The new Speedfox from BMC is a fascinating beast. Although the offerings we’re seeing from other manufacturers lean towards additional travel and more aggressive geometry, this year’s model actually reduces the amount of suspension travel. It also introduces technology once predicted as the “future” of mountain bikes. Interestingly enough, the futuristic looking fantastic plastic frame […]
The Transition Sentinel is a fascinating bike. 140mm of rear wheel is paired with a 160mm fork and some of the most aggressive geometry we’ve seen to date for a bike consistently described as an absolute beast on the descents, keeping pace with bikes with more rear wheel travel. Keeping in line with current trends, […]
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 […]
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.
Since relocating back to the Pacific Northwest, the prospect of exploring hundreds of miles of trail means having a capable short travel trail rig is a priority. Since Inga’s new day job is doing events and marketing for a bike shop that is a Cannondale dealer, it was only logical she would gravitate to wanting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Although we love our long travel trail rigs, most of the local Bay Area trails are better served with a short travel trail bike or 29″ hardtail. And while the 29″ hardtail is the choice for putting down fast lap times on smooth groomer trails, the new Mach 4 from Pivot with its minimal 115mm […]
We’re often asked advice on what types of bikes to buy. This is never an easy question to answer, and my first response is ask more questions in order to formulate a proper recommendation. Road or dirt? Trail riding? Pavement? A commuter? Who are you planning to ride with? And of course, “how much are […]
What is it about Santa Cruz and the bikes they make that have gathered such a rabid following? (us included) With the release of their new iteration of their 29er, folks are all talking about picking up a wagon-wheeled steed of their own. I’ll be the first one to admit, the big wheels done right […]