Mountain Bike Niner RIP RDO 29 2 Star Complete. Further frame refinements include its Rib Cage construction for added stiffness, increased standover height and room for longer dropper posts, a high/low flip chip adjustable geometry, and a retune of its CVA suspension platform. This 2-Star build is an excellent way to get this new bike as a complete as it comes ready to ahem, rip, with a FOX 36 fork up front and excellent DPX2 shock out back with SRAM’s value-oriented NX Eagle 12-speed offering the same wide gearing range as its range-topping group, albeit with a slight weight penalty. While the old RIP had a dual wheel size persona, the new RIPs are frames dedicated to each wheel size.
Mountain Bike Pivot Firebird Carbon 29 Pro XT/XTR Complete. While cross-country racers clamored to 29-inch wheels well over a decade ago favoring the big wheels for their ability to cover ground faster and offer improved momentum and rollover ability in rougher terrain, wagon wheels took a little longer to catch on with the more gravity oriented riders as geometry numbers still needed sorting out and wheels, forks, and tires had to reach certain stiffness levels and durability needed for more aggressive riders. The latest bike you can add to the mix, the Pivot Firebird 29, is just as happy as you are as it heads up on a lift to the top of the mountain, resting on a tailgate pad for the 4th shuttle lap of the day, or patiently waiting at the trailhead ready to stretch its lightweight and efficient legs up some serious elevation where the terrain and sights are choice and always worth the effort. We know the industry is rife with do-it-all, quiver-killing machines, but it only takes one ride to appreciate what Pivot has done with the Firebird Carbon 29 Pro XT/XTR Complete Mountain Bike.
Mountain Bike Pivot Mach 55 Carbon Pro X01 Eagle Complete 2018 7 Carbon, the Mach 5. 5 Carbon Pro XO1 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike pushes the envelope in terms of progressive trail geometry by moving the bike into longer, slacker, and lower territory.
Handlebar 3T Ergosum Team Stealth . The rise of the ergonomic drop began with the trend of ever more aggressive stack heights: as the bars got lower, the riders began spending more and more time on the hoods. It also created a huge gap between the rider and the forward, aggressive spot on the drops, so the ergonomic shape was developed to not only bring that sprinting platform back within reach, but to level it out for a more secure, definite grip in the chaos of the bunch finish. While ergonomic drops have become the new standard, many of us find that the latest trend of bloated, flattened-out tops on handlebars’ just adds unnecessary weight and makes our cockpit accessory mounts incompatible.
Xc Full Suspension Mountain Bike Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon 29 Pro XT/XTR 1x 2018 Where these words are tossed around we often find bikes that are just-okay at everything –okay at going downhill, okay at ascending, okay at handling rocks and roots, but at the cost of never being truly great in any one category. The 2018 Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon 29 Pro XT/XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike is comfortable being categorized, and isn’t one of the “just-okay” bikes on the market.
Xc Full Suspension Mountain Bike Santa Cruz Blur Carbon CC X01 Eagle Trail Complete. It actually made us want to don some lycra, toe the start line at a race, and look forward to that metallic taste of blood at the back of our throats as we throttle away from the start and push ourselves to redline on the climbs. However, unlike most Santa Cruz builds that leave very little to be desired, we knew right away if it was our bike, two things would get swapped that we can’t live without, a dropper post and some meatier rubber. And while we’re at it, opt to over fork it a touch so it’s still a fun bike after you clip off the number plate.
Xc Full Suspension Mountain Bike Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 Carbon R Complete. Simply put, it’s a 29er that’s very at home on such a variety of terrain, and it shows us just how fun a small travel bike can be with big wheels. This v3 version is even more optimized for the trails with its slackened head tube angle, short chainstays, and a steep seat tube. As such, its better able to cope with bigger terrain while lending more speed, control, and comfort.
Xc Full Suspension Mountain Bike Yeti SB100 GX Eagle Comp Complete. As such, you’ll find Yeti created the SB100 GX Eagle Comp Complete Mountain Bike to fill the void left by the previous ASR Carbon, but with updated geometry figures to make it far more confident over technical sections of trail. It features a compact version of Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension platform packing 100 millimeters of efficient travel that excels on climbs and across longer distances seen during multi-stage XC races, such as the BC Bike Race or Downieville Classic. We typically think of cross-country bikes as one trick ponies that barely trouble the scale which makes going uphill less of a chore, but the sometimes anorexic build can be slightly unnerving and requires a good test of faith when pushed through its paces on technical descents.
Mountain Bike Frame Pivot Mach 55 Carbon. 5 Carbon Mountain Bike Frame represents everything you need in a modern mountain bike. You’ll enjoy progressive geometry that’s longer, slacker, and lower for unflappable composure at high speeds over aggressive terrain. You’ll also reap the rewards of 5.
