Tags: First Rides
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.
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 15, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Cube Stereo 170 SL 29 First Ride: 2020 Cube Stereo 170 SL 29
The newest Stereo gets big wheels and 170mm of travel.
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.
Ralf Hauser    Aug 12, 2019
First Ride: Giant's 2020 Reign E+ Wants to Go Big First Ride: Giant's 2020 Reign E+ Wants to Go Big
Giant extends its e-bike range with the 160mm travel Reign E+.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Park    Jul 12, 2019
First Ride: RockShox's Updated 2020 Reverb - Bike Connection Summer 2019 First Ride: RockShox's Updated 2020 Reverb - Bike Connection Summer 2019
We try out the new Reverb, which has a lighter action, more drop from a shorter post, and a longer service interval than before.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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    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.
Mike Levy    Apr 10, 2019
First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike
The name is the same but Norco's full-on cross-country bike is new from tip to tail.
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.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 4, 2019
First Ride: Eminent Onset 140 First Ride: Eminent Onset 140
Southern California brand’s new big-wheel trail bike features modern numbers and a bold profile.
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.
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.
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
First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower
The new Megatower is ready to rumble with 29" wheels and 160mm of travel.
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.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 5, 2019
First Ride: Salsa's New Spearfish and Horsethief First Ride: Salsa's New Spearfish and Horsethief
Salsa's two shorter-travel 29ers get some major updates and two full size water bottles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 17, 2018
First Ride: Specialized's New Turbo Levo FSR First Ride: Specialized's New Turbo Levo FSR
Specialized's new Levo promises to be the most svelte and powerful eMTBs to date.
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.
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.
Alex Evans    Aug 29, 2018
First Ride: GT Fury Carbon Team First Ride: GT Fury Carbon Team
We test GT's new high pivot DH bike on the trails at the world's most formidable bike park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Mike Kazimer    Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: 2019 GT Force & Sensor First Ride: 2019 GT Force & Sensor
GT reveals two new bikes - the EWS-proven Force, and the Sensor, a new 130mm 29er.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Aston    May 21, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
Ghost drop their latest eMTB that features sorted geometry and specs. Could it go straight to the front of the pack?
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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.
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.
Paul Aston    Apr 23, 2018
Lapierre Overvolt AM 727i - First Ride Lapierre Overvolt AM 727i - First Ride
The new 160mm Overvolt is the first Lapierre to be powered by a Shimano Steps motor.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 19, 2018
Maxxis' New Assegai DH Tire - First Ride Maxxis' New Assegai DH Tire - First Ride
Designed by the GOAT himself, we've been putting the miles in on Maxxis' newest downhill tire.
David Arthur    Apr 16, 2018
2019 Specialized Stumpjumper - First Ride 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper - First Ride
We headed to Ainsa, Spain, to get acquainted with the redesigned Specialized Stumpjumper.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 17, 2018
RockShox Boxxer World Cup - First Ride RockShox Boxxer World Cup - First Ride
The Boxxer gets a complete overhaul, and is now available in a 29" version with 200mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 10, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
The iconic Bomber is back with a new look and up to 180 millimeters of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 5, 2018
Trek Full Stache - First Ride Trek Full Stache - First Ride
With 29" x 3.0" tires and 130mm of travel the Full Stache isn't your typical trail bike.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 26, 2018
First Ride: Ibis Ripmo - Long-Travel 29er First Ride: Ibis Ripmo - Long-Travel 29er
This is definitely not your dad's Ibis - a forward thinking 29er that will become a springboard for future designs.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 20, 2018
First Ride: 2019 RockShox Lyrik RC2 First Ride: 2019 RockShox Lyrik RC2
Get the scoop on the updated Lyrik fork and Super Deluxe shock.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 7, 2018
First Ride: Intense Sniper Elite XC First Ride: Intense Sniper Elite XC
This surprise cross-country offering from Temecula, California, has modern numbers and a decidedly different attitude.
Paul Aston    Mar 7, 2018
Canyon Goes Electric with the Spectral:ON - First Ride Canyon Goes Electric with the Spectral:ON - First Ride
The direct-sale superpower from Germany finally joins the eMTB fray with a 150mm trail bike that's got mismatched 27.5+ / 29" wheels.
