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Kona’s affordable all-mountain bike sweeps BIKE mag testers off their feet

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 →

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Day of the Jackal

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 →

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Video: Fox’s 2013 Suspension – CTD may not be news to you, but it’s still a mystery to many. Here’s the straight dope.

CTD–that’s Foxese for ‘Climb, Trail and Descend’. It’s also a marked departure in the way that Fox creates forks and shocks that suck up bumps, but don’t bob and wallow annoyingly when you’re pedaling. On it’s face it’s a simpler, perhaps less tuneable, approach to tackling suspension. It is, without a doubt, the first time that Fox forks and shocks utilize the same compression damping systems.

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