The synopsis: when it comes to 29″ wheels, I’ll admit to being a bit of a hater in the past. However, I’ve found the recent crop of big wheels and tires to be significantly more fun than previously anticipated. Going all in on the big wheels, I decided it was time to build one up for myself, […]
I’m not sure if the Diamondback Haanjo Trail classifies as a gravel bike, cross or endurance road bike, but it sure looks like it would be one hell of a commuter. Since relocating back to Portland, Oregon, we’ve been putting a lot more road miles in than ever before — thanks primarily to a healthy […]
The BMC Trailfox is the enduro-specific model from the Swiss bike brand utilized to contest the Enduro World Series by the BMC Factory Trailcrew. Many of the team members are former downhill racers and after logging saddle time on the BMC Trailfox 01, you can see their influence on the design of this bike. It’s straight up […]
Spotted on the Evil Bikes Facebook page and presented without comment — ok, minimal comment — is this image of Evil Bikes 6″ travel 29″ wheeled, all mountain-enduro destroyer, aptly titled the Wreckoning. We’ve seen Intense and a few other manufacturers playing with 29″ wheels on DH bikes. With Boost spacing allowing improved geometry and shorter […]
It was only a season ago when we participated in a shootout for a German MTB web mag. Over the better part of three days we rode a wide variety of trail rigs, consisting of both 27.5″ and 29″ wheeled rigs. We came away impressed with the straight line speed of the 29ers in the test, but we […]
The new Niner RKT 9 RDO is the flagship XC bike from Niner. It’s also the most fun XC rig we’ve experienced to date, on the race course and the trail.
Raleigh created a bad ass bike, based on a bad ass truck. Turns out this thing has a hell of a backstory. You have to click it to look at it.
When Bermstyle Fashonista Inga Beck was looking for a light weight cross country race whip, the 29″ wheeled BMC Teamelite was on a short list of contenders. Like the others on our list, it features 429mm chain stays. (For us Americans 429mm translates to under 16.89″) In our book, anything sub 17″ qualifies as “short”, especially when 29ers with […]
Although the new 2016 Bronson is here, it can be hard to let go of one you love, especially when its been accessorized as well as this one.
Earlier this year we got to spend some time on the new 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 CC. Equipped with top shelf components and premium carbon wheels, it was a dream bike, but with a sticker price of $10,000. That’s a hell of lot of money for a mountain bicycle. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend that much […]
After a few months being obsessed with the notion of rocking a 27.5″ hardtail, it was time to pull the trigger and build one up to try. The frame I chose was the Transition TransAM. It had practically everything on my list: short 418mm chain stays, a steep seat tube angle great for climbing, long […]
When Paul and Melanie began the process of customizing Melanie’s bike, they took it to a level far beyond the average enthusiast.