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Mike Kazimer    Today
Review: 2022 Canyon Torque CF8 Review: 2022 Canyon Torque CF8
This mixed-wheel machine is more than just a bike park shredder.
Henry Quinney    Feb 25, 2022
Review: 7iDP Project 23 Carbon Helmet Review: 7iDP Project 23 Carbon Helmet
7iDP's full-face helmet is lightweight, well ventilated, and it doesn't skimp on protection.
Henry Quinney    Feb 23, 2022
Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29 Review: 2022 Kona Process 153 DL 29
The Process 153's geometry is modern without going to extremes, which adds to its versatility. It's also very yellow.
Matt Beer    Feb 16, 2022
Review: Pinnd CS2 Pedals - Made in Scotland to Survive the Slop Review: Pinnd CS2 Pedals - Made in Scotland to Survive the Slop
These Scottish pedals were designed to withstand years of muddy, grimy conditions.
Seb Stott    Feb 14, 2022
Review: Starling Spur - No Derailleur, No Worries? Review: Starling Spur - No Derailleur, No Worries?
It's no lightweight, but the gearbox driven Spur is a very interesting ride.
Henry Quinney    Feb 10, 2022
Review: Giant's Pinner Pro Flat Pedals Are Grippy & Reliable Review: Giant's Pinner Pro Flat Pedals Are Grippy & Reliable
The Pinners are wide, durable, and offer good traction.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 8, 2022
Review: Roval Control Carbon Wheels Review: Roval Control Carbon Wheels
Did someone say downcountry? The 1450 gram Roval Control wheels are a great way to save weight without totally breaking the bank.
Matt Beer    Feb 4, 2022
Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Racing Line Tires Are Tough, Tacky, & Heavy Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Racing Line Tires Are Tough, Tacky, & Heavy
Tired of flatting? Looking for a set of extra burly tires? Michelin may have the answer.
Matt Beer    Feb 1, 2022
Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Duro-Cross Weapon Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Duro-Cross Weapon
Specialized has gone consumer direct with the Status, which packs a serious punch for $2,999.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 1, 2022
Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Heckler MX - The Battery Powered Bronson Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Heckler MX - The Battery Powered Bronson
The Heckler's new 720 Wh battery gives it even more range for big adventures.
Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2022
Review: Rapha's Trail Pants & Knee Pads Are Impossibly Comfy Review: Rapha's Trail Pants & Knee Pads Are Impossibly Comfy
Fancy trousers and knee pads designed for riders who like to pedal.
Matt Wragg    Jan 21, 2022
Review: Supersapiens Constant Glucose Monitor Review: Supersapiens Constant Glucose Monitor
"It opens up a whole world of experimenting with your metabolism and learning about yourself that will be intoxicating to some."
Henry Quinney    Jan 18, 2022
Review: Giant Realm Helmet - Comfortable Extra Coverage Review: Giant Realm Helmet - Comfortable Extra Coverage
The Realm offers more protection than a traditional open face helmet, and works especially well on those cooler fall and winter rides.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 13, 2022
Review: Ion's 2022 Outerwear Collection Review: Ion's 2022 Outerwear Collection
Ion's latest collection includes the Shelter 3L jacket, softshell pants, and gloves that have an integrated rain cover.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 12, 2022
Review: Fox Transfer SL Dropper Post Review: Fox Transfer SL Dropper Post
The XC-oriented dropper is light in weight and light in action.
Henry Quinney    Jan 11, 2022
Review: Race Face Conspiracy Wet Weather Apparel Review: Race Face Conspiracy Wet Weather Apparel
We put the Conspiracy jacket, pants, and jersey to the test.
Henry Quinney    Dec 21, 2021
Review: Delium Versatile Tire - Value & Performance for $45 Review: Delium Versatile Tire - Value & Performance for $45
Delium's consumer-direct model allows them to keep costs down without affecting the tire's performance.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 15, 2021
Field Test: Ghost Riot Trail Full Party - The Mixed Message Machine Field Test: Ghost Riot Trail Full Party - The Mixed Message Machine
How much of a party does the Ghost Riot actually bring to the trails?
Seb Stott    Nov 22, 2021
Review: Bright Racing Shocks' F929 Next Inverted Enduro Fork Review: Bright Racing Shocks' F929 Next Inverted Enduro Fork
A 150mm inverted fork that's designed to compete against traditional options with 20mm more travel.
Henry Quinney    Nov 18, 2021
Review: Dakine's Thrillium Heavyweight Pants & Dewit Waterproof Apparel Review: Dakine's Thrillium Heavyweight Pants & Dewit Waterproof Apparel
Two pairs of pants and a waterproof jacket to keep the rain and cold at bay.
Henry Quinney    Nov 8, 2021
Review: POC's New Waterproof Dungarees & Pants Review: POC's New Waterproof Dungarees & Pants
POC's new apparel line contains multiple options for keeping wet weather at bay, including some snazzy (and expensive) overalls.
Henry Quinney    Nov 5, 2021
Review: TRP's New Trail EVO Brakes Review: TRP's New Trail EVO Brakes
TRP's new brakes offer plenty of power at a reasonable price.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 1, 2021
Review: Teravail's New Warwick Tire Review: Teravail's New Warwick Tire
Teravail's latest tread pattern is designed for everything from trail to enduro riding.
Matt Beer    Oct 26, 2021
Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Full Face Helmet Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Full Face Helmet
Specialized's new full-face is one of the lightest DH certified option on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 25, 2021
Review: RockShox Domain RC Fork - Affordable Performance Review: RockShox Domain RC Fork - Affordable Performance
The Domain delivers when it comes to price versus performance.
Matt Beer    Oct 12, 2021
Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet
The new Specialized Tactic sees major updates in terms of looks and safety all at a moderate price point.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 5, 2021
Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension System Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension System
How does RockShox's new electronically controlled suspension work out in the real world?
Matt Beer    Oct 1, 2021
Review: Troy Lee Designs' Drift Jersey and Shorts Review: Troy Lee Designs' Drift Jersey and Shorts
Troy Lee's Drift collection is designed for riders looking for low key, high performance apparel.
Matt Beer    Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
How did the EXT Era hold up to 12 months of hard riding?
Daniel Sapp    Sep 22, 2021
Review: Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet Review: Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet
The Speedframe ticks almost all the boxes on the list of must-have features for a trail helmet.
Seb Stott    Sep 21, 2021
Review: Faserwerk Baslerstab Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem Review: Faserwerk Baslerstab Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem
The Baslerstab measures 800mm wide and is DH-rated, yet weighs just 236g.
Sarah Moore    Sep 20, 2021
Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap
The Whoop Strap tracks metrics related to your recovery and training load 24/7 such as heart rate, heart rate variability, and respiratory rate alongside the quality of your sleep.
Matt Beer    Sep 15, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Monster Truck Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Monster Truck
With its big travel and huge 900Wh battery, the second iteration of Norco's Range VLT is one serious machine.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 15, 2021
Review: 2022 Devinci Spartan HP - The Sturdy Trail Smasher Review: 2022 Devinci Spartan HP - The Sturdy Trail Smasher
A secret no longer, Devinci's new Spartan has hopped aboard the high pivot train.
Henry Quinney    Sep 14, 2021
Field Test: 2021 Commencal Meta Power - The Aluminum Sledge Hammer Field Test: 2021 Commencal Meta Power - The Aluminum Sledge Hammer
How does this burly aluminum eMTB stack up against its carbon counterparts?
