Tags: First Looks
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.
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.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 11, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Scott Gambler DH Bike is Light & Ultra-Adjustable First Ride: The 2020 Scott Gambler DH Bike is Light & Ultra-Adjustable
Scott didn't hold back in their quest to create one of the lightest DH race bikes on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 9, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine
You've seen the prototypes, now it's time to check out the production version of the new Demo.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 9, 2019
100% Introduces New Half-Shell & Lightweight Full-Face Helmets 100% Introduces New Half-Shell & Lightweight Full-Face Helmets
The Altec and the Trajecta are the latest additions to 100%'s lineup.
Ralf Hauser    Jul 5, 2019
Randoms Round II - Eurobike Media Days 2019 Randoms Round II - Eurobike Media Days 2019
Another batch of new bikes and components from NS Bikes, KTM, Titici, and more.
Dan Roberts    Jul 5, 2019
First Look: ARC8 Bicycles' XC Hardtail & 120mm Trail Bike First Look: ARC8 Bicycles' XC Hardtail & 120mm Trail Bike
We take a closer look at two new bikes from this small Swiss brand.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 2, 2019
Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel
The name is the same, but the new Hightower is an entirely different beast than the original.
Sarah Moore    Jul 2, 2019
First Ride: Juliana's New 29er - the 2020 Maverick First Ride: Juliana's New 29er - the 2020 Maverick
The Maverick is the first longer-travel 29er in Juliana's lineup, with 140mm of rear travel and a 150mm fork.
Zach White    Jun 26, 2019
Randoms - Outerbike Sun Valley 2019 Randoms - Outerbike Sun Valley 2019
New wide range cassettes, hip packs, titanium frames, lights, apparel... It's all here in this dispatch from Sun Valley, Idaho.
Mike Levy    Jun 25, 2019
RockShox's Updated Reverb Stealth Gets the Squishy Post-Fixing Vent Valve RockShox's Updated Reverb Stealth Gets the Squishy Post-Fixing Vent Valve
The Reverb continues to evolve, with the latest Stealth version getting the Vent Valve button from the AXS post.
Dan Roberts    Jun 25, 2019
First Ride: ARC8 Extra - A New 160mm 29er From a Small Swiss Brand First Ride: ARC8 Extra - A New 160mm 29er From a Small Swiss Brand
We try out ARC8's new long travel 29er in Champery, Switzerland.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 24, 2019
Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail
We meet Sage Titanium Bicycles' founder and ride his first all-mountain design
James Smurthwaite    Jun 19, 2019
First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun
Rock simplicity with an aluminum frame, modern numbers, big wheels and single-speed friendly dropouts,
Ralf Hauser    Jun 17, 2019
First Ride: Orbea's 2020 Occam Trail Bike is Light, Fast & Fun First Ride: Orbea's 2020 Occam Trail Bike is Light, Fast & Fun
The Orbea Occam has been completely revised, and now has 29" wheels, 140mm of rear travel, and modern geometry,
Richard Cunningham    Jun 7, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
It's easy to build a high performance trail bike for $10,000. The hard part is making one that's truly affordable. Giant's shows us how it's done.
James Smurthwaite    May 31, 2019
Video: Rotor Launches Kapic Cranks in Carbon Video: Rotor Launches Kapic Cranks in Carbon
A first foray into carbon for Rotor sees more than 100 grams dropped from their XC race cranks.
Daniel Sapp    May 23, 2019
First Ride: Trek's 2020 Top Fuel Gets a Little More Travel & a Lot More Aggressive First Ride: Trek's 2020 Top Fuel Gets a Little More Travel & a Lot More Aggressive
Trek sends its premier dual-suspension XC race bike to the aggressive trail bike gym.
James Huang    May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
The new Mach 4 SL is Pivot's premier cross-country race bike.
Mike Kazimer    May 23, 2019
SRAM Announces New DH Cranks & Colab With Troy Lee Designs SRAM Announces New DH Cranks & Colab With Troy Lee Designs
SRAM's DH cranks are now DUB bottom bracket compatible, and Truvativ and TLD have teamed up to make a line of flashy cranks and handlebars.
Richard Cunningham    May 20, 2019
First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing
Mondraker blends its forward geometry and Zero suspension system with the latest carbon manufacturing technology to take XC racing to the next level
Daniel Sapp    May 13, 2019
First Look: Intend's Hover Shock - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Intend's Hover Shock - Garda Trentino 2019
Cornelius Kapfinger's new shock is designed to be very tunable, and looks unlike anything currently on the market.
