Tags: Trail Bikes
Matt Beer    Oct 12, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy - Adaptability Meets Affordability First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy - Adaptability Meets Affordability
There's now an aluminum version of the Stumpjumper EVO, complete with a SWAT box for snack storage.
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 21, 2021
First Look: Transition Launch Alloy Scout and Sentinel First Look: Transition Launch Alloy Scout and Sentinel
Aluminum is back on the menu for Transition's popular Scout and Sentinel models.
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.
Matt Beer    Aug 2, 2021
Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson - Mixed Wheels For Mixed Intentions Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson - Mixed Wheels For Mixed Intentions
The new Bronson is ready for big pedal missions or a session at your local jumps.
Nathan Hughes    Jul 12, 2021
Staff Rides: Photographer Nathan Hughes' Intense Primer S Staff Rides: Photographer Nathan Hughes' Intense Primer S
Nathan Hughes didn't hold back on the build for his mixed-wheel machine.
   Jun 22, 2021
Video: Groms Going Big on Propain's New Yuma in 'It's Playtime' Video: Groms Going Big on Propain's New Yuma in 'It's Playtime'
The next generation has the tools to go bigger than ever before.
   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.
Alicia Leggett    May 10, 2021
We Are One Composites Drops Teaser Info About Made-in-Canada Carbon Frame We Are One Composites Drops Teaser Info About Made-in-Canada Carbon Frame
We Are One probably won't be known primarily as a rim manufacturer for much longer.
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 6, 2021
Field Trip: Marin's $2,849 Rift Zone Is An XC Bike at Heart Field Trip: Marin's $2,849 Rift Zone Is An XC Bike at Heart
The Rift Zone is more aggressive than an XC bike, but its roots are cross-country.
Alicia Leggett    May 5, 2021
Thought Experiment: What's the Heaviest Trail Bike We Could Build for $10k? Thought Experiment: What's the Heaviest Trail Bike We Could Build for $10k?
This one's for the 'weight doesn't matter' crowd.
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.
Sarah Moore    Apr 19, 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
5 hardtails and 5 full-suspension bikes under $3,000 put to the test on the Sunshine Coast.
Seb Stott    Apr 14, 2021
New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021 New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021
The Fugitive now has 138mm of rear travel and a .5-degree slacker head angle.
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.
Henry Quinney    Mar 24, 2021
First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight
The Cinto has 145mm of rear travel and a lightweight carbon frame.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 23, 2021
Review: The 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark Review: The 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
The third generation of the Levo advances the eMTB game to the next level.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 9, 2021
Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90
The Instinct returns, with 140mm of travel and a familiar looking frame.
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.
Henry Quinney    Feb 18, 2021
First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb
The Madonna now has a shorter travel sibling.
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.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 15, 2021
Bike Check: Pyga's Custom 1993 Iron Horse FS Works Inspired Hyrax Bike Check: Pyga's Custom 1993 Iron Horse FS Works Inspired Hyrax
A custom build inspired by Dave Cullinan's World Cup winning frame.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 4, 2021
YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift
The Izzo Blaze gets a 140mm fork and ditches the remote lockout.
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.
Ralf Hauser    Feb 2, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
The Hugene gets 10mm more rear travel and updated geometry for 2021.
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.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 18, 2021
Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er
Eric Tomczak's long-term dream was to handcraft a full suspension bike. Now, he's done it.
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.
Sarah Moore    Dec 11, 2020
Bike Check: Cole Bernier's Bowhead Reach 3-Wheeled Adaptive eMTB Bike Check: Cole Bernier's Bowhead Reach 3-Wheeled Adaptive eMTB
Take a closer look at Cole Bernier's bike park shredding machine.
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 9, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel) The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel)
If you've read the Field Test reviews and still want more info, today's Pinkpod is a must-listen.
Salsa Cycles    Dec 7, 2020
Video: Salsa Cassidy & Blackthorn Development Story Video: Salsa Cassidy & Blackthorn Development Story
An inside look at how Salsa's biggest, most aggressive mountain bikes came to be.
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 30, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Actofive P-Train - Not Your Typical Trail Bike Field Test: 2021 Actofive P-Train - Not Your Typical Trail Bike
It's German, steel, and it has a high pivot suspension layout.
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.
Canfield Bikes    Nov 24, 2020
Canfield Bikes Introduces Lithium and Tilt 29ers Canfield Bikes Introduces Lithium and Tilt 29ers
A new trail bike and an enduro bike have been added to the Canfield lineup.
Mike Levy    Nov 23, 2020
Welcome to the 2021 Field Test: Trail & Enduro Bikes Welcome to the 2021 Field Test: Trail & Enduro Bikes
The 10 trail bikes featured in this Field Test are revealed, as well as a look at how we tested.
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.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 20, 2020
Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike
Cotic add a new steel all-rounder into their lineup.
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.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 3, 2020
Nicolai Launch Gearbox Equipped Saturn 14 GPI Trail Bike Nicolai Launch Gearbox Equipped Saturn 14 GPI Trail Bike
Want a belt drive gearbox trail bike? Nicolai have you covered.
