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Compare-O Bottom Line: Highly versatile Ibis Ripley eschews convention to splendid results

The Ibis Ripley has the get-up-and-go of a long-travel cross-country bike, the playfulness of a small-wheeled trail tamer, and even the cajones to tackle some light-duty enduro racing.    Read More »

Review: Rocky Mountain Slayer 70

Rocky Mountain’s goal for the latest iteration of their famed Slayer bike line was to create a world class All-Mountain/Enduro/DH adventure cycle machine.  Easy to pedal, light weight, and fantastic on the downhills.  Did they meet these goals? Pros: Pedals surprisingly well for the amoun ...    Read More »

Fox 34 Float 29 Front Fork & Float RP23 Rear Shock Review

Officially this is the Fox Racing Shox 34 Float 29 and the Float RP23 rear shock. I've run this suspension on a Transition Bandit 29er (previewed for MTBR here) and now had over 50 rides on the bike. I've run Kashima coated forks for over 100 rides on my personal bikes and therefore feel comforta ...    Read More »

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Older Yakima BOA compatible with disc brakes?

does anyone know if the older (late 90's) Yakima boa fork mount bike mount skewers are compatible with a standard disc brake fork? I'm selling 2 of these and have only tried my 15mm thru axle which I know doesn't work w/o the adapter. Thanks!Read More »

Can I Upgrade to Disc Brakes - Older Trek 8000

I own a 1996 Trek 8000 SHX. Is it possible for me to upgrade my standard brakes to disc brakes. I'm relatively new to working on my bike but am up for the challenge (if it happens to be a challenge). Anyone know if this is possible or should i just forget about it and enjoy the bike as is?Read More »

Disc Brakes on an older bike??

I have a 2004 Marin Bolinas Ridge and was wondering if there was a way to get disc brakes on the rear. I have a new shock that is disc brake compatible, but the rear doesn;t look like it has the right mounts. Is there an adapter or something for older bikes?? Thanks [IMG]http://i212.photobucket.c ... Read More »

Older Racer-X w/ disc brakes

I've never owned a Titus, but I'm considering searching for an older Racer-X frame -- and I want disc brakes. What was the earliest year for a R-X to come with disc brake mounts?Read More »

SRAM 9.0 disc brakes: the same/as good as the older 4-piston XT brakes?

Hi, I've come across a pair of the circa-2003 SRAM 9.0 disc brakes. I know they use DOT fluid, unlike the XTs, but are they just as good in every other aspect? I have little experience with the ?SRAMs/XTs, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Read More »

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