Tags: Trail Bikes
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 20, 2019
Video: Intense's New 140mm Primer Does (Almost) All the Wheel Sizes Video: Intense's New 140mm Primer Does (Almost) All the Wheel Sizes
The 140mm-travel Primer is Intense's take on the modern trail bike.
Sarah Moore    Aug 20, 2019
First Ride: Juliana's Short Travel Brawler - The 2020 Joplin First Ride: Juliana's Short Travel Brawler - The 2020 Joplin
The new Joplin now has 120mm of travel, and geometry that makes it more capable than ever.
Mike 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?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 7, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Kona Process 134 CR Has a Full Carbon Frame & 29" Wheels First Ride: The 2020 Kona Process 134 CR Has a Full Carbon Frame & 29" Wheels
Don't worry, there's also an aluminum, 27.5" wheeled version in the lineup.
Kike Abelleira    Jul 26, 2019
Bike Check: Caminade’s Titanium ‘Chill Easy’ Trail/Enduro Bike Bike Check: Caminade’s Titanium ‘Chill Easy’ Trail/Enduro Bike
We teased you a with just one shot at the Mega Alpe d'Huez a couple of weeks ago. Here's the main course.
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.
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.
Dan Roberts    Jul 5, 2019
First Look: ARC8 Bicycles' XC Hardtail & 120mm Trail Bike First Look: ARC8 Bicycles' XC Hardtail & 120mm Trail Bike
We take a closer look at two new bikes from this small Swiss brand.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 2, 2019
Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel
The name is the same, but the new Hightower is an entirely different beast than the original.
Sarah Moore    Jul 2, 2019
First Ride: Juliana's New 29er - the 2020 Maverick First Ride: Juliana's New 29er - the 2020 Maverick
The Maverick is the first longer-travel 29er in Juliana's lineup, with 140mm of rear travel and a 150mm fork.
Polygon Bikes    Jul 2, 2019
Polygon Bikes Partners With BikesOnline For North American Distribution Polygon Bikes Partners With BikesOnline For North American Distribution
Australia’s largest consumer-direct bicycle retailer has launched into the North American market.
Zach White    Jun 26, 2019
Randoms - Outerbike Sun Valley 2019 Randoms - Outerbike Sun Valley 2019
New wide range cassettes, hip packs, titanium frames, lights, apparel... It's all here in this dispatch from Sun Valley, Idaho.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 24, 2019
Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail
We meet Sage Titanium Bicycles' founder and ride his first all-mountain design
James Smurthwaite    Jun 19, 2019
First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun
Rock simplicity with an aluminum frame, modern numbers, big wheels and single-speed friendly dropouts,
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.
Ralf Hauser    Jun 17, 2019
First Ride: Orbea's 2020 Occam Trail Bike is Light, Fast & Fun First Ride: Orbea's 2020 Occam Trail Bike is Light, Fast & Fun
The Orbea Occam has been completely revised, and now has 29" wheels, 140mm of rear travel, and modern geometry,
Richard Cunningham    Jun 7, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
It's easy to build a high performance trail bike for $10,000. The hard part is making one that's truly affordable. Giant's shows us how it's done.
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.
Daniel Sapp    May 22, 2019
Staff Rides: Daniel Sapp's Yeti SB130 Staff Rides: Daniel Sapp's Yeti SB130
The Yeti SB130 is Pinkbike Tech Editor, Daniel Sapp's weapon of choice for 2019. With a bigger fork and coil shocked, he has affectionately dubbed it the "Carolina Edition." Check out all the unique details that make this bike one of a kind.
Daniel Sapp    May 9, 2019
First Look: Cavalerie's Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Cavalerie's Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike - Garda Trentino 2019
The new Blackbird will be made from French carbon fiber, and uses a trigger shifter operated gearbox.
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.
Mike Levy    Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
The fourth-generation Ripley still has 120mm of travel and 29'' wheels, but this is an all-new trail bike from front to back.
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 Levy    Apr 10, 2019
First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike
The name is the same but Norco's full-on cross-country bike is new from tip to tail.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 2, 2018
Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review
The latest version of Transition's short travel 29er is longer and slacker than ever - does that mean it's better?
Mike Kazimer    Feb 5, 2018
Spot Mayhem 29 - Review Spot Mayhem 29 - Review
The Spot Mayhem has 29" wheels, 130mm of travel, and a unique rear suspension design that uses a composite leaf spring.
Paul Aston    Jan 29, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review BTR Pinner – Review
Steel, handmade, short travel, aggressive, coil-sprung, expensive and heavy - proof that British mountain bikers are all crazy, or not?
Ed Haythornthwaite    Jan 29, 2018
Robot Bike Co. Announces R130 29er Robot Bike Co. Announces R130 29er
Robot adds a 130mm travel wagon wheeler to their lineup of custom-made bikes.
Mike Levy    Dec 18, 2017
Mongoose's $2,999 Teocali Pro - Review Mongoose's $2,999 Teocali Pro - Review
Levy finds out where the neon 'goose excels - and where it doesn't.
Mike Levy    Nov 27, 2017
Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review
And now it's time for something a bit different. Levy finds out what makes the steel-framed Shan N°5 stand out.
Mike Levy    Oct 23, 2017
Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review
The Instinct 29er is all-new for 2018, with 29" wheels and 155mm of travel. Levy finds out how it compares to the Altitude, a bike in the same travel bracket but on smaller wheels.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 28, 2017
