All Mountain Trail Reviews and News


Sea Otter Video: 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29

A sneak peek at the forthcoming 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29. Formerly a marathon/XC bike, Marin is morphing the Rift Zone into a trail bike with more all-around capabilities.

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Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers

Polygon is bringing two of their mountain bikes into the US with a direct-to-consumer business model. Featured here are the Collosus N9 enduro race bike and the Collosus T8 trail bike.

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Hot News: Breezer introduces Supercell 29er trail bike

Breezer announces an all new 29er trail bike called Supercell. It has 120mm of rear travel and utilizes the MLink rear suspension design with the rear pivot located in the middle of the chainstay. Watch the video and find out more.

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First Look: New Cannondale Trigger 27.5 and SuperMax fork

Cannondale unveils 27.5-inch wheel Trigger trail bike with 140mm-travel Lefty SuperMax fork, and a new iteration of their adjustable FOX-built DYAD rear shock.

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Product News: SRAM releases new MTB brake system called Guide

SRAM announces the release of a new, four-piston hydraulic disc brake system called Guide aimed at the trail/all-mountain segment.

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Review: Intense Tracer T275 Carbon

The Intense Tracer 275C is an impressive bike, utilizing carbon fiber front and rear triangles, which provide exceptional damping and stiffness. Toss it down through the gnar and chunder and it just effortlessly glides through stuff like it’s hardly there, creating a confidence inspiring experience.

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Review: Cane Creek DBAir CS rear shock

The DBAir CS is a more polished and greatly improved shock than its predecessor, and the CS mode offers increased pedaling efficiency and riding comfort on difficult climbing terrain.

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First Look: Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 Rallies with Carbon, Custom Build and Value

From $4k to $6.4k, Fezzari will build you a bike just to your liking. Rest assured at any of their price points, you will get a lot for your money. But how does it ride?

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First Look: Lapierre Ups the Ante with Electronic Intelligence Shock-Equipped Bikes

Lapierre’s new Spicy 527 hits the US with its e:i suspension system that senses bumps and pedaling inputs, then adjusts damping accordingly at a rate of 20-30 times per minute. Is e-sus ‏ready for prime time?

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27.5 All-Mountain/Enduro Bike Round Up

Is 650B/27.5″ THE Ultimate All Mountain Bike Platform? We round-up a few of the latest and greatest from Norco, Scott, Intense and Foes to compare them all side by side.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 2

Part two of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Norco Sight, Pivot Firebird 27.5, Intense Carbine 275, Devinci Troy, Turner Flux 27.5 and Santa Cruz Heckler 27.5.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1

Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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Review: Scott’s Genius 700 Tuned Takes On The Breck Epic

Can one bike do a little bit of everything — and do it all well? We took the new Scott Genius 700 Tuned to the six-day Breck Epic mountain bike stage race to find out.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 2

Part two of Krob’s Outdoor Demo bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Turner Czar, Santa Cruz Bronson C, Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 and the Rocky Mountain Altitude.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 1

Krob is back from Outdoor Demo and he tested a bunch of bikes including the Santa Cruz 5010, Giant Anthem 27.5, Niner RIP 9, Niner JET 9 and the Yeti SB 75.

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Tested: Trek Fuel EX 29 – Project One Bike Arrives

Trek read our minds as they invited us out to Sedona to try out their new Trek Fuel EX 29 for a few days in some of the most challenging terrain available. The Trek Fuel 29 has big wheels and all the refinements of the 26er version.

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Review: Airborne HobGoblin 29er

The Airborne HobGoblin 29er offers a great value for the budget-minded rider or beginner who is looking for a trail oriented all arounder.

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2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes

Marin Bikes shows their new bike line-up for 2014 including several new 27.5 models and several new women’s specific bikes. Check them out here.

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First Look: Felt Virtue Nine 1 – 130mm Travel All Mountain 29er

We visited the friendly folks of Felt USA at their headquarters in Irvine, CA and they proudly showed us their new 130mm travel 29er.

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Tested: 2014 Trek Remedy 29er with 140mm of Travel

Trek’s Remedy 29 is a very capable descender with big wheels and 140mm of rear-wheel travel. But is it an agile handler and able climber as well?

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Video: Niner ROS 9 and New JET 9

Here is a look at the all new Niner JET 9 and ROS 9. The JET 9 gets the same airformed tubing treatment that the RIP 9 received including an increase in travel and a decrease in weight.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain Instinct MSL – 130mm Travel Carbon 29er Revealed

Smooth going up and even plusher going down. The Rocky Mountain MSL is a capable ride for rocky, rooty, and fast terrain.

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Review: 2014 Salsa Horsethief

With 130mm front and 120mm out back, the redesigned 2014 Horsethief with Split Pivot rear suspension blends freeride capability with cross-country agility.

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Turner Flux Returns as a 27.5 Trail Bike

Dave Turner himself gives us a close-up look at the all new Turner Flux 27.5 Redesigned for the bigger wheels, the new Flux has 120mm of travel and a distinctive bend to the top tube.

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Poll: Help Mtbr Pick the Next Trek Test Bike

Trek wants to send us a test bike but mix things up, they gave us the Trek Project One url and said “Create your own test bike!” Ok, that could be a blessing or a curse because now we have to choose between a million bike configurations and color options.

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