Tags: First Looks
Matt Beer    Jun 18, 2021
First Look: Formula's Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes First Look: Formula's Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes
The target weight for the new fork is 2270 grams, an impressive figure for a dual crown.
Seb Stott    Jun 10, 2021
First Look: Forkmods' 20x110 to 15x110 Axle Conversion Kit First Look: Forkmods' 20x110 to 15x110 Axle Conversion Kit
Forkmods' new kit could make it possible to run the same wheelset on your DH and enduro bikes.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 9, 2021
First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires
The Wicked Will is designed to fill the gap between Schwalbe's XC race tires and their more aggressive trail and enduro offerings.
Henry Quinney    Jun 9, 2021
First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration
The Spark's shock is now hidden in the downtube, which leaves all sorts of room for water bottles inside the front triangle.
Matt Beer    Jun 9, 2021
Evil Launches 2022 Insurgent with More Travel & Mixed Wheel Option Evil Launches 2022 Insurgent with More Travel & Mixed Wheel Option
The Insurgent returns with 168mm of rear travel and Super Boost.
Sarah Moore    Jun 8, 2021
Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gram MTB Shoe Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gram MTB Shoe
The new S-Works EXOS EVO shoe is the lightest off-road shoe Specialized has ever created.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 8, 2021
First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022 First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022
Version 4.0 of the Bronson retains its 150mm of travel, but is now running a 29" front / 27.5" rear wheel combo.
Sarah Moore    Jun 3, 2021
First Look: Rapha Releases New Line of MTB Apparel First Look: Rapha Releases New Line of MTB Apparel
Many items are made of recycled materials and Rapha has repurposed leftover fabric to create colour matched, adhesive-backed repair patches that come with each garment.
Henry Quinney    Jun 1, 2021
Fox Introduces New Transfer SL Dropper Post Fox Introduces New Transfer SL Dropper Post
The Transfer SL is a new post from the ground up, and it comes in 25% (128g) lighter than the standard Transfer.
Seb Stott    Jun 1, 2021
First Look: Hope's New XCR Brake Sneaks Under 200g First Look: Hope's New XCR Brake Sneaks Under 200g
The lightweight brakes use Hope's X2 caliper and a brand new lever.
Henry Quinney    May 21, 2021
Trickstuff Offer (Ever So Slightly Less Expensive) Blacked Out 'Stealth' Brakes Trickstuff Offer (Ever So Slightly Less Expensive) Blacked Out 'Stealth' Brakes
Trickstuff's new Stealth line of brakes are less expensive than the company's non-Stealth options, but they're certainly not cheap.
Alicia Leggett    May 18, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility
Niner's latest version of the Jet 9 RDO aims to blend the climbing ability of a pure cross-country bike with the fun factor of something a bit burlier.
James Smurthwaite    May 17, 2021
MMR's Prototype Kenta Full Suspension XC Race Bike MMR's Prototype Kenta Full Suspension XC Race Bike
The Olympics are on the way, and more and more new XC bikes are starting to roll out.
Dave Rome    May 17, 2021
The Tor Zenith is a Fuss Free, Australian-Made, Steel Trail Bike The Tor Zenith is a Fuss Free, Australian-Made, Steel Trail Bike
A well-rounded 29er trail bike that offers 130mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    May 13, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro
The new Kenevo SL takes the popular Enduro chassis and adds on a motor and a 320 Wh battery.
Dave Rome    May 7, 2021
Trinity MTB Debuts With a Steel, High Pivot, Gearbox Compatible Freeride Bike Trinity MTB Debuts With a Steel, High Pivot, Gearbox Compatible Freeride Bike
Trinity is two Aussies and a Californian with a wild vision.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 26, 2021
Legendary Road Cycling Brand Wilier Launches New Urta SLR Cross Country Bike Legendary Road Cycling Brand Wilier Launches New Urta SLR Cross Country Bike
Best known for their road bikes, Wilier is expanding their mountain bike lineup with a new XC race bike.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 26, 2021
Roval Releases New 1,450 Gram Control Carbon Wheelset Roval Releases New 1,450 Gram Control Carbon Wheelset
The new lightweight cross-country wheels are priced at $1,350 USD.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 25, 2021
Tubolito's New MTB PSENS Tubes Have a Built-In Pressure Sensor Tubolito's New MTB PSENS Tubes Have a Built-In Pressure Sensor
The new tubes uses an NFC chip to wirelessly transmit air pressure readings.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 22, 2021
RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork
The Domain returns as the Zeb's more affordable counterpart.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 21, 2021
Randoms: New Gear From O'Neal and Dakine - Pond Beaver 2021 Randoms: New Gear From O'Neal and Dakine - Pond Beaver 2021
New helmets and pads from O'Neal, and new gloves, packs, and protection from Dakine.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 20, 2021
First Look: Fox's 34 Fork Gets a Redesigned Crown & More - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Fox's 34 Fork Gets a Redesigned Crown & More - Pond Beaver 2021
The 2022 34 comes in two different variations for modern XC riding and racing.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2021
First Look: Fox's New Float X & DHX Shocks - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Fox's New Float X & DHX Shocks - Pond Beaver 2021
Two new options from Fox aimed at aggressive trail riders.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 15, 2021
Randoms: Subzero Sealant, Sunglasses, Saddles & More - Pond Beaver 2021 Randoms: Subzero Sealant, Sunglasses, Saddles & More - Pond Beaver 2021
All sorts of fresh goodies, including sealant that's supposed to work at -20F, and a pen that'll write underwater.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 14, 2021
First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021
One frame shapeshifts from enduro to trail to cross country, big adventure, and more.
Seb Stott    Apr 14, 2021
New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021 New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021
The Fugitive now has 138mm of rear travel and a .5-degree slacker head angle.
Henry Quinney    Apr 13, 2021
New Clothing From Dainese - Pond Beaver 2021 New Clothing From Dainese - Pond Beaver 2021
A selection of new items from Dainese's 2021 clothing range.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 12, 2021
Men's Apparel Randoms - Pond Beaver 2021 Men's Apparel Randoms - Pond Beaver 2021
Everything from snazzy button-up shirts to camouflage riding pants.
