Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5

 

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. … Continue reading

Test Ride Review: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

 

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 … Continue reading

Review: Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5

 

With Giant abandoning any wheel size that is not 27.5, it’s only natural that their flagship race bike, the Anthem, gets similar treatment. As a former owner of the excellent Anthem X 29er, I have been looking forward to trying … Continue reading

Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650B

 

I want to be cool, but I’m not. To compensate, I cultivate interest in things that also aren’t cool, such as wearing road kits on mountain rides, enjoying professional bike racing, and blasting Katy Perry tunes on the trail. You … Continue reading

News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology

 

Yeti has just released a brand-new trail bike: the SB5c. Sporting 27.5″/650b wheels, this is a full-carbon rig with 5″ (127mm) of travel. I’m sure the question that’s on everyone’s mind is: “is this Yeti’s answer to the controversial discontinuation … Continue reading