Diamondback's Carbon Release 5c – Review Diamondback's Carbon Release 5c – Review
The aluminum Release has been transformed into an impressive carbon trail bike with a price to match – and it offers options that are bound to ruffle some feathers.
David Arthur    Sep 25, 2017
Rose Root Miller - Review Rose Root Miller - Review
The German brand commonly flies under the radar, but maybe they shouldn't with sleds like the Root Miller 29er or 27.5+ in their fleet.
AJ Barlas    Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
The smaller wheeled five-inch travel bike from the Yeti fleet has seen a number of updates. Find out how those updates translated to the trail.
Vernon Felton    Sep 11, 2017
Staran FSM-140 – Review Staran FSM-140 – Review
A screaming deal? That's how this direct-to-consumer brand is pitching their trail bike. Here's how things settled out in the dirt.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 4, 2017
Transition Sentinel - Review Transition Sentinel - Review
We put Transition's brawny new 29er to the test.
Mike Levy    Aug 28, 2017
Niner Rip 9 RDO Push Edition - Review Niner Rip 9 RDO Push Edition - Review
Niner combines their quick handling chassis with Push's coil-sprung suspension on both ends to create a novel ride, and Levy finds out where the unique combination shines... and where it doesn't.
Paul Aston    Aug 14, 2017
Calibre Bossnut V2 - Review Calibre Bossnut V2 - Review
Can this £999 trail bike from the UK contend with bikes of three or four times the price?
David Arthur    Jul 31, 2017
Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review
There’s no shortage of good 140mm travel 29" bikes on the market these days. Here's how the Cube Stereo stacks up to the competition.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 17, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
Sharp-handling 29er trail bike from the UK with a new take on steering geometry, explained by designer Ian Alexander.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 21, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
BMC Synchronizes the dropper seatpost with the shock's remote lockout and reinvents the trail bike.
Vernon Felton    Jun 12, 2017
NS Snabb Plus 1 – Review NS Snabb Plus 1 – Review
The "downhiller's 29er"? That title has been given to plenty of bikes in the past, but NS' Snabb Plus earns it honestly.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 6, 2017
Giant Trance Advanced 1 - Review Giant Trance Advanced 1 - Review
Giant's best selling trail bike is well appointed, efficient on the ups, playful on the downs, and willing to try anything.
Vernon Felton    May 29, 2017
Pivot Switchblade – Review Pivot Switchblade – Review
Pivot turned heads, on the trail and within the cycling media, last spring when they rolled out the Switchblade—a two-fisted brawler of a bike. Here's our review after a season aboard the bike.
Mike Kazimer    May 22, 2017
Norco Sight C 9.2 – Review Norco Sight C 9.2 – Review
Norco added a 130mm, 29" version of the Sight into their lineup for 2017. How does it handle? Find out inside.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    May 15, 2017
Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Women's - Review Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Women's - Review
With increased travel and slacker geometry for 2017, Trek's Fuel EX is more capable than ever.
Mike Levy    May 8, 2017
Scott Spark 900 - Review Scott Spark 900 - Review
Levy finds out what the completely redesigned, 120mm-travel Scott Spark is all about.
Paul Aston    May 1, 2017
Pole Evolink 140 - Review Pole Evolink 140 - Review
Is Pole's extra long geometry concept the next best thing?
Vernon Felton    Feb 13, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
There are more 29" trail bikes on the market than ever - where does the 120mm Django fit in?
Richard Cunningham    Jan 31, 2017
Intense ACV: Foundation Build - Review Intense ACV: Foundation Build - Review
A full season on Intense’s most affordable carbon fiber Plus bike asks as many questions as it answers.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 - Review YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 - Review
Does the Jeffsy live up to the hype? We put YT's 140mm 29er to the test.
Mike Levy    Jan 10, 2017
Ridden and Rated - 5 Trail Bikes Ridden and Rated - 5 Trail Bikes
Five very different trail bikes, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, compared against each other.
Vernon Felton    Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
We've had both the Santa Cruz Tallboy and Hightower in our stable this season. Here's how both bikes fared in the wild.
Paul Aston    Jan 2, 2017
Marin Hawk Hill - Review Marin Hawk Hill - Review
Does Marin's $1499 budget-fully cut it on the trail?
David Arthur    Dec 26, 2016
Ragley Bigwig - Review Ragley Bigwig - Review
A steel hardtail with all-mountain numbers and an appetite for downhill.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 19, 2016
Yeti SB5.5 - Review Yeti SB5.5 - Review
We test the capabilities of Yeti's burliest 29er.
David Arthur    Dec 5, 2016
Merida Big Trail - Review Merida Big Trail - Review
Has Merida found the recipe for fun with their new Big Trail hardtail?
Mike Levy    Nov 28, 2016
Alchemy Arktos Custom - Review Alchemy Arktos Custom - Review
The US-made Arktos is about as exotic as it gets, but that doesn't guarantee performance. We find out if Alchemy's new superbike fulfils expectations.
Paul Aston    Nov 22, 2016
All About Unno - Most Interesting New Bike Brand in the World? All About Unno - Most Interesting New Bike Brand in the World?
We head downtown to study the sharp shapes of Unno Bikes in Barcelona, where they are born, bred and beaten.
David Arthur    Oct 31, 2016
Whyte G-160 RS - Review Whyte G-160 RS - Review
Slacker, longer and lower than anything that they've produced before. We take it to the woods to see how it fares
Mike Kazimer    Oct 23, 2016
Trek Remedy 9.9 RSL - Review Trek Remedy 9.9 RSL - Review
