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Trek 6000 Mountain Bike Review

When you can get 6000 for under 1000 Lustful Logic The MBT test crew prides itself on steering clear of bike snobbism but we’re human just like you. It’s only natural for us to drool over the latest big-travel designs, carbon fiber frames, lightest this and hottest that. So when affordable, sensible, and practical bikes […]

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Norco LT 6.1 2010 – Review

Norco LT 6.1 – 2010 Review Review, photos and videos by Lee Lau First Looks and components The Norco LT 6.1 is a long-travel bike from Norco that sits in the “all-mountain” category but with a bias to downhill performance. I’ve already taken a look at the Norco LT 6.1′s components and briefly reviewed the […]

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Felt Virtue Team Review

XC Specific with All-Mountain Travel Numbers Each year, right about this time, the MBT Test Crew finds itself in a bit of a pickle. Since the riding season is in a state of hibernation not unlike that of a bear, the local shops have scores of demo units available that would otherwise be “waiting list […]

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Norco LT6.1 – 2010 – first look

Norco LT 6.1 – 2010 – First look Review by Lee Lau ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Norco is a Canadian company that’s established its bona fides in designing bikes that deliver value for money. Norco provided me with the LT 6.1 bike to ride and long-term test. This “First Looks” article serves as an introduction to the LT 6.1; […]

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Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 Pro Review

Having spent some time with the MTBR.com, I was given the chance to test ride and review the Rocky Mountain 2009 Altitude 70 mountain bike. Billed on their website as a XC Marathon mountain bike. Rocky Mountain has ten different categories on their website under the mountain bike category. Talk about options! No matter, it […]

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Transition Syren Review – Women's Specific Freeride

Test Rider name: Tiffany Allmandinger Age: 33 Height: 5’6” Inseam: 33” Weight: 135 lbs Bike: Transition Syren Size: M Kit: All Mountain Build Kit Syren Frame with 2010 Fox Racing Shocks – DHX 5 AIR Rear Shock $1,626.00 USD Parts Kit – All Mountain $1,279.00 USD www.transitionbikes.com Pros: Stable Great build kit Excellent fit Cons: […]

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Norco 2010 Product Launch

Norco 2010 Products We just spent the last couple of days up in Vancouver B.C. riding, photographing, and getting time on the 2010 Norco products. On the whole it appears that over the past year Norco has sat down, put their heads together, pulled in new team mates, engineers, and has busted out with a […]

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Norco Vixa and Kona Minxy, ’09 Women FR Bikes

Norco Vixa: (Small) $2875 Travel: 152mm – 6″ Weight: ~36.5 lbs/16.6 kgs Website Pros: 1. Quick and responsive, light and neutral to control 2. Small design fits average female shape well 3. Doesn’t over react to rider input Cons: 1. Requires sizable effort to pedal up hill 2. Not a great sprinter 3. Seat Post […]

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