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Richard Cunningham    Feb 23, 2018
First Ride: Promising New Suspension Design From an Unlikely Source First Ride: Promising New Suspension Design From an Unlikely Source
Set-and-forget suspension that pedals great and rides smoothly? We've heard that before, but garage inventor Damon Madsen thinks he's cracked the code.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 19, 2017
2018 Canyon Torque - First Ride 2018 Canyon Torque - First Ride
The Torque returns, this time with 175mm of travel and 27.5" wheels.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 11, 2017
2018 Canyon Spectral - First Ride 2018 Canyon Spectral - First Ride
Canyon's popular trail bike has received an extensive revision for 2018. Dig into all the details inside.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 20, 2017
Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon - First Ride Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon - First Ride
Sam Hill's ride of choice is now available for public consumption.
AJ Barlas    Sep 2, 2017
Specialized's New Long Travel eMTB - The Turbo Kenevo FSR - First Ride Specialized's New Long Travel eMTB - The Turbo Kenevo FSR - First Ride
Specialized answer requests for a longer travel eMTB with the Kenevo—the pedal assist version of their popular Enduro trail bike.
Paul Aston    Aug 30, 2017
Enve M-Series and Protective Rim Strip Technology - First Ride Enve M-Series and Protective Rim Strip Technology - First Ride
Enve unveils a completely refreshed line of mountain wheels, as well as integrated puncture and rim protection.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 15, 2017
Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017 Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Does the performance of Unno's exotic carbon creation match its stunning looks?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 24, 2017
Giant Reign Advanced 2018 - First Ride Giant Reign Advanced 2018 - First Ride
The Reign returns with updated geometry and a revised suspension layout for 2018.
David Arthur    Jul 10, 2017
Whyte G-170 - First Ride Whyte G-170 - First Ride
Available in either carbon or aluminum, the G-170 is Whyte's new 170mm enduro race bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 6, 2017
Santa Cruz Hightower LT - First Ride Santa Cruz Hightower LT - First Ride
With 150mm of travel and 29" wheels there's not much that can stop the new Hightower LT.
Atherton Racing    Jul 5, 2017
Atherton Diaries Episode 7: Racing Andorra World Cup, Rally Cars, Rowboats and Rach's First Ride - Video Atherton Diaries Episode 7: Racing Andorra World Cup, Rally Cars, Rowboats and Rach's First Ride - Video
Episode 7 of the Atherton Diaries is here, follow the guys as they ride, race and make time for rowing and rally car adventures in between.
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AJ Barlas    Jul 1, 2017
2018 Specialized Epic - First Ride 2018 Specialized Epic - First Ride
When Specialized took on the task of overhauling their staple XC race craft, the Epic, they knew they had their work cut out for them. All the details of the redesign here, plus some initial ride impressions.
Ralf Hauser    Jun 26, 2017
Rose Pikes Peak - First Ride Rose Pikes Peak - First Ride
Available with either 150 or 165mm of travel, the Pikes Peak uses a clever new system to adjust the geometry and shock progression.
Kike Abelleira    Jun 26, 2017
Orbea Goes Big With the New Rallon - First Ride Orbea Goes Big With the New Rallon - First Ride
The Rallon returns, this time with a carbon frame, 29" wheels, and 150mm of travel.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 21, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
BMC Synchronizes the dropper seatpost with the shock's remote lockout and reinvents the trail bike.
Paul Aston    Jun 16, 2017
Scott Genius 2018 - First Ride Scott Genius 2018 - First Ride
Scott debuts one of the most aggressive trail bikes on the market.
Lauren Jenkins    Jun 1, 2017
Juliana Strega – First Ride Juliana Strega – First Ride
We traveled to Triora, Italy, to get acquainted with the Strega, Juliana's new 170mm bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 1, 2017
The New Santa Cruz Nomad is Longer and Slacker Than Ever – First Ride The New Santa Cruz Nomad is Longer and Slacker Than Ever – First Ride
The Nomad underwent a major revision, and now has 170mm of front and rear travel plus a new suspension layout.
Paul Aston    May 26, 2017
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay EMTB – First Ride Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay EMTB – First Ride
We head to the grey earth of Valberg, France, to check out the Canadian brand's first EMTB.
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AJ Barlas    May 18, 2017
Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – First Ride Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – First Ride
We head to Moab for a couple of days beating on the new Pivot 140mm travel Mach 5.5 trail bike, and our bodies, in the desert sun.
