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Value Field Test: Giant Stance - A Great Leap Forw Value Field Test: Giant Stance - A Great Leap Forward
There's a new Giant Stance in town, with a rear thru axle, updated geometry, and slightly more travel.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 24, 2024
Review: Wolf Tooth Components Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Review: Wolf Tooth Components Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Pedals
The Ripsaw offers up a thin, lightweight convex option for flat pedal enthusiasts willing to part with $199.95
Matt Beer    May 23, 2024
Review: Chromag Seton Pants and Dominion Jersey Review: Chromag Seton Pants and Dominion Jersey
Chromag's catalog contains more than just steel hardtails.
Mike Kazimer    May 22, 2024
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
For this edition we brought in three hardtails and three full suspension bikes, all priced under $2,800.
Sarah Moore    May 20, 2024
Review: One Year on the Liv Intrigue LT Advanced P Review: One Year on the Liv Intrigue LT Advanced Pro 1
The Intrique LT is billed as an enduro race bike, but it's more versatile than that designation suggests.
Dario DiGiulio    May 16, 2024
Review: 10 Months With Shimano's GE9 Gravity Shoes Review: 10 Months With Shimano's GE9 Gravity Shoes
They're not the stiffest things out there, but the GE9 shoes are very comfortable.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 15, 2024
Review: The New Marin Alpine Trail is More Adjusta Review: The New Marin Alpine Trail is More Adjustable & Capable Than Ever
The Alpine Trail moves to a four-bar layout, with twelve geometry configurations to choose from.
Alvin Holbrook    May 15, 2024
Review: The New SRAM Red AXS Groupset Pulls out All the Stops Beta MTB logo Review: The New SRAM Red AXS Groupset Pulls out All the Stops
Improved lever ergonomics and vastly improved braking performance define the worst-kept secret in road cycling tech.
Henry Quinney    May 15, 2024
Review: Motion Instruments System 2 Data Acquisiti Review: Motion Instruments System 2 Data Acquisition Kit
Suspension nerds rejoice - Motion Instuments' new system is less expensive and easier to use.
Mike Kazimer    May 14, 2024
Review: Sweet Protection Primer Mips Helmet Review: Sweet Protection Primer Mips Helmet
The Primer Mips is a comfortable option with modern, low-key styling, but there's one detail missing.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 10, 2024
Review: iXS Trigger X 3/4 Shell Helmet Review: iXS Trigger X 3/4 Shell Helmet
The Trigger X is one of the lighter 3/4 shell helmets on the market.
Seb Stott    May 8, 2024
Review: SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack - Does It Suck? Review: SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack - Does It Suck?
The SeaSucker Talon uses three suction cups to securely hold a bike on the top of a vehicle's roof.
Matt Beer    May 7, 2024
Review: EXT Aria Air Shock Review: EXT Aria Air Shock
There were a few hiccups, but by the end of testing the Aria delivered excellent mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance.
Dario DiGiulio    May 6, 2024
Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird
With 165mm of rear travel, this British-made beast is meant to handle the fastest and gnarliest terrain around.
Outside Online    May 6, 2024
Our 5 Favorite Trail Bikes Right Now Beta MTB logo Our 5 Favorite Trail Bikes Right Now
Of the 15 trail bikes we tested last year, these impressed us the most.
Matt Beer    Apr 29, 2024
Review: Zerode G3 - A Belt Driven, Gearbox Equippe Review: Zerode G3 - A Belt Driven, Gearbox Equipped DH Bike
The Zerode is available with Pinion's new electronic Smart.Shift system.
Matt Beer    Apr 9, 2024
Review: SDG Tellis V2 Dropper Post - No Slop, More Review: SDG Tellis V2 Dropper Post - No Slop, More Drop
The new Tellis is available with more drop, and has an ingenious saddle rail clamp design.
Henry Quinney    Apr 8, 2024
Review: 2024 Orbea Occam LT - Modernly Convenient Review: 2024 Orbea Occam LT - Modernly Convenient
The Occam LT is an efficient all-rounder, which could be just the ticket for many riders.
Henry Quinney    Apr 3, 2024
Review: Logos Eudae 29 HD Carbon Wheels Review: Logos Eudae 29 HD Carbon Wheels
The Eudae HD wheels have survived a year of hard riding, including lots of laps in the Whistler Bike Park.
Henry Quinney    Apr 2, 2024
Review: Knolly Chilcotin 170 - They Haven't Just S Review: Knolly Chilcotin 170 - They Haven't Just Straightened the Top Tube
The Chilcotin rides (and looks) better than ever, but it's not without its quirks.
Alvin Holbrook    Apr 2, 2024
Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes Beta MTB logo Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes
The Recon 2.0 shoes add new features and a svelte look, while the new Specialized Search helmet ticks all the boxes.
Matt Beer    Apr 1, 2024
Review: Yoshimura's New Chilao SS Flat Pedals Review: Yoshimura's New Chilao SS Flat Pedals
The new pedals house a spring that's designed to eliminate any lateral play.
Matt Beer    Mar 28, 2024
Review: 6 Months on the New Race Face Era Carbon W Review: 6 Months on the New Race Face Era Carbon Wheels
Race Face's latest wheels hit the sweet spot when it comes to weight, price, and performance.
Seb Stott    Mar 26, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
Formula's long-awaited dual crown enduro fork is finally here.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 25, 2024
Review: Raaw Madonna V3 - Yes, It's Still Great Review: Raaw Madonna V3 - Yes, It's Still Great
An aluminum frame that’s built to last, with more adjustability than ever.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2024
Review: Yeti's Back in the XC Game With the 2024 A Review: Yeti's Back in the XC Game With the 2024 ASR
After a nine-year hiatus, the ASR returns to take its place as Yeti's dedicated cross-country race bike.
Henry Quinney    Mar 13, 2024
Review: Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork - Reversed Arched, Review: Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork - Reversed Arched, Foward Thinking
The Mattoc can be set up with 110 - 150mm of travel, and is designed for everything from XC to aggressive trail riding.
Seb Stott    Mar 11, 2024
Review: Whyte Elyte 150 Works - 'One of the Best H Review: Whyte Elyte 150 Works - 'One of the Best Handling E-Bikes'
The Elyte uses Bosch's new SX motor, which has 600 Watts of peak power.
Matt Beer    Mar 7, 2024
Review: Fizik Nanuq GTX Clipless and Flat Shoes Review: Fizik Nanuq GTX Clipless and Flat Shoes
One of the best options for keeping your feet warm and dry during a deluge.
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 6, 2024
Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble
A capable ducker and diver for riders prepared to put creativity before haste and hauling.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 4, 2024
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Fenders Pink The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Fenders Pinkbike's Editors Actually Use
Consider yourself lucky if you can ride fender-free this time of the year.
