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Tags: First Looks
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First Look: 2022 Pivot Shadowcat - A New 27.5" Trail Bike First Look: 2022 Pivot Shadowcat - A New 27.5" Trail Bike
The Mach 5.5's replacement gets a new name and a lighter frame.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 22, 2022
First Look: Giro's New Merit Helmet First Look: Giro's New Merit Helmet
The Merit uses Giro's Spherical technology and weighs in at 360 grams.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 2, 2022
Maxxis Updates EXO+ Tire Construction Maxxis Updates EXO+ Tire Construction
Maxxis has switched to a 60 tpi casing on their EXO+ tires for increased puncture protection.
Henry Quinney    Feb 1, 2022
OneUp Announces New 240mm & 90mm Dropper Posts OneUp Announces New 240mm & 90mm Dropper Posts
New options from OneUp for riders tall and small.
Sarah Moore    Feb 1, 2022
First Look: Saris' New Modular Hitch System Bike Rack First Look: Saris' New Modular Hitch System Bike Rack
Saris has a sturdy new hitch rack with lots of well-designed features.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 26, 2022
First Look: Intend's New Hero RD Fork Uses a RockShox Damper First Look: Intend's New Hero RD Fork Uses a RockShox Damper
The damper inside Intend's latest upside-down fork isn't what you'd expect.
Matt Beer    Jan 21, 2022
First Look: Orange Phase MX Team eMTB First Look: Orange Phase MX Team eMTB
Does a team spec'd Phase MX mean that Orange will be entering the world of eMTB racing?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 20, 2022
Race Face Announces New Atlas Flat Pedals Race Face Announces New Atlas Flat Pedals
The Atlas gets an update, with taller pins, better crank compatibility, and an easily serviceable design.
Seb Stott    Jan 19, 2022
DT Swiss Launch Lockout & Dropper Remote With Three Under-Bar Levers DT Swiss Launch Lockout & Dropper Remote With Three Under-Bar Levers
The 3 lever remote operates fork and shock lockout and a dropper.
Matt Beer    Jan 7, 2022
First Look: Antidote's Darkmatter 29 is Still the Pagani of Mountain Bikes First Look: Antidote's Darkmatter 29 is Still the Pagani of Mountain Bikes
The new Antidote Darkmatter 29 features striking looks of raw carbon
Henry Quinney    Jan 6, 2022
7iDP Release 2022 Range, Including New Entry Level Project 23 Helmet 7iDP Release 2022 Range, Including New Entry Level Project 23 Helmet
7iDP has added a helmet and four new glove models to its lineup.
Seb Stott    Dec 21, 2021
Canyon Announces Aluminum Neuron Trail Bike & Young Hero Kids Bike Canyon Announces Aluminum Neuron Trail Bike & Young Hero Kids Bike
The new aluminum Neurons share the same geometry as their carbon counterparts at a lower price.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 21, 2021
First Look: The Ethic, a High(ish) Pivot, Direct-to-Consumer eMTB First Look: The Ethic, a High(ish) Pivot, Direct-to-Consumer eMTB
British brand bird has created an electrified offering that will be sold under the brand name Ethic.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 8, 2021
Starling Cycles Releases the Sturn V2, a Steel, High-Pivot Singlespeed DH Bike Starling Cycles Releases the Sturn V2, a Steel, High-Pivot Singlespeed DH Bike
The Starling Sturn returns with a new swingarm, more wheel size options, and a refined Jack Drive system.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 6, 2021
First Look: 2022 Canyon Torque - Options For Almost Everyone First Look: 2022 Canyon Torque - Options For Almost Everyone
The Torque is available in carbon or aluminum, with three different wheel size options (sorry, 26" hasn't come back yet).
Seb Stott    Dec 2, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orbea Rise Hydro - More Range at a Lower Cost First Look: 2022 Orbea Rise Hydro - More Range at a Lower Cost
The new aluminum Rise has a bigger battery and a lower price than its carbon counterpart.
Matt Beer    Dec 2, 2021
First Look: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 First Look: 2022 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29
Giant goes downcountry with the new Trance Advanced Pro 29 and adds internal storage to the frame.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 2, 2021
Fox Updates Live Valve Electronic Suspension for 2022 Fox Updates Live Valve Electronic Suspension for 2022
Live Valve 1.5 has been adjusted to deliver a more comfortable ride, and there's now an app that allows for even more customization.
Seb Stott    Dec 1, 2021
Intend Announces the Ebonite Bandit - a One-and-a-Half Crown Fork Intend Announces the Ebonite Bandit - a One-and-a-Half Crown Fork
The air sprung Ebonite Bandit is available with up to 180mm of travel and is aimed at enduro and DH riders.
Matt Beer    Nov 30, 2021
First Look: Orange Stage 6 Evo First Look: Orange Stage 6 Evo
The Stage 6 Evo has 29" wheels, 140mm of rear travel, and Orange's signature single pivot design.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 29, 2021
New 'Super Wheel' Prototypes Still Claim to Offer Power Assistance Without a Motor... And We're Still Skeptical New 'Super Wheel' Prototypes Still Claim to Offer Power Assistance Without a Motor... And We're Still Skeptical
The Super Wheel's spring-loaded design is supposed to provide pedal assistance without using a battery or motor, which seems to defy the laws of physics.
Seb Stott    Nov 29, 2021
First Look: The Mason Raw is a UK-Made, Versatile Steel Hardtail First Look: The Mason Raw is a UK-Made, Versatile Steel Hardtail
Mason expands its range of bikes with its first flat-bar mountain bike.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 25, 2021
EXT Releases Era Fork Version 2.0 EXT Releases Era Fork Version 2.0
The Era has been updated with a new bushing design, lighter lowers, and a floating thru-axle.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 23, 2021
First Look: 2022 Giant Trance X Advanced E+ First Look: 2022 Giant Trance X Advanced E+
The new Trance X E+ has a carbon frame, a bigger battery, and a more powerful motor.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 23, 2021
Cybro Industries Releases Gearbox-Equipped Carbon Hardtail Cybro Industries Releases Gearbox-Equipped Carbon Hardtail
This Italian-made hardtail has a Pinion C12 gearbox and an Intend Edge USD fork.
Matt Beer    Nov 12, 2021
First Look: Lal Bikes' Supre Drivetrain Splits The Derailleur In Half Before It Happens On the Trail First Look: Lal Bikes' Supre Drivetrain Splits The Derailleur In Half Before It Happens On the Trail
Cedric Eveleigh has created a new drivetrain that splits apart the traditional derailleur functions and moves everything out of harm's way.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 8, 2021
First Look: Rå Bikes' .12 Full Suspension Enduro Bike First Look: Rå Bikes' .12 Full Suspension Enduro Bike
Rafi Richardson unveiled three new steel bikes at the Bespoked Show.
