29er Reviews and News


Trek Slash 2021: Everything you need to know


All the key details of Trek’s revamped 29er enduro bike including geometry, new frame features, and pricing.

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Yeti launches ARC hardtail (for real this time)


Carbon trail hardtail available at a wider range of price points

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First Look: Evil’s Wreckoning Returns


Will updated geometry and more travel bring this the long-travel 29er to speed?

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Guerrilla Gravity Launches Trail Pistol Race SL Build Kit


Lightweight, limited edition build for high-speed trail shredding.

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Review: Bontrager Line Pro 30 Wheelset


According to Bontrager, the new Line Pro 30 is the strongest mountain bike wheelset the company has ever tested—from any brand. We put it through the paces to see how it stacks up on the trail.

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Review: Sage Bicycles Powerline Trail 29er


Race or ride all day with Sage’s versatile US-made Powerline hardtail.

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Review: We Are One Union 29 Carbon Wheelset


Affordable North America-made carbon wheelset ready for rowdy riding

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Review: 2020 Transition Sentinel


Can this revamped long-travel 29er out-perform the original?

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The new YT IZZO is a short-travel trail ripper


Inspired by the Katana sword used by Samurai in ancient Japan, the IZZO has been developed to be a fast, agile and sharp bike in both form and function.

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First Ride: Guerrilla Gravity Gnarvana


The Gnarvana is Guerrilla Gravity’s heavy-hitting 29er intended for enduro racing, aggressive trail riding, and park riding. It’s the fifth model built around the Revved modular frame platform

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Review: Trek Top Fuel 9.9 2020


Boasting one of the most recognizable mountain bike factory teams in the world, Trek knows how to build a fast ride. For 2020, its flagship Top Fuel grows into a longer-travel, more capable machine with the ability to be ridden beyond the boundaries of traditional cross-country racing. The design changes are in response to a […]

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First ride: Ibis Ripmo version 2.0


Is the revamped Ripmo as good of an all-arounder as the original?

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Salsa’s new Rangefinder hardtails are fun and affordable


Salsa Announces New Rangefinder Line The Salsa Rangefinder is the newest addition to it’s expanding adventure and hardtail catalog. The new hardtail sits next to the Timberjack with an affordable price, modern trail geometry and lots of great build choices. The Rangefinder looks to make the mountains and trails more accessible to the masses without compromising […]

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YT announce DECOY Pro 29 and DECOY Base 29 all-mountain range


YT embarks on a new mission with all-new DECOY models

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Sage releases Powerline hardtail


Sage’s new Powerline is rowdy and endurance ready Today Sage Titanium launched a bike that will have flow riders and cross-country endurance lovers drooling –  the Powerline. This new titanium hardtail mountain bike model is positioned between the Sage Optimator cross-country and Flow Motion all-mountain bike.  Sage Powerline Highlights:  Trail geometry for racing or all-day […]

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Review: Airborne Hob Goblin


As one of the early adopters of the direct to consumer sales strategy, Ohio-based Airborne Bicycles has been creating a mix of budget-friendly mountain bikes to suit any riding style since 1997. Offering a full line of mountain bikes with price tags less than $4,000, Airborne is pushing the consumer-direct market with free shipping and […]

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Dream Build: The mountain bike I’d buy me for Christmas


Product tester Jason Sumner shares his custom Yeti SB150 with Shimano XTR, Fox suspension, ENVE wheels and more

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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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Ibis Ripmo AF review


Since Ibis relaunched in 2004, the company has focused exclusively on carbon frames. Today, the Santa Cruz-based brand is launching a more affordable version of its long-travel 29er, the Ripmo, in aluminum. The Ripmo AF (aluminum frame), isn’t the same bike made from a different material. It’s longer, slacker and incorporates a more progressive suspension […]

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REEB Cycles announces 2020 Bike Line-Up


REEB Cycles announces 2020 Bike Line-Up REEB Cycles is excited to announce the complete 2020 line-up of updated and new core bike models. Led by the re-designed and re-focused SQWEEB v3 full-suspension 29er and the brand new Jeff Lenosky signature ReDikyelous hardtail. REEBs entire line is redesigned,hand-built in Lyons, CO and ready to rock.  REEB […]

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Review: Cannondale F-Si Throwback


A series of poorly thought-out choices recently led me to the start line of what seems to be the least technical and most climbing-focused mountain bike race in existence. The Leadville Trail 100 might lack technical singletrack, but it is no small physical challenge, even more so when you can see the ocean from your […]

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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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Pivot Cycles introduces the new LES SL


This week Pivot Cycles introduced the new LES SL – a bike engineered for trail and race situations that call for a light, agile, precise instrument of speed.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 – First Look


Santa Cruz has been on a roll this year developing aggressive 29ers. It started with the enduro-ready Megatower, followed a few months later by the redesigned Hightower. Now, the venerable Tallboy has been overhauled making it one of the most progressive short-travel 29er trail bikes on the market. Read on for the details. Santa Cruz […]

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