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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On Review: Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

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Situated just a stone’s throw away from Denver’s Mile High Stadium sits an unassuming shop cranking out some of the best bikes in the business… and chances are most riders have never heard of them: Guerrilla Gravity. After pioneering a largely successful downhill bike with the local Colorado crowd, the GG DH, Guerrilla Gravity (GG) tapped …

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Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5

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With enduro (the racing category) pushing recent bike development, Santa Cruz has re-imagined the venerable Nomad into a gravity-oriented 27.5-equipped park slayer. The carbon-frame-only Nomad comes spec’ed with SLX, XT, or XX1 groups, with prices ranging from $5,899 to $8,299. As with other Santa Cruz models, the Enve wheel upgrade is available at any component …

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Test Ride Review: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

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Until now the Reign and Glory were 26″ hold-outs in Giant’s line-up. For 2015, both of these gravity bikes get the 27.5 treatment. While no Glorys were available to test ride at Outerbike, Giant did bring along a size run of the new Reign Advanced 27.5. The Reign Advanced 1 features a carbon frame with a …

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Review: WTB Vigilante 27.5 Tires

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There has been a lot of recent product development in the area of bike components that are tough enough for downhill, but light enough to pedal back up, and the Vigilante 27.5 Tire from WTB is a member of this new breed of parts. The Vigilantes are available in 26″, 27.5″, and 29″, with a …

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Review: 2014 Fox 34 TALAS


Yes, Fox’s 2015 products have already been released… but do you know what that means? Now’s the time to get a screaming deal on a perfectly-good 2014 fork! Specs The 2014 Fox 34 TALAS model I have in for review features travel adjust–thus the TALAS designation–and goes from 160mm of travel to 130mm with the …

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On Review: The Yeti 575


I want to start by saying that I owe the Yeti 575 a bit of an apology. When I first looked at it, I thought, “that’s too all mountainey for me.” I mean, a 67° head tube angle? That’s scandalously close to a downhill bike for my east coast XC riding tastes. And look at …

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