Review: Raleigh XXIX+G Steel 29er

The Raleigh XXIX+G is a steel hardtail 29er that sports classic styling with a real disposition toward modern technology and real performance. While it’s available as a singlespeed or with a 3×10 drivetrain, I chose to test the 3×10—Raliegh calls this version the +G. A couple months ago I wrote about the Raleigh XXIX+G’s specs …

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On Review: Raleigh XXIX+G Steel 29er

Raleigh Bicycles is one of the most venerable names in the cycling world. Over 125 years after it was originally founded, the company still continues to make high-quality bicycles that are sold around the world. According to an article on BikeBiz.com, Raleigh was recently named to a list of “superbrands” in the UK. This list …

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On Test: Fatback Bikes

Read any mountain biking mag or hang out at the LBS and chances are you’ll hear people talking about the latest craze to hit the market: fat bikes. Whether they are a fad or a solid piece of engineering that extends our sport in new directions is a conversation for another day. But in the …

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Final Review: Foundry Broadaxe 29er

Much of what the Broadaxe is, and much of what it isn’t, hinges on Foundry’s mission statement. According to the Foundry website, Foundry believes that a bike is a tool, a means to an end – not a trophy. It’s about producing purpose built high-performance carbon bicycles that aren’t traveling billboards – they’re understated, they’re …

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On Test: Foundry Broadaxe 29er

If you’ve never heard of Foundry Cycles before, don’t be ashamed: they’re one of the newest bike companies around. But if you have heard of them, I wouldn’t be surprised! Officially launched in October 2011, Foundry is just over a year old but has already made a splash in the mountain bike industry, especially in …

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Final Review: Airborne Goblin 29er v2.0

Click here to read the “On Test” blog post, and to get more information on the Goblin’s specs. In the initial “On Test” blog post I mentioned all of the modifications that Airborne has made to v2.0 of the Goblin based on what they learned from their experiences with v1.0. While some of these changes …

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On Test: Airborne Goblin 29er v2.0

As long-time readers may recall, I was a member of the Airborne Flight Crew in 2010 and 2011. As a member of the Crew, we got free bikes from Airborne to ride and review in exchange for spreading honest reviews via our blogs and social media outlets. At the end of 2011, I officially stepped …

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Yeti SB95 – Outerbike Review

I got in a quick ride on a Yeti SB95 at Outerbike last month and had a great time. In case you missed it, mtbgreg1 rode this bike at Interbike and jeff demo’ed an earlier version last year. There has been a lot of buzz about the new ‘switch‘ suspension technology from Yeti, and it …

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