Matt Beer    Nov 1, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Giant Trance X Keeps the Fun Alive with 27.5" Wheels First Look: The 2022 Giant Trance X Keeps the Fun Alive with 27.5" Wheels
The revamped Trance X doesn't have a mullet, but is still here to party.
Seb Stott    Oct 28, 2021
First Look: Rocky Mountain Updates Altitude & Instinct Powerplay Models with Dyname 4.0 motor First Look: Rocky Mountain Updates Altitude & Instinct Powerplay Models with Dyname 4.0 motor
The new motor boasts the same impressive power, but with more refinement, less drag and less weight.
Mike Levy    Oct 26, 2021
First Look: Mondraker's New Enduro and Trail Bikes First Look: Mondraker's New Enduro and Trail Bikes
Mondraker updates the Foxy Carbon enduro bike and debuts the all-new Raze trail machine.
Matt Beer    Oct 26, 2021
First Look: Canyon's Revised Spectral Family Has a Wheel Size For Every Style First Look: Canyon's Revised Spectral Family Has a Wheel Size For Every Style
Canyon keeps 27.5" wheels alive on the updated Spectral and adds a mixed wheel option.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 26, 2021
Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes
The new Riprocks have updated geometry and components selected especially for smaller riders.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 18, 2021
Howler Frameworks' High Pivot Steel Frame - Bespoked Show 2021 Howler Frameworks' High Pivot Steel Frame - Bespoked Show 2021
British steel and a high pivot tick all of the trend boxes.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 18, 2021
Coal Bicycles' 84 is a 170mm Travel, Steel, Dual Link Frame - Bespoked Show 2021 Coal Bicycles' 84 is a 170mm Travel, Steel, Dual Link Frame - Bespoked Show 2021
After starting out with a hardtail, Gavin White has now created a unique steel full suspension frame.
Ed Spratt    Oct 18, 2021
WTB Launches Range of TCS Tire Sealant WTB Launches Range of TCS Tire Sealant
WTB has launched its new range of tubeless sealants to complete its TCS system of tubeless tires, rims, wheels, valves and tape.
Dan Roberts    Oct 13, 2021
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1900 Spline Wheelsets First Look: DT Swiss' New 1900 Spline Wheelsets
DT's star ratchet hub design is now available at a more affordable price point.
Tenet Components    Oct 13, 2021
Tenet's Nora v2.5 Stem Is Now Made In USA Tenet's Nora v2.5 Stem Is Now Made In USA
Tenet has moved production of the Nora stem to Bellingham, Washington.
Trevor Lyden    Oct 8, 2021
7 Newer Bike Rack Options - Sea Otter 2021 7 Newer Bike Rack Options - Sea Otter 2021
From basic to no-holds-barred, there's no shortage of bike racks out there.
Alicia Leggett    Oct 8, 2021
Otso Cycles Releases Steel 'Fenrir' Hardtail - Sea Otter 2021 Otso Cycles Releases Steel 'Fenrir' Hardtail - Sea Otter 2021
The new hardtail can be built up with flat or curly bars and be used for everything from general trail riding to bikepacking.
Alicia Leggett    Oct 8, 2021
Alchemy Releases Titanium Hardtail & Gives Arktos a Flip Chip - Sea Otter 2021 Alchemy Releases Titanium Hardtail & Gives Arktos a Flip Chip - Sea Otter 2021
Alchemy unveil a ti hardtail designed for rides in Colorado's high country, and give the Arktos a slight update.
Henry Quinney    Oct 8, 2021
Vittoria Release New Downcountry Tire - The Syerra Vittoria Release New Downcountry Tire - The Syerra
The new Syerra sits between the Barzo and the Aggaro in Vittoria's lineup.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 7, 2021
Fox's New Mainframe Helmet & A Preview of Spring 2022 - Sea Otter 2021 Fox's New Mainframe Helmet & A Preview of Spring 2022 - Sea Otter 2021
A sneak peek at Fox's new DH apparel and a more affordable helmet option.
Mike Levy    Oct 5, 2021
Video: Flight Attendant - RockShox's Self-Adjusting Computer-Controlled Suspension Video: Flight Attendant - RockShox's Self-Adjusting Computer-Controlled Suspension
The new Flight Attendant automatically adjusting suspension is for enduro and trail bikes, not short-travel cross-country rigs.
Matt Beer    Oct 5, 2021
First Look: 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon & Five Unique Builds First Look: 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon & Five Unique Builds
The new aluminum Chameleon receives new geometry and an updated dropout design.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 4, 2021
Commencal Launches Mixed-Wheel 2022 Meta SX Commencal Launches Mixed-Wheel 2022 Meta SX
The Meta SX has 160mm of rear travel, a 170mm fork, and longer chainstays than the 29" versions.
Henry Quinney    Sep 28, 2021
First Look: 2022 Rocky Mountain Element - When XC Gets Aggro First Look: 2022 Rocky Mountain Element - When XC Gets Aggro
The new Element is designed for events like the BC Bike Race, where relaxed geometry and a little more travel can make those big days much more comfortable.
Seb Stott    Sep 28, 2021
EXT Introduces Superlight V2 Coil Springs EXT Introduces Superlight V2 Coil Springs
EXT claim the Superlight V2 is up to 30% lighter than previous EXT springs and other competitors' products.
Henry Quinney    Sep 27, 2021
Onza Release a New Take on Their Classic Ibex Tyre Onza Release a New Take on Their Classic Ibex Tyre
The new Ibex has double-stacked centre knobs.
Matt Beer    Sep 22, 2021
The Story Behind Push Industries' Prototype Linkage Fork The Story Behind Push Industries' Prototype Linkage Fork
Push began experimenting with a linkage fork all the way back in 2015.
Matt Beer    Sep 22, 2021
Nukeproof Announces Giga 297 and Mega 297 Frames Nukeproof Announces Giga 297 and Mega 297 Frames
Mixed wheel fans can now add the Giga and the Mega to the list of options.
Henry Quinney    Sep 21, 2021
Williams Racing Products Release New CentreHub Decoupling Spider Williams Racing Products Release New CentreHub Decoupling Spider
The decoupling spider is designed to reduce pedal kickback, and also makes it possible to shift at any time.
Seb Stott    Sep 21, 2021
First Look: Transition Launch Alloy Scout and Sentinel First Look: Transition Launch Alloy Scout and Sentinel
Aluminum is back on the menu for Transition's popular Scout and Sentinel models.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 21, 2021
Granite Design Introduces New Portaledge Tube & Tool Holders Granite Design Introduces New Portaledge Tube & Tool Holders
Granite Design have added two affordable tube holders to their catalog.