Henry Quinney    Sep 13, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB
The 160E was built for racing, but it's not just for the steepest and rowdiest tracks around.
Matt Beer    Sep 11, 2021
Field Test: 2022 We Are One Arrival - Efficient & Effective Field Test: 2022 We Are One Arrival - Efficient & Effective
With a steep price tag it won't win on value, but with 152mm of travel, how did this dual-link carbon bike stack up against our other enduro bikes?
Henry Quinney    Sep 9, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
The new GT Force ticks all the boxes on the modern enduro bike checklist, but does that mean it rides well?
Matt Beer    Sep 7, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range C1 - The Pedal Friendly 'Downhill' Bike Field Test: 2022 Norco Range C1 - The Pedal Friendly 'Downhill' Bike
There aren't many bikes out there that can match the Range's appetite for rough terrain.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 1, 2021
Review: SRAM's New HS2 Rotors - Thicker is Better Review: SRAM's New HS2 Rotors - Thicker is Better
The new rotors are 2mm thick, and are claimed to deliver 7% more power.
Matt Beer    Aug 31, 2021
Review: Ion K-Sleeve Amp Knee Pads Review: Ion K-Sleeve Amp Knee Pads
The K-Sleeve AMP pads offer a comfortable, fuss-free fit with good ventilation.
Mike Levy    Aug 26, 2021
Review: Rapha's New Performance Trailwear Clothing Review: Rapha's New Performance Trailwear Clothing
Rapha's first go at mountain bike clothing costs less than you might expect, but is the fit and function there?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 25, 2021
Review: 2022 Scott Spark 900 Tuned AXS - A Hidden Shock & All the Integration Review: 2022 Scott Spark 900 Tuned AXS - A Hidden Shock & All the Integration
Mike Kazimer's been putting in the miles on the new Spark, which received a bold new re-design for 2022.
Matt Beer    Aug 24, 2021
Review: Ion Rascal Select Boa Shoes Review: Ion Rascal Select Boa Shoes
The Rascal Select is very breathable and well suited to long adventure rides.
Dan Roberts    Aug 23, 2021
Review: BikeYoke Revive 2.0 Dropper Post Review: BikeYoke Revive 2.0 Dropper Post
The Revive is back, and it's better than ever.
Seb Stott    Aug 18, 2021
Tested: How Much Slower Are Idler Bikes For Climbing? Tested: How Much Slower Are Idler Bikes For Climbing?
Is a slight reduction in efficiency a worthwhile tradeoff?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 17, 2021
Review: WTB's New CZR i30 Carbon Wheels Review: WTB's New CZR i30 Carbon Wheels
WTB now offers their CZR carbon rims in a pre-built wheelset.
Seb Stott    Aug 16, 2021
Review: Forbidden Dreadnought Review: Forbidden Dreadnought
The Dreadnought has the manners of a bigger bike, but its 151mm of travel doesn't quite deliver the same performance as longer travel options.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 10, 2021
Review: Küat's New Kashima-Coated Piston Pro X Bike Rack Review: Küat's New Kashima-Coated Piston Pro X Bike Rack
If you've ever dreamed of having Kashima on your bike rack, it's here, and it isn't cheap.
Dan Roberts    Aug 9, 2021
Review: Knolly Warden LT Review: Knolly Warden LT
Flat out speed isn't the Warden's forte, but it excels in the steeps and in softer terrain.
Nikki Rohan    Aug 5, 2021
Gear Guide: 9 Summer Riding Kits for Men Gear Guide: 9 Summer Riding Kits for Men
Nine outfits made specifically for mountain biking.
Nikki Rohan    Aug 5, 2021
Gear Guide: 10 Summer Riding Kits for Women Gear Guide: 10 Summer Riding Kits for Women
A round up of ten worthy options for off-road adventures.
Matt Beer    Aug 2, 2021
Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson - Mixed Wheels For Mixed Intentions Review: 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson - Mixed Wheels For Mixed Intentions
The new Bronson is ready for big pedal missions or a session at your local jumps.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 27, 2021
Review: Specialized's New Ground Control Grid T7 Tire Review: Specialized's New Ground Control Grid T7 Tire
The updated Ground Control tires hit the sweet spot when it comes to price and performance.
Seb Stott    Jul 22, 2021
Review: Öhlins New 2022 RXF38 M.2 Fork Review: Öhlins New 2022 RXF38 M.2 Fork
The new RXF38 is available with 160, 170, or 180mm of air-sprung travel.
Henry Quinney    Jul 14, 2021
Tested: 9 of the Best Tire Inserts vs an Impact Rig Tested: 9 of the Best Tire Inserts vs an Impact Rig
Inserts from six brands put to the test against a smashing machine.
Seb Stott    Jul 14, 2021
Review: 2022 Norco Sight C1 VLT - A Long Range eMTB Review: 2022 Norco Sight C1 VLT - A Long Range eMTB
The new Sight VLT can accept up to a 900 Wh battery for those big missions.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 13, 2021
Review: 2022 Fox 34 Fork - A Short Travel Standout Review: 2022 Fox 34 Fork - A Short Travel Standout
The new 34 delivers an impressive on-trail performance.
Seb Stott    Jul 7, 2021
Review: Crankbrothers Mallet Boa Shoes Review: Crankbrothers Mallet Boa Shoes
Crankbrothers' shoes come with cleats pre-installed and ready to go.
Matt Beer    Jul 6, 2021
Review: 100% Aircraft 2 Full Face Helmet Review: 100% Aircraft 2 Full Face Helmet
The second generation of the Aircraft has an updated look, better ventilation, and new safety features.
Nikki Rohan    Jul 6, 2021
Ridden & Rated: 5 of the Best Convertible MTB Helmets for 2021 Ridden & Rated: 5 of the Best Convertible MTB Helmets for 2021
Five worthy options for keeping cool while climbing and increasing the level of protection for the descents.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 28, 2021
Round-Up: 21 Of the Best Mountain Bike Helmets for 2021 Round-Up: 21 Of the Best Mountain Bike Helmets for 2021
Nearly two dozen worthy options for protecting your dome.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 22, 2021
Review: Cannondale's All New 2022 Jekyll 1 Review: Cannondale's All New 2022 Jekyll 1
The Jekyll is back with 165mm of travel, 29" wheels, and a whole new look.
Henry Quinney    Jun 21, 2021
Review: Mavic Crossmax XL 29" Alloy Wheels Review: Mavic Crossmax XL 29" Alloy Wheels
Mavic's latest alloy wheelset offers a good balance when it comes to price vs performance.
Seb Stott    Jun 14, 2021
Review: The Geometron G1 is Designed to Be Future-Proof & Adapatable Review: The Geometron G1 is Designed to Be Future-Proof & Adapatable
The G1 is built to take a beating, and offers a huge range of configuration options.
Mike Kazimer    May 27, 2021
Review: SRAM GX Eagle AXS Wireless Drivetrain Review: SRAM GX Eagle AXS Wireless Drivetrain
GX AXS is $200 less expensive than X01 AXS, and it works just as well.
Henry Quinney    May 26, 2021
Review: 6 of the Best Tire Inserts Ridden & Rated Review: 6 of the Best Tire Inserts Ridden & Rated
A half dozen inserts get put to the test on the rocky trails in Portugal.
