All Mountain Trail Reviews and News


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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Intense Primer 29 first ride report


Intense has modernized its bikes and suspension designs with the introduction of the ACV 27.5 Plus and the Primer 29, both with 130mm of front and rear suspension. Find out more about the 29 in this first ride review.

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Salsa Redpoint 150mm FS first ride review


Bikepacking and adventure riding are in Salsa’s wheelhouse, but now they have a serious entry in the all mountain market. Mtbr rode their 150mm travel full suspension Redpoint on Northstar Bike Park’s rowdiest trails and came away smiling.

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Transition launches new Carbon Scout


The Transition Scout has the heart of a slopestyle bike and the pedigree of a trail bike. It’s one hell of a fun ride and it just got a whole lot lighter.

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Santa Cruz Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy 3 alloy bike weights


Santa Cruz recently launched alloy versions of their three most popular bikes. We stopped by their HQ in order to get some real world weights.

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Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol 120mm bike debuts


Colorado based Guerrilla Gravity has just rolled out a new edition to its growing line-up of trail-friendly bikes. The new Trail Pistol comes in “Crush Mode” and “Plush Mode”, which is achieved via a shock mounted flip chip that optimizes the geometry and suspension for 29” wheel “crushing” or 27.5+ “plushness.”

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Santa Cruz brings back aluminum, kills single pivot models


Santa Cruz bikes just got more affordable with the introduction of three all-new alloy bikes.

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Haibike Xduro AllMtn RX first ride review


The Xduro AllMtn RX is Haibike’s entry into the electric all mountain/trail bike category. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition.

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Kona Honzo gets the carbon treatment


The original Kona Honzo was a forward thinking hardtail for all mountain enthusiasts. In its newest incarnation, the bike has been reborn as an XC race bike and given the carbon treatment.

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Three new Liv models, including women’s specific 160mm travel bike


Liv, Giant’s women’s specific brand, is expanding its lineup to include three new models, including a 160mm travel EWS-worthy bike.

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Cannondale Bad Habit 27.5 Plus bike first look


Cannondale joined the Plus Bike party around December of last year with the Bad Habit 1 and Bad Habit 2 aluminum models. Now they have a carbon model called the the Bad Habit Carbon.

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2017 Trek Remedy first ride


Previously available in 27.5 and 29er, the new Remedy is now just a 27.5 bike now to simplify the line and focus on the fun side of the bike.

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2017 Trek Fuel EX first ride


The Fuel EX is Trek’s #1 selling bike so its design has stayed the course for many years. But for 2017, Trek takes some risks and pushes the bike into longer, slacker and more aggressive horizons.

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Giant goes longer and slacker with new Trance and Anthem


Longer, lower, and slacker. That’s the theme for Giant’s 2017 updates to the popular Trance and Anthem.

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Orbea Occam 27.5 and 29er first ride


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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René Wildhaber’s EWS Trek Slash Race Bike


René Wildhaber has been a mainstay on the enduro circuit for years. His input was critical in the development of the Slash and his race bike features a number of novel storage solutions

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Ellsworth Rogue Sixty first ride review


We came to see the new Ellsworth Rogue Sixty with skepticism but we were thoroughly impressed by what we saw and rode.

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