Jagwire Road Elite Link Brake Cable Kit. The new Jagwire Road Elite Link Brake Cable Kit expands on that functionality with an aluminum link construction that will stand out from the crowd while reducing weight and eliminating compression compared to traditional housing. The aluminum link construction allows the housing to navigate tight handlebar corners and frame transitions without risk of kinking, which makes for smooth shifting action and reliable, precise brake activation. The housing also features a slick-lube liner that works with the Teflon-coated cable to drastically reduce friction compared to non-lubed/Teflon cable systems for further improved function and exceptional durability.
Silca Loaded Seat Roll Premio. The Seat Roll Premio does the same for the saddle bag. Though the body is waxed, waterproof cotton shot through with reflective threading, the Roll Premio’s key feature is actually the inclusion of a Boa dial instead of the usual hook-and-loop strap. The Boa wire buckle is a lower profile, more elegant solution for attaching the Roll Premio to saddle rails.
Thule Pack n Pedal Shield Pannier. Its eye-catching design is highly reflective for extra visibility at night, especially with its light attachment points for use with your preferred bike lights. It comes in a set of two, with small and large sizes to best suit your cycling needs. The easy-attachment system clips to most bike racks on the market, working best with Thule racks.
Mountain Bike Pivot Mach 6 Race XT 1x Complete 2018 We’ve always been fond of the Mach 6, and this particular iteration has our fondness turning into full-on infatuation with its gravity-craving geometry that’s built to track though rock gardens and blast berms. Pivot focuses on dialing in their downhill-specific DW-link suspension to offer 6-inches of bump-soaking travel that can flip its self around and pedal up loose fire roads near effortlessly, so you can charge up to the top for another plush descent.
Handlebar Salsa Cowchipper Carbon Drop . Its carbon construction affords it a lightweight build, dampens washboard gravel, and provides adequate stiffness on those out of the saddle efforts making it ideal for the racing or performance-oriented all-road cyclist. It’s hard not to ignore its unique shape with its extreme 24-degree flare giving you more hand positions and control while descending tricky gravel or when fully loaded down on a cross country tour. Likewise, its shallow 116mm drop and short 68mm reach put you in a more comfortable position and the 12-degree ramp angle allows for a smooth transition from bar to levers.
Handlebar Syncros RR1 Carbon Aerobar/Stem 420. 0 Carbon Aero Bar/Stem 420 is the ideal platform for a clean, clutter-free cockpit. Syncros’ use of unidirectional carbon in the bar’s construction stiffens the RR1. 0 without adding additional weight, creating more uniform strength throughout and less likelihood of stress points.
Handlebar Thomson Carbon Trail . In the years since it made its first foray into the industry with mountain bike stems, Thomson has developed a reputation for thorough, impeccable designs, and its Carbon Trail Handlebar is no exception. Though the bar comes in an XC version, this one is better suited to all-mountain and trail riding, but it maintains a low enough weight to make it a capable racing bar as well.To construct the handlebar, Thomson employs Toray carbon fiber at varying tensile strengths to allow the bar to maintain stiffness and the ability to flex at key points. During the molding process, Thomson relies on an EPS mandrel to establish the bar’s shape, rather than an inflated nylon bladder, which its engineers believe helps better prevent wrinkles inside the layup as the fibers are molded.
Mountain Bike DeVinci Django Carbon GX Eagle Complete. Offering 120mm of rear travel and 140mm up front via proven Fox suspension, this bike is a rocket ship when it needs to be but stays composed when the trail gets seriously technical. And with its balanced geometry, you’ll have the stability you need for tricky downhills paired with cross-country efficiency when it comes time to climb. This versatility is enhanced by the ability to adjust the geometry between Low and High settings, letting you tune the bike’s handling for more capable descending, or for a little more efficiency on the uphills.The defining feature of DeVinci’s full-suspension mountain bikes is the Dave Weagle-designed Split Pivot suspension.
Mountain Bike Juliana Furtado 21 Carbon CC X01 Eagle 2018 1 Carbon CC X01 Eagle complete mountain bike is built for long rides, exploring new places, and pushing your limits every step of the way. With responsive 27.
Shimano XTR Di2 RD M9050 Rear Derailleur. With Shimano’s Synchronized Shift technology, the front and rear derailleurs operate in sync and have the ability to calculate your efficiency, thus the M9050 can automatically shuttle your chain from cog to cog to set you up with the best chain line for any given situation. This technology also protects the short cage derailleur, by making sure you never run out of chain when cross-gearing. Moreover, Shimano’s E-Tube system allows you to program your preferences beforehand, so your drivetrain is calibrated just the way you like it.
Shimano XTR FD M9000 L Front Derailleur. Confused? Keep reading. Shimano’s new 9000-series XTR drivetrain has shaken up the mountain bike world, but not just with the industry-first Di2 electronic version. The mechanical version revolutionizes things in its own fashion, too, and most specifically in the front derailleur.
