Tags: XC Bikes
Sarah Moore    Aug 20, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Liv Pique 29 - A World Cup Ready XC Bike First Ride: 2020 Liv Pique 29 - A World Cup Ready XC Bike
The Liv Pique has morphed from a small-wheeled trail bike into a big-wheeled cross-country race machine.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 6, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Specialized Epic HT - The World's Lightest Production Hardtail First Ride: 2020 Specialized Epic HT - The World's Lightest Production Hardtail
Specialized's new Epic hardtail gets longer, slacker, and lighter than ever.
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.
Mike Levy    Jul 13, 2019
Bike Check: Felix Burke's BCBR-Winning Rocky Mountain Element Bike Check: Felix Burke's BCBR-Winning Rocky Mountain Element
The fastest bike (and racer) used tire inserts to win one of the most technically challenging cross-country stage races in the world.
Mike Levy    Jul 13, 2019
Bike Check: Katerina Nash's BCBR-Winning Orbea Oiz Bike Check: Katerina Nash's BCBR-Winning Orbea Oiz
While others chose more forgiving machines, Katerina Nash rode her purebred cross-country race bike to victory at the BCBR.
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.
Richard Cunningham    May 26, 2019
5 XC Race Weapons from the 2019 Nove Mesto World Cup 5 XC Race Weapons from the 2019 Nove Mesto World Cup
The battle for cross-country supremacy was fought with lungs, legs, and... some new technology.
Daniel Sapp    May 23, 2019
First Ride: Trek's 2020 Top Fuel Gets a Little More Travel & a Lot More Aggressive First Ride: Trek's 2020 Top Fuel Gets a Little More Travel & a Lot More Aggressive
Trek sends its premier dual-suspension XC race bike to the aggressive trail bike gym.
James Huang    May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
The new Mach 4 SL is Pivot's premier cross-country race bike.
Richard Cunningham    May 20, 2019
First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing First Look: Mondraker's F-Podium Brings Forward Geometry to XC Racing
Mondraker blends its forward geometry and Zero suspension system with the latest carbon manufacturing technology to take XC racing to the next level
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.
Sarah Moore    Apr 14, 2019
Liv's Prototype XC Bike - Sea Otter 2019 Liv's Prototype XC Bike - Sea Otter 2019
American long-distance mountain bike racer Kaysee Armstrong was spotted on this Liv prototype during the XC race at Sea Otter.
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.
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.
Mike Levy    Oct 22, 2018
Review: Yeti's New SB100 Review: Yeti's New SB100
How good can 100mm of travel actually be?
Daniel Sapp    Jul 9, 2018
Review: Kona Satori DL Review: Kona Satori DL
The Satori isn't your typical 130mm 29er - find out what makes this orange machine stand out from the crowd.
David Arthur    Jul 2, 2018
Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite
Type “XC bikes are dead” into Google and you get 385,000 results. But if the new Intense Sniper taught me anything, it’s that short travel bikes with proper modern geometry, wide bars, and a dropper post make a complete mockery of this myth.
Mike Levy    Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
Remember the Blur? It's back as a sporty, 100mm-travel cross-country bike, and Levy's been riding and racing it to see how it performs.
David Arthur    Jul 31, 2017
Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review
There’s no shortage of good 140mm travel 29" bikes on the market these days. Here's how the Cube Stereo stacks up to the competition.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 21, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
BMC Synchronizes the dropper seatpost with the shock's remote lockout and reinvents the trail bike.
Mike Levy    May 8, 2017
Scott Spark 900 - Review Scott Spark 900 - Review
Levy finds out what the completely redesigned, 120mm-travel Scott Spark is all about.
Vernon Felton    Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
We've had both the Santa Cruz Tallboy and Hightower in our stable this season. Here's how both bikes fared in the wild.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2016
Yeti SB4.5c - Review Yeti SB4.5c - Review
Big wheels? Short travel? Loads of fun? The SB4.5c checks all the boxes.
Ian Chu    May 2, 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy - 初體驗 Santa Cruz Tallboy - 初體驗
新版Tallboy 與 Joplin 擁有嶄新幾何,增加了實戰能力。
Vernon Felton    Apr 26, 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride Santa Cruz Tallboy - First Ride
The new Tallboy and Joplin models get a small boost in rear travel and a big increase in capability.
Vernon Felton    Apr 25, 2016
Niner RKT 9 RDO 2-Star Build - Review Niner RKT 9 RDO 2-Star Build - Review
When you call a bike a "rocket", it has a lot to live up to. How does Niner's all-new cross-country weapon measure up to its moniker?
Mike Levy    Mar 28, 2016
Fuji Rakan 1.3 - Review Fuji Rakan 1.3 - Review
Fuji's 120mm travel Rakan is a short-travel trailbike with the heart of a cross-country weapon.
Mike Levy    Sep 21, 2015
Cannondale Habit Carbon SE - Review Cannondale Habit Carbon SE - Review
It's missing half its fork and some might say a bunch of wheel travel, but the Habit can't be defined by numbers or its appearance.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 15, 2015
Pivot Mach 4 Carbon - Review Pivot Mach 4 Carbon - Review
PB gives the new carbon fiber version of Pivot's original cross-country trailbike a run for its money.
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 6, 2015
Specialized Rumor Expert EVO 29 - Review Specialized Rumor Expert EVO 29 - Review
Specialized mixes big wheels and their EVO tweaks to create a female-specific trail bike, and we put that recipe to the test.
Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2015
Salsa Bucksaw - Review Salsa Bucksaw - Review
Salsa's full-suspension fat bike looks to raise the bar when it comes to fun, but just how capable is this big tire brawler?
Mike Levy    Jun 3, 2013
Ibis Ripley Review Ibis Ripley Review
How does Ibis' first 29er offering hold up to hard miles in the Pacific Northwest rain?
Matt Wragg    Feb 25, 2013
Lapierre X-Flow 712 Review Lapierre X-Flow 712 Review
Lapierre's 120mm carbon fiber trail weapon is put to the test.
Mike Levy    Jan 30, 2012
Felt Virtue Sport Review Felt Virtue Sport Review
Find out how Felt's $1999.99 Virtue Sport, complete with their Equilink suspension, performs on the trails.
Tyler Maine    Apr 29, 2009
Sea Otter - Tomac Carbide SL Sea Otter - Tomac Carbide SL
Source: Tomac Bikes

Over three years in development, the Carbide SL is the ultimate in lightweight, stiffness and pedaling efficiency. At a scant 4.4 pound frame weight with DT Swiss carbon shock, it’s one of the lightest XC full suspension bikes on the market, and certainly the stiffest. The Carbide SL can be hammered through anything an XC rider or racer could throw at it.
Mike Estes    Feb 20, 2008
Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29'er - Review Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29'er - Review
When the 29'er hit the market, there were instant skeptics and equipment problems. But with a amazing dedication to Mountain Biking, The Gary Fisher Bicycle Company set out to change the standard of 29'ers, Mr Fisher loves the 29'er and it shows in the final product. Let me share my story in hopes of inspiring you to simply "try one out!"

 
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