Trek's Remedy has been fully updated for 2017 - find out how it handled a summer's worth of hard riding.
Vernon Felton    Sep 26, 2016
Kona Hei Hei DL 29 - Review Kona Hei Hei DL 29 - Review
The Hei Hei DL 29 is a wolf in sheep's clothing. That's a good thing.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 6, 2016
Whyte T-130C Works - Review Whyte T-130C Works - Review
Mid-travel trailbike from the UK with modern geometry and impeccable manners.
Vernon Felton    Aug 29, 2016
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Review Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Review
Light, burly and capable...the Mach 6 Carbon has a lot going for it. It's also a a bit of a throwback. Is that a good or bad thing? It depends.
Olly Forster    Aug 8, 2016
Orange Segment Factory - Review Orange Segment Factory - Review
Proudly made in the UK - a short-travel 29er trailbike with an attitude
Richard Cunningham    Aug 2, 2016
Intense Primer 29 - Review Intense Primer 29 - Review
Possibly the most impressive trail bike Intense has ever produced.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2016
Yeti SB4.5c - Review Yeti SB4.5c - Review
Big wheels? Short travel? Loads of fun? The SB4.5c checks all the boxes.
Mike Levy    Jun 17, 2016
Kona Honzo CR Trail DL - Review Kona Honzo CR Trail DL - Review
Kona adds carbon and extra length to their Honzo hardtail family, and we find out if the updated recipe still means a fun-loving ride.
Mike Levy    Jun 13, 2016
Devinci Troy Carbon RR - Review Devinci Troy Carbon RR - Review
What exactly is Devinci's 140mm-travel Troy best at?
Vernon Felton    Jun 6, 2016
Durango Blackjack 29er/27.5+ - Review Durango Blackjack 29er/27.5+ - Review
Durango's Blackjack cuts against the grain by pairing a made-in-America frame with modern geometry and a proven suspension design.
Ian Chu    Jun 1, 2016
Kona Process 134 - 測評 Kona Process 134 - 測評
對 Kona 中價位的中行程 Process 134 進行了測試。
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    May 23, 2016
Kona Process 134 - Review Kona Process 134 - Review
We give Kona's mid-range, mid-travel trail bike a run for its money.
Richard Cunningham    May 16, 2016
BMC Speedfox 02 Trailcrew - Review BMC Speedfox 02 Trailcrew - Review
Balanced and capable, this may be the Swiss version of the ultimate trail bike.
Mike Kazimer    May 9, 2016
Santa Cruz Bronson: Review Santa Cruz Bronson: Review
We put the updated Bronson to the test to see exactly what this 150mm machine can handle.
Ian Chu    May 2, 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy - 初體驗 Santa Cruz Tallboy - 初體驗
新版Tallboy 與 Joplin 擁有嶄新幾何,增加了實戰能力。
Mike Levy    May 2, 2016
Knolly Endorphin - Review Knolly Endorphin - Review
Knolly's all-around trailbike stands out from the crowd, but does that make it better? We find out.
Vernon Felton    Apr 26, 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride
The new Tallboy and Joplin models get a small boost in rear travel and a big increase in capability.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 11, 2016
Banshee Spitfire - Review Banshee Spitfire - Review
Banshee's aggressive trail bike gets updated for 2016.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 4, 2016
First Ride - Liv Intrigue SX First Ride - Liv Intrigue SX
We take Liv's brawniest machine out for a spin.
Mike Levy    Mar 28, 2016
Fuji Rakan 1.3 - Review Fuji Rakan 1.3 - Review
Fuji's 120mm travel Rakan is a short-travel trailbike with the heart of a cross-country weapon.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 21, 2016
Corsair Konig 4.6 - Review Corsair Konig 4.6 - Review
Five-inch-travel slopestyle bike that refuses to be endurofied
Vernon Felton    Mar 14, 2016
Orbea Loki 27+ H-LTD - Review Orbea Loki 27+ H-LTD - Review
We put Orbea's newest 27+ hardtail to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 29, 2016
Diamondback Release 3 - Review Diamondback Release 3 - Review
The Release is Diamondback's slack angled 130mm trail machine.
David Arthur    Feb 29, 2016
DMR Trailstar - Review DMR Trailstar - Review
The classic DMR Trailstar has been updated for 2016 - does it retain its ready-for-anything demeanor?
Mike Levy    Feb 22, 2016
Ibis Mojo 3 - Review Ibis Mojo 3 - Review
Do big tires equal big fun on the brand new Mojo 3? We find out if Ibis has been able to retain the playfulness and agility that their bikes are known for, despite the move to 2.8'' wide rubber.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 18, 2016
Foes Mixer Trail - Review Foes Mixer Trail - Review
Brent Foes' new mid-travel ripper is a strong argument for asymmetric wheels
David Arthur    Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
Steel is real, and Ragley set out to prove it with an updated version of their Blue Pig hardtail.
Mike Levy    Jan 4, 2016
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie - Review Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie - Review
Putting Specialized's Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie to the test to see if it and its massive tires make sense.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 7, 2015
Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned Plus - Review Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned Plus - Review
Scott throws everything it has into the plus-width trailbike concept. Does it have the right stuff?
Mike Kazimer    Nov 16, 2015
Evil Insurgent - Review Evil Insurgent - Review
We put Evil's latest all-mountain ripper to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 26, 2015
Review: Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 Review: Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29
Light, stiff and above all, fun. The Fuel EX is a prime example of a modern trail bike.
Mike Levy    Sep 21, 2015
Cannondale Habit Carbon SE - Review Cannondale Habit Carbon SE - Review
It's missing half its fork and some might say a bunch of wheel travel, but the Habit can't be defined by numbers or its appearance.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Sep 7, 2015