Ed Spratt    Apr 9, 2021
Five Ten Launches 2021 Apparel Range Featuring Recycled Materials - Pond Beaver 2021 Five Ten Launches 2021 Apparel Range Featuring Recycled Materials - Pond Beaver 2021
For Spring 2021 Five Ten has launched a new apparel collection featuring recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton.
Seb Stott    Apr 8, 2021
Zipp Updates 3Zero Moto Wheels With New Hub & Lower Price - Pond Beaver 2021 Zipp Updates 3Zero Moto Wheels With New Hub & Lower Price - Pond Beaver 2021
The 3Zero wheels received a new hub, and no longer come with a TyreWiz pressure sensor.
Henry Quinney    Apr 8, 2021
New Rotors and Materials from Galfer - Pond Beaver 2021 New Rotors and Materials from Galfer - Pond Beaver 2021
Galfer rolls out bigger and thicker rotors for 2021.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 7, 2021
Leyzne's New Chain Checker, Mini Pump, & Hidden Tools - Pond Beaver 2021 Leyzne's New Chain Checker, Mini Pump, & Hidden Tools - Pond Beaver 2021
A pocket-sized pump, tools that hide in a handlebar, and a simple chain gauge.
Seb Stott    Apr 7, 2021
661's New Recon Advance & Updated Recon Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2021 661's New Recon Advance & Updated Recon Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2021
661 has added an all-new knee pad - the Recon Advance - to its line, and completely redesigned their popular Recon pads.
Seb Stott    Apr 7, 2021
First Look: NS Bikes' Define 170 is a Mullet Metal Monster - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: NS Bikes' Define 170 is a Mullet Metal Monster - Pond Beaver 2021
The new mixed-wheel Define has an aluminum frame with 170mm of rear travel and a 180mm fork.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 31, 2021
Shimano Granted Patent Related to Wireless Electronic Shifting & Dropper Post Shimano Granted Patent Related to Wireless Electronic Shifting & Dropper Post
Shimano's patent covers wireless shifting, a dropper post, and electronic suspension controls.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 1, 2021
[April Fools] First Look: Maxxis' New 'NotPatch' Tires [April Fools] First Look: Maxxis' New 'NotPatch' Tires
Time to retire that Sharpie - here comes the NotPatch.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 25, 2021
First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain
There's now a slightly more affordable option for riders who want to make the move to wireless, electronic shifting.
Henry Quinney    Mar 24, 2021
First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight
The Cinto has 145mm of rear travel and a lightweight carbon frame.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 24, 2021
First Look: Fizik's New Gravita MTB Shoes First Look: Fizik's New Gravita MTB Shoes
A heavier-duty DH model and a slimmed-down trail and enduro offering in both flat and clipless styles for Fizik's gravity shoe debut.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 11, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
Specialized adds two gravity oriented shoes to their 2FO lineup.
James Smurthwaite    Mar 8, 2021
Earthbound's High Pivot Bike is Made From Bamboo & Carbon Earthbound's High Pivot Bike is Made From Bamboo & Carbon
Sure, you've seen lots of high pivot bikes before, but how about one made from bamboo?
Seb Stott    Mar 4, 2021
Race Face's New 12-Speed Steel Chainring is Only $20 Race Face's New 12-Speed Steel Chainring is Only $20
Race Face has added a more affordable direct mount chainring for Shimano 12-speed drivetrains.
Seb Stott    Mar 1, 2021
First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes
Saracen are moving to a direct sales model in order to offer more competitive prices on their new bikes.
Ed Spratt    Feb 26, 2021
TranzX's New Dropper Has Adjustable Travel & An Integrated Seat Post Clamp TranzX's New Dropper Has Adjustable Travel & An Integrated Seat Post Clamp
The YSI15 has an integrated seat collar and easily adjustable travel.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 24, 2021
First Look: 2021 Trek E-Caliber - A Motorized XC Machine First Look: 2021 Trek E-Caliber - A Motorized XC Machine
The E-Caliber is designed to give recreational XC riders the ability to feel like a World Cup level pro.
Henry Quinney    Feb 18, 2021
First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb
The Madonna now has a shorter travel sibling.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 8, 2021
A Closer Look at the Production Privee CNC'd Downhill Bike A Closer Look at the Production Privee CNC'd Downhill Bike
Dig a little deeper into the details of Production Privee's latest endeavor.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 4, 2021
YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift
The Izzo Blaze gets a 140mm fork and ditches the remote lockout.
Ralf Hauser    Feb 2, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
The Hugene gets 10mm more rear travel and updated geometry for 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 1, 2021
Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset
We're more than two years into XTR's lifespan and there's no electronic version, could that be about to change?
James Smurthwaite    Jan 29, 2021
Bridger Designs a Modular Helmet That Allows You to Change Shells Depending on the Conditions Bridger Designs a Modular Helmet That Allows You to Change Shells Depending on the Conditions
Riders can choose from a ventilated shell or an insulated winter option depending on the weather.
Ed Spratt    Jan 22, 2021
Gravaa's New Wheels Will Allow Tire Pressure Adjustments While Riding Gravaa's New Wheels Will Allow Tire Pressure Adjustments While Riding
A miniature high-pressure pump is driven by the wheels using an integrated clutch unit.
Mike Levy    Jan 21, 2021
First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension
Fuji's new Rakan LT gets more travel, less head angle, and all the aluminum.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 20, 2021
Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS? Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS?
Probably not the choice to take on an EWS stage, but if you throw in the occasional set of stairs on your work commute or have ever fancied ABS on a bike, your ride awaits.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 19, 2021
Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback
Like a lot of the unusual projects we've seen in the past 12 months, this bike was dreamed up during lockdown.
Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2021
Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker
Ibis's fifth-generation Ripley AF goes all-aluminum to create a 120mm-travel trail bike that's far more affordable than its carbon fiber predecessor.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 18, 2021
Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er
Eric Tomczak's long-term dream was to handcraft a full suspension bike. Now, he's done it.
Sarah Moore    Jan 15, 2021
First Look: Camelbak's Spring 2021 Line Up First Look: Camelbak's Spring 2021 Line Up
Camelbak has launched their 2021 pack collections.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 13, 2021
The SwitchGrade Will Allow Riders to Change Their Saddle Angle on the Fly The SwitchGrade Will Allow Riders to Change Their Saddle Angle on the Fly
The SwitchGrade provides three positions, one for climbing, one for descending, and one for rolling terrain.
