Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

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27.5 Reviews and News


Santa Cruz Hightower

From the ashes of the Tallboy LT, the new Santa Cruz Hightower has risen. This is a 135mm trail bike that is incredibly agile and capable. It is sold in either 29er or Plus form as it reveals a bike with a massive sweet spot.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget

Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015

The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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First Look: 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon

Find out more about this hot new bike — and hear what Transition Bikes co-founder Kyle Menard has to say about the cost of carbon manufacturing and the challenges it poses for smaller brands in an exclusive Mtbr interview.

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Bike Check: Chris Kovarik’s new Intense M16 Carbon

Chris Kovarik discusses the development of the new Intense M16C DH bike, and component and suspension setup.

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Review: Intense M16 Carbon downhill bike

Downhill bikes have come along way since the Intense M1 ruled the podiums. Is the newest M series a worthy successor?

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Review: Santa Cruz 5010

For the adventurous all-mountain rider who would rather pedal than shuttle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bike than the Santa Cruz 5010. Find out why in our full review.

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Santa Cruz Bronson Review

Santa Cruz enters the 650b/27.5 wheel size party with the introduction of the 150mm travel Santa Cruz Bronson all mountain bike. While not the first, this product introduction is very significant.

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Santa Cruz 5010

The 5010 is slacker now with a 67 degree head angle and updated with a longer top tube and steeper seat tube. It’s way more playful now too with 150mm dropper post capability.

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First Ride Review: Devinci Spartan

Devinci’s 165mm enduro machine has a Dave Weagle designed split pivot rear suspension — and some beautiful aesthetics with neon yellow accents on flat black paint and nice clean lines. Find out how it rode.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000

27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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First Ride Review: Felt Decree 27.5 140mm trail bike

Felt’s latest mountain bike is a lightweight 140mm 27.5 carbon fiber trail bike with adjustable geometry that’s designed to do it all — and do it well. Find out how it fared in our First Ride Review.

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One Ride Review: Pivot Mach 6 Alloy

Carbon is the norm for high end models, but most of us are on aluminum budgets. After three years of development, Pivot’s new Alloy Mach 6 delivers a versatile ride at an attainable price.

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GT Verb full suspension mountain bikes for under $1600

New model targets budget-minded entry level riders with the Verb Expert, Verb Elite and Verb Comp.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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First Look: 2016 Felt Decree 27.5 140mm trail bike

New 27.5” trail bike is designed to be a light, versatile all-around 140mm shredder that pedals well and can handle a wide variety of terrain. Get all the tech, spec and pricing details here.

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BMC MTB bikes get welcome splash of color

BMC is undeniably best known for its road bikes. The Swiss company is a stalwart in the Tour de France world. But it’s mountain bike line is nothing to shake the proverbial stick at — and now the bike’s are more colorful.

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Round up: Six new wide mountain bike wheels

The trend towards wider rims, improved tubeless compatibility, and asymmetric rims continues with these six new mountain bike wheels.

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First Ride Review (No. 2): Turner RFX 4.0

RFX 4.0 is made of high modulus Toray carbon and designed following the successful lines of the carbon Czar, while still staying true to classic Turner design cues like the seat tube/top tube taco “brace.” But how does it ride?

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First Look: Foes Mixer Enduro and Mixer Trail 79ers

Does a big wheel in front, smaller wheel in back make sense? Find out what the designer and the builder have to say about a bike with a 27.5″ wheel in the back and a 29″ wheel in the front.

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Sneak Peek: e*thirteen teases new TRSr and TRS+ tires

Fed up with the lack of tires developed around the new crop of wide rims, e*thirteen is taking matters into its own hands. Read on to find out how the new TRSr and TRSr+ tires take advantage of wider rim profiles.

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First Look: Fuji’s MLink equipped Auric 27.5 and Rakan 29er

MLink technology provides the platform for the all new full suspension bikes from Fuji – the Auric with 27.5″ wheels and 160mm of travel and the Rakan with 29″ wheels and 120mm of travel.

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First Look: SR Suntour’s new Durolux enduro ready fork

New enduro fork highlights Suntour’s 2016 lineup of forks, shocks and more.

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Review: YT Industries Tues

Mtbr had the pleasure of having a YT Tues arrive on our doorstep, pushing it up the steepest terrain we could find and letting gravity sort out the rest.

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Round up: 5 hot enduro bikes for 2016

The trend towards slacker headtubes, longer top tubes, and shorter chainstays continues with these five 2016 enduro bikes.

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