Tags: Trail Bikes
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Canfield Bikes Reveals New Colors & Build Options for 2023 Balance Canfield Bikes Reveals New Colors & Build Options for 2023 Balance
An updated version of the long-travel 27.5 bike is now available for pre-order with new colors and build options
Alicia Leggett    Sep 26, 2022
Review: The Digit Datum & Its Integrated 'Analog' Suspension Review: The Digit Datum & Its Integrated 'Analog' Suspension
The Datum's shock is partially hidden in the top tube, which reduces the number of parts and helps keep the weight down.
COMMENCAL bicycles    Sep 14, 2022
Commencal Announces Meta TR Staff Edition Commencal Announces Meta TR Staff Edition
The Meta TR Staff Edition is a unique build that features the staff in Andorra's favourite frame and components.
Seb Stott    Sep 5, 2022
Review: Atherton AM.150.1 Review: Atherton AM.150.1
The AM.150 delivers a composed and quiet ride. It also has titanium lugs made with lasers.
Matt Beer    Aug 2, 2022
First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle SL is a Flyweight eMTB First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle SL is a Flyweight eMTB
The Shuttle SL uses Fazua's Ride 60 motor to help get the weight under 37 pounds.
Seb Stott    Jul 11, 2022
Review: Stanton Switch9er FS Ti-Carbon: A Mixed Material Machine Review: Stanton Switch9er FS Ti-Carbon: A Mixed Material Machine
Stanton combines a titanium front triangle with a carbon fiber rear-end on their latest trail bike, but it took some tinkering for Seb to get the most out of it.
Matt Beer    Jun 29, 2022
First Look: Chewmac Bikes - Steel Frame Fabricators from Quebec First Look: Chewmac Bikes - Steel Frame Fabricators from Quebec
Canadian-made steel frames that use modular components to adapt to different wheel sizes and needs.
Henry Quinney    Jun 27, 2022
Review: Knolly Chilcotin 151 Review: Knolly Chilcotin 151
The Chilcotin 151 is a unique machine, with looks and ride characteristics that set it apart from the norm.
Cycles Devinci    May 25, 2022
Devinci Announces All-New E-Troy & E-Spartan Devinci Announces All-New E-Troy & E-Spartan
The new E-Troy and the E-Spartan will begin shipping to Devinci dealers at the end of June.
Ed Spratt    May 6, 2022
Falling Batteries & Risk of Fire Leads to Santa Cruz Recall of 2022 Heckler eMTBs Falling Batteries & Risk of Fire Leads to Santa Cruz Recall of 2022 Heckler eMTBs
Heckler 9 eMTBs sold between January 2022 and March 2022 are being recalled after 12 reported incidents.
Matt Beer    May 5, 2022
Field Test: 9 Value Bikes Hucked to Flat in Ultra Slo-Mo Field Test: 9 Value Bikes Hucked to Flat in Ultra Slo-Mo
Capturing the beauty of violent impacts at 1,000 frames-per-second.
Mike Kazimer    May 3, 2022
Video: 5 Value Full-Suspension Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable Video: 5 Value Full-Suspension Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable
Pinkbike's tech editors go over the pros and cons of five value-oriented full suspension bikes.
Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2022
Value Bike Field Test: Fezzari Cascade Peak - The Classic Trail Bike Value Bike Field Test: Fezzari Cascade Peak - The Classic Trail Bike
More middle-of-the-road than leading the pack, but that could be just the ticket for many riders.
Mike Levy    Apr 25, 2022
Field Test: Kona Process 134 29 - Can't Stop, Won't Stop Field Test: Kona Process 134 29 - Can't Stop, Won't Stop
The least expensive Process needs a serious stopping upgrade to unleash its full potential.
Mike Levy    Apr 19, 2022
Value Field Test: Diamondback Sync’r - Swim Value Field Test: Diamondback Sync’r - Swim
Plus-sized tires, a dropper post, and a $1,500 price tag sound promising...
Beta MTB    Apr 18, 2022
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   Apr 14, 2022
Privateer Launches Limited 141 Öhlins Edition Privateer Launches Limited 141 Öhlins Edition
The Privateer 141 Öhlins Edition will be ready for delivery at the end of the month.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 9, 2022
First Look: A New 140mm Prototype from Vitus - Sea Otter 2022 First Look: A New 140mm Prototype from Vitus - Sea Otter 2022
The bike will be available in both 29" and 27.5" versions and is expected to be released this fall.
Mike Levy    Apr 9, 2022
Video: Digit's Prototype Datum Trail Bike and Clever Hidden Shock - Sea Otter 2022 Video: Digit's Prototype Datum Trail Bike and Clever Hidden Shock - Sea Otter 2022
The Digit Datum is a 140mm-travel trail bike with a novel suspension system that sees the shock, which they also manufacture themselves, tucked up inside the toptube.
