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Tested: Ellsworth Epiphany C XC & Epiphany 275 Enduro SST.2e

Ellsworth’s Epiphany C XC and Epiphany Enduro sport nearly identical frames, suspension travel and components…and yet offer very different rides. Which bike is better?

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Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 5

09.12.2014

When you put the industry's best and brightest in a giant room together you'll find a seemingly, endless supply of awesome stuff. Here's yet another gallery of show floor finds.

First Look: Bell Super 2R helmet

09.12.2014

Now the Bell Super 2R isn’t directly marketed as an enduro-specific helmet, but one look at it, and well, it’s the perfect enduro helmet. Why carry two helmets, when you can carry one?

Interbike 2014 product videos, day 4

09.12.2014

Sometimes it's better to hear straight from the source when learning about new products. Here's a couple videos from our fourth day on the Indoor Demo floor of Interbike 2014.

First Look: KTM mountain bikes

09.11.2014

Try a carbon, 1x11 hardtail that weighs just shy of 19 pounds. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a 160-millimeter, 4-bar, all-mountain machine that looks like it’s ready to take on a multi-stage enduro race? Still not convinced, how about a 110-millimeter 29er that looks like it’ll give Trek, Specialized and Yeti a run for their money.

First Impressions: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

09.10.2014

Giant Bicycles has really stepped up its game this year in the longer-travel department, launching a completely redesigned 6-inch-travel Reign that was built around 27.5-inch wheels. The company spent the better part of two years making sure the new Reign meets the needs of its fastest enduro racers, and after spending hundreds of hours of trail time on it, we think it's a bike you should know about.

First Impressions: Transition Scout 1

09.10.2014

The all-new Scout is a playful trail bike that is fun right out of the box. It's one of four new bikes Transition is introducing at Interbike, all of which use the Horst Link suspension design, or ‘Giddy Up’ as Transition named it to poke fun at the common misconception that the link is called ‘Horse’ Link.

First Impressions: Specialized S-Works Era 29

09.09.2014

A video and review of the 2015 Specialized Era from the Outdoor Demo at Interbike 2014 in Carson City, Nevada.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 1

09.09.2014

For the better part of a week, Interbike is a hustle of bodies moving about, taking quick glances at the latest gadgets of the cycling world and exchanging business cards, and the majority of this happens under great, giant florescent bulbs and artificially cooled air. But for the first two days of the week, the convention attendees head south to Boulder City for the Outdoor Demo. This is what I stumbled upon, during our perusing on first day of the demo days:

Trail Tested: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Carbon

08.24.2014

I got pretty excited about the Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Carbon when I first peeked around its linkage. The stout, snug links connect a front and rear triangle that didn’t skimp on material. The rest of the bike was also applied liberally.

Video: Commencal Supreme DH Park ripping

08.21.2014

Commencal has released two new DH rigs, the Supreme DH Park and the Supreme DH Comp. The Park sports 200 millimeters of travel and runs 26-inch wheels, whereas the Comp can be ran with either 650b or 26-inch wheels and has slightly less travel, 190 millimeters.

Yeti launches new AS-Rc cross-country bike

08.20.2014

Yeti has introduced the new AS-Rc cross-country bike, expanding its line of ride-driven products. Built for cross-country racers and trail riders, the AS-Rc rolls on size-specific wheels and delivers 100 millimeters of optimized rear-wheel travel.

Slow guys on fast bikes: Fox’s Ride the Pro Bikes event

08.19.2014

Just one day after the most grueling round of the Enduro World Series, held in Whistler, British Columbia, I experienced winner Jared Grave’s and second place Nico Lau’s bikes exactly as they were set up during the race.

News: Specialized introduces all-new Demo 8

08.13.2014

The Specialized Demo 8 has been an eye-turner since the original with its distinctive twin seat stays and spider web shock enclosure. The bike has gone through several redesigns since then, but none as transformative as what you see here.

News: 2015 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL preview

08.07.2014

Named after its "lightning-quick agility," the 2015 Thunderbolt MSL is said to dominate on a variety of terrain. Equally at home on long, technical climbs as it is on flowy singletrack descents, it's built to power through the rough stuff and pop off every trail feature you lay eyes on.

First impressions: 2015 Kona Bikes

08.05.2014

Kona Bikes rolled out the 2015 models today and let us put our dirty mitts all over them. Here's what we saw at the launch today.

First Impressions: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5

08.04.2014

What better way to test the Giant Reign 27.5, the brand's all-new enduro bike, than a rowdy, heli-assisted, 6,500-foot descent of Pemberton's Mount Barbour?

First impressions: 2015 Scott gravity bikes

07.30.2014

We recently had an opportunity to ride the 2015 Scott gravity bikes, the 27.5-inch Gambler and 27.5-inch Voltage, in Chatel, France and Morgins, Switzerland.

Interview: Breadwinner Cycles’ Take on The Perfect Rowdy Hardtail

07.24.2014

There's a commonly held belief that ultra-light steel hardtails are relics of a more sedate time--that t they can't keep pace with today's more aggressive riding styles. Breadwinner Cycles' Bad Otis turns that notion on its head.

First Look: 2015 Felt bikes

07.23.2014

Felt is mostly known for its skinny tire bikes, but the California-based brand likes playing in the dirt as well. Last year Felt showed significant improvements to its mountain lineup so when the invite for the annual product release at the company's Irvine headquarters hit my inbox I was curious to see what 2015 would yield.

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