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Pivot Firebird - Fox 36

Pivot Firebird Pro – First Look

Preying on trails with 170mm travel

The Pivot Firebird promises a lot with as much travel as a dh bike and DW link suspension that promises to climb effortlessly – can it deliver on everything…

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Dear Santa – Jon’s List

Dream List

For Jon’s list to be filled he would have to have been exceptionally good – princely even – but dreaming is well within the rules…

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2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 – First Impressions

Banana Bomber

“110mm sounds like an XC Bike and riding an XC bike around here can be like bringing a dove to a cockfight…”

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Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed

Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed

A Rowdy 29er

” I’d hit swoopy sections of trail and cackle with glee, amazed at how much fun I was having…”

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2017 Intense Primer Pro

First Impressions

This ultra-light trail slasher swaps between 115 and 130mm of travel with VPP suspension, 29″ wheels and lots of pretty carbon…

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2017 Trek Slash 9.9 First Impressions

Big-Wheeled Bruiser

“Sporting 160mm travel front & 150mm rear, and a 65° head angle, this is one of the most aggressive 29’ers on the market…”

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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Reviewed

Featuring Shimano XTR Di2

Don’t let its ‘mere’ 120mm of rear wheel travel or its ‘small’ 27.5″ wheels deceive you – this is a barn-burner of a trail bike.

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Railing the 2017 27.5 Kona Operator

Aggy and Fearon get Retallacked

“If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve been developing this bike for the past two seasons under Kona Gravity rider Connor Fearon…”

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2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail DL Carbon – Ridden at Retallack

Small Bike Big Mountains

“I had a couple Code Brown moments, but quickly adapted to the quicker handling of the Hei Hei Trail…”

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2017 Kona Operator – Ridden at Retallack

Ripping At Retallack

“Two corners into the first trail, I couldn’t help by giggle out loud at how willing the Operator is to dive into corners and power wheelie out…”

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7 Reasons Not To Hate Super Boost Plus

How I wish it was with Chris Cocalis @ Interbike 2016

According to Chris Cocalis, the Pivot Switchblade couldn’t exist in its current form without a 157mm rear axle – but it actually isn’t new at all…

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The Future is Soon: Argon 18’s Concept Bike

Argon 18 offers a glimpse into the future of racing.

Does Argon 18’s concept bike offer glimpses into the future of DH and XC race technology?

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The Pace of Change in MTB

The Industry Speaks

We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain constant, increase or slow down?

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Devincis in the Desert for 2017

3 Bikes

The Hendrix has become the Marshall, the Kobain is new, and the Django comes in two wheel sizes but neither is plus…

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A Worthy Duallie for $1800 (US$1500)?

2017 Marin Hawk Hill

It’s usually not a good sign when you hear a bike called budget or price point – but this Marin Hawk Hill model for 2017 looks to be legit…

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