Review: Scott Contessa Genius 700 Review: Scott Contessa Genius 700
We put Scott's women's specific 150mm trail machine to the test in the rocky wilds of New England.
Paul Aston    Jun 30, 2015
NS Snabb E1 - Review NS Snabb E1 - Review
Can NS Bikes' dirt jump heritage help them to build a competitive trail bike?
Mike Levy    Jun 8, 2015
Breezer Repack Team - Review Breezer Repack Team - Review
Can Breezer's 160mm travel Repack live up to its illustrious name?
Mike Kazimer    Jun 1, 2015
Xprezo Magic Carpet - Review Xprezo Magic Carpet - Review
We put the miles in on Xprezo's latest aluminum and steel creation.
David Arthur    May 4, 2015
Rose Uncle Jimbo 2 - Review Rose Uncle Jimbo 2 - Review
The Uncle Jimbo gets bigger wheels and updated geometry to go along with its 165mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2015
Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail - Review Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail - Review
Built tough in the USA, the Megatrail prioritizes brawn over beauty.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 16, 2015
Trek Stache 9 - Review Trek Stache 9 - Review
The Stache grows bigger than ever for 2016 with the addition of 29+ wheels.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 13, 2015
Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro 27.5 – Review Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro 27.5 – Review
Well-appointed, German-engineered trailbike with an MSRP that may surprise you.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 6, 2015
Specialized Rumor Expert EVO 29 - Review Specialized Rumor Expert EVO 29 - Review
Specialized mixes big wheels and their EVO tweaks to create a female-specific trail bike, and we put that recipe to the test.
Paul Aston    Mar 30, 2015
Bergamont Trailster EX9.0 - Review Bergamont Trailster EX9.0 - Review
German-designed AM/trail bike that was designed to make gravity riders happy.
Ed Haythornthwaite    Mar 16, 2015
Stanton Switchback - Review Stanton Switchback - Review
With a seriously slack 64° head angle, the Switchback hardtail places a priority on downhill performance.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 8, 2015
Trek Remedy 9.9 29 - Review Trek Remedy 9.9 29 - Review
After proving itself on the EWS circuit, we see how the Remedy 29 handles off of the race course.
Mike Levy    Feb 16, 2015
Canyon Strive CF Race 9.0 - Review Canyon Strive CF Race 9.0 - Review
The radical Strive CF Race lets riders shift between 160mm and 130mm of travel at the push of a button, but does that make it the ultimate do-everything weapon that Canyon is hoping it does?
Mike Kazimer    Feb 9, 2015
Norco Range C 7.2 - Review Norco Range C 7.2 - Review
The Range C 7.2 looks good on paper, but how does it handle on the trail?
Richard Cunningham    Feb 2, 2015
BMC Speedfox SF02 XT - Review BMC Speedfox SF02 XT - Review
Swiss interpretation of what a good trail bike should be.
Mike Levy    Jan 26, 2015
Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR - Review Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR - Review
Fancy something a bit novel? Mondraker takes a different approach with their Foxy Carbon XR, a trail bike with attitude.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 13, 2015
Intense Spider Pro – Review Intense Spider Pro – Review
Less suspension travel, plus near-perfect numbers, equals trail domination.
Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2015
Salsa Bucksaw - Review Salsa Bucksaw - Review
Salsa's full-suspension fat bike looks to raise the bar when it comes to fun, but just how capable is this big tire brawler?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 15, 2014
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review
Rocky's carbon fiber Thunderbolt gets the BC treatment with a longer travel fork, wider bars and shorter stem.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 1, 2014
Transition Scout 1 - Review Transition Scout 1 - Review
Transition has unveiled a new line of bikes for 2015 - we put the 125mm Scout to the test.
Matt Wragg    Nov 23, 2014
Commencal Meta Hip Hop - Review Commencal Meta Hip Hop - Review
Commencal's 26-inch-wheel flow-trail shredder breaks all the rules - except for the most important one.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 3, 2014
Banshee Phantom - Review Banshee Phantom - Review
With 105mm of rear travel and and geometry aimed at downhill performance, the Phantom defies convention.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 20, 2014
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Sporting a number of controversial design elements, Cannondale’s carbon-framed, 160mm-travel trailbike puts in an impressive performance – one that includes crushing the Enduro World Series.
Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2014
Ghost AMR Riot Lector 7 - Review Ghost AMR Riot Lector 7 - Review
With a carbon frame and a novel suspension design, the 130mm travel AMR Riot Lector 7 could be quite the trail weapon. We find out if that's the case.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 29, 2014
Niner R.I.P. 9 - Review Niner R.I.P. 9 - Review
Niner’s most popular trailbike may also be the most versatile in its stable.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Jul 16, 2014
Juliana Furtado Primeiro - Review Juliana Furtado Primeiro - Review
We take a look at Juliana Bicycle's 125mm trail offering, the Furtado Primeiro.
Mike Levy    Jun 23, 2014
Knolly Warden - Review Knolly Warden - Review
We ride Knolly's new Warden in Moab, North Carolina, and on our home trails in B.C. to find out what makes it tick.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 16, 2014
Kona Process 153 DL - Review Kona Process 153 DL - Review
We pit the Process 153 against the some of the rowdiest trails in the Pacific Northwest.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 3, 2014
Niner WFO-9: Review Niner WFO-9: Review
Niner's first true gravity-oriented AM/trailbike has big wheels, long legs, and its own personality.