Paul Aston    May 17, 2017
Mr Wolf Banger Tire Insert - First Ride Mr Wolf Banger Tire Insert - First Ride
There's yet another foam, tire insert on the market. Does this one actually improve tubeless tire performance? We get a few runs on the new Banger from Italy.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 26, 2017
SRAM's New Code Brakes - First Ride SRAM's New Code Brakes - First Ride
Borrowing heavily from SRAM's Guide brakes, the classic Codes get an overhaul.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2017
BOS Returns With the Deville 35 - First Ride BOS Returns With the Deville 35 - First Ride
BOS is back with an air sprung, 160mm fork.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 20, 2017
Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride
Marin's new 29er trail bike features Naild's R3ACT rear suspension.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 18, 2017
2018 Fox 36 - First Ride 2018 Fox 36 - First Ride
The venerable 36 gets updated with a Float EVOL air spring and a new volume spacer system.
Paul Aston    Apr 5, 2017
Cannondale Launches New Jekyll and Trigger - First Ride Cannondale Launches New Jekyll and Trigger - First Ride
After seeing the first spy-shots nearly one year ago, the new Jekyll and Trigger are let out of the bag.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 13, 2017
Four New Tires From Michelin - First Ride Four New Tires From Michelin - First Ride
Three years in development, the French tire maker emerges with some impressive performers in the cross-country, trail and all-mountain categories.
Mike Levy    Mar 1, 2017
Cane Creek Introduces Fork - Exclusive First Ride Cane Creek Introduces Fork - Exclusive First Ride
We've had two Cane Creek Helm forks on our bikes for the past few weeks, and here's what we think of them so far.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
The Range gets longer, lower, and slacker for 2017, and there's now a 29" version.
Olly Forster    Feb 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
YT have gone and made a 27.5" wheeled version of the Jeffsy - our first impressions are that it really likes to party.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 13, 2017
First Ride: Salsa Deadwood SUS 29+ First Ride: Salsa Deadwood SUS 29+
Salsa's latest creation has 90mm of travel and rolls on 29 x 3.0" tires.
Jay French    Dec 21, 2016
Christchurch Adventure Park: Blenki's First Ride - Video Christchurch Adventure Park: Blenki's First Ride - Video
The Christchurch Adventure Park is looking like it's the place to be right now.
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Mike Kazimer    Dec 5, 2016
Eightpins Integrated Dropper Post - First Ride Eightpins Integrated Dropper Post - First Ride
There's plenty of buzz around Eightpins' dropper post - we see how it works out on the trail.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 21, 2016
Shimano XT Di2 Drivetrain - First Ride Shimano XT Di2 Drivetrain - First Ride
We get acquainted with Shimano's newest electronic drivetrain.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Nov 14, 2016
Liv Hail and Pique - First Ride Liv Hail and Pique - First Ride
We traveled to Sedona, Arizona, to get acquainted with two new bikes from Liv.
Mike Levy    Oct 17, 2016
Box One Derailleur and Shifter - First Ride Box One Derailleur and Shifter - First Ride
Should SRAM and Shimano be worried about Box's new derailleur and PushPush shifter? Here are some early impressions of Box's long awaited drivetrain components.
AJ Barlas    Oct 3, 2016
Kona Operator 2017 - First Ride Kona Operator 2017 - First Ride
We get acquainted with the new Operator in Retallack, BC.
Vernon Felton    Aug 31, 2016
Devinci Marshall Carbon - First Ride Devinci Marshall Carbon - First Ride
Devinci's Marshall goes both ways--27+ and 29er. We rode the bike in both guises. Here are some first impressions on the new Devinci Marshall Carbon.
Mike Levy    Aug 25, 2016
Rocky Mountain's 2017 Slayer - First Ride Rocky Mountain's 2017 Slayer - First Ride
The Slayer returns for 2017 as a pure all-mountain and enduro race bike, and Levy spends a few days on it in Whistler to find out how it behaves.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 18, 2016
Trek Slash 29 - First Ride: Crankworx Whistler 2016 Trek Slash 29 - First Ride: Crankworx Whistler 2016
We head out for a rip on Trek's new 150mm 29er.
Vernon Felton    Aug 16, 2016
Devinci Django 29 - First Ride Devinci Django 29 - First Ride
When Devinci rolled out the Django 27.5 trail bike, the first question on many riders minds was, "Why isn't Devinci making an aggressive 29er version?" Well, here's the 29er version.
