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 FSA Afterburner disc brakes offer fantastic lever feel and great stopping power for XC and trail bikes.
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.
Fox has redesigned a number of their forks for 2015, and the new 34 Float may be the best in its class.
One of the most impressive 29ers we’ve tested, the Intense Carbine 29 can be ridden hard on descents and offers great pedaling efficiency.
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…
If you like the way a virtual pivot point suspension handles, the lightweight Intense Tracer 275C leaves little to be desired.
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.