News: Trek Announces Two New XC Race Bikes

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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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On Review: Niner JET 9 Alloy

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After taking a couple years off of doing a full schedule of races, I’m feeling the itch of competition again. Or maybe the itch is from the poison ivy that seems to grow almost as fast as the kudzu around here. Whatever the reason, I’m feeling reenergized to race. To that end, I signed up for …

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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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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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