News: Ibis Announces Two New Ripley 29ers

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Ibis has just announced the launch of two brand-new Ripley 29ers this morning. According to Ibis, here’s what’s new in the new twins: Two geometry options: The nimble geometry of the original or a new school long and slack version called the Ripley LS Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system Increased …

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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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New Bikes: Powderkeg Tandem MTB and Redesigned Warbird Gravel Grinder from Salsa

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Salsa teased a tandem mountain bike way back in 2010 and on Saturday, the Powderkeg tandem was officially released at Frostbike. The bike is a 29er which uses the El Mariachi geometry as a starting point for the design. The Powderkeg is built for adventure riding and is equipped to mount up to 9 water …

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On Review: Chumba Ursa 29+

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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

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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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