Matt Beer    Apr 7, 2022
YT Drops New Jeffsy Uncaged 8 Build YT Drops New Jeffsy Uncaged 8 Build
Following the recent release of YT's Capra and Decoy MX Uncaged 9 builds is the trail-friendly 150mm Jeffsy Uncaged 8.
Dan Roberts    Apr 5, 2022
First Ride: 2022 Canyon Spectral:ON CFR First Ride: 2022 Canyon Spectral:ON CFR
The new electric Spectral is available with a 900Wh battery that should minimize any range anxiety.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 28, 2022
Preview: Antidote's New Trail Bike - The Woodsprite Preview: Antidote's New Trail Bike - The Woodsprite
The small Polish company known for their gorgeous carbon creations has a new 135mm trail bike on the way.
Canyon    Mar 24, 2022
Video: Luca Cometti Builds A Custom-Painted Canyon Spectral 29 Video: Luca Cometti Builds A Custom-Painted Canyon Spectral 29
A passing pickup truck provided the inspiration for Luca Cometti's dream build.
Beta MTB    Mar 17, 2022
Video: Dream Builds - A Classy Chrome Commencal Meta TR 29 Video: Dream Builds - A Classy Chrome Commencal Meta TR 29
Beta Photo Director Anthony Smith builds up this Meta TR 29 into one of the most stunning all-metal dream builds we've ever seen.
Beta MTB    Mar 17, 2022
Dream Build Breakdown: The Commencal Meta TR is a Nostalgic Throwback to all the Bikes I’ve Loved Before Beta MTB logo Dream Build Breakdown: The Commencal Meta TR is a Nostalgic Throwback to all the Bikes I’ve Loved Before
Anthony Smith rolls the dice on a frame he's never ridden, and builds it into one of the most stunning all-metal dream builds we've ever seen.
Henry Quinney    Mar 9, 2022
First Look: Airdrop Filter - When Less Aims to be More First Look: Airdrop Filter - When Less Aims to be More
Airdrop's newest model rolls on 27.5" wheels and has 135mm of rear travel.
REEB Cycles    Mar 2, 2022
Reeb Cycles Unveils Prototype Steel 'SST' Full Suspension Bike Reeb Cycles Unveils Prototype Steel 'SST' Full Suspension Bike
Reeb will be introducing a steel 120mm suspension platform to bridge the gap between their hardtails and the Sqweeb full suspension bike.
Henry Quinney    Feb 23, 2022
Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29 Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29
The Process 153's geometry is modern without going to extremes, which adds to its versatility. It's also very yellow.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 17, 2022
First Ride: 2022 Canyon Spectral 125 - A Trail Bike With Enduro Geometry First Ride: 2022 Canyon Spectral 125 - A Trail Bike With Enduro Geometry
The newest member of the Spectral family has a 64-degree head angle and 125mm of rear travel.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 4, 2022
Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Handmade 130mm Jib Bike Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Handmade 130mm Jib Bike
Complete with handbuilt high-rise bars that were "somewhat made by eye."
Alicia Leggett    Jan 27, 2022
Reeb Cycles Launches the USA-Made Sqweeb V4 With Three Travel Options Reeb Cycles Launches the USA-Made Sqweeb V4 With Three Travel Options
Reeb Cycles has updated the Sqweeb with a new rocker link and added the option of a mullet configuration.
Fezzari Bicycles    Jan 20, 2022
Fezzari Releases New Signal Peak XC / Trail Bike Fezzari Releases New Signal Peak XC / Trail Bike
The new Signal Peak receives updated geometry, a lighter frame, and is available with either 115 or 100mm or rear travel.
Henry Quinney    Dec 23, 2021
Field Test: 12 Trail & Downcountry Bikes Face the Efficiency Test Field Test: 12 Trail & Downcountry Bikes Face the Efficiency Test
A dozen mountain bikes and one gravel road. Which ones were the most efficient climbers?
Mike Levy    Dec 23, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Six aluminum, carbon, and steel trail bikes, varying ideas of what that even means, and liberal use of purple and toothpaste. Plenty to talk about, including a bunch of your questions from each review.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 21, 2021
Video: 6 Aggressive Trail Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable Video: 6 Aggressive Trail Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable
It's time to figure out the highlights and lowlights of this crop of Field Test contenders.
Seb Stott    Dec 21, 2021
Canyon Announces Aluminum Neuron Trail Bike & Young Hero Kids Bike Canyon Announces Aluminum Neuron Trail Bike & Young Hero Kids Bike
The new aluminum Neurons share the same geometry as their carbon counterparts at a lower price.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 17, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Scor 4060 ST - Fast & Filthy Field Test: 2022 Scor 4060 ST - Fast & Filthy
A futuristic-looking carbon machine that uses a dual short-link suspension layout to deliver 140mm of travel. How does the new brand's trail machine match up to its competitors?
Alicia Leggett    Dec 13, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Propain Hugene - The Definition of Balanced Field Test: 2022 Propain Hugene - The Definition of Balanced
On its website, Propain boldly calls the Hugene the "one bike to rule them all." Has the German direct-to-consumer brand finally cracked the code?
Seb Stott    Dec 13, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Focus Jam2 eMTB First Ride: 2022 Focus Jam2 eMTB
Focus say they designed the refreshed Jam2 electric trail bike for fun and reliability rather than racing.
Henry Quinney    Dec 2, 2021
Field Test Review: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 1 - Eat, Pray, Live Valve? Field Test Review: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 1 - Eat, Pray, Live Valve?
The new Trance recieves updated geometry, along with version 1.5 of Fox's Live Valve suspension system.
Seb Stott    Dec 2, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orbea Rise Hydro - More Range at a Lower Cost First Look: 2022 Orbea Rise Hydro - More Range at a Lower Cost
The new aluminum Rise has a bigger battery and a lower price than its carbon counterpart.
Mike Levy    Dec 1, 2021
Video: Welcome to the 2021 Fall Field Test - Trail and Downcountry Bikes Video: Welcome to the 2021 Fall Field Test - Trail and Downcountry Bikes
Twelve of the latest trail and downcountry bikes face-off in the wettest cage match we've ever held.
Matt Beer    Nov 30, 2021
First Look: Orange Stage 6 Evo First Look: Orange Stage 6 Evo
The Stage 6 Evo has 29" wheels, 140mm of rear travel, and Orange's signature single pivot design.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 23, 2021
First Look: 2022 Giant Trance X Advanced E+ First Look: 2022 Giant Trance X Advanced E+
The new Trance X E+ has a carbon frame, a bigger battery, and a more powerful motor.
Mike Levy    Oct 26, 2021
First Look: Mondraker's New Enduro and Trail Bikes First Look: Mondraker's New Enduro and Trail Bikes
Mondraker updates the Foxy Carbon enduro bike and debuts the all-new Raze trail machine.
Trevor Lyden    Oct 11, 2021
Bike Check: Vali Höll's Trek Fuel EX - Sea Otter 2021 Bike Check: Vali Höll's Trek Fuel EX - Sea Otter 2021
Take a closer look at the bike Vali Höll used for the dual slalom and downhill at Sea Otter.
Seb Stott    Sep 16, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
The new 150mm Occam LT is for when the 160mm Rallon is too much, and the regular 140mm Occam isn't enough.
Seb Stott    Aug 31, 2021
First Look: The Digit Datum Has Shock Strut Suspension First Look: The Digit Datum Has Shock Strut Suspension
Digit have unveiled an interesting new trail bike that uses a custom rear shock / strut to deliver 140mm of travel.
Henry Quinney    Aug 6, 2021
Poll: Once and For All, How Much Should a Mountain Bike Weigh? Poll: Once and For All, How Much Should a Mountain Bike Weigh?
Should DH bikes weigh less than enduro bikes? Cast your vote to decide what actually constitutes a 'light' bike.
   Jun 14, 2021
Video: Forbidden Announces Mixed Wheel Druid GX Ziggy Edition Video: Forbidden Announces Mixed Wheel Druid GX Ziggy Edition
The Druid GX 'Ziggy Edition' is Forbidden's first out-of-the-box, ready-to-rip, mixed wheel size bike.
Henry Quinney    Jun 9, 2021
First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration
The Spark's shock is now hidden in the downtube, which leaves all sorts of room for water bottles inside the front triangle.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 8, 2021
First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022 First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022
Version 4.0 of the Bronson retains its 150mm of travel, but is now running a 29" front / 27.5" rear wheel combo.
Sarah Moore    Jun 4, 2021
Bike Check: 'Hometown Hero' Forbidden Druid is a Tribute to the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames Bike Check: 'Hometown Hero' Forbidden Druid is a Tribute to the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames
The design for Stephane Pelletier's Forbidden Druid is based on the NHL’s Calgary Flames “Blasty” Jerseys worn from 1998-2006.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 1, 2021
YT Launches Core Model Versions of the Izzo & Removes Grip Shift Lockout YT Launches Core Model Versions of the Izzo & Removes Grip Shift Lockout
Just over a year after it launched the Izzo, YT is rejigging its trail offering to fit its current Core model lineup.
Mike Kazimer    May 27, 2021
Specialized Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Gen 1 Levo & Kenevo Battery Packs Specialized Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Gen 1 Levo & Kenevo Battery Packs
A small number of batteries found on the 1st gen Levo and Kenevo have been recalled due to the potential for a 'thermal runaway event.'
Dan Roberts    May 24, 2021
Review: The Privateer Bikes 141 Is A Little Bike with Big Intentions Review: The Privateer Bikes 141 Is A Little Bike with Big Intentions
The Privateer 141 is fast and capable, although it's a little rough around the edges.
Alicia Leggett    May 18, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility
Niner's latest version of the Jet 9 RDO aims to blend the climbing ability of a pure cross-country bike with the fun factor of something a bit burlier.