Ed Spratt    Jan 8, 2021
Farr Launches the Headspace 35 Stem Farr Launches the Headspace 35 Stem
Farr's new stem comes in a 50mm length and has an extra wide clamping area.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 23, 2020
First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes
Based in the Netherlands, Instinctiv's new M Series bikes are very intriguing.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 23, 2020
A Closer Look at Devinci's Experimental High Pivot Wilson A Closer Look at Devinci's Experimental High Pivot Wilson
Digging in a little further into the backstory of the Wilson HP.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 14, 2020
First Look: Crankbrothers Debuts Mountain Bike Shoe Line First Look: Crankbrothers Debuts Mountain Bike Shoe Line
Crankbrothers have entered the shoe market with a full range of shoes for both clip and flat pedals.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 14, 2020
Lazer Announces New Jackal MIPS Helmet Lazer Announces New Jackal MIPS Helmet
The Jackal is Lazer's top-of-the-line trail helmet.
Mike Levy    Dec 8, 2020
First Look: Intend's New Inverted Fork Uses One and a Half Crowns First Look: Intend's New Inverted Fork Uses One and a Half Crowns
For when one crown isn't enough but two crowns are obviously too many? Not quite...
Daniel Sapp    Dec 7, 2020
First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6 First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6
The Mach 6 gets an update, but don't worry, those 27.5" wheels haven't gone anywhere.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 2, 2020
Production Privee Unveils Prototype Titanium Dirt Jump Hardtail Production Privee Unveils Prototype Titanium Dirt Jump Hardtail
This one-off prototype was designed for Pavel Alekhin, Production Privee's newest team member.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 20, 2020
Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike
Cotic add a new steel all-rounder into their lineup.
Brian Park    Nov 18, 2020
Wolf Tooth Launches New '8-Bit Pack Pliers' Multi Tool Wolf Tooth Launches New '8-Bit Pack Pliers' Multi Tool
Wolf Tooth's new 8-bit Pack Pliers have (you guessed it) 8 bits that fit into a swivelling hex head and let you provide more torque than typical multi tools.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 17, 2020
The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium
The titanium Moorhuhn is designed to be agile, playful, and "cut corners like a chicken does."
Daniel Sapp    Nov 12, 2020
Vitus Release New E-Sommet eMTB Vitus Release New E-Sommet eMTB
There's a new electrified Sommet in the Vitus lineup.
Sarah Moore    Nov 10, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and Clip Shoes First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and Clip Shoes
Specialized have added new flat pedal and clipless shoes to their lineup.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 22, 2020
Alutech Releases €16,000 eMTB with CNC'd Aluminum Frame Alutech Releases €16,000 eMTB with CNC'd Aluminum Frame
Forget being able to buy a dirt bike, Alutech's latest project costs almost as much as a new car.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 22, 2020
First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet
The Escarpe and Sommet get completely updated for 2021 while still remaining very reasonably priced.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 14, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Norco Shore - Freeride's Alive First Ride: 2021 Norco Shore - Freeride's Alive
The classic returns, and it's bigger and burlier than ever.
Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
There's been a BIG change, even if the newest Stumpy doesn't look all that different.
Mike Levy    Oct 8, 2020
Review: AXS Rocker Paddle Upgrade Kit Review: AXS Rocker Paddle Upgrade Kit
The $20 paddle gives you even more shift options.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 7, 2020
Schwalbe Releases New Lightweight Aerothan Tubes Schwalbe Releases New Lightweight Aerothan Tubes
A 29" Aerothan tube weighs only 87 grams and takes up much less space than a traditional rubber tube.
Sarah Moore    Oct 6, 2020
Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series
Liv's new eMTB has an extended battery range and a 29-inch wheel option.
Dan Roberts    Oct 5, 2020
First Look: Cube's New TWO15 DH Bikes First Look: Cube's New TWO15 DH Bikes
There are now two versions of the TWO15 - one aimed at racers, and the other at park riders.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 2, 2020
Endura Launch Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle Signature Pisspot Helmet Endura Launch Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle Signature Pisspot Helmet
Danny Mac and Kriss Kyle have new helmets to wear for all their creative trickery.
Mike Levy    Sep 30, 2020
Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look
Devinci's all-new Troy is a 140mm-travel trail bike that’s meant to do all the things, even if some of those things are kinda sketchy.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 28, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Propain Spindrift - 180mm of Travel & Lots of Options First Ride: 2021 Propain Spindrift - 180mm of Travel & Lots of Options
The new Sprindrift is available in carbon or aluminum, with 29", 27.5", or mixed wheel sizes.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 24, 2020
Patrol Evolves the Geometry of Its 691 Enduro Bike Patrol Evolves the Geometry of Its 691 Enduro Bike
The new 691 Evo gets the longer and slacker treatment for 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 23, 2020
First Look: Actofive Unveils Fully CNC'd Aluminum P-Train First Look: Actofive Unveils Fully CNC'd Aluminum P-Train
The latest version of this eye-catching bike begins life as a solid block of aluminum.
Mike Levy    Sep 22, 2020
Spotted: Norco's Aluminum High Pivot, Long-Travel Something? Spotted: Norco's Aluminum High Pivot, Long-Travel Something?
Norco's been working on an aluminum high pivot bike.
Dan Roberts    Sep 22, 2020
First Ride: Formula's New Mod Shock First Ride: Formula's New Mod Shock
The Mod uses Formula's Compression Tuning System, which allows riders to easily alter the feel of the shock.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 18, 2020
MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames
An completely revised trail bike and a few tweaks for the Damper enduro bike.
Ed Spratt    Sep 18, 2020
Crankbrothers Launches Two New Multitools With Storage Compartments - Sea Otter Play Crankbrothers Launches Two New Multitools With Storage Compartments - Sea Otter Play
Two new additions to Crankbrothers' multitool lineup with a focus on trailside tubeless tire repair.
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
What's more polarizing: The trout-inspired paint or its Live Valve suspension?
