Tags: Reviews
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Review: USE's UK-Made Ultimate Helix Dropper Post Review: USE's UK-Made Ultimate Helix Dropper Post
British-made dropper post with a unique design put to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 15, 2019
Review: The 2019 Canyon Neuron CF 9.0 is Conservative Yet Quick Review: The 2019 Canyon Neuron CF 9.0 is Conservative Yet Quick
The Canyon Neuron is a value-packed trail bike that falls more on the cross-country side of the spectrum.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 8, 2019
Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30 Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30
Just-right geometry, great pedaling performance and a needs-nothing components pick for under $3,000 USD.
Mike Levy    Jul 5, 2019
Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon
Orbea is updating the 2020 Rallon with more travel and revised kinematics, but you can retrofit the new linkage to the previous version. Levy finds out if it's worthwhile.
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.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 27, 2019
Review: Shimano's XTR 12-Speed Drivetrain Sets the Bar for Shifting Performance Under Power Review: Shimano's XTR 12-Speed Drivetrain Sets the Bar for Shifting Performance Under Power
Was it worth the wait? We've been thrashing the new XTR 12-speed drivetrain to find out.
Mike Levy    Jun 26, 2019
Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings
We review Crankbrothers' Candy pedal, a mid-sized, kinda-has-a-platform-but-mostly-doesn't offering that's popular with trail riders.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 21, 2019
Review: Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes
Northwave enters the flat pedal arena with the Clan, which has a sticky rubber sole developed in conjunction with Michelin.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2019
Review: Shimano's AM5 Shoes Deliver Comfortable Simplicity Review: Shimano's AM5 Shoes Deliver Comfortable Simplicity
The AM5 shoes are aimed at trail and gravity riders looking for a basic clipless-compatible shoe that won't break the bank.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 19, 2019
Review: 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7 - Good Performance, Great Value Review: 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7 - Good Performance, Great Value
Modern numbers, sharp handling, lots of suspension travel and 29-inch wheels for under $3,000.
Mike Levy    Jun 18, 2019
Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork
Is this a better way to do front suspension? Levy spent six months on Trust's $1,975 carbon fiber linkage fork to find out.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 12, 2019
Review: 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower - Stiff & Solid, But Not That Sensitive Review: 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower - Stiff & Solid, But Not That Sensitive
The Megatower is one stout bike, but it requires a little extra effort to really get it to come alive.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 6, 2019
10 Men's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide 10 Men's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide
In need of some riding gear that isn't tattered and torn? Here are 10 options that might do the trick.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 6, 2019
9 Women's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide 9 Women's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide
Take a look at nine spring/summer women's kits from Race Face, Dakine, 100%, POC, Club Ride Apparel, Zoic, Yeti Cycles, O'Neal racing and Scott Sports.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 5, 2019
6 Clip-In Trail Pedals Ridden & Rated 6 Clip-In Trail Pedals Ridden & Rated
A half dozen trail-worthy options put to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 4, 2019
Review: Bontrager's Updated XR3 is a Surprisingly Versatile XC Tire Review: Bontrager's Updated XR3 is a Surprisingly Versatile XC Tire
The new XR3 is XC-race worthy, but it can also hold its own when the terrain gets a little more treacherous.
Richard Cunningham    May 30, 2019
Review: Kali's Maya 2.0 Helmet is Even Better Than The Original Review: Kali's Maya 2.0 Helmet is Even Better Than The Original
Kali’s most popular half-shell just got whole lot better.
Mike Kazimer    May 29, 2019
Review: MET's New Parachute MCR Convertible Full-Face Helmet Review: MET's New Parachute MCR Convertible Full-Face Helmet
The new Parachute MCR uses magnets as part of the chinbar fastening system.
Daniel Sapp    May 28, 2019
Review: Funn's UpDown Dropper Post Eliminates Unwanted Sagging, But Isn't Perfect Review: Funn's UpDown Dropper Post Eliminates Unwanted Sagging, But Isn't Perfect
Funn's UpDown post has a unique self-bleeding system that's designed to prevent any annoying seat sag.
Mike Levy    May 27, 2019
Review: 2019 Knolly Fugitive LT - A Tough, Versatile 29er Review: 2019 Knolly Fugitive LT - A Tough, Versatile 29er
Knolly's first 29er is a stout trail bike that shuns carbon fiber.
Mike Levy    May 22, 2019
Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset
Does filling an aluminum rim with foam make a significant difference out on the trail?
Mike Kazimer    May 21, 2019
Review: Burgtec's New MK4 Composite Flat Pedals Review: Burgtec's New MK4 Composite Flat Pedals
There's now a plastic version of the UK-born classic.
Mike Kazimer    May 20, 2019
Review: Fezzari's 2019 La Sal Peak is a Fun & Modern All-Rounder Review: Fezzari's 2019 La Sal Peak is a Fun & Modern All-Rounder
The La Sal Peak is Fezzari's 150mm enduro-oriented 29er, but it's more than just a singleminded race bike.
Richard Cunningham    May 16, 2019
Review: Lake's Race-Ready MX 332 Shoes Review: Lake's Race-Ready MX 332 Shoes
The MX 332 is a capable, well built racing shoe that's available in a massive range of widths and sizes, and as expensive as a promise to the devil
Mike Kazimer    May 14, 2019
Review: Norrona's Skibotn Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Has Hidden Hand Covers Review: Norrona's Skibotn Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Has Hidden Hand Covers
The skibotn jacket has all the bells and whistles, including hand covers and an extra-clever ventilation system.
Mike Levy    May 13, 2019
Review: Fuji’s 2019 Auric LT Enduro Bike is Surprisingly Versatile Review: Fuji’s 2019 Auric LT Enduro Bike is Surprisingly Versatile
It's slack, long, and very blue, so it's an enduro bike, right?
Dan Roberts    May 8, 2019
Review: DT Swiss F535 One Fork Review: DT Swiss F535 One Fork
DT's F535 fork is full of interesting features, including a tiny coil spring that takes care of the initial 30mm of travel.
Richard Cunningham    May 7, 2019
Review: Time Speciale 8 Pedal Review: Time Speciale 8 Pedal
French manufacturer's mid-size platform pedal offers an adjustable release and excellent mud shedding action
David Arthur    May 6, 2019
Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully
Steel is real, especially in the UK. We put the Swarf Contour 29, a short-travel steel steed, to the test.
Daniel Sapp    May 2, 2019
Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe
The S-Works Recon shoes are stiff, comfortable, and super expensive.
Nikki Rohan    Apr 29, 2019
Trail Knee Guard Round Up: 10 Options for Different Body Types Trail Knee Guard Round Up: 10 Options for Different Body Types
Knee pads for everyone from the tallest to shortest riders out there.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 25, 2019
Review: Dainese's Updated Enduro Knee Guards - Second Time's the Charm Review: Dainese's Updated Enduro Knee Guards - Second Time's the Charm
Dainese went back to the drawing board and substantially increased the comfort level of their new Enduro Knee Guards.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 23, 2019
Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun
Pivot's Trail 429 may only have 120mm of travel, but it packs a punch.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Guards Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Guards
Cartwheeling through a rock garden is a good way to test knee pads, right?
Mike Kazimer    Apr 16, 2019
Review: Ion Raid Amp II - Flat Pedal Shoes With Plenty of Grip Review: Ion Raid Amp II - Flat Pedal Shoes With Plenty of Grip
Ion have updated the Raid Amp with a stickier sole for more gripping and less slipping.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 11, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks
e*thirteen's LG1R cranks are light, stiff, and designed to withstand the punishing conditions found on the World Cup DH circuit.
