Tags: Reviews
Dan Roberts    Jul 6, 2020
Review: Nukeproof Mega 290c Factory Review: Nukeproof Mega 290c Factory
We put the fourth generation of the race-proven Mega to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 18, 2020
Review: Bontrager's New $1300 Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels Review: Bontrager's New $1300 Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels
Bontrager says their new wheels are the strongest they've ever tested.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 16, 2020
Review: Ride Concepts Vice Flat Pedal Shoe are "Different Grippy" Review: Ride Concepts Vice Flat Pedal Shoe are "Different Grippy"
Ride Concepts' new Vice shoe offers great pedal feel and comes in a wide range of sizes.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 15, 2020
Review: Vittoria's New Mazza Tire Review: Vittoria's New Mazza Tire
The Mazza is a great option for riders looking for a versatile, predictable tire.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 8, 2020
Review: Cane Creek's New Helm MKII Fork - The Extra-Adjustable Alternative Review: Cane Creek's New Helm MKII Fork - The Extra-Adjustable Alternative
Version 2.0 of the Helm gets a redesigned air piston and damper updates to improve its on-trail performance.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 4, 2020
Review: Magura's Lightweight MT8 SL Brakes Review: Magura's Lightweight MT8 SL Brakes
The MT8's are some of the lightest XC-oriented brakes on the market.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 2, 2020
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
The Rascal is a lively 130mm trail bike with a unique suspension design.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 1, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals
Trying to decide which flat pedals to get? This is a great place to start.
Ralf Hauser    May 25, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 4 of the Best eMTB Motor Systems for 2020 - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua Ridden & Rated: 4 of the Best eMTB Motor Systems for 2020 - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua
Four different motor systems, each with their own set of quirks out on the trail. Find out which one stood out from the rest.
Daniel Sapp    May 21, 2020
Review: Bontrager's New Rally WaveCel Helmet Review: Bontrager's New Rally WaveCel Helmet
Bontrager's new Rally helmet makes WaveCel technology more affordable.
Mike Kazimer    May 19, 2020
Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur
TRP expands their drivetrain lineup with a 12-speed shifter and derailleur.
Zach White    May 16, 2020
Review: Rotor 2INpower MTB Crank Review: Rotor 2INpower MTB Crank
Can a technophobe figure out the intricacies of a dual-sided power meter?
Daniel Sapp    May 11, 2020
Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset
The Raptor 29 wheels are a lightweight, XC-oriented option that's made in the USA.
Mike Levy    May 11, 2020
Review: Spot's Ryve 115 29 is a Part-Time Racer Doing Trail Bike Duty Review: Spot's Ryve 115 29 is a Part-Time Racer Doing Trail Bike Duty
Looking for a speedy trail bike that doubles as a race rig? This might be it.
Mike Kazimer    May 7, 2020
Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet
The Manifest is Giro's brand new high-end trail helmet.
Mike Kazimer    May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
TRP's latest brakes provide plenty of stopping power for everything from trail to downhill bikes.
Sarah Moore    May 4, 2020
Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun
The SB140 is made for gravity-oriented jib sessions.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 28, 2020
Review: Transition's New Sentinel V2 - Now With More Travel Review: Transition's New Sentinel V2 - Now With More Travel
The Sentinel bumps up to 150mm of travel, along with a new frame shape and updated geometry.
Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2020
Review: Deviate Highlander - There Can Only Be One Review: Deviate Highlander - There Can Only Be One
Is this the most capable "trail bike" on the market?
Dave Rome    Apr 24, 2020
Review: Granite Design Stash Tools - Hidden Fixes Review: Granite Design Stash Tools - Hidden Fixes
A tool that fits into most common fork steerer tubes, plus tubeless tire plugs and a chain breaker that go in the ends of your bars.
Sarah Moore    Apr 22, 2020
Review: 45Nrth's Ragnarök Shoes - Made for Riding in the Rain Review: 45Nrth's Ragnarök Shoes - Made for Riding in the Rain
Tired of cold and wet feet? 45Nrth's Ragnarök shoes might be the answer.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2020
Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse
Version 2.0 of the Madonna is built just as tough as the original - there's not much this bike can't handle.
Dan Roberts    Apr 17, 2020
Review: YT's All-New Izzo Trail Bike Review: YT's All-New Izzo Trail Bike
The 130mm-travel Izzo is YT's stab at the lightweight trail bike.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2020
Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020 Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020
The new Hei Hei is a 120mm-travel cross-country-ish 29er that's ideal for all-day adventures.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 2, 2020
Review: Shimano AM902 Clipless Shoes Review: Shimano AM902 Clipless Shoes
Shimano's flagship gravity-oriented shoes get an update.
