26er Reviews and News

Sycip – Unleaded Steel Hardtail (not a 29er)

Jeremy Sycip is an old friend and here he shows us his steel hardtail that is part of the new revolution – retro surprise it’s not a 29er! The 26″ wheel is not dead! The model is named the Unleaded and this one is a gearie but it can also be turned into a singlespeed.

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Tom Ritchey Interview – Tandem Breakaway

We interviewed cycling legend Tom Ritchey and he enlightened us with his 40 years of bike building expertise. He had several things to show including a new Road Logic triple butted steel bike that will be available in late July of this year as a frameset for $1199. Also featured is the 40th Anniversary commemorative

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Transition Bandit Review

Transition Bike’s products have a reputation for downhill performance. Traditionally Transitions are not flashy and are instead optimized for technical trails. Uncomplicated… almost businesslike, but not looked on as bikes for climbing. This is strange given that the owners of the company spend a lot of time self-powered. The Bandit is Transition’s first foray into the

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Write a Review Contest Winner: Dj – Featured User Review: Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Carbon

Congrats to Dj, the winner of this week’s Write a Review Contest and the new proud owner of a Philips SafeRide LED Bike Light! Congrats also, to runner-up winners “donlaforet” (Sci’con Saddlebag) and “Odii” (Mtbr t-shirt) for their reviews of the Specialized S-Works Epic 29er and the SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack! (note: “Dj” if you

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Trek Remedy 8 – Bike Review

Technologically Advanced All-Conditions Trail Bike Trek is one of those companies that possess all of the resources that keep fellow big brands like Specialized and Giant atop their game year after year. We’ve heard the tired-old complaints that Trek places more emphasis on its road-bike division but can’t agree with nay-sayers, especially after spending some

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Bike Test: Giant XTC 0

Carbon Fiber 29er For Anyone’s Budget Market analysts tell us time and time again that the most popular bike segment going is the 26″ wheeled, aluminum framed, full suspended trail bike making the Giant XTC 0 a bit of an anomaly right from the get-go. A 29-inch wheeled carbon-fiber hard tail, the XTC 0 leans

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Featured User Review: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro Downhill Full Suspension Bike

Featured User Review: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro Downhill Full Suspension Bike by DesertCrawler Price: $2300.00 at Rage Cycles Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Loaded Precision AMX 785mm bars, Loaded Precision AMX stem, ODI Rogue locking grips, ODI aluminum bar end plugs, MRP G2 chain guide/bash guard, Spike Spank

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Intense Carbine SL Announced!

The much anticipated Carbine SL from Intense Cycles was announced today. This bike has been in the works for a while and is the SL version of their Carbine model. The Carbine SL joins an ever growing list of carbon fiber all mountain/trail bikes like offerings from Santa Cruz, Ibis, Yeti, Pivot Cycles and of

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IBIS Tranny (S) Crankbrothers Dreambike for Sale on eBay to Benefit Wheels 4 Life

One of our first Crankbrothers Dreambikes is up for sale/auction on ebay right now at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170750758849#ht_560wt_1110 This is one of Crankbrothers Dreambikes to benefit 100% the Wheels 4 Life charity. The Ibis Tranny may look like a simple yet beautiful carbon fiber hardtail, but look closer and you will see so much more. The Tranny

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Specialized Camber Pro – Extended Review

Specialized was gracious enough to let us play with their Camber Pro for a good six months.  At least five different riders rode it in such varied terrain as Santa Cruz and Downieville in CA and Bend, Oregon.  The first thing to note is every rider had fun and walked away impressed with the bike.

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Mountain Cycle Twentysixandsix Carbon bike

If you’ve been around the sport a while, you would be familiar with the Mountain Cycle brand. Mountain Cycle revolutionized the mountian bike world in 1991 when they introduced the San Andreas bike. This bike featured an aluminum monocoque full suspension frame, disc brakes and an upside down 2-inch travel suspension fork. The bike was

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State Bicycle Co. Opens Two More Concept Stores in Campbell, Ca. and Denver, Co.

Tempe, AZ – Tempe, Arizona-based State Bicycle Co. has announced the opening of two more concept shops in Denver, Colorado and Campbell, California. State Bicycle Co., who specializes in fixed gear/single speed bikes, continues to broaden its scope with these 2 retail locations, in conjunction with recent expansions in new models, apparel, and accessories.The company

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Commencal Titanium

Riding a titanium frame is pretty exceptional, almost rare.  A noble material with an instantly recognizable colour, it has unique benefits when compared to aluminum, cromo or even carbon.  With its ability to better absorb vibrations, a titanium frame has a non negligible level of comfort. The durability of this element, unalterable, makes it almost

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Santa Cruz Bicycles – A Guide to Fall Colors!

