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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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    2017 Sram GX Eagle Drivetrain

    The new Sram GX Eagle drivetrain is certainly competitive on price, but what about performance? We’ve been putting time...

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    How to Choose the Right Mountain Bike

    "What mountain bike should I get?" Good question, but most of the articles on the topic are too simplistic...

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    27.5” Trail Bikes — A Guide + Comparisons

    “Trail Bikes” range from lightweight XC whips to burly enduro machines and it can be confusing to choose from...

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    2017 Trek Remedy 9 RSL

    Trek made some serious changes to the Remedy line this year, and the performance of the new Remedy 9...

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    Mountain Bike Tires 101

    While it might seem like they're pretty much all the same, the fact is that the right tire can...

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    2017 Pivot Switchblade 29

    We spent time on Pivot's new Switchblade which works with both 29 and 27.5 Plus wheels.

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    First Look: Fox Float DPX2

    Fox just released their new Float DPX2 rear shock which builds on their already excellent Float line of shocks.

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    2017 Scott Genius LT Plus

    The Scott Genius LT 720 Plus offers a big, cushy ride that smooths out the trail. Kind of like...

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    Terrene Chunk Tire

    Terrene is a new tire company offering a wide range of options. We’ve spent a wet fall and spring...

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    2017 YT Jeffsy 29

    The YT Jeffsy 29 is more playful than you might expect from a semi-long-travel 29er. It’s also less expensive...

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