On Review: Scott Genius 930

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The Scott Genius 930 fits squarely in the “trail” category of mountain bikes. Simply put, this is a bike that’s designed for all-around trail riding, while not getting too crazy on either end of the spectrum. It might not be the fastest XC sprinter or the gnarliest of descenders, but the 930 should be a …

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On Review: Chumba Ursa 29+


I purchased my first mountain bike in 2000, by which time aluminum had largely displaced steel as the frame material of choice (which has since been displaced by carbon fiber), and front suspension had fully taken over the market, soon to be supplemented with full suspension. So now, a full 14 years later, with all …

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Review: Cannondale Scalpel Carbon Team

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I’ll be honest. I have never ridden a bike equipped with a Lefty fork, and the idea of doing so scared me a little. I mean, it’s just so weird looking! I finally took out a Cannondale Scalpel at Outerbike, and five seconds later, I had completely forgotten about the half-fork on my bike and …

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Interbike 2014: Thomson Dropper Seatposts, Singlespeed Cranks, and Mountain Bikes


Everyone knows Thomson for their insanely nice handlebars, stems, and seatposts but let’s be honest: those parts are kinda boring because they just sit there. Bikes parts that bounce and spin get all the glory so lucky for us, Thomson is continuing to move into parts that move. Elite dropper seatpost According to our recent …

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Review: Felt Virtue Nine 1 Carbon Trail Bike


At Interbike I got a chance to test the Felt Virtue Nine, a carbon 29er trail bike with a full 130mm of front and rear travel and I was surprised at just how well the bike climbed. Here are my impressions based on a quick spin around the trails at Bootleg Canyon. This bike is …

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Interbike Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Evo Carbon 29er

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If there’s one model name that’s synonymous mountain biking, it’s the moniker “Stumpjumper.” The Stumpjumper has been around basically as long as mountain bikes have existed, but it has continued to morph and evolve over the years with the changing of mountain bike technology. The new Stumpjumper FSR Expert Evo Carbon 29er embodies some of …

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Six 29er Mountain Bikes That Will Put a Grin on Your Grill

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Finding the right mountain bike is like searching for that special someone that completes your world. Here are six 29ers you should test ride before getting into a serious mountain bike relationship. Weighing in at about 26lbs, this carbon fiber Niner RIP 9 RDO  is just about as close to perfect for an exploring-the-unknown rig as …

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