Mountain Bikes

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Yeti debuts a 2015 trail bike with a unique suspension design. Promising features and unanswered questions abound.

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 2

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 2

SRAM’s new X1 is lighter, cleaner, and shifts better than 2×10 systems, and it’s currently the most affordable 11-speed drivetrain available.

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 1

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 1

SRAM’s new X1 group isn’t just another 1×11 drivetrain, it’s a system poised to impact the whole industry. Here’s why.

WTB Vigilante Tire

WTB Vigilante Tire

We’ve now tested the WTB Vigilante with reinforced “AM” casing. How does it compare to the lighter, standard version?

WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

WTB’s Frequency Team i25 rims are reasonably priced, build up well, and work great as a tubeless setup.

2014 Yeti SB95

2014 Yeti SB95

The Yeti SB95 does a great job riding the line between an all-arounder that likes going uphill, and an all-mountain bike that focuses on descending.

eThirteen TRS+ Race Cranks

eThirteen TRS+ Race Cranks

eThirteen’s TRS+ Race cranks are a great option for the 5-6” travel segment, but will also work well on any bike where weight and pedaling efficiency are a consideration.

Xpedo Spry Flat Pedals

Xpedo Spry Flat Pedals

The Xpedo Spry are some of the lighter and more affordable flat pedals on the market, but are they durable enough for you?

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

The Pearl Izumi Veer is a baggy trail short that is comfortable and breathable.

2014 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

2014 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

Of all the bikes we rode at Interbike, the Pivot Mach 6 Carbon was the most rewarding to ride hard, and is extremely capable in pretty much every category.

Pearl Izumi Divide Glove

Pearl Izumi Divide Glove

The Divide from Pearl Izumi is a solid choice if you’re looking for a light, breathable glove with no padding.

Five Ten Impact VXi

Five Ten Impact VXi

The Impact VXi is Five Ten’s new flat pedal, downhill shoe. We compare it to its predecessor and shoes in Five Ten’s all-mountain line.

Update: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

Update: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

After more time on the Trek Superfly 8, we’re still impressed with its powerful, efficient, climbing performance. But will it suit your riding on the down?

RockShox Pike RCT3

RockShox Pike RCT3

The Rockshox Pike’s low weight and great adjustability set the standard for trailbike forks.

Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements

Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements

The Freerider VXi Elements is a definite improvement over the old Impact, and works very well in wet, cold conditions.

45NRTH Nicotine Tire

45NRTH Nicotine Tire

If you want a 29er tire that puts a premium on traction and will go around a corner as fast as you want it to, the 45NRTH Nicotine is a great option.

Wolf Tooth Cyclocross Chainring

Wolf Tooth Cyclocross Chainring

If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive switch to a 1X setup for your cyclocross bike, the Wolf Tooth narrow / wide ring is a solid choice.

Industry Nine Enduro 29″ Wheelset

Industry Nine Enduro 29″ Wheelset

We tested these wheels for about a year and a half, and found them to be exceptionally durable and well designed.

First Look: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

First Look: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

In our first look at the Trek Superfly 8, we talk about fit and initial impressions of this XC hardtail.

Ogio Baja 70 Hydration Pack

Ogio Baja 70 Hydration Pack

The Ogio Baja 70 Hydration Pack does exactly what it’s intended to do: carry your essential ride supplies comfortably and securely.