Sarah Moore    May 12, 2021
Field Trip: Ripley vs Trance X vs Siskiu vs Marshall vs Rift Zone - Value Full-Suspension Roundtable Field Trip: Ripley vs Trance X vs Siskiu vs Marshall vs Rift Zone - Value Full-Suspension Roundtable
The five bikes that ended up in full-suspension category of our latest Value Bikes Field Trip had between 120 and 135mm of rear travel and cost between $2,300 and $3,000 USD, but were very different bikes out on the trail.
Sarah Moore    May 11, 2021
Field Trip: Ibis's $2,999 Ripley AF is a Precision Weapon Field Trip: Ibis's $2,999 Ripley AF is a Precision Weapon
The Ripley AF will make a great partner for a rider who wants to cover a lot of ground, possibly while pedaling hard, and have a hoot on the way back down.
   May 11, 2021
Cotic's Updated 125mm FlareMAX Gen4 is for 'Up, Down, Roundabout Country' Cotic's Updated 125mm FlareMAX Gen4 is for 'Up, Down, Roundabout Country'
Cy has given their little bike a few geometry tweaks, updated details, and lighter builds.
Sarah Moore    May 10, 2021
Field Trip: Devinci's $2,299 Marshall is a Capable All-Rounder Field Trip: Devinci's $2,299 Marshall is a Capable All-Rounder
The Marshall is the least expensive full suspension bike we had on test despite the fact that the frame is made in Canada.
James Smurthwaite    May 10, 2021
Starling Introduces Limited Edition Stainless Steel Version of the Murmur Starling Introduces Limited Edition Stainless Steel Version of the Murmur
After a "never-ending demand" to produce a raw version of the Murmur, Starling has launched a limited run of 15 stainless steel frames.
Sarah Moore    May 5, 2021
Field Trip: Giant's $2,500 Trance X Loves Slow Speed Technical Trails Field Trip: Giant's $2,500 Trance X Loves Slow Speed Technical Trails
We tested the top of the line Fox Live Valve equipped version at the last Field Test, and were curious about how the value version stacked up.
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Talking all things Value Bike Field Trip, our winners and losers, some surprises, and where we think some budget-minded bikes are still coming up short.
Seb Stott    Apr 22, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Focus Jam - A Sleek Trail Bike First Ride: 2022 Focus Jam - A Sleek Trail Bike
Focus has revamped their Jam trail bike with more travel and more aggressive geometry.
Revel Bikes    Apr 22, 2021
Revel Bikes Introduces a New Color for the Rascal Revel Bikes Introduces a New Color for the Rascal
After revealing a custom-painted purple Rascal for Revel's LoveYourBrain fundraiser, you can now select this color for your own bike.
Ralf Hauser    Mar 30, 2021
Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine
The Ransom eRIDE delivers the all-round capabilities that you'd typically expect from bikes with less travel.
Sarah Moore    Mar 2, 2021
Alchemy's New Arktos Combines 3 Travel Configurations & 2 Wheel Sizes in 1 Frame Alchemy's New Arktos Combines 3 Travel Configurations & 2 Wheel Sizes in 1 Frame
The new Arktos can be built up into everything from a short travel trail bike to a 150mm enduro machine.
Seb Stott    Mar 1, 2021
First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes
Saracen are moving to a direct sales model in order to offer more competitive prices on their new bikes.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 24, 2021
Bike Check: The BREWser, a 184mm Travel, Crazy-Slack Experimental Gearbox Bike Bike Check: The BREWser, a 184mm Travel, Crazy-Slack Experimental Gearbox Bike
The BREWser is what happens when someone isn't afraid to put their wildest ideas into action.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 24, 2021
Deviate Introduces 150mm Version of High Pivot Highlander Deviate Introduces 150mm Version of High Pivot Highlander
Deviate's new addition to the Highlander line adds has 150mm of rear travel and slightly slacker geometry.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 22, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Pivot Trail 429 First Ride: 2021 Pivot Trail 429
The Trail 429's geometry and suspension layout have been updated for 2021.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 17, 2021
Bike Check: The Monotrace, a Handmade, Carbon, Full Suspension Concept Bike Brought to Life in France Bike Check: The Monotrace, a Handmade, Carbon, Full Suspension Concept Bike Brought to Life in France
Anthony Poillot designed his unique single-pivot carbon frame in CAD, then he learned how to make carbon bikes and turned the concept into his daily driver.
Henry Quinney    Feb 3, 2021
Bike Check: Ben Hildred's Santa Cruz Tallboy Bike Check: Ben Hildred's Santa Cruz Tallboy
A closer look at the bike Ben Hildred used to climb 21,635 meters of vertical in three days.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 2, 2021
Canyon Releases New Torque:On & Upgrades Spectral:On With EP8 Motor Canyon Releases New Torque:On & Upgrades Spectral:On With EP8 Motor
Canyon have electrified their Torque freeride bike for 2021, and also upgraded the motor on several models to Shimano's new EP8 system.
Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2021
Video: MTB on a Budget - Where to Spend VS Where to Save on Clothing Video: MTB on a Budget - Where to Spend VS Where to Save on Clothing
You can spend a ton of money on clothing if you want, but you certainly don't need to. Here are a few pointers on how to save some cash.
Mike Levy    Jan 21, 2021
First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension
Fuji's new Rakan LT gets more travel, less head angle, and all the aluminum.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 21, 2021
Bike Check: Lewis Buchanan's New Norco Optic Bike Check: Lewis Buchanan's New Norco Optic
Lewis Buchanan has a new sponsor for 2021, so we decided to dig into the details of one of his new rides.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 20, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Devinci Marshall - Aluminum, Affordable, & Made in Canada First Ride: 2021 Devinci Marshall - Aluminum, Affordable, & Made in Canada
Devinci has two new Canadian-made bikes - a 130mm trail bike and a hardtail, both of which are surprisingly affordable.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 20, 2021
Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS? Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS?
Probably not the choice to take on an EWS stage, but if you throw in the occasional set of stairs on your work commute or have ever fancied ABS on a bike, your ride awaits.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 19, 2021
Bike Check: Max Chapuis' Specialized Levo SL Bike Check: Max Chapuis' Specialized Levo SL
Max Chapuis has been spending winter riding and filming in the mountains near his home on a souped up Levo SL.
Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2021
Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker
Ibis's fifth-generation Ripley AF goes all-aluminum to create a 120mm-travel trail bike that's far more affordable than its carbon fiber predecessor.
Fezzari Bicycles    Jan 11, 2021
Fezzari Wire Peak eMTB Now Available with Shimano EP8 Motor Fezzari Wire Peak eMTB Now Available with Shimano EP8 Motor
The Wire Peak gets component updates along with a Shimano EP8 motor option for 2021.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 4, 2021
Review: 2021 Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX - Reasonably Priced & Ready to Rip Review: 2021 Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX - Reasonably Priced & Ready to Rip
Vitus' 140mm Escarpe gets completely redesigned for 2021 to provide even more bike for your buck, and we find out what that means on the trail.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 23, 2020
First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes
Based in the Netherlands, Instinctiv's new M Series bikes are very intriguing.
   Dec 21, 2020
Bird Launches the Aether 9AL Short Travel Trail Bike Bird Launches the Aether 9AL Short Travel Trail Bike
Following the Aether 9C Bird has now revealed an alloy version of their short travel bike.
Mike Levy    Dec 20, 2020
Field Test: Searching Out the Best Values in the Trail Bike Category Field Test: Searching Out the Best Values in the Trail Bike Category
We take a closer look at the five Field Test trail bikes to see which model gives you the most bike for your buck in each range.
COMMENCAL bicycles    Dec 10, 2020
Commencal Announces New Meta Power TR Commencal Announces New Meta Power TR
The new Meta Power TR is equipped with Shimano's new EP8 motor with a 630Wh battery.
Mike Levy    Dec 1, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper - The Do It All 'Er Field Test: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper - The Do It All 'Er
The 2021 Stumpjumper gets an all-new frame design, and that translates to a big difference out on the trail.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 1, 2020
Review: Canyon's New 2021 Spectral 29 CF 8.0 Review: Canyon's New 2021 Spectral 29 CF 8.0
The Spectral is back on big wheels for 2021, with 150mm of rear travel and a full carbon frame.
Mike Levy    Nov 28, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Ibis Mojo 4 - The Trail Rider's Trail Bike Field Test: 2021 Ibis Mojo 4 - The Trail Rider's Trail Bike
Version 4.0 of the Mojo is the longest and slackest yet, but it's still designed to be a fun-loving, 'all-mountain play bike.'
Mike Levy    Nov 24, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Giant Trance X - Computer Controlled Climbing Convenience Field Test: 2021 Giant Trance X - Computer Controlled Climbing Convenience
We put the new Trance X to the test, electronically controlled suspension and all.
Sarah Moore    Nov 23, 2020
Review: 2021 Juliana Furtado CC XO1 Review: 2021 Juliana Furtado CC XO1
The third generation of the Furtado is a highly refined all-rounder.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 17, 2020
The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium
The titanium Moorhuhn is designed to be agile, playful, and "cut corners like a chicken does."
Ed Spratt    Nov 12, 2020
Merida Launches New Ninety-Six Trail and XC Bikes Merida Launches New Ninety-Six Trail and XC Bikes
Merida has overhauled its Ninety-Six full suspension XC bike range to include both race and trail models.
Calibre Bikes    Nov 12, 2020
Video: Calibre Introduces the Triple B Pro Video: Calibre Introduces the Triple B Pro
Calibre has launched the 4th generation Triple B trail bike building upon their success with the Bossnut.
