2021 Marin El Roy

David Golay reviews the Marin El Roy for Blister

Marin calls the El Roy “the ultimate aggressive steel hardtail,” and its geometry numbers are certainly eye-popping, even in our current world of longer, lower, and slacker. But who should be interested in a hardtail that’s so emphatically oriented towards descending? And does the El Roy really deliver on what looks like a promising recipe? Check out our full review to find out.

2021 Pivot Switchblade

Ben Sims, Eric Freson, & Dylan Wood review the Pivot Switchblade for Blister

Over the past several months, three of our reviewers spent time on Pivot’s do-it-all Trail bike, the Switchblade, and they think it does an impressive job of standing out in a very crowded category. Check out our full review to see why.

Banshee Titan V3

Zack Henderson reviews the Banshee Titan V3 for Blister

We recently reviewed Banshee’s short-travel Phantom, and we’ve also spent the past year+ on its longer-travel sibling, the Titan. It’s an impressive (and incredibly good looking) 29er, but who is it best suited for, and where does it most notably excel? Check out our full review to find out.

Privateer 161

David Golay Reviews the Privateer 161 for Blister

With progressive geometry, a bargain price for what you get, and thoughtful design touches and spec, the Privateer 161 looks awfully appealing on paper. We’ve been testing this aluminum Enduro race bike and think it delivers on what the brand claims about it — for the right types of riders. Check out our full review for all the details.

2022 Trek Session

David Golay reviews the 2022 Trek Session for Blister

Trek just updated their World-Championship-winning Session, and while it still looks like a Session, there’s a whole lot going on that’s new — including a high-pivot suspension layout. Check out our First Look for all the details.

2021 Guerilla Gravity Trail Pistol

David Golay covers the details of the new 2021 Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol on Blister

“Full carbon, with a little bit of anarchy.” That’s how Guerrilla Gravity describes the newest version of their Trail Pistol. The prior-generation bike was one of the rowdiest short-travel Trail bikes we’ve been on recently, and the new model looks to pick up where it left off. Check out our First Look for all the details.

2021 Canyon Stoic

David Golay reviews the Canyon Stoic for Blister

Sub-$2K price tag, huge size range, modern geometry — the new Canyon Stoic hardtail checks a lot of boxes on paper. And after spending a couple months riding it, we think it checks a lot of boxes on the trail, too. Check out our full review of this versatile hardtail.

2021 Nukeproof Giga

David Golay discusses the Nukeproof Giga for Blister

What’s a “Super Enduro” bike? Apparently, the brand-new Nukeproof Giga is one of them, and you can check out our First Look to learn more about this competitively priced, extra-long-travel bike that’s still designed to pedal uphill.

2021 Trek Slash

Dylan Wood reviews the Trek Slash for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

We’ve spent quite a bit of time now on the new Trek Slash, and three of our reviewers are weighing in on this smooth, stable, and surprisingly versatile long-travel bike. Check out our full review.

2021 Pivot Mach 6

David Golay reviews the Pivot Mach 6 for Blister

Pivot just announced a brand-new bike — the latest generation of their 27.5″ Trail / Enduro bike, the Mach 6. Check out our First Look to learn more about the bike that Pivot says offers “eye-watering speed, telepathic handling, & unflappable stability.”

2021 Privateer 141

David Golay reviews the Privateer 141 for Blister

Today Privateer launched their second bike, the 141, which maintains much of the modern geometry, sensible design, and very competitive price point of their Enduro-oriented 161 bike, but packages it into a shorter-travel, more versatile design for the masses. The result seems very compelling — check out our First Look for more.

2021 Transition Spur

Blister breaks down the design of the 2021 Transition Spur

Transition just announced a new addition to their lineup: the 120mm-travel, 29”-wheeled Spur. Check out our First Look for more on the new “All-Country” bike and how its design compares to the current crop of shorter-travel 29ers.