Mountain Bike Frame DeVinci Spartan Carbon 275. 5 Mountain Bike Frame. Built to inspire confidence on burly terrain with its 6. 5-inches of terrain-taming Split Pivot suspension and geometry honed from feedback of its team riders, this bike is ready to slay.
Mens Clothing Gore Bike Wear Alp X Pro 2 in 1 Shorts. No waistbands to get in the way, no exposed back, no tearing of road-specific Lycra. The chamois that Gore uses here is their Alp-X Pro Men’s insert. It has been specifically designed for long and demanding off-road rides.
Mens Clothing Gore Wear C3 Trail Short. This everyday trail workhorse features a fit and finish that’s superior to cheaper shorts on the market with its robust fabric made of polyamide (i. e. that’s nylon in plain terms) and stretchy elastane.
Mens Clothing Gore Wear C5 Gore Tex Active Trail Pant. Instead, they shed the water and wind so you can keep riding in the worst conditions that get thrown your way, from a winter fat biking blizzard to spontaneous summer downpours. They are crafted from Gore’s Active fabric, for a softer and quieter feel, boosting comfort while you ride, and are cut with plenty of room for layering underneath, should you need extra warmth during the frosty months, or want to be able to ditch the pants for shorts when the sun comes back out. The secret to these pants lies in the Gore-Tex membrane that repels water and wind while you ride, without hindering breathability.
Mountain Bike Frame Evil Bikes The Offering. The Offering Mountain Bike Frame from Evil Bikes is a chassis that many riders, ourselves included, were patiently waiting for with baited breath. Slotting in quite nicely between its established 29ers that include its 120mm travel Following and the 160mm Wreckoning, The Offering sports 140mm of squish that’s the Goldilocks amount of travel for a bike that can pedal efficiently and isn’t afraid to go full-send when called upon. It’s no secret that here in the office, we’re big fans of big wheels and The Offering is its latest wagon wheel bike that simply devours steep and gnarly technical terrain, days in the park, or big backcountry pedaling days alike.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giordana VERO Pro Mitchelton Team Replica. Sure, when the race is in full flight, they’re as serious as they come and always ready to animate affairs, but when they are off the bike, videos show rider and staff camaraderie and the crew loves to have fun, crack jokes, and not take themselves too seriously. Even so, the experienced veterans of the squad give advice to the younger riders which have afforded the team great success. That’s a team we can get behind and if you think so too and want to show your support, check out the VERO Pro Mitchelton Team Replica Bib Short from Giordana and you too can follow the team’s ethos of going hard on the ride while having a playful spirit off the bike.The only differences between the Vero Pro and the standard Vero are the team graphics and a new, proprietary fabric blend that lets Giordana sublimate those graphics onto the shorts.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giro Chrono Expert. While Giro’s Chrono Expert Men’s Bib Shorts may, at first glance, blend in with the rest, we urge you to take a second glance and get to know them a bit more. These shorts offer the foundation you need for long miles, just as well as hill sprints, and they do so with an environmentally friendly spin. Unlike the Chrono bibs of years past, this year Giro’s designers opted to use entirely recycled materials for the body with the Renew Series fabrics that save natural resourves and reduce environmental impact, while still keeping compression and support in mind.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giro Chrono Pro. Attention is paid to every detail in these bib shorts and it starts with the top-tier Italian fabrics that provide the stretch, breathability, and wicking performance you need to take on all-day endeavors in the saddle. Premium Italian Lycra gives you ample compression and durability, while the custom stretch bib straps move as you do, never fold or bunch, and lay flat against shoulders and back for a chafe-free fit. Giro implemented a knit lumbar support panel to deliver essential support to your lower back for relief on long rides, as well as a Custom Chrono Pro Chamois to absorb harsh impact and smooth out chattery vibrations at high speeds.
Mountain Bike Ibis Mojo 3 Carbon NX Eagle Complete. Those leg-searing climbs, black diamond descents through endless rock gardens, pitching the bike back and forth between the aspens, and stopping mid-ride to jump into a lake is great fun and always gets us jazzed to plan the next adventure. If you’re looking for a bike that you’ll want to take on some choice singletrack, look no further than the Mojo 3 Carbon NX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike from Ibis. Designed as the definitive trail bike, it’s slightly more surefooted on the descents than Ibis’ own 29er, the Ripley, and with about a pound less weight and inch less travel to haul around than the enduro-slaying HD4.
Womens Jacket Castelli Mortirolo 3. Ideal for milder shoulder season dry conditions that fall between the low 40 and high 50-degree Fahrenheit range, its windproof materials up front offer protection against the elements while the rear is better able to breathe, so you’re less likely to overheat while doing some intensity. Castelli outfitted the forward-facing parts of the Mortirolo, think the sleeves and shoulders, with a warm and windproof Gore Windstopper X-Fast material. This strategic fabric placement assures protection at locations where you need it most and safeguards your core from warmth-sapping wind and chill.
