Salsa Unveils Two New Plus Bikes: The Woodsmoke and the Timberjack

Woodsmoke 29+ XO1 in Warm Red.
All photos courtesy of Salsa Cycles.
Photography by http://www.scottharaldson.com

Salsa Cycles’ annual product launch event, dubbed “Saddle Drive,” is currently taking place at Northstar near Lake Tahoe, California. In conjunction with the event, they’ve released details to the public on their updated product line. While many of the bikes only saw minor tweaks and modifications, Salsa did unveil two new plus-size mountain bikes: the …

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Guerrilla Gravity Unveils New Trail Pistol 29er/27.5+

The new Trail Pistol. All photos courtesy of Guerrilla Gravity

Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has just announced a brand-new mountain bike in their line, dubbed the “Trail Pistol.” GG is known for high quality, made-in-the-USA (Denver) mountain bikes, and the Trail Pistol will continue that legacy. In keeping with the latest trends, the ‘Pistol will be available with your choice of wheelsizes: 29″ or 27.5+. According to …

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Visualizing MTB Suspension Travel VS Wheel Size

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At this point, most of us understand that 29ers work well for shorter travel applications while bikes with more suspension typically utilize smaller wheel diameters. Well, here’s a cool visual representation of this concept! The chart above was built using data from a survey we ran a few months ago asking mountain bikers about the bikes they own. …

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WTB’s First 29+ Tire Offers Trail Performance and Durability

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WTB has just announced the release of a new plus tire: the Ranger. It will be available in both 27.5+ and 29+ — the first 29+ tire from WTB. Also notable for the Ranger is the inclusion of a TCS Tough casing “for extra durability and stability,” according to WTB. The Ranger appears to offer a …

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Pivot Announces the Switchblade, a 29 and 27.5+ Trail Bike

Aaron Chase aboard the new Pivot Switchblade (photo: Lear Miller)

Pivot’s newest bike – the Switchblade – has 135mm/150mm of travel (rear/front) and can be run with either 29″ or 27.5″+ wheels and tires. It’s a significant bump up in travel from the Mach 429 Trail that I’ve been riding over the past couple months – review coming soon. Basically, the Switchblade looks to be …

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