Test Ride Review: KTM Myroon Prestige


Outerbike was full of surprises.  One came while wandering down the second aisle looking for my next demo bike and spotting a tent with the letters “KTM.”  Doesn’t KTM make motorcycles?  I knew they did, since I had ridden them, and while I never had any delusions of becoming a pro motocrosser, I knew enough …

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News: Trek Announces Two New XC Race Bikes


Listen up hammerheads: today Trek announced an updated Top Fuel — their full suspension XC bike — and the Procaliber SL, a hardtail featuring their IsoSpeed decoupler. Iso-what-so? If you follow road cycling at all, you may be familiar with Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler from their Domane line of bikes. Basically, the seat tube is decoupled …

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Test Ride Review: Scott Spark 710


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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Review: Hincapie Power Jersey

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While many mountain bikers these days are gravitating toward an “enduro” look–basically jerseys that look no different than technical t-shirts–I’ve only become even more of a stalwart fan of the classic cycling or “roadie” jersey for almost all mountain biking applications… yes, even enduro racing. Hincapie sent over their Power jersey for review, and I’ve …

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News: Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike


Yeti has just announced the release of their new AS-Rc cross country bike. Featuring 100mm of rear wheel travel and a 120mm fork, this is the first XC offering from Yeti in a long time. Sporting a full-carbon frame with a carbon dogbone link, the frameset comes in at a crazy-light 4.2 pounds. One of …

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News: GT Announces New Helion 27.5 XC MTB

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New to GT’s lineup is the Helion 27.5 cross country rig. While this tweener-sized bike is aimed at the average XC market, it’s designed with aggressive cross country in mind, with a slightly slacker head angle, a long top tube, and wider bars than a lot of XC riders run. Key Specs The Helion features …

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On Review: Foundry Tomahawk 27.5 / 650b Carbon Hardtail

Tomahawk Foundry

Foundry Cycles recently sent over their brand new Tomahawk carbon fiber hardtail race bike for review. The Tomahawk is an evolution of Foundry’s well-tested Broadaxe 29er hardtail, but rendered in new the Koolaid flavor of 650b. Like the entire Foundry product line, the Tomahawk is constructed from carbon with a matte finish that incorporates understated …

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