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Review: Cane Creek DB Air CS

Bike reviews the Cane Creek DB Air CS rear shock.

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2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

03.15.2014

Highlights From The North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Gallery: Tales from the 2014 Taipei International Cycle Show

03.12.2014

The Taipei International Cycle Show is about more than handshakes and the ritual exchange of business cards. It's also about zombie metal and breastfeeding.

Friday Five: Simple Suspension Setup with Arthur Gaillot of Suspension Therapy

01.30.2014

This week we have enlisted the help of suspension guru Arthur Gaillot of Suspension Therapy in North Vancouver. Arthur offers suspension setup for mountain bikes so that riders can get the most from their machines.

Bike Magazine Launches New Bible of Bike Tests Mini Site

01.29.2014

Looking for reviews of the most promising mountain bikes for the 2014 season? Bike magazine's annual Bible of Bike Tests is here at your fingertips, complete with videos of all our 'Roundtable Reels' discussions of 34 of this year's best bikes.

Friday Five: Suspension Glossary

01.23.2014

Suspension is scary stuff. I get cold sweats thinking about it despite having a front-row seat to some of mountain biking’s most educated suspension technicians and having to spend a great deal of time learning about it all because it’s my 'job' to do so. And I don’t think I’m alone, which is why I see a lot of poorly adjusted or badly setup suspension out on the trails.

Gallery: Eurobike Tradeshow

09.03.2013

The fall tradeshow season kicked off with the Eurobike show, held last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Fourteen massive halls housed booth after booth of shiny, new bikes and eye -candy components produced by the smallest and largest companies in the industry, and nearly every brand in between.

News: Cane Creek Announces Climb Switch

07.10.2013

Cane Creek updates Double Barrel shocks with climbing prowess, dubbed Climb Switch.

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?

Friday Five: Setup

05.10.2013

This weekend, before setting out on your ride, spend five minutes going over your bike, checking the dials, presets, and science tubes that adore your all terrain vehicle. It might save your cherished and long awaited ride.

New DH Parts from Interbike

09.26.2012

Here's a look at some of the interesting downhill related parts on the Interbike show floor this year. The new Suntour Rux fork, Gravity and Enve's carbon DH bars, and more were among the standout parts.

Video: Fox’s 2013 Suspension

09.22.2012

By Vernon Felton Video by Dustin Vance CTD–that’s Foxese for “Climb, Trail and Descend”. It’s also a marked departure in the way that Fox creates forks and shocks that suck up bumps, but don’t bob and wallow annoyingly when you’re pedaling. On it’s face it’s a simpler, perhaps less tuneable, approach to tackling suspension. It […]

Initial Thoughts: Cane Creek DBair

02.07.2012

Over the past few years, Cane Creek's Double Barrel rear shock has earned a cult-like following of tuner geeks who practically foam at the mouth while sputtering about Cane Creek's insanely adjustable coil-sprung shock.

DT Swiss XMM 120 29er Fork

09.23.2011

DT Swiss XMM 120 29er – $1350 (w/ carbon crown/steerer) dtswiss.com New for 2012, the XMM 120 29er is DT Swiss’s go-to option for those seeking a highly adjustable, lighweight suspension package. The top-tier XMM 120 29er features a carbon crown and (tapered) steerer which are  paired with 32-millimeter stanchions that are housed in magnesium […]

Cane Creek Double Barrel Air

09.19.2011

Cane Creek’s Double Barrel Air has created a bit of a stir, and is finally set to be released in January 2012, with a price comparable to its coil-equipped kin. While that may entail a bit of a premium when compared to others on the market, the Double Barrel provides accordingly. Between both low- and […]

Gear: RockShox Monarch XX Carbon

08.31.2011

RockShox has been getting fresh with their Monarch XX rear shock, which for 2012 will feature the hydraulic-actuated X-Loc remote lockout system found already on XX-level forks. The top-end XX Carbon model lightens up courtesy of a carbon fiber air can and weighs in at a shapely 275 grams (including lockout system).

Trek Launches Online Suspension Calculator

08.02.2011

Trek Bicycles has made tuning its suspensions just a few clicks away. Trek Bicycle has now made a perfectly tuned ride available anywhere internet is available by launching an online ‘calculator’ that, when given the rider’s bike, model year and weight (in pounds or kilograms), outputs the perfect suspension settings–including optimum air pressure (or spring […]

Blueprint: Kona’s New Magic Cadabra

12.09.2009

Kona raised eyebrows when it announced its Magic Link-equipped CoilAir in 2008. After all, the company hadn’t produced a new suspension system for the better part of a decade, choosing instead to rely on the classic four-bar design. What the four-bar lacked in sexy marketing mojo, it made up for with trademark Kona durability. But […]

7-24-08 // Tested: Marzocchi 55 ATA

07.24.2008

Marzocchi 55 ATA // $935 More info: 800-227-5579; marzocchi.com Marzocchi’s top-of-the-line, all-mountain fork weighs just 4.6 pounds, yet cranks out an impressive 6.5 inches of travel. On top of that, it comes loaded with a suspension lock-out, variable low-speed compression damping, a quick-release, 20-millimeter thru-axle, and 40 millimeters of adjustable travel. It’s a veritable Swiss […]

7-15-08 // Tested: Fox TALAS 32 RLC

07.15.2008

FOX TALAS 32 RLC $725 800-369-7469; FOXRACINGSHOX.COM I was smitten with this fork before I ever put it on a bike. With 140 millimeters of buttery-smooth action that lowers into a 120- or 100-millimeter setting at the flip of a switch, what’s not to love? On paper, it’s perfect—and in practice, it wasn’t far off. […]

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