Mike Levy    Mar 31, 2020
Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table
Four bikes, two weeks, a $2,000 price cap, and a lot of rocky trails.
Mike Levy    Mar 30, 2020
Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost
With a price tag of just $1,400, can the Bossnut keep up with its more expensive competition?
Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2020
Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter
There are two new SID forks, one for riders looking for the lightest fork possible, and the other for riders who prefer a little more down in their cross-country riding.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 10, 2020
Review: Chromag Dagga Pedals - All Grip, No Slip Review: Chromag Dagga Pedals - All Grip, No Slip
Extra wide, extra grippy, and they're available in purple. What more do you need?
Daniel Sapp    Mar 3, 2020
Review: Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes
Leatt are entering the shoe world with a full lineup of flat pedal and clipless compatible shoes, including the DBX 3.0.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 2, 2020
Review: Banshee Titan - A Friendly Beast of a Bike Review: Banshee Titan - A Friendly Beast of a Bike
Banshee's newest addition has a voracious appetite for rough trails and steep terrain.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 27, 2020
Review: Race Face Next SL G5 Carbon Cranks Review: Race Face Next SL G5 Carbon Cranks
We put the latest version of Race Face's lightweight carbon cranks to the test.
David Arthur    Feb 24, 2020
Review: Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 - Modern Geometry for Maximum Fun Review: Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 - Modern Geometry for Maximum Fun
Marin's Rift Zone Carbon is another addition to the growing field of short travel bikes with aggressive geometry.
Mike Levy    Feb 17, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1 Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
The most impressive linkage fork to date, but you'll need to buy the entire bike to get it.
Dan Roberts    Feb 14, 2020
Review: The DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Enduro Wheelset Might Be Too Light Review: The DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Enduro Wheelset Might Be Too Light
DT's EXC 1200 wheels are designed for enduro racing, but they didn't withstand our testing.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 11, 2020
Review: Crankbrothers' New Synthesis E Alloy Wheels Review: Crankbrothers' New Synthesis E Alloy Wheels
Crankbrothers borrowed design elements from their Synthesis carbon wheels and applied them to a much more affordable aluminum wheelset.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
The Sight hit the gym and came back beefed up for 2020, with 150mm of travel and a 64-degree head angle.
David Arthur    Feb 3, 2020
Review: NS Bikes Synonym TR1 - Not Your Typical XC Bike Review: NS Bikes Synonym TR1 - Not Your Typical XC Bike
Did someone say downcountry? The Synonym is another worthy contender in the rapidly growing field of short travel bikes with modern geometry.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 28, 2020
Review: Atomik's BERD XC33 Wheels Use Spokes That Look Like String Review: Atomik's BERD XC33 Wheels Use Spokes That Look Like String
Space-age polyethylene spokes that look like string? Atomik's XC33 wheels with Berd spokes are a different take on how to build a wheel.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 27, 2020
Review: 2020 Kona Process 134 CR/DL 29 - A Quick Cornering Trail Bike Review: 2020 Kona Process 134 CR/DL 29 - A Quick Cornering Trail Bike
The new Process 134 29 is a modern trail bike with a voracious appetite for tight turns.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 22, 2020
Review: Trust Shout Linkage Fork - Does Different Mean Better? Review: Trust Shout Linkage Fork - Does Different Mean Better?
Find out if the Shout's outlandish looks deliver improved performance on the trail.
Ralf Hauser    Jan 20, 2020
Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Electrified Freeride Machine Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Electrified Freeride Machine
With 180mm of travel, a dual crown fork, and a powerful motor the new Kenevo is ready for anything.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 16, 2020
Review: Orbea Oiz TR - The XC Racer's Trail Bike Review: Orbea Oiz TR - The XC Racer's Trail Bike
Orbea's Oiz TR adds 20mm of travel to a World Cup XC machine but what does that equal?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 14, 2020
Review: Marzocchi's New Z1 Coil Fork - The Return of a Classic Review: Marzocchi's New Z1 Coil Fork - The Return of a Classic
There's now a coil-sprung version of the Z1, along with an aftermarket conversion kit for the air-sprung Z1 or Fox 36 Rhythm.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 10, 2020
Review: We Are One Composites’ Canadian-Made Union Carbon Wheels Review: We Are One Composites’ Canadian-Made Union Carbon Wheels
We put We Are One's enduro-ready carbon wheels to the test.
David Arthur    Jan 6, 2019
Review: Hope's UK-Made HB.130 Trail Bike Review: Hope's UK-Made HB.130 Trail Bike
Hope's 130mm 29er is fun and fast, with a few interesting little quirks that set it apart from more mainstream options.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 3, 2020
Review: Ride Concepts Powerline Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Ride Concepts Powerline Flat Pedal Shoes
The Powerlines are light, comfy, and a medium amount of sticky.
