David Golay reviews the SRAM Maven Brakes for Blister

SRAM Maven Brakes

SRAM’s gravity athletes have been spotted using a new set of burly brakes for a while now, and now that new model, the Maven, is finally here. Turns out, it’s a big departure from the Code that it supplants as SRAM’s most powerful offering — check out our First Look for the details, and our Flash Review for our initial on-trail impressions.
David Golay reviews the SRAM Maven Brakes for Blister

Flash Review — SRAM Maven Ultimate Brakes

SRAM’s new Maven brakes promise an immense increase in power over their longstanding Codes, and we’ve started spending time with the big new stoppers. Check out our early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the Canyon Spectral CF for Blister

2024 Canyon Spectral CF

The 2021 Canyon Spectral CF blurred the line between a do-it-all Trail bike and a burlier Enduro one, but Canyon has now launched a new version, which they claim pushes the bike more squarely into Trail-bike territory. Check out our First Look to see how they’ve done it.
David Golay reviews the Yeti SB135 for Blister

Yeti SB135

Has the ship sailed for 27.5” wheeled mountain bikes? Yeti’s answer is a hard no. Are they on to something? We’ve been spending a lot of time on the SB135 and are ready to weigh in — check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.
Simon Stewart reviews the Yeti SB135 for Blister

Deep Dive — Yeti SB135

We compare the Yeti SB135 to the Yeti SB140 27.5’’, Esker Rowl, Ibis Ripmo V2S, Pivot Shadowcat, Transition Scout, Yeti SB140 29’’, Trek Fuel EX, Transition Smuggler, and SCOR 2030.

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David Golay reviews the Privateer 141 and 161 Gen 2 for Blister

Privateer 141 and 161 Gen 2

Privateer has made a name for itself by building burly, no-nonsense bikes for aggressive riders, and while their new second-generation 141 and 161 don’t appear to waver from that goal, a lot of the design details have changed, and in very interesting ways. Check out our First Look for all the info.
Continental on Designing, Developing, & Testing Their Overhauled Tire Lineup (Ep.209)

Continental on Designing, Developing, & Testing Their Overhauled Tire Lineup (Ep.209)

Designing a new MTB tire from scratch is a lot of work. Doing 5 at once is a massive undertaking — but Continental did just that with their updated gravity tire lineup. We sat down with Continental product manager Alex Haenke and Atherton Racing’s Dan Brown to get the full story on the development and testing of the new tires.
David Golay reviews the Ibis HD6 for Blister

Flash Review — Ibis HD6

We’ve started spending time on the HD6, Ibis’s first foray into making a true modern Enduro bike. So how have they done? Check out our early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the Chromag Lowdown for Blister

Flash Review — Chromag Lowdown

The Chromag Darco was one of our Bike Editor’s favorite bikes from last year, but how about its bigger sibling, the Lowdown? Check out his early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the Forge+Bond Shift Wheels for Blister

Forge+Bond Shift Series Wheels

Forge+Bond’s thermoplastic carbon fiber wheels get a much more affordable option today with their new Shift series. Check out our First Look for all the info.
David Golay reviews the 2024 Pivot Switchblade for Blister

2024 Pivot Switchblade

Pivot’s longstanding Switchblade gets an update today, with tweaked geometry, revised suspension kinematics, and more — including some very striking pink paint. Check out our First Look for all the details.
David Golay reviews the EXT Era V2.1 for Blister

EXT Era V2.1 Fork

The original EXT Era fork was hugely impressive in a number of respects but also had a few rough edges. Since then, EXT has been making iterative refinements to this high-end Trail / Enduro fork, and we’ve spent a ton of time on the latest V2.1 iteration. So has all that work paid off? Check out our full review for our take.
David Golay reviews the Knolly Chilcotin 6.0 for Blister

Knolly Chilcotin 6.0

Knolly teased an extensive overhaul of their bike lineup when they launched the new Endorphin last fall, and now the next model has broken cover. Check out our First Look for the rundown on the new Chilcotin.
David Golay riding the Propain Tyee

Propain Tyee

The Propain Tyee is an especially good value for money in terms of the parts spec and looks well-thought-out on paper, but does it all come together on the trail? We’ve spent several months on one and are ready to weigh in.
David Golay reviews the Propain Tyee for Blister

Deep Dive: Propain Tyee

We compare the Propain Tyee to the Kavenz VHP 16, SCOR 4060 LT, YT Capra, Santa Cruz Nomad, Santa Cruz Bronson, We Are One Arrival 152, Trek Slash, Trek Fuel EX, Starling Murmur Enduro, Orbea Rallon, Orbea Occam LT, REEB Steezl, Yeti SB160, and Pivot Firebird.

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David Golay reviews the Roval Traverse HD Wheels for Blister

Roval Traverse HD Wheels

We’ve been logging a lot of time on the Traverse HD, the heavier-duty model in Roval’s recently overhauled wheel lineup, which is meant for everything from aggressive Trail riding to bike park use. Check out our full review to find out how they’ve fared.