Test Ride Review: Salsa Bucksaw Carbon


After riding the Turner King Khan at Outerbike last year, I instantly became a fan of dual suspension fat bikes. Interestingly, the number of fully-suspended fatties hasn’t really expanded since that time, but a slightly-updated version of the Salsa Bucksaw was announced last November: the Bucksaw Carbon. Essentially, the Bucksaw Carbon maintains the same geometry …

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Test Ride Review: Turner RFX


As I prepped for Outerbike, there was one bike I was particularly stoked to have the opportunity to try: the all new carbon Turner RFX 4.0.  Traditionally, Turner has made stouter-than-average bikes in every category, clinging to aluminum longer than most manufacturers.  At the more gnarly end of their continuum lay the all-mountain RFX, a …

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Test Ride Review: Ellsworth Buddha Carbon Fat Bike


Last September, BST Nano Carbon announced its purchase of the Ellsworth bike brand with the stated purpose of showcasing the company’s carbon fiber technology within a high profile cycling brand. Well, this year’s Outdoor Demo at Interbike was “showtime” for me, as I tested the Ellsworth Buddha carbon fiber fat bike. The Bike Ellsworth offers …

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Introducing Heller Bikes


At Interbike last week I spotted a bike brand I had never seen before: Heller Bikes. The newest brand from Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) just launched with a fat bike called the Bloodhound, and the brand seems to be targeting recreational riders who appreciate a nice bike at a good value. Here’s the pitch from …

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Yeti Announces More Affordable SB5c: The SB5 Enduro


Today Yeti announced the SB5 Enduro, a less expensive carbon version of the SB5c. Yes, you read that right: The SB5 Enduro doesn’t sub-in an aluminum frame to shave costs–it actually utilizes a different carbon profile that’s just as stiff as the SB5c but about 300 grams heavier. Like the SB5c, the new SB5 Enduro …

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Review: The New Easton 35 Cockpit: Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise Bar, Haven 35 Stem, and Grips


First of all, why 35? To paraphrase a friend of mine who is a mechanic, the biking industry is unique in that innovation makes its own predecessors obsolete. Like me, the first question that many readers may ask is, “why bother changing the diameter of a handlebar that has worked so well for so many years? …

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