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 Levy    Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
SRAM's new trail and enduro brake put to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 3, 2019
Review: Forbidden's New High Pivot Trail Bike - the 2019 Druid Review: Forbidden's New High Pivot Trail Bike - the 2019 Druid
The Druid has 130mm of rear travel, 29" wheels, and a high pivot suspension design.
Nikki Rohan    Mar 27, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 5 Women's Gloves for Shoulder Season Ridden & Rated: 5 Women's Gloves for Shoulder Season
Five gloves for when those rides when the weather can't seem to make up its mind.
Nikki Rohan    Mar 26, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 5 Gloves for Shoulder Season Ridden & Rated: 5 Gloves for Shoulder Season
Light duty hand warmers that will keep your fingers functioning until the snow patches finally disappear this spring
Paul Aston    Mar 25, 2019
Review: The 2019 Raaw Madonna is a Boutique Beauty Review: The 2019 Raaw Madonna is a Boutique Beauty
Can a new brand that only has one frame to offer outperform the best 29ers from the big players?
Mike Levy    Mar 20, 2019
Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks
After nearly a full year of abuse, it's time to find out how these spendy arms have held up.
Paul Aston    Mar 18, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci
4 more World Cup proven downhill machines with big wheels. Can they top the Commencal?
Paul Aston    Mar 14, 2019
Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile
Can a relatively simple single pivot design still hold its own against modern multi-pivot players?
Paul Aston    Mar 11, 2019
Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed
The newest Devinci Wilson is a big mountain brawler that's not afraid to go fast.
Paul Aston    Mar 8, 2019
Review: Mondraker Level R eMTB Review: Mondraker Level R eMTB
Mondraker's latest eMTB is the biggest and heaviest on the market. Are your trails tough enough to challenge this beast?
Richard Cunningham    Mar 8, 2019
Review: Osprey Seral Hip Pack is Comfy and Convenient Review: Osprey Seral Hip Pack is Comfy and Convenient
1.5 liter reservoir, room for layers and spares and comfortable lumbar support that keeps it in place on the downs.
Paul Aston    Mar 7, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
Reasonably priced, and incredibly strong, the Newmen Evolution wheelset is worth a look.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 4, 2019
Review: 2019 Whyte S-120C - A Long and Slack Short-Travel Trail Bike Review: 2019 Whyte S-120C - A Long and Slack Short-Travel Trail Bike
The S-120C is one of the longest and slackest 120mm bikes on the market.
Paul Aston    Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheels Fail Our Test Review: Enve’s M735E Wheels Fail Our Test
Enve's carbon eMTB wheels are handmade in the USA, and have the price tag to match, but they weren't able to survive the rocky trails of Finale Ligure, Italy.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 26, 2019
Review: ANVL Tilt Flat Pedals Review: ANVL Tilt Flat Pedals
The new Tilt pedals deliver tons of traction to keep your feet securely in place.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 25, 2019
Review: 2019 Eminent Haste Pro Review: 2019 Eminent Haste Pro
The Haste's unique look makes it stand out from the crowd, but what does that translate to out on the trail?
Daniel Sapp    Feb 22, 2019
Review: Kitsbow’s Glove Collab with Mechanix is Comfortable, But Flawed Review: Kitsbow’s Glove Collab with Mechanix is Comfortable, But Flawed
Kitbow partnered up with Mechanix on a midweight glove, but the result could use some improvement.
Nikki Rohan    Feb 21, 2019
Gear Guide: 10 Fenders for Sloppy Winter Mountain Biking Gear Guide: 10 Fenders for Sloppy Winter Mountain Biking
We looked at some of the best options out there for keeping muck off your face, stanchions, and seals.
Mike Levy    Feb 20, 2019
Review: Syncros' Hixon SL IC Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem Review: Syncros' Hixon SL IC Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem
Syncros' carbon fiber Hixon SL IC one-piece stem and handlebar combo is ultra-light, strange looking, expensive, and sure to divide opinion.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 19, 2019
6 New Enduro-Ready Full Face Helmets Ridden & Rated 6 New Enduro-Ready Full Face Helmets Ridden & Rated
Light, breathable, and comfortable - today's full face helmets are better than ever.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 18, 2019
Review: MicroSHIFT's New $125 Advent Drivetrain Review: MicroSHIFT's New $125 Advent Drivetrain
On a budget? The new Advent 9-speed drivetrain is worth a look.
Paul Aston    Feb 18, 2019
Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs
Does the new Fury strike the perfect balance between a classic four-bar and a high-pivot bike with an idler wheel?
Paul Aston    Feb 14, 2019
Review: Puls Custom DH Race Kit Review: Puls Custom DH Race Kit
A customized race kit with sublimated logos, colors of your choice, and better performance at half of the price of the 'cool' brands? Sign me up.
Mike Levy    Feb 13, 2019
Review: The Power of Suction Cups? Sea Sucker's Mini Bomber Bike Rack Review: The Power of Suction Cups? Sea Sucker's Mini Bomber Bike Rack
Each of the six vacuum mounts can hold 210 pounds, but can they hold your trust?
Daniel Sapp    Feb 12, 2019
Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement
Industry Nine's latest hubs have a mere .52-degrees between engagement points.
David Arthur    Feb 11, 2019
Review: 2019 Merida One-Twenty 8000 Review: 2019 Merida One-Twenty 8000
The One-Twenty is a short travel ripper that's surprisingly capable on the descents.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 8, 2019
Review: Syntace's Smart-Map Gripper & Lupine's Piko Lighting Combo Review: Syntace's Smart-Map Gripper & Lupine's Piko Lighting Combo
Over-the-top German engineering? This collaboration between Syntace and Lupine redefines the concept
Daniel Sapp    Feb 7, 2019
Review: Continental's Updated Trail King Tires Are Impressively Predictable Review: Continental's Updated Trail King Tires Are Impressively Predictable
In search of a new all-round trail tire? Continental's revised Trail King may fit the bill.
Paul Aston    Feb 7, 2019
Review: Outsider Bikes Adjustable Offset Crowns Review: Outsider Bikes Adjustable Offset Crowns
This US-made product can help you fine-tune your downhill fork offset in 2mm increments and your stem length, but do you need to?
Richard Cunningham    Feb 5, 2019
Review: Niner's 2019 RIP 9 RDO 29 Review: Niner's 2019 RIP 9 RDO 29
Niner reinvents its flagship long-travel trailbike with impressively balanced geometry and a new wheel size
Mike Kazimer    Feb 5, 2019
Review: Roval Traverse Carbon Wheels Review: Roval Traverse Carbon Wheels
Specialized's Roval Traverse wheels deliver performance that's on par with wheelsets that cost hundreds of dollars more.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 4, 2019
Review: 2019 Cannondale Jekyll 29-1 Review: 2019 Cannondale Jekyll 29-1
The Jekyll 29 marks the final step that Cannondale needed to bring their flagship enduro racer to its potential.
Paul Aston    Jan 31, 2019
Review: BMC Trailfox AMP Two Review: BMC Trailfox AMP Two
The Trailfox Amp offers superb performance, but does its massive price tag kill its potential?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 29, 2019
Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Tires Deliver Tons of Traction Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Tires Deliver Tons of Traction
Michelin's Wild Enduro tires were designed for riding fast through rough terrain.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 28, 2019
Review: The 2019 Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed Review: The 2019 Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
How long and slack can you go? The Pole Machine is unlike anything else currently on the market.
Paul Aston    Jan 24, 2019
Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling
HXR's Easy Shift crankset places a freewheel in your cranks, and blocks the wheel's freehub, allowing you to shift at any time when rolling or pedaling.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 22, 2019
Review: Magura's Updated Vyron Wireless Electronic Dropper Post Review: Magura's Updated Vyron Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
The Vyron responds and returns quicker than ever, but is going wireless worth the price?
