology, which utilizes highly resilient fibers to provide front and rear triangles that are incredibly lightweight and […]

Trail Testing: Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL

After a spyshot we were able to nab at the 2015 Sea Otter Classic, there was all kinds of chatter as to just what Rebecca Henderson and Emily Batty were riding.  After some waiting we got an invite to fly out to Holland to see the launch of 3 new mountain bikes from Trek, including […]

Getting Rowdy at the Kamikaze Games

Along with the legendary Kamikaze downhill race here at Mammoth Mountain, there are several other races happening for amateurs and pros alike.  We walked most of the mountain and saw some riders getting fast and rowdy on the enduro and downhill course, not to mention a few nasty spills.

Stolen Interbike Bikes!

Check out the note from the guys over at Blackburn about some bikes that were stolen this last Saturday morning from their rental van.  Photos are posted below.  If you happen to see these contact your local authorities. From Blackburn: While attending Interbike, our rental van was broken into at the Mandalay Bay parking garage […]

Interbike 2015: GT Launches Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Zaskar

GT Bicycles, a brand rich in cycling history, has presented the legendary Hans Rey with frame #1 of 100 limited-edition 25th Anniversary Zaskar Carbon frames, during his autograph session at Interbike. The frame, one of only 100 special-edition frames produced, is in celebration of the Zaskar’s 25th Anniversary. The limited-edition 25th Anniversary Zaskar features: Commemorative […]

Interbike 2015: K-Edge Debuts New Mounts and Chain Catcher

K-EDGE, industry leading manufacturer of precision machined chain catchers, camera mounts, and computer mounts for bicycles, will be launching their new product line updates at Eurobike and Interbike. The products will include the K-EDGE Single Ring CX Chain Guide, K-EDGE Computer Mounts for Garmin, and the K-EDGE GO BIG Camera Mounts for GoPro.  The K-EDGE Single Ring […]

Interbike 2015: Wahoo Launches New GPS Computer – The ELEMNT

Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is proud to announce the ELEMNT, a GPS-enabled cycling computer designed to transform the way people experience and interact with their ride data. By streamlining the user experience and drastically simplifying the setup process, the ELEMNT allows riders to put the focus back […]

Yeti Introduces new SB4.5C – Switch Infinity 29er Trail Bike

Yeti Cycles, a ride driven company that is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has announced the addition of a new, 4.5-inch travel Switch Infinity equipped suspension bike to their current line of 5 and 6-inch travel Switch Infinity bikes. The new model, called the 4.5C, features carbon construction, 29-inch wheels, trail-specific geometry and 148mm Boost design […]

Easton Launches New Haven Dropper Post

Put control at your fingertips with the fluid lever stroke and infinite adjustability of the new Haven dropper post. Not only is this post sleek with subtle graphics and internal cable routing, but it boasts patented hydraulic locking technology that is inspired by disc brakes. The Haven dropper utilizes lower air pressures and static seals […]

Trail Testing and More – Kona World 2016

Bellingham, Washington is a small college town that sits right on the northern tip of the state and is home to some of the best trails not only on the West Coast, but in the US.  There isn’t a better place for a company to have their international headquarters and develop and test product.  Kona […]

Trail Testing Cannondale’s New Trail Machine – The Habit 27.5

Cannondale has made a name for themselves producing high performance race rigs built around their eye catching and podium conquering Lefty suspension.  Last year we saw a whole new line of 27.5 bikes such as the Jekyll and Trigger aimed towards aggressive trail and enduro riding, but for 2016 Cannondale has come out with the […]

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, Holland to preview the new mountain lineup, like other journalists in attendance we all anticipated seeing […]

Customize Your Riding Kit

Adding to its extensive custom endurance wear lineup, Jakroo launches the Rally MTB Short to mark the company’s first custom baggy short. The Rally aims to be an excellent mid-weight overshort ideal for Enduro racing and all day trail adventures. Paired with the Ridgeline MTB jersey (available in long, short, and ¾ sleeve lengths), the Rally short allows Jakroo […]

Rockshox Launches New Lyrik and Yari Suspension

ROCKSHOX LYRIK INTRODUCING THE NEW LYRIK – FOR THOSE WANTING MORE. Everything you love in Pike in a stiffer, more capable, longer travel option. We built the new Lyrik for the riders who know there will always be more to explore, more to challenge and more to conquer. If it’s out there, they’re going to ride it, and […]

Riding Holland on the New Trek Top Fuel 29 and Procaliber SL

We’ve been here in Zeist, Holland the last couple days for the unveiling of Trek’s new cross-country weapons: the Top Fuel 29 and Procaliber SL. Last anyone saw the Top Fuel it was a 26-inch wheel that hadn’t evolved with the bigger-wheel movement.  Now we know that Trek was taking their time and making sure […]

Trail Testing: Scott Scale 700 RC

Recently we have begun testing a Scott Scale 700 RC for our 29 vs. 27.5 cross-country shootout that will be published in the October issue.  The Scale is going head to head with a Cannondale FSI that we have also been riding to see which wheel size is better suited for cross-country riding.  The Scale is […]

SRAM Launches New X0 DH Hubs

The new SRAM X0 DH hubs are built around strength and durability. Our 52 point ratchet design gives you quick and reliable engagement. The X0 hubs are built with precision machined bearings giving you lower resistance, faster revolutions and no wasted time on drag. The hubs are also convertible to different axle types with removable end caps. From […]

Riding Sedona with Magura

We were fortunate enough to spend a few days riding in Sedona, Arizona with Magura.  If you haven’t had the chance to ride in Sedona, it should be near the top of the list.  The epic rock formations made for amazing views and a unique landscape that created challenging trails.   Over the course of […]

BMC Launches New Team Elite 01; a Racing Revolution

The New BMC Teamelite 01 – A Racing Revolution  The Impec Lab has teamed up with the BMC Mountain bike Racing Team to create the new BMC Teamelite 01–the world’s most technically advanced hardtail mountain bike.  The high–performance discipline of cross–country racing has become, quite literally, a race to the top. Grueling, all–out sprints to the finish are supported with bikes whose maximum efficiency and minimum weight ethos pay no heed to compliance – until now. The new BMC Teamelite 01 is the culmination of an evolution of race bike performance. Its unique combination of efficiency, […]

MBACTION.COM Review: Red Monkey Karv (xt) Grips

Grips can make or break a ride.  They’re small in size but have one of the biggest effects on comfort.  As you know, the wrong grip can cause soreness, pain, and just make for a miserable experience.  Red Monkey’s Karv (xt) grip is a simple design that gave us nothing but comfort on long rides.  […]

Easton Launches New HEIST Wheels

Easton has released an all new wheelset aimed at versatility and durability.  The new HEIST can handle everything from cross-country to aggressive trail and enduro riding.  With two diameter and three rim width options, the HEIST has a little something for everyone. The HEIST will come in three different rim width options to suite different […]

SRAM Unveils New Rail 40 Wheels

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF BALANCE RISE HIGHER. ROAM FARTHER. RAIL HARDER. You don’t win by being the lightest, stiffest, or the toughest. You win by being the fastest. And that takes a wheel designed specifically for the modern mountain biker. At SRAM, we start with the demands of the terrain and work forward from there—carefully […]