Test Ride Review: Polygon Collosus T8

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Polygon has been around for decades; since 1989, to be exact. You’re not going to see these bikes at your local bike shop. Based out of Indonesia, Polygon has only expanded to the US market in the past couple of years. They have over two decades of experience building bikes, but a quick Google search …

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Test Ride Review: Scott Spark 710


Cross-country bikes are typically known for their speed. This is accomplished by designing a bike with shorter suspension, long top tube, steep head tube angle, and efficient pedaling. Unfortunately, not all cross-country trails know that they are supposed to be free of technical terrain. Attacking large drops and rock gardens on a traditional XC bike …

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Test Ride Review: Marin Mount Vision C-XM9


The Marin Mount Vision C-XM9 is a beautifully-designed bike that blurs the lines between the 27.5″ trail and all-mountain categories with 140mm of travel linked to Marin’s IsoTrac suspension platform. The bike was clearly designed to climb as well as it descends, targeting arguably what most riders need who are looking to shred any type of terrain. …

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Test Ride Review: Durango Bike Company Blackjack 29er

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The Blackjack is a brand spankin’ new design offered by Durango Bike Company, making its first debut at Outerbike this spring. With the build on this bike literally completed a day prior to Outerbike, I was able to demo the Blackjack on only it’s second ride ever–only the owner had turned the cranks in Moab …

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Test Ride Review: Pivot LES Fat

Short chainstays mean that you can manual easily and roll your fatty over almost anything. Photo: Erica Barnes

The Pivot LES Fat is not only the company’s first entry into what is becoming a saturated-fat market, it is a reincarnation of the popular Pivot LES (pivot-less) hardtail that is impregnated with design innovations that make this the most protean fat bike on the market today. To start, Pivot Cycles, already lauded in the …

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Test Ride Review: The New Ibis Mojo HD3

It is hard to find anything wrong with the HD3. It was designed to impress

The Ibis Mojo HD3, the long awaited third generation of the popular Mojo, made its debut last November and was on hand for demo at Outerbike. Ibis set up their demo area near the entrance of the event, and these particular bikes were very hard to come by throughout the weekend, demanding attention with beautiful aesthetics, …

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On Review: Scott Genius 930

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The Scott Genius 930 fits squarely in the “trail” category of mountain bikes. Simply put, this is a bike that’s designed for all-around trail riding, while not getting too crazy on either end of the spectrum. It might not be the fastest XC sprinter or the gnarliest of descenders, but the 930 should be a …

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