Mountain Bikes

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.

Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Helmet

Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Helmet

The Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon is a lightweight, good-looking full-face that offers great protection.

2015 Giant Anthem Advanced SX

2015 Giant Anthem Advanced SX

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.

Pearl Izumi Canyon Shorts and Superstar Skirt

Pearl Izumi Canyon Shorts and Superstar Skirt

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.

2015 Breezer Repack Team

2015 Breezer Repack Team

The Breezer Repack Team has a unique suspension design and it may be the most efficient all mountain bike we’ve tested.

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

The FSA Afterburner disc brakes offer fantastic lever feel and great stopping power for XC and trail bikes.

2015 GT Sanction

2015 GT Sanction

The GT Sanction is a purpose-built machine that likes speed and steep terrain more than most 160mm bikes on the market.

2015 GT Helion Carbon Pro

2015 GT Helion Carbon Pro

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 Women’s Bike Apparel

Club Ride Women’s Bike Apparel

Club Ride’s women’s bike apparel is a combination of high performance and great style.

WTB Trail Boss Tire

WTB Trail Boss Tire

The WTB Trail Boss is one of the best tires we’ve tested for all-around trail bike duties.

SRAM Guide RSC Brakes

SRAM Guide RSC Brakes

In 2.5 months of testing, the SRAM Guide RSC brakes have been reliable and powerful, while providing outstanding modulation.

2015 Fox 34 Float 26 160 FIT CTD Fork

2015 Fox 34 Float 26 160 FIT CTD Fork

Fox has redesigned a number of their forks for 2015, and the new 34 Float may be the best in its class.

2015 Intense Carbine 29

2015 Intense Carbine 29

One of the most impressive 29ers we’ve tested, the Intense Carbine 29 can be ridden hard on descents and offers great pedaling efficiency.

2014 Giant Glory

2014 Giant Glory

The 2014 Giant Glory is a popular DH bike that ought to be agile yet stable. Unfortunately, the setup on our bike didn’t produce that result…

2015 Intense Tracer 275C

2015 Intense Tracer 275C

If you like the way a virtual pivot point suspension handles, the lightweight Intense Tracer 275C leaves little to be desired.

2014 Specialized Bike Apparel

2014 Specialized Bike Apparel

Some of our bike reviewers tested a range of Specialized’s bike apparel on our recent trip to Whistler, BC. Here’s what they found.