On Review: Polygon Syncline 9


The Syncline is Polygon’s hardcore hardtail (HT) race machine announced earlier this year at Sea Otter. Using a light, stiff carbon frame, Polygon designed the this bike with race geometry, red carpet components, and years of experience around 27.5-inch wheels, resulting in a fast, snappy, and aggressive XC weapon. Geometry Polygon didn’t throw anything too wild …

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Plus-Size Wheels Vs. Standard Wheels: The Real Scoop on the Future of Mountain Bikes

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Plus-size tires, bikes, and components designed to accommodate them, are taking center stage in the latest-and-greatest MTB trend for 2015. However, based on Facebook comments left on a plus-size news blurb a few days ago, perhaps less than half of the commenters actually realized that by “27.5+,” we mean something totally different than “27.5.” So …

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Final Review: Scott Genius 930


The Scott Genius 930 is an unsung hero of a trail bike. While it forgoes some of the flash and bling that some other brands offer, the Genius has the ability to radically transform its demeanor and tackle a host of different terrain. This demeanor switch is courtesy of the shock mount chip in the …

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Review: Canyon Spectral CF Mountain Bike

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Normally when we fly to a destination in order to write up a series, like this one, for Singletracks, we get hooked up with a rental bike from a local shop for the week. These rentals have varied in quality over the years from low-end, clapped-out, 2-year-old bikes to brand-new, off-the-showroom-floor, not-yet-available-to-the-public wonder bikes. Canyon …

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