Nick Bentley    Oct 27, 2020
Bike Check: Dan Clark's Privateer 141 Bike Check: Dan Clark's Privateer 141
Simplicity is key in this trail bike from Privateer.
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.
Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
There's been a BIG change, even if the newest Stumpy doesn't look all that different.
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.
Dan Roberts    Aug 5, 2020
Giant Announces an Updated Trance X 29 with More Travel Giant Announces an Updated Trance X 29 with More Travel
135mm travel and some geometry adjustment for the updated Trance
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.
   Jul 22, 2020
Video: Evan Mercure Shreds the Updated 2021 Marin Hawk Hill Video: Evan Mercure Shreds the Updated 2021 Marin Hawk Hill
Marin's Hawk Hill trail bike gets some spec updates for 2021.
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.
Dan Roberts    Jul 10, 2020
Behind the Numbers: 5 Trail Bikes Compared Behind the Numbers: 5 Trail Bikes Compared
The Ibis Ripmo, Unno Dash, Norco Sight, Commencal Meta TR, and Yeti SB140 compared.
Ed Spratt    Jul 2, 2020
Nukeproof Release Limited Edition Reactor 290c Worx Nukeproof Release Limited Edition Reactor 290c Worx
Nukeproof celebrates 30 years with a limited edition bike.
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.
NS Bikes    Jun 25, 2020
Video: NS Bikes Launches an Aluminum Version of the Define Video: NS Bikes Launches an Aluminum Version of the Define
A more affordable aluminium version of the Define is now available.
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.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 15, 2020
The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’ The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’
Wow. German frame builder Ralf Holleis' latest creation looks incredible.
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.
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.
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.
Ed Spratt    May 28, 2020
Rose Unveils 2021 Root Miller & Ground Control Trail Bikes Rose Unveils 2021 Root Miller & Ground Control Trail Bikes
Rose Bikes has announced the details of the 150mm Root Miller and 120mm Ground Control.
Dan Roberts    May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
The Sight's suspension analyzed, explained, and compared.
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.
   May 13, 2020
Video: Actofive's Steel & Aluminum High Pivot Trail Bike Video: Actofive's Steel & Aluminum High Pivot Trail Bike
Get ready to drool over this new German trail machine.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 30, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: Psycle Werks Wild Hare Now THAT Was a Bike: Psycle Werks Wild Hare
Travel back to the early 2000s on this California-made aluminum trail bike.
   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 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?
James Smurthwaite    Apr 27, 2020
Nukeproof Releases a Limited Short Travel, Lightweight Edition of the Reactor Nukeproof Releases a Limited Short Travel, Lightweight Edition of the Reactor
Nukeproof unveil a limited edition short-travel version of their Reactor trail bike.
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 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It? Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
Don't accidentally trade your Xbox for a lemon.
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 Kazimer    Apr 11, 2020
Field Trip: YT's $2,299 Jeffsy Base 29 - A Value Packed All-Rounder Field Trip: YT's $2,299 Jeffsy Base 29 - A Value Packed All-Rounder
The $2,299 Jeffsy offers an incredible price to performance ratio.
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 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 Kazimer    Mar 25, 2020
Field Trip: Kona's $1,499 Honzo - An Overgrown Dirt Jumper Field Trip: Kona's $1,499 Honzo - An Overgrown Dirt Jumper
We put the entry-level version of the Honzo hardtail to the test.
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.
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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.
Transition Bikes    Feb 13, 2020
Video: Transition Releases the New Scout Trail Bike Video: Transition Releases the New Scout Trail Bike
The new Scout is Transition's modern-day take on the Bottlerocket.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 13, 2020
First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon
The Scout has a new look, along with more travel and updated 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 Kazimer    Nov 15, 2019
Banshee Announces Updated Prime, Phantom & Spitfire Frames Banshee Announces Updated Prime, Phantom & Spitfire Frames
Banshee's trio of trail bikes received significant updates for 2020.
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.
NS Bikes    Nov 7, 2019
NS Bikes Launches Carbon 'Define' Platform with Adjustable Geometry NS Bikes Launches Carbon 'Define' Platform with Adjustable Geometry
NS Bikes carbon-ize their 29er trail and enduro platforms.
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.
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.
Norco Bicycles    Oct 15, 2019
Video: Bryn Atkinson Rides the 2020 Norco Optic Video: Bryn Atkinson Rides the 2020 Norco Optic
Bryn throws Norco's new trail bike around like only he can.
Mike Levy    Oct 15, 2019
First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun
Norco's all-new 2020 Optic combines new school geometry with short travel to create one extra-fun trail bike.
Matt Wragg    Oct 12, 2019
6 eMTBs from the Roc - Roc D'Azur 2019 6 eMTBs from the Roc - Roc D'Azur 2019
A bike show in mainland Europe means one thing these days: eMTBs. Lots of them.
