Enduro Reviews and News


First Look: 2015 Trek Slash Carbon 27.5

The Trek Slash line expands its versatile and capable All Mountain bruiser with carbon frames and innovative spec.

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Video: Enduro World Series – Winter Park, CO

Round 5 of the Enduro World Series just finished as racers and spectators were treated to some of the finest racing action in US Soil this year.

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Spotted: New Bell Super 2R trail/enduro helmet with removable chin bar

Spotted: The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar has been spotted “in the wild” at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series this weekend.

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First Look: Specialized Enduro 650b S-Works 27.5 bike

For 2015 Specialized is making their flagship Enduro bike available in the 27.5 wheel size. And unlike their Stumpjumper 27.5 effort, this seems to be a more serious entry in this very competitive arena.

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Video: Ibis’ Jeff Kendall-Weed is the redwood trail ninja

If you’ve seen the results from any of the big enduro races in the Western United States, chances are you’ve come across the name of Jeff Kendall-Weed somewhere near the top.

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Video: Ibis’ high flying enduro team a workingman’s dream

The newly formed Team Ibis-Retro Cellars mountain bike squad just released a pulse-pounding new team video, featuring their four pro class enduro shredders. Definitely worth a look.

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Video: Sun Valley EnduroCup/Ride Sun Valley Festival Highlights

This post-Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival video shows why the Idaho destination deserves consideration for your must-do list, with events ranging from the Scott Enduro Cup to flaming log pulls and a beer relay.

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Review: Zumbi F-11 All Mountain bike

The Zumbi F-11 from Poland offers 27.5, long travel prowess with custom geometry for an All Mountain bike at a reasonable price.

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First Look: Trek Slash 9

The Trek Slash 9 is a burly All Mountain bike with 160mm of travel, adjustable Talas front travel and a Mino Link for adjustable geometry.

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Video: New Zealanders build world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trails

New Zealand mountain bikers rebuild old track into world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trail.

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First Impressions: Durango Bike Company Moonshine 650b

The Durango Moonshine bike is a 160mm travel, 27.5 wheeled bike with Horst Link suspension. It’s got dialed in geometry and the best components to deliver a great ride for the money.

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News: Vitus Escarpe 135mm bike and Vitus Sommet 155mm All Mountain bike

Chain Reaction Cycles has invested heavily in the Vitus brand to deliver the Vitus Escarpe trail bike and the Vitus Sommet All Mountain bike with 155 of rear travel.

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Mtbr Cribs: At home with Trek enduro star Ross Schnell

Mtbr gets an inside look at the home base of former Downieville Classic and singlespeed world champion Ross Schnell.

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Video: Big Mountain Enduro series goes big in Colorado, Utah

The five stop Big Mountain Enduro Series in Colorado and Utah, may be the most Euro-style races of their kind in the US. Check the promo video and see if you agree.

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First Ride: Specialized’s new 650b/27.5-inch Stumpjumpers

Mtbr takes the new Specialized 27.5-inch Stumpjumper FSRs for a spin in Santa Cruz and gives you the low-down on the better-late-than-never mid-wheelers.

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SR Suntour’s New Auron 29 and Aion 27.5 forks

SR Suntour has a new 29er version of their popular Auron fork now available and they also have a forth coming model called the Aion that is a more affordable version of the Auron with very similar features and performance.

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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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Sea Otter Video: Michelin Enduro MTB tires 2014

Michelin Sales Manager Tim Saunders talks through the features and benefits of Michelin’s enduro-specific tire range that includes the Wild Rock’R 2, Wild Grip’R and Wild Mud tires.

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GT Sanction returns with more travel and bigger wheels

Check out this early release 2015 model from GT called the Sanction. The name may be familiar but this bike is new from the ground up, designed with lots of help from Dan Atherton and meant as a purpose built enduro race bike with 165mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 2014

Diamondback Marketing Manager John Kennedy steps away from the chaos of Sea Otter to lay out the new 27.5 Mission Pro for us.

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Video: Kiwi rider Eddie Masters is the Spirit of Enduro

In the short film Spirit of Enduro, New Zealand enduro racer Eddie Masters shows us the secret training regimen of extreme nutrition, tire rolling and course cutting he believes will propel him to the top of the 2014 Enduro World Series podium.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout

The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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First Look: Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Enduro bike

Like some, we were skeptics when it came to the new Jekyll and its proprietary technology. But come explore with us and understand how this bike comes together and why it’s worth considering for your next steed.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch Nomad Carbon

It may be April 1, but this is no fool’s joke—Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch wheel version of their vaunted Nomad Carbon all-mountain sled today.

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Hot News: Specialized launches 27.5-inch Stumpjumper

Specialized ended months of speculation today launching their first 27.5-inch wheel bike on the company’s website—the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650B.

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