Norco Launches New and Revamped Mountain Bikes


Norco had several new and updated mountain bikes on display at Interbike 2015. New for this year is a 27.5+ hardtail, dubbed the “Torrent 7.” The Torrent 7 is a budget-friendly hardtail, and is Norco’s first-ever “650B Plus trail mountain bike.” We’re referring to this new tire size as 27.5+, but regardless, this bike “is …

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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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24 Fat and Plus-Sized Bikes Rated: Quantifying the Calf-Bang Factor


Most of the major mountain bike trends over the last four-plus years have involved an increase in tire widths. With 4-inch fat bikes giving way to 5-inch rigs, and 27.5-inch and 29-inch tires going wider to 2.8- and 3.0-inch, the mantra “bigger is better” seems to be widely-accepted. But based on the extensive fat and …

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Cannondale Launches New Fat CAAD Fat Bike with Fat-Specific Olaf Lefty, and Plus-Sized Bikes


I spotted some very interesting products tucked away in the shady corner of Cannondale’s booth at Outdoor Demo this year. Technically the info is already available on Cannondale’s website, but these new bikes include some interesting tech! Number one on this list is the Fat CAAD fat bike. Available in two build kits ($3,730 and …

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