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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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Outerbike Test Sessions: Ibis Ripley LS

Check out this responsive all-trail 29er that feels more like a 27.5 while popping and playing, yet still displays those desirable 29er traits on rolling, up and down trails, and in choppy, rocky momentum sapping terrain.

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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: Orbea Occam

Just because you may not be familiar with this Spanish manufacturer, you should still give Orbea Ocam a look.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Intense Primer

The Intense Primer 29er was one of the best looking bikes spotted at Outerbike. But how did it ride?

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Canfield Brothers Riot

For riders wary of carbon (and its expense) and looking for a solid feel that will likely translate into long-term durability, the Canfield Brothers Riot is definitely worth a look.

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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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Outerbike Test Sessions: Niner RIP 9 RDO

Find out how Niner’s long travel 29er fared in this shootout on Moab’s famed slickrock trails.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Norco Optic

Good memories of the original aluminum Norco Sight moved us to take a cruise on the new Optic, an 110mm rear, 120mm front 29er setup that leans to the XC side of the trail bike category.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Salsa Woodsmoke

Salsa’s 29er with plus sized wheels and clever rear dropouts bucks is a bit of a head scratcher.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Transition Patrol Carbon

Transition’s big bike offering has 155mm of rear travel, a long front center, slack head angle, and one very plush ride.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Pivot Switchblade

The original Switchblade (made by Titus 15 years ago) ticked all the right boxes for a high-end full suspension bike. The new Pivot Switchblade was tops on the Outerbike Test Sessions list for the very same reasons.

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Canfield Brothers debut complete bike builds

Good news this week for fans of boutique bike maker Canfield Brothers — especially if you’re not the type who prefers to buy a bare frame and then build it up yourself.

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10 great upgrades for your bike — and more

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest. But it’s very possible your best option is not buying all new gear. Instead give one of these upgrades a try.

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12 best mountain bikes for around $1000

At this price you can expect to get an aluminum hardtail, though many manufacturers are using plus size tires to breathe new life into the category. Here are some great options from Scott, Marin, Haro, KHS and more.

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Turner Flux V4 goes Carbon

After giving the RFX new life, Turner has turned its attention to the Flux. This reborn legend features a carbon fiber frame, 120mm of travel, and rolls on 27.5” wheels.

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Just in: Maxxis Minion and Highroller II plus tires

Plus bikes are one of the key growth areas of our sport, as riders discover bigger tire volume and lower air pressures. But most of the available Plus tires thus far have very small cornering side knobs. Until now that is…

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Bike Check: Jerome Clementz’s Cannondale Habit

Former EWS champion Jerome Clementz has recently been spotted aboard a new prototype Jekyll, but here’s what he rides when he’s not on the race course?

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Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail launched

Fourth generation of steel Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail features boost hub spacing, updated geometry, and some very sparkly frame paint options.

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WTB goes wide with latest Ci31 carbon rims

The latest carbon rims from WTB features a 31mm inner rim width, can be setup tubeless with just a floor pump, and sell for a reasonable price (for carbon, that is).

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Devinci Django 29 debuts

The short travel Django was originally launched as a 27.5 bike, but the platform was begging for the 29er treatment.

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Kona Hei Hei Trail DL first ride review

Kona’s latest is a 140mm travel trail bike that’s built off their XC race platform. So how does it fair on rough and tumble trails?

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YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 first ride review

The crew from YT Industries visited Santa Cruz recently for a date with Mtbr to do some loam testing on the new YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1. Find out how this 29er trail bike fared.

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Canfield Brothers Riot 29er trail bike review

If you lean toward the rowdy side of riding, dig the benefits of big wheels, and don’t want to rely on a pick-up truck to get you to the top of the descent, the Canfield Brothers Riot is a top-notch one-bike solution.

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Felt Decree 1 27.5 trail bike review

The Felt Decree is one of the next generation bikes – a veritable unicorn of all-mountain/trail performance. So does it live up to the hype? And how does it hold up over a season of hard riding?

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