Vernon Felton    Aug 4, 2016
2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail - First Ride 2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail - First Ride
Kona is trotting out a new 140-millimeter travel version of the Hei Hei. How does the 2017 Hei Hei Trail perform? We spent a day riding Squamish aboard the thing. Here's the story.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 1, 2016
Giant Trance - First Ride Giant Trance - First Ride
We spend two days in the Chilcotins getting acquainted with the new Trance.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 7, 2016
Niner RIP 9 RDO and JET 9 RDO - First Ride Niner RIP 9 RDO and JET 9 RDO - First Ride
We head to Sun Valley, Idaho, to ride two new bikes from Niner, including a plus-sized option.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 30, 2016
Trek's New Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 27.5 - First Ride Trek's New Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 27.5 - First Ride
Longer, lower, and slacker is the theme for the new Fuel EX and Remedy models.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 27, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
Bran Berthold's latest invention does the impossible: pedals like a hardtail and delivers a plush ride over the bumps - without levers or electronics.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 29, 2016
2017 RockShox SID - First Ride 2017 RockShox SID - First Ride
The SID goes on a diet, and now comes with a Charger damper.
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2016
Cannondale's New Scalpel-Si - First Ride Cannondale's New Scalpel-Si - First Ride
A first ride on the new Scalpel-Si, a cross-country race bike that Cannondale says is ready for some rowdy terrain. So, is it?
Vernon Felton    Apr 26, 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride
The new Tallboy and Joplin models get a small boost in rear travel and a big increase in capability.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 14, 2016
Bontrager's New Made-in-USA Carbon Wheels - First Ride Bontrager's New Made-in-USA Carbon Wheels - First Ride
Bontrager step into the ring with a set of wide and light carbon wheels that are made in Madison, Wisconsin.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 14, 2016
Norco Optic - First Ride Norco Optic - First Ride
The trailbike renaissance is in full swing as Norco unveils their Pacific Northwest-inspired short-travel range.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 12, 2016
Yeti SB5.5c - First Ride Yeti SB5.5c - First Ride
Yeti's SB family gets a burly new big-wheeled addition.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 12, 2016
Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Seatpost - First Ride Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Seatpost - First Ride
The sport’s most iconic component brand finally gets it right. Their new “redemption dropper” is hydraulic-powered, cable-operated, user-friendly, and comes with a three-year guarantee.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 7, 2016
RockShox's New Super Deluxe Shock - First Ride RockShox's New Super Deluxe Shock - First Ride
RockShox reveal their two new metric shocks and the new sizing system is explained.
Olly Forster    Apr 7, 2016
YT Jeffsy 29 - First Ride YT Jeffsy 29 - First Ride
YT Industries step into the big-wheeled world with a new 140mm trail smasher.
Olly Forster    Apr 5, 2016
Canyon Sender - First Ride Canyon Sender - First Ride
We take a closer look at Canyon's latest gravity machine, the carbon Sender.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 4, 2016
First Ride - Liv Intrigue SX First Ride - Liv Intrigue SX
We take Liv's brawniest machine out for a spin.
Olly Forster    Mar 29, 2016
Devinci Wilson Carbon - First Ride Devinci Wilson Carbon - First Ride
We take a closer look at Devinci's latest carbon fiber gravity machine to see if carbon really is the answer to a faster bike.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 24, 2016
First Ride: SRAM's 12-Speed Eagle Drivetrain First Ride: SRAM's 12-Speed Eagle Drivetrain
SRAM's new XX1 and X01 drivetrains now have twelve speeds, and use a 10-50 tooth cassette.
Olly Forster    Mar 15, 2016
Devinci Django - First Ride Devinci Django - First Ride
Devinci's new 120mm Django chassis is finally unchained.
Paul Aston    Feb 8, 2016
Cavalerie Anakin - Review Cavalerie Anakin - Review
Gearbox? Check. Belt drive? Check. We ride the Cavalerie Anakin from western France to see if it's a sign of things to come.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 2, 2016
Santa Cruz Hightower - First Ride Santa Cruz Hightower - First Ride
With 135mm of travel, 29" or 27.5+ wheels, and modern geometry, the Hightower is ready to get rowdy.
Paul Aston    Nov 10, 2015
Nukeproof Mega 275 and 290 - First Ride Nukeproof Mega 275 and 290 - First Ride
A classic re-born and now joined by a new bigger brother - we head to the Italian Riviera to see if the latest Mega can live up to its reputation.
Paul Aston    Oct 19, 2015
First Ride: Lapierre Spicy 2016 First Ride: Lapierre Spicy 2016
We head to Finale Ligure to get acquainted with Lapierre's updated classic.
