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

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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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Review: Enve M70 Thirty 27.5 Carbon Wheels

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I already have–and will again–apologize to Enve’s PR guys. Have you ever read something online or in print and just said, “no way”? Well, I was one of those people. Ever since I was a kid, the bicycle rims that I used had hook beads. Some were more pronounced than others, but the hook was …

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Review: The Long-Awaited Yeti SB6c

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Yeti debuted their new Switch Infinity link on their 5-inch-travel platform, and while Paul only had positive things to say about the SB5c, I was impatiently awaiting Yeti’s release of the 6-inch platform. And guess what? It’s here, and it’s officially shipping! The SB6c is the long-awaited replacement for the cult favorite, the SB66c. While …

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Interbike Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Evo Carbon 29er

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If there’s one model name that’s synonymous mountain biking, it’s the moniker “Stumpjumper.” The Stumpjumper has been around basically as long as mountain bikes have existed, but it has continued to morph and evolve over the years with the changing of mountain bike technology. The new Stumpjumper FSR Expert Evo Carbon 29er embodies some of …

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On Review: Niner RIP 9 RDO Specs

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The Niner brand has developed a cult-like following amongst their customers that has made many mountain bikers wary of uttering the simple phrase “I don’t like 29ers” for the potential violent lash back and possible broken friendships. The Niner RIP 9 RDO is the third Niner I’ve ridden and the second that I’ve spent serious time …

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