Seb Stott    May 25, 2021
Review: Nukeproof's $563 Horizon V2 Wheels Review: Nukeproof's $563 Horizon V2 Wheels
The Horizon V2 wheels are built around Nukeproof's own rims and are rated for enduro and downhill use
Dan Roberts    May 24, 2021
Review: The Privateer Bikes 141 Is A Little Bike with Big Intentions Review: The Privateer Bikes 141 Is A Little Bike with Big Intentions
The Privateer 141 is fast and capable, although it's a little rough around the edges.
Seb Stott    May 20, 2021
Review: Vorsprung Secus Fork Air Spring Upgrade Review: Vorsprung Secus Fork Air Spring Upgrade
The Secus increases a fork's negative spring volume to offer a softer beginning stroke and more linear spring feel.
Mike Kazimer    May 19, 2021
Review: Schwalbe's Big Betty Tire is Dependable & Durable Review: Schwalbe's Big Betty Tire is Dependable & Durable
The Big Betty delivers excellent braking traction in all conditions.
Mike Kazimer    May 17, 2021
Review: 2021 Nukeproof Giga Factory Review: 2021 Nukeproof Giga Factory
The Giga is more than just a monster truck.
Sarah Moore    May 14, 2021
Review: The New Reserve 28 XC Wheels Don't Mess Around Review: The New Reserve 28 XC Wheels Don't Mess Around
Sensibly light, relatively robust, and very comfortable.
Dan Roberts    Apr 28, 2021
Review: DT Swiss EX 1700 Spline Wheelset Review: DT Swiss EX 1700 Spline Wheelset
Nine months of hard riding later and the EX 1700s are still going strong.
Dan Roberts    Apr 13, 2021
Review: The Vee Tire Co Snap WCE Has Predictable Handling & Loads of Grip Review: The Vee Tire Co Snap WCE Has Predictable Handling & Loads of Grip
The Snap WCE was developed to meet the needs of World Cup DH racers.
Dan Roberts    Apr 12, 2021
Review: The Antidote Carbonjack 29 is Fast & Precise Review: The Antidote Carbonjack 29 is Fast & Precise
The Carbonjack is a looker, with a made-in-Poland carbon frame and a quick, efficient feel out on the trail.
Matt Wragg    Apr 5, 2021
Review: Oura Ring, The One to Rule Them All? Review: Oura Ring, The One to Rule Them All?
The Oura is an unobtrusive way to track your heart rate, sleep patterns, and more.
Ralf Hauser    Mar 30, 2021
Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine
The Ransom eRIDE delivers the all-round capabilities that you'd typically expect from bikes with less travel.
Henry Quinney    Mar 29, 2021
Review: 3 of the Best Entry Level GPS Cycling Computers for 2021 Review: 3 of the Best Entry Level GPS Cycling Computers for 2021
The Garmin Edge 130 Plus goes against the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt and Lezyne Mega XL.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 23, 2021
Review: The 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark Review: The 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
The third generation of the Levo advances the eMTB game to the next level.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 17, 2021
Review: Troy Lee Designs' New A3 Helmet Review: Troy Lee Designs' New A3 Helmet
Troy Lee Designs completes the trifecta by adding another option to their half shell helmet lineup.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 16, 2021
Review: Manitou Mezzer Expert Fork Review: Manitou Mezzer Expert Fork
The Mezzer Expert delivers high end performance without the high end price.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 10, 2021
Review: EVOC Trail Pro 16 Protector Backpack Review: EVOC Trail Pro 16 Protector Backpack
The new Trail Pro comes with a lightweight back protector.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 9, 2021
Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90
The Instinct returns, with 140mm of travel and a familiar looking frame.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 4, 2021
Review: Ride Concepts Vice Mid Shoe - Casual Style, Excellent Grip Review: Ride Concepts Vice Mid Shoe - Casual Style, Excellent Grip
A shoe that doesn't scream, "hey, I'm here to terminate the mountain bike trails."
Matt Wragg    Mar 4, 2021
Not A Review: Getting Through Lockdown on a Jitsie Varial 24" Trials Bike Not A Review: Getting Through Lockdown on a Jitsie Varial 24" Trials Bike
When you're not allowed to travel, a trials bike might be a good companion.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 2, 2021
Review: 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit - The Electrified Freeride Machine Review: 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit - The Electrified Freeride Machine
The Bullit is a motorized fun machine, but it's certainly not cheap.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 2, 2021
Review: POC's New Kortal Race MIPS Helmet Review: POC's New Kortal Race MIPS Helmet
The Kortal Race is equipped with the new MIPS Integra protection system.
Seb Stott    Mar 1, 2021
Review: 2021 Saracen Ariel 80 - A Sturdy, Pedalable Park Bike Review: 2021 Saracen Ariel 80 - A Sturdy, Pedalable Park Bike
Did someone say freeride? The new Saracen 80 rolls on 27.5" wheels and has 180mm of travel.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 23, 2021
Review: Cane Creek Kitsuma Air Shock Review: Cane Creek Kitsuma Air Shock
Love turning dials? This shock could be for you.
Dan Roberts    Feb 19, 2021
Review: 2021 Commencal Supreme DH 29/27 - DH Bike Week Review: 2021 Commencal Supreme DH 29/27 - DH Bike Week
Commencal have created a winning package that's ideal for privateers looking for a race bike that won't hold them back.
Dan Roberts    Feb 18, 2021
Review: 2021 Specialized Demo Race - DH Bike Week Review: 2021 Specialized Demo Race - DH Bike Week
Rainbow stripes aren't required to make the most of this DH machine.
Dan Roberts    Feb 17, 2021
Review: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR - DH Bike Week Review: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR - DH Bike Week
The Sender is a purebred race machine, with an impressive level of adjustability.
Dan Roberts    Feb 16, 2021
Review: 2021 Cube TWO15 HPC SLT - DH Bike Week Review: 2021 Cube TWO15 HPC SLT - DH Bike Week
There's no shortage of speed, but the TWO15 can be a demanding ride if you're not paying attention.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 8, 2021
Review: Kavenz VHP 16 - The Traction Master Review: Kavenz VHP 16 - The Traction Master
Kavenz's German-made creation shines when the going gets rough.
Brian Park    Feb 1, 2021
Not a Review: The Moots Womble is More than Just a Boomer Bike Not a Review: The Moots Womble is More than Just a Boomer Bike
The Womble’s build quality is impeccable, the finish is perfect, and most of the details of its titanium frame are thoughtfully sorted.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 11, 2021
Review: Specialized  2FO Roost vs Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Mid Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Specialized 2FO Roost vs Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Mid Flat Pedal Shoes
Two new flat pedal shoe models go toe to toe, with a classic thrown into the mix for good measure.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 4, 2021
Review: 2021 Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX - Reasonably Priced & Ready to Rip Review: 2021 Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX - Reasonably Priced & Ready to Rip
Vitus' 140mm Escarpe gets completely redesigned for 2021 to provide even more bike for your buck, and we find out what that means on the trail.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 3, 2020
Review: 6 of the Best New Pedal-Friendly Knee Pads Review: 6 of the Best New Pedal-Friendly Knee Pads
A half-dozen worthy options for keeping your knees safe and sound.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 1, 2020
Review: Canyon's New 2021 Spectral 29 CF 8.0 Review: Canyon's New 2021 Spectral 29 CF 8.0
The Spectral is back on big wheels for 2021, with 150mm of rear travel and a full carbon frame.
