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Giant Stance 0 Review | Trail Tested

This sub-$3000 bike packs a lot of value. But how did it perform on trail?

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Intense Tracer T275 Carbon Pro Review | Dual Tester

04.26.2015

Our testers were hard-pressed to resist the drop-dead looks of Intense's Tracer.

Preview: Niner RIP 9 Carbon 2-Star SLX

04.23.2015

For 2015, Niner introducted a half carbon/half aluminum version of the Rip 9, which means you can get into a carbon Rip 9 beginning at $2,200 for the frame and $3,300 for the “1 Star” model. Here are some impressions on the slightly (and smartly) up-spec'd "2 Star" version of Niner's all-purpose machine.

First Impressions: Specialized Rumor 650b

04.18.2015

Specialized has tweaked its popular Rumor women's-specific trail bike to give it a few modern touches like snappier geometry, more travel and 27.5-inch wheels. The changes reflect Specialized's evolving philosophy to offer multiple wheel sizes on its popular mountain bikes, whereas the company was previously firmly planted in the 29er camp.

2016 Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5+

04.18.2015

What better way to get back to our mountain biking roots than with a steel hardtail? With trail geometry and the added grip and confidence that plus-size tires bring to the table, we imagine the Dragonslayer will be a full-on grin machine.

First Look: Specialized Fuse and Ruze 27.5+ Hardtails

04.17.2015

The cat is out of the bag; here are Specialized's "6Fattie" hardtails.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.17.2015

The Sea Otter Classic represents the start of the race season in North America, and serves as a venue for brands to show their latest wares to thousands of consumers roaming the aisles of the outdoor festival.

Blueprint: 29+ and 27.5+ Bikes – Innovation or Industry Scam?

04.16.2015

What's the deal with 27.5+ and 29+? Why is the bike industry suddenly pushing another new wheel size? And, most importantly, is it worth your time and money? Get your answers in this latest video installment of our Blueprint series.

Chromag Rootdown Review | Dual Tester

04.14.2015

You don’t need to read the Chromag logo to recognize that this 29er hardtail measures wins in units of fun, not on the stopwatch.

Rocky Mountain Blizzard Review

04.10.2015

We put Rocky Mountain's Blizzard to the test to see how the aggressively angled fatbike performs on snow-packed trails.

Twin Six Standard review

04.07.2015

Twin Six, an alternative-style cycling apparel company out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, surprised just about everyone last year when it announced its entrance into the bike manufacturing business.

Dream Builds | Scott Contessa Genius 700

04.04.2015

A look at Bike editor Nicole Formosa's Scott Contessa Genius 700 Dream Build.

Preview: Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon

03.26.2015

The Santa Cruz Tallboy is, in many ways, the bike that proved the merit of full-suspension 29ers. But does it stack up to the new breed of big-wheeled bikes?

Diamondback Mission 2 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.23.2015

With its overbuilt pivots, supple suspension feel and good pedaling support, this burly bike should offer years of service to aspiring rippers.

Dream Builds | Trek Fuel EX 29

03.22.2015

Gear Editor Ryan Palmer shows off his dream build: a decked-out Trek Fuel EX 29.

GT Sensor X Pro | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.20.2015

A burly concoction from GT, praised for its pedaling efficiency, praised for its descending ability, and targeted for, or better yet, tailor-made for shredders.

Ibis Mojo HD3 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.18.2015

The new Mojo HD is more capable and even quicker on the gas than its predecessor. Ibis has crafted one of the best-balanced all-mountain bikes on the market.

Scott Genius 900 Tuned | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.17.2015

Versatility is the Genius’ strong suit. It’s a bike that changes personality from a cross-country racer to a trail bike with the flip of a switch.

Meet the 2015 Norco Aurum Carbon

03.16.2015

The new version of Norco's Aurum comes with a host of upgrades to serviceability and performance.

Norco Range C 7.2 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.12.2015

The Range C 7.2 is a downhill-scorching carbon missile that nails its target, and offers a super-competitive, well-thought-out parts spec for the price.

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