Test Ride Review: Polygon Collosus T8

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Polygon has been around for decades; since 1989, to be exact. You’re not going to see these bikes at your local bike shop. Based out of Indonesia, Polygon has only expanded to the US market in the past couple of years. They have over two decades of experience building bikes, but a quick Google search …

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Test Ride Review: Scott Spark 710

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Cross-country bikes are typically known for their speed. This is accomplished by designing a bike with shorter suspension, long top tube, steep head tube angle, and efficient pedaling. Unfortunately, not all cross-country trails know that they are supposed to be free of technical terrain. Attacking large drops and rock gardens on a traditional XC bike …

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Test Ride Review: Marin Mount Vision C-XM9

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The Marin Mount Vision C-XM9¬†is a beautifully-designed bike that blurs the lines between¬†the 27.5″ trail and all-mountain categories with 140mm of travel linked to Marin’s IsoTrac suspension platform. The bike was clearly designed to climb as well as it descends, targeting arguably what most riders need who are looking to shred any type of terrain. …

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Test Ride Review: EVOC FR Track Hydration Pack

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One of the major bonuses of attending events such as Outerbike is the ability to demo just about everything mountain bik- related. The events are hyped largely as an event to demo all the hottest mountain bikes this season. However, the demos extend much further to items such as backpacks and protective gear. Sure, you …

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Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5

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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. As with other Santa Cruz models, the Enve wheel upgrade is available at any component …

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