Daniel Sapp    May 9, 2019
First Look: Cavalerie's Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Cavalerie's Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike - Garda Trentino 2019
The new Blackbird will be made from French carbon fiber, and uses a trigger shifter operated gearbox.
James Smurthwaite    May 9, 2019
First Look: Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019 First Look: Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
Sam Hill has arrived in Madeira with a totally new ride... and this one has big wheels on it.
Daniel Sapp    May 6, 2019
Randoms: FSA, SixSixOne, Magura, Ringle, & More - Garda Trentino 2019 Randoms: FSA, SixSixOne, Magura, Ringle, & More - Garda Trentino 2019
Brake levers, integrated cables, pads, throwbacks, double drive ring hubs, and prototype XC bikes were all lurking in the expo at Riva.
Daniel Sapp    May 5, 2019
First Look: Manitou's 180mm Mezzer Pro Fork and Mara Pro Shock - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Manitou's 180mm Mezzer Pro Fork and Mara Pro Shock - Garda Trentino 2019
Manitou's newest suspension products are developed with a new approach from the ground up to offer more competitive performance.
Daniel Sapp    May 5, 2019
Endura's New MT500 Full Face Trail Helmet and MT500 Knee Pads - Garda Trentino 2019 Endura's New MT500 Full Face Trail Helmet and MT500 Knee Pads - Garda Trentino 2019
Endura adds their new full-face trail helmet along with a lightweight and more heavy duty knee pad to the MT500 range.
Daniel Sapp    May 4, 2019
First Look: EVOC's New Hip Pack and Frame Bags - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: EVOC's New Hip Pack and Frame Bags - Garda Trentino 2019
A stealthy storage solution aimed at racers, plus new frame and top tube packs from EVOC.
Mike Kazimer    May 3, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
DT's highest end hubs get a new design that's lighter, stiffer, and even simpler than the previous version.
Mike Levy    Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
The fourth-generation Ripley still has 120mm of travel and 29'' wheels, but this is an all-new trail bike from front to back.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 24, 2019
First Look: Garmin's New Edge 530 and 830 Cycling Computers First Look: Garmin's New Edge 530 and 830 Cycling Computers
Garmin's newest computers now come loaded with Trailforks data for easy on-trail navigation.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
Starling's latest handmade creation is a 170mm enduro monster.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 17, 2019
First Look: Push Unveils HC97 RockShox Charger Damper Upgrade First Look: Push Unveils HC97 RockShox Charger Damper Upgrade
Push's latest suspension solution is designed increase the level of adjustability and improve the big hit performance of RockShox's Charger dampers.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2019
The Lightest Carbon Crankset and a Magnetic Hip Pack - Sea Otter 2019 The Lightest Carbon Crankset and a Magnetic Hip Pack - Sea Otter 2019
Ultra-light cranks, carbon and aluminum hybrid rims, and magnets that help keep you hydrated.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 14, 2019
Nicolai Releases New Saturn 14 Trail Bike Nicolai Releases New Saturn 14 Trail Bike
With its very progressive geometry and the option for two wheel sizes, the Saturn 14 is Nicolai's take on the ideal trail bike.
Mike Levy    Apr 13, 2019
Pivot's Prototype 29er DH Bike and the Most Custom V10 Ever? - Sea Otter 2019 Pivot's Prototype 29er DH Bike and the Most Custom V10 Ever? - Sea Otter 2019
Need to carry those two downhill bikes up a rough 4x4 road? Alta Racks has a sturdy looking solution for that.
Mike Levy    Apr 13, 2019
MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack  - Sea Otter 2019 MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack - Sea Otter 2019
Cracked your carbon fiber chainstays again? Old faithful take a terminal rock strike to the downtube? There's a good chance it can be fixed.
Mike Levy    Apr 13, 2019
OneUp's New Components and Titanium from Ibis and RSD - Sea Otter 2019 OneUp's New Components and Titanium from Ibis and RSD - Sea Otter 2019
Not enough titanium in your life? Same here, but Ibis and RSD both have a couple of drool-worthy Ti rides to check out.
Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2019
Fuji's New Enduro and Trail Bikes - Sea Otter 2019 Fuji's New Enduro and Trail Bikes - Sea Otter 2019
1980s Miami was the inspiration for Fuji's custom painted Auric enduro bike.
Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2019
9point8's Lightweight Dropper Post and New Stem - Sea Otter 2019 9point8's Lightweight Dropper Post and New Stem - Sea Otter 2019
The Fall Line R shaves weight by shaving material.