Daniel Sapp    Sep 16, 2020
First Look: Endura's Updated MT500 Waterproof Line First Look: Endura's Updated MT500 Waterproof Line
Endura's MT 500 range is designed to hold up to full-day riding in harsh conditions.
Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2020
Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look
Salsa's new trail bike has 140mm of rear travel, a 160mm fork, and very modern geometry.
Sarah Moore    Sep 15, 2020
First Look: Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro 29 First Look: Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro 29
The new carbon trail bike with 125mm of rear travel and a 140mm fork uses flip chip adjustable frame geometry.
Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2020
First Look: The Cassidy is Salsa's Most Aggressive Bike Yet First Look: The Cassidy is Salsa's Most Aggressive Bike Yet
The Cassidy is a departure from the norm for Salsa, with a 63.8-degree head angle, 165mm of travel and 29" wheels,
Mike Kazimer    Sep 14, 2020
Look Introduces New Trail Roc MTB Flat Pedals Look Introduces New Trail Roc MTB Flat Pedals
Look are branching out into the flat pedal world with the Trail Rocs.
Mike Levy    Sep 10, 2020
Video: New 8-Speed Drivetrain, Tools, Tires, Pedals, & Clothing - Across the Pond Beaver Video: New 8-Speed Drivetrain, Tools, Tires, Pedals, & Clothing - Across the Pond Beaver
Worldwide travel restrictions have put an end to tradeshows, but not even a global pandemic can stop the ol' 8-Ball...
Dan Roberts    Sep 7, 2020
Haro's Shift R Bike Lineup - Across the Pond Beaver Haro's Shift R Bike Lineup - Across the Pond Beaver
Three bikes with similar frame designs but different amounts of travel.
Dan Roberts    Sep 4, 2020
2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver
Marin have a new steel hardcore hardtail on the way, along with an updated San Quentin.
Mike Levy    Sep 4, 2020
Dakine's Newest Pads, Gloves, & Hip Packs - Across the Pond Beaver Dakine's Newest Pads, Gloves, & Hip Packs - Across the Pond Beaver
New gear from Dakine, including a half-sized tailgate pad for your pickup truck.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 3, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Trek Slash - Now With Snack Storage First Ride: 2021 Trek Slash - Now With Snack Storage
You know the drill... The new Slash is longer, lower, slacker, and it has an internal storage compartment.
Dan Roberts    Sep 2, 2020
2021 GT Bikes Highlights - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 GT Bikes Highlights - Across the Pond Beaver
For 2021, GT have added some new models to their line ranging from their all-mountain and enduro Force all the way through to the old-school inspired Pro Series.
Dan Roberts    Sep 1, 2020
2021 Marin Alpine Trail - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 Marin Alpine Trail - Across the Pond Beaver
The new Alpine Trail packs a punch, and it comes in at a very reasonable price.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2020
Giro's New Helmet, Shoes, & Gloves - Across the Pond Beaver Giro's New Helmet, Shoes, & Gloves - Across the Pond Beaver
Giro adds a new helmet, clipless shoes, and gloves to their trail lineup.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2020
First Look: 2021 Propain Ekano - Across the Pond Beaver First Look: 2021 Propain Ekano - Across the Pond Beaver
The new Ekano gets a Shimano EP8 motor system and can be run with 27.5", 29", or mixed wheels.
Dan Roberts    Aug 31, 2020
Privateer Adds the E-161 to Their Lineup Privateer Adds the E-161 to Their Lineup
Privateer have electrified the 161 with the addition of Shimano's new EP8 drive system.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 27, 2020
Ohlins Announces Details of RXF38 Single Crown Fork and New OE Partners Ohlins Announces Details of RXF38 Single Crown Fork and New OE Partners
Want an RXF38? You'll need to buy a whole bike to go with it, at least for now.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 27, 2020
First Ride: Trek's New 2021 Procaliber First Ride: Trek's New 2021 Procaliber
Trek's revamped Procaliber hardtail couples a full-carbon XC race frame with surprisingly affordable build options.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 26, 2020
First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price
Polygon's Siskiu series of bikes brings a modern design paired to a very modest price.
Dan Roberts    Aug 19, 2020
2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail? 2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail?
At 775 grams, the new Mondraker Podium stakes its claim as the world's lightest XC hardtail frame.
Dan Roberts    Aug 18, 2020
BikeYoke Updates & Extends the Revive Dropper Post BikeYoke Updates & Extends the Revive Dropper Post
The BikeYoke Revive 2.0 is available with up to 213mm of travel.
Dan Roberts    Aug 11, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR First Ride: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR
The new Sender has arrived, with an updated frame and more wheel size options.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 6, 2020
First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced
BMC's new hardtails have a 67-degree head angle, and are available in carbon or aluminum.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 5, 2020
Schwalbe Announces 5 New Tire Casings & 2 New Tread Patterns Schwalbe Announces 5 New Tire Casings & 2 New Tread Patterns
The Big Betty returns, along with an updated Nobby Nic and a simplified casing construction naming scheme.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 5, 2020
Carbon Neutral Brand Pembree Launches UK Made R1V Flat Pedals Carbon Neutral Brand Pembree Launches UK Made R1V Flat Pedals
Pembree are a newcomer to the flat pedal world with a focus on sustainable production methods.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 5, 2020
Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status
Specialized is doing things a bit differently with the launch of their new Status.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 21, 2020
Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150 Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150
Spot adds two new bikes to their lineup, both with titanium leaf springs and impressively light weights.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 21, 2020
First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter
Orbea's 2021 Oiz XC bike receives updates including a lighter OMX frame.
Ed Spratt    Jul 17, 2020
BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails
BH bikes has released a new version of its Ultimate Evo XC race bike that comes in at a lower pricepoint.
Ed Spratt    Jul 15, 2020
Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs
Two-wheel drive e-bikes are now a thing.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 13, 2020
First Look: 2021 Flyer Uproc6 eMTB First Look: 2021 Flyer Uproc6 eMTB
Flyer's Uproc6 eMTB has a mixed wheel-size and has been designed with descending in mind.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 8, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Evil Wreckoning First Ride: 2021 Evil Wreckoning
The Wreckoning gets a revamp, with more travel, updated geometry, and Super Boost.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 7, 2020
First Ride: RockShox's New Zeb Fork First Ride: RockShox's New Zeb Fork
The 2021 Zeb is built for going big, with 38mm stanchions and up to 190mm of travel.
