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DT Swiss Interbike 2017


With three main MTB wheel families (XC, all-mountain, enduro) and multiple price points within each family, DT Swiss has all your riding bases covered.

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Bulls Bikes Interbike 2017


Germany-based bike maker has expanded its offerings with new plus e-bikes, including a women’s specific model.

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Haibike Interbike 2017


With a growing trend to longer travel e-mountain bikes, Haibike has delivered with its new 200mm DWNHLL model.

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Maxxis Interbike 2017


The highly-regarded tire maker continues to expand its popular Wide Trail lineup with new versions of the Rekon, Forekaster, Ardent Race, Aggressor, High Roller II, and more.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017


Straight from Interbike in Las Vegas, here’s Pivot front man and lead designer Chris Cocalis running through the company’s hottest bikes, starting with a very special 10-year Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5.

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Whyte Bikes Interbike 2017


The Whyte Enduro team will have a secret weapon in 2018 – the S-150 Works is their “out of the box” race bike for all-round events. Find out about that bike and much more.

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Nukeproof Mega 275c launched


Not only is the chassis 320g lighter than its aluminum counterpart, the strength of the frame has also been improved enabling its rider to push harder, faster, and with more confidence.

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Yeti SB5 Lunch Ride and SB6 Team Replica roll out


Two new special edition bikes join family of highly capable trail tamers. Plus a look back at one of the sport’s most famous downhill bikes.

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Maxxis adds host of new MTB tire sizes


Maxxis has once again upped its number of available tires/sizes, with plus tires getting ‘normal’ size options, narrow cross country rubber getting wider, and more.

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FSA cranks go modular, Afterburner wheels get WideR


FSA has a new modular style crank that can be quickly converted between different axle standards and drivetrain configurations. They also have an affordable new alloy wheelset with a wide rim.

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Pivot celebrates 10 with anniversary edition Mach 5.5


To celebrate turning ten, Pivot has released a head turning limited edition version of the Mach 5.5.

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Pivot Shuttle e-bike introduced


We’ve often wondered who would be the first among the boutique brands to offer an e-bike. Our questions have been answered as Chris Cocalis of Pivot designed a very intriguing machine.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct, Instinct BC, and Pipeline revised


Rocky Mountain’s new Instinct serves as the platform for three different bikes. Which version is up your alley?

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2018 Specialized Enduro: longer, adjustable geo, new spec


For 2018, the Specialized Enduro doesn’t look that different, but the Big Red S has lengthened the reach, integrated a hidden flip chip, and added some clever new spec features.

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2018 Transition Bikes line-up unveiled


For model year 2018, the Patrol, Scout, and Smuggler get major geometry tweaks, and welcome a new bike to the stable, the Sentinel 29er with 160mm front and 140mm rear travel.

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Hope HB160 prototype bike comes to market


Hope’s radical new all-mountain bike doesn’t adhere to any industry standards. Click through to find out what makes it so special (and what it will cost).

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Art’s Cyclery Bike Check: Mark’s Yeti SB5


With a recent history of owning long travel bikes and spending weekends ripping the local moto track, Mark was ready for something different.

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Updated Race Face SIXC handlebar & Atlas wheels debut


The Race Face SIXC carbon bars are among our favorite. For 2017, they’ve received an update that makes them even wider. The Canadian brand is also launching a new Atlas wheelset targeted at park riders.

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Industry Nine Grade300 wheelset ready for park laps


Don’t trust carbon? Industry Nine’s new Grade300 wheelset features a new alloy rim that’s designed to take a beating.

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Richie Rude’s Yeti SB6


We caught up with Richie Rude before the Whistler EWS and took a look at his gorgeous Yeti SB6.

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Transition TR11 DH bike first look


The TR11 is Transition’s newest downhill bike. Officially released today, the bike has already been raced successfully to a World Cup podium by Tahnee Seagrave.

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Heller Barghest plus bike review


Heller Bikes is aiming to offer a good value bike with a full carbon frame, 1×11 drivetrain, 130mm of rear travel, plus tires, and a dropper post. But how does it ride?

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Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver DH tires review


Kenda attacked cornering speed, braking power, rolling resistance, and tested it on the DH circuit. But they did not forget casing technology, or pursuing strength and suppleness.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 vs HD4


Struggling to decide between the Ibis HD3 and new HD4? Click the link for Jeff Kendall-Weed’s hot take on these two very capable trail bikes.

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2018 Giant Reign first look


The Reign hadn’t been updated since 2014. For model year 2018, Giant gave this best selling bike some serious updates.

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