Womens Jacket Castelli Superleggera. Unlike old school rain shells, this jacket balances breathability and weather protection to fend off clammy overheating as you hammer out tempo intervals under the clouds. When stormy clouds blow over and the sun comes back out, the Superleggera’s light fabric lets it pack away easily into a jersey pocket or small saddle pack until the next front rolls in. As a final touch, Castelli wisely adds a completely waterproof panel of fabric at the back of the jacket as well, which won’t soak through when you’re dealing with wheel spray and wet roads for miles on end.
Womens Jacket Craft Lithe. Its DWR treatment keeps water rolling off of you while you pedal through the storm, and lightweight polyester construction makes it easy to toss into your back pocket as soon as the sun is shining again. In your most sweat-prone areas you’ll find mesh panels that let you vent, so a big push up a climb in the rain doesn’t leave you bathing in perspiration. The hems are equipped with elastic edging to keep them in place when you’re in the drops.
Mountain Bike Ibis Ripley GX Eagle Complete. This firecracker of a bike takes its racy XC roots, and goes for the modern longer-slacker-steeper geometry treatment to bring it in the mix with other trail bikes of today, but without going too overboard. We’ve seen enough steeds stretch themselves out to the max, becoming all-too plush and sluggish, so we were pleased to see that the head tube on the Ripley was only tweaked by a degree, and the bulk of the changes took place in the rear end, only elevating the steeds playful characteristics and quick-rolling power. The Ripley 4’s major update meant that Ibis’ engineers could start from the ground up, and they chose to start with the heart-and-center of the bike, updating the dual-eccentrics used in the past to a new design based on the Ripmo, which still holds DW-Link suspension tucked neatly in the front triangle, but without as much weight, and with a huge boost in stiffness.
Cyclocross Bikes Frame Ridley X Trail Carbon Frameset. Those of us that want to hammer out some miles and explore new landscapes in car-free solitude are discovering the benefits of riding a bike that excels on mixed surfaces. Rather than limiting yourself to tarmac, you can expand your rides to include dirt roads, singletrack, and everything in between with the X-Trail Carbon Frameset from Ridley. Ridley has long been a contender in the European cylocross curcuit as well as the pro peloton, so their experience with drop-bar bikes on- and off-road is undeniable, and the X-Trail is the result of that.
Womens Road Bike Clothing 2XU MCS Compression Shorts. These shorts feature a combination of PWX Flex and PWX Weight material to conform to your body and provide support that’s optimized for the area it htis. The MCS support system provides compressive action that minimizes oscillation and enhances recovery speed. The fabric manages perspiration by wicking away moisture and encouraging it to evaporate, while the drawstring waistband and flatlock seams create a comfortable fit.
Womens Road Bike Clothing 2XU MCS Cross Training Bonded Mid Rise Compression Tight. Your workout is dynamic and demanding, so these tights provide compressive support to improve alignment and circulation while decreasing fatigue. Multi-directional stretch ensures that the support won’t limit your movements while flatlock seams work with the bonded waistband to eliminate chafing–keeping you comfortable no matter which direction you need to move next.
Mountain Bike Ibis Ripley LS Carbon 3 XT 1x Complete. The Ripley LS Carbon 3. 0 XT 1x Complete Mountain Bike represents the cumulative effect of a mountain of changes that Ibis has seen fit to a bike that–when we first threw a leg over its introductory iteration–seemed damned near perfect. The latest changes include the agro-as-hell Longer Slacker (LS) geometry, which pushes into enduro territory, and the clearance to run 2.
Road Bike Storck Aerfast Platinum Frameset 2018 The 2017 Storck Aerfast Platinum Road Frameset continues this tradition as a nominee for road. cc’s Superbike of the Year for the past two years and a lazer focus on getting to the finish line as fast as possible.
Womens Road Bike Jersey Rapha Brevet Windblock. This allows you to push farther and faster without succumbing to chilly breezes, especially along exposed stretches of road. It’s designed with a close fit, but it doesn’t hug your body like a skin-tight race jersey. The front panel is borrowed from the Rapha Brevet Gilet, which is overlaid onto a merino wool-blended jersey that pulls perspiration off your skin to better regulate your core temperature.
Womens Road Bike Jersey Rapha Souplesse II. The high-wicking, breathable, and stretchy fabric keeps up on your more intense rides with cool, unrestricted comfort, while mesh panels on the sides boost ventilation for a constant cooling airflow. Perforations on the contrasted rear stripe continue to add ventilation by allowing heat to escape, and reflectivity on the armband helps increase your visibility to motorists on the roads.