Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5

2014-10-07 nomad

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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Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5

2014-10-06 diamondback mission

I knew that I had to get on at least one shuttle during my time at Outerbike, and having ridden Mag 7 (or, more accurately, Mag 3-ish) last year, I knew that would be a ripping descent with plenty of drops, jumps, and gnar–perfect for testing an enduro bike. The only question was, what bike …

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Review: The Long-Awaited Yeti SB6c

2014-10-03 yeti sb6c money

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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Review: Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon

Santa Cruz 5010

While mtbgreg1 was out shredding the gnar on the Santa Cruz Bronson, I was enjoying a more laid back ride on the SOLO 5010 Carbon. Santa Cruz pegs the 27.5 wheeled 5010 as a bike for “exploring,” and as such they built on the base of knowledge gleaned from the Bronson, while dialing back the …

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