Breaking News: Santa Cruz Announces New Hightower 27.5+/29er

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Santa Cruz has just announced an all-new mountain bike in their lineup: the Hightower 27.5+/29er. This new rig is available stock in both wheel size configurations and can be switched between the two without making any negative geometry compromises. The Hightower steps into the noticeable gap that was left by the discontinuation of the Tallboy LT 29er …

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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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Video: Shredding Aboard the New Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO All-Mountain Hardtail 29er

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Canfield Brothers EPO from Canfield Brothers on Vimeo. The Canfield Brothers have just released their all-new EPO all-mountain hardtail, featuring a carbon frame and 29er wheels. With a 66.8-degree headtube angle, a 140mm-travel fork, and short 16.3-inch chainstays, this bike is unequivocally designed for trail slaying. While I’d personally categorize it more as a “trail” …

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Test Ride Review: Breezer Supercell


Have you ever met someone you were instantly, completely comfortable with?  From the first exchange, you simply fit well with them.  It’s not the fiery passion of “love at first sight,” which inevitably burns out after a brief “honeymoon period,” but more the comfortable hand-in-glove fit that announces that both today and for years to …

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Test Ride Review: Orbea Occam TR


I always find it fascinating when I’m reminded of a long forgotten, but very important, lesson, even if it doesn’t really apply to me at the time.  My fourth demo at Outerbike, an Orbea Occam TR 29er did exactly that.  This bike reminded me of the futility of trying to properly assess a bike by a …

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First Look: Niner’s Brand-New RKT 9 RDO Mountain Bike

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Today Niner announced a bran- new mountain bike, the RKT 9 RDO, a short travel, full suspension race bike that’s sure to dominate 2016 race podiums around the world. I got a chance to ride the RKT back in June, and I’m really stoked to finally share what I learned about this bike. The Bike …

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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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