Niner’s Air 9 RDO Race Hardtail Doesn’t Make Any Compromises – A Long Term Review


Over the past year and a half, Niner has been busy… really busy! They have launched entirely new models and redesigned basically every bike in their line. One of the bikes to get a refresh is their long-standing race hardtail, the Air 9 RDO. Design and Geometry The updated Air 9 is a looker. Niner flattened the …

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2017 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Test Ride Review

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The Trek Fuel EX is consistently ranked among the top trail bikes by Singletracks readers, thanks to its prowess at both climbing and descending. For 2017, Trek changed things up a bit, pitching the Fuel EX as a 130mm trail bike that can run either 29er or 27.5+ wheels, with updated geometry to make everything work. I tested …

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Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol Review


The Trail Pistol is the newest offering from Denver-based Guerrilla Gravity, which fills the gap nicely between their relatively new Pedalhead hardtail, and their staple shredder Megatrail, which I reviewed last year. It is an affordable mid-travel handmade aluminum bike with adjustable geometry engineered for the vast majority of riders on almost any terrain. Frame Features …

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Updated Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, Reviewed by First-Generation Tallboy Owner


It isn’t often that I get to review an updated version of my everyday rider, so I was stoked to get in a test ride on the freshly-updated Santa Cruz Tallboy. For those keeping track, this is effectively the third generation of the Tallboy; my carbon Tallboy, purchased in 2011, is considered a first-gen model. A …

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Testing the Updated 2017 Trek Remedy 9.8 – A Review


Trek made some major changes to the Remedy line for 2017. They eliminated the 29er version of the bike and then totally redesigned the frame. The new Remedy sports 27.5″ wheels, 150mm of rear travel, a revised “Straight Shot” downtube said to increase stiffness, and geometry that is longer, lower, and slacker than the previous …

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