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Zack Henderson and David Golay review the RAAW Madonna V3 for Blister

Flash Review — RAAW Madonna V3

Update, 6/5/2024: We’ve had more reviewers on the RAAW Madonna V3, logged a lot more time on it, and made a bunch of setup changes. Check out how our impressions have evolved.

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David Golay reviews the Formula Belva for Blister

Flash Review — Formula Belva

Update 5/28/2024: We've spent a lot more time on the Formula Belva dual-crown Enduro fork, and have been experimenting with its swappable compression valves. Check out how our thoughts on the Belva have evolved.

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Simon Stewart reviews the Pivot Shuttle SL for Blister

Flash Review — Pivot Shuttle SL

How does one of the original lightweight eMTBs stack up in an increasingly crowded market? Check out our early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the new Michelin Enduro and DH tires for Blister

Flash Review — Michelin Wild Enduro MH & Wild Enduro MS

Michelin’s new Wild Enduro tires look a lot more aggressive than the prior-generation versions that they replaced, but how do they perform on the trail? We’ve started spending time on the Wild Enduro MH and Wild Enduro MS, and are ready to weigh in with some early thoughts.

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Noah Bodman reviews the 2024 Pivot Switchblade for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Pivot Switchblade

The Pivot Switchblade has long been a super-popular do-it-all Trail bike, but how does the new one perform? We’ve got some early impressions.

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David Golay and Zack Henderson review the Deviate Highlander II for Blister

Flash Review — Deviate Highlander II

The Deviate Highlander II combines “Trail bike” geometry numbers with a high-pivot suspension layout, and so far, that seems to make for a very interesting combination of ride characteristics. Check out our thoughts on the Highlander II after our first few rides.

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Simon Stewart reviews the Canyon Neuron:ONfly for Blister

Flash Review — Canyon Neuron:ONfly

We got a first ride on the new Canyon Neuron:ONfly a little while back. Check out our early impressions.

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Dylan Wood reviews the Yeti ASR for Blister

Flash Review — Yeti ASR

Yeti has re-entered the World Cup XC race arena with their new ASR, and our initial impressions on this lightweight full-suspension bike are quite positive.

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Simon Stewart reviews the Norco Fluid VLT for Blister

Flash Review — Norco Fluid VLT

The 2024 Norco Fluid VLT gets a thorough redesign including Bosch’s potent new Performance Line SX motor, and our early impressions have us rethinking the lightweight vs. full-power eMTB argument.

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David Golay reviews the Yeti SB165 for Blister

Flash Review — Yeti SB165

The new Yeti SB165 has grown a mullet, but it sticks with (mostly) very similar geometry to the outgoing 27.5’’-wheeled version. Check out our initial impressions of how it all comes together.

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David Golay reviews the 2024 Rocky Mountain Altitude for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Rocky Mountain Altitude

The new Rocky Mountain Altitude doesn’t look anything like the old one, but how much has the on-trail experience changed? Check out our impressions so far.

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David Golay reviews the new 2025 Fox Forks for Blister

Flash Review — 2025 Fox 38 Grip X2

Fox says that their new Grip X2 damper offers substantially more support and composure than the Grip2 one that it replaces — and that sounds like the change that our Bike Editor was looking for. Check out his early impressions of the Grip-X2-equipped Fox 38 Fork.

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Zack Henderson reviews the Kavenz VHP 16 V7 for Blister

Flash Review — Kavenz VHP 16 V7

The Kavenz VHP 16 V6 was a surprisingly versatile, playful high-pivot Enduro bike, but what about the new V7? Check out our early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the 2024 Specialized Epic and Epic Evo for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Specialized Epic EVO

Specialized’s new Epic 8 EVO offers an intriguing blend of XC race geometry and surprisingly beefy parts, and we’ve started spending time on it. Check out our early impressions.

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David Golay reviews the 2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct

The new Rocky Mountain Instinct got much, much slacker than the outgoing model, and a lot of other details have changed, too. Check out our early impressions of how that all comes together on the trail.

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David Golay reviews the 2024 Norco Sight for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Norco Sight

We’ve been spending time on both of Norco’s new high-pivot bikes. Check out our early impressions of the 150mm-travel Sight.

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David Golay reviews the 2024 Norco Optic and Sight for Blister

Flash Review — 2024 Norco Optic

The new Norco Optic is by far the shortest-travel high-pivot bike that we’ve been on to date, and our early impressions are pretty interesting.

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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 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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