Matt Beer    Feb 29, 2024
First Ride: Revel Rascal V2 First Ride: Revel Rascal V2
The Rascal's back with a lighter frame and updated geometry.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 28, 2024
Review: 2024 Norco Sight - For All the Mountains Review: 2024 Norco Sight - For All the Mountains
Add the new Sight to the list of bikes that use a high pivot suspension layout.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
The Mavens mean business, with a significant power increase over Codes. Oh, and they use mineral oil.
Alvin Holbrook    Feb 20, 2024
Review: The Favero Assioma Pro MX-2 Power Meter Pedals Are About as Good as It Gets Beta MTB logo Review: The Favero Assioma Pro MX-2 Power Meter Pedals Are About as Good as It Gets
Want to add power data to your mountain, road, or gravel bike? It's hard to do better than these new Assioma Pro MX pedals.
Jessie-May Morgan    Feb 15, 2024
Review: Renthal's New Revo-F Flat Pedals Review: Renthal's New Revo-F Flat Pedals
The Revo-F flats prioritize performance, durability and adjustability over weight
Matt Beer    Feb 14, 2024
Review: Endura MT500 Burner Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Endura MT500 Burner Flat Pedal Shoes
Scuba gear inspired flat pedal shoes for tackling the wettest rides.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 13, 2024
Review: Giro's New Coalition Lightweight Full Face Review: Giro's New Coalition Lightweight Full Face Helmet
The Coalition weighs in at 787 grams and uses Giro's Spherical technology.
Matt Beer    Feb 12, 2024
Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eM Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eMTB
The Levo SL weighs a touch under 40 pounds and puts out 50 Nm of torque.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 9, 2024
Review: 7mesh's Cache Anorak & Grit Pants Review: 7mesh's Cache Anorak & Grit Pants
$630 worth of fabrics designed to keep the rain at bay.
Seb Stott    Feb 1, 2024
Review: The New 2024 Scott Ransom 900 RC Has All T Review: The New 2024 Scott Ransom 900 RC Has All The Integration
The new Ransom combines long-travel capability with impressive climbing composure.
Dario DiGiulio    Jan 29, 2024
Review: Norco Fluid FS Carbon - A Comfortable Comp Review: Norco Fluid FS Carbon - A Comfortable Companion
Going with a carbon front triangle saves 600 grams, but is it worth it?
Jessie-May Morgan    Jan 26, 2024
First Ride: Auckland Cycle Works Marra Prototype w First Ride: Auckland Cycle Works Marra Prototype with KOLARP Suspension
We got some laps on the Marra V2 prototype, prior to taking a dive into its highly unusual suspension kinematic
Matt Beer    Jan 23, 2024
Review: Squidworx Modular Flat Pedals Review: Squidworx Modular Flat Pedals
Squidworx's modular design allows for a high level of customization.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 10, 2024
Review: KS Lev Circuit Wireless Dropper Post Review: KS Lev Circuit Wireless Dropper Post
Available with up to 200mm of travel, the Circuit is the latest addition to the growing list of wireless droppers.
Dario DiGiulio    Jan 8, 2024
Review: 2024 YT Jeffsy Core 4 - A Good Friend Review: 2024 YT Jeffsy Core 4 - A Good Friend
The Jeffsy boasts easy, intuitive handling, and now has in-frame snack storage.
Henry Quinney    Jan 4, 2024
Review: BYB Tech Telemetry 2.0 - Using Data Acquis Review: BYB Tech Telemetry 2.0 - Using Data Acquisition to Improve Suspension Set Up
Henry Quinney dove headlong into the world of data acquisition and emerged with entirely new suspension settings for his bike.
Matt Beer    Jan 3, 2024
Review: Vee Tire Co's Gravity Lineup Review: Vee Tire Co's Gravity Lineup
Vee's gravity tires are sticky, tough, and less expensive than other options on the market.
Betsy Welch    Dec 18, 2023
Review: The Pivot Mach SL 4 Blends XC Speed & Review: The Pivot Mach SL 4 Blends XC Speed & Comfort
Pivot's XC race machine is more capable (and lighter) than ever.
Dario DiGiulio    Nov 29, 2023
Review: 2023 Transition Smuggler - The Little Ripp Review: 2023 Transition Smuggler - The Little Ripper
The new Smuggler hits the sweet spot when it comes to travel, geometry, and capability.
Matt Beer    Nov 27, 2023
Review: Shimano GF800 GTX Flat Pedal Shoes - Gripp Review: Shimano GF800 GTX Flat Pedal Shoes - Grippy & Ready for the Rain
Shimano's new flat pedals shoes are an excellent option for those wet rides.
Henry Quinney    Nov 23, 2023
Review: Berd’s Hawk 30 Wheels Use String Spokes Review: Berd’s Hawk 30 Wheels Use String Spokes for Impressive Compliance
The Hawk 30 wheels use polyethylene spokes to save weight and improve vibration damping.
Matt Beer    Nov 22, 2023
Review: Funn Python Flat Pedals - Thin & Gripp Review: Funn Python Flat Pedals - Thin & Grippy
The Pythons measure just 10mm tall at the thinnest portion.
Seb Stott    Nov 21, 2023
Review: EXT ERA V2.1 Fork Review: EXT ERA V2.1 Fork
Updates over the original include a new air spring with a larger negative chamber for improved off-the-top sensitivity.
Matt Beer    Nov 16, 2023
Review: Five Ten Trailcross XT Shoes Review: Five Ten Trailcross XT Shoes
For the days when you want to play tennis in the morning and hit the trails in the afternoon.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 15, 2023
Review: 2024 Fox Float Factory Shock Review: 2024 Fox Float Factory Shock
The new Float is aimed a trail bikes where space is at a premium, but descending performance is still a priority.
Outside Online    Nov 15, 2023
Review: Commencal 365 Gravel Bike - No Carbon, No Problem Beta MTB logo Review: Commencal 365 Gravel Bike - No Carbon, No Problem
No surprise here, Commencal skipped carbon entirely for the frame and fork of their gravel bike.
Dario DiGiulio    Nov 14, 2023
Review: Trickstuff Piccola C22 Brakes - Light, Pow Review: Trickstuff Piccola C22 Brakes - Light, Powerful, & Pricey
Trickstuff occupies a special tier at the top end of the brake market, with price and rarity that border on mythical.
Matt Beer    Nov 8, 2023
Review: DT Swiss FR 1500 Wheelset Review: DT Swiss FR 1500 Wheelset
The FR1500 is designed to handle the abuse dished out by everyone from World Cup DH racers to weekend warriors.
Henry Quinney    Nov 1, 2023
Review: Spank 359 Downhill Wheels - Alloy Wheels T Review: Spank 359 Downhill Wheels - Alloy Wheels Turned up to 11
"There have been square hits, side-glancing hits, front-and-rear-all-at-once hits, and both wheels still spin true."
