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Weekly MTB News: April 7, 2021
A round-up of MTB-related team news, product releases, and more for the week of April 7th, 2021.
Jon Staples' EXT Equipped Specialized Stumpy Evo
OneUp engineer and co-founder, Jon Staples' Gucci build will get your eyes watering…
Specialized's On & Off-Bike Rime Shoes
More tech and a different feeling shoe to appeal to riders interested in slackcountry exploration by bike…
Specialized Butcher T9 Tires
T9 is Specialized's new gravity-oriented rubber, and it looks set to usher in a new level of competitiveness in the category for the big S.
Focused on 29
2021 Specialized Stumpjumper
The latest Stumpjumper is less an overhaul and more an evolution but t's still been subject to many updates…
Dream Rides: 2018 Porsche 911 GTS & 2020 Specialized Enduro Expert
What can you do in a well-equipped Porsche? Just about everything with the right after market equipment...
Personal Rides: AJ's New GeoMetron G1
The only bike to grab AJ's attention since his G16 – and he plans on keeping it for some time…
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.
Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 1
The first in a three-part series of the gear and trends that caught my eye at the 2019 edition of Crankworx Whistler.
The New Specialized Enduro Video Is Not a Shredit
It's eery, dark, mysterious and has very little riding but it's awesome…
DETAILS AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
First Rides: 2020 Specialized Enduro
Sharing pedigree with the new Demo, 170mm travel and 29" wheels: the new Enduro's intentions are pretty clear.
A Bike Already Winning Races
The 2020 Specialized Demo 29
The same downhill bike that Loïc is currently riding in the lead of the World Cup overall. But what about the hybrid 29 front, 27.5 rear wheel setup?
Hardtail Ripping on the new Fuse
Having a hoot on the new Specialized hardtail…
Finn Iles Gets Dialled in At Fort William
Finn gets his testing and tuning on ahead of the next World Cup race in Scotland.
Editorial | Review
Specialized Body Geometry & Finding the Right Saddle
Finding the right saddle can make a massive difference to the quality of your time out on the bike.
Yes, an ALLOY Wheel Review
Roval Traverse Alloy Wheelset Review
How does a $600 alloy wheel measure up to higher-priced options?
Risk Series #3
Is a MIPS Equipped Helmet Really Necessary?
There seems to be a difference of opinion among testing agencies regarding MIPS' slip plane safety technology...
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Carbon
Specialized expands on the Stumpy EVO line with carbon versions in both wheel sizes
Specialized Re-Launches Roval Wheels for 2019
Specialized has put strength ahead of weight concerns and while the price has also increased there is now a more reasonably-priced carbon option...
Uncle Dave went to Croatia, and you're not going to like it - Part 1
Drunk on Press Junket Lemonade
Uncle Dave gets wined, dined and thrown into the Adriatic - is it all so he'll say nice things about new products from Specialized?
Graves & Keene Discuss Racing the EWS
We all know it must be hard, but just how hard is it and what's involved…
Fabio Wibmer's Second Escape
Lots of cheese and some large stylish moves as Fabio jumps from a heli that is single-skidded atop the mountain...
Specialized Announces Three New Stumpjumpers
The new bike has seen a complete overhaul from top to bottom…
At Home with the Multi-Discipline Champion
Jared Graves: Dangerously Motivated
A glimpse of what it takes to be one of the best bike racers of our time with Jared Graves.