Seb Stott    Sep 20, 2021
Orange Introduces The Switch 6 Team Orange Introduces The Switch 6 Team
The team edition Switch 6 has graphics and components that closely match what's being raced at the EWS-level.
Seb Stott    Sep 16, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
The new 150mm Occam LT is for when the 160mm Rallon is too much, and the regular 140mm Occam isn't enough.
Henry Quinney    Sep 14, 2021
Gamux Reveal Updated Prototype Machined Gearbox DH Bike Gamux Reveal Updated Prototype Machined Gearbox DH Bike
This shiny new downhill sled is nearing production.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 13, 2021
First Look: Yeti Goes Electric With the 160E First Look: Yeti Goes Electric With the 160E
The 2022 Yeti 160E uses a new Sixfinity suspension design.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 11, 2021
Randoms - IAA Mobility 2021 Randoms - IAA Mobility 2021
Formerly focused on the automotive world, this year's IAA Mobility show had more than a few mountain bike-related concepts on display.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 9, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orbea Rallon - Now With In-Frame Storage First Look: 2022 Orbea Rallon - Now With In-Frame Storage
The Rallon underwent the longer and slacker treatment, and also received a secret snack compartment.
Sarah Moore    Sep 8, 2021
Giro Launches New Latch Flat Pedal Shoe Giro Launches New Latch Flat Pedal Shoe
Giro's latest shoe uses a new rubber compound, and a midsole that's designed to keep riders' feet from bouncing off the pedals.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 4, 2021
Day 3 E-Bike Randoms - Eurobike 2021 Day 3 E-Bike Randoms - Eurobike 2021
The final batch of e-bike news from Eurobike 2021.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 4, 2021
Day 3 Randoms - Eurobike 2021 Day 3 Randoms - Eurobike 2021
A wild fork from Cornelius Kapfinger, a CNC-machined Actofive P-Train, new tires, shoes, and more.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 4, 2021
Assorted Oddities - Eurobike 2021 Assorted Oddities - Eurobike 2021
A roundup of the more out-there products seen at Eurobike this year.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 4, 2021
6 New Helmets From Eurobike 2021 6 New Helmets From Eurobike 2021
An enduro helmet from Abus, new tech from 720, and Sena's built-in communication system.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 3, 2021
Day 2 Randoms - Eurobike 2021 Day 2 Randoms - Eurobike 2021
Electronic suspension, gearbox bikes, and more.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 2, 2021
Day 1 Randoms - Eurobike 2021 Day 1 Randoms - Eurobike 2021
A batch of new bikes and components that were on display in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Seb Stott    Sep 2, 2021
TSG Announces Women's Apparel, Plus New Helmets & Pads - Eurobike 2021 TSG Announces Women's Apparel, Plus New Helmets & Pads - Eurobike 2021
Swiss apparel brand, TSG has announced a new range of women's riding apparel, a new downhill helmet, plus new knee and elbow pads at Eurobike this year.
Seb Stott    Sep 2, 2021
Kindernay Gear Hubs Offer Hydraulic Shifting, Relatively Low Weight & Can Swap Between Bikes Kindernay Gear Hubs Offer Hydraulic Shifting, Relatively Low Weight & Can Swap Between Bikes
Kindernay's gear hubs offer a way to ditch that rear derailleur for good.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 1, 2021
Orange Releases the Phase AD3 Adaptive Bike for Ex-EWS Racer Loraine Truong Orange Releases the Phase AD3 Adaptive Bike for Ex-EWS Racer Loraine Truong
Orange's new bike opens up trails that are normally inaccessible to adaptive bike riders.
Alicia Leggett    Aug 31, 2021
British Columbia Duo Starts Farside Components, Introduces Gorgeous Cyclic Stem British Columbia Duo Starts Farside Components, Introduces Gorgeous Cyclic Stem
An after work project led to the creation of a whole new company, Farside Components.
Seb Stott    Aug 31, 2021
First Look: The Digit Datum Has Shock Strut Suspension First Look: The Digit Datum Has Shock Strut Suspension
Digit have unveiled an interesting new trail bike that uses a custom rear shock / strut to deliver 140mm of travel.
Seb Stott    Aug 26, 2021
First Look: Evil's New Loophole Wheels are USA-Made With "FusionFiber" First Look: Evil's New Loophole Wheels are USA-Made With "FusionFiber"
Evil has new epoxy-free carbon rims on the way that are made via an automated process.
Matt Beer    Aug 26, 2021
Fox Racing Updates the Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet Fox Racing Updates the Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet
The RPC helmet has a new visor design and MIPS for 2022.
Henry Quinney    Aug 19, 2021
First Look: 2022 Canyon Lux Trail - Downcountry for the Backcountry First Look: 2022 Canyon Lux Trail - Downcountry for the Backcountry
Canyon has stretched and slackened the Lux to make it downcountry-ready.
Matt Beer    Aug 17, 2021
Giant Releases New Reign E+ With Mixed Wheels Giant Releases New Reign E+ With Mixed Wheels
The 2022 Reign E+ gets a bigger battery, a new motor, and geometry updates.
Mike Levy    Aug 10, 2021
RockShox's Reverb AXS XPLR Dropper is For More Than Just Gravel RockShox's Reverb AXS XPLR Dropper is For More Than Just Gravel
Less travel but with even more capital letters, could the new gravel-focused AXS XPLR dropper also make sense on your mountain bike?
Henry Quinney    Aug 10, 2021
First Ride: 2022 GT Force Carbon First Ride: 2022 GT Force Carbon
The new Force receives an idler pulley and updated geometry for 2022.
Matt Beer    Aug 4, 2021
Fair Bicycle Releases Offset Saddle Clamp For RockShox Reverb Seat Posts Fair Bicycle Releases Offset Saddle Clamp For RockShox Reverb Seat Posts
The clamp can change a bike's virtual seat angle by up to two degrees.
Seb Stott    Aug 3, 2021
First Look: 3 New Bikes From Cube's 2022 MTB Lineup First Look: 3 New Bikes From Cube's 2022 MTB Lineup
Three of the most interesting new bikes in Cube's massive 2022 range.
Seb Stott    Aug 3, 2021
First Look: Hope Releases Three New Clipless Pedals First Look: Hope Releases Three New Clipless Pedals
The new pedals use Hope's own cleat design, and are available in six different colors.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 2, 2021
Shimano Announces 3 New Flat Pedals Shimano Announces 3 New Flat Pedals
Shimano's Saint and XT flat pedals have been updated, and there's a new SLX composite pedal in the mix.
