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    2017 Santa Cruz Hightower

    We've put about 1000 miles on one of the most popular trail bikes on the planet. So we weigh...

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    2018 Patrol 672

    The Patrol 672 is a new budget-oriented Trail bike, so how how much “bang” do you actually get for...

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    2018 Pivot Mach 5.5

    The new Pivot Mach 5.5 is a compelling option in the “does-everything-pretty-well” category of Trail bikes.

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    Smith Rover Helmet

    The Smith Rover is a very breathable Trail helmet, but that breathability seems to come at the cost of...

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    2017 Marin Wolf Ridge

    The new Marin Wolf Ridge features a unique, new suspension system. So how does this longer-travel "Trail" bike actually...

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    10 Notable Things We Saw at Interbike

    There’s lots of talk *about* Interbike these days, but what were the most noteworthy things we saw at Interbike?...

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    2017 SRAM Code RSC Brakes

    Our Mountain Bike editor calls the SRAM Code brakes the best he’s ever ridden. Check out his review to...

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    Sweet Protection Badlands Merino LS Jersey

    The Sweet Protection Badlands Jersey is one of the best wool riding jersey’s we’ve used.

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    ENVE’s new M Series Wheels

    ENVE's new M Series is promising unprecedented pinch-flat protection, impact resistance, and ride quality.

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    On Pinkbike’s eFailure

    Pinkbike announced this week that they'll be ramping up coverage of eMTBs. Here's why we think that's very problematic.

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    2018 Rockshox Pike RCT3

    We put the new 2018 Pike RCT3 up against the 2017 fork, and weigh in on what’s different, what’s...

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    New Grade300 wheelset from Industry 9

    Industry Nine has debuted a new downhill wheel, the Grade300. Here are more of the details...

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    Rossignol Introduces … Mtn Bikes?

    One of the largest, most historic ski manufacturers in the world is introducing a collection of mountain bikes.

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    Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 2

    Assessing a bike’s geometry is a huge part of determining proper bike fit and how a bike will ride....

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    Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 1

    Understanding a bike’s geometry is key to finding a bike that has the fit and ride qualities you’re looking...

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    Rockshox Reverb 1x Remote

    The Rockshox Reverb is one of the most ubiquitous dropper posts on the market, but it’s always had one...

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    2017 Yeti SB5

    If you’re looking for a mellow cruiser, the Yeti SB5 wouldn’t be our first recommendation. But if you want...

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    Sram ROAM 60 29” Wheels

    Sram just released a 29er version of their burly Roam 60 wheelset.

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    2016 Devinci Django Carbon 29 GX

    While there are better purpose-built bikes out there, for an all-around, one bike quiver, it’s pretty tough to top...

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    29er Trail Bikes — A Guide + Comparisons

    We’ve already compared twenty-five 27.5” trail bikes, time now to lay out and compare the spectrum of 29ers,...

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