Sarah Moore    Nov 23, 2020
Review: 2021 Juliana Furtado CC XO1 Review: 2021 Juliana Furtado CC XO1
The third generation of the Furtado is a highly refined all-rounder.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 18, 2020
Review: North Shore Racks NSR-6 Review: North Shore Racks NSR-6
The NSR-6 offers a proven way to safely transport six bikes, even on rough roads.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 16, 2020
Review: PNW Components' New Loam Dropper Post Review: PNW Components' New Loam Dropper Post
PNW's new post is made to be reliable, adjustable, and affordable.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 11, 2020
Review: Gulo Composites' GMX-25 Carbon Spoked Wheelset Review: Gulo Composites' GMX-25 Carbon Spoked Wheelset
These lightweight, US-made wheels use braided carbon spokes that are claimed to have better impact resistance than steel spokes.
David Arthur    Nov 9, 2020
Review: Pipedream The Full Moxie Review: Pipedream The Full Moxie
Pipedream's latest creation is a steel single-pivot trail bike.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 4, 2020
Review: Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed Drivetrain - Low Price, High Performance Review: Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed Drivetrain - Low Price, High Performance
Shimano has raised the bar when it comes to how an affordable drivetrain should perform.
Ralf Hauser    Oct 21, 2020
Review: Shimano's STEPS EP8 Motor is Great, But Not Perfect Review: Shimano's STEPS EP8 Motor is Great, But Not Perfect
An in-depth analysis of Shimano's newest motor.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 15, 2020
Review: Rotor's 13-Speed Hydraulic Drivetrain Review: Rotor's 13-Speed Hydraulic Drivetrain
Ever tried to bleed a derailleur?
Mike Kazimer    Oct 6, 2020
Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Travel & More Adjustability Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Travel & More Adjustability
The new Stumpjumper EVO gets a little more travel and a lot more adjustable. There's also extra snack space.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 1, 2020
Review: Diaz Suspension Designs' RUNT Fork Cartridge Review: Diaz Suspension Designs' RUNT Fork Cartridge
The RUNT is a dual-chamber air spring cartridge that's designed to add another level of tunability to a fork.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 29, 2020
Review: Enve AM30 Carbon Wheels Review: Enve AM30 Carbon Wheels
The AM30 wheels use a different rim profile, and are less expensive, than any of Enve's previous models.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 21, 2020
Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo
Commencal's burly trail bike has morphed into something different for 2021.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 31, 2020
Review: Liteville 301 MK15 Enduro Review: Liteville 301 MK15 Enduro
What happens when the mountain bike industry runs out of fireworks? Liteville’s 301 MK 15 Enduro may answer that question.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 25, 2020
Review: Smith's New Mainline Full-Face Helmet Review: Smith's New Mainline Full-Face Helmet
Seven years after their first mountain bike helmet hit the market, Smith have entered the full-face world with the Mainline.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 24, 2020
Review: Privateer 161 - The Budget Priced Brute Review: Privateer 161 - The Budget Priced Brute
Hang on tight - the 161 isn't a bike for the timid.
Sarah Moore    Aug 20, 2020
Review: FSA's Gradient Wider29 Carbon Wheelset Review: FSA's Gradient Wider29 Carbon Wheelset
The Gradient wheels may only have 24 spokes, but they're not lacking in stiffness.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 19, 2020
Review: Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes Review: Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes
Not into the aqua blue? The Recon 3.0 shoes also come in black or 'rocket red.'
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2020
Review: Troy Lee Designs' D4 Carbon Helmet is a Worthy Successor Review: Troy Lee Designs' D4 Carbon Helmet is a Worthy Successor
The D4 is the lightest downhill race helmet that TLD has ever made.
Dan Roberts    Aug 5, 2020
Review: Yep Components Uptimizer 3.0 - The Swiss Watch of Dropper Posts Review: Yep Components Uptimizer 3.0 - The Swiss Watch of Dropper Posts
The Uptimizer is available with up to 185mm of drop, and is easy to service at home.
Sarah Moore    Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
How much has cross-country geometry evolved in the past two years?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 22, 2020
Review: Fezzari's New 2021 Delano Peak Review: Fezzari's New 2021 Delano Peak
The newest addition to Fezzari's lineup has 29" wheels, 135mm of rear travel, and a 150mm fork.
Dan Roberts    Jul 20, 2020
Review: 2020 Mondraker SuperFoxy RR Review: 2020 Mondraker SuperFoxy RR
Does the Superfoxy's performance match its good looks?
Dan Roberts    Jul 6, 2020
Review: Nukeproof Mega 290c Factory Review: Nukeproof Mega 290c Factory
We put the fourth generation of the race-proven Mega to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 18, 2020
Review: Bontrager's New $1300 Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels Review: Bontrager's New $1300 Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels
Bontrager says their new wheels are the strongest they've ever tested.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 16, 2020
Review: Ride Concepts Vice Flat Pedal Shoe are "Different Grippy" Review: Ride Concepts Vice Flat Pedal Shoe are "Different Grippy"
Ride Concepts' new Vice shoe offers great pedal feel and comes in a wide range of sizes.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 15, 2020
Review: Vittoria's New Mazza Tire Review: Vittoria's New Mazza Tire
The Mazza is a great option for riders looking for a versatile, predictable tire.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 8, 2020
Review: Cane Creek's New Helm MKII Fork - The Extra-Adjustable Alternative Review: Cane Creek's New Helm MKII Fork - The Extra-Adjustable Alternative
Version 2.0 of the Helm gets a redesigned air piston and damper updates to improve its on-trail performance.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 4, 2020
Review: Magura's Lightweight MT8 SL Brakes Review: Magura's Lightweight MT8 SL Brakes
The MT8's are some of the lightest XC-oriented brakes on the market.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 2, 2020
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
The Rascal is a lively 130mm trail bike with a unique suspension design.
Ralf Hauser    May 25, 2020
The 4 Best 2020 eMTB Motor Systems Reviewed - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua Ridden & Rated The 4 Best 2020 eMTB Motor Systems Reviewed - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua Ridden & Rated
Four different motor systems, each with their own set of quirks out on the trail. Find out which one stood out from the rest.
Daniel Sapp    May 21, 2020
Review: Bontrager's New Rally WaveCel Helmet Review: Bontrager's New Rally WaveCel Helmet
Bontrager's new Rally helmet makes WaveCel technology more affordable.
Mike Kazimer    May 19, 2020
Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur Review: TRP's New TR12 Shifter and Derailleur
TRP expands their drivetrain lineup with a 12-speed shifter and derailleur.
Zach White    May 16, 2020
Review: Rotor 2INpower MTB Crank Review: Rotor 2INpower MTB Crank
Can a technophobe figure out the intricacies of a dual-sided power meter?
Daniel Sapp    May 11, 2020
Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset
The Raptor 29 wheels are a lightweight, XC-oriented option that's made in the USA.
Mike Levy    May 11, 2020
Review: Spot's Ryve 115 29 is a Part-Time Racer Doing Trail Bike Duty Review: Spot's Ryve 115 29 is a Part-Time Racer Doing Trail Bike Duty
Looking for a speedy trail bike that doubles as a race rig? This might be it.
Mike Kazimer    May 7, 2020
Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet
The Manifest is Giro's brand new high-end trail helmet.
