Journal

No Puns Allowed Around This Fox Live Valve and SRAM AXS SCOTT Genius Build

No Puns Allowed Around This Fox Live Valve and SRAM AXS SCOTT Genius Build

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We here at Contender love low-hanging fruit as much as anyone else, but it takes all of our willpower to avoid using the many puns and idioms possible when talking about the SCOTT Genius. It's particularly hard with this Fox Live Valve and SRAM AXS-equipped Genius, as its combination of...
This 2019 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Limited Edition with Shimano XTR is Right On Time

This 2019 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Limited Edition with Shimano XTR is Right On Time

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The all-new Shimano XTR M9100 MTB groupset was first announced late May of 2018, with ride tests from varying news outlets coming out in June of 2018. In August of 2018, Shimano sends an update saying a factory fire and manufacturing issues created the perfect storm of delays. As of...
Ridden and Reviewed: SRAM Eagle AXS Wireless Groupset

Ridden and Reviewed: SRAM Eagle AXS Wireless Groupset

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

It wasn’t until the past few years when SRAM really started to take hold of the mountain bike market. They pushed MTB 1x drivetrains at a time when people who toyed with the idea were mostly on the fringes. Then came Eagle, which pushed 1x forward as a viable option...