The new Specialized Kenevo is the DH bike you can ride all day
Expert level bike gets a Boxxer fork, coil shock and 700Wh battery for maximum descending potential
Specialized’s Enduro is built to go downhill, fast
Completely rebuilt from the ground up, with clear influence from the Demo DH bike
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Cube Sting WS 140 HPC SL review
Cube, along with Liv and Canyon, is one of the few bike brands opting to produce women’s specific frames. The Sting WS is a model that’s been developed for female riders and does not share frame geometry with other bikes in the Cube lineup, although it fulfils the same riding niche – trail riding – as the Stereo. The Cube Sting WS 140 HPC SL is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you The ultimate guide to mountain bike rear suspension systems This 27.5inch-wheel bike combines 140mm rear travel with 150mm up front, and up-to-date modern trail geometry that puts it on a similar standing to bikes such as the ...
Specialized Women’s Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 review
The Stumpjumper has long been Specialized’s one-bike quiver, designed to happily meet most trail-based requirements. Updated in 2018, it has modern geometry that closely matches that of the majority of bikes in our women's Trail Bike of the Year test, although it does boast the most rear travel (150mm). The Specialized Women’s Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . New Specialized Stumpjumper: range overview, design notes and details Best women's mountain bikes Specialized Women’s Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 frame and kit Made from Specialized’s FACT 11m carbon fibre, the latest frame has a nifty asymmetric design and a new carbon layup, saving 100g over the previous model. Internal cable routing keeps the aesthetics neat and pleasing, ...
Trek Procaliber 6 review
Trek introduced its unique ‘IsoSpeed’ frame technology to its alloy MTBs last year, and the Procal 6 adds 12-speed SRAM Eagle shifting and RockShox’s impressive new Judy fork to the mix. The Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon has landed Cube Reaction C:62 review Trek Procaliber 6 frame The IsoSpeed system uses a small pivot to ‘decouple’ the seat tube and top tube, allowing them to articulate back and forwards independently. The bottom of the dramatically offset asymmetric seat tube is also almost completely flattened to form a leaf spring segment, to help soften blows from the trail. Other distinctive frame details include the ‘waist’ on the head tube and the extensively shaped and tapered top tube. There’s a cable port for a Shimano side-swing front mech in case you want to swap the single chainring for a double, plus two mounting stubs that’ll also work for a chain guide. A ...
The Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon has landed
Last spring Specialized revealed a more aggressive Stumpjumper with, for Specialized at least, some rather radical geometry. Dubbed the Stumpjumper EVO it had a seriously slack head angle, slammed bottom bracket and lengthy reach figures. It was only available in a Comp Alloy version, and its progressive geometry and well-known FSR suspension garnered a lot of attention — it left Jack Luke with a very good first impression . Stumpjumper vs Stumpjumper EVO — the differences explained New Specialized Stumpjumper: range overview, design notes and details Since then, many of you have probably been wondering when the carbon version will show up. Well, today is the day. Say hello the Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon. Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon overview The Evo is a more gravity-oriented trail bike than many other trail bikes on the market, and by trail we mean alpine trails, DH tracks, Scottish mountain sides and the ...
Our favorite rides of 2018
We remember favorite rides from 2018, with everything from wine tasting in Italy to riding 100 miles on a 35-year-old MTB. Read the full article at Our favorite rides of 2018 on VeloNews.com .
Specialized Turbo Levo Expert FSR e-MTB first ride review
The evolution of Specialized's Turbo Levo hasn't been a slow process. This latest model is an all-new bike from the wheels up. Would you race an e-MTB? Because electric enduro is now a thing MX meets MTB with the Schwalbe Eddy Current e-MTB tyre Learning from the first generations of the Levo fleet and the latest Stumpjumper, Specialized has made dramatic changes to this new Turbo Levo. Built around 29in wheels, a longer, slacker design with a low centre of gravity and shorter back end. It's also upped the rear travel and developed a new motor, which is smaller, yet more powerful and thermal stable. Also, a new battery provides up to 40 percent more range and there's brand-new software to keep you connected, too. What has stayed the same though is Specialized's commitment to making a mountain bike first and a pedal-assist bike second. Specialized Turbo Levo Expert FSR ...
Top 5 trail and enduro bikes
Designed to pedal competently to the top of the hill and then maximise fun on the way down, it's no surprise that most manufacturer's mountain bike line-ups are packed with such bikes. Unless you're entirely gravity fuelled, or love straining every sinew in your body on a cross-country bike, your riding time will probably be best spent on a trail or enduro bike. Here are five that have caught our eye. Santa Cruz Bronson / Juliana Roubion Love them or loathe them, Santa Cruz’s latest generation Bronson was always going to make this list. Its 150mm travel frame has been updated to share the same Lower Link VPP as the hugely successful V10 DH bike and Nomad enduro bike. Santa Cruz says this design is more descent-focused, and having ridden the bike, I can safely say the rear wheel is glued to the floor. Until, of course, you hop the ...
Australian Father's Day Gift Guide
We love celebrating Father's Day - now for Australia cycling dads. Here's what to get your Aussie dad cyclist for the holiday to celebrate his awesomeness and choice of sport.
Video: A crazy idea to ride Leadville on a vintage mountain bike
I'll ride into the unknown at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. And I'll do it on a bike as old as I am. Read the full article at Video: A crazy idea to ride Leadville on a vintage mountain bike on VeloNews.com .
