27.5 Reviews and News


Review Teravail Ehline tire


The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is expanding their tire line – and […]

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SRAM announces X01 DH and GX DH drivetrains plus more.


SRAM unveiled new XO DH and GX DH specific groupsets where cranksets get X-SYNC 2 chainrings and the derailleurs get the latest Type-3 roller bearing clutch for better chain retention.

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Zerode Taniwha Mulét mixed wheel size bike unveiled


The new Zerode Taniwha Mulét capitalizes on the versatility of the Taniwha platform to deliver a ride that combines the best elements of 29 and 27.5” wheels, and it is available in both 140 and 160mm travel versions.

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OneUp launches Carbon Bars, EDC ready Stem, and Lock-On Grips


A unique oval 35mm clamp bar design, tool stashing stem and enough colors for every bike.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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RockShox Signature Series SID, BoXXer and key updates


Rock Shox unveils its Signature series – updating the most popular models in the front suspension line up with a new damper system, oils, and seals.

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2019 YT JEFFSY launched


YT Industries has launched the all-new YT JEFFSY, a bike the German direct-to-consumer seller calls its most versatile and aggressive trail bike to date.

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Revel Bikes launches at Sedona Mountain Bike Festival


The brainchild of Adam Miller (founder of Borealis and then Why Cycles), Revel rolled out two carbon fiber trail bikes in Arizona last weekend.

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Salsa launches revamped Spearfish, Horsethief, and Rustler


Salsa is pushing hard to make a name in the traditional mountain bike space, launching a trifecta of revamped trail chargers, the 29er Spearfish and Horsethief, and 27.5 Rustler.

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Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 Launched


Colorado’s Niner Bikes has just launched the reimagined Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 with 140mm of rear travel — and two distinct wheel size options.

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Canyon Neuron short travel trail bike rolls out


Canyon has filled a gap in its bike line-up, announcing today the launch of new version of its Neuron (mostly) 29er trail bike, a model that previously was not available in North America.

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Nukeproof Mega 275 bike line updated


Nukeproof announced a refresh of its signature Nukeproof Mega 275 bike series and added to its growing list of components with a unique foam tire insert and lightweight steel shock spring.

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Best Mountain Bikes Under $3000


What’s the magic dollar amount number for scoring a legit mountain bike? If you’re buying new, around three large goes a long way. Here are Mtbr’s picks for the best mountain bikes under $3000.

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Rocky Mountain Reaper kid’s bike launched


The new Rocky Mountain Reaper packs the same aggressive trail performance found in their full suspension bikes like the Altitude and Instinct, but in a smaller package for young rippers.

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Eminent Haste review


The Eminent Haste is the new bike maker’s entry into the MTB market and appears to be traveling at Mach speed while simply standing still. But what happens when it’s unleashed on a trail?

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Best Mountain Bikes Under $1000


What if your current disposable income window is around $1000 — and you still want a new mountain bike? Well, you’re in luck. While not overly sexy (or light) there are plenty of decent entry-level type MTBs in that price range.

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Scott Ransom enduro bike debuts


Available in 29er and 27.5, the Scott Ransom has 170mm of travel front and rear, modern, progressive geometry, and weighs just 5.84 pounds for frame, shock, and hardware.

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Best Mountain Bikes Under $2000


What if you’re not a member of the doctor/dentist/hedge fund manager club? Can you still get a decent MTB? The answer is an emphatic, yes, provided you know what to look for.

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Esker Elkat features latest Dave Weagle design


Meet the Esker Elkat, a 150mm rear travel carbon fiber 27.5 trail eater that features the latest Dave Weagle suspension design.

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Plus review


The Schwalbe Nobby Nic is a popular all around tread that’s gotten the Addix compound treatment and larger sizing options, including the 27.5×2.8 that is tested here.

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WTB Ranger Plus review


Whether heading out on a multi-day bikepacking adventure or just a quick after work trail spin, the WTB Ranger Plus is billed as a do-it-all fast rolling tire.

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Vee Crown Gem Plus review


The Vee Crown Gem Plus is designed to handle everything from all-mountain shredding to endurance XC racing.

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Bontrager XR4 Team Issue TLR review


The Bontrager XR4 Team Issue TLR may not be the fastest on pedal heavy sections of trail or fire roads, but when your bike is pointed downhill into gnarly roots and slick rocks, this is a great tire to have.

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Maxxis Rekon+ review


The Maxxis Rekon+ is an aggressive trail tire inspired by the Ikon+ for intermediate and technical terrain.

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Santa Cruz Bronson V3 first look


How did they improve the Bronson V3? The answer is suspension, geometry, tire size and details.

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