What the heck are plus-size bikes anyway? What are these bikes supposed to do well? What are their limitations? Why are we suddenly popping up? We dive deep into the answers with this story.
Our testers were hard-pressed to resist the drop-dead looks of Intense’s Tracer.
I've lost track of all the cities I've towed the Dakine Split Roller through, but I can tell you this-when it comes to packing a godawful lot of gear and humping it from terminal to terminal without herniating a disc, it's hard to beat Dakine's old standby.
Whether or not you want it, mid-fat, plus-size bikes are coming - and soon. Yet another indication of this oncoming storm of "goldilocks" and "middle ground" marketing babble is this announcement of Fox's bread-and-butter Float 34 designed for chubby tires.
This is burly. Sedona's White Line trail is every bit as high-consequence as it looks, with a near-vertical drop off the edge if you blow the corner or slide out.
Round one of the 2015 Scottish Enduro Series went down on the steep and sloppy trails of Innerleithen.
A split-personality trail bike, the Trigger rips uphill like an XC bike in short-travel mode and levels descents when flipped to full-travel. The tradeoff for this multiple personality is that it needs to be switched from mode to mode to get the best out of it, and comes with an attendant level of heightened complexity.
Specialized is furthering their commitment to a healthier future for children by establishing their own 501c3, The Specialized Foundation, dedicated to funding original research and programs to better kid’s lives through cycling.
It's a relief to see Martin Soderstrom back on his bike and performing some synchronized park riding with Anton Thelander at Woodward West.
The Juliana Roubion was the belle of the bike ball inside the garage at the Bible, its turquoise matte paint job and shiny parts beckoning from the racks. Its reputation as a kick-ass adventure-mobile had preceded our meeting, in no small part due to Juliana’s affiliation with ‘it’ brand Santa Cruz Bicycles.