11spd: This week's best new bike gear
Another week, another selection of goodies that have dropped into the BikeRadar HQ. And while the mail person has been leaving these bits and pieces for us, we've learnt how to protect ourselves from the sun , ridden a raft of BMC Alpenchallenge bikes, been taught nutrition from some of Liv Cycling's sponsored riders, and cast an eye over new bikes from Santa Cruz and Juliana . We also had a sneak preview of some exclusive sunnies made for Peter Sagan , but, fear not fans of the Terminator, we have another Sagan exclusive here — scroll down to see what it is. 15 ways to have the best summer riding ever Eurobike — all the best bits ION Mission Pack 25 While not a true trail pack, the Mission Pack 25 is well equipped to survive the urban sprawl. The main pocket has a drawstring closure under the top ...
Santa Cruz and Juliana overhaul 5010/Furtado and Bronson/Roubion
Santa Cruz and sister brand Juliana Bicycles has released new, updated and overhauled versions of two of their most popular bikes, the 5010/Furtado and the Bronson/Roubion. Best women's mountain bikes for 2018 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 first ride review Headline updates Significant updates to the 5010/Furtado and Bronson/Roubion geometry Both frames are plus-compatible Bronson/Roubion get a similar rear suspension setup as the Nomad/Strega 15mm longer reach on both frames New carbon Reserve 37 wheels on certain models New branding and logo for Juliana Bicycles All bikes come in A (alloy), C and CC frame options Santa Cruz 5010 / Juliana Furtado The trail-focussed 5010 / Furtado has had a geometry update, with reach increasing by 15mm and head angles dropping by 0.5 or 0.8 degrees, depending on the frame geometry setting. The bottom bracket area has been beefed up and the rear now features dual upright swingarms for greater ...
11spd: This week's best bike gear
Think all helmets are the same? This week we saw an American university produce a detailed test on 30 helmets, ranking each of them for safety and concussion prevention with a six-point, two-speed impact test. We published a number of reviews, including the Garmin Edge 520 Plus , the Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 and the Whyte 905 , among others. But now, check out the latest and greatest to arrive in our Colorado offices. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Eurobike 2018: latest news and show highlights Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Made in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the titanium Moots Vamoots Disc RSL comes with all manner of options. Beyond the nine sizes with their own tube diameters and wall thicknesses, the Vamoots RSL Disc can also be built with an additional 1cm height on the head ...
Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 first ride review
Specialized is calling its new Stumpjumper line "the ultimate trail bike", and this Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 hits that mark pretty much dead center with 150/140mm front and rear travel, 29-inch wheels and the classic Specialized feel. It's fun to ride, eager to jump and is more plush than responsive. Stumpjumper vs Stumpjumper EVO — the differences explained New Specialized Stumpjumper: range overview, design notes and details Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 long-travel first ride review Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 highlights Frame : Fact 11m carbon, SWAT door, threaded bottom bracket, 140mm travel Fork : Fox Float 34 Rhythm, 150mm, Grip damper, 51mm offset Shock : Fox Float DPS Performance Wheels : Roval Traverse 29, 29mm internal width Tires : 29 x 2.6in Specialized Butcher Grid front / Purgatory Grid rear Drivetrain : Shimano SLX/XT, Race Face Aeffect cranks Brakes : Shimano SLX, 200/180mm rotors Carbon goodness with a smart ...
Polygon Siskiu T8 review
Polygon’s Siskiu T8 is a solid reminder of how fun even low- to mid-range bikes have become. It used to be that bikes under a certain price point suffered from a lack of decent frames and parts, but those days are behind us. Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6Fattie review Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Essential review Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 review The $2,500 Siskiu T8 sports 140mm of RockShox travel, Shimano gearing and discs, and a ready-to-shred geometry. Two wheel sizes are available: 27.5-inch wheels on the Small and Medium frame sizes, and 29-inch rubber on another Medium as well as the Large and X-Large. Polygon Siskiu T8 specs ALX aluminum frame Faux bar rear suspension, 140mm travel 140mm RockShox Revelation RC fork, Deluxe RT3 rear shock Shimano XT/SLX groupset, 1x11-speed Entity XL2 wheels with Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres with Addix Speedgrip compound 14.3kg / 31.5lbs, actual weight, size X-Large Dialed ...
Father's Day Cycling Gift Guide
We've got a dozen great gift ideas for Father's Day, so treat a cycling dad with one of these and he'll surely be happy!
Is this PlayStation, SRAM and Di2 mashup the ultimate mechanics hack?
We recently spotted this amazing mashup of SRAM levers, Shimano Di2 climber switches and a PlayStation remote on the Instagram account of Specialized mechanic, Tyler Angelo Marchesano. Keen to learn more, we spoke to Tyler to find out how, but more importantly, why, he decided to make this unique custom lever. Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 long-travel first ride review Innovate or die: Robert Egger's wildest bike designs What inspired you to use PlayStation buttons on the shifters? The original button and housing on the Shimano Climber shifter is extremely bulky and attaches to the bike with zip ties, which has always bothered me. If you remove the button housing, the actual switch inside the housing is very small. This opens up a realm of possibilities and got me thinking about other ways the switch could be used. With the button housing removed, I had to figure out what buttons had ...
2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four
The Sea Otter Classic has always been a predominantly American event. It’s based in California, it perennially showcases the open-mindedness to new trends that have long characterized American riders, and most of the brands displaying in the expo have typically called the United States its home base. The parking area is lined with big pickup … The post 2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four appeared first on CyclingTips .