Mike Kazimer    May 12, 2014
BMC Trailfox TF01 - Review BMC Trailfox TF01 - Review
We test BMC's latest long-travel 29er.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 14, 2014
RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
We check out the Triumph, RSD Bikes' do-it-all steel hardtail.
Matt Wragg    Apr 7, 2014
Yeti SB75 - Review Yeti SB75 - Review
Find out how the newest addition to Yeti's Super Bike series performed.
Jordan Carr    Mar 31, 2014
Felt Virtue Nine 20 - Reviewed Felt Virtue Nine 20 - Reviewed
Felt's Virtue Nine 20 brings 130mm of Equilink controlled travel and a $3,799 USD price tag into the ring, but can it out box the competition?
Mike Kazimer    Mar 24, 2014
Yeti 575 - Review Yeti 575 - Review
Yeti's 575 gets updated for 2014, bumping up to 27.5" wheels along with several other refinements.
Matt Wragg    Mar 3, 2014
Orbea Rallon X-Team - Review Orbea Rallon X-Team - Review
We put Orbea's 160mm trail beast to the test.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 17, 2014
Devinci Troy Carbon SL - Review Devinci Troy Carbon SL - Review
Pinkbike's full report on the Canadian bike brand's first carbon fiber 140-millimeter-travel trailbike with mid-size-wheels.
Jordan Carr    Feb 10, 2014
Morpheus Loki - Review Morpheus Loki - Review
Morpheus may be better known for their slope and dirt jump frames, but what happens when they put their mind to assembling a trail bike?
Richard Cunningham    Feb 3, 2014
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed
This could be the closest you can get to the mythical one bike that does everything well.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 27, 2014
Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review
Norco's 140mm Sight gets the carbon treatment for 2014 - we put this svelte trail machine to the test.
Jordan Carr    Jan 13, 2014
Black Market Roam - Review Black Market Roam - Review
The Roam isn't some warmed over trail bike with slacked out geometry, but rather a solid rig designed to allow you to hold it wide open. Black Market's ethos goes in the face of the current fly weight trends, but how does it add up on the trail?
flag Ian Chu    Jan 12, 2014
Knolly Endorphin - 測評 Knolly Endorphin - 測評
我們對Endorphin做了測試,這是一台不被它避震行程所限制的車。
Mike Levy    Dec 30, 2013
Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1- Review Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1- Review
Can the Trigger's unconventional single-sided fork and pull shock suspension propel Cannondale's 130mm travel offering to the front of the pack?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 23, 2013
Intense Carbine 29 - Review Intense Carbine 29 - Review
We find out just what this 140mm 29er can handle.
Jordan Carr    Dec 10, 2013
Devinci Dixon RX - Reviewed Devinci Dixon RX - Reviewed
We test the Devinci Dixon RX carbon trail bike.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 24, 2013
Santa Cruz 5010c - Review Santa Cruz 5010c - Review
We put Santa Cruz's 125mm trail bike to the test.
Mike Levy    Nov 4, 2013
Kona Process 111 DL - Review Kona Process 111 DL - Review
Kona's radical Process 111 DL prioritizes geometry and handling over how much suspension travel it has, and we let rip on the 111mm travel bike to find out if this approach pays off on the trail.
Matt Wragg    Oct 28, 2013
Nukeproof Mega TR - Review Nukeproof Mega TR - Review
We put Nukeproofs action-ready trail rocket to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 21, 2013
Yeti SB95C - Review Yeti SB95C - Review
Yeti's SB95 gets a carbon frame and loses a pound of weight in the process.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 14, 2013
Niner R.I.P. 9 RDO - Reviewed Niner R.I.P. 9 RDO - Reviewed
The carbon fiber rendition of its most popular dual-suspension trailbike may be the best bike Niner has made to date.
Mike Levy    Sep 30, 2013
Ibis Mojo HDR - Review Ibis Mojo HDR - Review
We review the versatile HDR 650B to find out if Ibis has bestowed their newest bike with the trail mojo that the name is known for.
Mike Levy    Aug 19, 2013
Knolly Endorphin Review Knolly Endorphin Review
We review Knolly's 140mm travel Endorphin, a bike that refuses to be typecast by its travel.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 8, 2013
Marin Mount Vision XM8 Review Marin Mount Vision XM8 Review
We find out what this 140mm trail bike featuring version 3.0 of Marin's Quad-Link suspension is capable of.
Matt Wragg    Jun 10, 2013
Stumpjumper S-Works FSR 29 Review Stumpjumper S-Works FSR 29 Review
Does Specialized's big-wheel Stumpjumper redefine the basic mountain bike? We put the carbon beauty to task in the coastal trails of Punta Alla, Italy to find out.
Mike Levy    Jun 3, 2013
Ibis Ripley Review Ibis Ripley Review
How does Ibis' first 29er offering hold up to hard miles in the Pacific Northwest rain?
Mike Levy    May 13, 2013
Norco Range Killer B-2 Review Norco Range Killer B-2 Review
Norco's 650B all-mountain rig is ready to take on whatever the trail dishes up.
Richard Cunningham    May 10, 2013
Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL Review Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL Review
BC-born 650B trailbike ticks all the boxes – carbon frame, 150-millimeter suspension, adjustable geometry, Reverb dropper post and a remote-control shock.
Mike Levy    Apr 2, 2013
Diamondback Mason FS Review Diamondback Mason FS Review
We spend some quality time on Diamondback's new long-travel 29er - is the Mason FS the one big wheeler to rule them all?
Mike Levy    Mar 18, 2013
Votec VM150 Team Review Votec VM150 Team Review
We test Votec's 150mm travel VM150 Team to discover their take on a mid-travel super-bike.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 11, 2013
Kona Process DL  - Review Kona Process DL - Review
We test the capabilities of Kona's burly 150-millimeter all-mountain rig.
Matt Wragg    Feb 25, 2013
Lapierre X-Flow 712 Review Lapierre X-Flow 712 Review
Lapierre's 120mm carbon fiber trail weapon is put to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 28, 2013
