Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

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27.5 Reviews and News


Interbike 2015: Intense introduces new 27.5″ Uzzi

After a short sabbatical, the Intense Uzzi is back, this time with 27.5 wheels and 190mm of plush rear travel.

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Interbike 2015: Reynolds Black Label wheels go hookless

Utah-based carbon wheel maker Reynolds has given a “refresh” to its stealth-looking (and expensive) line-up of Black Label mountain bike wheels.

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Review: Breezer Repack

Unique mid-chainstay suspension pivot provides great small bump compliance.

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Interbike 2015: Alchemy launches 27.5 Arktos trail bike

Trail bike with Boost 148 rear end has a unique suspension design that’s claimed to deliver both climbing stability and bottomless travel in one sexy carbon frame package.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2015

Pivot Cycles launches a redesigned Mach 6 Carbon, an all new Mach 6 alloy, and the versatile new 429 Trail.

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Marin Interbike 2015

Marin Bikes celebrates it’s 30th anniversary by introducing a fresh spin on their on their classic Pine Mountain hardtail.

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Norco Interbike 2015

Canadian manufacturer Norco has the new full suspension, carbon fiber, 650B and 29” Revolver on display, as well as it’s new Torrent 650B Plus hardtail, and Fluid kids line.

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One Ride Review: The all new carbon Turner Bikes RFX 4.0

The Turner RFX is a beloved classic and one of the very first freeride specific bikes ever built, so how does the new rig stack up?

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Interbike 2015: Marin launches Pine Mountain 2 hardtail

Marin Bikes may have celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year, but it’s by no means over the hill. They’re going back to their roots with a beautiful new hardtail, improved spec across the board, and some incredible attention to detail.

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Interbike 2015: Santana Cycles Drop Fat tandem

Santana Cycles teases unique prototype fat bike tandem targeted at the gravel grinder crowd.

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First Look: 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson

Slacker head angle, longer top tube, shorter chainstays are some of the updates to this newest Bronson.

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First Look: Juliana Roubion and Furtado

The changes are subtle but they are extensive. All are designed to expand the sweet spot of these two bikes to deeper into the fun zone and the shredding realm.

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Video: Ratboy and the new Santa Cruz Bronson

Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland took the new Bronson out for sideways session in the island of Madeira, Portugal.

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Eurobike 2015: Continental Der Baron enduro tire

Highlights include puncture protection and multi-purpose tread pattern with Black Chili compound.

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Eurobike 2015: Maxxis rolls out new tires for XC, enduro, snow, gravel and more

Top-tier tire maker Maxxis is touching nearly all corners of the two-wheeled world, offering up a host of new models. Highlights include Race TT for XC, Tomahawk for aggressive all-mountain, and Colossus for fat bikes.

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2016 Pivot Mach 6

The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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Review: Polygon Collosus T8 trail bike

Full carbon trail bike from direct to consumer manufacturer offers solid value, a unique design and pleasing aesthetics.

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First Ride Review: Trek Pro Caliber 9.9 29er XC bike

Sub-20 pounds right out of the box, this race-ready bike needs no upgrades. But how does the Isospeed decoupler handle bumps large and small?

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Jamis Defcon 27.5 enduro bike line-up launched

New Jersey-based bike maker launching line of alloy 27.5 enduro bikes built around 160mm suspension platform.

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Turner’s RFX returns as a full carbon enduro racer / aggressive trail bike

Turner’s venerable RFX now features a carbon frame with 160mm of dw-link travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Billed as the “Enduro Game Changer”.

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First Look: Cannondale Habit XC with an attitude

A look at the all new Cannondale Habit in carbon and alloy versions and a first ride impression. This bike stretches the definition of XC like no other.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain Maiden downhill bike

Optimized for either 26” or 27.5” wheels, the Rocky Mountain Maiden’s four bar Smoothlink suspension rotates on oversized bearings and collet axles. New braking technology, integrated frame protection, and electronics compatibility are some of the highlights.

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First Look: Orbea Loki 27.5+ hardtail

Orbea has made the transition from road bike company, XC specialists and and now All Mountain experts. With the Rallon, Occam and now the Loki, they’ve created a family of bikes that are truly fun to ride.

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Felt adds Plus bikes to line-up for model year 2016 – their last

Check out some of the new bikes from Felt including the all new Surplus line of plus bikes. Also, some updates to the Felt Nine FRD, Edict, Compulsion and DD fat bikes.

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First Look: Salsa Cycles Pony Rustler 27.5+ trail bike

The 120mm Pony Rustler is here to play in the growing trail bike market, optimized for 3-inch tires. It comes in either aluminum or carbon and can be matched with a 120mm or 130mm fork.

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