Mike Kazimer    May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
TRP's latest brakes provide plenty of stopping power for everything from trail to downhill bikes.
Sarah Moore    May 4, 2020
Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun
The SB140 is made for gravity-oriented jib sessions.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 28, 2020
Review: Transition's New Sentinel V2 - Now With More Travel Review: Transition's New Sentinel V2 - Now With More Travel
The Sentinel bumps up to 150mm of travel, along with a new frame shape and updated geometry.
Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2020
Review: Deviate Highlander - There Can Only Be One Review: Deviate Highlander - There Can Only Be One
Is this the most capable "trail bike" on the market?
Dave Rome    Apr 24, 2020
Review: Granite Design Stash Tools - Hidden Fixes Review: Granite Design Stash Tools - Hidden Fixes
A tool that fits into most common fork steerer tubes, plus tubeless tire plugs and a chain breaker that go in the ends of your bars.
Sarah Moore    Apr 22, 2020
Review: 45Nrth's Ragnarök Shoes - Made for Riding in the Rain Review: 45Nrth's Ragnarök Shoes - Made for Riding in the Rain
Tired of cold and wet feet? 45Nrth's Ragnarök shoes might be the answer.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2020
Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse
Version 2.0 of the Madonna is built just as tough as the original - there's not much this bike can't handle.
Dan Roberts    Apr 17, 2020
Review: YT's All-New Izzo Trail Bike Review: YT's All-New Izzo Trail Bike
The 130mm-travel Izzo is YT's stab at the lightweight trail bike.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2020
Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020 Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020
The new Hei Hei is a 120mm-travel cross-country-ish 29er that's ideal for all-day adventures.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 2, 2020
Review: Shimano AM902 Clipless Shoes Review: Shimano AM902 Clipless Shoes
Shimano's flagship gravity-oriented shoes get an update.
Mike Levy    Mar 31, 2020
Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table
Four bikes, two weeks, a $2,000 price cap, and a lot of rocky trails.
Mike Levy    Mar 30, 2020
Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost
With a price tag of just $1,400, can the Bossnut keep up with its more expensive competition?
Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2020
Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter
There are two new SID forks, one for riders looking for the lightest fork possible, and the other for riders who prefer a little more down in their cross-country riding.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 10, 2020
Review: Chromag Dagga Pedals - All Grip, No Slip Review: Chromag Dagga Pedals - All Grip, No Slip
Extra wide, extra grippy, and they're available in purple. What more do you need?
Daniel Sapp    Mar 3, 2020
Review: Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Leatt's New DBX 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes
Leatt are entering the shoe world with a full lineup of flat pedal and clipless compatible shoes, including the DBX 3.0.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 2, 2020
Review: Banshee Titan - A Friendly Beast of a Bike Review: Banshee Titan - A Friendly Beast of a Bike
Banshee's newest addition has a voracious appetite for rough trails and steep terrain.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 27, 2020
Review: Race Face Next SL G5 Carbon Cranks Review: Race Face Next SL G5 Carbon Cranks
We put the latest version of Race Face's lightweight carbon cranks to the test.
David Arthur    Feb 24, 2020
Review: Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 - Modern Geometry for Maximum Fun Review: Marin Rift Zone Carbon 2 - Modern Geometry for Maximum Fun
Marin's Rift Zone Carbon is another addition to the growing field of short travel bikes with aggressive geometry.
Mike Levy    Feb 17, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1 Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
The most impressive linkage fork to date, but you'll need to buy the entire bike to get it.
Dan Roberts    Feb 14, 2020
Review: The DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Enduro Wheelset Might Be Too Light Review: The DT Swiss EXC 1200 Spline Enduro Wheelset Might Be Too Light
DT's EXC 1200 wheels are designed for enduro racing, but they didn't withstand our testing.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 11, 2020
Review: Crankbrothers' New Synthesis E Alloy Wheels Review: Crankbrothers' New Synthesis E Alloy Wheels
Crankbrothers borrowed design elements from their Synthesis carbon wheels and applied them to a much more affordable aluminum wheelset.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
The Sight hit the gym and came back beefed up for 2020, with 150mm of travel and a 64-degree head angle.
David Arthur    Feb 3, 2020
Review: NS Bikes Synonym TR1 - Not Your Typical XC Bike Review: NS Bikes Synonym TR1 - Not Your Typical XC Bike
Did someone say downcountry? The Synonym is another worthy contender in the rapidly growing field of short travel bikes with modern geometry.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 28, 2020
Review: Atomik's BERD XC33 Wheels Use Spokes That Look Like String Review: Atomik's BERD XC33 Wheels Use Spokes That Look Like String
Space-age polyethylene spokes that look like string? Atomik's XC33 wheels with Berd spokes are a different take on how to build a wheel.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 27, 2020
Review: 2020 Kona Process 134 CR/DL 29 - A Quick Cornering Trail Bike Review: 2020 Kona Process 134 CR/DL 29 - A Quick Cornering Trail Bike
The new Process 134 29 is a modern trail bike with a voracious appetite for tight turns.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 22, 2020
Review: Trust Shout Linkage Fork - Does Different Mean Better? Review: Trust Shout Linkage Fork - Does Different Mean Better?
Find out if the Shout's outlandish looks deliver improved performance on the trail.
Ralf Hauser    Jan 20, 2020
Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Electrified Freeride Machine Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Electrified Freeride Machine
With 180mm of travel, a dual crown fork, and a powerful motor the new Kenevo is ready for anything.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 16, 2020
Review: Orbea Oiz TR - The XC Racer's Trail Bike Review: Orbea Oiz TR - The XC Racer's Trail Bike
Orbea's Oiz TR adds 20mm of travel to a World Cup XC machine but what does that equal?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 14, 2020
Review: Marzocchi's New Z1 Coil Fork - The Return of a Classic Review: Marzocchi's New Z1 Coil Fork - The Return of a Classic
There's now a coil-sprung version of the Z1, along with an aftermarket conversion kit for the air-sprung Z1 or Fox 36 Rhythm.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 10, 2020
Review: We Are One Composites’ Canadian-Made Union Carbon Wheels Review: We Are One Composites’ Canadian-Made Union Carbon Wheels
We put We Are One's enduro-ready carbon wheels to the test.
David Arthur    Jan 6, 2019
Review: Hope's UK-Made HB.130 Trail Bike Review: Hope's UK-Made HB.130 Trail Bike
Hope's 130mm 29er is fun and fast, with a few interesting little quirks that set it apart from more mainstream options.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 3, 2020
Review: Ride Concepts Powerline Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Ride Concepts Powerline Flat Pedal Shoes
The Powerlines are light, comfy, and a medium amount of sticky.
David Arthur    Dec 30, 2019
Review: RockShox's SID Ultimate Carbon Fork Delivers Superb Performance Review: RockShox's SID Ultimate Carbon Fork Delivers Superb Performance
The SID first debuted in 1998 - we give the latest version of this XC classic a try.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 12, 2019
Review: Bontrager's 1,290g Kovee XXX Wheelset Review: Bontrager's 1,290g Kovee XXX Wheelset
Bontrager's Kovee XXX carbon wheelset comes with a lifetime warranty and is impressively light, but is it durable?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 11, 2019
Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike
The new Gambler is a whole different beast than its predecessor. We put it to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 26, 2019
Review: Maxxis' New Dissector Isn't Just a Dry Conditions Tire Review: Maxxis' New Dissector Isn't Just a Dry Conditions Tire
Troy Brosnan's signature tire gets put to the test.