Seb Stott    Jul 30, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orange Alpine Evo is Slacker & Longer with Shorter Travel First Look: 2022 Orange Alpine Evo is Slacker & Longer with Shorter Travel
For 2022 Orange has launched the Alpine EVO with a slacker head angle, longer reach and 10mm less travel than the Alpine 6.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 29, 2021
First Look: 2022 Trek Roscoe Hardtail First Look: 2022 Trek Roscoe Hardtail
The Roscoe now rolls on 29" wheels and has a 140mm fork.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 23, 2021
Starling Releases the Effigear Equipped Spur Starling Releases the Effigear Equipped Spur
The 170mm Spur has an Effigear gearbox that uses a trigger shifter.
Seb Stott    Jul 15, 2021
First Look: 2022 Propain Rage CF Downhill Bike First Look: 2022 Propain Rage CF Downhill Bike
Now in its sixth generation, the new Rage has more travel, greater adjustability, and a lighter weight.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 14, 2021
Norco Launches 3 New eMTBs - Batteries Sold Separately Norco Launches 3 New eMTBs - Batteries Sold Separately
The 130mm Fluid, the 150mm Sight, and the 170mm Range are all new for 2022.
Seb Stott    Jul 5, 2021
First Look & Interview: Gamux CNC Gearbox Bike At Les Gets First Look & Interview: Gamux CNC Gearbox Bike At Les Gets
This thing ticks all the boxes: aluminum frame, gearbox, mixed wheels, an idler, and 197mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 1, 2021
Bontrager Releases New XC and Aggressive Trail Tires Bontrager Releases New XC and Aggressive Trail Tires
Bontrager has updated and expanded their cross-country and trail tire offerings.
Seb Stott    Jun 30, 2021
Engineering Students Build Tool-Free Adjustable Head Angle Headset Engineering Students Build Tool-Free Adjustable Head Angle Headset
The headset can be adjusted on the trail-side with no tools in less than twenty seconds.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 25, 2021
First Look: Pole's Voima eMTB Has 190mm of Travel and a 725Wh Battery First Look: Pole's Voima eMTB Has 190mm of Travel and a 725Wh Battery
Pole releases its first eMTB and unveils its new Sensei suspension linkage.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 23, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Norco Range - High Pivot Goodness First Ride: 2022 Norco Range - High Pivot Goodness
The Range returns as a purebred enduro race bike, complete with a high virtual pivot suspension design.
Matt Beer    Jun 18, 2021
First Look: Formula's Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes First Look: Formula's Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes
The target weight for the new fork is 2270 grams, an impressive figure for a dual crown.
Seb Stott    Jun 10, 2021
First Look: Forkmods' 20x110 to 15x110 Axle Conversion Kit First Look: Forkmods' 20x110 to 15x110 Axle Conversion Kit
Forkmods' new kit could make it possible to run the same wheelset on your DH and enduro bikes.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 9, 2021
First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires
The Wicked Will is designed to fill the gap between Schwalbe's XC race tires and their more aggressive trail and enduro offerings.
Henry Quinney    Jun 9, 2021
First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration
The Spark's shock is now hidden in the downtube, which leaves all sorts of room for water bottles inside the front triangle.
Matt Beer    Jun 9, 2021
Evil Launches 2022 Insurgent with More Travel & Mixed Wheel Option Evil Launches 2022 Insurgent with More Travel & Mixed Wheel Option
The Insurgent returns with 168mm of rear travel and Super Boost.
Sarah Moore    Jun 8, 2021
Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gram MTB Shoe Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gram MTB Shoe
The new S-Works EXOS EVO shoe is the lightest off-road shoe Specialized has ever created.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 8, 2021
First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022 First Ride: Santa Cruz's New Bronson Gets a Mullet for 2022
Version 4.0 of the Bronson retains its 150mm of travel, but is now running a 29" front / 27.5" rear wheel combo.
Sarah Moore    Jun 3, 2021
First Look: Rapha Releases New Line of MTB Apparel First Look: Rapha Releases New Line of MTB Apparel
Many items are made of recycled materials and Rapha has repurposed leftover fabric to create colour matched, adhesive-backed repair patches that come with each garment.
Henry Quinney    Jun 1, 2021
Fox Introduces New Transfer SL Dropper Post Fox Introduces New Transfer SL Dropper Post
The Transfer SL is a new post from the ground up, and it comes in 25% (128g) lighter than the standard Transfer.
Seb Stott    Jun 1, 2021
First Look: Hope's New XCR Brake Sneaks Under 200g First Look: Hope's New XCR Brake Sneaks Under 200g
The lightweight brakes use Hope's X2 caliper and a brand new lever.
Henry Quinney    May 21, 2021
Trickstuff Offer (Ever So Slightly Less Expensive) Blacked Out 'Stealth' Brakes Trickstuff Offer (Ever So Slightly Less Expensive) Blacked Out 'Stealth' Brakes
Trickstuff's new Stealth line of brakes are less expensive than the company's non-Stealth options, but they're certainly not cheap.
Alicia Leggett    May 18, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility First Look: The 2022 Niner Jet 9 RDO is Built for Versatility
Niner's latest version of the Jet 9 RDO aims to blend the climbing ability of a pure cross-country bike with the fun factor of something a bit burlier.
James Smurthwaite    May 17, 2021
MMR's Prototype Kenta Full Suspension XC Race Bike MMR's Prototype Kenta Full Suspension XC Race Bike
The Olympics are on the way, and more and more new XC bikes are starting to roll out.
Dave Rome    May 17, 2021
The Tor Zenith is a Fuss Free, Australian-Made, Steel Trail Bike The Tor Zenith is a Fuss Free, Australian-Made, Steel Trail Bike
A well-rounded 29er trail bike that offers 130mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    May 13, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro
The new Kenevo SL takes the popular Enduro chassis and adds on a motor and a 320 Wh battery.