David Arthur    Oct 19, 2015
First Ride: Whyte T-130C First Ride: Whyte T-130C
Sharp-handling carbon fiber trail bike from one of the UK's most respected suspension designers.
Paul Aston    Sep 28, 2015
First Ride: Nicolai Mojo GeoMetron First Ride: Nicolai Mojo GeoMetron
Throw out the rulebook and let the stopwatch determine your perfect frame geometry and suspension setup.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 11, 2015
First Ride: Santa Cruz's Updated Bronson and 5010 First Ride: Santa Cruz's Updated Bronson and 5010
The Bronson and the 5010 receive a host of updates, including slacker head angles and shorter chainstays.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Sep 11, 2015
First Ride: Juliana Bicycles Roubion and Furtado First Ride: Juliana Bicycles Roubion and Furtado
We head to the hills of Downieville, California, with Juliana's revamped Roubion and Furtado.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 25, 2015
First Ride: Cane Creek DBCoil Shock Gets a Climb Switch First Ride: Cane Creek DBCoil Shock Gets a Climb Switch
Introducing the DBcoil CS shock - the performance benefits of a coil shock, with climbing efficiency available on the fly.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 17, 2015
First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel
We take Trek's 100mm XC race machine out for some hot laps.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 13, 2015
First Ride: Industry Nine Trail S Wheels - Crankworx Whistler 2015 First Ride: Industry Nine Trail S Wheels - Crankworx Whistler 2015
A switch from aluminum to straight-pull stainless steel spokes nets a gateway wheelset from one of North America's best wheel builders
Mike Kazimer    Aug 6, 2015
First Ride: Rocky Mountain Maiden First Ride: Rocky Mountain Maiden
After 4 years of development, Rocky Mountain's carbon downhill bike has become a reality.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 5, 2015
First Ride: Cannondale Habit Carbon 1 First Ride: Cannondale Habit Carbon 1
Cannondale's fresh take on the 120-millimeter trail bike is engineered to boost your fun factor.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 27, 2015
First Ride: 2016 RockShox Lyrik First Ride: 2016 RockShox Lyrik
We head to the Selkirk Mountains to spend time with the new Lyrik.
David Arthur    Jun 25, 2015
First Ride: Mondraker Dune Carbon First Ride: Mondraker Dune Carbon
Mondraker's 160mm travel Dune gets the carbon treatment, and we head to Leogang, Austria, to ride the new bike.
Mike Kazimer    May 15, 2015
First Ride: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR First Ride: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
Specialized unveils a host of changes for the Stumpjumper FSR, including a 27.5+ option.
Paul Aston    May 8, 2015
First Ride: Bold Linkin Trail First Ride: Bold Linkin Trail
We head to Switzerland to get an exclusive first ride on the bike with a hidden shock.
Mike Kazimer    May 5, 2015
First Ride: Shimano Deore XT M8000 First Ride: Shimano Deore XT M8000
We get aquainted with Shimano's latest 11 speed drivetrain.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 17, 2015
First Ride: Specialized Rumor Expert 650b - Sea Otter 2015 First Ride: Specialized Rumor Expert 650b - Sea Otter 2015
We ride the new Specialized mid-size wheel, trail bike for women.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 16, 2015
First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum Carbon First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum Carbon
The Aurum gets a carbon frame and bigger wheels for 2015.
flag Lewis Bradley    Feb 11, 2015
Video: David Moulson's Early Season Training Video: David Moulson's Early Season Training
The trails around Swansea look ideal for the winter training season.
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Paul Aston    Nov 27, 2014
Mondraker Summum Carbon - First Ride Mondraker Summum Carbon - First Ride
We fly to Spain to ride Danny Hart's new DH bike, the Mondraker Summum Carbon.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 30, 2014
First Ride: Bell Super 2R Helmet First Ride: Bell Super 2R Helmet
Bell's latest design is meant to make it easier to bring a full face helmet along for the ride.
Red Bull Bike    Sep 23, 2014
Video: Rogatkin's First Ride Video: Rogatkin's First Ride
Rogatkin is trading in his BMX and slopestyle bikes for a DH rig and a chance to ride at Red Bull Rampage.
