All Mountain Trail Reviews and News


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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Bulls Bikes Copperhead 29 RSi, Copperhead 3 RSi 27.5 and Wild Edge Team 29

German brand Bulls Bikes expands their US offerings this year to include two new alloy hardtails, a monocoque carbon full suspension 29er and yes, a full suspension e-Bike.

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Marin debuts $1500 full suspension Hawk Hill

While Marin Bikes builds a number of high end carbon models, the brand hasn’t forgotten the rest of us. Its newest full suspension rig retails for less than two grand and is loaded with trail worthy components.

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Ghost SLAMR X8 review

German brand re-works suspension design for new all-mountain trail models. The SLAMR X8 has a carbon main frame (alloy rear), 145mm of travel and is a pretty good value for REI members.

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Mongoose’s new bikes for 2017 – the Tyax Supa plus bike, Argus 24 mini fat bike, Teocali and more

Mongoose ditches direct-to-consumer sales and 2017 models will be sold through Amazon.

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Gallery: Excitebike inspired Santa Cruz Bronson

If you loved the 8-bit video game era, then you’re going to love this custom graphics kit.

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KTM’s new 2016 mountain bikes come to the States

Well known Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is bringing their bicycles direct-to-consumer in America. Highlighted here are some of their performance oriented 2016 mountain bikes.

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Prototype Cannondale Jekyll spotted under Jerome Clementz

Cannondale mountain bikes have always marched to the beat of their own drum, but a new prototype spotted under EWS world champ Jerome Clementz is missing their proprietary Dyad pull shock.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 29er first ride review

The original Tallboy was a classic. After seven years without any major geometry revisions, Santa Cruz just introduced an all new model. Here’s our thoughts after the first shake down run.

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Spot Rollik 557 first ride review

We already revealed the unique technology behind Spot’s new Rollik 557 trail bike. Now the Angry Singlespeeder checks in with a first ride review.

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Alchemy Arktos trail bike first ride review

Colorado-based Alchemy Bicycle Co. does what many thought was impossible: Build an American-made carbon fiber trail bike. But can it compete with the big dogs?

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