27.5 Reviews and News


Stan’s NoTubes Baron S1 27.5 wheelset review


This well-built, high performing aluminum plus size wheelset will lighten your bike but not your wallet.

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Michelin Wild Enduro and Power Gravel tires launched


Mtbr spotted several exciting new tires from Michelin at Frostbike 2018, including a new enduro model and their highly anticipated Power Gravel offering.

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2018 Specialized Enduro dream build


Ground-hugging performance, enough squish for a magic carpet-like ride and total silence. Meet our custom Specialized Enduro.

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2018 YT Capra first ride impressions


If the top spec’d Capra was priced at $10,400, we believe they’d still sell. But at $5200 it’s an amazing deal.

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2018 YT Capra released


The YT Capra is one of the most interesting bike introductions we have seen in our 20 years in the bike industry. We dub it the “perfect storm.”

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Commencal releases new META all mountain machine


Matte black anodized frame adorned with shiny black artwork; Commencal META is ultimate classy-stealth. Jump on the frame rode by Cécile Ravanel to the final EWS in Italy!

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Fezzari Cascade Peak 29 Pro first look


Built around their AT529 frame design, 130mm all-mountain bike has adjustable GA-Link geometry to keep a consistent BB height when changing between 27.5+ and 29er set-ups.

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Canyon Torque super enduro bike launched


German direct-to-consumer seller unveils new Torque super-enduro bike, aluminum Sender DH rig, and G5, the company’s new line of gravity-focused handlebars, stems, and grips.

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Motobecane 2Hundred7 downhill bike review


True to form with Motobecane’s core values, components are where they deliver the goods. Most bikes in this price range of $2600 are upgrade ready but this one is dialed and ready to ride.

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2018 Canyon Spectral unveiled


The 2018 Canyon Spectral features a new shock orientation, boost hub spacing, room for larger tires, and a host of other unique design changes.

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Cannondale Jekyll 2 review


Cannondale has always appealed to a niche audience thanks to use of unique technology. On this bike though, they’ve delivered exactly what enduro-minded riders want.

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Bulls Bike E-Stream review


The biggest battery available and a capable full-suspension platform make this e-bike truly adventure ready.

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Trek Roscoe and X-Caliber hardtails reviewed


Trek’s budget-friendly hardtails have evolved on two distinct paths, an affordable XC steed and a fun trail machine. Born out of the same frame, find out how these two bikes compare.

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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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