About the author: John Bennett

With 210 lbs of solid, descending mass, John is a good litmus test of what bikes and components will survive out there in the real world. And with a good engineering mind, John is able to make sense of it all as well. Or at least come up with fancy terms to impress the group.




2017 Norco Range C 9.2 first ride review

Norco has debuted a pair of enduro beasts, one clad in 27.5 wheels with 170/160mm of travel, the other a 29er with 160/150mm of travel. Check out Mtbr’s thoughts after a first ride on our 29er test bike.

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YT Industries Jeffsy CF Pro review


Find out if this 140mm 29er trail bike with progressive geometry can handle a season’s worth of punishment — and deliver fun fast times along the way.

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YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 first ride review


The crew from YT Industries visited Santa Cruz recently for a date with Mtbr to do some loam testing on the new YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1. Find out how this 29er trail bike fared.

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FOX Float X2 review


A FOX Float X2 has been suspending and damping the rear of our Specialized Enduro for the past few months – check the full review to see how it went.

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Review: YT Industries Tues


Mtbr had the pleasure of having a YT Tues arrive on our doorstep, pushing it up the steepest terrain we could find and letting gravity sort out the rest.

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First Look: YT Capra All Mountain bike


Now that the YT Industries bikes are available in this market, Mtbr was invited to Reno, Nevada to find out if the Capra shreds like its mountain goat namesake at a budget price.

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