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Presenting the 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower

Presenting the 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Take a look around on various mountain biking forums, and the name "Megatower" has been thrown around jokingly as a name for a supersized Hightower LT. And while Santa Cruz is using the name Megatower to describe their newest 29er mountain bike, it's quite a bit more than just a...
The All-New 2019 Cannondale Jekyll 29 is Ready to Rage

The All-New 2019 Cannondale Jekyll 29 is Ready to Rage

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 was a hugely important bike for Cannondale, if only because it showed that the american brand could make a bike that was uniquely theirs without using 90% proprietary parts and designs. As a result, the Jekyll was, at it's core, better in every way. However, as...
Which Long Travel 29er is Best for You?

Which Long Travel 29er is Best for You?

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

 29er mountain bikes had a stuttering start when initially introduced. Critics knocked the bikes for their slow handling, long wheelbases, and lack of peppiness when trails were at their fastest. More than anything, this was related to needing to dial in the geometry than the actual wheel size. Thankfully,...
A Little More Insane Than the Rest: Zach and His 2018 Orbea Rallon

A Little More Insane Than the Rest: Zach and His 2018 Orbea Rallon

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Review written by Zach Ovard about his experiences on his new 2018 Orbea Rallon M10. I'll start by letting you know that it's been a while since I've been on a bike that I disliked. I've been demoing a lot of new bikes lately and have enjoyed nearly every one....
Presenting the All-New Orbea Rallon

Presenting the All-New Orbea Rallon

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Orbea isn’t one of the big brands on the tip of the tongue when thinking of a capable long-travel 29er bike. The Basque brand has always made bikes with climbing and descending mountains (paved and unpaved) in mind, which makes sense seeing that the Pyrenees are in their backyard. The...