On Review: Norco Torrent 7


Announced late summer 2015, the Torrent 7 is Norco’s “aggressive” all-mountain hardtail and also happens to be the BC-based bike company’s first crack at the increasingly-popular 27.5+ game. Located within earshot of the ever-so-epic, steep-and-deep trails of the North Shore, you can count on Norco designing their rookie mid-fatty with the capability to handle just about anything you can dig up. While the Torrent’s figures seem to equate fervently …

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On Review: Marin Pine Mountain 2


While I test rode the Marin Attack Trail during OutDoor Demo, I was really interested in the Pine Mountain–a steel hardtail that uses the new 27.5+ wheel size. Why? Well, this plus/mid-fat/husky size is intriguing to me, I have yet to spend any significant time on one, and I love hardtails. Greg, for one, is totally sold on …

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13 Mountain Bikes that We Punished Over the Long Term in 2015

photo: Michael Paul.

This past year brought us the opportunity to ride on and write about an abundance of bikes. From Sea Otter to Interbike, Outerbike, and beyond, we tested over 70 bikes from 4-inch fatties to drop bar bikepackers. In this recap, however, you will only find the 13 bikes we had the pleasure of punishing. These …

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Final Review: The Foes Mixer Enduro


I finished the Foes Mixer Enduro “On Review” article by promising to answer the question  of whether the new mixed wheel (29″ up front and 27.5″ in the rear) bike is a “gimmick or a game changer. ” I won’t make you read this entire article to get the answer to that question.  I will …

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