Bikes

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Mt. Hood Bike from Wolfhound Cycles

Our buddy Fred Cuthbert of Wolfhound Cycles build bikes. A tall guy himself, he tends to build bikes that use 29″ wheels, but when he was recently asked to be part of a promotion with Travel Oregon, he chose to build it with 650b wheels, 2.5″ tires, a long travel fork and a dropper post. One of seven […]

07.07.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Canfield Brothers EPO Carbon 29″ Trail Hardtail

Lightweight 29″ carbon hardtails scream up hills, no doubt about it. On smooth terrain, they’re are hard to beat in terms of efficiency. Most are designed for the race course though, and although there are 29″ hardtails designed be equally fun pointed back down, most are made from heavier materials like cromoly or aluminum. The […]

07.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Diamondback Sync’r

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rising costs of high end bikes, and while it’s possible to spend a small fortune to get a dream ride, the actual cost of admission to the sport isn’t anywhere as daunting as one might expect. Take the Diamondback Sync’R for example. $1350 gets you a complete all mountain capable alloy hardtail […]

06.06.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Speedvagen Urban Racer by Vanilla Workshop

Speedvagen bikes are limited production pavement racing machines hand built by the craftsmen of the Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon. Owned and designed by builder/ maker Sacha White, they recently came through town performing fit sessions for new customers, putting on rides and showcasing the bikes. Among the rides on display was Speedvagen’s take on the street-style super […]

06.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition

We’ve been toying with the idea of adding a dual suspension 29er to the quiver. No doubt about it— big wheels are fast. The thing is, they’re just not as fun to ride as smaller wheels. If I was in the market for a short travel trail ripper, with all the sweet flow trails popping up, it […]

05.01.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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New School XC Bikes Group Test with Enduro MTB Magazine

Today’s trail and XC bikes are more capable and versatile than ever. Most “XC” bikes rarely see action on the race course though, and are used as trail bikes. To see how they stacked up against the trail and all mountain bikes we usually ride, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine put together a group test to […]

04.04.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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650b All Mountain Hardtail Buyers Guide

I took my 29er off the rack today and went for a pedal— that’s when I remembered why it’s been on the rack. Though 29″ wheels are fast, when it comes to trail riding and being able to interpret the trail creatively, they’re nowhere near as fun as bikes with smaller wheels. I’ve been trying to make […]

03.23.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Video: Santa Cruz Nomad vs. Specialized Enduro

We decided to run them head to head on the new flow style trail at Crockett Hills Regional Park to see which bike – and brother – would come out ahead.

03.12.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Transition TransAM 650b Trail Hardtail

Our local trails provide a fix when we have a craving for dirt, but our favorite trail bikes are often overkill for the tame terrain. Sometimes a hard tail is the best, or more importantly, the most fun tool for the job. We have a 29″ XC set up that’s great for hammering, but the […]

12.17.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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650b Nomad Chronicles Part II: Bike Check

I’ve got over three months of riding logged on the latest iteration of the Santa Cruz Nomad, and it’s been a ball. As a rider that prefers the gravity side of the spectrum, the DH-like geometry isn’t just massively confidence inspiring pointed down, but it just feels right. Since swapping my parts over from my […]

11.26.2014 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →