Enduro Reviews and News


Interbike 2015: Intense introduces new 27.5″ Uzzi

After a short sabbatical, the Intense Uzzi is back, this time with 27.5 wheels and 190mm of plush rear travel.

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Review: Breezer Repack

Unique mid-chainstay suspension pivot provides great small bump compliance.

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Gravel grinding meets enduro at California’s Grinduro

Event will feature four timed segments over a 60-mile loop with 7,500 feet of climbing and a Gran Fondo-style mass start from Quincy.

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One Ride Review: The all new carbon Turner Bikes RFX 4.0

The Turner RFX is a beloved classic and one of the very first freeride specific bikes ever built, so how does the new rig stack up?

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Interbike 2015: Marin launches Pine Mountain 2 hardtail

Marin Bikes may have celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year, but it’s by no means over the hill. They’re going back to their roots with a beautiful new hardtail, improved spec across the board, and some incredible attention to detail.

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Meet the new Met Lupo helmet with rear light built in

The new Met Lupo (wolf in Italian) helmet is claimed to offer a balance between aggressive styling, breathability and comfort.

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Eurobike 2015: Continental Der Baron enduro tire

Highlights include puncture protection and multi-purpose tread pattern with Black Chili compound.

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Eurobike 2015: Maxxis rolls out new tires for XC, enduro, snow, gravel and more

Top-tier tire maker Maxxis is touching nearly all corners of the two-wheeled world, offering up a host of new models. Highlights include Race TT for XC, Tomahawk for aggressive all-mountain, and Colossus for fat bikes.

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2016 Pivot Mach 6

The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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Eurobike 2015: Yeti SB45c short travel trail bike

With all present bike models in full carbon, Yeti has been through 30 years of history and has even been an influencer in this history. Time to celebrate!

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Jamis Defcon 27.5 enduro bike line-up launched

New Jersey-based bike maker launching line of alloy 27.5 enduro bikes built around 160mm suspension platform.

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Turner’s RFX returns as a full carbon enduro racer / aggressive trail bike

Turner’s venerable RFX now features a carbon frame with 160mm of dw-link travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Billed as the “Enduro Game Changer”.

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Video: Enduro2 showcases new 2-person race format

Three-day event in French Alps has over 39,000 feet of descending — and a ton of amazing trails and off-the-charts scenery.

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BMC rolls out new Speedfox 27.5 Trailcrew

This beefier version of the Speedfox has a slacker head tube, lower BB, and shorter chainstays.

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First Look: YT Capra All Mountain bike

Now that the YT Industries bikes are available in this market, Mtbr was invited to Reno, Nevada to find out if the Capra shreds like its mountain goat namesake at a budget price.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Day in the Life of Cody Phillips

Get an inside look at how this enduro specialist approaches race day in the rugged backwoods of Pennsylvania.

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Polygon Bikes – New Syncline 9 carbon hardtail and Collosus N9 enduro rig

Developed with help from the UR Team, Polygon is bringing the Collosus N9 to America. Also available is a Di2 spec’d carbon hardtail racer rolling on 27.5″ wheels, the Syncline 9.

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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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Scott Enduro Cup kicks off with tight competition

Macky Franklin and Katie Compton win Round No. 1 at Moab’s Klondike Bluffs.

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Sea Otter: New XC, enduro and fat bike shoes from Lake

Dutch cycling shoe maker Lake unveils an XC racer, an enduro slayer, and two commuter models with high hipster quotient. Here’s the rundown on each of the new kicks.

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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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Feature: 2015 DTS Enduro Race

Though invite only, the 2015 Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race is outgrowing its home-grown, family-oriented roots. The presence of Jerome Clementz and some of the best racers in the world is sure to put this event on the map.

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Sea Otter: Foes Mutz 27.5 Plus freeride fattie and new Hydro H2 27.5″ DH rig

27.5 Plus wheels and tires continue to gain popularity across all categories. Also, the Hydro returns now rolling on 27.5″ tires.

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First Look: 2015 Breezer Repack Team

160mm of all mountain/enduro travel with a unique suspension design. The Breezer Repack uses an extra pivot located midway on the chainstays. Find out what our first ride impression is.

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Video: ‘Path Finder’ full length MTB movie

Polish riders Mariusz Bryja and Tomasz Dębiec ride the most epic places in European mountains like Polish Bieszczady, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.

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