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  1. 29er Full Suspension
    Reposting w/ lower price. Guessing at value...make offer if interested. For sale: 2015 Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon 2. Size Large. Good condition. $2250. Includes several upgrades: -Thomson dropper post (nearly new – one ride on it; the old one started creaking so I traded it in w/ Thomson...
  2. Apparel and Protection
    In my country these shoes are almost the same price I'm also considering the s-works 7 xc (s-works recon) but they are a lot more expensive. Any experiences with any of these shoes?
  3. Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone, I'm a new forum member here, though long time observer. Has anyone got personal experience of running Racing Ray and Rocket Rons on the front? I run Rons all round, year round, and wondering whether I should invest a Ray for the front. Perhaps its just as good in mud/sandy mush...
  4. General Discussion
    Has anyone heard of bike patrol and NSP? National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a nonprofit that sets medical training standards for ski and bike patrols across the country with over 31,000 members. Their flagship certification is Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), which is similar to EMT, but more flexible...
  5. General Discussion
    This week Specialized launched three new additions to its popular Recon shoe line. Like the Recon, these new shoes are aimed at the off-road and gravel rider, but unlike the flagship Recon - the price tag is much more manageable for racers on a budget or want more walkability in their shoes. The...
  6. General Discussion
    The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is...
  7. General Discussion
    After a few rides in the Artex, it quickly became a helmet that I wore for both road and mountain rides. What is it? Road race inspired design partnered with a removable visor and tons of ventilation. This $110 MIPS helmet packs serious value, safety and could be all the helmet you need...
  8. General Discussion
    The season draws to a dramatic end at the final World Cup of 2018. While the overall titles are out of reach for rookies Kate Courtney and Finn Iles, it's a chance for them both to lay down a marker at the end of their debut year among the elite. Kate Courtney on board here Specialized...
  9. General Discussion
    With our trails in Northern California under water (or worse), I've been stuck crushing epic fire road. Photo by Ian Collins As a former downhiller, my brain never understood the concept of cross-country. If I wanted to wear Lycra, crush miles, and cut gluten, I'd ride a road bike. But...
  10. General Discussion
    While the term cross country may bring to mind grueling fire road climbs and spandex, modern cross country races now feature technical descents and challenging obstacles. As a result, we've seen a number of the world's best migrate over to full suspension bikes and use dropper posts at selective...
  11. 29er Bikes
    We've already told you about Scott's 2017 Spark full suspension cross-country bike, plus some significant updates to the Swiss bike maker's road bike line. But perhaps more than any other bike, the revised Scott Scale is what defines this company. "Racing is our heritage," explained Jochen...
  12. Orbea
    The Orbea Oiz is a proven winner. This year, a smattering of updates make it an even better choice for hardcore racers. The Orbea Oiz was first released in 2005 and has since won two world titles under Catharine Pendrel. It's also racked up a number of World Cup podiums with the Luna Pro Team...
  13. 29er Bikes
    The original Honzo was a steel play bike. It had stays so short, it couldn't accommodate a FD, and we loved it. It was a bad ass bike with forward thinking geometry that kept a grin spread across your face. Fast forward to today and that little hardtail is all grown up. In addition to the OG...
  14. General Discussion
    In addition to revealing new Trance and Anthem models, Giant also launched two new hardtails this week: the XtC and Fathom. The Giant Advanced XtC ships with 29er wheels and gears. The XtC is a World Cup proven race platform that rolls on 29er wheels. For the 2017 model year, Giant has...
  15. 27.5
    Lowdown: Rizer Rival 2.0 27.5 The appeal (or lack thereof) of the Rizer Rival 2.0 depends greatly on your budget and bike riding abilities. If you're cash strapped and/or new to the sport, the $1200 price tag and simple design of this 27.5 alloy hardtail could make a great entrée into the world...
  16. General Discussion
    Longer, lower, and slacker. That's the theme for Giant's 2017 updates to the popular Trance and Anthem. Longer, lower, and slacker. This has been the dominant trend in mountain biking and Giant embraced this ideology wholeheartedly when developing the new Trance and Anthem. For the 2017 model...
  17. General Discussion
    The Element has been Rocky Mountain's premiere XC race bike for two decades. To stay on the cutting edge, the frame has gradually transitioned from aluminum to carbon and the wheels have grown from 26" to 29". Along the way, suspension, geometry, and components have also improved. These...
  18. 27.5
    The GT Verb Expert was available for demo rides at Interbike for dealers and shop employees to experience first hand its trail worthiness (click to enlarge). Let's face it, when buying a new mountain bike price is always a factor. This holds even more true for the beginner mountain biker who is...
  19. 27.5
    At the recent Bike Press Camp event in Park City, Utah, GT Bicycles launched the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Zaskar with 4 special carbon models including the LTD Carbon. Hans Rey was on hand to give us the information about the origins of the Zaskar himself. Rey explained that the name...
  20. 29er Bikes
    Designed with the endurance rider/racer in mind, the Wild Edge has 100mm of travel and rolls on 29er wheels (click to enlarge). Bulls Bikes is German brand that has been around for more than 20 years but they are new to the US market. They were displaying bikes at the Sea Otter Classic and...
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