David Arthur    Dec 30, 2019
Review: RockShox's SID Ultimate Carbon Fork Delivers Superb Performance Review: RockShox's SID Ultimate Carbon Fork Delivers Superb Performance
The SID first debuted in 1998 - we give the latest version of this XC classic a try.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 12, 2019
Review: Bontrager's 1,290g Kovee XXX Wheelset Review: Bontrager's 1,290g Kovee XXX Wheelset
Bontrager's Kovee XXX carbon wheelset comes with a lifetime warranty and is impressively light, but is it durable?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 11, 2019
Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike
The new Gambler is a whole different beast than its predecessor. We put it to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 26, 2019
Review: Maxxis' New Dissector Isn't Just a Dry Conditions Tire Review: Maxxis' New Dissector Isn't Just a Dry Conditions Tire
Troy Brosnan's signature tire gets put to the test.
David Arthur    Nov 22, 2019
Review: Hunt's Trail Wide Wheels Deliver Great Performance & Value Review: Hunt's Trail Wide Wheels Deliver Great Performance & Value
Durable aluminum wheels with a quick engaging hub for less than $500.
Brian Park    Nov 20, 2019
Video: How We Tested at the 2020 Pinkbike Field Test Video: How We Tested at the 2020 Pinkbike Field Test
Check out some of the trails, test tracks, and processes we used at this year's Field Test.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 20, 2019
Review: POC's Do Half Blade Clarity Glasses - Premium Price & Performance Review: POC's Do Half Blade Clarity Glasses - Premium Price & Performance
POC's DO Half Blade glasses take on the test of over a year's worth of riding.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 15, 2019
Review: Shimano's XT 12-Speed Drivetrain is Smart Money Review: Shimano's XT 12-Speed Drivetrain is Smart Money
Reliable, durable, quiet, and ready for anything - everything you'd want for a long-term relationship
Mike Kazimer    Nov 5, 2019
Review: 2020 Nukeproof Reactor 290c RS Review: 2020 Nukeproof Reactor 290c RS
Nukeproof's newest trail bike is built to handle just about any type of terrain.
Dan Roberts    Nov 1, 2019
Review: Öhlins RXF36 M2 Trail Fork Review: Öhlins RXF36 M2 Trail Fork
The latest version of the RXF36 delivers a top-notch performance on a wide range of terrain.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 29, 2019
Review: Ion K-Traze Amp Zip Knee Pads Review: Ion K-Traze Amp Zip Knee Pads
Ion's new pads are light and comfortable, with enough protection for a wide range of riding.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 24, 2019
Review: SixSixOne DBO Knee Pads Review: SixSixOne DBO Knee Pads
SixSixOne's DBO knee pads are designed to provide enough coverage for DH riding, while still remaining pedal friendly.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 21, 2019
Review: Alchemy Arktos 29 ST Review: Alchemy Arktos 29 ST
Alchemy's latest trail bike makes a compelling argument that less equals more.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 16, 2019
Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Designed for Descending Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Designed for Descending
The gravity-oriented 2FO Clip 2.0 shoes were designed with input from Loïc Bruni and Finn Iles.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 14, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike
We put the latest version of Santa Cruz's DH race machine to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 10, 2019
Review: Bontrager's Incredibly Stiff & Expensive XXX MTB Shoes Review: Bontrager's Incredibly Stiff & Expensive XXX MTB Shoes
The Triple X is Bontrager's top of the line XC race shoe, but does the performance match the price?
Mike Kazimer    Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best? Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
The Mezzer is Manitou's newest enduro-oriented offering - how does it stack up against other high-end contenders?
Pinkbike Originals    Sep 30, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
The Fuel EX and Tallboy are both brand new and impressively capable trail bikes, but which one do we prefer? Levy and Kazimer ride both and pick the winner.
Mike Levy    Sep 19, 2019
Review: 6 Months with SRAM'S Wireless Eagle AXS XX1 Drivetrain Review: 6 Months with SRAM'S Wireless Eagle AXS XX1 Drivetrain
We've lived with SRAM's wireless AXS drivetrain for the last six months. Here's how it's performed so far.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 18, 2019
Review: Zipp's 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels Live Up To Their Compliance Claims Review: Zipp's 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels Live Up To Their Compliance Claims
Find out how Zipp's new mountain bike wheels held up to a summer's worth of abuse.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 17, 2019
Review: Marzocchi's New Bomber Z2 Fork is Impressive & Affordable Review: Marzocchi's New Bomber Z2 Fork is Impressive & Affordable
Marzocchi's 150mm-travel Z2 is the revitalized brand's first stand-alone fork. We think you're going to like it
David Arthur    Sep 16, 2019
Review: Radon Slide Trail 10.0 Review: Radon Slide Trail 10.0
The Slide Trail offers a good value for riders looking for an efficient all-rounder.