David Arthur    Nov 9, 2020
Review: Pipedream The Full Moxie Review: Pipedream The Full Moxie
Pipedream's latest creation is a steel single-pivot trail bike.
Ralf Hauser    Oct 22, 2020
First Ride: Orbea's Rise is a New Breed of eMTB First Ride: Orbea's Rise is a New Breed of eMTB
The Rise is the electrified version of the Occam, with a focus on light weight.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 22, 2020
First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet
The Escarpe and Sommet get completely updated for 2021 while still remaining very reasonably priced.
Giant Bicycles    Oct 20, 2020
Video: Marcelo Gutiérrez Helps Locals in Colombia Build New Trails Video: Marcelo Gutiérrez Helps Locals in Colombia Build New Trails
South America’s greatest DH racer helps locals build trails in his new role as a Giant ambassador.
Sarah Moore    Oct 6, 2020
Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series
Liv's new eMTB has an extended battery range and a 29-inch wheel option.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 6, 2020
Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Travel & More Adjustability Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Travel & More Adjustability
The new Stumpjumper EVO gets a little more travel and a lot more adjustable. There's also extra snack space.
Nathan Hughes    Oct 5, 2020
Bike Checks: Vali Höll's YT Fleet Bike Checks: Vali Höll's YT Fleet
A bunch of carbon and not a lot of cables among Höll's quiver of SRAM-equipped YT bikes.
Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview
We're planning the next Field Test series, this time with the latest trail and enduro bikes. And definitely no Lycra.
Mike Levy    Sep 30, 2020
Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look
Devinci's all-new Troy is a 140mm-travel trail bike that’s meant to do all the things, even if some of those things are kinda sketchy.
Pivot Cycles    Sep 29, 2020
Video: Bernard Kerr and Lada the Pup Shred London After Lockdown Video: Bernard Kerr and Lada the Pup Shred London After Lockdown
From inner-city BMX tracks to the Surrey Hills, Kerr shows off the best of London riding.
Esker Cycles    Sep 25, 2020
Esker Cycles Releases Rowl Full Suspension 29er Esker Cycles Releases Rowl Full Suspension 29er
Esker are adding a 140mm 29er to their lineup, equipped with Dave Weagle's Orion Dynamics suspension layout.
   Sep 25, 2020
Forbidden Launches Druid XT Complete Builds in the UK Forbidden Launches Druid XT Complete Builds in the UK
You can now purchase the Forbidden Druid with a full XT build and SLX builds will be coming soon.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 21, 2020
Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo
Commencal's burly trail bike has morphed into something different for 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 18, 2020
MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames
An completely revised trail bike and a few tweaks for the Damper enduro bike.
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
What's more polarizing: The trout-inspired paint or its Live Valve suspension?
Mike Kazimer    Sep 17, 2020
Video: Adam Craig Building & Riding Backcountry Trails on the Giant Trance X Video: Adam Craig Building & Riding Backcountry Trails on the Giant Trance X
After years of racing, these days Adam Craig's sights are focused on building and maintaining remote backcountry trails in Oregon.
Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2020
Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look
Salsa's new trail bike has 140mm of rear travel, a 160mm fork, and very modern geometry.
Vitus Bikes    Sep 10, 2020
Vitus Reveal their Updated Range of Hardtails and Trail Bikes for 2021 Vitus Reveal their Updated Range of Hardtails and Trail Bikes for 2021
For 2021 Vitus have put together a varied range of affordable hardtails and trail bikes that all fall under the $2,900 USD mark.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 26, 2020
First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price
Polygon's Siskiu series of bikes brings a modern design paired to a very modest price.
Sarah Moore    Aug 4, 2020
Liv Announces 29" Aluminium Version of their Intrigue Trail Bike Liv Announces 29" Aluminium Version of their Intrigue Trail Bike
Liv's latest Intrigue has shorter travel, bigger wheels, and flip-chip adjustable geometry.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 1, 2020
Switchcraft's Brit Inspired Trail Bike From the Czech Republic Switchcraft's Brit Inspired Trail Bike From the Czech Republic
Jakub Junek's 130mm travel, chromoly steel trail bike is his first attempt at a full suss frame.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 30, 2020
Bird Makes its First Carbon Frame with the Aether 9C Trail Bike Bird Makes its First Carbon Frame with the Aether 9C Trail Bike
Bird's first carbon bike features 29" wheels, 130mm of travel, and size-specific seat tube angles.
Fezzari Bicycles    Jul 23, 2020
Fezzari Releases The Delano Peak - 135/150 Big Wheeled Trail Weapon Fezzari Releases The Delano Peak - 135/150 Big Wheeled Trail Weapon
The Fezzari Delano Peak is the newest edition to the Fezzari family of suspension bikes.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 22, 2020
Review: Fezzari's New 2021 Delano Peak Review: Fezzari's New 2021 Delano Peak
The newest addition to Fezzari's lineup has 29" wheels, 135mm of rear travel, and a 150mm fork.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 21, 2020
Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150 Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150
Spot adds two new bikes to their lineup, both with titanium leaf springs and impressively light weights.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 15, 2020
Bike Check: Ralf Holleis' Euro-Tastic Moorhuhn 129 Bike Check: Ralf Holleis' Euro-Tastic Moorhuhn 129
This polished beauty is comfortably in the running for sexiest bike of the year.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2020
Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails
It looks like an extra-slack version of the Honzo is on the way, along with a complete Shonky dirt jumper.
