Mountain Bikes

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Tom Collier’s turn.

Giro Feature MIPS Helmet

Giro Feature MIPS Helmet

Great safety features at a great value: the Giro Feature MIPS helmet comes MIPS equipped – and for less than 100 dollars.

Fly Racing Bike Apparel

Fly Racing Bike Apparel

Fly Racing’s Ripa Convert Jersey and Warpath Shorts offer simple functionality at a reasonable price.

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

The Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26 is being replaced with a 27.5″ wheeled version, but the 26″ model is still worth consideration.

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why?

Leatt 3DF Airflex Knee and Elbow Guards

Leatt 3DF Airflex Knee and Elbow Guards

Most pads are too hot or bulky to pedal in. The Leatt 3FD Airflex Knee and Elbow Guards challenge that assumption.

Magura MT5 Next Brakes

Magura MT5 Next Brakes

The MT5 delivers a tremendous amount of controllable power at a reasonable price for a high-end brake.

Race Face Trigger Jersey & Stage Glove

Race Face Trigger Jersey & Stage Glove

We’ve been putting in time on some of Race Face’s hard and soft goods. Here’s a look at their Trigger Jersey, Trigger Glove, and Stage Glove.

Specialized Dissident Helmet

Specialized Dissident Helmet

The Specialized Dissident helmet matches its competitors in terms of comfort, ventilation, & aesthetics, and beats many of them on weight.

Race Face Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts

Race Face Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts

We’ve been putting time in on some of Race Face’s hard and soft goods. Here’s a look at their Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts.

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

UPDATE: the price for the FSA Afterburners is now $90 lower, and we’ve added to our review a note on the brakes’ durability. If you’re looking for fantastic lever feel and great stopping power for an XC or trail bike, read this.

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.

2015 Niner WFO 9

2015 Niner WFO 9

The Niner WFO 9 proves that the ‘long travel + big wheels’ formula doesn’t have to amount to a one trick pony.

Wolf Tooth GC 42t Cassette Cog

Wolf Tooth GC 42t Cassette Cog

The Wolf Tooth GC 42 cassette cog boosts the gear range of a 1×10 drivetrain at a fraction of the cost of a new 1×11 setup.

Zoic Tradesman Flannel Riding Shirt

Zoic Tradesman Flannel Riding Shirt

Not your average flannel, the Zoic Tradesman is a stylish riding shirt that’s great for laps in the bike park or rides in chilly weather.

Preview: Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon

Preview: Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon

Pivot has released a new, improved version of the Mach 429SL Carbon, their XC race whip for those who prefer 29″ wheels.

Race Face Turbine Wheelset

Race Face Turbine Wheelset

Race Face’s 29″ Turbine wheels are durable, unusually stiff for their size, and come at a fair price.

2015 Fox 36 Float 26 160 FIT RC2 Fork

2015 Fox 36 Float 26 160 FIT RC2 Fork

The redesigned 2015 Fox 36 Float is better than ever. If you’re looking for a stiff, fully adjustable mid-travel fork with a supple feel, this may be the best in class.

Giro Feather Helmet

Giro Feather Helmet

The Giro Feather is a light, comfortable helmet that offers a little more coverage than many cross country options.

2014 Knolly Warden

2014 Knolly Warden

Knolly’s first 650B bike, the Warden, is durable; reliable on quick, punchy climbs; and offers a very fun yet stable feel on descents.