Review: Santa Cruz Tallboy C

When Santa Cruz’s Tallboy debuted in 2009 it quickly established itself as The Bacon of 29ers. But does it hold up to the new breed of full-suspension wagon wheelers?

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz Nomad


Santa Cruz set out to build a new Nomad from the ground up to bring it back to meet the demands of a new type of racing.

2014 Sea Otter Classic: That’s a Wrap Product Gallery


We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.

Raleigh Unveils Full-Suspension XC Bike


Raleigh Bikes re-enters the mountain bike world with the Skarn, a 4 inch-travel, 29er bike.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery


With its hundreds of booths spread around the Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is a constant blur of bike bling, and the unofficial start to the North American race season.

FIRST LOOK: Juliana Roubion


We got our first look at the new Juliana Bicycles’ Roubion at the company’s headquarters in Santa Cruz on Tuesday evening. The bike uses the same frame as the popular Bronson, the all-mountain machine made by Santa Cruz Bicycles, Juliana’s parent company.

Video: Do Matt Hunter and Kyle Norbraten Care About Wheel Size?


Specialized showed us their new Stumpjumper 650B model and apparel line. We used it as an excuse to make this sick video of Matt Hunter and Kyle Norbraten.

First Impressions: Breezer Supercell


Bike's gear editor, Ryan Palmer takes the new Breezer Supercell on an perfunctory pedal in the beautiful mountains of Marin County, California

Specialized Offers 650B Stumpjumper


Specialized is offering two models of its venerable Stumpjumper mountain bike in the 650B, or 27.5-inch, wheel size, becoming the final major U.S. brand to market a mountain bike built around the meet-in-the-middle wheels.

First Impressions: Racing the New Cannondale Jekyll 27.5


One of the highlights of this year's Cannondale Factory Racing camp was the chance to ride the new 27.5-inch Jekyll on southern Spain's steep, rocky trails.

Preview: Ellsworth Epiphany C XC 27.5


While I might quibble with the marketing language Ellsworth employs, the fact is their bike does pedal quite efficiently and that traction is good. If you live for climbs, the Epiphany C XC is your kind of bike. Fortunately, the Epiphany does more than climb--it's also a capable trailbike with razor-sharp handling.

First Impressions: Cannondale Trigger 27.5


We got some quality riding time on the new Cannondale Trigger 27.5 bike in southern Spain, and we can't wait to get some more time on this promising model.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests: “The Slate Reels”


2014 Bible of Bike Tests: "The Slate Reels". Who thought marking timecodes could be so funny?

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Trek Remedy 27.5


Our longtime romance with the Trek Remedy has had highs and lows. But with the new 27.5-inch-wheeled Remedy, we've been reunited—and yes, it feels so good.

Video: The Kona Cinder Cone Time Machine


It might not have gull-wing doors and a fiberglass underbody like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, but Kona's iconic Cinder Cone sure has come a long way since its inception in 1988.

Preview: Intense Tracer 275 Carbon


Intense debuts its all-new Tracer 275 Carbon. Check it out here.

Student Bike Builders Turn Up At N.A. Handmade Bicycle Show


At the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend (NAHBS), a handful of students wanted to show the nation’s best bike builders that they, too, were masters of the craft. The students are enrolled in Professor Steve McGuire’s bike-building class at the University of Iowa’s art school. Class enrollment is spread fairly evenly between engineering students, like graduate student Ryan Grant, and art students, such as Jim Busby. It’s believed the program is one of only two such classes in the nation.

2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show


Highlights From The North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Nukeproof Pulse Pro


In the unthinkable event of nuclear holocaust, only the Nukeproof Pulse Pro and the cockroaches would be left standing. Well, actually, Nukeproof's speed-seeking downhill rig wouldn't be standing at all—it would be hurtling down technical terrain at mind-numbing speeds. And it would crush any cockroach that scurried into its path. Watch this video to find out why.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Yeti SB-75 Race


After spending serious time on the new Yeti SB-75 during our Bible of Bike Tests , we were divided over how it stacks up against its 'Super Bike' siblings.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Intense Carbine 29


The Intense Carbine 29 certainly evoked some intense feelings from the testers who put this impeccably equipped 29er through its paces in Sedona, Arizona.

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