Ibis’s 2015 Ripley has a completely new dw-link system that uses eccentrics rather than links. Is it an impressive heir to the Ripley name first used on a John Castellano–designed aluminum softail with 1.25 inches of travel?
The inevitable trickle-down of 11-speed technologies comes to the always popular XT group, including its amazing front derailleur. Will it be enough to convince North American riders to switch back to double chainring setups?
It's impossible to make a stem shorter than 32 mm or so without moving it up on top of the steerer tube, or so we thought. The new Pacenti design adds a dimple to the handlebar to allow bike designers to push top tubes even longer.
Just when you thought the bike industry had tire sizes settled there is a growing rumble of another: 27Plus, a "mid-fat" size that has folks speculating on what could be next. We got our hands on super wide rims from WTB and tires from Panaracer.