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Review of Ibis Ripmo Bikes

Review of Ibis Ripmo BikesIbis Ripmo is slack, long, fast, and versatile. This long-travel carbon bike will make short work of the most challenging all-mountain or enduro courses you can find.  The new Ibis Ripmo is a bike that will allow you to rip more than you thought possible before. Though this wordplay is not actually how Ripmo got... Read More »

Review of Surly Disc Trucker

Review of Surly Disc TruckerThe new and revamped Surly Disc Trucker gets improved geometry and user-friendly components but keeps the same-old ride feel that we love so much. The Surly Trucker bikes have a long tradition and a strong reputation in the cycle touring circles. The rim-brake Long Haul Trucker has been around since 2004, whereas the Disc Trucker... Read More »

Review of Marin Rift Zone 29 2

Review of Marin Rift Zone 29 2Nothing about the design of the Rift Zone 29 2 screams “radical”, and that is to its advantage.  At no point did the engineers decide to go to an extreme, sacrificing the benefits of one end of a spectrum for those of another. This means the rider gets a bike where the specs fall comfortably... Read More »

Review of Salsa Warroad

Review of Salsa WarroadPositioned as an endurance road offering that also performs when the road disappears, the Salsa Warroad range is a great example of brands widening their horizons to current riding trends. Without attaching the ‘gravel’ tag directly to the bike, and sticking with ‘80% road, 20% whatever’, Salsa has effectively kept customers open to a bike... Read More »

Review of Marin Hawk Hill 1, 2 & Jr

Review of Marin Hawk Hill 1, 2 & JrThe Marin Mark Hill series is one bike that many riders opt for, and with good reason. Bringing all the parts that make a Marin Hawk Hill together creates a harmonious bike, integrating all the features and components that an avid biker needs to take on the rugged trails. Marin bikes were made for fun,... Read More »