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: Ibis Mojo HDR 27.5 and the New Ibis 41mm Carbon Rims

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Ibis is a relatively small company, but their beautifully-designed frames and obsessive attention to detail have made this brand a cult classic with a rabid following. It seems like every year at Outerbike, the Ibis bike racks stand empty because all of their rigs are constantly out on the trail. However, I was able to …

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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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News: Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike

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Yeti has just announced the release of their new AS-Rc cross country bike. Featuring 100mm of rear wheel travel and a 120mm fork, this is the first XC offering from Yeti in a long time. Sporting a full-carbon frame with a carbon dogbone link, the frameset comes in at a crazy-light 4.2 pounds. One 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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