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    2017 Diamondback Clutch 2

    The Diamondback Clutch is a women's-specific, mid-travel trail bike that pedals pretty efficiently and likes to charge fast down...

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    Spot Rollik 557

    The Spot Rollik 557 uses a distinctive carbon leaf spring in its linkage, but how does it ride?

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    2017-2018 Banshee Rune

    The Banshee Rune is a 160 mm all-mountain bike best suited to going fast in big terrain, and it’s...

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    Scott Spark Plus 700 Tuned

    We’ve been quite skeptical of plus bikes in the past, but the Scott Spark 700 Plus Tuned basically changed...

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    2017 Yeti SB4.5

    The Yeti SB4.5 has a blend of efficiency and stability that’s unlike most bikes in its class.

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    2017-2018 Liv Hail Advanced 1

    The new Liv Hail is a women's-specific, all-mountain bike for riders who prioritize fast and aggressive descending.

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    2017 Banshee Phantom

    After more time on the Banshee Phantom we've got an update.

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    2017 Surly Karate Monkey

    The Surly Karate Monkey was the cheapest, and the simplest bike we rode at Interbike, but was it the...

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    2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail

    If “XC with a bit extra” sounds like your cup of tea, the Pivot Mach 429 Trail is a...

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    2017 Devinci Django Carbon

    We were impressed with the 29" wheeled Devinci Django 29, now it's time to weigh in on its smaller...

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    2017 Pivot Firebird

    The 2017 Pivot Firebird is the most DH oriented enduro bike we've ever ridden.

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    2017 Marin Attack Trail Pro

    Marin's Attack Trail Pro hits a middle ground between trail and enduro bikes that should appeal to a lot...

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    Turner RFX V4.0

    We weigh in on the Turner RFX V4.0, and compare it to other bikes in the “versatile trail bike”...

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    2017 NOBL Wheels TR38 27.5”

    For the price, the NOBL TR38 wheels are easily some of the best we've ridden.

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    2017 Transition Scout Carbon

    We challenge anyone to ride the Transition Scout and not have fun on it.

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    27.5″ Trailbike Roundup

    "Trail bikes" cover a broad spectrum so we break down more than twenty 27.5" bikes, from XC whips to...

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    2016 Yeti SB5.5

    Our bike editor thinks that the Yeti SB5.5 may just be fastest bike he's been on.

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    2017 Pivot Switchblade 29

    We spent time on Pivot's new Switchblade which works with both 29 and 27.5 Plus wheels.

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    2016 Devinci Django Carbon 29 GX

    While there are better purpose-built bikes out there, for an all-around, one bike quiver, it’s pretty tough to top...

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    2016 Devinci Wilson Carbon

    The Devinci Wilson Carbon is supremely well rounded, and is well suited to all manner of DH tracks.

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