Matt Wragg    Oct 12, 2019
Origine - A New Direct Sales Brand From France - Roc D'Azur 2019 Origine - A New Direct Sales Brand From France - Roc D'Azur 2019
Origine launch their mtb range with 2 trail and xc focussed platforms.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 7, 2019
Review: Vitus Escarpe 29 VR Review: Vitus Escarpe 29 VR
Vitus redefines the classic mountain bike with a killer component spec and sticker price that is tough to beat.
Vitus Bikes    Oct 3, 2019
Vitus Launch Affordable, 140mm Travel Mythique Trail Bike Vitus Launch Affordable, 140mm Travel Mythique Trail Bike
Vitus launches an entirely new range of bikes that all fall under the $2,000 USD mark.
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 27, 2019
First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjumper Inspired by Pemberton, BC First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjumper Inspired by Pemberton, BC
The new, Pemberton-approved spec for the Stumpjumper includes a coil-sprung shock and Magura brakes
Daniel Sapp    Sep 23, 2019
Review: Marin Mount Vision - Strange Looks, Intriguing Performance Review: Marin Mount Vision - Strange Looks, Intriguing Performance
The frame shape may be polarizing, but how does the Mount Vision perform?
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.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 8, 2019
4 New eMTBs (Plus New eMTB Tech) - Eurobike 2019 4 New eMTBs (Plus New eMTB Tech) - Eurobike 2019
There was an unbelievable amount of eMTB stuff at Eurobike, and among all the fluff there were more than a few interesting bits.
Pinkbike Originals    Sep 5, 2019
Video: Hover Shocks, German Trail Bikes, and Finnish Tire Inserts  - Eurobike 2019 Video: Hover Shocks, German Trail Bikes, and Finnish Tire Inserts - Eurobike 2019
Taking shocks apart, talking tire inserts, and a new trail bike that's all about options.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 3, 2019
First Ride: Devinci's New Django Carbon 29 First Ride: Devinci's New Django Carbon 29
Devinci's new Django 29 has 120mm of travel and an aggressive spec that caters to a wide spread of riders.
   Aug 26, 2019
Radon Announces Revised Slide Trail Lineup for 2020 Radon Announces Revised Slide Trail Lineup for 2020
Same frame, new specs. Still only available with a maximum 481mm reach.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 26, 2019
First Look: Marin's New Rift Zone 3 - An Affordable Shredder First Look: Marin's New Rift Zone 3 - An Affordable Shredder
Marin's redesigned Rift Zone has the right parts, the right numbers, and the right price tag for skilled enthusiasts in search of a capable trail bike
COMMENCAL bicycles    Aug 26, 2019
Commencal Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Oil-Slicked 'XX Edition' Meta AM 29 Commencal Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Oil-Slicked 'XX Edition' Meta AM 29
Only 99 of them are available from the 20-years young brand that's given rise to some of the sport's biggest stars.
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.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 14, 2019
Bike Check: The First Pole Stamina 140 Bike Check: The First Pole Stamina 140
Leo Kokkonen walks us through his latest design and talks about what he's learned since Pole launched the Machine only a year ago.
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?
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain    Dec 6, 2018
Video: Trading Carbon For Alloy on a Sea to Sky Shred Video: Trading Carbon For Alloy on a Sea to Sky Shred
Dylan Forbes, Jakob Jewett and Justin Roy, three Sea to Sky shredders, trade their carbon steeds in for alloy ones.
Mike Levy    Dec 4, 2018
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review - Field Test Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review - Field Test
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.
Mike Levy    Sep 9, 2018
Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's Enduro-fied Yeti SB130 Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's Enduro-fied Yeti SB130
Kabush's beefed-up trail bike is ready for some enduro racing, but can the Canadian defend his back-to-back Trans-Cascadia wins?
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...
Sarah Moore    Aug 8, 2018
First Look: 2019 Liv Intrigue Advanced First Look: 2019 Liv Intrigue Advanced
We take a look at Liv's new carbon 27.5" women's specific trail bike.
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.
Paul Aston    Jun 24, 2018
Bernard Kerr's Winning DS Bike Check - Crankworx Les Gets 2018 Bernard Kerr's Winning DS Bike Check - Crankworx Les Gets 2018
Kerr took the Dual Slalom win on a 140mm travel, 27.5" wheeled Pivot Mach 5.5.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 22, 2018
Bike Check: Kirt Voreis' Niner Prototype - Crankworx Les Gets 2018 Bike Check: Kirt Voreis' Niner Prototype - Crankworx Les Gets 2018
The man who can do everything on a trail bike shows off his 27.5-inch-wheel Niner. More irony than a mid-90s Alanis Morissette concert.
Film This Tyler    Jun 14, 2018
Video: Tom Wheeler's Ingenuity Lets Him Ride One Handed Video: Tom Wheeler's Ingenuity Lets Him Ride One Handed
A custom, one-off, one-hand-specific Mondraker Foxy designed for brachial plexus injury sufferer, We Won't Be Broken's Tom Wheeler.

 
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