David Arthur    Nov 22, 2019
Review: Hunt's Trail Wide Wheels Deliver Great Performance & Value Review: Hunt's Trail Wide Wheels Deliver Great Performance & Value
Durable aluminum wheels with a quick engaging hub for less than $500.
Brian Park    Nov 20, 2019
Video: How We Tested at the 2020 Pinkbike Field Test Video: How We Tested at the 2020 Pinkbike Field Test
Check out some of the trails, test tracks, and processes we used at this year's Field Test.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 20, 2019
Review: POC's Do Half Blade Clarity Glasses - Premium Price & Performance Review: POC's Do Half Blade Clarity Glasses - Premium Price & Performance
POC's DO Half Blade glasses take on the test of over a year's worth of riding.
Richard Cunningham    Nov 15, 2019
Review: Shimano's XT 12-Speed Drivetrain is Smart Money Review: Shimano's XT 12-Speed Drivetrain is Smart Money
Reliable, durable, quiet, and ready for anything - everything you'd want for a long-term relationship
Mike Kazimer    Nov 5, 2019
Review: 2020 Nukeproof Reactor 290c RS Review: 2020 Nukeproof Reactor 290c RS
Nukeproof's newest trail bike is built to handle just about any type of terrain.
Dan Roberts    Nov 1, 2019
Review: Öhlins RXF36 M2 Trail Fork Review: Öhlins RXF36 M2 Trail Fork
The latest version of the RXF36 delivers a top-notch performance on a wide range of terrain.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 29, 2019
Review: Ion K-Traze Amp Zip Knee Pads Review: Ion K-Traze Amp Zip Knee Pads
Ion's new pads are light and comfortable, with enough protection for a wide range of riding.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 24, 2019
Review: SixSixOne DBO Knee Pads Review: SixSixOne DBO Knee Pads
SixSixOne's DBO knee pads are designed to provide enough coverage for DH riding, while still remaining pedal friendly.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 21, 2019
Review: Alchemy Arktos 29 ST Review: Alchemy Arktos 29 ST
Alchemy's latest trail bike makes a compelling argument that less equals more.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 16, 2019
Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Designed for Descending Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Designed for Descending
The gravity-oriented 2FO Clip 2.0 shoes were designed with input from Loïc Bruni and Finn Iles.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 14, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike
We put the latest version of Santa Cruz's DH race machine to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 10, 2019
Review: Bontrager's Incredibly Stiff & Expensive XXX MTB Shoes Review: Bontrager's Incredibly Stiff & Expensive XXX MTB Shoes
The Triple X is Bontrager's top of the line XC race shoe, but does the performance match the price?
Mike Kazimer    Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best? Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
The Mezzer is Manitou's newest enduro-oriented offering - how does it stack up against other high-end contenders?
Mike Levy    Oct 8, 2019
Review: 6 Months With RockShox's Wireless Reverb AXS Dropper Post Review: 6 Months With RockShox's Wireless Reverb AXS Dropper Post
No hose, no worries? Maybe. Here's the six-month report on RockShox's wireless Reverb AXS dropper.
Pinkbike Originals    Sep 30, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
The Fuel EX and Tallboy are both brand new and impressively capable trail bikes, but which one do we prefer? Levy and Kazimer ride both and pick the winner.
Mike Levy    Sep 19, 2019
Review: 6 Months with SRAM'S Wireless Eagle AXS XX1 Drivetrain Review: 6 Months with SRAM'S Wireless Eagle AXS XX1 Drivetrain
We've lived with SRAM's wireless AXS drivetrain for the last six months. Here's how it's performed so far.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 18, 2019
Review: Zipp's 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels Live Up To Their Compliance Claims Review: Zipp's 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels Live Up To Their Compliance Claims
Find out how Zipp's new mountain bike wheels held up to a summer's worth of abuse.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 17, 2019
Review: Marzocchi's New Bomber Z2 Fork is Impressive & Affordable Review: Marzocchi's New Bomber Z2 Fork is Impressive & Affordable
Marzocchi's 150mm-travel Z2 is the revitalized brand's first stand-alone fork. We think you're going to like it
David Arthur    Sep 16, 2019
Review: Radon Slide Trail 10.0 Review: Radon Slide Trail 10.0
The Slide Trail offers a good value for riders looking for an efficient all-rounder.
Dan Roberts    Sep 13, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
Take a deep dive into the details and performance attributes of this golden Swedish shock.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 12, 2019
Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes
Trickstuff claim the Maxima is the world's most powerful mountain bike brake. It's also the most expensive.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
Mavic's do-anything trail bike wheelset delivers excellent performance for its price.
David Arthur    Sep 2, 2019
Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling Review: Mondraker’s 2020 F-Podium RR is a Rapid XC Racer with Great Handling
Modern cross-country bikes are getting more capable than ever, and Mondraker's F-Podium RR is a prime example.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 28, 2019
Review: EXT Storia Lok - A Custom Tuned, Italian-Made Coil Shock Review: EXT Storia Lok - A Custom Tuned, Italian-Made Coil Shock
We test the latest version of EXT's exotic Italian enduro shock.
Dave Rome    Aug 27, 2019
Review: The Upside Bike Carrier is Odd But Effective Review: The Upside Bike Carrier is Odd But Effective
It looks strange, but the UpSide rack works exactly as intended.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 23, 2019
Review: Stan's Flow EX3 Alloy Wheels Review: Stan's Flow EX3 Alloy Wheels
Stan's newest aluminum wheels are designed to survive the rigors of DH and enduro riding.
Mike Levy    Aug 22, 2019
Review: Quai's ISOS 33 Carbon Wheels - Unique Looks, Reliable Performance Review: Quai's ISOS 33 Carbon Wheels - Unique Looks, Reliable Performance
You've probably never seen carbon fiber rims like these before, but do they make a difference on the trail?
Mike Levy    Aug 20, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz's All-New Tallboy Trail Bike Review: Santa Cruz's All-New Tallboy Trail Bike
The fourth-generation Tallboy has arrived with an all-new frame, more travel, and fresh geometry.
Mike Levy    Aug 15, 2019
Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike
Trek's trail bike gets an all-new frame with tweaked suspension and fresh geometry, but where does sit compared to the competition?
Richard Cunningham    Aug 9, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range
New mounting system requires no special tools, it's lightweight, and no more clunky shifting
Daniel Sapp    Aug 5, 2019
Review: Tioga's Edge 22 Front Tire - A New Take on Creating Cornering Traction Review: Tioga's Edge 22 Front Tire - A New Take on Creating Cornering Traction
The Edge 22 front tire looks unlike anything else out there, but what does that translate to on the trail?
Mike Kazimer    Aug 5, 2019
Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet Review: Giro's New Tyrant Helmet
Giro's new helmet was designed with progressive trail riders like Josh Bryceland in mind.
David Arthur    Aug 2, 2019
Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation
Hope's Race Evo E4 brakes are intended for everyone from trail rides to enduro racers looking to shed a few grams.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 31, 2019
Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine
We put the big-wheeled version of Kona's latest Operator DH bike to the test.
Colin Meagher    Jul 30, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated 7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
Colin Meagher takes a look at a variety of protective films and tapes that can be purchased to protect your bike.
Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2019
Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes
Is Shimano's XT M8120 four-piston brake new and improved, or just new?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 25, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
It's German, expensive, and upside-down. Is the Infinity fork worth it?
Daniel Sapp    Jul 24, 2019
Review: Crankbrothers Synthesis E11 Carbon Wheels Review: Crankbrothers Synthesis E11 Carbon Wheels
Synthesis challenges conventional carbon wheel design with a safe failure mode and front and rear-specific rim profiles. Is there an advantage?
Mike Levy    Jul 22, 2019
Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley
Slacker, longer, and with revised suspension kinematics... But is it still a Ripley? Levy finds out how Ibis' trail bike has evolved.
David Arthur    Jul 19, 2019
Review: Fox's 2020 Update to the 32 Step-Cast Makes One of the Best XC Forks Even Better Review: Fox's 2020 Update to the 32 Step-Cast Makes One of the Best XC Forks Even Better
The new Fox 32 received a 20% increase in stiffness to help it take on the more technical World Cup XC courses.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 18, 2019
Review: Judge & Verdict - WTB's Most Aggressive Dry-Condition Tire Combo Review: Judge & Verdict - WTB's Most Aggressive Dry-Condition Tire Combo
We asked WTB for a tire combination that could tame the Southwest's boulders, sketchy moon dust and cement-hard ruts.
David Arthur    Jul 17, 2019
Review: USE's UK-Made Ultimate Helix Dropper Post Review: USE's UK-Made Ultimate Helix Dropper Post
British-made dropper post with a unique design put to the test.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 15, 2019
Review: The 2019 Canyon Neuron CF 9.0 is Conservative Yet Quick Review: The 2019 Canyon Neuron CF 9.0 is Conservative Yet Quick
The Canyon Neuron is a value-packed trail bike that falls more on the cross-country side of the spectrum.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 8, 2019
Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30 Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30
Just-right geometry, great pedaling performance and a needs-nothing components pick for under $3,000 USD.
Mike Levy    Jul 5, 2019
Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon
Orbea is updating the 2020 Rallon with more travel and revised kinematics, but you can retrofit the new linkage to the previous version. Levy finds out if it's worthwhile.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 2, 2019
Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel Review: The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower Gets a New Look & More Travel
The name is the same, but the new Hightower is an entirely different beast than the original.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 27, 2019
Review: Shimano's XTR 12-Speed Drivetrain Sets the Bar for Shifting Performance Under Power Review: Shimano's XTR 12-Speed Drivetrain Sets the Bar for Shifting Performance Under Power
Was it worth the wait? We've been thrashing the new XTR 12-speed drivetrain to find out.
Mike Levy    Jun 26, 2019
Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings
We review Crankbrothers' Candy pedal, a mid-sized, kinda-has-a-platform-but-mostly-doesn't offering that's popular with trail riders.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 21, 2019
Review: Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes
Northwave enters the flat pedal arena with the Clan, which has a sticky rubber sole developed in conjunction with Michelin.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2019
Review: Shimano's AM5 Shoes Deliver Comfortable Simplicity Review: Shimano's AM5 Shoes Deliver Comfortable Simplicity
The AM5 shoes are aimed at trail and gravity riders looking for a basic clipless-compatible shoe that won't break the bank.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 19, 2019
Review: 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7 - Good Performance, Great Value Review: 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7 - Good Performance, Great Value
Modern numbers, sharp handling, lots of suspension travel and 29-inch wheels for under $3,000.
Mike Levy    Jun 18, 2019
Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork
Is this a better way to do front suspension? Levy spent six months on Trust's $1,975 carbon fiber linkage fork to find out.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 12, 2019
Review: 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower - Stiff & Solid, But Not That Sensitive Review: 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower - Stiff & Solid, But Not That Sensitive
The Megatower is one stout bike, but it requires a little extra effort to really get it to come alive.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 6, 2019
10 Men's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide 10 Men's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide
In need of some riding gear that isn't tattered and torn? Here are 10 options that might do the trick.
Nikki Rohan    Jun 6, 2019
9 Women's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide 9 Women's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide
Take a look at nine spring/summer women's kits from Race Face, Dakine, 100%, POC, Club Ride Apparel, Zoic, Yeti Cycles, O'Neal racing and Scott Sports.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 4, 2019
Review: Bontrager's Updated XR3 is a Surprisingly Versatile XC Tire Review: Bontrager's Updated XR3 is a Surprisingly Versatile XC Tire
The new XR3 is XC-race worthy, but it can also hold its own when the terrain gets a little more treacherous.
Richard Cunningham    May 30, 2019
Review: Kali's Maya 2.0 Helmet is Even Better Than The Original Review: Kali's Maya 2.0 Helmet is Even Better Than The Original
Kali’s most popular half-shell just got whole lot better.
Mike Kazimer    May 29, 2019
Review: MET's New Parachute MCR Convertible Full-Face Helmet Review: MET's New Parachute MCR Convertible Full-Face Helmet
The new Parachute MCR uses magnets as part of the chinbar fastening system.
Daniel Sapp    May 28, 2019
Review: Funn's UpDown Dropper Post Eliminates Unwanted Sagging, But Isn't Perfect Review: Funn's UpDown Dropper Post Eliminates Unwanted Sagging, But Isn't Perfect
Funn's UpDown post has a unique self-bleeding system that's designed to prevent any annoying seat sag.
Mike Levy    May 27, 2019
Review: 2019 Knolly Fugitive LT - A Tough, Versatile 29er Review: 2019 Knolly Fugitive LT - A Tough, Versatile 29er
Knolly's first 29er is a stout trail bike that shuns carbon fiber.
Mike Levy    May 22, 2019
Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset
Does filling an aluminum rim with foam make a significant difference out on the trail?
Mike Kazimer    May 21, 2019
Review: Burgtec's New MK4 Composite Flat Pedals Review: Burgtec's New MK4 Composite Flat Pedals
There's now a plastic version of the UK-born classic.
Mike Kazimer    May 20, 2019
Review: Fezzari's 2019 La Sal Peak is a Fun & Modern All-Rounder Review: Fezzari's 2019 La Sal Peak is a Fun & Modern All-Rounder
The La Sal Peak is Fezzari's 150mm enduro-oriented 29er, but it's more than just a singleminded race bike.
Richard Cunningham    May 16, 2019
Review: Lake's Race-Ready MX 332 Shoes Review: Lake's Race-Ready MX 332 Shoes
The MX 332 is a capable, well built racing shoe that's available in a massive range of widths and sizes, and as expensive as a promise to the devil
Mike Kazimer    May 14, 2019
Review: Norrona's Skibotn Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Has Hidden Hand Covers Review: Norrona's Skibotn Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Has Hidden Hand Covers
The skibotn jacket has all the bells and whistles, including hand covers and an extra-clever ventilation system.
Mike Levy    May 13, 2019
Review: Fuji’s 2019 Auric LT Enduro Bike is Surprisingly Versatile Review: Fuji’s 2019 Auric LT Enduro Bike is Surprisingly Versatile
It's slack, long, and very blue, so it's an enduro bike, right?
Dan Roberts    May 8, 2019
Review: DT Swiss F535 One Fork Review: DT Swiss F535 One Fork
DT's F535 fork is full of interesting features, including a tiny coil spring that takes care of the initial 30mm of travel.