Sarah Moore    Apr 12, 2019
Giant's First Flat Pedal Shoe & Updated Footwear Collection - Sea Otter 2019 Giant's First Flat Pedal Shoe & Updated Footwear Collection - Sea Otter 2019
Versatile flat pedal shoes, carbon XC race shoes, and more.
Mike Levy    Apr 11, 2019
Spot's New Short-Travel Ripper - Sea Otter 2019 Spot's New Short-Travel Ripper - Sea Otter 2019
Less travel, a slack front-end, and Spot's carbon fiber Living Link flex pivot.
Mike Levy    Apr 11, 2019
Kavenz's High-Pivot Enduro Prototype  - Sea Otter 2019 Kavenz's High-Pivot Enduro Prototype - Sea Otter 2019
If it doesn't have a high main pivot and an idler wheel, is it even good?
Mike Kazimer    Apr 11, 2019
First Ride: Hutchinson's New Griffus Tires First Ride: Hutchinson's New Griffus Tires
Developed to meet the demands of EWS athletes, the Griffus is the first model in Hutchinson's new Racing Lab range.
David Arthur    Apr 10, 2019
First Look: The Updated Fox 32 Step-Cast First Look: The Updated Fox 32 Step-Cast
The 32 gets a 20% boost in stiffness thanks to a redesigned crown.
Sarah Moore    Apr 9, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
Department-store bikes look a lot better than they used to.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 8, 2019
First Ride: Zipp Enters the Mountain Bike World With New 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels First Ride: Zipp Enters the Mountain Bike World With New 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels
Zipp debuts a single wall rim design that's designed to flex for maximum traction.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 4, 2019
First Ride: RockShox's Updated Lyrik and New Deluxe Shock First Ride: RockShox's Updated Lyrik and New Deluxe Shock
There's a new Charger 2.1 damper, and multiple friction reducing features in RockShox's Signature Series suspension line.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 2, 2019
Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Helmet is More Affordable & Full Featured Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Helmet is More Affordable & Full Featured
Leatt's new DBX 3.0 DH helmet has many of the same features as the higher end DBX 5.0 helmet but sells for $189, roughly half the price.
Ralf Hauser    Mar 29, 2019
First Ride: Bold Unplugged Volume 2 First Ride: Bold Unplugged Volume 2
Bold's latest all-mountain design lets you choose wheels sizes and adjust your geometry from mild to wild.
Mike Levy    Mar 29, 2019
Carbon Chainrings, Clever Tools, and a New Smart Trainer - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 Carbon Chainrings, Clever Tools, and a New Smart Trainer - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Nothing to see here, just coating the teeth of a carbon chainring with powdered metal.
Mike Levy    Mar 29, 2019
This Shock's Piston Disconnects at High-Frequencies  - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 This Shock's Piston Disconnects at High-Frequencies - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
The Motion Engineering says their shock is able to tell the difference between impacts that need damping and those that need the shock to move as freely as possible.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 28, 2019
First Look: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet First Look: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet
Fox's new full face could be this year's worst-kept secret, but there's much to be discovered about its multi-facated protection technologies.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 28, 2019
SRAM Announces New G2 Four Piston Brakes SRAM Announces New G2 Four Piston Brakes
The next generation of SRAM's Guide brakes has arrived, with a claimed 7% increase in power, along with better heat management.
Mike Levy    Mar 28, 2019
Suspension, Anti-Lock Brakes, and a Dropper Post Cable Kit - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 Suspension, Anti-Lock Brakes, and a Dropper Post Cable Kit - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Suntour's Aion fork gets a new PCS damper, Jagwire's Pro Dropper Cable Kit makes more sense than it sounds like, and an anti-lock gizmo for your brakes.
Mike Levy    Mar 27, 2019
TOR's Clever Stem and Easily Rebuildable Pedals - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 TOR's Clever Stem and Easily Rebuildable Pedals - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Never heard of TOR? Me neither, but the new company has some neat products that set them apart from the crowd.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 21, 2019
First Ride: Teravail's New Ehline and Honcho Trail Tires First Ride: Teravail's New Ehline and Honcho Trail Tires
Teravail have two new tires aimed at the cross-country and trail riders.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2019
WaveCel - Bontrager's New Concussion-Preventing Helmet Technology WaveCel - Bontrager's New Concussion-Preventing Helmet Technology
Bontrager have a new helmet design that's claimed to be 48 times more effective than EPS foam at preventing concussions.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2019
First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower
The new Megatower is ready to rumble with 29" wheels and 160mm of travel.