Dan Roberts    Sep 13, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
Take a deep dive into the details and performance attributes of this golden Swedish shock.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 12, 2019
Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes
Trickstuff claim the Maxima is the world's most powerful mountain bike brake. It's also the most expensive.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
Mavic's do-anything trail bike wheelset delivers excellent performance for its price.
David Arthur    Sep 2, 2019
Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling
Modern cross-country bikes are getting more capable than ever, and Mondraker's F-Podium RR is a prime example.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 28, 2019
Review: EXT Storia Lok - A Custom Tuned, Italian-Made Coil Shock Review: EXT Storia Lok - A Custom Tuned, Italian-Made Coil Shock
We test the latest version of EXT's exotic Italian enduro shock.
Dave Rome    Aug 27, 2019
Review: The Upside Bike Carrier is Odd But Effective Review: The Upside Bike Carrier is Odd But Effective
It looks strange, but the UpSide rack works exactly as intended.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 23, 2019
Review: Stan's Flow EX3 Alloy Wheels Review: Stan's Flow EX3 Alloy Wheels
Stan's newest aluminum wheels are designed to survive the rigors of DH and enduro riding.
Mike Levy    Aug 22, 2019
Review: Quai's ISOS 33 Carbon Wheels - Unique Looks, Reliable Performance Review: Quai's ISOS 33 Carbon Wheels - Unique Looks, Reliable Performance
You've probably never seen carbon fiber rims like these before, but do they make a difference on the trail?
Mike Levy    Aug 20, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz's All-New Tallboy Trail Bike Review: Santa Cruz's All-New Tallboy Trail Bike
The fourth-generation Tallboy has arrived with an all-new frame, more travel, and fresh geometry.
Mike Levy    Aug 15, 2019
Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike
Trek's trail bike gets an all-new frame with tweaked suspension and fresh geometry, but where does sit compared to the competition?
Richard Cunningham    Aug 9, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range
New mounting system requires no special tools, it's lightweight, and no more clunky shifting
Daniel Sapp    Aug 5, 2019
Review: Tioga's Edge 22 Front Tire - A New Take on Creating Cornering Traction Review: Tioga's Edge 22 Front Tire - A New Take on Creating Cornering Traction
The Edge 22 front tire looks unlike anything else out there, but what does that translate to on the trail?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 5, 2019
Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet
Giro's new helmet was designed with progressive trail riders like Josh Bryceland in mind.
David Arthur    Aug 2, 2019
Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation
Hope's Race Evo E4 brakes are intended for everyone from trail rides to enduro racers looking to shed a few grams.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 31, 2019
Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine
We put the big-wheeled version of Kona's latest Operator DH bike to the test.
Colin Meagher    Jul 30, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated 7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
Colin Meagher takes a look at a variety of protective films and tapes that can be purchased to protect your bike.
Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2019
Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes
Is Shimano's XT M8120 four-piston brake new and improved, or just new?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 25, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
It's German, expensive, and upside-down. Is the Infinity fork worth it?
Daniel Sapp    Jul 24, 2019
Review: Crankbrothers Synthesis E11 Carbon Wheels Review: Crankbrothers Synthesis E11 Carbon Wheels
Synthesis challenges conventional carbon wheel design with a safe failure mode and front and rear-specific rim profiles. Is there an advantage?
Mike Levy    Jul 22, 2019
Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley
Slacker, longer, and with revised suspension kinematics... But is it still a Ripley? Levy finds out how Ibis' trail bike has evolved.
David Arthur    Jul 19, 2019
Review: Fox's 2020 Update to the 32 Step-Cast Makes One of the Best XC Forks Even Better Review: Fox's 2020 Update to the 32 Step-Cast Makes One of the Best XC Forks Even Better
The new Fox 32 received a 20% increase in stiffness to help it take on the more technical World Cup XC courses.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 18, 2019
Review: Judge & Verdict - WTB's Most Aggressive Dry-Condition Tire Combo Review: Judge & Verdict - WTB's Most Aggressive Dry-Condition Tire Combo
We asked WTB for a tire combination that could tame the Southwest's boulders, sketchy moon dust and cement-hard ruts.
David Arthur    Jul 17, 2019
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.
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 2019 Pinkbike Field Test Recapped: The Complete 2019 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.
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.

 
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