Tags: XC Bikes
Sarah Moore    Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
How much has cross-country geometry evolved in the past two years?
Sarah Moore    Jul 29, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Cannondale Scalpel - Deceptively Fast Field Test: 2021 Cannondale Scalpel - Deceptively Fast
The Scalpel proves that a bike doesn't have to feel harsh to be fast on the climbs.
Sarah Moore    Jul 28, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Trek Supercaliber - Short On Travel, Not on Traction Field Test: 2020 Trek Supercaliber - Short On Travel, Not on Traction
A pure cross-country race bike designed with Olympic cross-country in mind, featuring just 60mm of rear travel.
Dan Roberts    Jul 28, 2020
Giant Launches Its Lightest Ever Aluminium Hardtail to Bring More Affordability to XC Bikes Giant Launches Its Lightest Ever Aluminium Hardtail to Bring More Affordability to XC Bikes
The 2021 XTC SLR ha a frame weight that encroaches into the territory of some carbon fibre composite frames.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 24, 2020
Super Lightweight Components From XC Race Bikes Super Lightweight Components From XC Race Bikes
Take a look back at some of the lightest components we've seen at XC races over the years.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 21, 2020
First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter
Orbea's 2021 Oiz XC bike receives updates including a lighter OMX frame.
Mike Levy    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike
It has just 120mm of travel, but this ain't your dad's cross-country bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115 First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115
Yeti says the SB115 "looks like an SB100, rides like an SB130."
James Smurthwaite    Jun 29, 2020
Bike vs Bike - Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney's Scott Sparks Bike vs Bike - Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney's Scott Sparks
There are the bikes that Kate and Nino would have been riding at XC World Champs in Albstadt.
Ed Spratt    Jun 28, 2020
Round Up: 23 XC World Champs Bikes Round Up: 23 XC World Champs Bikes
Looking back at five years of custom World Championship race machines.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 24, 2020
On the Fence: Specialized Epic EVO vs. Cannondale Scalpel SE On the Fence: Specialized Epic EVO vs. Cannondale Scalpel SE
Two brand new bikes with similar XC / trail intentions - how do the numbers compare?
Guerrilla Gravity    Jun 24, 2020
Guerrilla Gravity Launches Limited Edition Trail Pistol Race SL Guerrilla Gravity Launches Limited Edition Trail Pistol Race SL
Guerilla Gravity has put together a limited edition run of just 25 Trail Pistol Race SL models.
James Smurthwaite    May 22, 2020
The Best Tech From Nove Mesto XC World Cups The Best Tech From Nove Mesto XC World Cups
6 years of XC bike evolution in the Czech Republic.
Daniel Sapp    May 21, 2020
First Ride: Cannondale's All-New Scalpel SE First Ride: Cannondale's All-New Scalpel SE
The Scalpel gets a significant update, and there are now two models - one with 100mm of travel, and the other with 120mm.
Mike Levy    May 8, 2020
Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike? Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike?
Does a flat-bar gravel bike appeal to you, or is this just a mountain bike with not enough tire clearance?
Gustav Gullholm    Apr 29, 2020
Video: XC Meets BMX? Dangerholm’s Completely Custom Scott Spark Video: XC Meets BMX? Dangerholm’s Completely Custom Scott Spark
What happens if you take a World Cup proven XC frame and build it up with components worthy of a place on an EWS bike? Dangerholm finds out.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2020
Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020 Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020
The new Hei Hei is a 120mm-travel cross-country-ish 29er that's ideal for all-day adventures.
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.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 6, 2019
Bike Check: Jolanda Neff's Trek Supercaliber - Snowshoe XC World Cup 2019 Bike Check: Jolanda Neff's Trek Supercaliber - Snowshoe XC World Cup 2019
Jolanda has been racing it "in secret" for most of the season. Check out the details of her new machine and learn how she sets it up for different tracks
Trek Bikes    Sep 5, 2019
Video: Jolanda Neff Gets Weird on the New Trek Supercaliber Video: Jolanda Neff Gets Weird on the New Trek Supercaliber
They missed the "weird MTB marketing videos" post by a few weeks, but it's always nice to see something a bit different.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 5, 2019
First Ride: Trek's New Supercaliber XC Race Bike First Ride: Trek's New Supercaliber XC Race Bike
The 2020 Supercaliber has 60mm of rear travel and a unique IsoStrut suspension design.