Paul Aston    Mar 10, 2019
First Look: Crud Catcher XL Fender First Look: Crud Catcher XL Fender
The man behind the original Crud Catcher has been quiet on the performance MTB scene for a few years, but now he's back with their biggest mudguard yet.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 8, 2019
First Look: Diamondback Release 29 and Carbon Sync'r First Look: Diamondback Release 29 and Carbon Sync'r
Diamondback adds two new budget friendly bikes to their lineup.
Aidan Oliver    Mar 7, 2019
First Look: Leatt Velocity 6.5 Goggle First Look: Leatt Velocity 6.5 Goggle
Leatt are expanding their protective apparel line with the addition of the Velocity 6.5 goggle.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 5, 2019
First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon
The Stumpjumper EVO is now available with a carbon frame. And yes, it has a SWAT box.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 4, 2019
Marin Releases the 2019 Mount Vision Marin Releases the 2019 Mount Vision
Marin's 150mm-travel AM/enduro bike introduces a second-gen Naild R3act suspension tuned for aggressive riding styles
James Smurthwaite    Mar 1, 2019
Salsa Updates Full Suspension Lineup, Including First Official Downcountry Bike Salsa Updates Full Suspension Lineup, Including First Official Downcountry Bike
Salsa has launched an overhaul of its full suspension bike line up today with three new models - the Spearfish, the Horsethief and the Rustler.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 28, 2019
First Ride: Revel's Rail Enduro Bike is an Impressive Debut First Ride: Revel's Rail Enduro Bike is an Impressive Debut
A new offering from a handful of industry veterans.
Sarah Moore    Jan 31, 2019
Check Out: Shoes, Winter Riding Solutions, & More - January 2019 Check Out: Shoes, Winter Riding Solutions, & More - January 2019
See what made this month's Check Out, including gear from Etnies, Wahoo, and more!
Sarah Moore    Jan 29, 2019
First Look: Santa Cruz's Chameleon Hardtail Goes Carbon First Look: Santa Cruz's Chameleon Hardtail Goes Carbon
The Chameleon is now available in a lighter carbon fiber version.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 23, 2019
First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock
Marzocchi are expanding their lineup with the addition of the Bomber CR.
Paul Aston    Jan 17, 2019
First Ride: The New Canyon Strive First Ride: The New Canyon Strive
The Strive returns with big wheels, 150mm of rear travel, and an updated Shapeshifter design.
David Arthur    Jan 15, 2019
First Ride: YT's New Long-Travel 29er, the Jeffsy 29 CF Pro Race First Ride: YT's New Long-Travel 29er, the Jeffsy 29 CF Pro Race
There's an all-new Jeffsy and we spent a few days in Portugal on the long-travel version to see what the fresh design is all about. And no, Christopher Walken wasn't there.
Mike Levy    Jan 3, 2019
Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC
It's really freakin' light and really freakin' slack, but does it make sense?
Paul Aston    Dec 3, 2018
The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve 29" DH Wheels Are Official The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve 29" DH Wheels Are Official
The first real-world details of V10 chassis and Reserve DH wheelset that will be in-store soon
Mike Kazimer    Nov 28, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
A tiny sensor found on many of Specialized's 2019 helmets is designed to detect a crash, and then send out a message and GPS coordinates via a smartphone to a rider's emergency contacts.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 27, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Canyon Neuron First Ride: 2019 Canyon Neuron
The Canyon Neuron was designed to be a versatile trail bike, with 130mm of travel and either 29" or 27.5" wheels depending on the frame size.
Sarah Moore    Nov 6, 2018
First Look: Specialized Women's Power Saddle with Mimic Technology First Look: Specialized Women's Power Saddle with Mimic Technology
Specialized designed this new saddle with a multi-layer cushioning system that conforms to female soft tissue and helps relieve pressure.
Mike Levy    Oct 31, 2018
This New Tire Doesn't Look Like a Minion - Taipei Cycle Show 2018 This New Tire Doesn't Look Like a Minion - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Tioga's front-specific Edge 22 doubles the amount of cornering edges.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 22, 2018
First Look: Industry Nine's A35 Stem First Look: Industry Nine's A35 Stem
Industry Nine is no longer just a wheel company with the introduction of their new 35mm stem.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 17, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
Short for "Advance Rim Defense," this lightweight tubeless performance insert promises to be easier to install than its nearest competitors
Mike Kazimer    Oct 15, 2018
First Look: Fox Racing's Fall 2018 Outerwear First Look: Fox Racing's Fall 2018 Outerwear
Fox's latest apparel collection is designed to keep riders warm and dry, no matter the conditions.
