October MTB Product Reviews: Specialized, Fox, Pearl Izumi, TRP and more

This month Gerow reviewed the Specialized Enduro and we got a handful of bikes in for test! Don’t miss our favorite mountain bikes and gear we’ve tested so far.

With the weather getting cooler, it’s hard to decide between riding in shorts or pants. Check out our latest reviews of fall clothing from Pearl Izumi, Gore and Patagonia.

e*thirteen LG1 Race Carbon Cranks

$399.99 | $339.99 sale

A set of carbon cranks that’s tough enough for DH and light enough for XC seems worth the extra cash if you have it. Read more.

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Diamondback Release 29.1

$2,500.00

We’re about to see how much this $2500 trail bike can handle. Read more.

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Hutchinson Griffus Tire

$84.99

A fast tire perfect for enduro racing. Read more.

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Pearl Izumi Men’s Rove Thermal Shirt

$140.00

Move over flannel, this shirt is made of recycled polyester with buttons made of recycled bottles. Read more.

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Gore Active Trail Pant

$199.95

These Gore-Tex will pants keep you warm and dry on cold rides. Men’s and women’s styles available. Read more.

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Fox Float 36 Fork

$1,099.00

Beyond the baby burps, this fork grows up to fill all of the smooth/plush/buttery/gravy expectations we have for a Kashima-coated Float 36. Read more.

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TranzX Skyline Dropper Post

$99.00

Grace tests if this $99 dropper is worth it’s price. Read more.

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LifeStraw Flex Water Filter System

$34.95

Small, versatile filter can be used inline with a hose-based hydration system, hooked up to a gravity bag, or used as a straw to drink straight from a stream. Read more.

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Dakine Xena Short

$79.95

A sturdy, durable short for enduro and gravity riding. Read more.

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TRP DH-R Evo Brakes

$230.00

A strong brake for aggressive trail riders, and enduro and downhill riders. Read more.

Buy from World Wide Cyclery


Bontrager Rally WaveCel Helmet

$149.99

This comfortable helmet came in as the 10th safest mountain bike helmet in Virginia Tech’s bicycle helmet ratings. Read more.

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Jamis Hardline C3

$4,699.00

Jamis new carbon enduro bike with all-new 3VO suspension Read more.

Buy from Jamis Bikes


FOX Transfer Dropper

$349.00

Gerow takes a close look at this revamped widely loved dropper. Read more.

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Camelbak Women’s Chase Bike Vest

$100.00

This vest is great for any woman looking for a more minimalist hydration pack. Read more.

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Specialized Enduro Expert

$6,999.00

Enduro on the ascent, descent, and everything in between. Read more.

Buy from Specialized


Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Jacket

$229.00 | $136.83 sale

Made of recycled nylon and featuring a DWR finish, this jacket is perfect for fall riding. Read more.

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Pearl Izumi Summit Knee Guards

$85.00

No need to pull these down on climbs, lightweight and breathable for all-day wear. Read more.

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7mesh Industries Slab Short

$129.95

A comfortable pair of shorts with 4-way stretch and DWR-coated fabric, plus coverage to keep you warm through the shoulder season. Read more.

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Sunn Enduro Team Kern EN 29

$4,999.00

Is this the better looking version of the “Chevy Avalanche of bikes”? Read more.

Buy from Sunn


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