Matt Beer    Oct 31, 2023
Review: Cane Creek Tigon - The Air Charged Coil Sh Review: Cane Creek Tigon - The Air Charged Coil Shock
Cane Creek's newest coil shock also has an air spring to add more end-stroke progression.
Henry Quinney    Oct 23, 2023
Field Test Review: 2023 Unno Burn - You Know You'r Field Test Review: 2023 Unno Burn - You Know You're Curious
Even in a crop of very unique bikes, the Burn marches to the beat of a different drum.
Outside Online    Oct 14, 2023
Zwift Hub One Review: A Simplified Smart Trainer Beta MTB logo Zwift Hub One Review: A Simplified Smart Trainer
The indoor training company’s latest smart trainer promises easier indoor training and new virtual shifting for all.
Matt Beer    Oct 9, 2023
Review: Kuat Huk Tailgate Pad Review: Kuat Huk Tailgate Pad
A simple-to-install solution for transporting bikes in the back of a truck.
Dario DiGiulio    Oct 6, 2023
Review: Some Pleasant Apparel Surprises From YT &a Review: Some Pleasant Apparel Surprises From YT & Enve
YT's new pants are impressive, and Enve's apparel lineup also has several standout items.
Henry Quinney    Sep 26, 2023
Review: Five Lightweight Full Face Helmets Review: Five Lightweight Full Face Helmets
Five modern full-face helmets for everything from all-round usage to enduro racing.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 21, 2023
Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper P Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
TranzX is one of the first brands to release a wireless dropper with 200mm of travel.
Henry Quinney    Sep 20, 2023
Review: How Canyon's KIS Could Change Mountain Bik Review: How Canyon's KIS Could Change Mountain Biking, and Why It Probably Won't
This iteration of the KIS system may not be the future, but there are some interesting elements to it.
Dario DiGiulio    Sep 19, 2023
Review: Goodyear Newton MTR & MTF Tires Review: Goodyear Newton MTR & MTF Tires
Though I witnessed no falling apples, Newton still left an impression.
Henry Quinney    Sep 18, 2023
Review: Factor Lando XC Review: Factor Lando XC
The Lando XC is a true marathon bike, with 29" wheels and 115mm of rear travel.
Matt Beer    Sep 11, 2023
Review: Prime Rocket - Another Carbon Downhill Spa Review: Prime Rocket - Another Carbon Downhill Spaceship from Eastern Europe
The Rocket's dual-link suspension design and striking lines create a frame that you don't see every day.
Matt Beer    Sep 8, 2023
Review: Racer Gloves & Joint Protection Review: Racer Gloves & Joint Protection
A range of protective apparel to those elbows and knees safe and sound.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 5, 2023
Review: Scor 2030 - The Trail Bike You Didn't Know Review: Scor 2030 - The Trail Bike You Didn't Know You Wanted
With short chainstays and a slack head angle, the new Scor 2030 was designed with goofing off in mind.
Dario DiGiulio    Aug 29, 2023
Review: Chromag Darco - A Very Big Little Bike Review: Chromag Darco - A Very Big Little Bike
It's steel, has 120mm of travel, and it's not really like anything else out there.
Dario DiGiulio    Aug 28, 2023
WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size
It's for gravel bikes, but you can still get mad if you want.
Matt Beer    Aug 25, 2023
Review: Marzocchi Bomber Air - Shock Week 2023 Review: Marzocchi Bomber Air - Shock Week 2023
The Bomber Air is nearly half the size and cost of some of the other options in our group test.
Matt Beer    Aug 24, 2023
Review: DVO Topaz X - Shock Week 2023 Review: DVO Topaz X - Shock Week 2023
The Topaz X gains additional low-speed compression adjustment compared to the standard Topaz.
Dario DiGiulio    Aug 23, 2023
Review: RockShox Vivid - Shock Week 2023 Review: RockShox Vivid - Shock Week 2023
Shiny and new, the RockShox Vivid is the freshest shock in this week's lineup.
Henry Quinney    Aug 23, 2023
Review: Vittoria Mazza Enduro Race Tires - A Compo Review: Vittoria Mazza Enduro Race Tires - A Compound Too Far?
Vittoria's new compound is great for creeping down steep rock slabs, but it may not be the best option for all situations.
Seb Stott    Aug 21, 2023
Review: Hope HB.916 - Better Late Than Never Review: Hope HB.916 - Better Late Than Never
With the HB.916, Hope have made a top-drawer enduro bike in its own right
Mike Kazimer    Aug 18, 2023
Review: Reserve 30|HD AL vs Race Face Turbine Whee Review: Reserve 30|HD AL vs Race Face Turbine Wheels
Two aluminum wheels, both with lifetime warranties. Which set comes out on top?
Matt Beer    Aug 16, 2023
Review: Formula Cura 4 Brakes Review: Formula Cura 4 Brakes
Powerful and predictable, the mineral-oil filled Cura 4 brakes are worth a look.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 11, 2023
Review: Cane Creek Coil IL Shock Review: Cane Creek Coil IL Shock
The Cane Creek Coil IL is one of the smallest (and lightest) coil shocks on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 7, 2023
Review: 2023 Propain Tyee CF Review: 2023 Propain Tyee CF
The Tyee is ready for everything from enduro racing to bike park smashing.
Matt Beer    Jul 24, 2023
Review: Devinci Chainsaw - Primed for the Bike Par Review: Devinci Chainsaw - Primed for the Bike Park
The gravity-oriented Chainsaw can be build up in a variety of configurations.
Matt Beer    Jul 20, 2023
Review: Giant Roost and Rail Helmets Review: Giant Roost and Rail Helmets
Giant is back in the helmet game with two new models, the feature-packed Rail and the affordable Roost.
Matt Beer    Jul 4, 2023
Review: Rad Racks Rad4 Double-Folding Bike Rack Review: Rad Racks Rad4 Double-Folding Bike Rack
The Canadian-made Rad 4 folds out of the way to allow easier vehicle access.
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 3, 2023
Review: Bontrager G5 Team Issue Tires Review: Bontrager G5 Team Issue Tires
With "issue" in the name, here's hoping they don't live up to it.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 26, 2023
Review: 2023 Yeti SB135 Review: 2023 Yeti SB135
Yeti calls the SB135 "the dopamine machine."
Henry Quinney    Jun 22, 2023
Review: E*Thirteen LG1 Race Carbon Downhill Wheels Review: E*Thirteen LG1 Race Carbon Downhill Wheels
These wheels have survived everything from the Fort William World Cup to the Whistler Bike Park.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2023
Review: Schwalbe Tacky Chan Tire - Born on the Rac Review: Schwalbe Tacky Chan Tire - Born on the Race Course
After three years of development, much of it on the World Cup DH circuit, Schwalbe's newest addition to their lineup is now available.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 15, 2023
Check Out: New Kit from Endura Check Out: New Kit from Endura
A look at some of the highlights from Endura's 2023 catalog.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 13, 2023
Pinkbike Gear Guide: 10 Summer Riding Kits for Wom Pinkbike Gear Guide: 10 Summer Riding Kits for Women
Whether you need new riding pants or just like to view the latest and greatest, there's something for you here.
