The Rat cruises through the muck on this weekend’s steep and sloppy World Championships course in Vallnord, Andorra.
“A bike for Bo and Luke Duke, maybe even Chuck Norris,” commented one tester. That seems about right. Bo and Luke can drive the wheels off a car, and the Phantom, like the General Lee, really shines with someone who can ride the wheels off it.
There's an adage that goes "The perfect number of bikes to own is is equal to N+1 where 'N' is the number of bikes you currently have." Well, this guy has come up with his own solution to that equation: he prints his own bikes, at home, with a 3D printer.
RDO, in Niner nomenclature, is short for ‘Race Day Optimized.’ In the case of our test Jet 9, this is embodied in a carbon-fiber frame using Niner’s patented CVA suspension to squeeze 100 millimeters of travel out of a Fox Float CTD shock.
The Norco Sight Carbon Forma was the most polarizing bike in the women’s test, eliciting a different opinion from each rider. But one assessment was consistent–when pointed downhill, this bike rules.
Hungry for your daily slice of humble pie? Watch as Jackson Goldstone jumps the Woodward MegaRamp.
This might be one of the gnarliest, but also most creatively built lines we’ve ever seen. After descending a steep, low-speed section, the trail opens up with a few big jumps and finally ends in a tight, twisty and steep canyon with ladder bridges.
It’s safe to say that Jerome Clementz knows precisely how his bike is supposed to feel, and can likely sense even the most minute of changes to his setup. SRAM’s Jon Cancellier and Jerome met up in Finale Ligure to test some wheels and give Jey a chance to decide which ones he’d like to
We tested both the 29-inch Enduro and the new 650b version. The latter piqued our testers’ interest, given how perfectly the smaller wheel size fits with the Enduro’s best-of-both-worlds mantra.