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2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Niner ROS 9

01.21.2014 //

Niner’s new steel hardtail, the ROS 9, really took our testers by surprise. It comes with geometry and parts that suggest it is more about fun than racing performance, and it had one of our testers forgetting all of her troubles and simply frolicking on the trails of Sedona, Arizona. Watch this Roundtable Reels video to find out why.

News: Sugoi Acquires Sombrio

01.21.2014 //

Sugoi Performance Apparel announced on Monday the acquisition of mountain-bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Gear: Matt Hunter’s Afghanistan Expedition Bike

01.21.2014 //

Matt Hunter’s world-first mountain-bike expedition into Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor last summer with Anthill Films and Bike editor Brice Minnigh required a bike that could handle punishing climbs and fast descents on unforgiving, rugged terrain.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

01.20.2014 //

Paul Bassagoitia in Page, Arizona

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Evil Uprising

01.20.2014 //

The Evil Uprising is the “Chinese Democracy” of the mountain bike world. Like the Guns ‘n Roses album that Axl Rose obsessively fiddled with for decades, the Uprising has spent an eternity in the prototype stage. Turns out, it might have been worth the wait.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

01.19.2014 //

Anthony Messere in Surrey, B.C.

News: Mid-Atlantic Mountain Bike Advocate Scott Scudamore Passes

01.18.2014 //

One of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most beloved mountain bike inspirations, Scott ‘Superman Scud’ Scudamore, has passed away at age 63 following complications stemming from a horrific crash. Some of his many friends share their remembrances.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

01.18.2014 //

Richie Schley in Whistler, B.C.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 23, 2014

01.17.2014 //

Why Are Bikes So Expensive? | Dream Builds: Stumpy EVO | Bible of Bike Tests: Evil Uprising

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

01.17.2014 //

David Bishop, Spruce Lake Protected Area, Southern Chilcotins, B.C.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Yeti ARC Carbon Race

01.17.2014 //

The carbon-fiber version of a classic Yeti model embodies the brand’s racing spirit, and ignited our testers’ inner competitive fires.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

01.16.2014 //

Rachel Atherton at Quebec World Cup Downhill

Video: The Ten Essentials

01.15.2014 //

A high-alpine, all-mountain stage race such as the Trans-Provence could be considered the ultimate test of fitness, endurance and technical skills. “The Ten Essentials” doles out some light-hearted advice on how to survive a weeklong suffer-fest like the Trans-Provence with appearances from North American enduro riders Ben Cruz, Mark Weir and Adam Craig.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 17, 2014

01.15.2014 //

Bible of Bike Tests Rolls On

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Devinci Wilson Carbon RC

01.15.2014 //

Devinci’s downhill beast feels comfortable from the first pedal stroke. The short 430-millimeter chainstays paired with the low standover instilled confidence to throw this bike around on rugged terrain. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals efficiently, and cranking out of corners was simple and enjoyable in comparison to some of the other DH bikes we tested.

Video: Winter Break, featuring Chromag Bikes’ Jarrett Moore

01.15.2014 //

Rupert Walker films Chromag Bikes’ Jarrett Moore slashing loam, hucking rocks and steezin’ tables in Victoria, British Columbia, for this two-minute cinematic gem.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

01.15.2014 //

Katie Holden in Whistler, B.C.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

01.14.2014 //

Matt Hunter in Kamloops, British, Columbia

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Giant Trance Advanced SX 27.5

01.14.2014 //

Few bike companies have forged more boldly into the 27.5-inch-wheel market than Giant Bicycles, and the company’s new Trance Advanced SX 27.5 certainly ignited the passion of our 2014 Bible of Bike Tests crew. Check out our latest ‘Roundtable Reels’ video to find out what stoked the flames of this fireside debate.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

01.13.2014 //

Darcy Turenne and Teo Gustavson in Åre, Sweden.

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