Dan Roberts    Jul 7, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets
A serious overhaul to DT's popular wheel lines.
Mike Levy    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike
It has just 120mm of travel, but this ain't your dad's cross-country bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115 First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115
Yeti says the SB115 "looks like an SB100, rides like an SB130."
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2020
Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails
It looks like an extra-slack version of the Honzo is on the way, along with a complete Shonky dirt jumper.
Ralf Hauser    Jun 25, 2020
Bosch Boosts Motor Performance With Software Update For 2021 Bosch Boosts Motor Performance With Software Update For 2021
Bosch's Performance Line CX Gen 4 motor system gets even better with a significant software update.
Dan Roberts    Jun 24, 2020
Revonte's ONE E-Bike Drive System Has an Automatic Transmission Mode Revonte's ONE E-Bike Drive System Has an Automatic Transmission Mode
Revonte are a Finnish company offering a complete drive system for ebikes, but with a twist.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 15, 2020
The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’ The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’
Wow. German frame builder Ralf Holleis' latest creation looks incredible.
Ed Spratt    Jun 15, 2020
Smith's New Mainline Full Face Helmet is Coming Soon Smith's New Mainline Full Face Helmet is Coming Soon
Smith are entering the full-face arena with the Koroyd and MIPS-equipped Mainline.
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2020
First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range
The new GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gets a 10-52-tooth cassette and carbon fiber cranks.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 5, 2020
Spotted: Ohlins RXF 38 Fork Spotted: Ohlins RXF 38 Fork
It looks like Ohlins have a new burly single crown fork on the way.
James Smurthwaite    May 27, 2020
Randoms From the VR Taipei Cycle Show 2020 Randoms From the VR Taipei Cycle Show 2020
Take a virtual visit to the Taipei Cycle Show, where you'll find wild brake pads, new winter shoes, a collapsible bike box, a portable bleed kit, and more.
Mike Levy    May 26, 2020
First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed to Protect Your Tires First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed to Protect Your Tires
The latest Roval wheels are said to be stronger and less likely to cut your tire, all while weighing just 1,240-grams for the set.
Mike Levy    May 20, 2020
First Look: ShockTune is a Free Suspension Setup App First Look: ShockTune is a Free Suspension Setup App
It uses your phone's accelerometer to tell you how good (or bad) or your suspension setup is.
Daniel Sapp    May 18, 2020
First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System
Pivot's new tool solution keeps necessities easily accessible.
Mike Kazimer    May 15, 2020
Shimano Announces New ME700 Clipless Pedals Shimano Announces New ME700 Clipless Pedals
Shimano adds a new value priced clipless pedal to their lineup, along with two flat pedals for casual cruising.
Mike Levy    May 8, 2020
Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike? Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike?
Does a flat-bar gravel bike appeal to you, or is this just a mountain bike with not enough tire clearance?
Dan Roberts    May 7, 2020
First Look: Shimano's New Deore 12-Speed Group & Other 2021 Updates First Look: Shimano's New Deore 12-Speed Group & Other 2021 Updates
The 12-speed trickle down continues as Shimano unveils their new Deore drivetrain, along with new brakes and wheels.
Mike Levy    May 7, 2020
First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork
The US-made carbon fiber fork lets you choose between 44mm or 52mm of rake.
Daniel Sapp    May 5, 2020
Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin
Gwin's latest tire design is intended to excel in dry, hardpacked conditions.
Dan Roberts    May 5, 2020
The 2020 Last Tarvo Claims to be the Lightest Enduro Frame Ever The 2020 Last Tarvo Claims to be the Lightest Enduro Frame Ever
A 2.08kg carbon frame designed and manufactured in Germany.
James Smurthwaite    May 4, 2020
Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status? Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status?
It looks like a new Status trail bike is on the way...and it's running two different wheel sizes.
Dan Roberts    Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
DT's renowned 240 hubs get a revision that's intended to increase their reliability even further.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 14, 2020
Fox Announces 34 GRIP 2 Fork & Updated  DPX2 Shock - Pond Beaver 2020 Fox Announces 34 GRIP 2 Fork & Updated DPX2 Shock - Pond Beaver 2020
The 34 gets the same damper as its longer travel siblings, and the DPX2 receives a base valve update.
Dan Roberts    Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video) First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video)
Fox's Float DHX2 and X2 shocks have received significant updates for 2021.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 10, 2020
Maxxis Introduce Wide Trail Options for Aspen and Rekon Race Tires - Pond Beaver 2020 Maxxis Introduce Wide Trail Options for Aspen and Rekon Race Tires - Pond Beaver 2020
The 2.4" WT tires can add grip and comfort for many XC bikes but they won't fit in all XC race frames.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 9, 2020
MicroSHIFT's New 10-Speed Advent X Drivetrain is Only $167 - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated with Video) MicroSHIFT's New 10-Speed Advent X Drivetrain is Only $167 - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated with Video)
MicroSHIFT's new 10-speed drivetrain features an 11-48t range, and competes with higher-end competitors in weight.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 9, 2020
3 New Hip Packs From Thule - Pond Beaver 2020 3 New Hip Packs From Thule - Pond Beaver 2020
A trio of new packs for everything from short rides to extended adventures.
Dan Roberts    Apr 9, 2020
Reverse Components' 2020 Bike Hacks Collection - Pond Beaver 2020 Reverse Components' 2020 Bike Hacks Collection - Pond Beaver 2020
A sag indicator for a coil shock, head angle adjusting spacers, singlespeed DH kits, and more.
Dan Roberts    Apr 9, 2020
Neutron's Oh Sh!t Kit Gets You Out of a Pickle - Pond Beaver 2020 Neutron's Oh Sh!t Kit Gets You Out of a Pickle - Pond Beaver 2020
Neutron Components' O.S.K. sits inside your handlebar, and includes a tire lever, multiple 1/4" bits, and a chain breaker.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 9, 2020
First Look: Enve's $1,600 AM30 Wheels - Pond Beaver 2020 First Look: Enve's $1,600 AM30 Wheels - Pond Beaver 2020
Enve's newest mountain bike wheels are less expensive and more mechanic-friendly than anything they've ever produced.
