Tag / all-mountain
The world of dropper post is a crowded one, and it takes something pretty special for us to sit up (pun intended) and take notice of a newcomer to the scene. OneUp Components has made us do just that. Knowing the quality of products and innovative ideas that OneUp Components has come to be recognized for, our curiosity was piqued when we got word that they were throwing their hat in the dropper post ring. But, we were left with questions of what would make them stand out from the competition. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too long to get a chance to jump on a call with Jon Hadfield from One Up Components to pick his brain on the ins and outs of this new challenger. Here’s what we learned, and why this sub-$250 dropper post is going to make it onto our bike upgrade/add-on lists.
When you've created 2 of the most iconic bikes, the Ripley and the HD4, that occupy different ends of the trail bike spectrum, what is the logical next step? Ibis answered this question with their latest addition to a stellar bike lineup. Introducing the Ibis Ripmo. A bit Ripley, a bit Mojo HD4. Ripmo. It's a bit of a quirky name, but after seeing this stunning bike in person and/or ripping it through your local trails, you won't care what they named this bike. Read on to get the stats and details, and to see our short-term impressions of this 29" trail assassin.
Intense Bikes helped to define a new era of mountain biking with the introduction of the original Tracer. Almost 20 years later, Intense is launching their latest version of the Tracer, and it is still defining how capable and efficient a long travel all mountain bike can be. We got our hands on a test bike, and gave it a good flogging. See what we thought of this latest iteration of a legend.
We got the chance to sling a leg over Yeti's latest super bike, the 29" SB-5.5c. After a solid chunk of miles and mixed terrain this 140mm bike has succeeded in breaking our preconceptions of what long travel 29ers can do. Take a look inside to see how this rig performed.
A while back, I got the chance to race the Kamikaze Games at Mammoth Mountain. I had also been wanting to test out the Intense Tracer 275c. So, what better time and place to break in a new bike and see if it was a match made in enduro heaven?
Recently, Ibis invited me to their Mojo 3 launch in Santa Cruz. Since I got back, I've been annoying anyone who will listen to me about how Ibis has re-invented the wheel. So, I thought I should put my obsessed rantings into words and share them with the world.
This year Santa got his hands on an all-new magic sleigh, and it goes by the name Reign. So join Giant riders Josh Carlson, Yoann Barelli and Reece Wallace as they ring in the holidays with some singletrack shredding at Whistler in this new video from Giant.
From casual lunch rides to enduro races and weekend trips spent on the trails of Big Bear’s Snow Summit, our Tracer 275A test crew has used (and even gently abused) Intense’s 27.5” aluminum enduro machine to capacity. In this review we’ll compile our general impressions of the Tracer’s ride quality and design, as well as a few things to consider before giving the Tracer 275A a home in your garage.