26er Reviews and News


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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2012 Norco Mountain Bike Product Launch

The 2012 Norco Product Launch is underway in Whistler BC. There are a ton of new bikes and we want you to know all the details. Here is a quick rundown of the Revolver, Sight, and Aurum, the latest and greatest from Norco. See New 2012 Road Bikes and Cyclocross Bikes from Norco on RoadBikeReview.com […]

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Niner JET 9 RDO Carbon Bike – Video Added!

Introducing the Jet 9 RDO, Niner’s first carbon full suspension frame. One of the most anticipated bikes from Bike Press Camp has just been announced. The Niner JET 9 RDO is a full carbon fiber full suspension bike from a company dedicated to ONLY 29ers and with a long history of cutting edge ideas and […]

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GT 2012 Bikes – Zaskar 9r Pro, Fury Alloy & more!

In this video, Chris from GT show us 5 new bikes from the 2012 GT line. Featured are the Interceptor, Performer, Zaskar 100 Carbon Expert, Zaskar Carbon 9R Pro and the Fury Alloy. ZASKAR CARBON 9R PRO (also available as a frameset) The latest twist on an old classic. The Zaskar hardtail gets modern updates […]

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OHM XS 750 Review

I have been riding the OHM XS 750 Electric bike, through most of the Winter, doing short commutes into work, and riding with the family on singletrack, and sundry trails. The XS 750 is quite a high tech piece of engineering, with excellent features and component selection, and it’s more than meets the eye. The […]

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Bike Review: Giant Trance X3

Well Rounded and Competitively Priced It could be argued that this day of near limitless configuration options that 5-inches of mountain bike suspension travel has become the very definition of a well-rounded trail bike. Sure there are dozens of examples of where 4 or 6-inch models manage to dazzle and we’re not here to dispute […]

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Ibis Mojo SLR – The new Ibis bike!

The Ibis team and their latest creation The Ibis Mojo Mojo SL-R is indeed  the new Ibis bike for 2011. It is a 140mm travel all mountain bike that incorporates all the latest technologies and standards. No, it’s not a 29er or 650b and yes, it is another 140mm bike in the Ibis line-up. So […]

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Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon

The Blur TRc fits between the Blur XC and the Blur LT models. With 5″ of rear travel, the TRc strikes a solid balance between both. An entirely new addition to the Santa Cruz family, the Blur TRc defines what Santa Cruz Bicycles think a trail bike should be. Crafted from carbon fiber, featuring our […]

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum

The Tallboy Al is the new aluminum version of the highly rated original Tallboy which is made out of carbon fiber. Producing an aluminum version not only brings the price down, but also provides more options when adding to your stable of bikes. Tallboys have become mighty popular bikes in the relatively short time since […]

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Santa Cruz Blur TRc Review

Update: March 14, 2012 We shipped our Blur TRc to Laguna Beach and it was outfitted with the newest dropping post called the Kronolog.  It also got the latest Crank Brothers wheels and parts. The trails were unfamiliar to us as Hans Rey and Richie Schley took us around.  But the Kronolog complemented the TRc […]

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