Mountain Bikes

Santa Cruz Nomad Review

Santa Cruz launched this revised Nomad in spring 2014, but we were so busy—and enthralled—with the bike...

Dropper Post

A mountain-bike component that can be raised or lowered with a button mounted on the handlebars. The hydraulic system allows rider to quickly switch between low positions (for technical descents...

Suspension, Mountain Bike

Telescoping front forks and articulating rear frame triangles that absorb bumps and shocks. Inspired by motorcycle design, the 1989 advent of mountain-bike suspension allowed riders to go harder...

Wheel, The Perfect Size

An elusive and controversial hoop that allows mountain bikers the ability to optimize progress over rocky terrain. For decades, mountain-bike wheels were 26 inches in diameter—light and...

Fisher, Gary

A major figure in the development of mountain bikes. Fisher began competing in road and track races in 1963 at age 12. In...

Tested: Rocky Mountain Sherpa

Bikepacking, where you load what you need onto your bikes and set off on a trail adventure, isn’t new. Events like the

Salsa Cutthroat: The 200-Mile Test

A month ago, on the same day that 150-odd riders set out from Banff for the 2,745-mile Tour Divide, I pedaled off on a three-day, 200-mile ride through some of the course’s northernmost...

Suspended Belief: The Best Mountain Bikes of 2015

It’s hard to comprehend just how good mountain bikes have gotten in the past few years, thanks to lighter, stiffer frames and wheels, and ever-improving components. We rode 36 new models...

First Look: Lapierre Zesty Trail 529

Electronics are slowly but surely creeping into mountain bike suspensions.Last year, we rode Magura’s excellent, though not widely distributed, 

First Look: Boo RS-M

One of the most interesting bikes we tested this year? Boo’s hardtail RS-M 29er, which mates bamboo tubing with carbon...

Snow Season's Best Supersized Rides

It seems people can't get enough of fat bikes these days. From a human-powered snowmobile to a 29+ model, these are the best rides to get you out on the trail this winter.   ...

Felt Outfitter E-Fat Bike

The day of the camo e-fat bike has come with the release of Felt’s Outfitter earlier this week at Interbike. And we’re stoked.   ...

Assos OffRoadRally

Assos, the Swiss manufacturer widely regarded as producing the world's finest—and most expensive—road apparel, has launched into...

E-Bikes Hit the Alps

Love 'em or hate 'em, full-suspension e-mountain bikes are becoming increasingly common on trails around Europe. Last summer, the French-Swiss 

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