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Felt adds Plus bikes to line-up for model year 2016 – their last

Check out some of the new bikes from Felt including the all new Surplus line of plus bikes. Also, some updates to the Felt Nine FRD, Edict, Compulsion and DD fat bikes.

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First Look: Salsa Cycles Pony Rustler 27.5+ trail bike

The 120mm Pony Rustler is here to play in the growing trail bike market, optimized for 3-inch tires. It comes in either aluminum or carbon and can be matched with a 120mm or 130mm fork.

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SCOTT launches 27.5 Plus bikes

SCOTT Sports erases any doubt of whether a major European manufacturer will jump on the Plus sized bikes for 2016. They answer with a resounding ‘YES’ as they introduce five new 27.5+ bikes.

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Special 25th Anniversary GT Zaskar Carbon Announced for 2016

The legendary GT Zaskar is back for 2016 with special 25th Anniversary carbon versions as well as 4 alloy models.

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First Look: 2016 Specialized Camber

The Camber has upped its climbing prowess with the integration of the new Brain rear shock and the RockShox RS-1 fork. But does it come at the expense of descending ability?

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First Look: Orbea Occam 27.5 and 29er trail bikes

Known for lust-worthy road bikes, Orbea broke the mtb ice last year with the rowdy, enduro-ready Rallon. With everything they learned about mtb geometry, they merged that with their carbon expertise to create the trail ready Occam.

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Trek Procaliber SL, Top Fuel and Fuel EX 29 revamped

Turning its focus on its cross-country racing bikes, Trek made some significant changes to its XC line. Most notable is the introduction of the Isospeed coupler in to the Procaliber hardtail line.

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New Focus Raven Max 29, Spine C and Sam C mountain bikes

German brand Focus enters the US mountain bike market with a carbon 29er hardtail, carbon trail bike and carbon enduro racer.

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First Look: Ibis Ripley gets revamped in all the right places

The Ripley was a revolutionary bike for Ibis but it did have its flaws. It seems all those have been addressed with this new version and new geometry, but a classic edition will be maintained as well for those who love its original 26er-like handling.

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Pivot Cycles announces new Mach 429 Trail

Pivot’s all new Mach 429 Trail combines two of their most popular models to create a trail bike that handles beyond its 116mm of travel.

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Pro Bike: Aaron Albright’s BMC Fourstroke FS02 29er

Here’s a tip to tail look at the bike of this up-and-coming Trans-Sylvania Epic stage race contender.

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Just In: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock

For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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First Look: Specialized Stumpjumper and Rhyme FSR 6Fattie

Specialized adds to the 29er and 27.5 stable with a 3.0 tire version. Outer tire diameter is roughly the same as the 29er version but its character is quite a bit different with ultimate comfort and traction.

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First Look: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

The Stumpy is back in the spotlight with a major revamp. Shorter stays, slacker head angle, wider rims and a cool SWAT door are some of the tricks up its sleeve.

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Review: Vee Tire Crown tires

Vee Tire enters the market with it’s front and rear specific Crown tires designed by Mike King. Grippy rubber, high TPI and quality construction are some of some of the highlights.

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Sea Otter: Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 endurance race machine

Bulls Bikes brings bikes direct to buyers for the US market. Highlighted here is their top of the line endurance XC model, the Wild Edge Team 29.

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First Look: Bold Bikes takes suspension inside

Rear shock housed completely inside the composite frame’s seat tube in an effort to protect it from rock strikes, crashes, mud and gunk.

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Sea Otter: Fezzari rolls out 27+ Cascade Peak

Consumer direct seller believes there’s a sea change underway with the way people buy bikes — and sees new 27+ platform as great entree into sport for new riders.

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News: SRAM RAIL 40 wheels

SRAM has made huge strides in its wheel development. They’ve dissected every part of the wheel system and improved all the components. They’re not very wide yet but the engineering is now very sound with the RAIL line of wheels. Performance and affordability are in the forefront as well.

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Sea Otter: Scott Spark 700 Ultimate Di2, ultimate DT Swiss fork

If your bike buying budget is tight, don’t click through. This post will just make you frustrated, angry or both. It will also likely make you drool.

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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: 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: Specialized Atlas lightweight knee pad

Specialized enters the lightweight knee pad arena with this 156-gram set of pads. It features an impact hardening material and a fit that is designed to stay in place without straps.

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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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