Alex Evans    Oct 10, 2018
First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned
We take Scott's new long travel 29er enduro race bike out for some laps on Whistler's gnarly terrain.
Sarah Moore    Oct 9, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
The original Habit was one of the first lightweight, medium-travel XC bikes with capable trail geometry. The new Habit takes the concept to a new level.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 1, 2018
First Ride: Crankbrothers Carbon Synthesis Wheels First Ride: Crankbrothers Carbon Synthesis Wheels
Two famous wheel designers join together to invent a new high performance carbon wheel.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 29, 2018
Evil Releases New 140mm 29er - The Offering Evil Releases New 140mm 29er - The Offering
There's a new big wheeler in Evil's lineup. Meet the Offering.
Paul Aston    Sep 27, 2018
First Ride: Ohlins New RXF36 Trail Fork & TTX Air Shock First Ride: Ohlins New RXF36 Trail Fork & TTX Air Shock
Ohlins admits they've had a tough time entering the MTB market, but they aim to change that with their new fork and shock.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 26, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
J-bend spokes, brass nipples - Roval's Traverse wheels received a number of revisions for 2019.
Brian Park    Sep 21, 2018
The Lost Randoms - Interbike 2018 The Lost Randoms - Interbike 2018
One final round-up of gear from Interbike 2018, including Thule's new rack, White Industries' Micro Spline compatible freehub, Ritchey's new hardtail, and lots more.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 19, 2018
Allite's New Super Magnesium Alloy is Lighter Than Aluminum, Less Expensive Than Carbon - Interbike 2018 Allite's New Super Magnesium Alloy is Lighter Than Aluminum, Less Expensive Than Carbon - Interbike 2018
Are magnesium frames going to become commonplace? Allite's new alloy certainly is intriguing.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 19, 2018
New Casing, Compound, and Width Options From Maxxis - Interbike 2018 New Casing, Compound, and Width Options From Maxxis - Interbike 2018
Maxxis' new EXO+ casing is on the way, along with an increased number of tires with their extra-tacky MaxxGrip compound.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 18, 2018
New Shoes From Shimano & Apparel From Dakine - Interbike 2018 New Shoes From Shimano & Apparel From Dakine - Interbike 2018
Shimano launches new flat pedal and SPD compatible shoes, while Dakine shows off their new rain jacket and DH pants.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 18, 2018
7 Clever Little Gadgets & Accessories - Interbike 2018 7 Clever Little Gadgets & Accessories - Interbike 2018
It's a roundup of pint-sized products, including a satellite communicator, a torque wrench, and a new way to hold your banana.
Mike Levy    Sep 18, 2018
Alto's New Carbon Wheels - Interbike 2018 Alto's New Carbon Wheels - Interbike 2018
Alto's US-made hubs are at the center of these carbon hoops.
Mike Levy    Sep 18, 2018
Stompump's Foot-Operated Mini-Pump - Interbike 2018 Stompump's Foot-Operated Mini-Pump - Interbike 2018
This $100 mini-pump moves a ton of air quickly, and you use your foot and leg instead of your hands and arm.
Brian Park    Sep 18, 2018
Randoms Round 1 - Interbike 2018 Randoms Round 1 - Interbike 2018
A first helmet from Alpinestars, a 7200 lumen light, and lots more—we may have left Las Vegas, but Interbike Randoms will endure.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 17, 2018
First Ride: The New Focus SAM is a 170mm Lightweight First Ride: The New Focus SAM is a 170mm Lightweight
The new SAM has 27.5" wheels, 170mm of travel, and a very reasonable weight.
Mike Levy    Sep 16, 2018
Is this Mondraker Prototype the Wildest XC Bike of the Year? - Interbike 2018 Is this Mondraker Prototype the Wildest XC Bike of the Year? - Interbike 2018
Mondraker's prototype full-suspension bike is made in Germany, weighs just 18.8lb, and might not ever be sold to the public.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 14, 2018
First Look: Mavic's New Deemax SSC Wheels First Look: Mavic's New Deemax SSC Wheels
Mavic's big secret has aluminum rims, symmetric spoke angles, and a compact freehub driver. Canyon's Troy Brosnan and Mark Wallace have been racing them this year.
