26er Reviews and News


Trailcraft Cycles Big Mesa 26+ launched


Trailcraft has unveiled its new Big Mesa 26+ for riders in XS and small sizes wanting true “plus” size tire capability, but in a complete bike package which fits riders from 4’10″ to 5’6″.

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1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype


Back in 1992, the 6” travel LTS was revolutionary. Click through to learn why.

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2018 Fox 36 first ride


Three years ago, Fox was thrust once again into the lead position of big hit fork performance with the introduction of the Fox 36. Today, the chassis is still sound as the latest Fox updates are applied to push it even further.

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Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jumper returns


Anyone out there have a soft spot for dirt jumpers? Marin’s latest has great lines, a killer paint job, and was designed in conjunction with one of the best slopestyle riders.

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Mongoose’s new bikes for 2017 – the Tyax Supa plus bike, Argus 24 mini fat bike, Teocali and more


Mongoose ditches direct-to-consumer sales and 2017 models will be sold through Amazon.

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Matt Macduff’s prototype Altruiste is the slopestyle bike of your dreams


To try and break the record for the world’s largest full loop, Canadian Matt Macduff collaborated with custom builder Altruiste bikes to build an insane custom frame.

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Jamis rolls out women’s 26+ Eden trail bike


Jamis has debuted 26+ versions of their Dragonfly and Eden models, which the bike maker believes makes perfect sense for women riders.

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels


The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Transition unveils new Triple 26er Slopestyle bike


The new Triple is the successor to Transition’s beloved Double slopestyle bike.

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First Look: Trek Fuel EX Jr kids trail bike


Trek harnessed all its design, manufacturing and suspension expertise to design a bike for kids, using the 26-inch platform and designing geometry and suspension valving specifically for kids from 4’4″ to 5′ tall.

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Eurobike 2015: Continental Der Baron enduro tire


Highlights include puncture protection and multi-purpose tread pattern with Black Chili compound.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain Maiden downhill bike


Optimized for either 26” or 27.5” wheels, the Rocky Mountain Maiden’s four bar Smoothlink suspension rotates on oversized bearings and collet axles. New braking technology, integrated frame protection, and electronics compatibility are some of the highlights.

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First Look: Felt Fat Cruisers


Fat bike tires breath new life into Felt’s line of cruisers for sand, snow, pavement or dirt. Check out the Speedway, the Float and El Niño.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system


Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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First Look: Bontrager Jackalope wheel and Hodag fat tire


Bontrager introduces a true tubeless wheel and tire system for fatbikes.

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First Look: Transition powers new-gen 2015 bikes with GiddyUp suspension platform


First Look : Transition Bikes’ all-aluminum fleet of ‘up and down mountain’ bikes ditch trendy labels for practical four-bar link bikes that just work.

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Interbike: Yuba Bicycles Mundo, Boda Boda and new Flip Flop cargo balance bike


Electric options breath new life into cargo bikes and the world’s first kid’s cargo balance bikes.

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First Look: Cogburn CB4 hunting fat bike


Fat bikes are segmenting into many different markets and the Cogburn CB4 is here to cater to the hunting and fishing crowd. It’s a great alternative to ATVs and it brings the cycling lifestyle to a broader range of folks.

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First Look: Salsa Bucksaw full suspension fat bike


The Salsa Bucksaw is a 100mm front suspension fat bike with Weagle Split Pivot suspension. Is it an anomaly or is it the start of a new category?

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 with Brendan Fairclough in Schladming


We rode the Scott Gambler 710 in Park City, Utah but Brendan Fairclough shows us here what the bike is really capable of.

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First Look: 2015 Mongoose Argus alloy framed fat bike


Mongoose follows up their popular Beast and Dolomite fat bikes with the all new Argus. Featuring an alloy frame and fork, 2×10 drivetrain, disc brakes and serious trail geometry, the Argus is legit.

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First Look: 2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01


The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. It sports the company’s SLR pedigree but it is firmly suited for cross racing.

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Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork


The new FOX 36 takes the fight to RockShox in the battle for all-mountain fork supremacy. See who comes out on top in this epic clash of titans.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system


Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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