Biking

Pivot Mach 5

The Mach 5 is a great illustration of why trail bikes—those loosely defined as having five inches of travel—are the right choice for 75 percent of riders. "Set up for comfort and...

Kona Cadabra

The butted-scandium Cadabra doesn't feel like an all-mountain bike at first. That's because it presents itself as a four-inch-travel bike with steep, agile cross-country geometry. Then, when you...

Cannondale RZ One Twenty 3

Frightened by Cannondale's single-arm Lefty front fork? Get over it. The 4.7-inch Lefty Ultra DRL on our test bike was damping, predictable, and just as (or even more) stiff laterally as any...

Eddy Merckx EMX-1105

This season marks the return of Eddy Merckx bikes to elite racing, with the company's sponsorship of Belgium's top team, Quick Step. But we wanted to see what Merckx delivered in its entry-level...

Novara Buzz Road

The Buzz has just as much in common with the utility bikes we reviewed as with the other road bikes...

Focus Culbero

Focus is better known for building high-end carbon frames, but as the Culebro demonstrates, they know their way around aluminum, too. The welds are as nice as we've seen on an aluminum frame,...

Trek Fuel EX 6

Got two grand and big dreams? Here's a lot of bike for the money. The EX 6 is basically an aluminum version of one of our favorite bikes from last year's test, the full-carbon Fuel EX 9.9. And...

Marin Hamilton 29er

If you just have to huck some man-made terrain while roaming your particular concrete jungle, this is your machine. The flip-flop hub means you can ride fixed or freewheel and keeps drivetrain...

Madsen kg271/Bucket

With its lower center of gravity, the high-tensile-steel Bucket is a seriously stable cycle truck, and we used its 40-gallon capacity to carry gobs of sundries and hardware; unwieldy, oversize...

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