Dave Rome    May 7, 2021
Trinity MTB Debuts With a Steel, High Pivot, Gearbox Compatible Freeride Bike Trinity MTB Debuts With a Steel, High Pivot, Gearbox Compatible Freeride Bike
Trinity is two Aussies and a Californian with a wild vision.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 26, 2021
Legendary Road Cycling Brand Wilier Launches New Urta SLR Cross Country Bike Legendary Road Cycling Brand Wilier Launches New Urta SLR Cross Country Bike
Best known for their road bikes, Wilier is expanding their mountain bike lineup with a new XC race bike.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 26, 2021
Roval Releases New 1,450 Gram Control Carbon Wheelset Roval Releases New 1,450 Gram Control Carbon Wheelset
The new lightweight cross-country wheels are priced at $1,350 USD.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 25, 2021
Tubolito's New MTB PSENS Tubes Have a Built-In Pressure Sensor Tubolito's New MTB PSENS Tubes Have a Built-In Pressure Sensor
The new tubes uses an NFC chip to wirelessly transmit air pressure readings.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 22, 2021
RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork
The Domain returns as the Zeb's more affordable counterpart.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 21, 2021
Randoms: New Gear From O'Neal and Dakine - Pond Beaver 2021 Randoms: New Gear From O'Neal and Dakine - Pond Beaver 2021
New helmets and pads from O'Neal, and new gloves, packs, and protection from Dakine.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 20, 2021
First Look: Fox's 34 Fork Gets a Redesigned Crown & More - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Fox's 34 Fork Gets a Redesigned Crown & More - Pond Beaver 2021
The 2022 34 comes in two different variations for modern XC riding and racing.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2021
First Look: Fox's New Float X & DHX Shocks - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Fox's New Float X & DHX Shocks - Pond Beaver 2021
Two new options from Fox aimed at aggressive trail riders.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 15, 2021
Randoms: Subzero Sealant, Sunglasses, Saddles & More - Pond Beaver 2021 Randoms: Subzero Sealant, Sunglasses, Saddles & More - Pond Beaver 2021
All sorts of fresh goodies, including sealant that's supposed to work at -20F, and a pen that'll write underwater.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 14, 2021
First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021
One frame shapeshifts from enduro to trail to cross country, big adventure, and more.
Seb Stott    Apr 14, 2021
New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021 New Knolly Fugitive Gets 3mm More Travel & Updated Geo - Pond Beaver 2021
The Fugitive now has 138mm of rear travel and a .5-degree slacker head angle.
Henry Quinney    Apr 13, 2021
New Clothing From Dainese - Pond Beaver 2021 New Clothing From Dainese - Pond Beaver 2021
A selection of new items from Dainese's 2021 clothing range.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 12, 2021
Men's Apparel Randoms - Pond Beaver 2021 Men's Apparel Randoms - Pond Beaver 2021
Everything from snazzy button-up shirts to camouflage riding pants.
Ed Spratt    Apr 9, 2021
Five Ten Launches 2021 Apparel Range Featuring Recycled Materials - Pond Beaver 2021 Five Ten Launches 2021 Apparel Range Featuring Recycled Materials - Pond Beaver 2021
For Spring 2021 Five Ten has launched a new apparel collection featuring recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton.
Seb Stott    Apr 8, 2021
Zipp Updates 3Zero Moto Wheels With New Hub & Lower Price - Pond Beaver 2021 Zipp Updates 3Zero Moto Wheels With New Hub & Lower Price - Pond Beaver 2021
The 3Zero wheels received a new hub, and no longer come with a TyreWiz pressure sensor.
Henry Quinney    Apr 8, 2021
New Rotors and Materials from Galfer - Pond Beaver 2021 New Rotors and Materials from Galfer - Pond Beaver 2021
Galfer rolls out bigger and thicker rotors for 2021.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 7, 2021
Leyzne's New Chain Checker, Mini Pump, & Hidden Tools - Pond Beaver 2021 Leyzne's New Chain Checker, Mini Pump, & Hidden Tools - Pond Beaver 2021
A pocket-sized pump, tools that hide in a handlebar, and a simple chain gauge.
Seb Stott    Apr 7, 2021
661's New Recon Advance & Updated Recon Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2021 661's New Recon Advance & Updated Recon Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2021
661 has added an all-new knee pad - the Recon Advance - to its line, and completely redesigned their popular Recon pads.
Seb Stott    Apr 7, 2021
First Look: NS Bikes' Define 170 is a Mullet Metal Monster - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: NS Bikes' Define 170 is a Mullet Metal Monster - Pond Beaver 2021
The new mixed-wheel Define has an aluminum frame with 170mm of rear travel and a 180mm fork.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 31, 2021
Shimano Granted Patent Related to Wireless Electronic Shifting & Dropper Post Shimano Granted Patent Related to Wireless Electronic Shifting & Dropper Post
Shimano's patent covers wireless shifting, a dropper post, and electronic suspension controls.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 1, 2021
[April Fools] First Look: Maxxis' New 'NotPatch' Tires [April Fools] First Look: Maxxis' New 'NotPatch' Tires
Time to retire that Sharpie - here comes the NotPatch.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 25, 2021
First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain
There's now a slightly more affordable option for riders who want to make the move to wireless, electronic shifting.
Henry Quinney    Mar 24, 2021
First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight First Look: The New Last Cinto is a German Made, All-Mountain Lightweight
The Cinto has 145mm of rear travel and a lightweight carbon frame.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 24, 2021
First Look: Fizik's New Gravita MTB Shoes First Look: Fizik's New Gravita MTB Shoes
A heavier-duty DH model and a slimmed-down trail and enduro offering in both flat and clipless styles for Fizik's gravity shoe debut.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 11, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
Specialized adds two gravity oriented shoes to their 2FO lineup.
James Smurthwaite    Mar 8, 2021
Earthbound's High Pivot Bike is Made From Bamboo & Carbon Earthbound's High Pivot Bike is Made From Bamboo & Carbon
Sure, you've seen lots of high pivot bikes before, but how about one made from bamboo?
Seb Stott    Mar 4, 2021
Race Face's New 12-Speed Steel Chainring is Only $20 Race Face's New 12-Speed Steel Chainring is Only $20
Race Face has added a more affordable direct mount chainring for Shimano 12-speed drivetrains.
Seb Stott    Mar 1, 2021
First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes First Look: Saracen Goes Direct & Launches 5 Brand New Bikes
Saracen are moving to a direct sales model in order to offer more competitive prices on their new bikes.
Ed Spratt    Feb 26, 2021
TranzX's New Dropper Has Adjustable Travel & An Integrated Seat Post Clamp TranzX's New Dropper Has Adjustable Travel & An Integrated Seat Post Clamp
The YSI15 has an integrated seat collar and easily adjustable travel.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 24, 2021
First Look: 2021 Trek E-Caliber - A Motorized XC Machine First Look: 2021 Trek E-Caliber - A Motorized XC Machine
The E-Caliber is designed to give recreational XC riders the ability to feel like a World Cup level pro.
Henry Quinney    Feb 18, 2021
First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb First Look: 2021 RAAW Jibb
The Madonna now has a shorter travel sibling.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 8, 2021
A Closer Look at the Production Privee CNC'd Downhill Bike A Closer Look at the Production Privee CNC'd Downhill Bike
Dig a little deeper into the details of Production Privee's latest endeavor.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 4, 2021
YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift
The Izzo Blaze gets a 140mm fork and ditches the remote lockout.
Ralf Hauser    Feb 2, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
The Hugene gets 10mm more rear travel and updated geometry for 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 1, 2021
Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset
We're more than two years into XTR's lifespan and there's no electronic version, could that be about to change?
James Smurthwaite    Jan 29, 2021
Bridger Designs a Modular Helmet That Allows You to Change Shells Depending on the Conditions Bridger Designs a Modular Helmet That Allows You to Change Shells Depending on the Conditions
Riders can choose from a ventilated shell or an insulated winter option depending on the weather.
Ed Spratt    Jan 22, 2021
Gravaa's New Wheels Will Allow Tire Pressure Adjustments While Riding Gravaa's New Wheels Will Allow Tire Pressure Adjustments While Riding
A miniature high-pressure pump is driven by the wheels using an integrated clutch unit.
Mike Levy    Jan 21, 2021
First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension First Look: Fuji's Rakan LT Adds Travel, Keeps Weird Suspension
Fuji's new Rakan LT gets more travel, less head angle, and all the aluminum.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 20, 2021
Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS? Bianchi's New E-Omnia eMTB has... ABS?
Probably not the choice to take on an EWS stage, but if you throw in the occasional set of stairs on your work commute or have ever fancied ABS on a bike, your ride awaits.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 19, 2021
Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback
Like a lot of the unusual projects we've seen in the past 12 months, this bike was dreamed up during lockdown.
Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2021
Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker Video: Ibis's New Aluminum Ripley is More Metal, More Slacker
Ibis's fifth-generation Ripley AF goes all-aluminum to create a 120mm-travel trail bike that's far more affordable than its carbon fiber predecessor.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 18, 2021
Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er
Eric Tomczak's long-term dream was to handcraft a full suspension bike. Now, he's done it.
Sarah Moore    Jan 15, 2021
First Look: Camelbak's Spring 2021 Line Up First Look: Camelbak's Spring 2021 Line Up
Camelbak has launched their 2021 pack collections.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 13, 2021
The SwitchGrade Will Allow Riders to Change Their Saddle Angle on the Fly The SwitchGrade Will Allow Riders to Change Their Saddle Angle on the Fly
The SwitchGrade provides three positions, one for climbing, one for descending, and one for rolling terrain.
Ed Spratt    Jan 8, 2021
Farr Launches the Headspace 35 Stem Farr Launches the Headspace 35 Stem
Farr's new stem comes in a 50mm length and has an extra wide clamping area.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 23, 2020
First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes First Look: Instinctiv's M Series Gearbox Trail Bikes
Based in the Netherlands, Instinctiv's new M Series bikes are very intriguing.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 23, 2020
A Closer Look at Devinci's Experimental High Pivot Wilson A Closer Look at Devinci's Experimental High Pivot Wilson
Digging in a little further into the backstory of the Wilson HP.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 14, 2020
First Look: Crankbrothers Debuts Mountain Bike Shoe Line First Look: Crankbrothers Debuts Mountain Bike Shoe Line
Crankbrothers have entered the shoe market with a full range of shoes for both clip and flat pedals.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 14, 2020
Lazer Announces New Jackal MIPS Helmet Lazer Announces New Jackal MIPS Helmet
The Jackal is Lazer's top-of-the-line trail helmet.
Mike Levy    Dec 8, 2020
First Look: Intend's New Inverted Fork Uses One and a Half Crowns First Look: Intend's New Inverted Fork Uses One and a Half Crowns
For when one crown isn't enough but two crowns are obviously too many? Not quite...
Daniel Sapp    Dec 7, 2020
First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6 First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6
The Mach 6 gets an update, but don't worry, those 27.5" wheels haven't gone anywhere.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 2, 2020
Production Privee Unveils Prototype Titanium Dirt Jump Hardtail Production Privee Unveils Prototype Titanium Dirt Jump Hardtail
This one-off prototype was designed for Pavel Alekhin, Production Privee's newest team member.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 20, 2020
Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike Cotic Launch 140mm Jeht 29er Trail Bike
Cotic add a new steel all-rounder into their lineup.
Brian Park    Nov 18, 2020
Wolf Tooth Launches New '8-Bit Pack Pliers' Multi Tool Wolf Tooth Launches New '8-Bit Pack Pliers' Multi Tool
Wolf Tooth's new 8-bit Pack Pliers have (you guessed it) 8 bits that fit into a swivelling hex head and let you provide more torque than typical multi tools.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 17, 2020
The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium The 3D Printed Moorhuhn is Now Available in Full Titanium
The titanium Moorhuhn is designed to be agile, playful, and "cut corners like a chicken does."
Daniel Sapp    Nov 12, 2020
Vitus Release New E-Sommet eMTB Vitus Release New E-Sommet eMTB
There's a new electrified Sommet in the Vitus lineup.
Sarah Moore    Nov 10, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and Clip Shoes First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and Clip Shoes
Specialized have added new flat pedal and clipless shoes to their lineup.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 22, 2020
Alutech Releases €16,000 eMTB with CNC'd Aluminum Frame Alutech Releases €16,000 eMTB with CNC'd Aluminum Frame
Forget being able to buy a dirt bike, Alutech's latest project costs almost as much as a new car.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 22, 2020
First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet First Look: 2021 Vitus Escarpe & Sommet
The Escarpe and Sommet get completely updated for 2021 while still remaining very reasonably priced.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 14, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Norco Shore - Freeride's Alive First Ride: 2021 Norco Shore - Freeride's Alive
The classic returns, and it's bigger and burlier than ever.
Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
There's been a BIG change, even if the newest Stumpy doesn't look all that different.
Mike Levy    Oct 8, 2020
Review: AXS Rocker Paddle Upgrade Kit Review: AXS Rocker Paddle Upgrade Kit
The $20 paddle gives you even more shift options.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 7, 2020
Schwalbe Releases New Lightweight Aerothan Tubes Schwalbe Releases New Lightweight Aerothan Tubes
A 29" Aerothan tube weighs only 87 grams and takes up much less space than a traditional rubber tube.
Sarah Moore    Oct 6, 2020
Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series Liv Cycling Announces New Intrigue E+ Trail Bike Series
Liv's new eMTB has an extended battery range and a 29-inch wheel option.
Dan Roberts    Oct 5, 2020
First Look: Cube's New TWO15 DH Bikes First Look: Cube's New TWO15 DH Bikes
There are now two versions of the TWO15 - one aimed at racers, and the other at park riders.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 2, 2020
Endura Launch Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle Signature Pisspot Helmet Endura Launch Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle Signature Pisspot Helmet
Danny Mac and Kriss Kyle have new helmets to wear for all their creative trickery.
