Here are some of the most poignant moments from our talk with Tom Ritchey.
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.
Bike Appoints Adam Watkins as new General Manager and Jon Weber as Online Editor.
Hop on board for some POV with Marcelo Gutierrez as he narrates an urban DH run. No hablas Español? You’ll just have to enjoy the high-speed footage sans-narration.
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.
After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. This is the story of his comeback, with footage of him looking plenty fast on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to the end to see Martin take another crack the trick that caused his massive injury.
Olly Wilkins is one of the many talented riders who doesn't get nearly enough attention - despite being teammates with Bendan Fairclough and Sam Reynolds. He's a ripper on a bike, and he's also making his mark on the industry as DMR's brand manager.
Let’s be honest here, my first choice for a mountain bike shoe is not one dubbed as a “pure race shoe.” My bike is a Giant Reign with 6.7 inches of travel and I live for the downhill, so I’ll take any help I can get to counter the squish on climbs. With hopes that the energy transfer of a stiff shoe could move me uphill faster, I stepped into the Mavic Fury.
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.