Mike Taylor

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Jeff Kendall-Weed rides Los Angeles on his Ibis Rimpo | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed

<i>F</i>or six years a dedicated crew of Vital MTB testers have been bringing you some of the most honest, detailed mountain bike reviews you'll find …

Evil The Wreckoning X01 Review | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>Danger: never ride this bike, as it may cause injury or death! The Evil Wreckoning is a monster that pushes its own boundaries and constantly</b> …

Mountain Biking

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 …

[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, …

Carbon Fiber

[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?

All work, no play here.<p>It's been an absolute treat shooting with Brendon. From scorching summer days in Squamish to the most miserable slop on the …

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> …

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

Canyon are also releasing new gravity-oriented stems and handlebars.<p>The Torque's housing is sandwiched between a plastic cover and the frame.<p>Frame …

Ace Hayden Shreds Ranchland Express

Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review

For 2018, there are six complete Spartan models—four of them are full-carbon versions, ranging in price from $4,369 to $8,199 (USD). The remaining …

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> …

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

Pro Bike Check: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz Hightower LT | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<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> …

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 …

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 …

Pivot Mach 5.5 Review - More Than Just a Gap Filler | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<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> …

These Trails Are the Stuff of Dreams

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

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 | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Mountain Biking

2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC 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. …

Santa Cruz

Pro Bike Check: Sam Hill’s Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Feature<p><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</b> …

Santa Cruz Hightower LT XE 2018 Review

Two OutdoorGearLab testers piloted this aggressive 29er across a wide range of terrain and soil types in California, Nevada, and Oregon. They also …