All New Spot Mayhem Includes Inversion Leaf Spring & Slaybar Frame
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Zach Overholt
9h ago
The Mayhem is back, and Spot calls it the most advanced bike they’ve ever made. While still relying on a titanium leaf spring like their Living Link platform has before, the orientation has been flipped which Spot calls Inversion or the 3rd generation of the tech. There’s also a new Slaybar frame design with several clever features making the Mayhem one to check out. Spot wanted to create a bike that was lighter, stronger, and one that both climbed and descended better. No small order. However, they feel like they crushed all their goals with the strongest frame they’ve ever tested, while als ..read more
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Ibis Ripmo is Also Completely New w/ Internal Storage, MX wheels & Bold New Look
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Zach Overholt
1d ago
Depending on where you start out reading today, you may or may not have already seen that Ibis launched an all-new Ripley v5. Today they’re also launching the all-new Ripmo v3. We got an early sample of the Ripley to check out, so you should read that story first, and then come back here to read on about the Ripmo. (Unless Noted, all Photos c. Ibis)(Photos/BikeRumor) So what’s new for the Ripmo? Just about everything. Like the Ripley, the Ripmo gains the new STOW (Snacks, Tools, or Whatever) internal frame storage system. The frame door opens with a single lever that is easy to use with glove ..read more
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All New Ibis Ripley v5 Lands Internal Frame Storage, New Geo, MX Wheels & More!
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Zach Overholt
1d ago
When I first heard that Ibis was releasing a new Ripley, I’ll admit, I had mixed feelings. The Ripley v4 was one of my favorite bikes of all time – how would Ibis improve on near perfection? The answer, of course, is by updating the geometry (with an additional size!), making it more versatile, and adding internal frame storage. On paper, this seems like the standard formula for updating any mountain bike these days. But in typical Ibis fashion, they’ve gone above and beyond with the details so that the new Ripley (and Ripmo) stand out amongst the crowd. STOW Internal Storage There’s a lot t ..read more
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PNW Components’ New Range Dropper Post Goes to 200mm, Lever Completes the Set for $199
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Ron Frazelle
1d ago
A few weeks ago, PNW Components reached out to see if we’d be interested in reviewing their new Range Dropper Post and Range Lever. According to PNW, the Range is the only dropper post that checks in at 200mm of travel for the $159 price tag. Better yet, you can pick up the Range bundle for $199 – that’s the dropper post, lever, and a full cable and housing kit, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. (Photos / Ron Frazelle) The Range Dropper Post and Lever are an expansion into the PNW Components’ durable and affordable Range family. PNW says that the affordable Range line is perfect for both ..read more
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Esker Cycles releases Steel Version of Lorax Dropbar MTB & Smokey Hardtail
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Ron Frazelle
1d ago
Hot on the heels of the release of the Smokey and Lorax titanium versions, Esker is following up with a different kind of metal. The Smokey and Lorax are once again the newest members of the Esker family, but this time they arrive with steel frames that offer the durability and ease of maintenance that Esker prioritizes in its line. Both sport external cable routing, a threaded bottom bracket, and a 44mm head tube. They also carry a plethora of water bottles and accessory attachment points to facilitate big, backcountry adventures. “We like to name our bikes after iconic defenders of wild spa ..read more
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Dainese D-Air DH Airbag Prototype Protects MTB Racers on the World Cup
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Cory Benson
6d ago
That’s right, Dainese D-Air is an airbag for DH racers, offering enhanced chest, back & neck protection in an instant, but no restriction of movement when not needed. The tech is pretty much the same as what they developed for MotoGP and Alpine DH & Super-G racing. But now it has been refined for MTB-specific impacts, optimized bike protection, and improved integration with conventional protectors. (All photos/Dainese)Dainese D-Air Bike Prototype 0.1 DH airbag protector We actually already reported on previous Dainese D-Air airbag tech four years ago, as the moto vest was kind of dir ..read more
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Trek Gen 4 Top Fuel is Faster and More Nimble with DownCountry Adjustability
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Jordan Villella
6d ago
The Trek Top Fuel has seen a fair amount of change over the past few years. It’s morphed from a race-only cross-country steed, to a fun, fast trail monster in its fourth iteration. Trek is hitting its stride with the Trek Top Fuel Gen 4. The bike isn’t undergoing full-on changes, but refinement and maximizing the most usage out of a single design.  All Images: Trek That maximization comes from suspension refinement, a 4-position monolink, small geometry improvement, and a lighter frame. The new Trek Gen 4 Top Fuel has a staggering eight different build options, starting at $2,700 and top ..read more
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Wolf Tooth Components Resolve rev2 Is New ‘World’s Longest Dropper Post’, Adds 34.9mm Size
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Zach Overholt
6d ago
If the length of dropper post travel is your metric, there’s a new king of dropper posts in town. With the new Resolve rev2 dropper, Wolf Tooth Components claims to take the crown at 242mm of travel – just 2mm more than the OneUp V2. Regardless of who possesses the title, there are notable improvements to the Resolve rev2 that will make it desirable for more than just the tallest riders out on the trail. (Photo/WTC) Previously, the WTC Resolve topped out at 200mm of travel, so it’s a big jump to 242mm. More importantly, it still offers adjustable travel like all other Resolve droppers. Intern ..read more
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Kona Process 153 Reboots, Plus All-New Process 134
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Tyler Benedict
1w ago
If you haven’t heard, Kona is back as a rider-owned brand. There was a (brief!) period of time during Sea Otter when it looked like bikes Kona had been working on for years would never see the light of day. But now that Dan Gerhard and Jake Heilbron are back at the helm, they’re wasting no time in rolling out not one, but two new Processes. The Kona Process has been their go-big-or-go-home play bike since 2014, topping out with a very long-travel Process X series for park, DH, and enduro racing, but mostly living in the big trail bike world of s#!t eating grins. That version is back and bette ..read more
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Bosch adds Auto-Shifting w/ New TRP Electronic Derailleur
Bikerumor » Mountain Bike
by Tyler Benedict
1w ago
Bosch has unleashed a bevy of cool updates for their e-bike systems, from automatic shifting for a wide variety of drivetrain options, AI-managed assist levels to preserve battery life, a new ECO+ mode that gives you more range, and even the ability to customize the Purion displays. Let’s dive in… Auto-Shift & TRP’s new derailleur Last year, TRP introduced their EVO mountain bike group. Then they announced a collaboration with Classified for a wireless 1x road & gravel group called Vistar. Now, they’ve given Bosch first dibs on an all-new electronic derailleur and shifters. The syste ..read more
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