Mike Levy    Apr 8, 2020
Spotted: RockShox's New Enduro Fork Spotted: RockShox's New Enduro Fork
How big are these tubes going get?!
Mike Kazimer    Apr 8, 2020
Tenet's New Occult Flat Pedals - Pond Beaver 2020 Tenet's New Occult Flat Pedals - Pond Beaver 2020
Tenet's lineup expands with a new wide and thin flat pedal.
Mike Levy    Apr 8, 2020
Hunt's New E_Enduro Wheelset - Pond Beaver 2020 Hunt's New E_Enduro Wheelset - Pond Beaver 2020
A lot more aluminum should mean a lot more strength.
Sarah Moore    Apr 8, 2020
6 New Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2020 6 New Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2020
A half dozen worthy option for keeping knees safe and sound.
Brian Park    Apr 7, 2020
SQ-Lab's New Racing-Focused Performance Line - Pond Beaver 2020 SQ-Lab's New Racing-Focused Performance Line - Pond Beaver 2020
The German brand has turned its attention to competition to show that the ergonomics can win races too.
Mike Levy    Apr 7, 2020
Day One Randoms: Grips Made From Grips, Affordable Cockpits, & More - Pond Beaver 2020 Day One Randoms: Grips Made From Grips, Affordable Cockpits, & More - Pond Beaver 2020
Bjorn's recycled grips, an RV-ready rack, new stems, goggle, and more.
Mike Levy    Apr 7, 2020
CeramicSpeed's $549 Carbon Derailleur Cage and Pulley Wheels Apparently Save You Watts - Pond Beaver 2020 CeramicSpeed's $549 Carbon Derailleur Cage and Pulley Wheels Apparently Save You Watts - Pond Beaver 2020
Or maybe you're interested in the $1,700 version with 3D-printed titanium pulley wheels?
Mike Levy    Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New 36, 38, & 40 Forks - Pond Beaver 2020 First Look: Fox's New 36, 38, & 40 Forks - Pond Beaver 2020
The new 36, 38, and 40 all get redesigned lowers and Fox's Variable Valve Control compression system.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 1, 2020
Yoshimura Enters Mountain Bike World With USA-Made Flat Pedals Yoshimura Enters Mountain Bike World With USA-Made Flat Pedals
Best known for their fancy motorcycle exhaust systems, Yoshimura is branching out with a line of flat pedals.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 1, 2020
First Look: Atmospheric Solutions' New Tire Insert System Eliminates Pinch Flats [April Fools] First Look: Atmospheric Solutions' New Tire Insert System Eliminates Pinch Flats [April Fools]
Originally developed for the military, the technology behind this pinch flat solution looks promising.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 27, 2020
The Grim Donut is Already Spawning Imitations The Grim Donut is Already Spawning Imitations
Are 57-degree head angles going to become the norm?
Mike Levy    Mar 24, 2020
First Look: SRAM's AXS Web Tool Tracks Your Shifting and Dropper Post Usage First Look: SRAM's AXS Web Tool Tracks Your Shifting and Dropper Post Usage
I could have sworn that I only shifted 536 times during my last ride, not 537 times.
Jukka Mäennenä    Mar 17, 2020
First Look: Canyon's New Spectral:ON CF eMTB First Look: Canyon's New Spectral:ON CF eMTB
Canyon's new Spectral:ON CF brings more integration and carbon to Canyon's 150mm travel eMTB.
Sarah Moore    Mar 15, 2020
First Look: Thule Helium 2-Bike Tray Rack First Look: Thule Helium 2-Bike Tray Rack
Thule's new rack has a sleek aluminum finish and fits 26" to 29" wheels with up to 3” wide tires.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 13, 2020
First Look: Evil's New Following First Look: Evil's New Following
The 2020 Evil Following gets several updates, including internal cable routing and SuperBoost spacing.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 10, 2020
First Look: 2020 Canyon Neuron:ON eMTB First Look: 2020 Canyon Neuron:ON eMTB
The Neuron:ON receives more integration along with charging ports for accessories in the first update since its debut last year.
Aidan Oliver    Mar 9, 2020
Spotted: Canyon's New Sender Breaks Cover in Rotorua Spotted: Canyon's New Sender Breaks Cover in Rotorua
Our first look at the new Canyon downhill bike between the tapes in Rotorua
Aidan Oliver    Mar 3, 2020
Tech Randoms - Crankworx Rotorua 2020 Tech Randoms - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
New helmets, shoes, and bikes from Crankworx Rotorua.
Dan Roberts    Mar 3, 2020
First Look: Yep Uptimizer 3.0 Dropper - Bike Connection Winter 2020 First Look: Yep Uptimizer 3.0 Dropper - Bike Connection Winter 2020
Yep have a new dropper post on the way with up to 185mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 18, 2020
First Ride: The New Ibis Ripmo V2 is Carbon AF First Ride: The New Ibis Ripmo V2 is Carbon AF
Version 2.0 of the Ripmo gets a little slacker, a little longer, and it's now coil shock compatible.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 13, 2020
First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon
The Scout has a new look, along with more travel and updated geometry.
Mike Levy    Feb 11, 2020
First Look: Santa Cruz's First eMTB, the 2020 Heckler First Look: Santa Cruz's First eMTB, the 2020 Heckler
The aptly named Heckler is a Shimano-powered, pedal-assist Bronson. Surprised? Or was it about time?
Mike Levy    Feb 11, 2020
Interview: Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Talks eMTBs Interview: Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Talks eMTBs
One of Santa Cruz’s original founders talks about how much of their catalogue could be electric in the coming years, and much more.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 30, 2020
Randoms Day 2 - Core Bike 2020 Randoms Day 2 - Core Bike 2020
New goggles from Bell, a 200mm dropper from Brand X, Micro Spline compatible hubs, and more.