Daniel Sapp    Jan 21, 2019
Review: Kross Moon 3.0 Review: Kross Moon 3.0
What's it like riding on the Moon? Daniel Sapp finds out.
Sarah Moore    Jan 19, 2019
Recapped: The Complete 2018 Pinkbike Field Test Recapped: The Complete 2018 Pinkbike Field Test
Brand new bikes tested, antics, arguments, and all. Here is our super mega ultimate recap of all the videos from the first annual Pinkbike Field Test.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 17, 2019
Field Test: 3 Full Suspension Mountain Bikes Under $3000 Field Test: 3 Full Suspension Mountain Bikes Under $3000
RC compares the Norco Fluid FS 1 with Whyte's G-170 S and the Transition Scout Alloy NX to see how much trail bike you can buy for under $3000.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 16, 2019
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
Magura's MT7 Pro brake system gives solid stopping power with four pistons and four pads. With their redesigned bladders, they're also now more consistent and more easily bled.
Paul Aston    Jan 14, 2019
Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
The Legend of M continues, but can it compete with the best DH bikes of 2019?
Paul Aston    Jan 10, 2019
Review: The 2019 Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders Review: The 2019 Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
The 29" Legend was designed to be a high-speed race machine for taller, aggressive riders.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 8, 2019
Review: Ride Concepts' Livewire Shoes are an Impressive Debut Review: Ride Concepts' Livewire Shoes are an Impressive Debut
Their first entry into the flat pedal shoe world uses a simple lace-up design, but there are several clever features that separate it from your standard-issue skate shoe.
Mike Levy    Jan 7, 2019
Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive
It doesn't get much more exotic than Unno's Spanish-made trail bike, but how does the Dash perform in the real world? Levy spent six months on one to find out.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 31, 2018
Review: Santa Cruz Bronson V3 Review: Santa Cruz Bronson V3
It's more than just a mini-Nomad. Find out how the new Bronson stacks up.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 21, 2018
Field Test: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom Field Test: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom
Pinkbike's tech editors choose between the Pivot Firebird, Devinci Spartan, and the Scott Ransom. Which one would you pick?
Paul Aston    Dec 20, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom Field Test: Scott Ransom
The Ransom returns, with 170mm of travel, 29" wheels, and an appetite for steep terrain.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 19, 2018
Field Test: Trance vs Sensor vs Habit vs SB130 Field Test: Trance vs Sensor vs Habit vs SB130
Which one would you pick? Pinkbike's tech editors choose between the GT Sensor, Yeti SB130, Giant Trance 29, and Cannondale Habit.
Paul Aston    Dec 20, 2018
Review: Dainese's AWA Apparel Delivers High Performance With a Price to Match Review: Dainese's AWA Apparel Delivers High Performance With a Price to Match
Dainese's All Weather Activity layering system is very well made, but it's not cheap.
Paul Aston    Dec 19, 2018
Field Test: Devinci Spartan 29 Field Test: Devinci Spartan 29
The new Spartan is a burly, unflinching bike, with big wheels and 165mm of travel.
Mike Levy    Dec 18, 2018
Review: TRP's New G-Spec Trail SL Brake Review: TRP's New G-Spec Trail SL Brake
How do TRP's new four-piston brakes stack up against the competition?
Paul Aston    Dec 18, 2018
Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29 Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29
The Firebird 29 is built for speed, whether that's in the bike park or between the tape at an enduro race.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 18, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 12 Jackets for Wet Weather Riding Ridden & Rated: 12 Jackets for Wet Weather Riding
From pocket-sized lightweight layers to full-on storm protection, there's a jacket for every rider in this review.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 15, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB130 Field Test: Yeti SB130
With a little less travel than the enduro-oriented SB150, how does the SB130 compare?
Mike Levy    Dec 14, 2018
Review: 6 Months on SDG's New Tellis Dropper Post Review: 6 Months on SDG's New Tellis Dropper Post
SDG's first entry into the dropper post world promises to be simple and reliable, and Levy finds out if there's any truth to those claims.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 13, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
GT's redesigned Sensor pays homage to the famous LTS, but with big wheels and slacker numbers than DH bikes of the time.
Paul Aston    Dec 13, 2018
8 Modern Downhill Pants Ridden & Rated 8 Modern Downhill Pants Ridden & Rated
We put eight pairs of downhill and enduro pants to task over the last six months.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 8, 2018
Field Test: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150 Field Test: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150
Which one would you pick? Pinkbike's tech editors choose between the Santa Cruz Bronson, Trek Remedy, Yeti SB150, Kona Process 153, and Specialized Stumpjumper.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 12, 2018
Field Test: Cannondale Habit Carbon Field Test: Cannondale Habit Carbon
Riding the original Habit had us dreaming of bigger wheels and a more aggressive chassis. Well, here it is...
Daniel Sapp    Dec 10, 2018
Field Test: Giant Trance Advanced 29 Field Test: Giant Trance Advanced 29
Is 115 millimeters of rear travel enough for the trails surrounding Whistler? We found out aboard the new Giant Trance.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150 Field Test: Yeti SB150
The SB150 is the longest and slackest bike in Yeti's lineup. Find out how it handled the rugged terrain around Whistler, BC.
Mike Levy    Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9 Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
We find out how the latest version of the Remedy performs.
Mike Levy    Dec 4, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
With the lines between categories blurring, Specialized's new Stumpy aims to be an ideal all-arounder. Is that the right approach for you?
Mike Levy    Dec 3, 2018
Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29 Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29
Next up in our Field Test series is Kona's big-wheeled 29er enduro bike, this time in carbon fiber.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 30, 2018
Tested: 5 Ways to Hold a Tube on Your Frame Tested: 5 Ways to Hold a Tube on Your Frame
On-bike storage solutions from All Mountain Style, Backcountry Research, Dakine, OneUp, and Race Face.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 29, 2018
Field Test: Santa Cruz Bronson Field Test: Santa Cruz Bronson
The Pinkbike Field Test kicks off with the new Santa Cruz Bronson.
Paul Aston    Nov 29, 2018
Review: Leatt DBX 4.0 Enduro Helmet Review: Leatt DBX 4.0 Enduro Helmet
Leatt brings an enduro-specific full-face helmet to the table, but how does it compare?
Mike Kazimer    Nov 20, 2018
Review: DMR Deathgrip - Ribs & Waffles to Make Your Hands Happy Review: DMR Deathgrip - Ribs & Waffles to Make Your Hands Happy
There's a good chance these could become your new favourite grips.
Sarah Moore    Nov 19, 2018
Review: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 Review: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0
Canyon's Spectral WMN has 140mm of travel, 27.5" wheels, and uses an entirely different frame than the men's version.
Paul Aston    Nov 15, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 8 Mid-Range Downhill Helmets Ridden & Rated: 8 Mid-Range Downhill Helmets
We take eight of the most popular full-face helmets to the trails.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 14, 2018
Review: Mavic's XA Pro H20 GTX is a Burly Waterproof Cycling Shoe Review: Mavic's XA Pro H20 GTX is a Burly Waterproof Cycling Shoe
In search of a rugged, waterproof shoe for fall and winter riding? Mavic may have the answer.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 13, 2018
Review: Shimano XT Flat Pedals Review: Shimano XT Flat Pedals
Wet weather means it's prime time for flat pedals - we put the Shimano M8040 to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 12, 2018
Review: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 Review: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29
Specialized's Stumpjumper EVO is longer and just as slack as the Demo downhill bike. What does that translate to out on the trail?
