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First Impression: Giant Stance 27.5 1

January 23, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Editor’s note: This is one of six bikes we’ve gathered together that fall between $1,900 and $2,600. Read our introduction to see the other five and watch for our long-term reviews of each in Dirt Rag

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First Impression: Santa Cruz Bantam D

January 21, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Editor’s note: This is one of six bikes we’ve gathered together that fall between $1,900 and $2,600. Read our introduction to see the other five and watch for our long-term reviews of each in Dirt Rag

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Long-term review: Yeti 575

December 1, 2014 Matt Kasprzyk 0

When the 575 was first introduced a decade ago, it broke the mold for trail bikes. With 5.75 inches of travel, it doubled what other companies were offering, plus it featured a 69-degree head-tube angle,

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Review: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770

November 18, 2014 Karl Rosengarth 0

Editor’s Note: This review originally appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #180. To make sure you never miss a bike review, order a subscription today. You’ll be helping to support your independent mountain bike forum. The

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First Impressions: Trek Remedy 9.9 29

November 4, 2014 Matt Kasprzyk 0

It seems like a long while since I’ve been on a Trek. In the couple years that have passed since I last rode one, we now see some of its once proprietary geometry principles implemented by

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First Impressions: Borealis Echo

November 3, 2014 Mike Cushionbury 0

Borealis claims that its Echo is the first ever high-performance fat bike to be designed around RockShox’s 100mm travel Bluto fork. Considering that the company’s headquarters is a mere three miles from SRAM’s Colorado Springs

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Long-term Review: Santa Cruz Nomad

October 31, 2014 Justin Steiner 0

Photos by Justin Steiner and Emily Walley We’ve arrived at version 3.0 of the venerable Nomad, a bike that’s pushed the boundaries of pedal-friendly long-travel bikes from its inception. It comes as no surprise to

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First Impressions: Ibis Tranny 29

August 4, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

Ibis recently introduced a 29-inch version of the Tranny and we’ve have been happily pedaling it around local trails over the past few weeks. What makes it different from other hardtail 29ers on the market?

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz Nomad

August 1, 2014 Justin Steiner 0

We’ve tested lots of bikes at Dirt Rag, but none have garnered even a fraction of the attention of the Miami Vice bike. This blue and magenta heartthrob instigates all sorts of comments from riding buddies