27.5 Reviews and News


e*thirteen TRS Race SL carbon wheels review


e*thirteen’s new SL wheelset is targeted at trail riders, yet offers two times the strength of its current all mountain rims.

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2018 Pivot Mach 4 goes Boost


The Mach 4 is one of those bikes that’s difficult to categorize. With 115mm of suspension on tap, it looks the part of an XC race bike, yet it rolls on 27.5” wheels. For 2017, it’s gone boost and received additional updates.

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2017 BMC Speedfox first look


The Speedfox is a very capable steed with 120mm front and rear travel. With a dropper post integral to this ride, BMC designed a system that opens the rear shock when it’s down and puts it in Trail mode when it’s up.

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Niner SIR 9 trail bike launched


News out of the Niner camp today. The Colorado-based bike maker has re-released its original steel classic, the SIR 9, in a redesigned, ready for anything form.

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2018 Scott Genius first look


With 150mm of travel front and rear, the Genius sits squarely in the sweet spot for most riders. For 2018, it’s also received a number of key updates, including the capability to be run 29er, 27.5 or 27.5 plus.

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Bike Check: Marco Osborne’s EWS ready Cannondale Jekyll


Yesterday, we checked out Mark Weir’s Cannondale Jekyll. Today, we’ll take a quick look at Marco Osborne’s.

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Bike Check: Mark Weir’s Cannondale Jekyll


We recently caught up with Mark Weir to talk about his new Cannondale Jekyll and bike setup.

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Juliana Strega first ride impressions


Based on the same platform as the new Santa Cruz Nomad 4, the Juliana Strega is tailor made for women who dare to go further and faster.

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Fezzari Timp Peak 2.0 NX1 trail bike launched


Direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari has just launched a full-carbon, full-suspension mountain bike that breaks through the $3000 barrier with the release of the Timp Peak 2.0 NX1.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s all new Nomad


For the fourth generation of the Nomad, Santa Cruz bikes has upped the ante by increasing rear travel to 170mm, lengthening the reach, and completely re-configuring the rear suspension.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s new Reserve Carbon wheels


The new Santa Cruz Reserve wheels use an array of unique concepts to help address some of the major failings of carbon wheels today.

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Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro women’s race


Kaysee Armstrong (LIV) made it two years in a row of winning the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic, a five-day mountain bike stage race in State College, Pennsylvania. Here’s the bike that helped make it happen.

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Ibis Mojo HD4 first ride review


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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Revamped Trek Session adds 29er option


Trek’s pursuit of downhill speed has led to a longer, stiffer, Session. A 29er version has been added as well to now that components have caught up with the demands of the big wheel.

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Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon first ride review


The back of this trail bike is the business end with 140mm travel and a speedy Maxxis Rekon 2.6 tire, while the front is the party with 160mm travel and an aggressive Minion DHF.

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Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon trail bike


With 140mm of dw-link rear travel and 160mm travel Fox 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents.

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Intense Recluse DVO Limited Edition rolls out


If you believe in the luck of the Irish — or just like all things green — you’ll be intrigued by the latest offering from Intense.

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Video: Kenda Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro tires


Kenda has introduced two new gravity tire, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro, both featuring Advanced Gravity Casing technology, which was developed to meet the demands of the World Cup circuit.

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Video: Knight Composites and Project 321 wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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Fezzari offers new return policy, scales tall mountains


The Utah-based direct-to-consumer seller makes a huge range of bikes, including a great selection of mountain and road bikes. Find out more about what’s new and cool.

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Hot new wheels, tires, hubs, plugs and more – part 1


Check out this round-up of what is new and cool from Kenda, Stan’s, Schwalbe, American Classic, Dynaplug, and others.

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10 hot new suspension products for 2017


Mountain bike suspension continues to get better and better. Check out some of the latest developments from BOS, Cane Creek, Fox, RockShox, and more.

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The Canyon showroom experience


The world’s best known consumer direct bike seller was on hand at Sea Otter showing off the full breadth of its impressive product line. They really do have something for everyone.

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Lauf Grit delivers 30mm of speed-enhancing suspension


The Lauf fork is arguably the most unconventional cycling fork on the market, but it certainly has its fans who appreciate the low weight and ride enhancing suspension.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude redesign debuted


The new Rocky Mountain is everything you’d expect from a modern trail bike AND it’s compatible with 26+.

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