27.5 Reviews and News


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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Devinci Troy Carbon 29 rolls out


Latest Troy all mountain bike boasts the company’s fifth generation split-pivot suspension platform, which is claimed to increase bottom-out force.

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Understanding the DT Swiss MTB wheel line-up


Whether you’re racing XC, enduro or downhill, or just looking to enjoy a trail ride or fat bike adventure, DT Swiss has all your wheel needs covered.

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Cane Creek Helm 27.5 “Cherry Bomb” limited edition fork


Cane Creek has announced a limited edition “Cherry Bomb” version of its Helm 27.5 fork. The fork takes its name from the red fireworks and sports matte black lowers with a firecracker red metallic gloss crown and graphics.

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Diamondback Sync’r Carbon coming soon


Count Diamondback among the bike makers embracing the “playful” hardtail market. Coming later this summer is the new Sync’r Carbon with a 66-degree headtube angle.

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RSD MiddleChild 27.5+ enduro hardtail – video


If the RSD MiddleChild could actually speak it would say, “Skip work, let’s party!”

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Eminent Cycles Haste all mountain bike


One of the most unique bikes we’ve seen in a while is the Eminent Cycles Haste , which has a floating shock and brake that allow it to be more active.

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Mongoose has bikes for all disciplines and budgets


Well spec’d cross country, enduro, and downhill builds come in at under $3000.

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Maxxis Assegai tire delivers big traction


Maxxis has collaborated with downhill racing legend Greg Minnaar to create a new high traction tire.

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Panaracer Romero first look


Dominating gravel tires in recent years, Panaracer is using their rubber technology knowledge to develop a new all-mountain tire.

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Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail hardtail


Yeti Cycles founder John Parker is back with the limited edition Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail bike.

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Fuji Auric LT enduro bike released


New bike aims to replace your old DH bike with a do-it-all bike with modern suspension and geometry.

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