Posts in the category Mountain Bike

SOC15: Mavic Highlights Crossmax SL Pro WTS with Team Dream and Stinner Frameworks Collaboration

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In what seems to be turning into a bit of a tradition, Mavic teamed up with some talented people to hand build two show bikes for the new Crossmax LTD Wheel Tire Systems. To kick off the project Mavic gave Sean Talkington of Team Dream Bicycling Team a ring. Continuing his work with Jordan Low on paint and Aaron Stinner of Stinner Frameworks for the builds, two stunning mountain bikes emerged as the perfect canvases for Mavic’s WTS…


Twin Six Tempts Us with Pre-Order Deals on Their New Standard Ti 29er

Twin Six Standard Ti 29er, complete bike

I can’t say I’ve met a cyclist of any kind that wouldn’t want a titanium steed in their stable. Sure carbon is lighter and more shapely, but titanium seems to hold a special place in many riders hearts for its unique ride properties and the signature matte finish that catches the eyes of ‘those who know’.

This kind of quality doesn’t come cheap, but when companies like Minnesota’s Twin Six dangle special deals like this they just might turn a few window shoppers into buyers. To announce their new Standard Ti 29er, they’re shaving $200 off the eventual retail price for pre-ordered frames. Is now your time for titanium?

SOC15: Bontrager Rolls 29+ with Line Plus Wheels, Intros new SE5 Light Weight Enduro Tire

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With Trek going all in with the Stache +, it should stand to reason that Bontrager will be offering up a line of plus sized accessories. Already offering the Chupacabra tire for 29+ (27+ Chupacabras are coming), the big story is the addition of the Line Plus wheelset. Borrowing from many of the current Bontrager wheel technologies, the Line Plus is a wider version of their Line mountain bike wheelset that should be a great addition to your bike+ whether you need Boost or standard hubs…

SOC15: Evoc Teases Stage Hydration Packs, Shows Bike Travel Bag Pro

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Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time for loading up your hydration pack and suffering with a sweaty back in the hot sun. OR, you could check out the new Stage Line of hydration packs from EVOC. Officially launching at Eurobike, we got a first look at what look to be some very well thought out packs…


SOC15: Endura Continues to Add Color with New Single Track Women’s Jerseys, MTR, and MT500 Shorts and Jersey for Men

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Bringing a bit of the Highlands to Laguna Seca, Endura’s Sea Otter Booth was easily spotted with the large whisky barrel and their Scotch themed jerseys. More importantly though, Endura had a number of new pieces that continue to move away from their traditional dark colors. Don’t worry, if you love color as long as it’s black, Endura isn’t doing away with the classics. But they are showing some brighter pieces if you’re in the mood…


The Bike That Got Away With Sky Boyer Of Velo Cult: Part 2

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“The Bike That Got Away” is a series of interviews intended to showcase the best bikes of all time from the perspective of the diverse characters that make up the cycling industry. It’s an opportunity to look back fondly (or not at all) on vintage technology, paint jobs – whatever made or continues to make bikes compelling and awesome. These are the bikes that have shaped us as industry members, dealers, cyclists, and super fans.

Read Part 1 of this piece to get up to speed. 

Now for part two, we’ll dive into more about that wild Hanebrink fat bike we briefly covered at Sea Otter…


SOC15: Fezzari plus-sizes Cascade Peak full susser, updates carbon hardtail & road bikes

Fezzari Cascade Peak 27.5+ full suspension mountain bike

Cascade Peak 27.5+ full suspension goes big all the way around, with Boost 148 rear spacing and 110mm axle spacing up front, 120mm of travel (that’s 20mm more than the 29er Cascade Peak) and the upcoming Maxxis Chronicle 27.5 x 3.0 that’ll be out by summer.

This one was built up just for Sea Otter and doesn’t represent production spec. It will get the new XT 1×11 when it ships, not the SRAM group shown here, and have WTB Scraper rims.

Checkout more from the consumer direct brand below…


SOC15: New aluminum Mongoose gravel grinder, fat bikes and 27.5+ are well spec’d & consumer direct

2016 Mongoose Selous Expert gravel grinder road bike

Mongoose is, perhaps surprisingly for us North Americans, still making well spec’d, high quality alloy-framed bikes, but you won’t find them in bike shops anymore. No, like many boutique and foreign brands, they’ve gone consumer direct.

Leading the charge is the Selous Expert, a brighter-side-of-celeste-green gravel grinder with a double butted aluminum frame that’s running thru axles and disc brakes front and rear. There are also adult and kids fat bikes and a new 27.5+ hardtail…


SOC15: Loaded Precision adds AmX Carbon gravity handlebars, stems & more


Loaded Precision’s AmX Carbon line is new, slotting in alongside the lighter XC and trail lines for enduro and gravity style riding.

All of them are 840mm wide, available in 31.8 and 35 diameters, with 25mm and 8mm rises, but the 8mm looks like a flat bar on the 35mm version (top of pic).

Loaded says they’re strong enough for DH thanks to an elastomer infused resin that helps maintain the bar’s integrity over time, helping diffuse the micro fractures that occur in carbon wth extended use. The tech has been used in F1 car cockpit buckets that protect the drivers, which are made by the same factory that makes Loaded’s bars. Retail is $169.