Scott Genius 720 - Review Scott Genius 720 - Review
For 2013 the new Scott Genius 720 has moved away from 26 inch wheels; let's see how the 650B offering held up to our testers.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 21, 2013
Intense Tracer 275 Review Intense Tracer 275 Review
Southern California legend crafts an excellent trail bike around the mid-size wheel format.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 7, 2013
Trek Stache 8 Review Trek Stache 8 Review
We take a look at Trek's Stache 8 to see how this big wheeled hardtail handles aggressive trail riding.
Mike Levy    Dec 17, 2012
Yeti SB95 Review Yeti SB95 Review
Can Yeti's Switch eccentric suspension design lift their 29''-wheeled SB95 above the throngs of other 29ers on the market? We throw down on the 5'' travel bike to find out.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 10, 2012
Liteville 301 MK10 Review Liteville 301 MK10 Review
German engineering and a passion for perfection take the aluminum all-mountain bike to a new level.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 19, 2012
Production Privee Shan Review Production Privee Shan Review
There's a lot of buzz surrounding the Production Privee Shan. Can this steel hardtail live up to the hype?
Brad Walton    Oct 29, 2012
Transition Bandit 26 Inch Review Transition Bandit 26 Inch Review
After ten years of building on a reputation for rugged, affordable bikes, Transition expands to a machine built for efficiency and speed. See how the Bandit eludes capture within.
Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2012
Rocky Mountain Element 970 B.C. Edition Review Rocky Mountain Element 970 B.C. Edition Review
Rocky Mountain's Element 970 B.C. Edition is what you get when you take a purebred cross-country machine and sprinkle on the ingredients to help it excel on technical trails, but does the formula add up to a winner when it comes time to test it on its namesake terrain?
Brad Walton    Aug 20, 2012
2013 Diamondback Scapegoat Review 2013 Diamondback Scapegoat Review
Diamondback's Scapegoat comes fully loaded with top shelf parts selection for freeride/park abuse, but does it live up to its spec? We test the 2013 'Goat on home turf.
Mike Levy    Jul 23, 2012
Ghost AMR Lector 7700 Review Ghost AMR Lector 7700 Review
Ghost's $3250 carbon fiber trail bike looks like quite the deal on paper, but how well does the 120mm travel bike perform on the trail?
Mike Levy    Jul 16, 2012
Diamondback Mission Pro Review Diamondback Mission Pro Review
We put Diamondback's 6'' travel Mission Pro through its paces and came away impressed with the burly package.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 9, 2012
Norco Range 3 Review Norco Range 3 Review
The final test bike in Pinkbike’s five-bike, $3000, all-mountain series.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 11, 2012
Santa Cruz Butcher Review Santa Cruz Butcher Review
Number four in Pinkbike’s $3000 five-bike All-Mountain series.
Richard Cunningham    May 28, 2012
Cannondale Jekyll 4 Review Cannondale Jekyll 4 Review
Second test in Pinkbike’s five-bike $3000 All-mountain series
Richard Cunningham    May 21, 2012
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Review Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Review
Aggressive trailbikes under $3000 - first test in a five-bike series.
Brad Walton    Mar 26, 2012
Devinci Dixon RC Review Devinci Dixon RC Review
We put the Canadian made Devinci Dixon RC to the test. Does its Split Pivot design equal suspension nirvana?
Richard Cunningham    Feb 13, 2012
Scott Genius LT 10 Review Scott Genius LT 10 Review
How to make a 180-millimeter-travel All-Mountain bike climb like a goat
Mike Levy    Jan 30, 2012
Felt Virtue Sport Review Felt Virtue Sport Review
Find out how Felt's $1999.99 Virtue Sport, complete with their Equilink suspension, performs on the trails.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 5, 2011
Chromag Aperture Hardtail Review Chromag Aperture Hardtail Review
Best known for its built-to-last handlebars, stems and saddles, Chromag also manufactures steel hardtail frames designed to handle epic rides on the toughest terrain. We put some serious saddle time in on their Aperture frame to find out what makes it tick.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 1, 2011
Pivot Mach 5.7 Review Pivot Mach 5.7 Review
More travel, more capable and a full pound lighter - Pivot's replacement for its Mach 5 offers all-mountain performance to all-day trail riders.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 29, 2011
2011 Intense Tracer 2 Review 2011 Intense Tracer 2 Review
Sweet Handling, Made-in-California trailbike with a dual-purpose personality.
Mike Levy    Jun 20, 2011
Norco Shinobi 29'er Review Norco Shinobi 29'er Review
Norco's 29" wheeled Shinobi is a big wheeler with the heart of a B.C. inspired trailbike. Find out how it performed inside.
Karl Burkat    Mar 28, 2011
Introducing the Blur TR Carbon Introducing the Blur TR Carbon
Santa Cruz debuts a new carbon trail bike, the Blur TRc. Did you have a soft spot for the old Blur 4x? If so, you'll want to check out the details of the new TRc!
Mike Levy    Mar 21, 2011
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert EVO Review Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert EVO Review
Specialized's Stumpjumper FSR Expert EVO features a burlier build and slacker geometry than the standard Stumpy, but does that mean more fun and more speed? Read the review to find out.
Mike Levy    Jan 12, 2011
Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon Review Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon Review
Yeti has long been known for making great race bikes, so it's no surprise that their 127 mm travel AS-R 5 Carbon holds the prize for being the fastest trail bike out there. But what happens when you add a slightly longer travel fork and short stem to the equation? We've had a full season aboard this speed machine to see how it takes to our terrain and have come away truly impressed.