Alex Evans    Sep 14, 2018
Check Out: A New Helmet, Flat Pedal Shoes, Multi-Tool & More Check Out: A New Helmet, Flat Pedal Shoes, Multi-Tool & More
See what made it into this month's Check Out, including Bontrager's Ion Pro Light, Ride Concept's flat pedal shoes, Smith's Forefront 2 helmet, a GPS & heart rate monitor from Polar and more.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 9, 2018
First Ride: Yeti's New SB130 First Ride: Yeti's New SB130
Yeti have added another new model to their lineup - find out more about the SB130.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 29, 2018
First Look: The Stevie Smith 1199 DH Track First Look: The Stevie Smith 1199 DH Track
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park unveils plans to build a Pro level DH race track. One of the goals? Attract a World Cup to Western Canada.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 26, 2018
First Ride: Yeti’s New SB150 First Ride: Yeti’s New SB150
Long, slack, and there's even room for a water bottle. The new SB150 is Yeti's most aggressive 29er yet.
Mike Levy    Aug 23, 2018
First Look: Trek's New 2019 Remedy First Look: Trek's New 2019 Remedy
Trek updates their do-it-all Remedy with new geometry and suspension for 2019.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 20, 2018
Video: Devinci's New Wilson 29 DH Bike Video: Devinci's New Wilson 29 DH Bike
Formerly only available to Devinici's World Cup team, the Wilson 29 has now officially been released to the general public. We sat down with Julien Boulais, Devinici's brand manager, to find out more about this new DH machine.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 17, 2018
Tech Randoms: New Racks, Bars, Shades, & Shoes - Crankworx Whistler 2018 Tech Randoms: New Racks, Bars, Shades, & Shoes - Crankworx Whistler 2018
New Five Tens, carbon bars from FSA, glasses from Oakley, racks from Yakima and Saris, and more.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 16, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Dainese Enduro Knee Guards First Ride: 2019 Dainese Enduro Knee Guards
Dainese's new Enduro Knee Guard is designed to offer the extra protection racers need, but their initial design compromises off-the-bike comfort.
Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2018
Forbidden Bike Company's High Pivot Trail Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2018 Forbidden Bike Company's High Pivot Trail Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2018
High single pivot DH rigs are hot right now, but do they make sense on a trail bike? Forbidden Bike Company says they do, and they have a 130mm-travel 29er that might prove their point.
Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2018
Magped's Magnetic Pedal - Crankworx Whistler 2018 Magped's Magnetic Pedal - Crankworx Whistler 2018
Is this an alternative to platform and clipless pedals?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2018
Cannondale Introduces the New Jekyll 29 Cannondale Introduces the New Jekyll 29
There's a new Jekyll on the way, with 29" wheels and 150mm of travel.
Paul Aston    Aug 10, 2018
First Ride: Kona Operator CR 29" First Ride: Kona Operator CR 29"
Kona debut their 29" wheeled carbon Operator CR that can be downsized to 27.5" wheels.
Sarah Moore    Aug 8, 2018
First Look: 2019 Liv Intrigue Advanced First Look: 2019 Liv Intrigue Advanced
We take a look at Liv's new carbon 27.5" women's specific trail bike.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 8, 2018
First Ride: Polygon's  New XquarOne DH First Ride: Polygon's New XquarOne DH
Polygon bring their unique suspension design to the downhill world - meet the XquarOne DH.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 6, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Giant Trance 29 First Ride: 2019 Giant Trance 29
Does Giant's new Trance offer more than its mere 115mm travel would have you expect? Daniel Sapp flew to northern Italy to find out.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 23, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Orbea Oiz First Ride: 2019 Orbea Oiz
Orbea's best selling XC race bike gets the low-and-slack treatment and a more playful, 120mm-travel sibling.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 20, 2018
First Look: KS Genesys Integrated Dropper Seatpost First Look: KS Genesys Integrated Dropper Seatpost
Developed in partnership with Bold Cycles, this 150mm-stroke dropper fits inside standard, 31.6mm seat tubes.
Ralf Hauser    Jul 18, 2018
First Ride: Bold Unplugged Volume 1 First Ride: Bold Unplugged Volume 1
Bold's latest creation is an unbridled enduro bike with adjustable geometry, two suspension options, and you can configure it for 27.5" or 29" wheels.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 9, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Specialized Epic EVO First Ride: 2019 Specialized Epic EVO
Specialized's dual-suspension XC race bike gets the EVO treatment, with a longer-stroke fork, more relaxed numbers, and a muscular component spec..
