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Some “women’s specific” models are actually just their male counterpart disguised in different paint and slightly different parts. Trek’s Lush earns our praise for its completely unique women’s-specific geometry. The move from 29-inch hoops down to 27.5 complements women’s geometry on paper, but how did the category-straddling Lush perform on trail?
We wouldn’t want Remy Metailler chasing us, but of course he’d probably just gap over us once the opportunity arose. Forrest Riesco can handle the heat, though, as both twist the throttle on Whistler’s bermed-out Angry Pirate trail.
Riders looking for the top-notch 11-speed group from SRAM but want it in black can now have their cake and eat it too. SRAM today announced the new XX1 ‘Black,’ a gunmetal version of XX1. SRAM also added injection-molded plastic crank boots and a high direct mount front derailleur cover to mask that unsightly stump where your front mech used to go.
Out of 36 incredible bikes, half of our test crew picked Evil’s The Following as their favorite. Two others mentioned it as a close second, and the only guy who didn’t say anything about the bike when asked about his favorite didn’t even ride the thing. There’s no way to truly understand how remarkable The Following is without riding one yourself, something we definitely recommend doing.
Marcelo Gutierrez and Danny Hart train down a fast and fun track at Hafjell Bike Park in Norway. From Epic TV: The world is full of great downhill MTB tracks but Norway’s Hafjell Bike Park might just have the very best, Behold, the Roller Coaster. It’s long, steep, super curvy and features big jumps (lots […]
It’s January. Winter vibes have descended upon us. The nonsensical daylight savings time has drastically limited the amount of sessions for those on the full time workweek grind. Night riding is an option but it just doesn’t provide the same sense of satisfaction. But we are lucky in North Carolina.
Light, confident and capable–Yeti’s new ‘super bike’ is a better climber and descender than its predecessor, and, quite frankly, much of the competition.
This video has everything you could want in a mountain bike edit: steep, wet, root and rock-laden trails being absolutely shredded by a ripper on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to 2:18 for a big through-the-trees gap. In this case, Sid Slotegraaf rides some sloppy Squamish trail on his Transition Patrol.
Whistler ripper/raconteur Ian Morrison investigates all sides of the multi-skilled Devinci Spartan in a whip-heavy edit that’ll send your head snapping.