27.5 Reviews and News


NoTubes rolls out two new carbon wheelsets


The tubeless specialists at Stan’s NoTubes are rolling out two new carbon wheelsets for trail riders. The Flow CB7 is targeted at aggressive trail riders, while the wider Baron is geared toward riders who prefer plus-sized tires. NoTubes Flow CB7 Highlights Internal rim width: 29mm Optimal tire size: 2.35-2.8” Hole count: 32 Claimed wheelset weight: […]

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Trust Suspension goes big with the Shout


Trust turned the mountain bike world upside down when it launched the Message linkage suspension fork last fall. The company is following up on the launch of the 130mm-travel Message with a long-travel offering that will turn heads and burn wallets. Read more: everything you need to know about the Trust Message linkage fork  Trust […]

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Rocky Mountain Slayer – First Look


Rocky Mountain is launching a new and improved version of its hard-hitting enduro bike. The 2020 Slayer features progressive geometry, a boost in front and rear suspension travel and adjustable geometry. Best of all, Rocky Mountain gives riders the ability to choose their preferred wheel size and frame material. 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride Review […]

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Maxxis rolls out the Dissector


Maxxis is rolling out a new tread pattern intended to meet the needs of aggressive riders seeking speed and control on dry and loose terrain. Maxxis Dissector Highlights  Available in 27.5×2.40 and 29×2.40 sizes Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm internal rim widths Weight range: 800-1,206g (claimed) Pricing is $75 for the EXO casing and […]

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Yeti SB140 – First Ride


The final piece of the revamped (and bottle cage enhanced) Yeti puzzle fell into place today, as the Golden, Colorado-based bike maker lifted the lid on its new SB140 trail bike. Falling in line with a naming structure already applied to the stable of bikes Yeti launched in 2018 (SB100, SB130, SB150), and earlier this […]

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Salsa releases 2020 Fat Bike line up


Salsa Cycles just rolled out its 2020 fat bike line. Standouts include super neon and powder-coated frames matching new gear coming out this season. There’s no update to the geometry, but the fact that these bikes are ready to roll bodes well for anyone caught off-guard by early winter. There are some pretty rad designs in […]

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Yeti SB165 Unveiled


On Tuesday, the Golden, Colorado-
based bike maker lifted the lid on its latest smaller-wheeled trail smasher, the SB165, which is
the slackest and longest travel option in their line-up.

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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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