Mike Levy    Sep 30, 2020
Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look Video: Devinci's All-New Troy - First Look
Devinci's all-new Troy is a 140mm-travel trail bike that’s meant to do all the things, even if some of those things are kinda sketchy.
Ralf Hauser    Sep 28, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Propain Spindrift - 180mm of Travel & Lots of Options First Ride: 2021 Propain Spindrift - 180mm of Travel & Lots of Options
The new Sprindrift is available in carbon or aluminum, with 29", 27.5", or mixed wheel sizes.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 24, 2020
Patrol Evolves the Geometry of Its 691 Enduro Bike Patrol Evolves the Geometry of Its 691 Enduro Bike
The new 691 Evo gets the longer and slacker treatment for 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 23, 2020
First Look: Actofive Unveils Fully CNC'd Aluminum P-Train First Look: Actofive Unveils Fully CNC'd Aluminum P-Train
The latest version of this eye-catching bike begins life as a solid block of aluminum.
Mike Levy    Sep 22, 2020
Spotted: Norco's Aluminum High Pivot, Long-Travel Something? Spotted: Norco's Aluminum High Pivot, Long-Travel Something?
Norco's been working on an aluminum high pivot bike.
Dan Roberts    Sep 22, 2020
First Ride: Formula's New Mod Shock First Ride: Formula's New Mod Shock
The Mod uses Formula's Compression Tuning System, which allows riders to easily alter the feel of the shock.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 18, 2020
MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames MDE Updates Italian-Made Aluminium Carve & Damper Frames
An completely revised trail bike and a few tweaks for the Damper enduro bike.
Ed Spratt    Sep 18, 2020
Crankbrothers Launches Two New Multitools With Storage Compartments - Sea Otter Play Crankbrothers Launches Two New Multitools With Storage Compartments - Sea Otter Play
Two new additions to Crankbrothers' multitool lineup with a focus on trailside tubeless tire repair.
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
What's more polarizing: The trout-inspired paint or its Live Valve suspension?
Daniel Sapp    Sep 16, 2020
First Look: Endura's Updated MT500 Waterproof Line First Look: Endura's Updated MT500 Waterproof Line
Endura's MT 500 range is designed to hold up to full-day riding in harsh conditions.
Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2020
Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look
Salsa's new trail bike has 140mm of rear travel, a 160mm fork, and very modern geometry.
Sarah Moore    Sep 15, 2020
First Look: Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro 29 First Look: Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro 29
The new carbon trail bike with 125mm of rear travel and a 140mm fork uses flip chip adjustable frame geometry.
Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2020
First Look: The Cassidy is Salsa's Most Aggressive Bike Yet First Look: The Cassidy is Salsa's Most Aggressive Bike Yet
The Cassidy is a departure from the norm for Salsa, with a 63.8-degree head angle, 165mm of travel and 29" wheels,
Mike Kazimer    Sep 14, 2020
Look Introduces New Trail Roc MTB Flat Pedals Look Introduces New Trail Roc MTB Flat Pedals
Look are branching out into the flat pedal world with the Trail Rocs.
Mike Levy    Sep 10, 2020
Video: New 8-Speed Drivetrain, Tools, Tires, Pedals, & Clothing - Across the Pond Beaver Video: New 8-Speed Drivetrain, Tools, Tires, Pedals, & Clothing - Across the Pond Beaver
Worldwide travel restrictions have put an end to tradeshows, but not even a global pandemic can stop the ol' 8-Ball...
Dan Roberts    Sep 7, 2020
Haro's Shift R Bike Lineup - Across the Pond Beaver Haro's Shift R Bike Lineup - Across the Pond Beaver
Three bikes with similar frame designs but different amounts of travel.
Dan Roberts    Sep 4, 2020
2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver
Marin have a new steel hardcore hardtail on the way, along with an updated San Quentin.
Mike Levy    Sep 4, 2020
Dakine's Newest Pads, Gloves, & Hip Packs - Across the Pond Beaver Dakine's Newest Pads, Gloves, & Hip Packs - Across the Pond Beaver
New gear from Dakine, including a half-sized tailgate pad for your pickup truck.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 3, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Trek Slash - Now With Snack Storage First Ride: 2021 Trek Slash - Now With Snack Storage
You know the drill... The new Slash is longer, lower, slacker, and it has an internal storage compartment.
Dan Roberts    Sep 2, 2020
2021 GT Bikes Highlights - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 GT Bikes Highlights - Across the Pond Beaver
For 2021, GT have added some new models to their line ranging from their all-mountain and enduro Force all the way through to the old-school inspired Pro Series.
Dan Roberts    Sep 1, 2020
2021 Marin Alpine Trail - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 Marin Alpine Trail - Across the Pond Beaver
The new Alpine Trail packs a punch, and it comes in at a very reasonable price.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2020
Giro's New Helmet, Shoes, & Gloves - Across the Pond Beaver Giro's New Helmet, Shoes, & Gloves - Across the Pond Beaver
Giro adds a new helmet, clipless shoes, and gloves to their trail lineup.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2020
First Look: 2021 Propain Ekano - Across the Pond Beaver First Look: 2021 Propain Ekano - Across the Pond Beaver
The new Ekano gets a Shimano EP8 motor system and can be run with 27.5", 29", or mixed wheels.
Dan Roberts    Aug 31, 2020
Privateer Adds the E-161 to Their Lineup Privateer Adds the E-161 to Their Lineup
Privateer have electrified the 161 with the addition of Shimano's new EP8 drive system.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 27, 2020
Ohlins Announces Details of RXF38 Single Crown Fork and New OE Partners Ohlins Announces Details of RXF38 Single Crown Fork and New OE Partners
Want an RXF38? You'll need to buy a whole bike to go with it, at least for now.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 27, 2020
First Ride: Trek's New 2021 Procaliber First Ride: Trek's New 2021 Procaliber
Trek's revamped Procaliber hardtail couples a full-carbon XC race frame with surprisingly affordable build options.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 26, 2020
First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price First Look: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T - Modern Geometry, Modest Price
Polygon's Siskiu series of bikes brings a modern design paired to a very modest price.
Dan Roberts    Aug 19, 2020
2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail? 2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail?
At 775 grams, the new Mondraker Podium stakes its claim as the world's lightest XC hardtail frame.
Dan Roberts    Aug 18, 2020
BikeYoke Updates & Extends the Revive Dropper Post BikeYoke Updates & Extends the Revive Dropper Post
The BikeYoke Revive 2.0 is available with up to 213mm of travel.