Okay, we admit it right off the bat: that is a hokey title and we’re really too late to try using it. According to our friends at The Weather Channel, we’ve missed the peak. But that has never stopped us from kicking a pun until it begs us to stop, and in this case the

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Moots FrosTi Snowbike

The Moots “FROSTI” snowbike will be made in very limited numbers for the coming winter. That’s right. Moots will be offering a limited run of Moots “FROSTI” snowbikes for the fast approaching winter season. The leaves have or are changing and the cooler weather is just around the corner, which means the snow is not

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Q&A with Firefly Bicycles – Handcrafted

Learn about a new high-end frame builder called Firefly Bicycles here. The upstart, established in early 2011, is founded by three former Independent Fabrications employees; Jamie Medieros, Tyler Evans and Kevin Wolfson. With a combined 30+ years designing and building handcrafted bike frames, this little start-up is one to watch. The DailyBicycle caught up with

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Pivot Mach 5.7

A Custom Built Mid-Travel Trail Terror The Back Story A few years ago the American “boutique” brand was pretty easily recognizable when compared to many of the big brand offerings by the simple fact that domestic builders were literally building one-off frames in limited quantity and assembling them here on domestic soil. These days the

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Yeti Cycles SB-66 All Mountain Bike

Chris Conroy of Yeti Cycles shows us the new All Mountain Chasis, currently known as the SB-66. Featuring the new Switch Technology, an eccentric link above bottom bracket that creates a stiff pedaling platform in the front end and gets more plush further into travel. Yeti Cycles SB-66 New trail bike In development for the

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Emotion Meets Function, Quality and Fun with BH Emotion e-Bikes

Boulder, Colorado (August 24, 2011) It’s more than emotion that will draw customers to the new line of European-quality, pedal-assist e-bikes from BH Emotion Bikes North America. It’s the 21st century technology coupled with old-school flowing frame design and new school looks. Plus, BH e-bikes offer recession-busting affordability and FUN. The new BH Emotion e-bike

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Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Carbon

Chris Cocalis from Pivot Cycles introduces the Mach 5.7 Carbon at DealerCamp 2011. In development for 2 years, the new Mach 5.7 carbon frame version of their popular Mach 5.7 trail bike, weighs in at just 5 lbs. Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Carbon In development for 2 years Most popular bike in their line All new frame

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2012 Norco Aurum

2012 Norco Product Launch Whistler, British Columbia 18-20 July 2011 Downhill 2012 Norco Aurum The 2012 Norco Aurum is a purpose-built downhill bike with 200mm of front and rear wheel travel that is designed to give its riders every possible advantage on the race course, whether it’s at their local race series or on the

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Intense Cycles releases the ‘Carbon Carbine’ All Mountain Bike!

Meet the Carbine – Carbon Fiber With an American Attitude Intense Cycles introduces its new carbon fiber mountain bike, the Carbine The Carbine is a very refined 5.5–6 inch travel all mountain bike that climbs and descends like you can not imagine. This is due to the 5.5 lb frame, the well engineered carbon construction,

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2012 Norco Revolver, Sight and Aurum – First Ride Impressions

2012 Norco Product Launch Whistler, British Columbia 18-20 July 2011 Demo Rides in the Whistler Valley The trails in the Whistler Valley area exist because of a dedicated community of builders and the advocacy work of the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association – commonly referred to as WORCA (www.worca.com). Founded in 1989 to protect bike

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2012 Norco Phaser, Shinobi, Range and Truax

2012 Norco Product Launch Whistler, British Columbia 18-20 July 2011 Other 2012 Norco Bikes In addition to the introduction of Norco’s brand new models, there were a number of other notable bikes that remain on the roster and are definitely worth mentioning. 26” XC Race / Trail 2012 Norco Phaser The 2012 Phaser is a

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2012 Norco Sight

2012 Norco Product Launch Whistler, British Columbia 18-20 July 2011 26” Trail 2012 Norco Sight New for 2012, the Norco Sight is a versatile 140mm travel bike for a rider who likes to do a little bit of everything, whether it’s ripping through classic marathon-length events like The Test of Metal in Squamish, British Columbia,

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