Paul Aston    Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: Öhlins Downhill Race Fork First Ride: Öhlins Downhill Race Fork
Öhlins' long-awaited DH38 Downhill Race fork has arrived, and Paul Aston has some early impressions of the Swedish slider.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 5, 2018
First Ride: WTB’s 2019 Tires & Rims First Ride: WTB’s 2019 Tires & Rims
WTB revamps its most important tires and rims and introduces a two-layer armored bead seal. Daniel Sapp puts them to task on Idaho's Silver Mountain trails.
Paul Aston    Jul 4, 2018
First Ride: Marin Alpine Trail First Ride: Marin Alpine Trail
Marin's affordable 150mm travel 29er comes ready to shred - with modern geometry and a needs-nothing spec.
Alex Evans    Jul 4, 2018
Check Out: Sunglasses From Outer Space, Mushroom-Inspired Grips, & More Check Out: Sunglasses From Outer Space, Mushroom-Inspired Grips, & More
See what made it into this month's Check Out, including sunglasses from 100%, Bontrager tires, a Prologo saddle and more.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 4, 2018
First Ride: Maxxis Rekon Race First Ride: Maxxis Rekon Race
Maxxis' new Rekon Race is a semi-slick XC race tire developed for all-out speed but it still holds its own in the corners.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 3, 2018
First Ride: The New Santa Cruz Bronson First Ride: The New Santa Cruz Bronson
The Bronson still has 27.5" wheels and 150mm of travel, but the frame has been fully redesigned.
Mike Levy    Jul 3, 2018
First Ride: Santa Cruz's New 5010 First Ride: Santa Cruz's New 5010
This is the third iteration of the 5010, and it's easily the most capable yet thanks to some big changes.
Matt Wragg    Jul 2, 2018
First Look: DT's New F535 One Fork First Look: DT's New F535 One Fork
Matt Wragg has been the only rider outside of the DT-Swiss factory to ride this fork and has been testing since April. An all-new approach to the air spring and damping promises to truly give riders what they want: sensitivity, support and bottom out control with no compromises.
Paul Aston    Jun 28, 2018
First Look: Bluegrass Legit, MET Eldar, & MET Echo Helmets - Bike Connection Summer First Look: Bluegrass Legit, MET Eldar, & MET Echo Helmets - Bike Connection Summer
Bluegrass has released their latest Legit full face developed in conjunction with the UR Team, along with budget and youth enduro lids from MET.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 26, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Canyon Lux First Ride: 2019 Canyon Lux
Canyon's newly remade Lux is lightweight, fits two bottles, and is very XCO race focused.
Mike Levy    Jun 26, 2018
Push Has A New Nomad-Ready Shock: ElevenSix SS Push Has A New Nomad-Ready Shock: ElevenSix SS
If you had a new Nomad or Slash, you were out of luck if you wanted to run an ElevenSix shock. Not anymore.
Ralf Hauser    Jun 21, 2018
Trek Powerfly LT 9 MY19 - First Ride Trek Powerfly LT 9 MY19 - First Ride
The Powerfly family gets updated for 2019, and now has a fully-integrated power pack.
Paul Aston    Jun 19, 2018
First Look: Öhlins DH Race Fork First Look: Öhlins DH Race Fork
Öhlins finally release full details of the fork developed with Loic Bruni and the Specialized Gravity Team, and it will be available to buy soon...
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Firebird 29 First Ride: Pivot's New Firebird 29
There's another big-wheeled brawler on the block - meet Pivot's 162mm Firebird 29.
Zach White    Jun 5, 2018
A $999 Wireless Dropper Post, New Tires, Tools & More - Taipei Cycle Pre-Show A $999 Wireless Dropper Post, New Tires, Tools & More - Taipei Cycle Pre-Show
A quick trip to Taiwan revealed some interesting products, including new tires, a super-expensive dropper post, and another option for 12-speed chains.
Alex Evans    Jun 1, 2018
Tech Briefing: New Riding Kit, Colour-Enhancing Glasses, Tough Bike Bags & More - June 2018 Tech Briefing: New Riding Kit, Colour-Enhancing Glasses, Tough Bike Bags & More - June 2018
A monthly round-up of all the latest tech - including gear from Ryders Eyewear, Giro, Db Equipment, Nukeproof and more.
Richard Cunningham    May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
The M9100 group's massive overhaul has a new silent freehub interface, 3 cassettes, 2 rear derailleurs, 2 brake calipers, redesigned brake levers, bonded cranks, narrow-wide chainrings, upgraded pedals, a trail-adjustable top guide... oh yeah, and 12-speeds.