Henry Quinney    Jun 12, 2023
Review: Hunt Proven Carbon Wheelset Review: Hunt Proven Carbon Wheelset
The Proven Carbon wheels tick almost all the boxes, but the rear rim did end up cracking.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 7, 2023
Review: Pro Tharsis 200 Dropper Post Review: Pro Tharsis 200 Dropper Post
The silvery Tharsis worked well, but it wasn't totally issue-free.
Alicia Leggett    Jun 6, 2023
Review: My First Year with the 5-Bike 1Up Recon Ra Review: My First Year with the 5-Bike 1Up Recon Rack
The rack can hold up to 6 bikes depending on the model and is rated for off-road use.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 2, 2023
Review: All-Season Clothing From Ornot Review: All-Season Clothing From Ornot
Has Ornot cracked the functional and fashionable code?
Matt Beer    Jun 1, 2023
Review: DVO Topaz 3 Air Shock Review: DVO Topaz 3 Air Shock
The latest generation of the Topaz is super smooth and easily adjustable.
Outside Online    May 24, 2023
Outside's 2023 Summer Gear Guide Beta MTB logo Outside's 2023 Summer Gear Guide
Outside’s comprehensive Summer Gear Guide covers everything from trail bikes to ultralight tents, multitools, climbing harnesses, running shoes, and more.
Henry Quinney    May 22, 2023
Review: 2023 Canyon Neuron CF 9 Review: 2023 Canyon Neuron CF 9
The Neuron is a live wire in all the right ways.
Matt Beer    May 18, 2023
Revisited: The Specialized Status 140 After One Ye Revisited: The Specialized Status 140 After One Year With a Guest Editor
The Status 140 even made a trip to the Southern Hemisphere during its extended test period.
Seb Stott    May 17, 2023
Review: Deviate Highlander 2 - A Better Sequel Review: Deviate Highlander 2 - A Better Sequel
Connor MacLeod would appreciate the new Highlander's lighter frame, tweaked suspension kinematics, and revised geometry.
Matt Beer    May 15, 2023
Group Test: 14 of the Latest & Greatest Flat P Group Test: 14 of the Latest & Greatest Flat Pedals Reviewed
There's no shortage of flat pedal options these days - here are some of the best.
Henry Quinney    May 11, 2023
Review: Versus All Mountain Trail Tires - Direct t Review: Versus All Mountain Trail Tires - Direct to Consumer & Straight to the Point
Versus' consumer direct sales model allows them to offer tires at a lower price than many other brands.
Matt Beer    May 3, 2023
Review: Akta's Trail Apparel & Protection Line Review: Akta's Trail Apparel & Protection Line
Akta's lineup includes everything from casual looking jerseys to gloves and knee pads.
Seb Stott    Apr 26, 2023
Review: TruTune Suspension Inserts Unlock More Tra Review: TruTune Suspension Inserts Unlock More Travel
This is the solution if running zero volume spacers in your fork is still too many.
Seb Stott    Apr 21, 2023
Review: Vittoria's 50g Air-Liner Light Promises Ru Review: Vittoria's 50g Air-Liner Light Promises Run-Flat Protection For XC & Trail
The Air-Liner is designed to expand when a puncture occurs, making it possible to finish a race with a torn tire.
Seb Stott    Apr 13, 2023
Head to Head Review: 2023 RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38 Head to Head Review: 2023 RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38
Since the Zeb was updated for 2023, it's time for another fork battle.
Henry Quinney    Apr 11, 2023
Review: Lazer Coyote Kineticore Helmet Review: Lazer Coyote Kineticore Helmet
No, the Lazer Coyote isn't a sci-fi creature. Instead, it's a light, comfortable, and reasonably priced helmet.
Matt Beer    Apr 10, 2023
Review: 6 of the Best Gravity-Oriented Mud Tires Review: 6 of the Best Gravity-Oriented Mud Tires
A half dozen worthy options for handling the nastiest, muddiest conditions.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 27, 2023
Review: 2023 Commencal Tempo LTD Review: 2023 Commencal Tempo LTD
Commencal's new trail bike is the first to use their dual-link suspension layout.
Matt Beer    Mar 21, 2023
Review: Giant Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 0 Review: Giant Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 0
The new Trance E+ gets a slimmer Yamaha motor and an exclusive battery cell.
Henry Quinney    Mar 15, 2023
Review: Northwave Corsair Trail Shoes Review: Northwave Corsair Trail Shoes
The Corsair is meant to be a mid-level clipless trail shoe that aims to blend lightweight, breathability, and comfort.
Matt Beer    Mar 13, 2023
DH Bike Review: The Antidote Darkmatter Rides As F DH Bike Review: The Antidote Darkmatter Rides As Fast As It Looks
Sharp lines and raw carbon make this bike look like it was designed by a supercar company.
Matt Beer    Mar 9, 2023
DH Bike Review: Nukeproof's Dissent 297 is a Versa DH Bike Review: Nukeproof's Dissent 297 is a Versatile Park Shredder
"Nukeproof has put together a versatile downhill bike for racers and bike park shredders alike."
Matt Beer    Mar 1, 2023
DH Bike Review: Orange 279 - A Staple of British D DH Bike Review: Orange 279 - A Staple of British Downhill Racing
Evolved over decades of World Cup experience, the 279 is Orange's mixed-wheel racer.
Mike Levy    Feb 28, 2023
Review: Mythos 3D-Printed Titanium Stem is My Kind Review: Mythos 3D-Printed Titanium Stem is My Kind of Excess
A stem is a stem is a stem... Unless it's grown from powered titanium with an electron gun?
Henry Quinney    Feb 28, 2023
Review: Crankbrothers' New Mallet Trail Pedals Review: Crankbrothers' New Mallet Trail Pedals
The new Mallet Trail pedals weigh just 356 grams, and have a larger platform than the Candy.
Matt Beer    Feb 27, 2023
DH Bike Review: Canfield's Jedi Masters Rough Terr DH Bike Review: Canfield's Jedi Masters Rough Terrain
Just like those Baja race trucks, the Jedi shines when hauling straight over, or through anything in its path.
Matt Beer    Feb 7, 2023
Review: Leatt Gravity 8.0 Helmet Review: Leatt Gravity 8.0 Helmet
The Gravity 8.0 uses the same shell as Leatt's moto helmet.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 6, 2023
Review: 2023 Ibis Oso Review: 2023 Ibis Oso
The Oso's an interesting new addition to the eMTB world.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 3, 2023
Review: Troy Lee Designs' New Flowline Helmet Review: Troy Lee Designs' New Flowline Helmet
The Flowline ticks the boxes when it comes to comfort, price, and performance.