Read how the Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon fared inside,
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2010
2011 Scott Genius LT -  EuroBike 2011 Scott Genius LT - EuroBike
Scott pushes the boundaries with their 2011 carbon framed, 185 mm travel Genius LT. The name is fitting considering the amount of technology packed into this all-mountain package, including a new one piece front triangle and manufacturing process, as well as an updated Equalizer damper with three different remotely chosen travel options. Inside you can see the photos and read the info, as well as listen to audio giving you some insight into this impressive machine.

Read on...
Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2010
Commencal Meta 6 VIP Review Commencal Meta 6 VIP Review
Commencal's mean green machine is ready to rumble. With a slack and adjustable head angle, chain guide tabs, and a carbon fiber swing arm, it's one trick speed machine. But does it all come together on the trail where it counts? Keep reading to find out how the 160 mm travel Meta 6 VIP performed. Great riding video inside as well!

Read on...
Karl Burkat    Jun 28, 2010
Exclusive Look At The New 2011 Orange Five Exclusive Look At The New 2011 Orange Five
A first look at the 2011 bike ft Danny Macaskill, Joe Barnes and Alan Muldoon

Check out the vid
Syd Jacklin    May 20, 2010
Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL Carbon - Review Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL Carbon - Review
When asked to write a review on the Rocky Mountain Altitude, I thought it would be a sloppy wet mess of a trail day here in Edmonton as the trails still had some ice and lots of mud everywhere. Conditions like this can be a good thing for a review, but is can limit how hard you push a bike on climbs and descents which prevents one from seeing the true potential of a bike design. As everything came together for the test date, I was presented with an opportunity for my wife and I, along with a good riding buddy from Edmonton to meet friends from Switzerland in Moab, Utah for a week of riding. I quickly set up the bike for my weight and riding style, packed our gear and bikes into the Honda Element for the long drive to Moab.