Alex Evans    May 24, 2018
Check Out: Steerer Tube Storage, Leather-Palmed Gloves, Waterproof Gear, & More Check Out: Steerer Tube Storage, Leather-Palmed Gloves, Waterproof Gear, & More
See what made it into this month's Check Out, including the Miles Wide Industries Fork Cork, Elite Cycling Cannibal XC Cage, and MEC Tonquin Gore Tex Jacket.
Mike Levy    May 21, 2018
Spotted: Is This Specialized's New DH Bike? Spotted: Is This Specialized's New DH Bike?
This stealth black prototype was spotted at the Whistler Bike Park over the weekend. Is it Specialized's new 29er downhill sled?
Mike Levy    May 17, 2018
Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork
The Lefty Ocho is here, and it's sure to turn some heads with its single-sided, single-crown design. Here's the inside story of how the most radical looking fork on the market was created.
Paul Aston    May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
String for spokes, blue carbon fiber, ding-resistant alloy rims, and an anti-annoyance device for Lyrik Torque Caps? Newmen showed us a bunch of interesting components this week.
Mike Kazimer    May 17, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Trail 429 First Ride: Pivot's New Trail 429
Pivot's newest 29er has 120mm of rear travel, a longer reach, and 12 x 157mm rear hub spacing.
Alex Evans    May 7, 2018
Tech Briefing: Signature Pedals, A Long-Travel Dropper Post, New Tires & More - May 2018 Tech Briefing: Signature Pedals, A Long-Travel Dropper Post, New Tires & More - May 2018
A monthly round-up of all the latest tech - including gear from OneUp, Crankbrothers, HxR Components, Sender Magazine and more.
Matt Wragg    Apr 28, 2018
First Look: Schwalbe’s New, More Aggressive Hans Dampf - Garda Trentino 2018 First Look: Schwalbe’s New, More Aggressive Hans Dampf - Garda Trentino 2018
Is it a Magic Dampf? The perennial all rounder gets a major makeover.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 28, 2018
First Look: Propain’s New Hugene 29er - Garda Trentino 2018 First Look: Propain’s New Hugene 29er - Garda Trentino 2018
The Hugene is Propain's first 29er, with 130mm of travel and a full carbon frame.
Paul Aston    Apr 27, 2018
YT Tues - First Look YT Tues - First Look
YT's World Cup winning Tues receives a facelift with incremental changes for 2018.
Paul Aston    Apr 25, 2018
Cube Stereo 150 TM - First Ride Cube Stereo 150 TM - First Ride
Sizing that's a big leap forward from the previous model and different grades of carbon fibre across the range could make Cube's new Stereo a hot contender for your cash.
Sarah Moore    Apr 25, 2018
One Last Walk Through the Biggest Bike Show in California - Sea Otter 2018 One Last Walk Through the Biggest Bike Show in California - Sea Otter 2018
Race trucks, rowdy rubber, gourmet race food, articulating packs, shameful amounts of carbon, and a bike that everyone had to pet.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 22, 2018
First Look: Jamis' New 3VO Suspension - Sea Otter 2018 First Look: Jamis' New 3VO Suspension - Sea Otter 2018
Jamis joins forces with Speedgoat's Chris Currie to introduce his pedal-friendly short-link rear suspension.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 22, 2018
Sunday Randoms - Sea Otter 2018 Sunday Randoms - Sea Otter 2018
You'll find titanium cranks, gold forks, CNC'd building blocks, and much more in this batch of images from Sea Otter.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 22, 2018
New Wide Range Drivetrain, Manitou Dirt Jump Fork, and a Dirt Cheap DH Bike - Sea Otter 2018 New Wide Range Drivetrain, Manitou Dirt Jump Fork, and a Dirt Cheap DH Bike - Sea Otter 2018
Saturday was jam packed, and exhibitors responded by pulling out their secret stuff. Take a look.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 21, 2018
Troy Lee Designs' Ultralight Full Face Helmet - Sea Otter 2018 Troy Lee Designs' Ultralight Full Face Helmet - Sea Otter 2018
The TLD Stage helmet is expected to have a sub-700 gram weight when it becomes available later this year.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2018
Where's the Shock? Bold Cycles' Unplugged Prototype - Sea Otter 2018 Where's the Shock? Bold Cycles' Unplugged Prototype - Sea Otter 2018
Bold have a new bike on the way, with big wheels, 165mm of travel, and a 63.5-degree head angle.

 
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