Matt Beer    Jan 30, 2023
Review: Rossignol Heretic - Not Quite Ready for Pr Review: Rossignol Heretic - Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
The Heretic looks promising on paper, but didn't quite live up to expectations out on the trail.
Henry Quinney    Jan 27, 2023
Review: Crankbrothers Stamp Street Fabio Shoes Review: Crankbrothers Stamp Street Fabio Shoes
Fabio Wibmer's signature shoes are best suited to street riding and dirt jumping.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 24, 2023
Review: Leatt 7.0 HydraDri Waterproof Flat Pedal S Review: Leatt 7.0 HydraDri Waterproof Flat Pedal Shoes
A key component for comfortably riding in atmospheric rivers.
Matt Beer    Jan 20, 2023
Review: ENNEF Design's Cold Weather Kit Review: ENNEF Design's Cold Weather Kit
A Canadian-made outfit that's best suited to chilly DH laps.
Henry Quinney    Jan 19, 2023
Review: 7iDP Sam Hill & Sam Hill Lite Knee Pad Review: 7iDP Sam Hill & Sam Hill Lite Knee Pads
Unfortunately, Sam Hill's riding skills aren't included with these pads.
Matt Beer    Jan 11, 2023
Review: Fizik Artica GTX Winter Shoes Review: Fizik Artica GTX Winter Shoes
The Artica's have a fleece lining and Gore-Tex membrane to help deal with cold, wet conditions.
Dario DiGiulio    Jan 3, 2023
Review: Shimano BR-MT420 4-Piston Brakes Review: Shimano BR-MT420 4-Piston Brakes
Shimano's entry-level 4-piston brakes pack in a lot of performance for the price, and there are ways to make them even better.
Travis Engel    Dec 27, 2022
Review: Park Tool DAG 2.2 vs Coherny Derailleur Ha Review: Park Tool DAG 2.2 vs Coherny Derailleur Hanger Gauge Tool
How much do you really need to spend on a derailleur hanger tool?
Dario DiGiulio    Dec 21, 2022
What to Carry to Fix Most Things On Your Bike in t What to Carry to Fix Most Things On Your Bike in the Smallest Toolkit Possible
Your after-work ride probably doesn't warrant the same volume of tools as a World Cup pit, but it's good to carry the basics.
Henry Quinney    Dec 20, 2022
Review: Five Ten Hellcat Pro Clipless Shoes Review: Five Ten Hellcat Pro Clipless Shoes
"Gone are the goofy looks or needless bulk - this is a shoe for pedaling or descending."
Seb Stott    Dec 5, 2022
Review: Pole's 190mm-Travel Voima is Long, Slack & Review: Pole's 190mm-Travel Voima is Long, Slack & High
The Voima marches to the beat of a different drum, and that's not a bad thing.
Matt Beer    Dec 2, 2022
Review: BikeYoke's Sagma Saddles Now Have Carbon R Review: BikeYoke's Sagma Saddles Now Have Carbon Rails
You can tune your suspension, so why not tune your saddle?
Travis Engel    Nov 30, 2022
Trail Tool Review: Silky Gomboy vs Corona RazorToo Trail Tool Review: Silky Gomboy vs Corona RazorTooth Folding Handsaw
A folding saw is easy to toss into a pack, and works great for clearing smaller bits of blowdown after a storm.
Matt Beer    Nov 29, 2022
Review: O-Chain's Active Spider Adds Suppleness &a Review: O-Chain's Active Spider Adds Suppleness & Silence
Elastomers are back, and this time they're in O-Chain's Active Spider.
Travis Engel    Nov 23, 2022
Trail Tools: Electric Chainsaw Vs. Electric Sawzal Trail Tools: Electric Chainsaw Vs. Electric Sawzall
Have you ever considered using a reciprocating saw to clear brush?
Mike Levy    Nov 21, 2022
Review: Reeb's SST Does it Differently Review: Reeb's SST Does it Differently
The SST is a beautiful set of rolling contradictions.
Dario DiGiulio    Nov 18, 2022
Review: 3 Mountain Bike Handguards Ridden & Ra Review: 3 Mountain Bike Handguards Ridden & Rated
A trio of hand-protecting options from RevGrips, SendHit, and AVS.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 15, 2022
Review: Chromag's New Pilot Clipless Pedals Review: Chromag's New Pilot Clipless Pedals
Chromag's first clipless pedals offer a generous platform and are SPD cleat compatible.
Matt Beer    Nov 10, 2022
Review: 2023 Yeti SB160 - The Revised Racer Review: 2023 Yeti SB160 - The Revised Racer
The new SB160 takes its place in Yeti's lineup as their enduro race machine.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 10, 2022
2022 Downcountry Field Test Recap 2022 Downcountry Field Test Recap
All of the Field Test content gathered in one place for your convenience.
Samuel McMain    Nov 8, 2022
Review Roundup: 4 Mountain Bike Rain Jackets Teste Review Roundup: 4 Mountain Bike Rain Jackets Tested
Four high-end jackets designed for use in the worst possible conditions.
Sarah Moore    Oct 31, 2022
Field Test: Ibis Exie - Ready for Your Next XC Rac Field Test: Ibis Exie - Ready for Your Next XC Race
There's more to the Exie than just a gleaming raw carbon finish and a low number on the scale.
Matt Beer    Oct 27, 2022
Review: Delium Rugged Tires Cut Costs, Not Perform Review: Delium Rugged Tires Cut Costs, Not Performance
The Delium Rugged tires punch above their price point in terms of bang for buck.
Samuel McMain    Oct 21, 2022
Old Gold: Dakine Slayer Knee Pads Old Gold: Dakine Slayer Knee Pads
"From the second I laid eyes on the Slayers, I knew we were meant for each other."
Nikki Rohan    Oct 20, 2022
Reviewed: Nikki Rohan's 4 Favorite Women's Riding Reviewed: Nikki Rohan's 4 Favorite Women's Riding Pants By Season
Over the past couple years we've increasingly found ourselves choosing riding pants.
Nikki Rohan    Oct 13, 2022
Reviewed: 10 Plus-Sized Men’s & Women’s MT Reviewed: 10 Plus-Sized Men’s & Women’s MTB Shorts
There's a gap between the perception of all cyclists being lean greyhounds and the reality that most of us don’t fit that mold.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 11, 2022
Review: Wolf Tooth Components Resolve Dropper Post Review: Wolf Tooth Components Resolve Dropper Post
Wolf Tooth's new dropper post ticks the boxes when it comes to weight, length, and serviceability.