Review Inside.
Tyler Maine    Dec 11, 2009
Ibis Bikes Ibis Bikes
It has become no secret that I fell in bike love with the Ibis Mojo this past season and for good reason. No other bike in recent years has made me want to get out and ride more than that shiny carbon two wheeler that I spent the better portion of my season on. When we find bikes like this we try not to get too caught up in them as we know that we'll have to move on to new pastures sooner or later - that's what we do as testers, writers and lovers of this sport. Once it was my turn to move on, I found out about the Mojo HD - since that time I've been looking forward to riding one and seeing if it would live up to my Mojo experience.

Inside we're gonna tell you a lot more about all the bikes that Ibis offers the mountain bike crowd,
Tyler Maine    Nov 3, 2009
2010 Trek Scratch 9 and Remedy 9.9 Launch 2010 Trek Scratch 9 and Remedy 9.9 Launch
Last weekend I had the pleasure of re-visiting Moab, Utah with the crew from Trek Bikes and fellow media from around the world. We were all brought together to experience the all new Scratch 9 and the Remedy 9.9 bikes that Trek has rolled out with for 2010.

Inside you'll find my take on initial impressions of each bike and tons of pics from the beautiful riding in Moab, Utah.
Jordan Holmes    Aug 18, 2009
2010 Norco Fluid 1 2010 Norco Fluid 1
The Fluid series makes up the majority of Norco's all mountain bikes. This series of bikes caters to everything from the base level of dual suspension XC bikes, right up to competition level of bikes, including full carbon frames. The bike in the Fluid series that we chose to look at was the Fluid 1.

The Fluid 1 bike caters to a large grouping of riders, so let's take a look...
Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2009
2010 Kona Abra Cadabra - Exclusive first look. 2010 Kona Abra Cadabra - Exclusive first look.
It's Magic, literally.

For 2010 Kona has developed a bike that can tackle anything an all mountain rider may want to experience in his or her ride. Aggressive climbing, and pinned downhill can both be achieved on the Abra Cadabra, because it features a little bit of Magic in it, Magic link that is.

Full Specs, Photos, Changes
Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2009
2010 Kona Minxy - Exclusive first look. 2010 Kona Minxy - Exclusive first look.
The ladies approach to things.

Kona's line up of womens bikes has both all mountain and freeride models. The Minxy marks Kona's female freeride bike and they have worked on it further to be more stable for women on the trail, while still being comfortable, and not too flashy.

Click here for info on the 2010 Minxy...
Brad Walton    Mar 27, 2009
Transition Bike's TransAm Review Transition Bike's TransAm Review
"In the woods this bike is like a Swiss Army knife with only one tool, and it just so happens that that tool fits nearly everything."

What has dual 26" wheels and requires no more than a bit of chain lube for a full tune up? If you're thinking a singlespeed hardtail, you're right on the money. For years I've knocked singlespeeds for mountain biking anywhere that has fast trails with steep climbs and descents. I've watched good riders painfully struggle on climbs only to spin out and slow down when the trail points downhill, so I always questioned the point of it. To my surprise this bike has it's place, which just so happens to be the tight, technical trails in my backyard, which are so wet 6 months out of the year that I find myself picking rocks out of the corners of my eyes at dinner two nights later.

-all photos and text by Brad Walton

 
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