29er Reviews and News


Yeti cycles releases trail capable and raceable SB100


Yeti’s new SB100 obscures the line between XC and Trail, utilizing a new Switch Infinity Mechanism repositioned and optimized specifically for this shorter-travel twenty-nine-inch wheel bike.

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Cane Creek releases 29/27.5+ HELM fork


Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of the highly anticipated 29/27.5+ version of the HELM suspension fork.

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Goodyear launches new line of bicycle tires


Best known for its promotional blimps and extensive line of automotive tires, Goodyear has joined other major tire manufacturers by introducing a line of tires for the two-wheel, human-powered set.

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Trek Full Stache first look


Trek has unveiled a new trail bike with 130mm of front and rear travel and other unique design elements that take the capability of 29-plus tires to the next level.

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Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed shreds on the new Ibis Ripmo


Watch Jeff Kendall-Weed shred Los Angeles and the San Gabriel range on his new Ibis Ripmo long travel 29er.

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Ibis Ripmo video and Q&A


Mtbr has been riding the Ripmo for a couple weeks now despite a very rainy March in Northern California. Our biggest revelation is that it’s a very compelling package that does many things very well.

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Ibis Ripmo first look


With its combination of long reach, steep seat angle, and dw-link geometry, the Ripmo delivers two bikes in one. It’s a bike that can descend with authority and one that’s not afraid to climb.

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Santa Cruz Blur first ride review


After a three-year hiatus, the bike that arguably put Santa Cruz on the map is back. Meet the new Blur, a 29-inch wheeled full carbon XC speed machine with 100mm of VPP suspension.

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2018 Santa Cruz Highball first ride review


New low-angle stays designed to work in tandem with a bridgeless seatstay design to help absorb trail chatter.

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2018 Rocky Mountain Vertex debuts


Rocky Mountain has updated the Vertex, its flagship XC-race hardtail, which is now lighter and more aggressive.

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New colors for Niner RIP 9, JET 9 and RLT 9


Niner is offering new internal cable guides and fresh clean colors to make life easy and a little more colorful.

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Vittoria Barzo tire review


Vittoria’s Barzo is ready to take on technical cross-country trails and extreme conditions. And it can win an XC race as well.

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Intense Sniper XC and Trail released


Intense launches 100mm XC and 120mm Trail Sniper, designed to rock your race season to the next level.

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FSA Afterburner WideR 29er wheelset review


Coming in at a reasonable $629 and weighing in at 1640 grams, they are an excellent upgrade for many trail, cyclocross and cross country riders.

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Salsa updates Deadwood, adding alloy version


For 2018, Salsa has updated the Deadwood for a broader range of uses — and budgets.

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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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Transition Smuggler coming soon in carbon


Transition fans rejoice. The new carbon Smuggler will be here very soon. Like its alloy sibling, the carbon version of this capable 29er trail bike will have 120mm of rear travel and 140mm up front.

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Marin Wolf Ridge 9 review


The Wolf Ridge is Marin’s answer to the ultra-competitive long travel 29er segment. It also serves as the debut for a remarkable new suspension system.

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Bontrager Kovee XXX TLR 29 wheelset review


High end carbon wheelset is race ready out of the box with a single purpose in mind: help make you faster.

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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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Bontrager Team Issue XR1 TLR tires review


Forward thinking tread design gives Bontrager’s XR1 wider sweet spot than just cross country racing.

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Fezzari launches three new alloy 130mm trail bikes


Fezzari has announced three new aluminum mountain bikes: the Cascade Peak, Abajo Peak, and Wiki Peak. All three utilize 130mm of rear travel and can be run as 29er or 27.5 plus.

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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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Outerbike Test Sessions: In search of perfect 29er trail bike


Mtbr headed to Outerbike Crested Butte to ride eight mid-travel 29er trail bikes. Find out which were our favorites and why.

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