Richard Cunningham    Nov 9, 2018
Review: Fabric Accubar Tire Pressure Gauge Review: Fabric Accubar Tire Pressure Gauge
Fabric's steam-gauge pressure checker requires no battery and can be used in-line with any pump
Paul Aston    Nov 8, 2018
Review: Formula Neopos Air Volume Spacers Review: Formula Neopos Air Volume Spacers
Formula say their foam inserts help create a more linear spring curve, one that's closer to that of a coil spring fork. We put them to the test to see if they actually work.
Paul Aston    Nov 7, 2018
Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL
After making its debut on the World Cup DH circuit, Cube's 29" Two15 is now available to the general public.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 29, 2018
Review: Thule RoundTrip Traveler Bike Bag Review: Thule RoundTrip Traveler Bike Bag
Thule's RoundTrip Traveler bike bag is easy to use and can keep your precious fun machine safe from careless baggage handlers.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 2, 2018
Review: Box Two 11-Speed Drivetrain Review: Box Two 11-Speed Drivetrain
If there were a mountain bike version of David vs Goliath, this would be it.
Paul Aston    Nov 1, 2018
RXR Bullet Core Protector - Review RXR Bullet Core Protector - Review
RXR's core protector combines plastic, foam, and air chambers to offer maximum protection for budding Rampagers.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 31, 2018
Review: Industry 9 Trail 270 Wheels Review: Industry 9 Trail 270 Wheels
Industry Nine's Trail 270 wheelset is a solid all-around option with a high level of performance and countless options for customization.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 30, 2018
Review: PNW Components Loam Lever Review: PNW Components Loam Lever
"It's like a yoga mat for your thumb..." See what we thought of PNW Components' new dropper post lever.
Alex Evans    Oct 29, 2018
Review: Orange Stage 6 RS Review: Orange Stage 6 RS
Is Orange's longest travel single-pivot 29er good enough to mix it up with the new-wave of Horst Link, VPP and multi-link bikes? We find out.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 23, 2018
Review: POC Tectal Race SPIN Helmet Review: POC Tectal Race SPIN Helmet
In search of a new half shell trail helmet? POC's Tectal Race SPIN deserves a look.
Mike Levy    Oct 22, 2018
Review: Yeti's New SB100 Review: Yeti's New SB100
How good can 100mm of travel actually be?
Richard Cunningham    Oct 19, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 4 Trail Bikes Under $3,000 Ridden & Rated: 4 Trail Bikes Under $3,000
Learn how to pick the best affordable trail bike & find out which of the first four in this continuing series came out on top.
Paul Aston    Oct 17, 2018
Review: Troy Lee Designs Stage Helmet Review: Troy Lee Designs Stage Helmet
The Stage is the lightest DH-certified full face helmet on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 15, 2018
Review: Devinci Troy Carbon 29 Review: Devinci Troy Carbon 29
With 29" wheels and 140mm of rear travel the new Troy has plenty of competition - how does it stack up?
Daniel Sapp    Oct 11, 2018
Review: Handup Gloves Review: Handup Gloves
Handup Gloves are where function meets fashion at a reasonable price.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 9, 2018
Review: Bontrager SE4 2.6" Tire Review: Bontrager SE4 2.6" Tire
We put Bontrager's 2.6" SE4 tires to the test.
Paul Aston    Oct 8, 2018
Review: Trek Session 9.9 29 Review: Trek Session 9.9 29
One of the most successful, recognizable silhouettes on the DH circuit now comes with wagon wheels. So how does it compare to the newest crop of DH bikes?
Richard Cunningham    Oct 5, 2018
Review: Fix It Sticks Blend Edition Tool Review: Fix It Sticks Blend Edition Tool
Fix It's rider-favorite mini-tool is now five times better with the addition of replaceable tool bits.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 2, 2018
Review: Shimano Saint M820 Clipless Pedals Review: Shimano Saint M820 Clipless Pedals
Is the M820 worthy of bearing the Saint name? We put these burly clipless pedals to the test.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 28, 2018
Review: Ibis Hi-Fi Adjustable Handlebar Review: Ibis Hi-Fi Adjustable Handlebar
Not sure you need an 800-millimeter handlebar, but unwilling to risk $150 to cut it shorter and find out? Ibis offers a thread-on alternative that makes a lot of sense.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 26, 2018
Review: USWE Explorer 26 Backpack Review: USWE Explorer 26 Backpack
USWE's unique design forgoes a waist strap and uses two chest straps for stability instead.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 25, 2018
Review: Fox 36 GRIP2 vs. RockShox Lyrik RC2 Fork Review: Fox 36 GRIP2 vs. RockShox Lyrik RC2 Fork
Trying to decide between a Lyrik and a 36? This should help.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 24, 2018
Review: Polygon Siskiu T8 Review: Polygon Siskiu T8
Add this well-outfitted and sharp-handling 29er to your short list of affordable trail bikes.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 21, 2018
Review: SQlab 610 Ergolux Saddle Review: SQlab 610 Ergolux Saddle
Originally designed for long days on the bike, the angled tail-section of SQlab's 610 Ergolux saddle works great for technical climbing and steep seat tube angles.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 11, 2018
Review: Giro Riddance Mid Shoes Review: Giro Riddance Mid Shoes
Not all flat pedals shoes are created equal - find out how Giro's Riddance Mid stacks up.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 10, 2018
Review: YT Capra 29 CF Pro Race Review: YT Capra 29 CF Pro Race
The Capra Pro Race is one of the longest travel 29ers in existence outside of the DH world.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 6, 2018
Review: G-Form Pro Trail Gloves Review: G-Form Pro Trail Gloves
Armored gloves without the armored feel.
Mike Levy    Sep 3, 2018
Review: Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR 29 Review: Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR 29
The Spanish recipe for enduro results in a very unique bike.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 28, 2018
Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension
RC was impressed by prototypes of Fox's Live Valve electronically controlled fork and shock. Three years later, he returns with a full review of the production version.
David Arthur    Aug 27, 2018
Review: Cotic FlareMAX Review: Cotic FlareMAX
Can British steel compete with carbon and aluminum in the emerging short-travel AM/trail category? This elegant 29er may be the proof...
Richard Cunningham    Aug 24, 2018
Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf II Tire Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf II Tire
Schwalbe's second-generation Hans Dampf out-grips and outlasts the original by a wide margin.
Alex Evans    Aug 20, 2018
Review: NS Snabb 150 Plus 1 Review: NS Snabb 150 Plus 1
NS' Snabb 150mm-travel 29er gives back as much as you put in, but doesn't unlock the magic doors to free and effortless speed.
Paul Aston    Aug 13, 2018
Review: Norco Aurum HSP1 29" Review: Norco Aurum HSP1 29"
The Aurum HSP is a incredible, high-performance machine that's built for speed.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 9, 2018
Review: Fidlock's Bottle Twist Uses Magnets to Hold Your Water Bottle Review: Fidlock's Bottle Twist Uses Magnets to Hold Your Water Bottle
Simple, self-latching bottle holder that works beautifully in cramped frame locations.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 7, 2018
Review: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Fork Review: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Fork
The Bomber's back, but does it still have the plushness and durability that the original was known for?
Mike Levy    Aug 6, 2018
Review: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 70 Review: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 70
Rocky's 130mm-travel, 27.5'' wheeled Thunderbolt put to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 2, 2018
Review: Enve's New M7 Carbon Handlebar & Stem Review: Enve's New M7 Carbon Handlebar & Stem
Light, stiff, and strong? Enve's new M7 carbon 35mm handlebar and stem combo hits the mark, but that performance doesn't come cheap.