Richard Cunningham    May 7, 2019
Review: Time Speciale 8 Pedal Review: Time Speciale 8 Pedal
French manufacturer's mid-size platform pedal offers an adjustable release and excellent mud shedding action
David Arthur    May 6, 2019
Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully
Steel is real, especially in the UK. We put the Swarf Contour 29, a short-travel steel steed, to the test.
Daniel Sapp    May 2, 2019
Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe
The S-Works Recon shoes are stiff, comfortable, and super expensive.
Nikki Rohan    Apr 29, 2019
Trail Knee Guard Round Up: 10 Options for Different Body Types Trail Knee Guard Round Up: 10 Options for Different Body Types
Knee pads for everyone from the tallest to shortest riders out there.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 25, 2019
Review: Dainese's Updated Enduro Knee Guards - Second Time's the Charm Review: Dainese's Updated Enduro Knee Guards - Second Time's the Charm
Dainese went back to the drawing board and substantially increased the comfort level of their new Enduro Knee Guards.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 23, 2019
Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun Review: 2019 Pivot Trail 429 - A Little Bit of Travel, A Whole Lot of Fun
Pivot's Trail 429 may only have 120mm of travel, but it packs a punch.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 22, 2019
Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Guards Crash Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Guards
Cartwheeling through a rock garden is a good way to test knee pads, right?
Mike Kazimer    Apr 16, 2019
Review: Ion Raid Amp II - Flat Pedal Shoes With Plenty of Grip Review: Ion Raid Amp II - Flat Pedal Shoes With Plenty of Grip
Ion have updated the Raid Amp with a stickier sole for more gripping and less slipping.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 11, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks
e*thirteen's LG1R cranks are light, stiff, and designed to withstand the punishing conditions found on the World Cup DH circuit.
Mike Levy    Apr 10, 2019
First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike First Ride: Norco's 2020 Revolver Cross-Country Bike
The name is the same but Norco's full-on cross-country bike is new from tip to tail.
Mike Levy    Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
SRAM's new trail and enduro brake put to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 3, 2019
Review: Forbidden's New High Pivot Trail Bike - the 2019 Druid Review: Forbidden's New High Pivot Trail Bike - the 2019 Druid
The Druid has 130mm of rear travel, 29" wheels, and a high pivot suspension design.
Nikki Rohan    Mar 27, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 5 Women's Gloves for Shoulder Season Ridden & Rated: 5 Women's Gloves for Shoulder Season
Five gloves for when those rides when the weather can't seem to make up its mind.
Nikki Rohan    Mar 26, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 5 Gloves for Shoulder Season Ridden & Rated: 5 Gloves for Shoulder Season
Light duty hand warmers that will keep your fingers functioning until the snow patches finally disappear this spring
Paul Aston    Mar 25, 2019
Review: The 2019 Raaw Madonna is a Boutique Beauty Review: The 2019 Raaw Madonna is a Boutique Beauty
Can a new brand that only has one frame to offer outperform the best 29ers from the big players?
Mike Levy    Mar 20, 2019
Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks
After nearly a full year of abuse, it's time to find out how these spendy arms have held up.
Paul Aston    Mar 18, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci
4 more World Cup proven downhill machines with big wheels. Can they top the Commencal?
Paul Aston    Mar 14, 2019
Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile
Can a relatively simple single pivot design still hold its own against modern multi-pivot players?
Paul Aston    Mar 11, 2019
Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed
The newest Devinci Wilson is a big mountain brawler that's not afraid to go fast.
Paul Aston    Mar 8, 2019
Review: Mondraker Level R eMTB Review: Mondraker Level R eMTB
Mondraker's latest eMTB is the biggest and heaviest on the market. Are your trails tough enough to challenge this beast?
Richard Cunningham    Mar 8, 2019
Review: Osprey Seral Hip Pack is Comfy and Convenient Review: Osprey Seral Hip Pack is Comfy and Convenient
1.5 liter reservoir, room for layers and spares and comfortable lumbar support that keeps it in place on the downs.
Paul Aston    Mar 7, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
Reasonably priced, and incredibly strong, the Newmen Evolution wheelset is worth a look.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 4, 2019
Review: 2019 Whyte S-120C - A Long and Slack Short-Travel Trail Bike Review: 2019 Whyte S-120C - A Long and Slack Short-Travel Trail Bike
The S-120C is one of the longest and slackest 120mm bikes on the market.
Paul Aston    Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheels Fail Our Test Review: Enve’s M735E Wheels Fail Our Test
Enve's carbon eMTB wheels are handmade in the USA, and have the price tag to match, but they weren't able to survive the rocky trails of Finale Ligure, Italy.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 26, 2019
Review: ANVL Tilt Flat Pedals Review: ANVL Tilt Flat Pedals
The new Tilt pedals deliver tons of traction to keep your feet securely in place.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 25, 2019
Review: 2019 Eminent Haste Pro Review: 2019 Eminent Haste Pro
The Haste's unique look makes it stand out from the crowd, but what does that translate to out on the trail?
Daniel Sapp    Feb 22, 2019
Review: Kitsbow’s Glove Collab with Mechanix is Comfortable, But Flawed Review: Kitsbow’s Glove Collab with Mechanix is Comfortable, But Flawed
Kitbow partnered up with Mechanix on a midweight glove, but the result could use some improvement.
Nikki Rohan    Feb 21, 2019
Gear Guide: 10 Fenders for Sloppy Winter Mountain Biking Gear Guide: 10 Fenders for Sloppy Winter Mountain Biking
We looked at some of the best options out there for keeping muck off your face, stanchions, and seals.
Mike Levy    Feb 20, 2019
Review: Syncros' Hixon SL IC Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem Review: Syncros' Hixon SL IC Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem
Syncros' carbon fiber Hixon SL IC one-piece stem and handlebar combo is ultra-light, strange looking, expensive, and sure to divide opinion.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 19, 2019
6 New Enduro-Ready Full Face Helmets Ridden & Rated 6 New Enduro-Ready Full Face Helmets Ridden & Rated
Light, breathable, and comfortable - today's full face helmets are better than ever.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 18, 2019
Review: MicroSHIFT's New $125 Advent Drivetrain Review: MicroSHIFT's New $125 Advent Drivetrain
On a budget? The new Advent 9-speed drivetrain is worth a look.
Paul Aston    Feb 18, 2019
Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs
Does the new Fury strike the perfect balance between a classic four-bar and a high-pivot bike with an idler wheel?
Paul Aston    Feb 14, 2019
Review: Puls Custom DH Race Kit Review: Puls Custom DH Race Kit
A customized race kit with sublimated logos, colors of your choice, and better performance at half of the price of the 'cool' brands? Sign me up.
Mike Levy    Feb 13, 2019
Review: The Power of Suction Cups? Sea Sucker's Mini Bomber Bike Rack Review: The Power of Suction Cups? Sea Sucker's Mini Bomber Bike Rack
Each of the six vacuum mounts can hold 210 pounds, but can they hold your trust?
Daniel Sapp    Feb 12, 2019
Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement
Industry Nine's latest hubs have a mere .52-degrees between engagement points.
David Arthur    Feb 11, 2019
Review: 2019 Merida One-Twenty 8000 Review: 2019 Merida One-Twenty 8000
The One-Twenty is a short travel ripper that's surprisingly capable on the descents.

 
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