Mountain Bike

Review of Santa Cruz Nomad

Review of Santa Cruz NomadSanta Cruz Nomad has been completely revamped for 2021. It’s slacker and longer but still rolls on playful 27.5″ wheels. Our review will answer all of your questions. The Nomad has long been the most fun and the most playful bike in Santa Cruz‘s lineup. Fear not as that hasn’t changed after the latest update,... Read More »

Review of Santa Cruz Bronson

Review of Santa Cruz BronsonSanta Cruz Bronson is a capable all-rounder that redefines what a 150mm trail bike can do. The third iteration is longer, slacker, and lower than ever before.  If you can afford to buy just one bike but you have a burning desire to ride trails, bike parks, and an occasional excursion into the world of... Read More »

Review of Santa Cruz Tallboy

Review of Santa Cruz TallboySanta Cruz Tallboy is a bike that should not work as well as it does. It’s a short-travel, long-wheelbase 29er that’s great at climbing and pedaling, but also confident at descending.  Santa Cruz took a few risks and made a few speculations regarding what short-travel 29ers are and what they can do. Version 4 of... Read More »

Review of Santa Cruz 5010

Review of Santa Cruz 5010Santa Cruz 5010 is a playful, nimble, and capable rider-favorite carbon trail bike. The new version is rowdier, slacker, and even more fun than before. Santa Cruz describes the 5010 as an all-terrain trail bike that has a place in every mountain biker’s collection. The reason is that this is a bike that maximizes fun... Read More »

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 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 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 »

Review of Yeti SB130

Review of Yeti SB130Yeti SB130 is a modern trail bike with trendy geometry, a do-it-all attitude, and a plethora of high-tech solutions that instill confidence and extend traditional trail-bike capabilities.  Yeti SB130, just like its lower-travel cousin SB100, is a highly versatile trail bike that’s packed to the brim with mouth-watering features. It’s a bike with 150mm of... Read More »

Review of Yeti ARC (2021)

Review of Yeti ARC (2021)The new Yeti ARC is a reimagined retro classic hardtail with all-new geometry, components, and looks. It’s a 29er inspired by the old school but built for modern times.  The ARC hardtail has been an integral part of Yeti’s lineup for years. More specifically, the model was introduced back in 1991 and ran until 2016,... Read More »

Review of Yeti SB140 (2021)

Review of Yeti SB140 (2021)Yeti SB140 is a 27.5″ trail ripper with the playfulness you’d expect from smaller wheels and capabilities that even some 29ers lack.  Yeti Cycles has done some impressive work with 29″ mountain bikes recently. The SB100, SB130, and SB150 models have rocked the MTB scene and established themselves as go-to choices for versatile trail riders.... Read More »

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