Gear Editor Ryan Palmer loves flow trails as much as anyone else, but lives for the kind of techy, natural singletrack he grew up riding on the East Coast. The only passion that Palmer has had longer than riding mountain bikes is working on them.
There's a new kid on the block
Moderate travel for the masses
First Impressions of Salsa's new hotness
Winter pants that help you take the hardest step
The SB130 is like a cheetah. It’s fast, long and takes a skilled trainer to make it purr.
The Remedy’s trail-eating suspension and geometry inspires a spirited, almost-childlike ride
Sweating the details with senior writer and longtime mechanic Ryan Palmer
This bike hits above its travel, climbs as well as it descends and is comfortable in nearly any situation
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