Review: Trek Slash 8 27.5

Trek’s Remedy model often overshadows its rowdier stable mate, the Slash. Trek’s Slash, however, takes the ability to brawl up a solid notch or two, with 6.3 inches of rear suspension, a more gravity-oriented geometry and both a stouter frame and parts pick.

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Interbike 2014 gear videos, part 6


Titanium bolts, carbon masts, Vibram rubber, interchangeable cogs... It was all present at Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here's our last gear-video roundup from the annual event. Enjoy!

Remember the Kamikaze Bike Games? What ever happened to those?


The Kamikaze Bike Games were resurrected last year, so we sat down with Brian Lopes to catch up on what's new and what's stayed the same.

Video: Martin Söderström Invitational highlights


Grab your seat, these guys seriously sent it at the Martin Söderström Invitational.

Interbike 2014 product videos, part 5


There was more gear in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to fill, well, one of the largest convention centers in Las Vegas, and as we wandered around, looking at new products, talking to start-ups and simply geeking out, we just had to ask the vice presidents and marketing directors to give us quick 1- to 2-minute explanations on what's new for 2015.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Trail etiquette


Your horse poops, leaves post holes in wet trails and has a tendency to panic. So, where's the trail etiquette?

Peace of mind: 2014 helmet reviews


Helmet reviews from 2014's best models including Scott, Fly, Specialized, Smith, etc.

Interbike 2014: Made for Women


Female mountain bikers rejoice–apparel designed for our contingent of riders is finally improving. The clothing coming out next spring covers a wide range of styles, and is designed around practical fabrics, flattering fits and color combinations that have actually been thought-out instead of being an afterthought.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 5


When you put the industry's best and brightest in a giant room together you'll find a seemingly, endless supply of awesome stuff. Here's yet another gallery of show floor finds.

First Look: Bell Super 2R helmet


Now the Bell Super 2R isn’t directly marketed as an enduro-specific helmet, but one look at it, and well, it’s the perfect enduro helmet. Why carry two helmets, when you can carry one?

Interbike 2014 product videos, day 4


Sometimes it's better to hear straight from the source when learning about new products. Here's a couple videos from our fourth day on the Indoor Demo floor of Interbike 2014.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 4


We combed the 2014 Interbike tradeshow floor today in search of new products from companies big and small. Here are some of the highlights. Stay tuned for more galleries in the coming days.

Interbike 2014: Sombrio apparel comes back strong


Freeride and gravity-inspired apparel brand Sombrio returned to Interbike this year, refreshed with a new owner and a new collection for spring/summer 2015.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone


Troy Lee Designs spent three years fine-tuning this helmet. That sounds ludicrous, until you strap it on. It's not perfect, but the A1 is damn close.

Videos: Interbike gear roundup day 3


A quick glance at select products from the Indoor Show at Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas.

First Look: KTM mountain bikes


Try a carbon, 1x11 hardtail that weighs just shy of 19 pounds. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a 160-millimeter, 4-bar, all-mountain machine that looks like it’s ready to take on a multi-stage enduro race? Still not convinced, how about a 110-millimeter 29er that looks like it’ll give Trek, Specialized and Yeti a run for their money.

Gallery: California Enduro Series – Round 3


Over 230 competitors took on round 3 of the 2014 California Enduro Series on Saturday, August 30 at Northstar California Resort in Truckee.

First Impressions: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1


Giant Bicycles has really stepped up its game this year in the longer-travel department, launching a completely redesigned 6-inch-travel Reign that was built around 27.5-inch wheels. The company spent the better part of two years making sure the new Reign meets the needs of its fastest enduro racers, and after spending hundreds of hours of trail time on it, we think it's a bike you should know about.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 2


The perusing continued on the second day of Outdoor Demo, with still more products to be seen and more gadgets to be photographed. Fresh shoes, redesigned brakes and of course, innovative electronics were all part of the fun in the south Nevada desert.

First Impressions: Transition Scout 1


The all-new Scout is a playful trail bike that is fun right out of the box. It's one of four new bikes Transition is introducing at Interbike, all of which use the Horst Link suspension design, or ‘Giddy Up’ as Transition named it to poke fun at the common misconception that the link is called ‘Horse’ Link.

First Impressions: Shimano XTR Di2


What do you think of electronic shifting in mountain biking? We rode a bike outfitted with the new Shimano XTR Di2 system and found it downright impressive.

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