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Tested: Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC

Nov 09, 2016
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Like many, this story begins as the proud owner of either the legendary Tallboy or its updated follow-up the Tallboy 2. Both were undeniable, leading-edge bikes in the budding 29er market. In my case, it was the second version, and like countless skeptics was the bike that sold me on the big wheels. The capabilities of my Tallboy 2 never

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TESTED: 2015 Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned

Nov 17, 2015
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The Genius LT has been part of the Scott Sports line up for a few years now, but in the past couple, it has received some major updating. Gone are it’s 185mm of travel—a bit of a nowheresville with regards to speciality for it’s rider. It has also seen them move away from the DT Swiss pull shock system, and

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Tested: Intense Spider 275 Pro

Aug 04, 2015
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Intense Cycles has long been a forward thinking company where bike design is concerned. Long before adopting the VPP suspension platform, the company had one of the greatest downhill race machines of all time, the M1. A bike that had major bike manufacturers so caught off the back that their own racers insisted on riding rebadged versions of it rather

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Tested: Giant Reign Advanced 0

Jul 20, 2015
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When we first reviewed Giant’s Reign 2 as part of our Fall Test Session last year, it took top marks based on its incredible value and performance.   Having experienced what Giant could deliver in a $2800 package, I was left pining for their Enduro World Series caliber Reign Advanced 0. The rebirth of Giant’s Reign bikes progressed the venerable line

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Tested: Kona Process 134 DL

Jul 14, 2015
11,561 Views
Matty F

The Kona Process line has come to spread itself across a solid number of options for all manners of trail rider, with all three wheels sizes being included in the options, and four different travel options. This starts at the 29” wheeled Process 111 trail ripper, and goes through to the big mountain enduro/mini-downhill Process 167 option that spins on

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Tested: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition

Jun 10, 2015
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Matty F

The Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition is Rocky’s forray into the growing market of shorter travel bikes with more aggressive numbers and components. A valuable development for riders who find themselves on trails that demand a fair bit of cross country efficiency from their bike, but still revel in the joy of freeride and downhill goodness at every opportunity. In

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