Mike Levy    Aug 1, 2018
Review: e*thirteen's Updated TRS Race 29'' Tire Review: e*thirteen's Updated TRS Race 29'' Tire
e*thirteen switched factories and updated the TRS Race's casing - how does the new version compare to the original?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 31, 2018
Review: 7iDp Project Knee Guards Review: 7iDp Project Knee Guards
The Project knee pads offer a blend of hard- and soft-shell protection.
Paul Aston    Jul 30, 2018
Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon
Has Commencal created the ideal privateer downhill bike?
Daniel Sapp    Jul 27, 2018
Review: Racer's Profile Knee D3O Pads Review: Racer's Profile Knee D3O Pads
French-designed flexible knee protection with performance that matches their pay grade.
Alex Evans    Jul 24, 2018
Review: Fox Ascent Gloves Review: Fox Ascent Gloves
A seriously good glove that's as close as you can get to riding barehanded.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 23, 2018
Review: The Bontrager Rally MIPS Helmet Is The Volvo Wagon Of Helmets Review: The Bontrager Rally MIPS Helmet Is The Volvo Wagon Of Helmets
It's built to last, packed with safety features, and comes with a crash replacement warranty.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 17, 2018
Review: X-Fusion Trace 36 HLR Fork Review: X-Fusion Trace 36 HLR Fork
X-Fusion's ground-up fork design puts them squarely in the aggressive 29er trail bike game.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 16, 2018
Review: Giant Trance 2 Review: Giant Trance 2
Giant's working class hero has everything an all-mountain rider needs - without the the big price tag
Matt Wragg    Jul 12, 2018
Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths
PB's Matt Wragg evaluates 4 rims, ranging from 25 to 40 millimeters with identical builds to find out once and for all if wider is truly better. Place your bets...
Daniel Sapp    Jul 9, 2018
Review: Kona Satori DL Review: Kona Satori DL
The Satori isn't your typical 130mm 29er - find out what makes this orange machine stand out from the crowd.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 7, 2018
Review: Hayes' New Dominion A4 Brake Review: Hayes' New Dominion A4 Brake
Disc brakes evolved from riding styles that have little in common with the sport today. Hayes threw out the book and reevaluated every aspect of modern braking technique before they developed the Dominion A4. It's impressive.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 5, 2018
Review: Race Face’s New Cinch Oval Ring Review: Race Face’s New Cinch Oval Ring
Race Face freely admits that oval sprockets aren't new, but they believe that their latest direct-mount option is the better performer.
David Arthur    Jul 2, 2018
Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite
Type “XC bikes are dead” into Google and you get 385,000 results. But if the new Intense Sniper taught me anything, it’s that short travel bikes with proper modern geometry, wide bars, and a dropper post make a complete mockery of this myth.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 28, 2018
Review: Five Ten Hellcat Pro Shoes Review: Five Ten Hellcat Pro Shoes
We put Five Ten's updated Hellcat Pro shoes to the test.
Colin Meagher    Jun 20, 2018
6 Women's Shoes Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide 6 Women's Shoes Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
Our summer gear guide looks at SPD/clipless shoes from Specialized, Ion, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, Northwave, and Giro.
Colin Meagher    Jun 26, 2018
5 Men's Shoes Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide 5 Men's Shoes Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
Our summer gear guide looks at SPD/clipless shoes from Mavic, Giant, Afton, Five Ten, and Giro.
Mike Levy    Jun 24, 2018
Review: e*thirteen's New TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit Review: e*thirteen's New TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit
Have an 11-speed SRAM drivetrain and want one more cog? e*thirteen's $299 USD conversion kit includes all the parts to make that happen, including the internal shifter pieces that you'll need to install inside your SRAM shifter.
Mike Levy    Jun 19, 2018
Review: Giro Empire VR70 Knit Shoe Review: Giro Empire VR70 Knit Shoe
Are these shoe-socks or sock-shoes? The Empire VR70 Knit takes an entirely different approach to mountain bike shoe design, and there are some advantages to that.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 19, 2018
Review: Pearl Izumi Performance T Review: Pearl Izumi Performance T
The Performance T doesn't scream 'look at me' and it works well on and off the bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 18, 2018
Review: Commencal's New Meta AM 29 Team Review: Commencal's New Meta AM 29 Team
Commencal's new 29er is one burly machine, with 160mm of coil-sprung suspension in the rear, and 170mm of travel up front.
Paul Aston    Jun 15, 2018
Unior One-Piece Cassette Wrench - Review Unior One-Piece Cassette Wrench - Review
Unior's super simple Cassette Wrench gets straight to the point.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 14, 2018
Review: NX Eagle - SRAM's New Affordable 12-Speed Drivetrain Review: NX Eagle - SRAM's New Affordable 12-Speed Drivetrain
SRAM's most affordable 12-speed drivetrain is compatible with Shimano freehubs.
Mike Levy    Jun 13, 2018
Review: Crankbrothers' Klic Digital Floor Pump + Burst Tank Review: Crankbrothers' Klic Digital Floor Pump + Burst Tank
It's shiny, includes a digital gauge and removable air tank, and costs $225 USD.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 12, 2018
Review: Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post Review: Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post
There are more dropper posts on the market than ever, but Race Face's Turbine R is well worth a look.
Colin Meagher    Jun 11, 2018
18 Accessories We Like - 2018 Summer Gear Guide 18 Accessories We Like - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
Gear that will help keep you rolling through the summer riding season.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 8, 2018
Review: Milkit Booster - Tubeless Tire Inflation Reservoir Review: Milkit Booster - Tubeless Tire Inflation Reservoir
Small, light weight and effective - and it doubles as a water bottle.
Paul Aston    Jun 7, 2018
Review: Dainese Armoform Knee Guards Review: Dainese Armoform Knee Guards
The Armoform pads from Dainese promise the performance of a hard shell pad with enough comfort for all-day rides.
Colin Meagher    Jun 6, 2018
5 Men's Kits Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide 5 Men's Kits Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
Our summer gear guide looks at kit from Patagonia, Fox, 7Mesh, Race Face and Ion.
Colin Meagher    Jun 6, 2018
5 Women's Kits Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide 5 Women's Kits Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
Our summer gear guide looks at kit from Giro, Maloja, Pearl Izumi, Raceface and Troy Lee Designs.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 6, 2018
Review: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedal Review: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedal
Time's new pedal works well, but is it worth the price tag?
Mike Kazimer    Jun 5, 2018
Review: Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit Review: Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit
Feedback's tool kit is the ideal road trip companion, full of all the tools needed for general bike maintenance.
Mike Levy    Jun 4, 2018
Review: Orbea Rallon M-LTD Review: Orbea Rallon M-LTD
Does this Spanish enduro bike's performance match its looks? Levy finds out.
Paul Aston    May 31, 2018
Review: Ergon BA2 E Protect Pack Review: Ergon BA2 E Protect Pack
Ergon's eMTB-specific pack gives you a secure second battery storage pouch, tools, water, and spine protection.
Mike Kazimer    May 29, 2018
Review: Ion K-Pact Knee Guards Review: Ion K-Pact Knee Guards
Ion's revised K-Pact knee pads provide plenty of protection without being overly bulky or cumbersome.
Mike Kazimer    May 28, 2018
Review: Ibis Ripmo Review: Ibis Ripmo
The lovechild of the Ripley and the Mojo, we put the new Ibis Ripmo to the test.
Alex Evans    May 24, 2018
Review: Mons Royale Redwood 3/4 Raglan T-Shirt Review: Mons Royale Redwood 3/4 Raglan T-Shirt
Mons Royale's Merino wool riding gear is a real pleasure to wear in any weather conditions.