Dan Roberts    Aug 11, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR First Ride: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR
The new Sender has arrived, with an updated frame and more wheel size options.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 6, 2020
First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced
BMC's new hardtails have a 67-degree head angle, and are available in carbon or aluminum.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 5, 2020
Schwalbe Announces 5 New Tire Casings & 2 New Tread Patterns Schwalbe Announces 5 New Tire Casings & 2 New Tread Patterns
The Big Betty returns, along with an updated Nobby Nic and a simplified casing construction naming scheme.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 5, 2020
Carbon Neutral Brand Pembree Launches UK Made R1V Flat Pedals Carbon Neutral Brand Pembree Launches UK Made R1V Flat Pedals
Pembree are a newcomer to the flat pedal world with a focus on sustainable production methods.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 5, 2020
Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status
Specialized is doing things a bit differently with the launch of their new Status.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 21, 2020
Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150 Spot Announces New Mayhem 130 and 150
Spot adds two new bikes to their lineup, both with titanium leaf springs and impressively light weights.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 21, 2020
First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter First Look: The 2021 Orbea Oiz Gets Even Lighter
Orbea's 2021 Oiz XC bike receives updates including a lighter OMX frame.
Ed Spratt    Jul 17, 2020
BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails
BH bikes has released a new version of its Ultimate Evo XC race bike that comes in at a lower pricepoint.
Ed Spratt    Jul 15, 2020
Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs
Two-wheel drive e-bikes are now a thing.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 13, 2020
First Look: 2021 Flyer Uproc6 eMTB First Look: 2021 Flyer Uproc6 eMTB
Flyer's Uproc6 eMTB has a mixed wheel-size and has been designed with descending in mind.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 8, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Evil Wreckoning First Ride: 2021 Evil Wreckoning
The Wreckoning gets a revamp, with more travel, updated geometry, and Super Boost.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 7, 2020
First Ride: RockShox's New Zeb Fork First Ride: RockShox's New Zeb Fork
The 2021 Zeb is built for going big, with 38mm stanchions and up to 190mm of travel.
Dan Roberts    Jul 7, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets
A serious overhaul to DT's popular wheel lines.
Mike Levy    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike First Look: Transition's All-New Spur is a Rowdy XC Bike
It has just 120mm of travel, but this ain't your dad's cross-country bike.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 30, 2020
First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115 First Look: 2021 Yeti SB115
Yeti says the SB115 "looks like an SB100, rides like an SB130."
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2020
Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails Kona Teases New Honzo ESD & Shonky Hardtails
It looks like an extra-slack version of the Honzo is on the way, along with a complete Shonky dirt jumper.
Ralf Hauser    Jun 25, 2020
Bosch Boosts Motor Performance With Software Update For 2021 Bosch Boosts Motor Performance With Software Update For 2021
Bosch's Performance Line CX Gen 4 motor system gets even better with a significant software update.
Dan Roberts    Jun 24, 2020
Revonte's ONE E-Bike Drive System Has an Automatic Transmission Mode Revonte's ONE E-Bike Drive System Has an Automatic Transmission Mode
Revonte are a Finnish company offering a complete drive system for ebikes, but with a twist.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 15, 2020
The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’ The Moorhuhn is an Additive Manufactured Frame Hoping To ‘Make Steel Sexy Again’
Wow. German frame builder Ralf Holleis' latest creation looks incredible.
Ed Spratt    Jun 15, 2020
Smith's New Mainline Full Face Helmet is Coming Soon Smith's New Mainline Full Face Helmet is Coming Soon
Smith are entering the full-face arena with the Koroyd and MIPS-equipped Mainline.
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2020
First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range
The new GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gets a 10-52-tooth cassette and carbon fiber cranks.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 5, 2020
Spotted: Ohlins RXF 38 Fork Spotted: Ohlins RXF 38 Fork
It looks like Ohlins have a new burly single crown fork on the way.
James Smurthwaite    May 27, 2020
Randoms From the VR Taipei Cycle Show 2020 Randoms From the VR Taipei Cycle Show 2020
Take a virtual visit to the Taipei Cycle Show, where you'll find wild brake pads, new winter shoes, a collapsible bike box, a portable bleed kit, and more.
Mike Levy    May 26, 2020
First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed to Protect Your Tires First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed to Protect Your Tires
The latest Roval wheels are said to be stronger and less likely to cut your tire, all while weighing just 1,240-grams for the set.
Mike Levy    May 20, 2020
First Look: ShockTune is a Free Suspension Setup App First Look: ShockTune is a Free Suspension Setup App
It uses your phone's accelerometer to tell you how good (or bad) or your suspension setup is.
Daniel Sapp    May 18, 2020
First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System
Pivot's new tool solution keeps necessities easily accessible.
Mike Kazimer    May 15, 2020
Shimano Announces New ME700 Clipless Pedals Shimano Announces New ME700 Clipless Pedals
Shimano adds a new value priced clipless pedal to their lineup, along with two flat pedals for casual cruising.
Mike Levy    May 8, 2020
Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike? Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike?
Does a flat-bar gravel bike appeal to you, or is this just a mountain bike with not enough tire clearance?
Dan Roberts    May 7, 2020
First Look: Shimano's New Deore 12-Speed Group & Other 2021 Updates First Look: Shimano's New Deore 12-Speed Group & Other 2021 Updates
The 12-speed trickle down continues as Shimano unveils their new Deore drivetrain, along with new brakes and wheels.
Mike Levy    May 7, 2020
First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork
The US-made carbon fiber fork lets you choose between 44mm or 52mm of rake.
Daniel Sapp    May 5, 2020
Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin
Gwin's latest tire design is intended to excel in dry, hardpacked conditions.
Dan Roberts    May 5, 2020
The 2020 Last Tarvo Claims to be the Lightest Enduro Frame Ever The 2020 Last Tarvo Claims to be the Lightest Enduro Frame Ever
A 2.08kg carbon frame designed and manufactured in Germany.
James Smurthwaite    May 4, 2020
Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status? Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status?
It looks like a new Status trail bike is on the way...and it's running two different wheel sizes.
Dan Roberts    Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
DT's renowned 240 hubs get a revision that's intended to increase their reliability even further.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 14, 2020
Fox Announces 34 GRIP 2 Fork & Updated  DPX2 Shock - Pond Beaver 2020 Fox Announces 34 GRIP 2 Fork & Updated DPX2 Shock - Pond Beaver 2020
The 34 gets the same damper as its longer travel siblings, and the DPX2 receives a base valve update.
Dan Roberts    Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video) First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video)
Fox's Float DHX2 and X2 shocks have received significant updates for 2021.

 
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