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Specialized Rumor Evo | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

When it comes to this bike, evolution isn’t just in the name; the Rumor Expert Evo is good. So good that it had us checking and re-checking the wheel size in between bouts of laughter.

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Scott Contessa Spark | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

01.26.2015

This bike is a racehorse for ladies who eat carbon for breakfast, regularly rock spandex and love going fast–uphill and down.

Kona Process 111 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

01.23.2015

When Kona announced its redesigned Process bikes in 2013, we knew it would signal a turning point in mountain bike design. The new bikes featured longer top tubes paired with shorter stems. They also had uber-short rear ends, and were purpose-built for dropper posts. The Process 111 is the big-wheeled bike in the lineup, and it's a much more capable rig than its 111-milimeters of rear-wheel travel suggests.

Preview: Ibis Mojo HD3 Special Blend

01.22.2015

Ibis sells the Special Blend version of their latest, carbon all-mountain bike--the Mojo HD3--for less than plenty of comparable aluminum bikes. That, for the record, is crazy. Here's the report from the trail.

Liv Intrigue | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

01.21.2015

It would be completely forgivable to mistake Liv's Intrigue for Giant's Trance. Yet while the two bikes' silhouettes are nearly indecipherable, the Inrigue's geometry is, in fact, ladies-specific and completely different from the Trance's. Watch the video to see how the Intrigue performed on some of Oregon's finest singetrack.

Cannondale Scalpel | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

01.19.2015

The Scalpel is a steep, fast and sharp-handling race machine. With more riders opting for bikes in the mid-travel range, though, the market for XC bikes is becoming increasingly competitive. Is the Scalpel ready for the competition?

Pivot Mach 6 Carbon | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

01.16.2015

Pivot's Mach 6 falls squarely in the busting-at-the-seams all-mountain segment, sporting a head angle of 66.5˚ and 160 millimeters of travel. The Arizona brand worked with suspension-whisperer Dave Weagle to create a bike that we found to be fond of high-speed descents but also quite efficient on climbs. But of course, these days there are lots of bikes that match that description. Check out the video to see if Pivot's Mach 6 stands out amongst the crowd.

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels

01.14.2015

Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt proved itself as one of the most capable trail bikes in this year's Bible of Bike. A couple of our testers even pegged it as the most fun of all 36 bikes. Check out the Roundtable Reel review video to see why.

Salsa Spearfish | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels

01.12.2015

Salsa's Spearfish proved one of the most maneuverable XC bikes in this year’s garage, which stood in contrast to the traditionally stable, long-wheelbased trekking machines we usually see from Salsa. But even more surprising was that this bike, which we found so fun and capable, had just 80 millimeters of rear travel.

Trek Lush Carbon | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels

01.09.2015

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?

Preview: Trek Slash 8 27.5

01.08.2015

Trek's Remedy might be better known, but the Slash is the real bruiser in Trek's all-mountain/enduro line up. The Slash 8 27.5 might just be the best buy in the 2015 Slash family.

Evil’s The Following | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels

01.07.2015

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.

Yeti SB6C | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels

01.05.2015

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.

The 2015 Bible of Bike Tests is here

01.02.2015

The world's foremost mountain-bike gear guide—Bike magazine's 2015 Bible of Bike Tests—hits newsstands today, providing you with the definitive overview of the most important new bikes and gear for 2015.

Preview: Kona Process 153

12.25.2014

We’ve tested Kona's short-travel 29er Process 111 and their mid-travel Process 134 already. How does the all-mountain Kona Process 153 compare? Here are some first impressions of the 2015 model.

Review: Specialized Andorra Short

12.16.2014

The ‘Big S’ is one of the industry’s most polarizing companies, but love Specialized or hate ‘em, it’s tough to argue against the product. Nearly everything that the Morgan Hill marketing machine rolls out is top-notch.

Bike Test: Ibis Tranny 29

12.07.2014

Words by Nicole Formosa $5965 | IBISCYCLES.COM The Ibis Tranny 29, as its name suggests, is much more than meets the eye. What the bike appears to be at first glance is actually covering up something far more complex and versatile. And with this use of the word ‘Tranny,’ that’s a good thing. Our test […]

Bike Launch: 2015 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon (contains Ratboy footage)

12.06.2014

The new V10 is here, and it's dripping with carbon 650b goodness. Instead of adapting the existing design to fit bigger wheels, Santa Cruz took their time and gave the V10 a full makeover.

Bike Test: Transition Transam 29 1

12.02.2014

THE TRANSAM HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY OF TRANSITION’S LINE- for some time, and while this hardtail has worn various wheel sizes over the years–it’s currently available in both 27.5- and 29-inch versions–one thing has held constant. The TransAm is a versatile rig that’s equally at home on both buff and burly singletrack.

Bike Test: Breadwinner Bad Otis

12.01.2014

After an hour of soul-crushing fireroad climbing, I wound up on trails I’d never ridden. Normally I’m conservative when alone on unknown terrain, but as soon as I felt the Bad Otis snap out of the first catch-berm I couldn’t help myself. My hollers echoed through the forest as I pushed my own limits trying to find those of the bike.

Tested: Giant Trance Advanced SX–the Dream Build

11.27.2014

The best bikes and components of 2014? Each of Bike's editors gave their spin on the "dream build". Here's Vernon Felton's choice: a hopped-up version of Giant's Trance Advanced SX. Here's the review.

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