Mike Taylor

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2018 Devinci Spartan Carbon X01 Eagle

<i>H</i>ow do you make a good bike better? That's the question Devinci asked when they set out to improve an already very capable ride. The solution …

Trails

[First Ride] New 2018 YT Capra 29″ & 27.5″

Last month, YT Industries published a documentary video that told the story of the brand, accompanied by its new bicycle line for 2018. Among them, …

[Video] Matt Hunter – Madeira Island

Filmed in Madeira Island this video was the winner of the Film Festival that was held during the Enduro World Series 2017. <br>Credit: Visit Madeira

Film Festivals

2017 Norco Sight C 7.1

<i>F</i>ollowing an excellent first experience at the 2014 Vital MTB Test Sessions, I've been riding a Norco Sight for nearly four years. Not a tester at …

North Shore Jank, Icy Conditions, EWS Training Grounds?

It's been an absolute treat shooting with Brendon. From scorching summer days in Squamish to the most miserable slop on the North Shore, he never …

Mountain Biking

Bible Review: Santa Cruz Nomad CC X01

Of all the enduro bikes, this is the one we wanted to take home<p>You could say that a true nomad is at home everywhere and nowhere. That's certainly …

Bible Review: Transition Sentinel Carbon X01

Transition makes its newest 29er full carbon<p>If there's a design-focused arms race occurring in mountain biking, one needs look no further than …

Bible Review: Evil Following MB

The Following changed. But not much. And that is okay by us.<p>The original Evil Following was so far ahead of its time, it hasn't needed a remodel …

Luca Cometti, Lear Miller, and a Few Friends Adventure in the Southwest

After finding out a friends bachelor party had been canceled, Lucas called me up saying Lear, Shane, Ryan and him were still planning to get out of …

ENDURO’s Most Wanted List: The hottest bikes from 2017 | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>2017 is coming to an end and it’s time to look back at the year. We’ve reviewed more than 80 different MTBs over the last year and they are better</b> …

Mountain Biking

Dream Build: Rocky Mountain Instinct

A not-quite-BC edition Instinct<p>Even if I still lived a thousand miles away from the legendary McKenzie River Trail, there'd be a good chance I'd have …

2018 Canyon Torque - First Ride

It looks as if we're seeing a freeride resurgence, the return of long-travel bikes designed for seeking out the gnarliest terrain around. Today's …

Ace Hayden Shreds Ranchland Express

Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review

It’s been almost four years since Devinci rolled out the Spartan, and while you’d be hard pressed to call the original Spartan “long in the tooth,” …

2017 YT Jeffsy CF 27 Pro

<i>T</i>he wheel size debate is a dead horse beaten into mushy glue by this point. The hatred forged by some toward 29ers is likely rooted in experiences …

Santa Cruz Hightower long-term review | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>The Santa Cruz Hightower appears to be a real all-rounder. Not only is the Californian twenty-niner very popular amongst trail riders, but it’s also</b> …

Mountain Biking

Mont Saint-Anne to Backyard Flow Trails, is This Peak Enduro?

Mountain Biking

Pro Bike Check: Greg Minnaar’s Santa Cruz Hightower LT

<b>A crash and a broken frame in training; a flat rear tire in the final race – Greg Minnaar ended the 2017 downhill season disappointed and without the</b> …

Mountain Biking

Introducing Eminent Cycles

More than just a new take on the consumer-direct model<p>We’ve been seeing brands integrate direct-to-consumer sales models for years. Others have gone …

Cycling

2018 Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon CC X01 Reserve

Rider and Bike History<p>Bikes I've owned:<p>Univega Dual Action Sport<br>• Cannondale SuperV 900 with the carbon rear<br>• Kona Stinky Dee-Lux with …

Cycling

Pivot Mach 5.5 Review – More Than Just a Gap Filler

<b>Pivot’s portfolio was already bursting at the seams at the beginning of the year; trail and enduro riders were spoilt for choice. Then in May the</b> …

Coupled

These Trails Are the Stuff of Dreams

Team rider Joe Crosby out riding the CR29 carbon rims on some of our favorite local trails.<p>Rider: Joe Crosby<br>Video: Brian …

Mountain Biking

Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers

29ers have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last few years, and there's now a bumper crop of extremely capable options on the market from …

Mountain Biking

Kelend Hawks – Searching For the Limit

The post Kelend Hawks – Searching For the Limit appeared first on ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine.

Hawks

2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC 29 XX1 Reserve

<i>B</i>ig wheels keep on turning, or at least that’s how the saying goes. Wagon-wheeled bikes have come into the limelight this year, and for good reason. …

Pro Bike Check: Sam Hill’s Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon

<b>On his second Enduro season, five-times Downhill-World-Champion Sam Hill took the overall victory in the Enduro World Series 2017 in a breathtaking</b> …

Mountain Biking

Santa Cruz Hightower LT XE 2018 Review

This bike prefers to live on the ground but responds well to rider input.<p>Should I Buy This Bike?<p>The <b>Hightower LT</b> is marketed as a <i>race-bred</i> enduro …

Mountain Biking

Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition - Review

Thanks to ever-evolving geometry and components, the hottest bike category in our little world has to be the one with big wheels and big travel. …

Mountain Biking

Luke Strobel Takes On The Whole Enchilada

Strobel Pins it on One of the Best Trails in the Country<p>High above Moab, the Whole Enchilada starts in the trees and dirt. As the trail progresses, …

Mountain Biking

Canyon Strive 2018 announced – all specs and prices

<b>The wait is finally over! The launch of the 2018 Canyon Strive models has been as hotly anticipated as everyone’s next pay rise and now the new</b> …

Mountain Biking