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.
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.
The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.
The Niner WFO 9 proves that the ‘long travel + big wheels’ formula doesn’t have to amount to a one trick pony.
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.
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.
Pivot has released a new, improved version of the Mach 429SL Carbon, their XC race whip for those who prefer 29″ wheels.
Race Face’s 29″ Turbine wheels are durable, unusually stiff for their size, and come at a fair price.
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.
The Giro Feather is a light, comfortable helmet that offers a little more coverage than many cross country options.
Knolly’s first 650B bike, the Warden, is durable; reliable on quick, punchy climbs; and offers a very fun yet stable feel on descents.
The Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon is a lightweight, good-looking full-face that offers great protection.
Riders coming from a XC background will enjoy the Giant Anthem Advanced SX as their enduro bike, and downhillers will like it as their XC bike.
The Pearl Izumi Canyon Shorts and Superstar Skirt are lightweight and comfortable for biking, but it may be a good idea to try them on first.
The Breezer Repack Team has a unique suspension design and it may be the most efficient all mountain bike we’ve tested.
The GT Sanction is a purpose-built machine that likes speed and steep terrain more than most 160mm bikes on the market.
The GT Helion is a solid option if you’re looking for a XC or light-duty trail bike, and you’re not a fan of 29” wheels.
Club Ride’s women’s bike apparel is a combination of high performance and great style.
The WTB Trail Boss is one of the best tires we’ve tested for all-around trail bike duties.
In 2.5 months of testing, the SRAM Guide RSC brakes have been reliable and powerful, while providing outstanding modulation.