Revel Bikes    Jun 22, 2020
Revel Bikes Introduce the Ranger Trail Bike Revel Bikes Introduce the Ranger Trail Bike
Revel Bikes unveils the new Ranger bike that combines XC efficiency with their CBF suspension platform.
Dan Roberts    Jun 19, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Yeti SB140 Behind the Numbers: Yeti SB140
Take a deep dive into the numbers behind Yeti's Switch Infinity suspension design.
Dan Roberts    Jun 18, 2020
Last Bikes Launch the 2021 Glen & Coal Last Bikes Launch the 2021 Glen & Coal
Last bikes have added two new bikes to their range that use the same frame to offer options for trail and enduro riding.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 16, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Santa Cruz 5010 - Get Jibby With It First Ride: 2021 Santa Cruz 5010 - Get Jibby With It
The 5010 gets a new frame design, and undergoes the longer and slacker treatment.
Dan Roberts    Jun 15, 2020
Bike Check: Kurtis Downs' Fezzari Signal Peak Slopestyle Bike Check: Kurtis Downs' Fezzari Signal Peak Slopestyle
Moto, BMX, slopestyle; if it has two wheels, Nitro Circus regular Kurtis Downs can get wild with it.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 15, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Commencal Meta TR - Is Mini-Enduro a Thing? First Ride: 2021 Commencal Meta TR - Is Mini-Enduro a Thing?
Commencal are calling the new 140mm Meta TR a mini-enduro bike, but with a longer reach and a slacker head angle there's not much 'mini' about this bike.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 9, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Ibis Mojo 4 - Longer, Slacker, & Lighter First Ride: 2021 Ibis Mojo 4 - Longer, Slacker, & Lighter
Don't worry, the fourth generation of the 130mm Mojo is still nice and lively.
Dan Roberts    Jun 5, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Ibis Ripmo V2 Behind the Numbers: Ibis Ripmo V2
Get down and nerdy with this analysis of the latest version of the Ripmo.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 3, 2020
Video: Forbidden Bike Co. Announce Complete Druid Builds & 3 New Frame Colors Video: Forbidden Bike Co. Announce Complete Druid Builds & 3 New Frame Colors
Forbidden are now offering an XT and SLX complete build for their Druid bike along with new frame color options.
Dan Roberts    May 29, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Unno Dash Behind the Numbers: Unno Dash
It doesn't get much more exotic than Unno's 130mm-travel, Spanish-made trail bike. Let's take a closer look at the Dash's suspension to find out what's going on.
Dan Roberts    May 15, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Commencal Meta TR 29 Behind the Numbers: Commencal Meta TR 29
Dig deep into the numbers that make the Meta TR work so well out on the trail.
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.
James Smurthwaite    May 4, 2020
Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status? Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status?
It looks like a new Status trail bike is on the way...and it's running two different wheel sizes.
George Milner    May 1, 2020
Video & Photo Story: A Custom Painted Santa Cruz Bronson Dream Build Video & Photo Story: A Custom Painted Santa Cruz Bronson Dream Build
This one takes Gee Milner's Dream Build series to the next level, going behind the scenes of stripping and painting up a Bronson.
   Apr 28, 2020
PYGA's New Carbon Trail Bike - Handmade in South Africa PYGA's New Carbon Trail Bike - Handmade in South Africa
Pyga are working on a new marathon / light trail bike that's produced in South Africa.
Mike Levy    Apr 21, 2020
Field Trip: 8 Value Bikes VS the Impossible Climb, 1 Huge Upset Field Trip: 8 Value Bikes VS the Impossible Climb, 1 Huge Upset
Did the $1,300 Bossnut really out-climb bikes that cost more than twice as much?
Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Choose Your Field Trip Trail Bike Pinkbike Poll: Choose Your Field Trip Trail Bike
The year is 2020 and you're ready to spend your state-rationed corona coins on a new bike for those social distancing trail rides.
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    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 Kazimer    Mar 26, 2020
Field Trip: Giant's $1,800 Stance 1 - More Traditional Than Trendy Field Trip: Giant's $1,800 Stance 1 - More Traditional Than Trendy
The Stance's price and parts look attractive on paper, but out on the trail....
Mike Levy    Mar 19, 2020
Opinion: 4 Lessons From Riding Inexpensive Bikes Opinion: 4 Lessons From Riding Inexpensive Bikes
Lessons from two weeks in the desert riding budget bikes.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 10, 2020
First Look: 2020 Canyon Neuron:ON eMTB First Look: 2020 Canyon Neuron:ON eMTB
The Neuron:ON receives more integration along with charging ports for accessories in the first update since its debut last year.