Mike Levy    May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
It sure looks wild, but does it work well? After a few months of testing, Levy has the answers.
Mike Kazimer    May 22, 2018
Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork
Considering a coil-sprung fork? MRP's Ribbon Coil may be what you're looking for.
Daniel Sapp    May 21, 2018
Review: TRP Slate T4 Brakes Review: TRP Slate T4 Brakes
TRP's four-piston brakes delivers performance and consistency at an affordable price.
Richard Cunningham    May 18, 2018
Review: Look X-Track En-Rage Plus Pedal Review: Look X-Track En-Rage Plus Pedal
Look's Shimano look-a-like trail pedal has a wider platform, adjustable pins, and shares the same cleats.
Paul Aston    May 16, 2018
Review: Halo Vortex Wheelset Review: Halo Vortex Wheelset
Halo's new Vortex wheelset is a heavyweight setup designed to last in the toughest conditions.
Mike Kazimer    May 15, 2018
Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes - Review Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes - Review
How did Five Ten's updated classic hold up to months of hard riding?
Daniel Sapp    May 14, 2018
Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet - Review Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet - Review
The Bushwhacker II isn't cheap, but its design helps it stand out from the crowd.
Richard Cunningham    May 11, 2018
Barfly AirLever Tool - Review Barfly AirLever Tool - Review
AirLever is a CO2 inflation device that doubles as a sturdy tire lever.
Paul Aston    May 10, 2018
Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review
Oval rings for enduro? We give Rotor's made-in-Spain R-Hawk crankset a try.
Mike Kazimer    May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
Archer Components' D1x system makes it easy to convert from analog to electronic shifting, but is it worth it?
Richard Cunningham    May 7, 2018
Diamondback Release 3 - Review Diamondback Release 3 - Review
This affordable mid-travel all-mountain shredder competes with machines that cost much more.
Paul Aston    May 4, 2018
Formula Cura Brakes - Review Formula Cura Brakes - Review
The Italian disc brake pioneer is back on top of the game, with remarkable power, control and just-right ergonomics
Mike Kazimer    May 3, 2018
Gore R7 Shakedry Jacket - Review Gore R7 Shakedry Jacket - Review
Gore's Shakedry waterproof jacket weighs only 117 grams, and is claimed to be the most breathable jacket the company has ever made.
Mike Kazimer    May 2, 2018
Nukeproof Mega 275C RS - Review Nukeproof Mega 275C RS - Review
Nukeproof added a carbon front triangle with minor geometry updates to the latest Mega chassis, does that translate into an EWS-capable ride for the average pilot?
Richard Cunningham    May 1, 2018
Terrene Chunk 2.6" Tire - Review Terrene Chunk 2.6" Tire - Review
Aggressive trail tire from a relatively new brand is put to task on Southern California's rocks and ruts.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 30, 2018
Leatt DBX 2.0 Trail Helmet - Review Leatt DBX 2.0 Trail Helmet - Review
Leatt's DBX 2.0 is reasonably priced, but it doesn't skimp on safety features.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 27, 2018
Julbo Renegade Sunglasses - Review Julbo Renegade Sunglasses - Review
Julbo's Renegade sunglasses may look simple, but they hold their own out on the trail.
Alex Evans    Apr 26, 2018
Madison Zenith 4-Season Trousers - Review Madison Zenith 4-Season Trousers - Review
Are Madison's DWR-coated trousers light enough and cool enough to make riding in the slop worth their £89.99 price tag?
Paul Aston    Apr 25, 2018
Renthal Push-On Grip Ultra Tacky – Review Renthal Push-On Grip Ultra Tacky – Review
Paul Aston thinks these might be the best grips on the market. Soft, sticky, durable, cheap, customizable with great damping, what more could you ask for?
Richard Cunningham    Apr 24, 2018
Thule Vital 3L Hydration Pack - Review Thule Vital 3L Hydration Pack - Review
Thule comes out with a winner, right out of the gate: lightweight, well ventilated and intelligently simple.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
Beautifully machined and sharp-shifting cassette offers 11-speed riders the same 500% range as SRAM Eagle
Paul Aston    Apr 9, 2018
Starling Murmur - Review Starling Murmur - Review
Custom-made for Paul Aston, this dual-suspension 29er from the UK is a 145mm travel chromoly ripper.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 6, 2018
Syntace C33i Straight Carbon Wheelset - Review Syntace C33i Straight Carbon Wheelset - Review
German wide-rim pioneer launches its first carbon mountain bike wheelset.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 3, 2018
Push ACS3 Coil Conversion Kit - Review Push ACS3 Coil Conversion Kit - Review
Considering making the switch from air- to coil-sprung suspension? We put Push's conversion kit to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 2, 2018
Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review
The latest version of Transition's short travel 29er is longer and slacker than ever - does that mean it's better?
Mike Levy    Mar 28, 2018
Should the Derailleur Die? Zerode's Gearbox-Equipped Taniwha - Review Should the Derailleur Die? Zerode's Gearbox-Equipped Taniwha - Review
This is the one, the bike that's been making riders question whether derailleurs still make any sense. Levy spends a few months on the 160mm-travel Taniwha to find out how the Zerode's Pinion gearbox compares to the current status quo.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 27, 2018
Topeak Shuttle Gauge Digital - Review Topeak Shuttle Gauge Digital - Review
Should you make room in your toolbox for Topeak's new digital pressure gauge? Find out inside.
Paul Aston    Mar 22, 2018
Vecnum moveLOC 200mm Dropper - Review Vecnum moveLOC 200mm Dropper - Review
Is the moveLOC post out of date with its external cable routing and finite drop locations, or ahead of the pack with reliability and massive drop?
Mike Levy    Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
Remember the Blur? It's back as a sporty, 100mm-travel cross-country bike, and Levy's been riding and racing it to see how it performs.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 16, 2018
Henty Enduro Backpack - Review Henty Enduro Backpack - Review
Carry your essentials comfortably in a hip pack, with the added stability of ventilated mesh shoulder straps.
Paul Aston    Mar 15, 2018
Intend's New Headset Actually Improves Cockpit Stiffness - Review Intend's New Headset Actually Improves Cockpit Stiffness - Review
The Stiffmaster headset really does increase steerer tube stiffness, but does it improve your ride significantly? Paul Aston takes a look at the Grace EN 35mm reach and the Stiffmaster headset.
Mike Levy    Mar 14, 2018
Look X-Track Race Carbon Pedal - Review Look X-Track Race Carbon Pedal - Review
Look, it's a new cross-country pedal from the French brand that's SPD compatible.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 9, 2018
Sidi Defender All-Mountain Shoe - Review Sidi Defender All-Mountain Shoe - Review
Sidi goes all out in an effort to capture a piece of the all-mountain and enduro action.
Mike Levy    Mar 7, 2018
Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle - Review Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle - Review
Tioga adds padding on top of their webbed shell, but does foam equal comfort?
Mike Kazimer    Mar 6, 2018
Shimano AM7 Shoes - Review Shimano AM7 Shoes - Review
Looking for an extra-comfortable pair of SPD-compatible shoes? Shimano's AM7 could be the answer.
Vernon Felton    Mar 2, 2018
Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action - Review Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action - Review
Frustrated with the stock lever on your dropper post? Wolf Tooth's ReMote Light Action may be worth a look.
Paul Aston    Mar 1, 2018
Surly Dirt Wizard Tire - Review Surly Dirt Wizard Tire - Review
Surly's 27.5 x 3.0" Dirt Wizard is one of the most aggressive plus-sized tires on the market.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 28, 2018
Liteville 301 MK14 Enduro Factory Machine - Review Liteville 301 MK14 Enduro Factory Machine - Review
How many innovations can you build into an aluminum all-mountain trail bike? Liteville may have broken the record with the latest 301.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 27, 2018
Trek's Fox Float Thru Shaft Shock - Review Trek's Fox Float Thru Shaft Shock - Review
Trek's Thru Shaft shocks are a new spin on a concept that was first tried over twenty years ago. How does their version work out on the trail?
