Test Ride Review: Salsa Bucksaw Carbon

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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

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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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Video: One Run on the Pivot Phoenix

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Pivot Cycles One Run from C4H MEDIA on Vimeo. This video is just one run on the Pivot Phoenix Carbon–and it’s absolutely mesmerizing! Rider: Spencer Green. Produced By C4H Media. Music by Magic Wands, Space.

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Test Ride Review: Ellsworth Buddha Carbon Fat Bike

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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

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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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Test Ride Review: Marin Attack Trail 9 Carbon

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Marin has been making bikes since the early days of our sport, but kind of lost their way in the earlier 2000s. Their bikes, were, uh, “unique looking,” to put it mildly. Thankfully, Marin has really cleaned up their line and re-focused on mountain bikes over the past couple years. Gone is the elevated chain …

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