Matt Beer    Oct 11, 2022
Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed W Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed With Safety Features for Enduro Riders
The Proframe gets beefed up with dual-density foam, MIPS Integra Split, and a BOA fit system.
Matt Beer    Mar 18, 2022
[Updated] Review: Intend's Rocksteady Magic Cranks [Updated] Review: Intend's Rocksteady Magic Cranks Let You Shift While Coasting
The Rocksteady cranks could be the ticket for riders in areas with lots of abrupt climbs.
Alicia Leggett    Sep 26, 2022
Review: The Digit Datum & Its Integrated 'Anal Review: The Digit Datum & Its Integrated 'Analog' Suspension
The Datum's shock is partially hidden in the top tube, which reduces the number of parts and helps keep the weight down.
Seb Stott    Sep 23, 2022
Review: 2023 Merida One-Sixty: An Easygoing Enduro Review: 2023 Merida One-Sixty: An Easygoing Enduro Bike
The new One-Sixty uses a flex pivot suspension layout and has adjustable geometry to accommodate a 29" or 27.5" rear wheel.
Dan Roberts    Sep 13, 2022
Review: Lazer Jackal KinetiCore Helmet Review: Lazer Jackal KinetiCore Helmet
The new Jackal's EPS foam has crumple zones that are designed to help it dissipate the force of an impact.
Seb Stott    Sep 5, 2022
Review: Atherton AM.150.1 Review: Atherton AM.150.1
The AM.150 delivers a composed and quiet ride. It also has titanium lugs made with lasers.
Alicia Leggett    Sep 2, 2022
Review: The Bluegrass Legit Carbon Helmet Is, Well Review: The Bluegrass Legit Carbon Helmet Is, Well, Legit
The Legit carbon isn't cheap, but it ticks all the boxes when it comes to looks and fit.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 30, 2022
Field Test: Deviate Claymore - High Pivot Heaven Field Test: Deviate Claymore - High Pivot Heaven
Deviate's latest carbon creation ended up surprising testers with its versatility.
Matt Beer    Aug 25, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Intense Tracer S - Energy & S Field Test: 2022 Intense Tracer S - Energy & Speed
The bright red Tracer is hard to miss, but there's more to this 170mm machine than a flashy paint job.
Alicia Leggett    Aug 24, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Fezzari La Sal Peak - The Purple Field Test: 2022 Fezzari La Sal Peak - The Purple Trail Eater
With a makeover and some compelling selling points, how did the La Sal Peak stack up against its competition?
Alicia Leggett    Aug 23, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Santa Cruz Megatower - Even More Field Test: 2022 Santa Cruz Megatower - Even More Mega
The second iteration of the Megatower is stiff, responsive, and ready for almost anything.
Alicia Leggett    Aug 11, 2022
Review: San Util's Handmade Hip Packs are Durable Review: San Util's Handmade Hip Packs are Durable & Lightweight
Adam Nicholson of San Util makes all kinds of adventure and lifestyle bags in Colorado.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 27, 2022
Review: Maxxis's New Forekaster Tire is Heavier &a Review: Maxxis's New Forekaster Tire is Heavier & Better Than The Original
The new Forekaster has turned into more of an all-round trail tire, and it's a good one.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 21, 2022
Review: Hope Union TC Pedals Review: Hope Union TC Pedals
The Union TC pedals look great and function extremely well.
Matt Beer    Jul 12, 2022
Review: Trek's 2023 Fuel EX-e Is Light & Nearl Review: Trek's 2023 Fuel EX-e Is Light & Nearly Completely Silent
The Fuel EX-e is extremely quiet when pedaling, and there's no rattling on the descents.
Seb Stott    Jul 11, 2022
Review: Stanton Switch9er FS Ti-Carbon: A Mixed Ma Review: Stanton Switch9er FS Ti-Carbon: A Mixed Material Machine
Stanton combines a titanium front triangle with a carbon fiber rear-end on their latest trail bike, but it took some tinkering for Seb to get the most out of it.
Matt Beer    Jul 4, 2022
Review: Cotic RocketMAX Gen4 - Stealthy, Steel, an Review: Cotic RocketMAX Gen4 - Stealthy, Steel, and Simple
Bored of carbon everything? Had enough of flip-chips? The fourth-gen RocketMAX might be exactly what you're looking for.
Henry Quinney    Jun 27, 2022
Review: Knolly Chilcotin 151 Review: Knolly Chilcotin 151
The Chilcotin 151 is a unique machine, with looks and ride characteristics that set it apart from the norm.
Mike Levy    Jun 15, 2022
Review: Granite Hides a Tiny Socket Wrench in Your Review: Granite Hides a Tiny Socket Wrench in Your Steerer Tube
The spring-loaded tool pops up like you're playing Whac-A-Mole.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 9, 2022
Review: E*Thirteen's New Grappler Tire Review: E*Thirteen's New Grappler Tire
The Grappler provides plenty of traction at a fairly reasonable price.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 2, 2022
Ridden & Rated: 8 Lightweight Jackets for Spri Ridden & Rated: 8 Lightweight Jackets for Springtime Adventures
These jackets are all worth tossing in a pack for those longer rides when the weather is unpredictable.
Matt Wragg    Jun 1, 2022
Review: The Airofit Pro Breathing Trainer Has Pote Review: The Airofit Pro Breathing Trainer Has Potential, But It Isn't Perfect
Airofit has created what they claim is the world's first smart breathing trainer.
Mike Kazimer    May 20, 2022
Review: Specialized's New Cannibal Tire is DH Race Review: Specialized's New Cannibal Tire is DH Race Ready
The Cannibal was developed for Specialized's World Cup racers, but it turns out it's also a great option for mere mortals.
Beta MTB    May 20, 2022
Yeti 160E Long-Term Review Beta MTB logo Yeti 160E Long-Term Review
Yeti's race-ready e-mtb is built to go the distance.
Beta MTB    May 13, 2022
Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM GX AXS One Year Later Beta MTB logo Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM GX AXS One Year Later
After shrugging off some serious abuse, wireless GX proves to be tougher than its mechanical cousin.
Matt Beer    May 13, 2022
Review: Hustle Bike Labs' Avery Magnetic Pedals Ar Review: Hustle Bike Labs' Avery Magnetic Pedals Aren't Just A Gimmick
They're not going to be for everyone, but the Avery magnetic pedals do actually work.
Mike Kazimer    May 12, 2022
Review: Yakima's $849 StageTwo Hitch Rack Review: Yakima's $849 StageTwo Hitch Rack
The StageTwo is a sturdy option for getting your bikes safely to and from the trailhead. It's not cheap, though.
Seb Stott    May 9, 2022
Review: 2022 Vitus Sommet 297 AMP - Good Performan Review: 2022 Vitus Sommet 297 AMP - Good Performance, Great Price
The Sommet is an easygoing long-travel machine, and it's well spec'd for the price.
