Santa Cruz Bicycles has revamped its popular Nomad all-mountain bike, incorporating a single-ring specific design, internal cable routing, 165 millimeters of VPP travel and a new compact lower link and a V10-style upper link, all built around 27.5-inch wheels. Continue Reading →
Kona has thrown down the gauntlet with its Process 134 DL — a bike that our testers agree signals a necessary shift in thinking about mountain-bike geometry. Making our test bike’s beautiful curves even more appealing is its $3,600 price tag — much lower than many bikes that it literally blew off the trail. Watch the test video to find out why you need to know more about this bike. Continue Reading →
When Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland rolled into SC on their Jackals, Santa Cruz Bicycles rolled up in a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner to show them around.
Still using its original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant connected to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission, the “Crazy Train” is the last running coach of ten, made for ferrying passengers from Union Pacific’s Los Angeles terminal in the fifties and sixties. Continue Reading →
Even though 2014 has yet to step through the door, we’ve been talking about the new Kona Process line for ages. First, we featured our Blueprint video, in which we went straight to Kona and got the low down on the new bike from Kona Product Manager, Chris Mandell. Continue Reading →
The Bantam follows the aggressive, shorter travel lead that started with the Blur 4X, and was carried through the TR and 5010.
Ride and handling: stiff, with low-slung cornering confidence
Riding the Bantam is a refreshingly simple experience. Pedal or brake hard and it lifts and stiffens slightly. Freewheel and lean back and the front comes up nicely for dropping and hopping. It’s not the cleverest way to interact with the trail, but is intuitive and communicative. The frame’s character makes it fun and involving. Continue Reading →
As ‘All-Mountain’ as you’re going to find in a multi-day MTB event, throughout this unique week-long journey, the full spectrum of riders’ technical mountain biking ability, fitness and craft is tested to the limit on some of the wildest bikeable terrain in Europe. Continue Reading →
4 different frame designs, 4 different amounts of travel and 3 different wheel sizes.
If you’ve been deliberating over which Santa Cruz would best suit your style of riding or racing, watching this video will probably just make things a whole lot harder…
Enjoy the video, enjoy riding your bike, and rest assured that there is no strictly right or wrong decision when it comes to this game. Continue Reading →
BIKE Mag’s David Peacock has gone through the DH Bikes, as well as the kits and helmets, and says “finally we’re getting around to some of the cool parts hanging about the show floor.”
After the jump, you’ll find photos and some info on the new Enve and Gravity carbon bars, the RockShox Vivid Air, White Bro’s DH fork the Groove, and much more.