27.5 Reviews and News


Sea Otter: Catharine Pendrel’s Orbea Oiz World Championship race bike

A close-up look at the 2x and reigning World Champion’s ultimate race rig featuring electronic shifting and suspension control.

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Sea Otter: Haro brings back Shift line of full suspension bikes including the all new Shift Plus

Some prototype bikes from Haro’s 2016 line-up including the Shift S3, Shift R5 and R7 and the Shift Plus running the big 27.5+ tire size.

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Sea Otter: Coming soon Norco Revolver 27.5 and 29

New full-suspension bike in final stages of development now.

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Sea Otter: Specialized introduces Rumor in 650B

New trail bike gives women their choice of wheel size.

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Just In: 2016 FOX 34 Float fork

FOX stumbled a bit in fork technology since the inception of CTD forks. But we saw what they were capable of with the performance of their FOX 36 forks last year. Now, all that technology comes to the more popular 34 line of forks.

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First Look: 2015 Breezer Repack Team

160mm of all mountain/enduro travel with a unique suspension design. The Breezer Repack uses an extra pivot located midway on the chainstays. Find out what our first ride impression is.

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FOX goes 27.5+ with 110mm spacing on Factory 34 Float Fork

If there’s any doubt that 27.5+ would take off this year, they were erased by FOX’s introduction of this 27.5+ fork with 110mm hub spacing. This wider hub allows the fork legs and crown to accommodate a huge 27.5 tire like a 3.0 or 3.5 inch.

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Review: Durango Bikes Moonshine 650b

Durango Bikes set out to create a U.S. made 160mm travel All Mountain bike using the best technologies and components available. What they came up with is the alloy Moonshine with 27.5 wheels and a refined Horst Link suspension.

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Review: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike

The Riot 7 LC from GHOST is a unique bike offering 130mm of travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Capable and fun, this bike likes to be run hard.

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Santa Cruz unveils revised Highball carbon hardtail

Geometry has been adjusted from the previous iteration, with a longer front end and shorter chainstays, the goal being a snappier, more nimble ride.

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Review: Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 Enduro bike

Ellsworth modified its Epiphany chassis to handle the 27.5 wheel size to handle aggressive descents while still maintaining good climbing attributes.

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KHS SixFifty 7200, 4 Season 1000 fat bike, BNT 29

Three highlights from the KHS 2015 lineup including their 160mm enduro bike with 27.5″ wheels, alloy fat bike hardtail and a specially designed 29er hardtail for big and tall riders.

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Review: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

The Fantom 6by6 enters the 27.5 bike arena with an all mountain bike that delivers solid value and top components like the Revelation fork and an XT SLX drivetrain mix.

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Bike Review: Intense Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation

Intense’s 2015 Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation packs in long-travel value, performance, and made-in-the-USA pride at an affordable price.

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First Look: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike 130mm travel 27.5

Ghost is a well-known German bike brand that is coming to the US exclusively through REI. The Riot 7 LC is their carbon all mountain – trail bike with 130mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Bike Review: 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5

The 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5 features all-new, women’s only tech and it’s dressed to impress.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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First Look: 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3

First Look: After much anticipation, Ibis finally reveals their new long-travel 27.5-inch enduro bike–the Mojo HD3.

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First Look: Jamis Dakar AMT Pro 27.5

Jamis offers plenty of options in 27.5″ and 29″ for 2015 including six new women’s specific bikes. But don’t bother looking for a 26″ Jamis mountain bike, you won’t find it.

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Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 Enduro

New and improved Knucklebox creates a DH oriented ripper.

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Quick Take: Vee Tire Crown all-mountain/enduro tires

Quick Take: Vee Tires’ new Mike King-designed Crown series enduro/all-mountain models take company up a notch.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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First Look: Industry Nine PillarCarbon Wheels

Industry 9 and Reynolds team up on US-made carbon wheelsets.

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First Look: Transition powers new-gen 2015 bikes with GiddyUp suspension platform

First Look : Transition Bikes’ all-aluminum fleet of ‘up and down mountain’ bikes ditch trendy labels for practical four-bar link bikes that just work.

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Video: Vitus Sommet 155mm bike in stunning Northern Ireland trails

See the Vitus Sommet 155 mm travel bike in the some of the best trails Northern Ireland has to offer.

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