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Trail Tested: Fyxation Blackhawk

July 24, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Fyxation might not be the most familiar brand to mountain bike riders, having started life focusing on the urban riding scene. Which is why this carbon fat bike came as a surprise from a company

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Trail Tested: Pivot Mach 429SL

July 15, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Pivot isn’t a brand that rests on its laurels. With the undeniable success of the original aluminum Mach 429 came the natural progression to a full carbon frame in 2013. More than just a change

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Trail Tested: Jamis Dragon Pro

July 8, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Jamis is betting that the rider who wants a steep, short-travel cross-country bike is moving away from steel and looking for newer and lighter materials like carbon fiber. Thus they have redesigned the Jamis Dragon 29 to

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First Impressions: 2015 Felt Virtue 3

July 8, 2015 Matt Kasprzyk 0

Felt has some bold claims for their 2015 line of Virtue trial bikes. If they’re really going to be the “benchmark for all trial bikes” then this here combo of Felt’s Equilink and Fast suspension

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Trail Tested: Kona Process 134 SE and DL

July 2, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

By Justin Steiner and Emily Wally. Photos by Jeff Swigart, Michael Raney, Emily Walley and Justin Steiner. Though we’re far from reaching gender equality in the mountain bike world, the percentage of female mountain bikers rises

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Trail Tested: Trek Remedy 9.9 29

June 3, 2015 Matt Kasprzyk 0

By Matt Kasprzyk Amidst the 27.5 and fat bike boom Trek has been perfecting a 29er that redefines 140 mm travel, big-wheeled bikes. Sure, there’s a lot of proven Trek features that riders are familiar

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Trail Tested: Ibis Ripley 29

May 14, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Photos by Justin Steiner Anyone who followed the saga of the Ripley knows this bike wasn’t easy to birth. Between a completely new dw-link system that uses eccentrics rather than links and a switch to a

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First Impressions: Trek Stache 29plus

April 16, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Introduced a few years ago, the first Trek Stache was a conservative, if not somewhat boring entry into the 29er trail bike market. Well no longer. We were shocked when this 29plus trail slayer showed

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First Impression: Pivot Mach 429SL

March 20, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

The new carbon Mach 429SL from Pivot Cycles shaves half a pound off the previous frame to come in at a very respectable 5.3 pounds. Match that to 100 mm of potent dw-link controlled suspension and