Blue Ryno Carbon Mountain Bike Test Ride

Don’t let the name fool you: the Blue Ryno Carbon mountain bike isn’t heavy or clumsy on the trail. In fact, like an actual rhino, this bike is fast, tough, and enjoys playing in the mud every now and then. Named after Blue’s marketing manager Ryan “Ryno” Barnett, a Cat 1 racer who was severely …

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Official Redline d660 Review

Regular readers know I bought a new mountain bike earlier this year and while I’ve been sharing bits and pieces about my new ride it’s time I wrote a summary review. The Redline d660 is a sleek, race-ready mountain bike that proves 29ers (and Redline!) are here to stay. You may be familiar with BMX …

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Blue XC Carbon: A Serious Mountain Bike

Mudhunny and I started getting curious about Blue Competition Cycles last summer after hearing about them from a friend and over the next several months we talked with people at the company about their mountain bikes. Everyone we spoke with at Blue told us they only make mountain bikes for pro-level athletes – in other …

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2008 Opus Maadh Limited Frameset

After much anticipation I finally received my new frame set for this year – the Opus Maadh Limited. It was love at first sight as I removed the frame from its packaging – truly stunning. The original graphics were created by Alec Stephani who took his inspiration from an earlier work of his on canvas. …

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Women’s Cross Country Mountain Bikes

I got a chance to demo a few women’s bikes at Interbike and I was impressed with the selection of high-performance cross-country mountain bikes available. Actually, let me correct myself, many manufacturers these days don’t necessarily make womens specific bikes, just smaller frames. With smaller frames, naturally, a more compact geometry follows (for males and …

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Cannondale 29er 4 Test Ride

Yesterday I got my first chance to ride a 29er mountain bike over at Roswell Bikes and I thought I’d share what I learned from my (brief) test drive. The bike was a hard tail Cannondale 29er 4 and despite the awkward name it seemed well constructed, especially compared by my 1999 model Trek 😉 …

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