In the Felt booth we got a look at the 2015 Compulsion, the first 27.5 bike from Felt. While it shares many traits with previous 26-inch bike, the new one is completely new and built around 160mm of travel through Felt’s Equilink suspension.Tweet Print
I’m not much of a mountain bike historian but I have run into Don Koski many times over the years at bicycle trade shows and such. Nice guy. I knew he was around back in the day and was currently making ski bikes.
He had called me a few times recently, asking to show me something. I’m not really the product guy, but Don’s a persistent fella. So out of respect for my elders, and with the offer of lunch, I agreed.Tweet Print
Photos by Justin Steiner and Gary Perkin/Santa Cruz Bicycles
The April 1 announcement of Santa Cruz’s new Nomad brought with it much anticipation. Many of us were wondering; how will this retooled icon would translate to the real world? Fortunately, Santa Cruz invited us to Santiago, Chile, to sample what this aqua and magenta bomber has to offer.Tweet Print
The big news in the Rocky Mountain booth was the new Blizzard fat bike, but they were also attracting a lot of attention for this one-off prototype Sherpa. When Rocky Mountain got wind of a prototype 27.5×2.8 tire that WTB had produced, they built this bike based on a customized 29er.Tweet Print
Marin continues to impress, releasing info about three 2015 models that continue the refined look of brand, including new Rift Zone and Indian Fire Trail 29ers and the all-purpose disc-brake Lombard.Tweet Print
The White Brothers name has been retired, with forks being rolled into the very successful MRP brand. The Stage fork, which has been floating around for over a year in various prototype forms is finally ready for sale.Tweet Print
Last year Magura released the E-Select fork, with electronics controlling the damping and a wireless handlebar remote. Now that some technology controls the rear shock as well.Tweet Print
We got to see the new 11-speed XTR group in the
flesh metal at Sea Otter.
As one might guess from the name, Cavalerie Bikes is a French company developing gearbox mountain bikes. This is the Falcon downhill bike with 200mm of travel. There is also a Squirrel freeride bike at 185mm, and a soon to be released trail bike in the 150mm travel range.Tweet Print
It was something we all somehow knew was coming, but no one quite believed: a full-suspension fat bike. Now it’s a reality.Tweet Print