Biking

Specialized S Works Roubaix SL2

When Specialized launched the original Roubaix, in 2004, it legitimized "comfort performance" as a viable category. With the all-new Roubaix SL2, the company stays ahead of the growing pack. ...

Pinarello FP3 105

If you're more likely to ride the occasional century than hammer hill repeats by yourself in the rain, the full-carbon Pinarello FP3 is for you. A gentler version of the much lauded (and...

Tomac Automatic

At half the price of other bikes in this category, the Tomac wowed us with its descending prowess. The slightly raised bottom bracket and four active inches of suspension made quick work of...

The Best Mountain Bikes of 2009

You need a new bike. And whether you're just getting into the sport, replacing an old ride, or adding to your collection, we've go the right mountain bike for you. How can we be so sure? Our...

Scott Genius 10

The lightest all-mountain bike we tested, the full-carbon Genius 10 was designed with off-road marathons in mind. True to form, it arrived with bar-mounted suspension lockouts, which instantly...

Cannondale Rize 3

When hammering through tight corners, it was tough to believe the feathery aluminum Rize was sporting five inches of travel. "Accelerates like my XC racer," said one tester, "but with all...

Commencal Meta 5.5.2

The white-and-lime graphics—which practically scream "I'm from the Continent!"—were not a big hit with most of our Arizona test crew. But paint doesn't affect performance, and this aluminum, 5.5...

Niner RIP 9

One of the most forgiving bikes we rode this year, the big-wheeled RIP 9 gobbled up obstacles that tripped up lesser bikes, making its 4.5 inches of travel feel more like six. Our testers were...

Moots Gristle

Yup, that's a 29-inch front wheel paired with a traditional 26-inch back wheel. It might look weird, but, as advertised, this four-inch-travel bike really does roll over small obstacles with...

Gary Fisher Roscoe 1

As part of the Trek family, Gary Fisher enjoys the R&D muscle of the world's biggest bike brand. To wit: The secret behind the smooth, responsive 5.5 inches of rear travel in the all-new...

Gary Fisher Procaliber

The drivetrain is a top-flight mix of lightweight Shimano XTR and SRAM X.0. A Fox RP23 shock takes care of the rear suspension, while the Fox RP24 fork uses a custom crown to incorporate...

Pivot Mach 429 XT

We know what you're thinking: With full suspension and heavier 29-inch wheels, this must be a beast going uphill. Amazingly, it isn't. The Mach 429 eliminates bob with a design that uses linkage...

Ellsworth Evolve

Take Ellsworth's time-tested Truth—an especially popular bike with 24-hour cross-country racers—and merge it with terrain-smoothing 29-inch wheels, and you get the Evolve. "I was actually...

Santa Cruz Blur LT

Santa Cruz's updated version of its bestseller was the clear winner in our all-mountain category, earning top marks for pedaling, climbing, and descending. "Very little bob even on out-of-the...

Ibis Tranny XT

As the name implies, this gorgeous frame is capable of transformation. (No, nothing to do with women's clothes.) It's a lightweight race bike for riders who want pure speed without the weight or...

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