On Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct 999 MSL


Rocky Mountain Bicycles, while having embraced the 27.5″ trend with their Altitude and Thunderbolt lines, also continues to buck that trend with the 29” Instinct line as its premier trail/enduro offering. The Instinct line ranges from a fairly-modest entry level … Continue reading

Final Review: GT Force Carbon Pro 27.5


Buzzwords and catch phrases come and go with time, but there are three catch phrases that are on fire right now in the mountain bike industry: “27.5,” “enduro,” and “one-quiver bike.” (…not to mention anything with the words “fat” or … Continue reading

Final Review: Diamondback Carbon Overdrive Pro 29er


If you had a chance to look at my first article about the Diamondback Carbon Overdrive Pro 29er, you already know how cool it looks, and you know it has some seriously tasty parts fitted to it. To quickly condense … Continue reading

On Review: GT Force Carbon Pro 27.5/650b


Back in the 1990s, GT and their triple triangle designs were the name in performance mountain bikes, but then the company seemed to go quiet for several years. That’s been changing dramatically recently, especially in 2012 and 2013 with GT signing … Continue reading

On Review: Diamondback Carbon Overdrive Pro 29er


When I was a kid, I was powerfully jealous of my neighbor’s Diamondback bike. This was the mid eighties, when a kid’s BMX bike was the most important thing in his universe. Now all those eighties kids are grown up. … Continue reading