James Huang    Jan 30, 2020
Hustle Bike Labs Takes a Stab at Magnetic Pedals With the REM Hustle Bike Labs Takes a Stab at Magnetic Pedals With the REM
We've seen magnetic platform pedals before, but they've never managed to catch on. Has Hustle Bike Labs figured it out?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 30, 2020
Video: Raaw Madonna V2 - First Look & Ride Video: Raaw Madonna V2 - First Look & Ride
Mike Kazimer takes a closer look at this 160mm 29er, and goes over some initial ride impressions.
Ralf Hauser    Jan 15, 2020
First Ride: 2020 Propain Tyee First Ride: 2020 Propain Tyee
The new Tyee underwent a significant revision, and there are now 29" and 27.5" versions in aluminum and carbon.
Dan Roberts    Dec 19, 2019
Nicolai Launch Bike Park Approved Saturn 14 ST Nicolai Launch Bike Park Approved Saturn 14 ST
Nicolai have beefed up their Saturn 14 trail bike, and it's now ready for more aggressive riding and burlier forks.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 14, 2019
Carrera Release New Bike with Heated Grips for Winter Riding Carrera Release New Bike with Heated Grips for Winter Riding
These heated gips are aimed at commuters, but they sure look like they'd work just fine on a mountain bike.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 19, 2019
Marin Debuts Rift Zone Carbon Marin Debuts Rift Zone Carbon
The Rift Zone trail bike gets a carbon front triangle, but the price remains reasonable.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 15, 2019
Banshee Announces Updated Prime, Phantom & Spitfire Frames Banshee Announces Updated Prime, Phantom & Spitfire Frames
Banshee's trio of trail bikes received significant updates for 2020.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 8, 2019
Shimano Gearbox in the Works - Patents Filed on Hybrid Chain-driven Sequential-Shift Transmission Shimano Gearbox in the Works - Patents Filed on Hybrid Chain-driven Sequential-Shift Transmission
BikeRadar reveals a patent that actually could doom the derailleur, along with the gearbox as we know it.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 30, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Norco Sight Has an All-Mountain Focus First Ride: The 2020 Norco Sight Has an All-Mountain Focus
The new Sight now has 150 millimeters of rear travel and a 64-degree head tube angle.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 29, 2019
First Look: Morph Cycles' Prototype Steel Full Suss First Look: Morph Cycles' Prototype Steel Full Suss
Morph Cycles are a new British brand that will be entering the market with a steel single pivot design.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 18, 2019
First Look: Giant Manufactures Its Own Range of Suspension Forks First Look: Giant Manufactures Its Own Range of Suspension Forks
"Crest" single-crown forks are designed and produced at Giant's facility in Taiwan, initially for OEM products.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 17, 2019
First Look: The 2020 Commencal Furious is Bike Park & Freeride Friendly First Look: The 2020 Commencal Furious is Bike Park & Freeride Friendly
The Furious has been updated with a longer reach, shorter chainstays, and a stiffer frame.
Mike Levy    Oct 15, 2019
First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun
Norco's all-new 2020 Optic combines new school geometry with short travel to create one extra-fun trail bike.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 1, 2019
GoPro Launches Hero8, Max 360 Camera, & Bolt-On Modules GoPro Launches Hero8, Max 360 Camera, & Bolt-On Modules
An upgraded Hero 8, a new 360 camera and some vlog-friendly bolt-ons all announced by GoPro.
Mike Levy    Sep 27, 2019
First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjumper Inspired by Pemberton, BC First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjumper Inspired by Pemberton, BC
The new, Pemberton-approved spec for the Stumpjumper includes a coil-sprung shock and Magura brakes
Mike Kazimer    Sep 24, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Updated Mojo HD5 Has a Different Approach to Suspension First Look: Ibis' Updated Mojo HD5 Has a Different Approach to Suspension
The new HD5 gets a steeper seat tube angle, slacker head tube angle, and a 170mm fork.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 12, 2019
The Ultimate Recap of Eurobike 2019 The Ultimate Recap of Eurobike 2019
Did you miss any of this year's Eurobike coverage? It's all here in one convenient location.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 11, 2019
First Look: BikeYoke's New Suspension Saddle & Adjustable-Stroke Dropper Post First Look: BikeYoke's New Suspension Saddle & Adjustable-Stroke Dropper Post
The German innovator continues to challenge the big players with brilliant ideas, backed by sensible technology
James Smurthwaite    Sep 6, 2019
POC's New Helmet Stores Your Medical Data - Eurobike 2019 POC's New Helmet Stores Your Medical Data - Eurobike 2019
POC have teamed up with twICEme, a Swedish start-up, to create a helmet that stores your medical data and can transmit it to first responders in case of a crash.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 6, 2019
Day 3 Randoms - Eurobike 2019 Day 3 Randoms - Eurobike 2019
Huldr's convertible DH bike, Hope's double brake lever, a vintage Foes, and there's even a 12-speed thumb shifter in this batch of randoms.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 6, 2019
8 Unique Bikes From Eurobike 2019 8 Unique Bikes From Eurobike 2019
FRM's ultra-light XC bike, an electric snow bike, flashy hardtails, and more.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 5, 2019
First Ride: Trek's New Supercaliber XC Race Bike First Ride: Trek's New Supercaliber XC Race Bike
The 2020 Supercaliber has 60mm of rear travel and a unique IsoStrut suspension design.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 5, 2019
Alpinestars Release First Full Face Helmet and Packable Pads - Eurobike 2019 Alpinestars Release First Full Face Helmet and Packable Pads - Eurobike 2019
Alpinestars' new Missile Pro helmet was designed with input from World Cup downhill racers.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 5, 2019
Stan's New Asymmetric Carbon Flow and Baron Rims - Eurobike 2019 Stan's New Asymmetric Carbon Flow and Baron Rims - Eurobike 2019
Stan's collaboration with Ibis Cycles represents a new direction for the kings of tubeless
James Smurthwaite    Sep 4, 2019
Day 1 Randoms - Eurobike 2019 Day 1 Randoms - Eurobike 2019
The first batch of new bikes, components, and accessories on display Eurobike.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 3, 2019
First Look: The Shout - Trust Performance's New Long Travel Linkage Fork First Look: The Shout - Trust Performance's New Long Travel Linkage Fork
