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    2017 Santa Cruz Hightower

    We've put about 1000 miles on one of the most popular trail bikes on the planet. So we weigh...

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    2018 Patrol 672

    The Patrol 672 is a new budget-oriented Trail bike, so how how much “bang” do you actually get for...

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    2018 Pivot Mach 5.5

    The new Pivot Mach 5.5 is a compelling option in the “does-everything-pretty-well” category of Trail bikes.

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    2017 Marin Wolf Ridge

    The new Marin Wolf Ridge features a unique, new suspension system. So how does this longer-travel "Trail" bike actually...

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    2017 YT Capra AL Comp

    The Capra is a very downhill-oriented bike that offers a huge margin for error when things go awry. While...

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    2017 Yeti SB5

    If you’re looking for a mellow cruiser, the Yeti SB5 wouldn’t be our first recommendation. But if you want...

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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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    29er Trail Bikes — A Guide + Comparisons

    We’ve already compared twenty-five 27.5” trail bikes, time now to lay out and compare the spectrum of 29ers,...

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    27.5” Trail Bikes — A Guide + Comparisons

    “Trail Bikes” range from lightweight XC whips to burly enduro machines and it can be confusing to choose from...

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    2017 Trek Remedy 9 RSL

    Trek made some serious changes to the Remedy line this year, and the performance of the new Remedy 9...

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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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    2017 Scott Genius LT Plus

    The Scott Genius LT 720 Plus offers a big, cushy ride that smooths out the trail. Kind of like...

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    2017 Yeti SB5 Beti

    The Yeti SB5 Beti is a fast and efficient women’s trail bike that really excels on the up.

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    2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX

    Canyon is making its US debut this summer, and here’s our review of their Spectral CF 9.0 EX, their...

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    2017 YT Jeffsy 29

    The YT Jeffsy 29 is more playful than you might expect from a semi-long-travel 29er. It’s also less expensive...

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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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