Vernon Felton    Feb 22, 2018
Leatt 3DF 6.0 Knee Guards - Review Leatt 3DF 6.0 Knee Guards - Review
Leatt’s 3DF 6.0 knee guards are streamlined, yes, but they also offer more protection than you'll receive from the many knee guards out there that are, by comparison, heavy-duty knee warmers.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 21, 2018
Kona Wah Wah II Flat Pedals - Review Kona Wah Wah II Flat Pedals - Review
Wide, thin, and wallet friendly, Kona's new Wah Wah II pedals seem to tick all the boxes.
Mike Levy    Feb 20, 2018
Fanny Packs For All? High Above's Lookout Pack - Review Fanny Packs For All? High Above's Lookout Pack - Review
The Lookout is a US-made butt bag for riders who know that backpacks are overkill.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 16, 2018
iXS Flow Evo+ Knee Guards - Review iXS Flow Evo+ Knee Guards - Review
In search of a set of low-profile knee pads? iXS' Flow Evo+ knee guards are worth a look.
Vernon Felton    Feb 15, 2018
NWT3K Custom Shorts and Jersey - Review NWT3K Custom Shorts and Jersey - Review
Custom mountain bike apparel at a not-so-custom price....that's what NWT3K is selling the public. Here's how it worked out for us.
Mike Levy    Feb 14, 2018
WTB Convict and Trail Boss Tire Combo - Review WTB Convict and Trail Boss Tire Combo - Review
Business up front and party in the back. The mullet of tire combos with the Convict and Trail Boss.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 9, 2018
Funn Ripper Pedals - Review Funn Ripper Pedals - Review
SPD-compatible platform pedal features a spring-loaded engagement mechanism to simplify entry.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 7, 2018
e*thirteen TRS Race SL Carbon Wheels - Review e*thirteen TRS Race SL Carbon Wheels - Review
e*thirteen rolled out their new TRS Race SL wheels last summer. Mike Kazimer has been pounding on them ever since. Here's how they fared.
Mike Levy    Feb 6, 2018
Saris Bones 2-Bike Strap-On Rack - Review Saris Bones 2-Bike Strap-On Rack - Review
Saris' Bones strap-on rack laughs at your trailer hitch.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 5, 2018
Spot Mayhem 29 - Review Spot Mayhem 29 - Review
The Spot Mayhem has 29" wheels, 130mm of travel, and a unique rear suspension design that uses a composite leaf spring.
Paul Aston    Feb 2, 2018
Onza Aquila Aaron Gwin Signature DH Tire - Review Onza Aquila Aaron Gwin Signature DH Tire - Review
The new Aquila was designed with input from Gwin, and Aston finds out how it compares to a Minion.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 1, 2018
Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers - Review Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers - Review
Another must-have nerd-toy from the tool meisters in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Matt Wragg    Jan 31, 2018
Thule Velospace 918 Rack - Review Thule Velospace 918 Rack - Review
Built to secure two bikes, regardless of wheelbase and tire sizes, this rack is tailor made for smaller vehicles - but you'll need a tow-hitch.
Paul Aston    Jan 29, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review BTR Pinner – Review
Steel, handmade, short travel, aggressive, coil-sprung, expensive and heavy - proof that British mountain bikers are all crazy, or not?
Ed Haythornthwaite    Jan 29, 2018
Robot Bike Co. Announces R130 29er Robot Bike Co. Announces R130 29er
Robot adds a 130mm travel wagon wheeler to their lineup of custom-made bikes.
Vernon Felton    Jan 24, 2018
Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet - Review Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet - Review
The DBX 3.0 Enduro is Leatt’s take on the convertible full-face/half-shell genre. How does their lid stack up against better known options, such as the Bell Super 3R and Giro Switchblade? Read on.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 23, 2018
Bontrager Rapid Pack - Review Bontrager Rapid Pack - Review
Call it what you will - Bontrager's Rapid Pack is worth a look.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 19, 2018
Eightpins NGS1 Integrated Dropper Post - Review Eightpins NGS1 Integrated Dropper Post - Review
It is likely that future dropper posts will be integrated into the frame. This one shows how to get it right the first time.
Paul Aston    Jan 18, 2018
Raked & Rated - 6 MTB Trail Sculpters Raked & Rated - 6 MTB Trail Sculpters
Want something more than that rusty pickaxe from Grandad's shed for cutting in fresh trail? We put six tools to test in the dirt.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 16, 2018
Bell Sixer Helmet - Review Bell Sixer Helmet - Review
Bell's new Sixer helmet has 26 vents, integrated MIPS, and a removable camera mount.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 15, 2018
Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR SL Review Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR SL Review
The Foxy is one of the longest bikes on the market - what does that translate to out on the trail?
Richard Cunningham    Jan 12, 2018
Ridden and Rated - Six Takes on the Multi-Tool Ridden and Rated - Six Takes on the Multi-Tool
What's the perfect multi-tool? Depends upon how you ride and where you stash it.
Paul Aston    Jan 11, 2018
Stan's S1 Wheelset - Review Stan's S1 Wheelset - Review
Does Stan's NoTubes latest low-cost wheel package stand up to the test?
Mike Levy    Jan 10, 2018
Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX - Review Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX - Review
Does a pint-sized ratchet wrench make sense as a multi-tool?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 9, 2018
Race Face Next R Cranks - Review Race Face Next R Cranks - Review
Race Face's Next R cranks weigh less than a pound, but they're still designed to take a beating.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 8, 2018
Scott Genius 920 - Review Scott Genius 920 - Review
Scott has redefined its most popular trail bike, and RC put it to the test.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 5, 2018
Patagonia Nine Trails Hydration Pack - Review Patagonia Nine Trails Hydration Pack - Review
Lightweight and comfortable, this pack has all the essentials for a day on the trail.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 4, 2018
Crankbrothers Mallet DH Pedals - Review Crankbrothers Mallet DH Pedals - Review
We put Crankbrothers' latest version of their classic DH pedals to the test.
Mike Levy    Jan 3, 2018
Aaron Gwin's New ODI AG-2 Grips - Review Aaron Gwin's New ODI AG-2 Grips - Review
A gripping review of ODI's new AG-2 lock-ons that were designed with input from the world's fastest downhiller.
Mike Levy    Dec 20, 2017
Kali Strike Knee Pads - Review Kali Strike Knee Pads - Review
Kali's new pedal-friendly knee pads look like they belong in a science fiction movie, but how do they perform on the trail?
Mike Levy    Dec 18, 2017
Mongoose's $2,999 Teocali Pro - Review Mongoose's $2,999 Teocali Pro - Review
Levy finds out where the neon 'goose excels - and where it doesn't.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 15, 2017
Leatt DBX Core 2.0 Hydration Pack - Review Leatt DBX Core 2.0 Hydration Pack - Review
Designed for longer rides and enduro, this full-size hip pack stashes 5 liters of cargo and 2 liters of fluid.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 13, 2017
WTB Koda Saddle - Review WTB Koda Saddle - Review
Looking for a comfortable place to sit? WTB's new Koda saddle is worth a try.
