Bikes

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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 →
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Stuff We Like: Ibis Mojo HD3

The mountain biking segment of the internet was ablaze earlier this week when Ibis announced the launch of the third generation of their flagship trail bike, the Mojo HD. Featuring contemporary trail bike geometry, 650b wheels and six inches of front and rear suspension travel, the latest Mojo addresses all the short comings of their […]

11.21.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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Bike Check: Fred Cuthbert’s Wolfhound Chubby

I’m the first to admit I haven’t really been following the fat bike trends all that closely. Our local conditions don’t call for it, but there are clearly a lot of folks stoked on rigid bikes with huge tires. If we had snow covering our trails for a good part of the year, perhaps my POV on […]

09.22.2014 wolfhound Read the full story →
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WTB 650b+ Trail Blazer 2.8 Tire and Fourty-Four Bikes: Interbike 2014

Large high volume rims and tires have been popping up everywhere, with a number of variations now available. You can choose from 26″ diameter fatbikes with huge balloon size tires or wide 29″ diameter rims dubbed 29+. And now thanks to Fourty-Four Bikes out of New Hampshire and WTB, there’s one more fat option in the […]

09.16.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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650b Nomad Chronicles: Part One

Ermygawd, I have the new 650b Nomad.  Since I’ve built it up, I’ve received more than a few Facebook queries about it, asking how it rides. My first answer? This bike puts a smile on my face. Yes— it is awesome. I was in that boat a few weeks ago; once I decided I was about to […]

08.12.2014 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →