Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5


With enduro (the racing category) pushing recent bike development, Santa Cruz has re-imagined the venerable Nomad into a gravity-oriented 27.5-equipped park slayer. The carbon-frame-only Nomad comes spec’ed with SLX, XT, or XX1 groups, with prices ranging from $5,899 to $8,299. … Continue reading

Test Ride Review: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1


Until now the Reign and Glory were 26″ hold-outs in Giant’s line-up. For 2015, both of these gravity bikes get the 27.5 treatment.¬†While no Glorys were available to test ride at Outerbike, Giant did bring along a size run of … Continue reading

Review: Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5


With Giant abandoning any wheel size that is not 27.5, it’s only natural that their flagship race bike, the Anthem, gets similar treatment. As a former owner of the excellent Anthem X 29er, I have been looking forward to trying … Continue reading

Review: The All-New Turner King Khan Full Suspension Fat Bike


I spotted something totally new and unexpected at Outerbike this year: a full suspension fat bike from Turner, dubbed the “King Khan.” Mtb-mag.com reported on the 24th of September about a supposed “prototype turner fatbike,” but if the bikes I … Continue reading