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Mike Kazimer    Aug 12, 2014
First Ride: DVO Diamond Fork Prototype First Ride: DVO Diamond Fork Prototype
We ventured out into the Whistler bike park to give DVO's upcoming 160mm fork a try.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 3, 2014
First Ride: Scott's New Gambler and Voltage FR First Ride: Scott's New Gambler and Voltage FR
We travelled to France and Switzerland to spend time with Scott's new downhill machines.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 16, 2014
First Ride: Roval Traverse Fattie Wheels - Super Wide and Super Fast First Ride: Roval Traverse Fattie Wheels - Super Wide and Super Fast
Another popular wheel brand adopts the newly emerging, 30-millimeter-ID rim standard for trail, all-mountain, and enduro racing wheels.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 7, 2014
Specialized Slaughter Tire - First Ride Specialized Slaughter Tire - First Ride
Specialized debuts a fast rolling semi-slick with superior edging control for enduro competition.
Mary Moncorge    Jun 1, 2014
First Ride: Juliana Roubion First Ride: Juliana Roubion
PB's Mary Moncorgé reports on Santa Cruz's no-compromise, made-for-women all-mountain/enduro racer.
Mike Levy    May 27, 2014
Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride
All of the tech behind the brand new 36 platform, and, more importantly, we ride it back-to-back against its main competition to find out if FOX has made up ground. Is it as good as it should be?
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    May 2, 2014
First Ride - SRAM X1 Drivetrain First Ride - SRAM X1 Drivetrain
Has the demand for an eleven speed, single 'ring drivetrain at a lower price been answered? It seems to be so.
flag Naco Yuan    Apr 28, 2014
新车测评:Santa Cruz Nomad 新车测评:Santa Cruz Nomad
我们来到智利测试这辆全新的Nomad。
Mike Kazimer    Apr 24, 2014
First Ride: Santa Cruz Nomad First Ride: Santa Cruz Nomad
We head down to Chile to check out Santa Cruz's latest carbon creation.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 10, 2014
First Ride: Diamondback Mission 27.5 First Ride: Diamondback Mission 27.5
Diamondback's new Mission 27.5 is a meant to be an all-mountain bruiser - we took it out to see just what it could handle.
Mike Levy    Apr 9, 2014
First Ride - Specialized SWAT Apparel First Ride - Specialized SWAT Apparel
Does Specialized's clever new line of mountain bike clothing spell the death of the hydration pack?
Richard Cunningham    Apr 8, 2014
First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Fork – Carbon, Inverted, Expensive and for 29ers Only First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Fork – Carbon, Inverted, Expensive and for 29ers Only
Named after their original suspension fork, the new RS-1 is intended for elite-level XC racers and trail riders. We put it to task on Utah’s red rock for this first-impression ride report.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 28, 2014
First Ride: Cannondale's 2015 Trigger 27.5 and Jekyll First Ride: Cannondale's 2015 Trigger 27.5 and Jekyll
We packed up and flew to southern Spain to sample the new one-sided forks and let loose on some primo singletrack aboard Cannondale's revised Trigger and Jekyll bikes.
Mike Levy    Mar 4, 2014
First Ride - SRAM Debuts DH Specific 7 Speed Drivetrain First Ride - SRAM Debuts DH Specific 7 Speed Drivetrain
We spend three days riding SRAM's radical new 7 speed downhill drivetrain to find out if this is the answer to what downhillers have been requesting for years.
Andy Waterman    Feb 8, 2014
First Ride: Schwalbe Launches Double Chamber Tire System First Ride: Schwalbe Launches Double Chamber Tire System
Will this revolutionary dual chamber tire system make current tube and tubeless setups that we're all familiar with redundant? We flew to Southern Spain to learn more and to ride the prototype system on some extremely rocky terrain.
flag Ian Chu    Oct 18, 2013
Giant Trance Advanced SX – 初體驗 Giant Trance Advanced SX – 初體驗
Trance Advanced SX就是一台準備好隨時上路出戰的利器。
Mike Kazimer    Oct 17, 2013
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 - First Ride Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 - First Ride
We take Rocky Mountain's new 120mm trail bike out for an initial spin.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 7, 2013
Giant Trance Advanced SX - First Ride Giant Trance Advanced SX - First Ride
The 140mm Trance Advanced SX has a build kit intended for hard riding or racing.
flag Ian Chu    Oct 5, 2013
SR Suntour Auron – 初體驗 SR Suntour Auron – 初體驗
我們在猶他州Moab對SR Suntour的新160mm前叉Auron進行了實地測試。
Mike Kazimer    Oct 4, 2013
SR Suntour Auron - First Ride SR Suntour Auron - First Ride
We take SR Suntour's new 160mm fork for an initial shakedown ride in Moab, Utah.