Matt Beer    May 5, 2022
Review: BikeYoke 213mm Revive Max 2.0 Dropper Post Review: BikeYoke 213mm Revive Max 2.0 Dropper Post
The Revive Max was designed specifically for 34.9mm seat tubes, and uses a 28mm stanchion to increase stiffness.
Mike Kazimer    May 3, 2022
Video: 5 Value Full-Suspension Bikes Ridden & Video: 5 Value Full-Suspension Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable
Pinkbike's tech editors go over the pros and cons of five value-oriented full suspension bikes.
Henry Quinney    Apr 29, 2022
Review: Hunt Trail Wide V2 Wheels Review: Hunt Trail Wide V2 Wheels
Hunt's Trail Wide wheels offer a good value considering their $459 price tag.
Henry Quinney    Apr 27, 2022
Review: ION's Wet Weather Shelter Jersey and Scrub Review: ION's Wet Weather Shelter Jersey and Scrub Pants
Henry Quinney takes a look at Ion's Shelter BAT jersey and Scrub AMP BAT pants, both of which are made with changeable conditions in mind.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 26, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Stumpjumper Alloy - As Versatile Field Test: 2022 Stumpjumper Alloy - As Versatile As Ever
The base model Stumpjumper is a workhorse of a trail bike with a frame that's worth upgrading with nicer parts.
Seb Stott    Apr 20, 2022
Review: The 2022 Canyon Strive is Longer, Slacker, Review: The 2022 Canyon Strive is Longer, Slacker, & Still Has a Shapeshifter
The Strive gets a dramatic geometry revision for 2022 while retaining its travel adust feature.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 15, 2022
Review: Last Tarvo - A Sub-30-Pound Enduro Bike Review: Last Tarvo - A Sub-30-Pound Enduro Bike
The German-made Tarvo is one of the lightest enduro bikes in existence. Does that help or hinder it on the trail?
Matt Beer    Apr 13, 2022
Review: EXT Arma Downhill Coil Shock Review: EXT Arma Downhill Coil Shock
The control from this shock puts it on another level.
Henry Quinney    Apr 12, 2022
Review - Five Ten Trailcross Gore-Tex Shoes Review - Five Ten Trailcross Gore-Tex Shoes
The waterproof shoe that flat pedal riders have been waiting for.
Seb Stott    Apr 7, 2022
Review: Continental's New Kryptotal DH Tires Review: Continental's New Kryptotal DH Tires
Find out how Continental's mixed-conditions tires, the Kryptotal Front and Kryptotal Rear, perform out on the trail.
Seb Stott    Apr 5, 2022
Downcountry Fork Review: Öhlins RXF34 m.2 vs Fox Downcountry Fork Review: Öhlins RXF34 m.2 vs Fox 34
Seb Stott pits the RXF34 against its main rival, the Fox 34.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 4, 2022
Review: Silt's $1,000 Carbon XC Wheels Review: Silt's $1,000 Carbon XC Wheels
Silt's wheels are lighter, louder, and less expensive than much of the competition.
Seb Stott    Mar 29, 2022
Review: Öhlins TTX2 Air Shock Review: Öhlins TTX2 Air Shock
How does Öhlins' air shock stack up against the competition?
Beta MTB    Mar 28, 2022
Testing Reserve’s 30|SL and 30|HD Wheels Head-to-Head Beta MTB logo Testing Reserve’s 30|SL and 30|HD Wheels Head-to-Head
Ryan Palmer digs into the differences and similarities between Reserve's newest carbon wheels.
Matt Beer    Mar 24, 2022
Review: Oak Components Root Lever - An Aftermarket Review: Oak Components Root Lever - An Aftermarket Upgrade for Magura Brakes
These Bavarian-made levers increase the range of adjustments available on Magura brakes.
Seb Stott    Mar 23, 2022
Review: POC's New Otocon Full Face Helmet Is Packe Review: POC's New Otocon Full Face Helmet Is Packed With Tech
POC's new full face helmet is designed for enduro riders, or anyone looking for extra protection with a decent amount of ventilation.
Matt Beer    Mar 21, 2022
Review: 2022 Orbea Rallon M-LTD Review: 2022 Orbea Rallon M-LTD
The Rallon is race ready right out of the box.
Dan Roberts    Mar 14, 2022
First Ride: Yep's New Featherweight Podio XC Dropp First Ride: Yep's New Featherweight Podio XC Dropper
A mechanically actuated hydraulic dropper that gives 80mm of drop in a package as light as 309g.
Sarah Moore    Mar 14, 2022
Review: Scott Spark RC World Cup - 120mm Is The Ne Review: Scott Spark RC World Cup - 120mm Is The New XC
The Spark RC has more travel than you'd expect to find on a purebred XC race bike.
Henry Quinney    Mar 11, 2022
Review: Propheus' Shred Jacket & Race Pants Review: Propheus' Shred Jacket & Race Pants
Propheus' goal is to make clothing that is well-priced and functional.
Matt Beer    Mar 9, 2022
Review: Aenomaly SwitchGrade Saddle Angle Adjuster Review: Aenomaly SwitchGrade Saddle Angle Adjuster
The Switchgrade is a clever add-on that can make climbing and descending more comfortable.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 8, 2022
Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet
Specialized's popular Ambush helmet underwent a complete overhaul for 2022.
Mike Levy    Mar 1, 2022
Review: Endura's New Burner Shoe is Full of Tech W Review: Endura's New Burner Shoe is Full of Tech Without Looking Too Weird
For trail riders looking for a combo of casual looks and a functional design, there's another new option on the market, this time from Scottish clothing brand Endura.
Seb Stott    Mar 1, 2022
Hope Announces New Tech 4 Brakes Hope Announces New Tech 4 Brakes
The new lever is said to increase braking power by 30% compared to the previous version.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 28, 2022
Review: 2022 Canyon Torque CF8 Review: 2022 Canyon Torque CF8
This mixed-wheel machine is more than just a bike park shredder.
Henry Quinney    Feb 25, 2022
Review: 7iDP Project 23 Carbon Helmet Review: 7iDP Project 23 Carbon Helmet
7iDP's full-face helmet is lightweight, well ventilated, and it doesn't skimp on protection.
Henry Quinney    Feb 23, 2022
Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29 Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29
The Process 153's geometry is modern without going to extremes, which adds to its versatility. It's also very yellow.
Matt Beer    Feb 16, 2022
Review: Pinnd CS2 Pedals - Made in Scotland to Sur Review: Pinnd CS2 Pedals - Made in Scotland to Survive the Slop
These Scottish pedals were designed to withstand years of muddy, grimy conditions.
Seb Stott    Feb 14, 2022
Review: Starling Spur - No Derailleur, No Worries? Review: Starling Spur - No Derailleur, No Worries?
