Review: Polygon Collosus T8 trail bike

Full carbon trail bike from direct to consumer manufacturer offers solid value, a unique design and pleasing aesthetics.

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Eurobike: Magura Vyron wireless dropper post

Magura delivered the first bombshell product of Eurobike by introducing a product that everyone has been clamoring for, a wireless dropper post. They aim to deliver the post by November 2015 for a price of $460.

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First Ride Review: Trek Pro Caliber 9.9 29er XC bike

Sub-20 pounds right out of the box, this race-ready bike needs no upgrades. But how does the Isospeed decoupler handle bumps large and small?

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2016 Pivot Mach 6 carbon and aluminum bikes

The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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Video: Enduro World Series unveils 2016 calendar

Like the Formula One Series of auto racing, the Enduro World Series seeks to showcase the best mountain biking destinations in the world. This year, they map out destinations in Chile, Argentina, France and the USA.

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Trail Report: Salida, Colorado

Situated in central Colorado, Salida and the surrounding area has a thriving tourist economy, with activities ranging from fly-fishing and peak bagging, to rafting and biking. It’s a true outdoor enthusiast’s playground — especially if you ride a mountain bike.

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Jamis Defcon 27.5 enduro bike line-up launched

New Jersey-based bike maker launching line of alloy 27.5 enduro bikes built around 160mm suspension platform.

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First Look: Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 All Mountain helmet

When first introduced, the Urge Endur-O-Matic looked different from the rest as it seemed to come from a full-coverage, dirt jumper scene with highly stylized All Mountain modifications. It receives a major update here in its second iteration.

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Turner’s RFX returns as a full carbon enduro racer / aggressive trail bike

Turner’s venerable RFX now features a carbon frame with 160mm of dw-link travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Billed as the “Enduro Game Changer”.

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Nino Schurter visits Tom Ritchey’s home turf

Nino visited the peninsula hills of Redwood City, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area to see the shop where Tom Ritchey developed and tested the first mountain bikes.

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Photo Gallery: 2015 Leadville Trail 100

The goal for the Topeak Ergon team at the 2015 Leadville Trail 100 MTB was clear from the start: Cover the 100-mile course in a record breaking time of less than 6 hours.

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Video: Semenuk’s flawless 2015 Crankworx run

Semenuk won the 2015 Crankworx Joyride, making him the first rider to take the top spot at the Joyride three times.

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First Ride: Giro Montaro and Montara helmets

To complement their affordable Feature All Mountain helmet, Giro introduced the premium Montaro and Montara helmets that provide superior ventilation, goggle compatibility and MIPS protection.

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Breck Epic Stage 6: The final photo gallery

The 2015 Breck Epic is in the books, following the stage 6 Gold Dust ride, which covered roughly 28 miles with 4800 feet of climbing. Big winners include Frans Claes (Loving Hut MTB Team) and Evelyn Dong (Sho-Air/Cannondale), who put in strong showings all week to run away with respective 6-day open category titles.

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Video: Crankworx 2015 RockShox Pump Track Challenge

The Crankworx Pump Track challenge is always a crowd pleaser as mountain biking legends from all disciplines meet up in near perfect track to compete in a 2-run elimination format. The speed and style achieved is remarkable as these elite athletes rocket around the track without a single pedal stroke.

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First Look: Easton Haven and Race Face Turbine dropper post

Easton and Race Face enter the dropper post market with a clean, well-conceived post with proven internals. But with a high price, is it enough to shake up the market?

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Breck Epic Stage 5: The challenge of Wheeler Pass

It’s not the longest — or even hardest — stage of the Breck Epic. But few days in cross-country bike racing strike more fear in the hearts of competitors than the truly epic grind up and over Wheeler Pass — summit elevation well above 12,000 feet.

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Breck Epic Stage 4: Another epic photo gallery

You know you’re in trouble when the day’s prominent feature is called Vomit Hill. But that was just a fraction of the pain doled out Wednesday at stage 4 of the Breck Epic cross-country stage race. Have a look.

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ASS Does Downieville: Almost doored by a Ford

Come along for the ride as The Angry Singlespeeder looks back at the 20th annual Downieville Classic weekend.

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Breck Epic Stage 3: The massive ride around Mount Guyot

The Breck Epic cross-country stage race marched on Tuesday, with the 46-mile trek around Mount Guyot deep in the Breckenridge backcountry. Climbing, as usual, was dished out by the boatload — about 8100 feet when all was said and done.

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Video: The return of Fat Chance Cycles

After a long hiatus, famed pioneering mountain bike builder Chris Chance of Fat Chance Bicycles is getting back in the game. Find out why and see the new bike in this revealing video interview.

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Hynek conquers Colorado Trail at stage 2 of Breck Epic

It was another day of high altitude suffering at the six-day Breck Epic cross-country stage race. On tap for stage 2 was the 43-mile Colorado Trail adventure with upwards of 7,200 feet of climbing.

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Video Trailer: ‘Cam Zink: Reach For The Sky’

Cam Zink sits atop the Freeride world having won the sport’s most coveted titles. Learn more about his upbringing and his impact on the sport.

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How To: Buy your first mountain bike

Ready for a little dirt filled fun? Then you need to understand the various bike types and which components matter most. Here’s a primer to get you started on the path to making an informed mountain bike buying decision.

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Topeak-Ergon’s Lakata fastest on stage 1 of Breck Epic

The six-day Breck Epic cross country stage race kicked off Sunday with the Pennsylvania Loop, a 35.8-mille high altitude effort with a leg and lung busting 5080 feet of climbing.

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