A 130-millimeter every man's bike with a bias towards climbing
Skinnier than some, but still fatter than most
An exceptionally versatile rig for gals who get after every trail
There can(not) be only one
Six cockpit setups for ultimate control and style
The best press releases come with an edit like this one of Stevie Smith, Ratboy and Connor Fearon shredding in Fox's Spring '15 DH collection.
Trek's Brook MacDonald and George Brannigan are two very fast Kiwis, both of whom could contend for a top spot this year on the downhill circuit. Watch them get loose on dirt bikes, a ski (only one) and aboard their Trek Sessions at various world cup stops and at home.
Trek’s Farley is about as ‘Wisconsin’ as a bike can be. The frame is named after the larger-than-life comic Chris Farley, who was born and raised in Madison; the wheels are named after the folklore animal, the Jackalope, which may not have originated in the Badger State, but has seriously deep roots there; and the tires are called Hodag, which is a fearsome mythological beast that resides near the town of Rhinelander in Northern Wisconsin. The only thing that could make this bike more Wisconsin is cheesehead-shaped hand pogies.
As a writer, you sound like you know your stuff when you come out guns-a-blazin’ and declare a single winner in your “shoot out”. You can even make it seem more convincing by creating a little ranking system with stars or imitating the voice of God in your writing. There’s just one problem with that kind of review: it’s rubbish.
Trials rider Rick Koekoek hops his way up the "Stairway to Heaven" sculpture that stands atop Montserrat in Catalonia.
Specialized's Camber is like the aggressive rider’s cross-country bike... or maybe it’s the cross-country rider’s trail bike. I still can’t say which, but I can say this: it hauls ass up climbs and hangs better on descents than it has a right to, given how little squish it’s packing.