Trust have added another linkage fork to their lineup, this one with 178mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 4, 2019
First Ride: TRP's DH7 Shifter & 'Hall Lock' Equipped Derailleur First Ride: TRP's DH7 Shifter & 'Hall Lock' Equipped Derailleur
Designed with input from Aaron Gwin and John Hall, the DH7 drivetrain is now official.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 4, 2019
First Look: Bell Super Air R - A New Lightweight Full-Face Trail Helmet First Look: Bell Super Air R - A New Lightweight Full-Face Trail Helmet
Bell's newest full face helmet weighs only 676 grams, but it's not DH certified.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 2, 2019
First Look: Box One Prime 9 - A Wide Range, 9-Speed Drivetrain First Look: Box One Prime 9 - A Wide Range, 9-Speed Drivetrain
Box's One Prime 9 challenges the premise and complications of 12-speed drivetrains with a lightweight 11 x 50 nine-speed transmission
Daniel Sapp    Aug 27, 2019
First Look: Specialized's Custom 3D Printed Mirror Saddle First Look: Specialized's Custom 3D Printed Mirror Saddle
Specialized's Mirror saddle is rider-specific, 3D printed and designed to improve comfort.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 27, 2019
O'Neal Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary O'Neal Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary
Jim O'Neal founded his namesake protection gear shortly after motocross racing came to the US. Take a peek at their new range, beginning with the Greg Minnaar signature Blade Carbon helmet
Richard Cunningham    Aug 26, 2019
First Look: Marin's New Rift Zone 3 - An Affordable Shredder First Look: Marin's New Rift Zone 3 - An Affordable Shredder
Marin's redesigned Rift Zone has the right parts, the right numbers, and the right price tag for skilled enthusiasts in search of a capable trail bike
Dan Roberts    Aug 21, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Cannondale Habit Neo eMTB First Ride: 2020 Cannondale Habit Neo eMTB
The Moterra's shorter travel sibling, the new Habit Neo was designed to be an energized trail bike.
Mike Levy    Aug 20, 2019
Video: Intense's New 140mm Primer Does (Almost) All the Wheel Sizes Video: Intense's New 140mm Primer Does (Almost) All the Wheel Sizes
The 140mm-travel Primer is Intense's take on the modern trail bike.
Sarah Moore    Aug 20, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Liv Pique 29 - A World Cup Ready XC Bike First Ride: 2020 Liv Pique 29 - A World Cup Ready XC Bike
The Liv Pique has morphed from a small-wheeled trail bike into a big-wheeled cross-country race machine.
Sarah Moore    Aug 20, 2019
First Ride: Juliana's Short Travel Brawler - The 2020 Joplin First Ride: Juliana's Short Travel Brawler - The 2020 Joplin
The new Joplin now has 120mm of travel, and geometry that makes it more capable than ever.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 16, 2019
First Look: IXS Trigger FF - One of the World's Lightest Full Face MTB Helmets First Look: IXS Trigger FF - One of the World's Lightest Full Face MTB Helmets
IXS have announced a new ultra-light, DH-certified full face helmet.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 16, 2019
First Look: Five Ten Drops 2 Lightweight Trail Shoes First Look: Five Ten Drops 2 Lightweight Trail Shoes
Trailcross flat-pedal shoes break new ground with Five Ten's best rubber soles, unprecedented water shedding ability, off-the bike ergonomics, and a special nod to diggers
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
The new Enduro has 170mm of travel and a suspension design borrowed from the Demo downhill bike.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer
The Slayer returns, this time with either 170mm of travel and 29" wheels, or 180mm of travel and 27.5" wheels.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 11, 2019
Spotted: New Mondraker DH Bike Spotted: New Mondraker DH Bike
Seen at Lenzerheide, this one has 29-inch wheels, an aluminum chassis and dual-link rear suspension - but no chain idler...
Richard Cunningham    Aug 8, 2019
2 Affordable Alloy Versions of Scott's New Gambler DH Bike Coming This Fall 2 Affordable Alloy Versions of Scott's New Gambler DH Bike Coming This Fall
Get the speed, adjustability and dual-wheel-size capability of its new race proven Gambler Tuned in a full aluminum or a carbon front triangle option
Dan Roberts    Aug 8, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Wheelset First Look: DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Wheelset
DT have added a new carbon wheelset to their lineup aimed at the enduro crowd.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 7, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Giant Reign Advanced 29 First Ride: 2020 Giant Reign Advanced 29
The new Reign now rolls on 29" wheels and has 146mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 7, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Kona Process 134 CR Has a Full Carbon Frame & 29" Wheels First Ride: The 2020 Kona Process 134 CR Has a Full Carbon Frame & 29" Wheels
Don't worry, there's also an aluminum, 27.5" wheeled version in the lineup.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 6, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Specialized Epic HT - The World's Lightest Production Hardtail First Ride: 2020 Specialized Epic HT - The World's Lightest Production Hardtail
Specialized's new Epic hardtail gets longer, slacker, and lighter than ever.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 5, 2019
Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet
Giro's new helmet was designed with progressive trail riders like Josh Bryceland in mind.
Mike Levy    Aug 2, 2019
First Look: GT's 2020 Force 29 Gets Big Wheels & More Travel First Look: GT's 2020 Force 29 Gets Big Wheels & More Travel
GT's new Force 29 debuts with three aluminum bikes, all of which get 170mm forks.
Sarah Moore    Jul 28, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
The Yeti SB140 fits smack dab in the middle of Yeti's line-up with 140mm of rear travel.
Dan Roberts    Jul 23, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Cannondale Moterra Isn't Just Another SUV eMTB First Ride: The 2020 Cannondale Moterra Isn't Just Another SUV eMTB
The new Moterra is an entirely different beast than the original.
Scott Secco    Jul 22, 2019
First Watch: 'Return to Earth' by Anthill Films First Watch: 'Return to Earth' by Anthill Films
Anthill's latest film is filled with world class riding, stunning cinematography, and great tunes.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 15, 2019
Freeride's Alive - Riding the 2020 Yeti SB165 Freeride's Alive - Riding the 2020 Yeti SB165
With 27.5" wheels, 165mm of coil-sprung rear travel and a 180mm fork, the new SB165 has all the ingredients necessary for a modern freeride machine.

 
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