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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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Review: Urge Endur-O-Matic Helmet


The Urge Endur-O-Matic looks totally different from any other helmet out there. But can it pull it off with few ventilation holes and no rear retention system?

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Review: Bern Morrison Helmet


I found the $100 Bern Morrison to be comfortable, well-balanced, and it felt like it was part of my head, greatly due to their low-profile design. The well-padded snap-in liner is a real highlight in this nicely crafted helmet, and it’s easy to pop out for cleaning or swap in their optional winter liner.

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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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Review: K-Edge Stem Mounts for Garmin Computers


The new K-Edge stem mounts are durable and tough and well-made, and the design offers excellent protection for your valuable Garmin Edge GPS bike computers. The mounts attach onto the bike’s steerer, and they come in two versions; a fixed and an adjustable model.

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Just In: OneUp Components 42 Cog for 1×10 Drivetrains


The OneUp 42-tooth cog offers a solution to 1×10 users that need a lighter gear than what the 11×36 cog offers. But does it work with its big jumps in between cogs or is it too much of a compromise?

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Review: Michelin Wild Rock’R2 All Mountain Tire


Michelin bike tires is a brand us old timers are familiar with, but their new tires have not kept up with changing trends. They aim to change that with one of the most compelling All Mountain tires we’ve seen.

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Review: Spank Oozy Trail Stem and LTD Handlebar


Spank’s Oozy line delivers a bar/stem combination that is light, strong and easy on the wallet. They put in some careful thought that makes it ideal for the bigger wheelsizes and the higher demands of all mountain riding.

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Review: DT Swiss Spline One Wheelset


The DT Swiss Spline 1 is an excellent set of wheels, that are stiff, strong and light, and utilize their superb 240 hub internals.

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Review: Boombotix Boombot REX Bluetooth Speaker


Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, as you they allow you to take your music everywhere. The Boombot REX does that and is a speakerphone as well, all in a rugged package.

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Review: Vassago VerHauen 29er


Handmade American quality, exceptional versatility and silky smooth performance; all with an affordable price tag that simply VerHauens the competition.

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Revealed: Crank Brothers 2014 Iodine and Cobalt Wheels


Aimed squarely at the All Mountain crowd, Crank Brothers revamps their Iodine wheels to make them more reliable, more affordable and stiffer. What’s not to like?

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Review: Spank Oozy 26AL EVO Wheelset


Great wheels can make the difference between a good bike and a great one. Here is one that is well conceived, designed and assembled. And it comes in all the wheel sizes.

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Review: Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1


Whether you are XC/endurance racing or just trail riding, the Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1 is a highly capable ride that is smartly spec’d and offers a solid value.

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Review: MIO Alpha Heart Rate Monitor


If you dislike using chest strap monitors the Alpha is a real winner, and toss in its ease of use, the ability to pair up with iPhone fitness apps via Bluetooth Smart 4.0, and its extremely accurate readings, all which combine to make the MIO Alpha a feature laden and functional heart-rate monitor.

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Review: SQlab 611 Active and 611 Race Saddles


I really like the SQlab 611 Race and 611 active MTB, and their ergonomic designs make the saddles more comfortable, efficient and easier to spend longer periods of time out riding without numbness or hot spots, especially in the nether regions.

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Review: 2014 FOX TALAS


The 2014 FOX 34 TALAS offers a great ride, that is plush, smooth and supple, with support and control, and the significant features of the two-level travel adjustment and CTD damper are highly useful and functional.

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Review: 66sick Espacio Libre Saddle


The well-padded 66Sick Espacio Libre is comfortable and tough, and all the SQLab technologies really make this a winner in the All-Mountain saddle category.

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Review: WTB Vigilante Tires


The WTB Vigilante 2.3″ tire is sticky, durable and pliable, and its open tread design and square knobs, along with it large footprint and volume, offer great traction, braking and cornering.

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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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Review: Turner Czar 29er


The Turner Czar is just about as close to a perfect bike as one can envision. It’s beautiful. Its performance uphill and downhill is superlative. Its range of useability is insanely large.

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Review: Evoc Bike Travel Bag


Most airlines strictly enforce the 50lb weight limit when it comes to traveling with a bike. Enter the Evoc Bike Travel Bag, my dream case! Lightweight for packing other things along with the bike without being over weight.

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Review: 9point8 Pulse Stepper Seatpost


9point8′s Pulse seatpost is a new entry into the market of on-the-fly adjustable seatposts. Mechanically actuated, manufactured in North America; its key differentiator is that it has a lever that looks like a mini brake lever and steps up and down in .5mm increments.

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Review: WTB Volt Team Saddle


The WTB Volt is comfortable, durable, a great climber, and the shape and geometry offer good control and performance.

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Review: Norco Range Killer B-Three 650b/27.5 All Mountain Bike


An exceptional bike considering the price, the Norco Range Killer B-Three is a fun, playful yet stable-at-speed downhill performer. But don’t expect to win any uphill sprinting time-trials.

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