27.5 Reviews and News


DVO Diamond 110 Boost fork review


It’s not the lightest fork in this class, but the DVO Diamond 110 Boost is bar none one of the best trail/enduro forks we’ve ridden in a long time. Find out why.

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Cane Creek now Coil Creek?


Cane Creek Cycling Components has temporarily changed their name to Coil Creek for the month of November to coincide with the release of the HELM Coil 27.5 suspension fork.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct and Pipeline first impressions


Two-day test session in Fruita, Colorado, aboard revised 29er and 27.5+ options from North Vancouver-based bike maker.

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Diamondback Release Carbon 5C review


This fun, efficient, and highly capable 27.5 trail bike delivers going up and down and can be had at a very competitive price.

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Ibis Mojo HD4 review (updated)


The much-loved enduro-slaying Ibis Mojo HD3 has gotten a makeover for 2017. Now appropriately dubbed the Mojo HD4, the just released rig is even slacker — and more capable — than before.

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Santa Cruz Aluminum Nomad Review


Always dreamed of owning a Nomad but couldn’t afford the price of admission? Santa Cruz recently dropped an alloy version and complete builds start at just $3,600. Here’s how it stacks up against its carbon counterpart.

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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon and Aluminum released


With its new, slacker, 65.75 degree head angle, steep 74 degree seat angle, and Pivot’s long travel, downhill-influenced linkage, the 155mm travel Mach 6 Carbon is specifically designed for enduro racers.

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Cody Kelley’s Yeti SB5.5 enduro bike


Cody Kelley is fast becoming a popular name in enduro due to his killer style, flowing locks, and infectious good humor. Here’s a close look at this race bike of choice.

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Marin Hawk Hill review


While we all enjoy reading about the latest carbon fiber super bikes, the truth is most of us can’t afford to drop five grand on a new rig. The Hawk Hill is a $1500 trail bike that delivers serious performance.

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Robin Wallner’s Ibis Mojo HD4 enduro bike


Robin Wallner is a former World Cup DH pro who recently made the jump to enduro. In his second season, he’s been consistently pushing into the top 10. Here’s a look at his Ibis Mojo HD4.

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Vittoria 2018 tires sneak peek


Vittoria continues to invest in the their mountain bike offerings. Here’s some highlights from the growing brand.

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Ghost Kato FS 5 review


This playful 130mm travel 27.5 trail bike is one heck of a deal, but it’s also held back some by odd component spec choices and some dated geometry.

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Diamondback Release Carbon launched


Diamondback’s popular 27.5 Release trail bike is now available in carbon. The direct-to-consumer seller will be offering two stock builds of the 150mm front/130mm rear travel rig. Full spec and pricing details here.

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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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