Otso Voytek Test Ride Review


The Voytek is a versatile carbon fiber mountain bike from Otso, a new bike brand founded by the crew from Wolf Tooth Components. I took the Voytek on a quick test spin at Interbike, and here’s what I learned. For starters, the Voytek is built around a unique dropout system that allows the bike to run 26 fat, 27.5+, and …

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Pivot’s Switchblade Proves Many Other Brands Wrong – A Test Ride Review


Having earned a coveted spot on our list of the 5 Most Innovative Mountain Bikes of 2016, I knew that I had to get on the Pivot Switchblade to see if the bike could stand up to the hype. The Switchblade gets its name from the ability to quickly and easily swap between 27.5+ and 29″ wheels and …

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2017 GT Sensor Trail Bike Test Ride Review

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The GT Sensor has been around for several years, though it’s a bike I’ve never personally ridden. So I jumped at the chance to saddle up on the 2017 Sensor Carbon Pro at Interbike last week to see what I’ve been missing. The latest iteration of the GT Sensor is a 140mm front/130mm rear-travel trail bike rolling …

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Cannondale Bad Habit Plus Bike – Test Ride Review


Cannondale showed the Bad Habit at Interbike back in 2015, and this year the bike is offered in both aluminum and carbon frames. I got a chance to test the top-shelf, Bad Habit Carbon 1 at Outdoor Demo last week, and here’s what I learned from my brief test ride. The Cannondale Bad Habit is a full suspension …

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