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 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 reach, […]
When Paul and Melanie began the process of customizing Melanie’s bike, they took it to a level far beyond the average enthusiast.
I’ve had a more than a few people ask what we’d recommend as the ideal San Francisco starter bike, and I’ve always thought a geared steel 29″ hardtail with a rigid fork was it — except I couldn’t think of anyone that offered a production bike with those specs. When I saw the Traitor Cycles Slot, my […]
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 […]
It was probably sometime last year when I was pedaling up the fire road climb in Santa Cruz’s Demonstration Forest next to Don, a marketing manager at Santa Cruz Bicycles. We were both astride our 650b Carbon Nomads when I mentioned the wishlist for my next bike. Citing my fondness for my former ride— a Santa […]