Mike Levy    Aug 20, 2013
SRAM X01 - First Ride SRAM X01 - First Ride
We ride SRAM's new X01 group and report back some initial impressions.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 20, 2013
Banshee Darkside Prototype - First Ride Banshee Darkside Prototype - First Ride
We take a prototype version of Banshee's new Darkside out for some lift-served laps in the Whistler bike park.
Mike Levy    Aug 16, 2013
Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium Fork - First Ride Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium Fork - First Ride
Can Marzocchi's new 380 C2R2 Titanium downhill fork put the Italian brand back on the radar? Our early impressions have us believing that the 200mm travel slider will be able to do just that.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2013
First Ride: BMC Trailfox TF01 First Ride: BMC Trailfox TF01
We get acquainted with BMC's new Trailfox TF01 on the trails in Whistler.
Mike Levy    Jul 16, 2013
Salsa Horsethief - First Ride Salsa Horsethief - First Ride
We ride Salsa's 2014 Horsethief, the Minnesota company's new 120mm travel Split Pivot trail bike.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles    Jun 18, 2013
2012 Rocky Mountain Photo of the Year Winner's First Ride 2012 Rocky Mountain Photo of the Year Winner's First Ride
Your buddy takes your picture and wins Photo of the Year on Pinkbike. Then he gives you the winning bike as a thank you, that's a good friend.
Mike Levy    Jun 6, 2013
Riding Trek's Remedy 29er Riding Trek's Remedy 29er
Trek surprises with their new 29''-wheeled, 140mm travel Remedy, and we travel to Sedona, Arizona, to ride the new bike on some very familiar terrain.
Marketing Manager    May 2, 2013
Pivot World Cup Team Rides X-Fusion’s New RV1 DH Fork - Video Pivot World Cup Team Rides X-Fusion’s New RV1 DH Fork - Video
Bernard Kerr and Austin Warren take their first pre-season laps on the new X-Fusion RV1 DH fork.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 30, 2013
First Ride: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon - 650B Ripper First Ride: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon - 650B Ripper
We take SC's flagship 27.5-inch trailbike out for a day in the hills where it was born and raised.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 17, 2013
Exclusive First Ride: Intense 951 Evo – 650B DH Racer Exclusive First Ride: Intense 951 Evo – 650B DH Racer
Pinkbike exclusive: Side-by-side sessions with the venerable M9 reveal compelling results.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 26, 2013
First Ride: Air-Sprung Fox 40 Float RC2 Fork – The Truth is Revealed First Ride: Air-Sprung Fox 40 Float RC2 Fork – The Truth is Revealed
Fox Racing Shox says all its pro riders have been on the air-spring system since late 2011. Production versions arrive this summer.
Mike Levy    Aug 24, 2012
2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 27.5 - First Ride 2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 27.5 - First Ride
We take Rocky Mountain's new 27.5, 150mm travel Altitude out for a ride on Whistler's local trails.
Mike Levy    Aug 16, 2012
Norco Range Killer B - First Ride Norco Range Killer B - First Ride
Norco's 160mm travel Range Killer B - 1 is built around a new 650B wheel platform, but do the mid-sized wheels make sense for all-mountain?
Matt Wragg    Jul 31, 2012
2013 Scott Gambler - First Ride 2013 Scott Gambler - First Ride
Scott's redesign of its premier downhill racer breaks the rules and puts in an impressive performance.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 30, 2012
Lapierre Camp 2013 First Rides: Zesty • Spicy • DH 722 Lapierre Camp 2013 First Rides: Zesty • Spicy • DH 722
Trail report on Lapierre's e.i. electronic suspension and ride impressions of the 2013 Zesty Trailbike, Spicy Enduro Racer and the new DH V2 Downhill Chassis.
Matt Wragg    Jul 4, 2012
Continental Rammstein Tire - Exclusive First Ride Continental Rammstein Tire - Exclusive First Ride
Continental goes hunting for World Cup DH podiums - with a little help from the Athertons
Matt Wragg    Jun 6, 2012
Pinion P1.18 Gearbox: First Ride Pinion P1.18 Gearbox: First Ride
We get our much-awaited test of the 18-speed sequential-shift Pinion transmission.
Mike Levy    May 23, 2012
2013 Magura Suspension - First Look 2013 Magura Suspension - First Look
We ride Magura's new TS8 and TS6 29er forks to see if simpler equals better.