David Arthur    Sep 2, 2019
Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling
Modern cross-country bikes are getting more capable than ever, and Mondraker's F-Podium RR is a prime example.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2019
Trek's New XC Race Bike Breaks Cover at Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs Trek's New XC Race Bike Breaks Cover at Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs
The wrap has been removed - take a look at what appears to be Trek's new XC race machine.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 30, 2019
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Champs 2019 Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Champs 2019
Canadian Catharine Pendrel is no stranger to the World Cup podium. Check out the Orbea Oiz she's racing this weekend.
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.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 8, 2019
Bike Check: Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic - Vallnord World Cup XC 2019 Bike Check: Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic - Vallnord World Cup XC 2019
Kiwi Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic has a mix of lightweight parts, RockShox suspension, and a stem slammed to the max.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 6, 2019
Bike Check: Kate Courtney's Scott Contessa Spark RC - Vallnord World Cup XC 2019 Bike Check: Kate Courtney's Scott Contessa Spark RC - Vallnord World Cup XC 2019
Limited edition bikes are all the rage. Check out Kate Courtney's unique Scott Contessa Spark RC from Vallnord.
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.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 12, 2019
Bike Check: Kate Courtney's Scott Scale - Sea Otter 2019 Bike Check: Kate Courtney's Scott Scale - Sea Otter 2019
The XC World Champion is racing her hardtail here in California.
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.
Sarah Moore    Apr 9, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
Department-store bikes look a lot better than they used to.
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?
Richard Cunningham    Aug 26, 2018
XC Bike Checks from the La Bresse World Cup 2018 XC Bike Checks from the La Bresse World Cup 2018
PB photographers Irmo Keizer and Dave Trumpore return from the XC World Cup pits with more crazy tech.
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.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 7, 2018
Bike Check: Nino Schurter's 60th Anniversary Edition Scott Spark - Val di Sole World Cup 2018 Bike Check: Nino Schurter's 60th Anniversary Edition Scott Spark - Val di Sole World Cup 2018
Nino Schurter's 60th anniversary edition Scott Spark has a throwback theme for the 2018 Val di Sole World Cup.
David Arthur    Jul 2, 2018
Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite
Type “XC bikes are dead” into Google and you get 385,000 results. But if the new Intense Sniper taught me anything, it’s that short travel bikes with proper modern geometry, wide bars, and a dropper post make a complete mockery of this myth.
Mike Kazimer    May 25, 2018
Bike Check: Vlad Dascalu's Protek 29FS - Nove Mesto World Cup XC Bike Check: Vlad Dascalu's Protek 29FS - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Take a closer look at this made-in-Italy carbon fiber speed machine.
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.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 9, 2018
Anton Cooper's Trek Procaliber Hardtail at Stellenbosch World Cup XCO - Bike Check Anton Cooper's Trek Procaliber Hardtail at Stellenbosch World Cup XCO - Bike Check
New Zealand's youth phenom will be bucking the short-travel dual-suspension trend.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 9, 2018
Thömus Lightrider Dual-Suspension 29er at Stellenbosch World Cup XCO - Bike Check Thömus Lightrider Dual-Suspension 29er at Stellenbosch World Cup XCO - Bike Check
Thömus brings a new dual-suspension 29er machine to the World Cup in South Africa for the Flückiger brothers, Alessandra Keller and Kathrin Stirnemann.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 6, 2017
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Cairns XC World Champs 2017 Manuel Fumic's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Cairns XC World Champs 2017
Take a closer look at Manuel Fumic's cross-country speed demon.
Vernon Felton    Aug 3, 2017
Erin Huck's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017 Erin Huck's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017
What is the 2017 Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Champ racing this weekend? Here's a look at Erin Huck's Cannondale Scalpel Si.
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.
Richard Cunningham    May 19, 2017
Helen Grobert's Cannondale Scalpel Si – XC World Cup Round 1, Nove Mesto Helen Grobert's Cannondale Scalpel Si – XC World Cup Round 1, Nove Mesto
German Olympian chooses her dual-suspension bike for the infamous Czechia cross-country venue.
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.
Richard Cunningham    May 22, 2015
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
The two-time World Champ from Luna Chix shows off her electronically controlled carbon superbike.
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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