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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.

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News: SRAM 7-Speed Drivetrain

06.09.2013

There is no official word from SRAM at this point but we did track down Jon Cancellier, Blackbox's man on the ground, and squeezed some information out of him.

First Impressions: 2014 Fox TALAS & Float X

06.03.2013

To run their new pogo sticks through the ringer, Fox invited a few of us media clowns up to Hood River, Oregon and pitted us against each other in our own, very handicapped "media" class at the first round of the Oregon Enduro series. Here are our gear editor's impressions of the new 34 TALAS CTD forks and Float X shocks after a weekend of muddy enduro racing.

Preview: Magura eLECT compression damping

05.24.2013

Electronic, automatic suspension lockout. Has the future arrived? Or is it a bit ahead of itself?

Exclusive Video: Cannondale Trigger 29er Preview

03.12.2013

While we were impressed with Cannondale's 26er version of its Trigger trail bike, all of our testers wanted to give the 29er version a go. We now have a Trigger 29er and will be showcasing it in the pages of Bike. In the meantime, here's a quick video preview we made of the new Cannondale Trigger 29er.

News: New Pearl Izumi X Project Shoes Get A Proper Pounding

10.30.2012

Pearl Izumi invited journalists from all over the country to see how their new ‘X Project’ shoes perform on the steep, technical singletrack of Laguna Beach, California. Here's what went down.

Fresh: Raleigh Talus 29 Elite

09.27.2012

Raleigh Talus 29 Elite Raleigh deems the Talus 29 series as its versatile trail 29er. The ‘Elite’ model, here, is Raleigh’s top-end aluminum model. Retailing at $1,800, we feel the Raleigh Talus 29 Elite comes with a pretty solid parts spec, complete with a Fox F29 CTD 100-millimeter fork (with a 15-millimeter through axle) and […]

Test Ride: XX1: SRAM’s Single-Ring Group

09.18.2012

Simplicity, reliability and surprising versatility...SRAM's new single-ring XX1 group has more to offer than you might have guessed.

First Ride: 2013 Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon

09.18.2012

Already an amazing descender, the new Enduro is now a hell of a climbing machine as well.

Preview: Niner Unveils New Carbon RIP9 RDO

09.18.2012

Niner’s venerable RIP 9, their self-professed “quiver-killer” has gone carbon for 2013 with the RIP 9 RDO. The 2013 RIP 9 RDO in Rally Blue Featuring a full carbon frame, including linkages, the RIP 9 takes Niner’s patented CVA suspension and squeezes out 125-millimeters of travel designed with anywhere from a 120-millimeter to 140-millimeter fork […]

First Ride: Devinci’s New Carbon Dixon

09.18.2012

The Devinci Dixon has always proven one of the more capable all-mountain bikes on the market. For 2013, the Dixon comes in a lighter, carbon-framed version with a more gravity-capable component mix.

First Impressions: Deity Cryptkeeper

09.15.2012

By Anthony Smith Photos by J.P. Van Swae The Cryptkeeper began as a blank slate for Deity back in 2008. With a rider-owned ethos of making products for riders by riders, their goal was to perfect the deceivingly simple dirt jump hardtail. Making every effort to address even the smallest of details in their quest […]

Video: Felt’s 2013 Dirt Line-Up

09.11.2012

2013 looks like it's going to be a big year for Felt Bicycles, which has a handful of new and improved models in the cooker. These videos tell the story.

News: Kona’s New All-Mountain Bike

08.29.2012

Both of Kona's new Process models should skulk about in the chain-smoking, tough-kids’ corner of the all-mountain, high-school parking lot, alongside Specialized’s Enduro and Trek’s Slash models.

2013 Kona Bike Launch

08.27.2012

Kona recently officially launched their 2013 bike line. This week we’ll take look at some of the new models as well as a few that have been given significant facelifts. Today? The massively re-worked Abra Cadabra.

First look: Bell raises the bar with new full-face helmet

08.21.2012

Bell's new Full-9 full-face mountain bike helmet is a sleek, stylish piece of gear that incorporates several state-of-the-art safety features into its functional design.

Preview: Specialized Bicycles’ 2013 Gravity Lineup

08.17.2012

By Kevin Rouse With no less than 30 boxes of pizza being assaulted by nearly as many journalists, marketing staff and the unmatched appetite of Swede sensation Martin Soderstrom (who knew the kid could eat as well as he can bunny hop?), it harked of one’s experience back at the dorm during university. Bikes strewn […]

Giant Trance X 29: A Closer Look

08.12.2012

Giant's new 29er trail bike already has a national title under its belt and a pedigree that suggests that this is going to be one of the best sellers of 2013. Here's the scoop on the new bike.

Brett Tippie Signs with SR Suntour

08.09.2012

By: Ryan LaBar Photos: Harookz SR Suntour recently announced that it signed freeride pioneer, Brett Tippie to its WERX Riders program. In this program Tippie will be testing prototype products. He will also be acting as a brand ambassador. Tippie commented on this change, “I was on Marzocchi for 16 years and I liked the […]

Norco’s New 650B Range

08.08.2012

Norco's 650B (27.5) Range should roll up and over things more easily than its 26er sibling of yore. Yes, we'll be testing one. For now, check out the video below for the story behind the new bike.

Trek Reveals 2013 Mountain Bikes

08.01.2012

Trek's given us a sneak peak at their 2013 trail and cross country lines. What's in store for next year? New models, for starters, and serious upgrades to bikes such as the Fuel EX, Superfly 100 and Superfly.

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