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Niner SIR 9 returns as a trail/bikepacking mash-up

Niner SIR 9 returns as a trail/bikepacking mash-up

The hardtail renaissance continues with Niner’s all new SIR 9. Niner bills it as a “do it most” bike, and that sums it up pretty well if you ask me. And if you are reading this, it is easy to assume you are asking me. Some highlights from Niner: Reynolds 853 steel provides the supple, comfortable ...


Review: Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ X01

Review: Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ X01

“Salsa—you have made some risky decisions before, but this time you have gone too far.” That quip is a sample of the feedback that Salsa received after the Woodsmoke launch. The company’s marketing manager admitted that the Woodsmoke pushed the boundaries as to what people expected from Salsa. He went on to say, “Mountain biking ...


Santa Cruz V10 29er – It is official, 29ers will race World Cup DH in 2017

Santa Cruz V10 29er – It is official, 29ers will race World Cup DH in 2017

There have been rumors about major teams and fast riders showing up for a World Cup downhill race on 29ers this year, but Santa Cruz is the first major team to confirm it with news of a 29-inch V10. I can already hear the comments; “but XXXX did it first!”. Yes, there have been a ...


Guerrilla Gravity launches Trail Pistol

Guerrilla Gravity launches Trail Pistol

The 29/27plus platform has another option, this time in the form of a aluminum frame made in Colorado. Guerrilla Gravity looks to take a slice of the shorter-travel market with this 120 mm travel frame, the Trail Pistol. Eagle-eyed readers will notice the change to a Horst link/chainstay pivot. Why? Guerilla Gravity says: “Marketing, mostly. ...


Trek releases new simplified trailbike lineup: Remedy 27.5 and Fuel EX 29

Trek releases new simplified trailbike lineup: Remedy 27.5 and Fuel EX 29

During some discussions at Sea Otter this spring, Trek dropped hints it was working to simplify its trail bike line up. This was right before it dropped a new full-suspension fat trail bike, so I wasn’t sure how to take that statement. These simplification ideas became more clear few weeks ago when Trek invited us to Squamish ...


RockShox drops new rear shocks and 29plus forks

RockShox drops new rear shocks and 29plus forks

Last week RockShox announced new sizing for rear shocks, which it dubbed Metric Sizing. This has create some confusion among consumers, but the idea is to consolidate shock sizes into fewer options, while improving performance and longevity. RockShox isn’t alone here, with many other OE manufacturers following suit. The Deluxe and Super Deluxe are the first ...


Underground Bike Works, a new John Parker joint

Underground Bike Works, a new John Parker joint

It was with some excitement that we read this press release. John Parker? Missy Giove? Frank the Welder? 27plus and 29plus bikes? Yes to all those things. John Parker’s new bike company will debut at Sea Otter 2016. Here’s the press release that got us all excited: John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles, announced his return ...


First Ride – Santa Cruz Hightower 27plus/29 inch trail bike

First Ride – Santa Cruz Hightower 27plus/29 inch trail bike

Disclaimer: Junket- a free trip by a member of the press to a place where something (such as a new bike) is being promoted. Let’s get that out of the way first. The new Santa Cruz Hightower was introduced to select members of the media on a trip to Chile for the first running of ...


Inside Line: Yeti introduces new SB4.5c, a Switch Infinity 29er trail bike

Inside Line: Yeti introduces new SB4.5c, a Switch Infinity 29er trail bike

The 29er trail bike market continues to heat up, and Yeti turns up the flames even more with the SB4.5c. This is Yeti’s first 29er to use its Switch Infinity suspension system. We covered the tech behind Switch Infinity here if you want to read more about it, but to sum it up: “As the suspension ...


Review: Why Cycles Wayward

Review: Why Cycles Wayward

The Wayward from Why Cycles is a plus-sized bikepacking bike from Carbondale, Colorado-based Why Cycles. Why was founded in 2016 by Adam Miller and Greg Herman who were previously behind Borealis, a brand that sold innovative super-light carbon fat bikes at a time when most fat bikes were steel and weighed more than a barrel ...


Project titanium 29+ from Carver, Whisky, Syntace and Vee Tire

Project titanium 29+ from Carver, Whisky, Syntace and Vee Tire

The new Carver Gnarvester is designed specifically for  29+ (29×3.0 tires) and we got one in-house for a long-term review. We are building up this titanium frame with a selection of new and used components. This is a pretty sweet chainstay yoke. What kind of word is yoke anyway? Sliding dropouts with Paragon Machine Works ...


Inside Line: Jeff Jones unveils new Jones Plus model

Inside Line: Jeff Jones unveils new Jones Plus model

Jeff Jones has been toying with the 29+ concept for years, long before it became a reality thanks to widely available tires. After a lot of experimentation, he has unveiled his second model, aptly named Jones Plus. Built around a 29×3.0 tire, it bucks many industry trends in achieving what Jones said is a spirited ...


Carver expands fat bike line with new frames, forks, rims and more

Carver expands fat bike line with new frames, forks, rims and more

Carver Bikes has always been at the forefront of the fat bike movement, never hesitating to introduce new products as the market changes. It had even built one of the first full-suspension fat bikes. Now the brand is doubling down on big tires, with a host of new goods to keep you floating year ’round.


Review: Van Nicholas Zion 29

Review: Van Nicholas Zion 29

By John Herron I’ve ridden my share of XC wünderbikes over the last 20 years, but I wasn’t familiar with Van Nicholas, or its line of titanium bikes. Without much of an American dealer presence, the Dutch company relies on its website for selling to most of the United States, which left me to ponder: ...


Throwdown: RSD Mutant and Surly Instigator 2.0

Throwdown: RSD Mutant and Surly Instigator 2.0

Two big-tire heavyweights go head to head.


First impressions: RSD Mutant 29+

First impressions: RSD Mutant 29+

From our neighbors to the north comes the Mutant, a hardtail 29+ monster hell bent on global domination! Hailing from Toronto, RSD Bikes (Rubber Side Down) is showing promise with its new line-up of hardtail trail bikes and the Mutant shows the company is willing to be among the first to put a 29+ bike ...


Prototype Singular Rooster 29+

Prototype Singular Rooster 29+

Though it isn’t sporting a 29×3.0 rear tire in the photos, this is a prototype of Singular Cycles‘ new 29+ platform, dubbed the Rooster. It will feature a steel frame and fork, eccentric bottom bracket and tapered head tube. Stay tuned for more details on price and availability.  


The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve DH Wheels

The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve DH Wheels

Time to get stoked for the next season of downhill. Santa Cruz has just released the latest version of their V10 model and the new Reserve wheels for DH.  The latest version was a project two years in the making, the newest V10 has arrived—but wait, there are two! As Santa Cruz developed the 29er race ...


Trek Full Stache – 29plus – full-sus

Trek Full Stache – 29plus – full-sus

Trek’s Stache 29plus hardtail has opened many eyes to the wonderful weirdness of 29plus tires. Ever since the introduction of the SE4/XR4 29×3 tire in the Fall of 2017 I’ve been wondering if there might be a bike designed around the capabilities of this tire. I stopped wondering a few weeks ago when this weird ...




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