On Review: Scott Genius 930

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The Scott Genius 930 fits squarely in the “trail” category of mountain bikes. Simply put, this is a bike that’s designed for all-around trail riding, while not getting too crazy on either end of the spectrum. It might not be the fastest XC sprinter or the gnarliest of descenders, but the 930 should be a …

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Review: Continental Mountain King Tires: Black Chili Protection Series


The Mountain King is best described as an all conditions tire. Featuring an open design and an alternating pattern, this tire self-cleans while it rolls. Alternating intermediate knobs and aggressive cornering knobs work hard under braking and cornering. Inside the tire it gets interesting. The ProTection carcass is a second generation version that is 25% …

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Review: Showers Pass Refuge Jacket and Pant–the Perfect Fat Bike Shell


After two solid years of year-round fat biking in Colorado, with seasons that seem to change quickly to bitter cold, I have been enthusiastically searching for the Goldilocks of shells to wear while riding my fat bike. My criteria: a lightweight shell that can handle the brutal minus-something cold of the Rockies, but versatile enough …

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On Review: Norco Sasquatch


The Sasquatch is Norco’s first fat bike that uses a suspension fork. Compared to the Bigfoot line, the Sasquatch’s geometry has been tweaked to accommodate the RockShox Bluto. The 6061 hydroformed aluminum frame has been designed with a low stand over height regardless of size. Compact and sturdy, the relatively low (313mm) bottom bracket height …

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Final Review: Chumba Ursa 29+


Bike companies come and bike companies go.  Even if they don’t disappear, they often fall on hard times.  Some top quality brands never really recover (anyone try to buy a Titus or Maverick lately?).  Even venerable Schwinn, once the hallmark of quality bikes in America, is now schlepping out bargain basement bikes for the big …

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