It's no lightweight, but the gearbox driven Spur is a very interesting ride.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 8, 2022
Review: Roval Control Carbon Wheels Review: Roval Control Carbon Wheels
Did someone say downcountry? The 1450 gram Roval Control wheels are a great way to save weight without totally breaking the bank.
Matt Beer    Feb 4, 2022
Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Racing Line Tires A Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Racing Line Tires Are Tough, Tacky, & Heavy
Tired of flatting? Looking for a set of extra burly tires? Michelin may have the answer.
Matt Beer    Feb 1, 2022
Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Du Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Duro-Cross Weapon
Specialized has gone consumer direct with the Status, which packs a serious punch for $2,999.
Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2022
Review: Rapha's Trail Pants & Knee Pads Are Im Review: Rapha's Trail Pants & Knee Pads Are Impossibly Comfy
Fancy trousers and knee pads designed for riders who like to pedal.
Matt Wragg    Jan 21, 2022
Review: Supersapiens Constant Glucose Monitor Review: Supersapiens Constant Glucose Monitor
"It opens up a whole world of experimenting with your metabolism and learning about yourself that will be intoxicating to some."
Henry Quinney    Jan 18, 2022
Review: Giant Realm Helmet - Comfortable Extra Cov Review: Giant Realm Helmet - Comfortable Extra Coverage
The Realm offers more protection than a traditional open face helmet, and works especially well on those cooler fall and winter rides.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 13, 2022
Review: Ion's 2022 Outerwear Collection Review: Ion's 2022 Outerwear Collection
Ion's latest collection includes the Shelter 3L jacket, softshell pants, and gloves that have an integrated rain cover.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 12, 2022
Review: Fox Transfer SL Dropper Post Review: Fox Transfer SL Dropper Post
The XC-oriented dropper is light in weight and light in action.
Henry Quinney    Jan 11, 2022
Review: Race Face Conspiracy Wet Weather Apparel Review: Race Face Conspiracy Wet Weather Apparel
We put the Conspiracy jacket, pants, and jersey to the test.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 29, 2021
Review: Pearl Izumi's Fall Collection - Tech Cloth Review: Pearl Izumi's Fall Collection - Tech Clothing with Casual Styling
The Launch Trail Pant, Expedition Jersey, Rove Long Sleeve Shirt, and more can help keep those crisp rides a bit warmer.
Henry Quinney    Dec 21, 2021
Review: Delium Versatile Tire - Value & Perfor Review: Delium Versatile Tire - Value & Performance for $45
Delium's consumer-direct model allows them to keep costs down without affecting the tire's performance.
Seb Stott    Nov 22, 2021
Review: Bright Racing Shocks' F929 Next Inverted E Review: Bright Racing Shocks' F929 Next Inverted Enduro Fork
A 150mm inverted fork that's designed to compete against traditional options with 20mm more travel.
Henry Quinney    Nov 18, 2021
Review: Dakine's Thrillium Heavyweight Pants & Review: Dakine's Thrillium Heavyweight Pants & Dewit Waterproof Apparel
Two pairs of pants and a waterproof jacket to keep the rain and cold at bay.
Henry Quinney    Nov 8, 2021
Review: POC's New Waterproof Dungarees & Pants Review: POC's New Waterproof Dungarees & Pants
POC's new apparel line contains multiple options for keeping wet weather at bay, including some snazzy (and expensive) overalls.
Henry Quinney    Nov 5, 2021
Review: TRP's New Trail EVO Brakes Review: TRP's New Trail EVO Brakes
TRP's new brakes offer plenty of power at a reasonable price.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 1, 2021
Review: Teravail's New Warwick Tire Review: Teravail's New Warwick Tire
Teravail's latest tread pattern is designed for everything from trail to enduro riding.
Matt Beer    Oct 26, 2021
Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Ful Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Full Face Helmet
Specialized's new full-face is one of the lightest DH certified option on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 25, 2021
Review: RockShox Domain RC Fork - Affordable Perfo Review: RockShox Domain RC Fork - Affordable Performance
The Domain delivers when it comes to price versus performance.
Matt Beer    Oct 12, 2021
Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet
The new Specialized Tactic sees major updates in terms of looks and safety all at a moderate price point.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 5, 2021
Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension System
How does RockShox's new electronically controlled suspension work out in the real world?
Matt Beer    Oct 1, 2021
Review: Troy Lee Designs' Drift Jersey and Shorts Review: Troy Lee Designs' Drift Jersey and Shorts
Troy Lee's Drift collection is designed for riders looking for low key, high performance apparel.
Matt Beer    Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
How did the EXT Era hold up to 12 months of hard riding?
Daniel Sapp    Sep 22, 2021
Review: Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet Review: Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet
The Speedframe ticks almost all the boxes on the list of must-have features for a trail helmet.
Seb Stott    Sep 21, 2021
Review: Faserwerk Baslerstab Integrated Carbon Bar Review: Faserwerk Baslerstab Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem
The Baslerstab measures 800mm wide and is DH-rated, yet weighs just 236g.
Sarah Moore    Sep 20, 2021
Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain wi Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap
The Whoop Strap tracks metrics related to your recovery and training load 24/7 such as heart rate, heart rate variability, and respiratory rate alongside the quality of your sleep.
Matt Beer    Sep 15, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Mons Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Monster Truck
With its big travel and huge 900Wh battery, the second iteration of Norco's Range VLT is one serious machine.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 15, 2021
Review: 2022 Devinci Spartan HP - The Sturdy Trail Review: 2022 Devinci Spartan HP - The Sturdy Trail Smasher
A secret no longer, Devinci's new Spartan has hopped aboard the high pivot train.
Henry Quinney    Sep 13, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB
The 160E was built for racing, but it's not just for the steepest and rowdiest tracks around.
Matt Beer    Sep 11, 2021
Field Test: 2022 We Are One Arrival - Efficient &a Field Test: 2022 We Are One Arrival - Efficient & Effective
With a steep price tag it won't win on value, but with 152mm of travel, how did this dual-link carbon bike stack up against our other enduro bikes?
Henry Quinney    Sep 9, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
The new GT Force ticks all the boxes on the modern enduro bike checklist, but does that mean it rides well?
Matt Beer    Sep 7, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range C1 - The Pedal Friend Field Test: 2022 Norco Range C1 - The Pedal Friendly 'Downhill' Bike
There aren't many bikes out there that can match the Range's appetite for rough terrain.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2021
Review: SRAM's New HS2 Rotors - Thicker is Better Review: SRAM's New HS2 Rotors - Thicker is Better
The new rotors are 2mm thick, and are claimed to deliver 7% more power.
Matt Beer    Aug 31, 2021
Review: Ion K-Sleeve Amp Knee Pads Review: Ion K-Sleeve Amp Knee Pads
The K-Sleeve AMP pads offer a comfortable, fuss-free fit with good ventilation.







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