Mike Levy    Dec 12, 2017
Knight Composites 29'' Race Wheels - Review Knight Composites 29'' Race Wheels - Review
*Warning: there's an expensive, skinny, really lightweight 29'' cross-country race wheelset reviewed inside*
David Arthur    Dec 11, 2017
DMR Sled - Review DMR Sled - Review
The aluminum-framed Sled is DMR's tough 160mm all-mountain bike.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 5, 2017
SR Suntour Durolux 29 Fork - Review SR Suntour Durolux 29 Fork - Review
With up to 170mm of travel, and clearance for 29 x 2.6" tires, is the Durolux 29 a worthy option?
Vernon Felton    Dec 4, 2017
Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review
Devinci bills their new Spartan as the "ultimate" enduro weapon. That's a ballsy claim. Here's how it rides.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 1, 2017
Bike Yoke Shifty: SRAM Derailleur Upgrade - Review Bike Yoke Shifty: SRAM Derailleur Upgrade - Review
The most important upgrade you'll probably never need - and it's gold!
Mike Levy    Nov 29, 2017
KMC X11EPT ECO ProteQ Chain - Review KMC X11EPT ECO ProteQ Chain - Review
Is KMC's rust resistant chain ideal for those who aren't great with looking after their bike?
Vernon Felton    Nov 28, 2017
Steele Industries P030 Pedals - Review Steele Industries P030 Pedals - Review
Good size and shape, plenty of traction and a very attractive price tag. How do these pedals perform out on the trail? Here's how.
Mike Levy    Nov 27, 2017
Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review
And now it's time for something a bit different. Levy finds out what makes the steel-framed Shan N°5 stand out.
Colin Meagher    Nov 27, 2017
2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - Gear Essentials 2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - Gear Essentials
Riding in the colder and wetter months is about more than just a shell and some waterproof shorts. Nikki Hollatz and Colin Meagher talk us through a few essentials that will keep 'type 2 fun', well, fun.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 24, 2017
Schwalbe's 2.6-inch Nobby Nic for 29ers - Review Schwalbe's 2.6-inch Nobby Nic for 29ers - Review
Jumbo size and new Addix rubber turned Schwalbe's mixed-condition tire into a top performing, lightweight option for big-wheel trail riders.
Mike Levy    Nov 22, 2017
Vee Tire Flow Snap - Review Vee Tire Flow Snap - Review
The Flow Snap is a sturdy all-mountain tire from a name that you might not be familiar with, but how does it perform?
Colin Meagher    Nov 21, 2017
2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Women's Kits Tested 2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Women's Kits Tested
Winter arrived with a bang this year in the Pacific Northwest, and we've reviewed an assortment of women's kits from Patagonia, Specialized, Pearl Izumi, Fox Racing, Madison, Showers Pass, and Endura that are designed for the changing seasons.
Colin Meagher    Nov 21, 2017
2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested 2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested
Our fall/winter gear guide is primarily focused on the double scoop in the sundae of winter riding: outer layers. We have kits from Endura, Maloja, Pearl Izumi, Dainese, Fox, Specialized, and Alpinestars to keep your off-season to an absolute minimum.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 21, 2017
Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
Bontrager's Line Pro 30 wheels look impressive on paper, but how did they hold up in the real world?
Mike Kazimer    Nov 20, 2017
Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 - Review Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 - Review
We put the newest version of Trek's downhill speed machine to the test.
Mike Levy    Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Twenty pistons and all the power you'd ever need, but which brake makes the most sense for you?
Paul Aston    Nov 9, 2017
MET Roam Helmet - Review MET Roam Helmet - Review
There are plenty of extended-coverage, "enduro" helmets on the market. Here's how MET's Roam helmet stacks up.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 15, 2017
Syncros Matchbox Tailor HV1.5 Bottle Cage – Review Syncros Matchbox Tailor HV1.5 Bottle Cage – Review
Features a high-volume pump and 14 essential tools stashed in a secret compartment.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 14, 2017
Specialized Hillbilly Grid Tire - Review Specialized Hillbilly Grid Tire - Review
Searching for a tire that can handle the slop? The new Specialized Hillbilly could be the answer.
Paul Aston    Nov 13, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review Commencal Supreme SX - Review
An affordable, well spec'd, high-pivot machine with 180mm travel that you can pedal uphill. Does the Supreme SX have it all?
Richard Cunningham    Nov 10, 2017
SKS RideAir Tubeless Inflation Bottle - Review SKS RideAir Tubeless Inflation Bottle - Review
Compact and lightweight, this compressed air storage cylinder fits in a bottle cage and can be charged up to 230 psi (16 bar).
Vernon Felton    Nov 9, 2017
7mesh Revelation Jacket V2 - Review 7mesh Revelation Jacket V2 - Review
7mesh's Revelation is unapologetically pricey... But does it actually live up to that lofty price tag?
Mike Levy    Nov 8, 2017
Northwave Outcross Plus Shoes - Review Northwave Outcross Plus Shoes - Review
In need of a pair of kicks that look relatively normal? Depending on where and how you ride, the Outcross Plus' might be for you.
AJ Barlas    Nov 6, 2017
Mondraker Dune - Review Mondraker Dune - Review
Mondraker have just arrived in the US, but we've already spent a summer on these shores aboard their Dune XR. Our thoughts on the 160mm Forward Geometry sled.
AJ Barlas    Nov 4, 2017
RockShox Pike DJ - Review RockShox Pike DJ - Review
We let you in on how the Pike DJ performed after a full summer of abuse from the dirt jumps, to the street, to the skatepark.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 3, 2017
BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post - Review BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post - Review
German engineered, user serviceable, and designed to last a lifetime.
Vernon Felton    Nov 2, 2017
Shred Short Stack RES Helmet - Review Shred Short Stack RES Helmet - Review
Can a company with a history in the snow sports world create a mountain biking helmet that challenges the usual suspects? We tested the Shred Short Stack RES to find the answer.
Mike Levy    Nov 1, 2017
Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review
This little gadget helps you true a wheel without taking it off your bike, but is it worth having in your toolbox? Levy finds out.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 31, 2017
Pearl Izumi Versa Pant - Review Pearl Izumi Versa Pant - Review
Looking for riding pants that don't look like pajamas? Pearl Izumi may have the answer.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 30, 2017
Patrol 672 – Review Patrol 672 – Review
This good-looking 150-millimeter-travel aluminum shredder is the first in a series of affordable trail bike reviews.
AJ Barlas    Oct 27, 2017
e*thirteen's LG1r Wheels - Review e*thirteen's LG1r Wheels - Review
A proper DH specific wheel that is made with carbon. Read on to see how they fared after being thrashed in the Whistler Bike Park.
AJ Barlas    Oct 26, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals
We look at what some of the innovative designs have in common, and how they compare to each other.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 25, 2017
POC Joint VPD System Knee Pads - Review POC Joint VPD System Knee Pads - Review
POC's newest knee pads are one of the most comfortable options around.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 24, 2017
Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review
Race Face's first carbon wheels are built to take a beating, and come with a two-year, no-questions-asked guarantee.
Mike Levy    Oct 23, 2017
Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review
The Instinct 29er is all-new for 2018, with 29" wheels and 155mm of travel. Levy finds out how it compares to the Altitude, a bike in the same travel bracket but on smaller wheels.
Paul Aston    Oct 20, 2017
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
Do we need bigger tires? This 2.6" Magic Mary pleads its case in the right conditions.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 18, 2017
Kenda Helldiver Pro DH Tire - Review Kenda Helldiver Pro DH Tire - Review
With a double-reinforced casing and a sub-1000 gram weight, this fast-rolling semi-slick may be the ticket for wheel breakers seeking a dry-condition all-mountain option.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 17, 2017
TranzX Dropper Seatpost - Review TranzX Dropper Seatpost - Review
Searching for an inexpensive dropper post? We found one from JD Components that is worth a look.

 
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