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santa cruz hightower longterm test bike barney marsh 29 27.5 plus cane creek hope joystick carbon alpkit

Review: Santa Cruz Hightower CC Longtermer

Barney has been making some changes to his Santa Cruz Hightower test bike. Were they changes for the better? Here’s his final longterm review.

November 24th, 16 9 40,751 Categories: Bikes

norco optic full suspension carbon 27.5 trail xc

Review: Norco Optic C7.2

The 2017 Norco Optic is available in 27.5in and 29in versions. We put the Optic C7.2 to task to see whether less might actually be more.

November 9th, 16 5 17,645 Categories: Bikes

focus sam carbon rockshox sram 1x11 barney grouptest magazine 107 issue 27.5 enduro full suspension

Review: Focus SAM C Team

With 160mm of travel, the SAM is Focus Bikes biggest and baddest full suspension mountain bike. But is it only for big mountain riding?

October 13th, 16 0 16,258 Categories: Bikes

merida one twety 27.5 trail bike full suspension rockshox deore xt 2x11 remote lockout 120mm

Review: Merida One-Twenty 900

Just how much value has Merida packed into the One-Twenty 7.900? Tom investigates this sporty 120mm travel trail bike.

September 28th, 16 0 12,180 Categories: Uncategorized

avanti torrent 27.5 full suspension mountain bike

Review: Avanti Torrent CS

With 150mm of rear travel and the capability of fitting up to a 160mm travel fork, this hard-hitter from Down Under is capable, tough and oodles of fun.

August 4th, 16 4 15,036 Categories: Bikes

Sultan 11k

Turner Sultan

With 29in wheels and 125mm of travel, is Turner’s Sultan the king of the hill?

March 17th, 15 4 14,146 Categories: Bikes

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First ride on Giant’s ’14 Trance 27.5 1 trail bike

27.5 wheels, 140mm travel, XT/SLX spec, nice price

November 18th, 13 0 6,114 Categories: Bikes

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