Mike Levy    May 3, 2012
2013 FOX Suspension CTD Damper - First Ride 2013 FOX Suspension CTD Damper - First Ride
We put trail time on FOX's 2013 suspension offerings, including their CTD damper technology. Does the new, three position compression adjuster have a place on your bike?
Mike Levy    Apr 20, 2012
FOX D.O.S.S. Telescoping Post - First Ride FOX D.O.S.S. Telescoping Post - First Ride
We put time in on FOX's new D.O.S.S. telescoping seat post and report back our initial thoughts. Will their first dropper post live up to expectations?
Mike Levy    Mar 29, 2012
2013 SRAM Grip Shift - First Ride 2013 SRAM Grip Shift - First Ride
We spend a few days riding SRAM's new 2013 Grip Shift XX and X0 shift systems and report back. Is the return of the twister a good thing?
Matt Wragg    Sep 24, 2011
Pinion Gearbox - Ridden Pinion Gearbox - Ridden
Pinkbike takes Pinion's new sequential 18-speed gearbox out onto the trails for an on-dirt report.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 7, 2011
Lapierre Launch in Les Gets: First Ride on the X-Flow Lapierre Launch in Les Gets: First Ride on the X-Flow
We take a look at Lapierre's 120-millimeter trailbike, the X-Flow, with Pendbox suspension and a high shred factor - and a wild time in the French Alps.
Richard Cunningham    May 10, 2011
First Ride: Foes 2011 Shaver All-Mountain Prototype First Ride: Foes 2011 Shaver All-Mountain Prototype
New linkage design and progressive frame geometry bring trailbike pedaling performance to the all-mountain realm.
Cut Media    Jul 2, 2010
First Ride of the 2011 Orange Five First Ride of the 2011 Orange Five
It’s that time of year again, change around time. The magazines are bombarded with press releases as the big guys churn out their latest bikes. Whether the changes are important is sometimes difficult to say, but we’ve seen so many clever acronyms, buzz words and so much sales jargon it’s easy to gloss over genuine improvements and reject the hype. So when MBR and Orange wanted to take a different approach I was completely up for seeing how things could be done. MBR’s plan was simple, get the scoop on one of the UK’s most popular trail bikes, and Orange got some video to throw at the internet massif. Yes, they’ll be doing the whole press release deal come today’s official ‘launch’, but if pictures say a thousand words, video…well, video rocks...

Full details inside,
Mike Levy    May 26, 2010
2011 Magura Thor - First Ride 2011 Magura Thor - First Ride
Magura chose the challenging terrain of Sedona, Arizona, to release their 2011 Thor all-mountain fork. Inside you can find all the details and pictures, as well as info on the new Marta FR brake.

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Mike Levy    May 24, 2010
2011 RockShox Revelation World Cup: First Ride 2011 RockShox Revelation World Cup: First Ride
RockShox pushes their trail category of forks to the next level in 2011 with the addition of the new Revelation World Cup fork. With a one piece carbon fiber crown and tapered steerer tube and a weight of only 3.46 lbs, the 150 mm travel fork is sure to raise some eyebrows.

Inside you will also find details of yet another new rear shock for 2011, the Monarch Plus. The new shock is intended for all-mountain use and is a hybrid of the proven original Monarch and the brand new Vivid Air shock.

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Mike Levy    May 15, 2010
2011 RockShox Vivid Air: First Ride 2011 RockShox Vivid Air: First Ride
The new RockShox Vivid Air shock has created quite a buzz, but up until now riding impressions have been hard to come by. I spent a good part of my time today charging hard with the new air sprung downhill damper under me and inside you can read my thoughts on the new lightweight DH shock. You'll also find pictures detailing the Vivid Air's internals, including the novel Hot Rod thermoplastic temperature compensating rebound needle.

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Kat Porter    Mar 27, 2008
My First Ride My First Ride
This is my adventure of my first ride on my first mountain bike and first real mountain bike trail. The experience was fun and I'm looking forward to doing it all again really soon.
Tyler Maine    :: from Madison CyclesJan 16, 2007
Atherton Bros turn out for the first time on their Commencal rides. Atherton Bros turn out for the first time on their Commencal rides.
Global warming is really playing havoc with our weather system, only 2 weeks ago there was no snow in the French Alps and the Tignes Airwaves event looked unlikely to be going ahead. Luckily a dump of snow just after New Year changed the organiser's minds, so Dan, Gee and two brand new sparkling Commencals jumped on a plane and turned up at the resort to find all lifts running and plenty of snow on the ground.

 
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