27.5 Reviews and News


2017 ​Cannondale Trigger and Jekyll launched


A year after the first prototypes were spotted on the race circuit, Cannondale has released new versions of the Trigger and Jekyll.

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Dream Build: Santa Cruz Hightower with all the trimmings


This Santa Cruz Hightower with dreamy component spec is admittedly a little over the top. But when you live and ride in a place like Crested Butte, your bike should be worth more than your car.

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Video: Trek Powerfly 8 FS review


The Powerfly 8 is Trek’s 130mm travel full suspension e-bike. Based off the Fuel EX-platform, this bike is fully compliant with e-bike regulations and performs well on the trail.

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RockShox Judy returns as budget plus-compatible fork


Remember the RockShox Judy? Well, she’s back. But this time elastomers are ditched in favor of some new Pike-derived suspension technology.

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2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon first look


Still aluminum and more versatile than ever, the new Santa Cruz Chameleon is here with plus tire compatibility, configurable dropouts, and very modern geometry.

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2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5+ spy photos


This new Chameleon from Santa Cruz has been spotted in several Santa Cruz dealers. It not only looks promising but the the rumored pricing is attractive as well.

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Ellsworth Rogue Sixty review


The newest offering from the iconic brand is an enudro ready 27.5 battleship with 160mm of well-tuned suspension. Find out more in the Mtbr review.

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2017 Norco Range C 9.2 first ride review


Norco has debuted a pair of enduro beasts, one clad in 27.5 wheels with 170/160mm of travel, the other a 29er with 160/150mm of travel. Check out Mtbr’s thoughts after a first ride on our 29er test bike.

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YT Industries Jeffsy 27 launched


Choice is never a bad thing. For riders who want a more playful ride, YT just dropped an all new 27.5 version of their popular 29er Jeffsy trail bike.

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Intense Tracer enduro bike completely redesigned


The Tracer is Intense’s best selling model. With the latest update, the California-based bike maker gave it more aggressive geometry, a new suspension design, and more.

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Staran FSM-140 trail bike review


New Canadian brand aiming to deliver value and performance with a 140mm trail bike spec’d with great components for the money.

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Rocky Mountain Pipeline plus bike review


Think plus bikes are just for beginners? The Rocky Mountain Pipeline might change your mind. Check out the Mtbr review.

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Maxxis Minion and HighRoller Plus tires weights and measurements


Plus Tires is a growing category eagerly awaiting the arrival of more tires with better side knobs and sidewalls. How big are they and how much do they weigh?

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Norco Sight updated with new geometry


Norco refreshes Sight with small but key updates.

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Guerrilla Gravity unveils new Megatrail and Megatrail SS


Guerrilla Gravity has launched a new version of the Megatrail that’s billed as a “big mountain liberator.” The versatile bike is designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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Rocky Mountain Suzi Q embraces 27.5 standard


Traditional fat bikes are a blast in the snow and sand, but the handling can feel slow outside of their natural environment. New wheel and tire standards are helping change that.

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VEE Tire Co. releases Rail Tracker and T-Fatty


Tire developer VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of Rail Tracker and T-Fatty, their newest tires in the plus size category.

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27.5 vs. 29: Sonya Looney chimes in


Does size really matter? If we’re talking mountain bike wheels, my answer is, it depends, says Sonya Looney.

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The Calling is Evil’s new extra rowdy short travel trail sled


In the market for a short travel trail bike but discouraged by the lack of rowdy options? This new bike from Evil just might be the answer.

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Specialized Fuse Expert Carbon 6Fattie review


Hardtails aren’t dead. Not by a long shot. Specialized’s new Fuse Expert Carbon 6Fattie proves that thanks to its fun geometry, excellent parts spec, and agreeable price point.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Turner Flux


Dave Turner from Turner bikes has been working on this carbon Flux for awhile and it shows…. in good ways and bad.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Yeti SB5+


Meet the Yeti SB5+, a comfortable and sure-footed plus bike that’s downright capable and damned playful in temperament.

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Reynolds Trail 27.5 carbon wheels review


$2500 is a lot of money — especially when you’re talking about an upgrade for your mountain bike. But if you’re going to drop big dime in the name of incremental performance enhancement, high zoot carbon wheels are arguably the best way to go. So are these hoops a good choice?

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Kona releases new 27.5 Operator DH bike


The new Kona Operator is a World Cup ready DH racing machine that’s designed to still be playful enough for bike park laps.

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