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Canyon has partnered with a third party in the U.S. to help it establish a system for customer service, technical support and warranty. Since Canyon doesn’t sell its bikes through a traditional brick-and-mortar retail model, having the right process in place to field customer inquiries is imperative.

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BMC Speedfox | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.04.2015

The Speedfox has hit the mark as a well-rounded bike, with a toe in both the XC and the trail pools, although the toe in the XC pool goes in a wee bit deeper.

Trek Farley review

03.03.2015

Trek’s Farley is about as ‘Wisconsin’ as a bike can be. The frame is named after the larger-than-life comic Chris Farley, who was born and raised in Madison; the wheels are named after the folklore animal, the Jackalope, which may not have originated in the Badger State, but has seriously deep roots there; and the tires are called Hodag, which is a fearsome mythological beast that resides near the town of Rhinelander in Northern Wisconsin. The only thing that could make this bike more Wisconsin is cheesehead-shaped hand pogies.

Specialized Rumor Evo | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

03.02.2015

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.

Preview: Specialized Camber Comp Carbon

02.27.2015

Specialized's Camber is like the aggressive rider’s cross-country bike... or maybe it’s the cross-country rider’s trail bike. I still can’t say which, but I can say this: it hauls ass up climbs and hangs better on descents than it has a right to, given how little squish it’s packing.

Giant Reign | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.26.2015

The return of the perennially popular Reign, redesigned around 27.5-inch wheels, was definitely worth the two-year wait.

GT Sanction | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.24.2015

Confident riders will have no trouble reaching vision-blurring speeds with conviction on the Sanction thanks to its stout aluminum frame, supple suspension and long wheelbase.

Kona Process 134 SE | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.23.2015

In a stable full of huge, temperamental stallions, this bike is like the little surefooted pony that could. Built not specifically for women but for smaller riders in general, it’s got plenty of features to tempt those of us with a little less heft. What it lacks is a stripper name or related sacrifices to quality, durability or capability.

Marin Rift Zone | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.20.2015

This redesigned Rift Zone with 110 millimeters of travel out back and 120 up front joins the growing number of bikes with mismatched travel. Most bikes like this grey the lines between the trail and all-mountain categories, but instead this bipartisan bike crosses the aisle between cross-country and trail.

Transition Smuggler | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.18.2015

The Smuggler earns both praise and a place amongst the best bikes in the new breed of short-travel, aggressively-angled 29ers.

Santa Cruz releases new Highball and Stigmata

02.17.2015

First, know this: The three bikes released today from Santa Cruz are nothing like the trail and all-mountain bikes the brand has become synonymous with in the last three years. There is no rear suspension on any of them, and no suspension at all on one. Instead, Santa Cruz has gone back to the drawing board on two models that will already be familiar to followers of the brand: the Highball and the Stigmata.

Felt Edict | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.16.2015

Felt squeezes 100 millimeters of travel out of the Edict’s flexing seatstays, which replace the rear pivots, resulting in a snappy rear-end. Couple this with the svelte, stiff FRD layup and you get pure forward motion.

Review: Specialized Fatboy Expert

02.15.2015

We reviewed Specialized's Fatboy Expert on the frigid, snowy trails of Marquette, MI to see how it held up to proper winter conditions.

Specialized S-Works Era | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.13.2015

After a five-year absence, Specialized brought back the cross-country Era for 2015, redesigned with 29-inch wheels, women’s-specific geometry, top-shelf components and an all-carbon frame.

Preview: Cannondale Jekyll 3 27.5

02.12.2015

Two bikes in one? Cannondale's Jekyll has offered that promise for awhile now. The 2015 version, however, gets 650b wheels, an updated geometry and revamped Fox DYAD shock.

Trek Remedy 29 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.11.2015

You might have noticed that we’ve already reviewed this bike. What gives? Well, you know that one guy who whips everyone’s asses on the climbs and the descents, bunny hops over a picnic table on the way home and then drinks everyone under the table that night? The carbon Remedy 29 is that guy.

Dream builds | Santa Cruz Nomad

02.10.2015

Behold, black beauty. A beauty that is also a beast–at least when it comes to slaying singletrack with the instinctual precision of an apex predator determined to stay at the top of the two-wheeled food chain.

Banshee Phantom | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.09.2015

“A bike for Bo and Luke Duke, maybe even Chuck Norris,” commented one tester. That seems about right. Bo and Luke can drive the wheels off a car, and the Phantom, like the General Lee, really shines with someone who can ride the wheels off it.

Niner Jet 9 RDO | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.06.2015

RDO, in Niner nomenclature, is short for ‘Race Day Optimized.’ In the case of our test Jet 9, this is embodied in a carbon-fiber frame using Niner’s patented CVA suspension to squeeze 100 millimeters of travel out of a Fox Float CTD shock.

Norco Sight Carbon Forma | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.04.2015

The Norco Sight Carbon Forma was the most polarizing bike in the women’s test, eliciting a different opinion from each rider. But one assessment was consistent–when pointed downhill, this bike rules.

Specialized Enduro Elite 650b & 29 | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.02.2015

We tested both the 29-inch Enduro and the new 650b version. The latter piqued our testers’ interest, given how perfectly the smaller wheel size fits with the Enduro’s best-of-both-worlds mantra.

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