All Mountain Trail Reviews and News


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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Review: BMC Speedfox 130mm travel 29er

Mtbr rode the BMC Speedfox 29er near BMC’s office in Switzerland and Noble Canyon in San Diego, CA. The bike exhibited great range and capability.

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Review: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike

The Riot 7 LC from GHOST is a unique bike offering 130mm of travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Capable and fun, this bike likes to be run hard.

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Review: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

The Fantom 6by6 enters the 27.5 bike arena with an all mountain bike that delivers solid value and top components like the Revelation fork and an XT SLX drivetrain mix.

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News: Kali Protectives Launches New Maya Enduro Helmet

Deep coverage helmet boasts excellent safety, camera and light mounts, and amazing price. Watch the video showing Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ his Maya.

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News: Niner launches new RIP 9 Carbon, revised JET 9 Carbon and EMD 9

New offerings for the new year give price conscious buyers more options and popular Niner models receive nice updates.

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Bike Review: Intense Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation

Intense’s 2015 Tracer 275 Alloy Foundation packs in long-travel value, performance, and made-in-the-USA pride at an affordable price.

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First Look: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike 130mm travel 27.5

Ghost is a well-known German bike brand that is coming to the US exclusively through REI. The Riot 7 LC is their carbon all mountain – trail bike with 130mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Long Term Review: Specialized 2FO flat shoes

The 2FO is an awesome shoe that covers all the bases that a flat shoe should deliver. It descends well, jumps good, climbs decent and is comfortable on and off the bike.

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Bike Review: 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5

The 2015 Trek Lush Carbon 27.5 features all-new, women’s only tech and it’s dressed to impress.

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Announced: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 SL Carbon

Pivot unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility, 29″ wheels and 100mm of travel.

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Featured: Trek Fuel EX 7 29

The Trek Fuel EX 7 is a contender with its very capable Fuel lineage and reasonable $2,629 price.

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