With racers defaulting to carbon and aluminum hardtails, Jamis wasn't ready to give up on steel. Instead of fighting evolution of the racing hardtail, the Dragon moves off to trail side of the genetic tree, becoming a modern-day trail machine.
While the Pike was and still well loved, RockShox relaunches the Lyrik for those riders who want an even more sturdy fork. And the Yari, which seems to share the same chassis as the Lyrik, saves some money and offers more travel options.
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?