Deviate Cycles    Mar 6, 2020
Deviate Cycles Releases Highlander High Pivot Trail Bike Deviate Cycles Releases Highlander High Pivot Trail Bike
Deviate release a shorter travel platform developed and tested the Highlander in the rugged Scottish Highlands.
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.
Jamis® Bikes    Feb 12, 2020
Jamis Introduces New Carbon Portal and Hardline Models Jamis Introduces New Carbon Portal and Hardline Models
Jamis' 130mm Portal 29" and the 160mm Hardline 27.5" are now available with carbon frames.
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.
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.
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?
Daniel Sapp    Jan 16, 2020
YT Releases New Aluminum Jeffsy Base YT Releases New Aluminum Jeffsy Base
YT's new Aluminum Jeffsy Base has updated geometry and is available in both 27.5" and 29" wheel sizes.
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 Levy    Dec 26, 2019
Field Test: 13 Bikes VS The Impossible Climb Field Test: 13 Bikes VS The Impossible Climb
Thirteen bikes compete for honors up a tricky climb littered with roots, wet rocks, tight corners... And banana peels?
Dan Roberts    Dec 19, 2019
Nicolai Launch Bike Park Approved Saturn 14 ST Nicolai Launch Bike Park Approved Saturn 14 ST
Nicolai have beefed up their Saturn 14 trail bike, and it's now ready for more aggressive riding and burlier forks.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 18, 2019
Starling Cycles' New Twist Has 160mm of Travel and Mixed Wheel Sizes Starling Cycles' New Twist Has 160mm of Travel and Mixed Wheel Sizes
Starling describe their latest steel creation as "a sledge hammer up front, a machete on the rear."
Daniel Sapp    Dec 17, 2019
Radon Release New Render eMTB Radon Release New Render eMTB
Radon's Render eMTB utilizes Bosch's Gen4 motor and is available in four different models.
Pace Cycles    Dec 17, 2019
Pace Cycles Launch RC295 Trail Bike Pace Cycles Launch RC295 Trail Bike
The new RC295 has 135mm of rear travel and thoroughly modern geometry numbers.
   Dec 3, 2019
Cotic Launches 2020 FlareMAX - The Ultimate All Rounder Cotic Launches 2020 FlareMAX - The Ultimate All Rounder
The FlareMAX, Cotic's full suspension 29er trail bike, is updated for 2020 with new geometry, more travel, revised kinematics and new colours.
Mike Levy    Dec 3, 2019
First Look: Cotic's 2020 FlareMAX 29er Trail Bike First Look: Cotic's 2020 FlareMAX 29er Trail Bike
As British as Yorkshire Pudding and Coronation Street, but probably a lot more fun.
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.
Mike Levy    Nov 19, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Intense Primer S - Mixed Wheel Corner Carver Field Test: 2020 Intense Primer S - Mixed Wheel Corner Carver
The all-new Primer S is Intense's go at a trail bike with a 29" front wheel and 27.5" rear wheel, but do mixed wheels just end up sending mixed signals?
Daniel Sapp    Nov 19, 2019
Marin Debuts Rift Zone Carbon Marin Debuts Rift Zone Carbon
The Rift Zone trail bike gets a carbon front triangle, but the price remains reasonable.
Mike Levy    Nov 12, 2019
2020 Field Test: Norco Optic - Short on Travel, Not on Capability 2020 Field Test: Norco Optic - Short on Travel, Not on Capability
The all-new Optic is what happens when you make fun the main priority by combining smart geometry with short travel.
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.
Nukeproof    Nov 4, 2019
Video: Sam Hill Goes Downcountry on the Nukeproof Reactor Video: Sam Hill Goes Downcountry on the Nukeproof Reactor
Sam takes a spin on the bike he calls, “The mistress to my Mega”.
Rocky Mountain    Oct 30, 2019
Rocky Mountain Announces Limited Edition Instinct Carbon 99 Rocky Mountain Announces Limited Edition Instinct Carbon 99
There are only 20 available, so you can buy all of them for approximately the same price as a Lamborghini Huracán.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 29, 2019
First Look: Morph Cycles' Prototype Steel Full Suss First Look: Morph Cycles' Prototype Steel Full Suss
Morph Cycles are a new British brand that will be entering the market with a steel single pivot design.
Sarah Moore    Oct 25, 2019
Bike Check: Aggy's Evil Wreckoning LB 'The Only Trail Bike at Rampage 2019' Bike Check: Aggy's Evil Wreckoning LB 'The Only Trail Bike at Rampage 2019'
The 29er Wreckoning LB frame with 161mm of rear travel that Graham Agassiz is riding today is fitted with 27.5" wheels, a 200mm fork and a 1.5 degree angleset to give it a 63° head tube angle.

 
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