Sea Otter Coverage
PUSH'ed Niner RIP 9 RDO
This special edition from of the RIP 9 RDO gets a custom valved PUSH ELEVENSIX rear shock but it doesn't come cheap...
Former Vancouver Brand Reborn in Golden Colorado
Spot Mayhem 29 and 27+
The name suggest this bike is up to no good but the elegant lines make me think they bike will never get caught...
Radical New Suspension Ridden
Marin's 2018 Wolf Ridge
This bike makes some bold claims, like climbing like an XC bike and descending like a dh rig - and the gliding 4-bar system may even levitate...
2017 Norco Range 29 - 9.2
The Norco Range is a competent and burly line eater - but it also has other surprising competencies...
Long Term Review
2017 Transition Patrol Carbon
"Everyone who’s ridden this bike, regardless of ability, has stepped off it with a huge grin on their face..."
SWEET BIKE BUILDS
Kaz's 'Ride the Lightning' Santa Cruz Bronson
Kaz's Metallica-inspired custom decal job turns the already stunning Santa Cruz Bronson CC into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Chromag Primer 27+
Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.
2017 Canfield Balance – First Impressions
It's made of aluminum, it doesn't have wagon wheels, it's got lots of travel - this will definitely make bikes great again...
The Pace of Change in MTB
We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain contsant, increase or slow down?
2017 Specialized Enduro
Three days of riding the new Enduro and soaking in the riding culture on BC’s Sunshine Coast.
2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review
"I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn't punish me when I'm at 90%. Or 80%..."
2016 Yeti SB5.5C
Uncle Dave was smitten as soon as he pulled the Yeti SB5.5c from the box - and it may have cured his colourblindness...
“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”
2017 Trek Remedy and Fuel EX Launch
“We rode twice a day, about 3 hours each time. It was like a training camp. It was awesome.”
Long Term Review
Santa Cruz Bronson CC
Perry’s put some time on the Magenta Monster, read on for his thoughts on the Santa Cruz Bronson CC…
2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions
"This is a prime piece of grade-A trail killing ass and it looks the part..."
Santa Cruz Hightower
“…despite the very capable support crews with extensive first aid and a doctor riding along with us, we were still pretty much breaking in bikes and trails on the bottom of the world.”
2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC First Impressions
"The v1 Bronson certainly wasn't a bad bike, but the field of high end trail bikes is now stacked with some very refined hardware..."
2015 Ibis Mojo HD3 Reviewed
For outright descending prowess it is not my first choice, however the Mojo HD3’s versatility makes it one of the best AM bikes available.
Long Term Review: Santa Cruz Nomad
“…few of them can claim the Nomad’s superlative descending and confident pedaling in such refined, well thought-out package.”
Intern Bike Review
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770
“The Thunderbolt has made my time climbing far more enjoyable than before, and I get a small sense of satisfaction by simply cruising past people on the way up the hill with a smile and a wave…”
2014 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon: Reviewed
With the split between a long travel trail bike and an enduro race bike finally becoming clear, we no longer have to beat around the bush about what the Bronson’s true merits are…
Kona Process 153 DL – Reviewed
The Process 153 has a different geometry than we’re used to seeing historically. It’s long, low, and was designed around a stubby stem. The bike put me...
2014 Ibis Mojo HDR 650b Reviewed
The Mojo HDR 650b slurped up bermy flow like a pig with a stick of butter