Birth of the New Santa Cruz Hightower
Interview: 2020 Hightower Lead Engineer Eamon Briggs
"The new HT was really a ground-up new design. It’s such a different animal in terms of suspension layout and geo..."
Now There is Only One
Introducing the 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower
We've been rallying Santa Cruz's latest 29er in the Pacific Northwest for several weeks...
Introducing the Forbidden Bikes Druid
Short travel, high pivot wizardry from a new outfit on Vancouver Island - a trail bike with DH technology...
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Carbon
Specialized expands on the Stumpy EVO line with carbon versions in both wheel sizes
The New 2019 Jeffsy in 27.5 and 29
Introducing the 2019 YT Jeffsy MK II (Ridden in Portugal)
The new Jeffsy gets more travel in both wheel sizes, a better pedalling platform, longer reach, shorter offset and of course Christopher Walken...
Brand New Everything
Forbidden Bike Company's High Single Pivot Trail Bike
The new Canadian company is looking to shake things up with a long chain and a currently unnamed trail bike…
Giant's Aggressive Trance 29 Trail Bike with Kevin Dana
Giant's Senior Global Category Manager, Kevin Dana, gets grilled on the new Trance 29 in a gondola…
2019 Giant Trance 29 - Ridden in Italy
Can Giant's new, aggressive, short travel Trance 29er can hang with bigger bikes? They think so...
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
Maxing Value - The 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7
Do you ever wonder why the suspension kinematics of lower-priced bikes doesn't match the effort going into higher priced platforms....
Interview: Santa Cruz Product Mgr. Josh Kissner on Bronson/5010 Mk 3
The man behind Santa Cruz's newest models rides for the camera and answers all our stupid questions....
2019 Santa Cruz 5010 V3 - Ridden on a Ledge
The Bronson's little brother gets longer, slacker and potentially fatter, with the option of tires up to 2.8"
INTERVIEW & PRESS RELEASE
Introducing the Mondraker Foxy Carbon 29
The venerable Mondraker Foxy has a new big-wheeled brother in the family...
Our Pick of the Litter
Weird (some but not all) Bikes of Sea Otter
A new ride from Alchemy, a boost to the top for trail builders and 29ers rolling on wee 27" wheels...
Touch and Feel
Yeti's SB100 In The Flesh
Yeti's new short travel 29er is good looking but it also responds to riders complaints about previous models...
Specialized Announces Three New Stumpjumpers
The new bike has seen a complete overhaul from top to bottom…
2018 Kona Satori 29'er
Kona pegs this bike as a do anything machine but is it up to the rigours of aggressive technical trail riding...
2018 Kona Satori DL
After a brief absence from Kona's line-up the Satori is back and it's brought on some characteristics of other great rides like the Process 111 and the Hei Hei trail…
Mostly Sweet, Briefly Very Ugly...
Best of 2017 - Cam McRae
Dark times often reveal our strengths - but it wasn't all dark in bikes, movies, trails...
Long Term Review
Spot Mayhem 29 on the North Shore
"I was expecting to get punished by Whistler's late-season child swallowing braking bumps, but the Spot was more forgiving than any 130 mm bike has a right to be..."
2018 Marin Wolf Ridge Pro
"Wow, that bike actually looks cool in person. I'm not throwing up in my mouth at all..."
2018 Pivot Mach 6
PIVOT - Back To Aluminum and Fresh Geo
Aluminum is back for the Mach 6 and geometry goes lower, slacker and longer...
Dirt Demo Day 1
Carbon utility in three wheel sizes and more bolts than the tin man.
2018 Kona Process Carbon
Kona's long-awaited Process in Carbon is finally here, and it's a beauty, but materials aren't the only change-up: this Process platform has had a complete re-design.
LONG TERM REVIEW
2017 Trek Remedy 9.9 RSL
Trek's signature trail bike only comes in 27.5 for 2017, but it is as versatile as it is fun.