Luke Koppa and Dylan Wood review the Rossignol Mandate for Blister

Rossignol Mandate

Rossignol is better known for their skis than their mountain bikes, but their Mandate Trail bike is an exceptional value in terms of parts spec and looks interesting on paper. Check out our First Look & Flash Review to learn more about the bike and our initial on-trail impressions.
David Golay reviews the Kavenz VHP 16 for Blister

Kavenz VHP 16

The Kavenz VHP 16 features an uncommon combination of traits — it’s a playful high-pivot Enduro bike, made from aluminum, in Germany — but the results are compelling. Check out our First Look and Flash Review for all the details plus our early on-trail impressions.
David Golay reviews the 2023 Santa Cruz Hightower for Blister

2023 Santa Cruz Hightower

Santa Cruz launched a new version of the Hightower today, and while the changes aren’t nearly as dramatic as what they did to the recently-updated Megatower, the new bike is substantially refined compared to the prior model. Check out our First Look and Flash Review for all the info, plus our initial on-trail impressions.
David Golay reviews the Sage Flow Motion for Blister

Sage Flow Motion

The Sage Flow Motion is an aggressive titanium hardtail that’s meant to have the geometry and stability to ride steep trails at speed while still being relatively light and nimble. Check out our First Look and Flash Review for the rundown and our early impressions.
David Golay reviews the Nicolai G1 for Blister

Nicolai / Geometron G1

We’ve now spent nine months on the Nicolai G1, and it’s still one of the best options out there for folks looking for an extremely aggressive Enduro bike that also pedals pretty well. Check out our full review for the whole story, including its extensive customization options and how it compares to several other bikes in its class.
David Golay and Zack Henderson review the YT Capra for Blister

2022 YT Capra

YT’s latest Capra is definitely a big, stable Enduro bike, but it’s a super intuitive, relatively easy-going one that we think will click for a ton of folks who have the terrain for a 160mm-plus-travel sled. Check out our full review for all the details.
David Golay reviews the Orbea Occam LT for Blister

2022 Orbea Occam & Occam LT

“Longer” and “slacker” might be the go-to buzzwords for modern Trail bikes, but the Orbea Occam LT makes a very compelling case for why a lot of riders might want to pick something a little more moderate. It’s an outstanding take on a quicker-handling long-travel Trail bike that feels thoroughly modern despite bucking a lot of current trends. Check out our full review for more, including comparisons to nine other Trail & Enduro bikes.
David Golay reviews the SCOR 4060 LT mountain bike for Blister

SCOR 4060

SCOR says their new 4060 LT is “just seriously fun.” But it’s still a 160 / 170 mm travel Enduro bike, so just how game-on is it, really? Check out our full review for the rundown, including comparisons to 11 other bikes in its class.
David Golay reviews the YT Capra for Blister

Flash Review — 2022 YT Capra

We’ve got a few rides on the new YT Capra Uncaged 6, with RockShox’s Flight Attendant electronic suspension. And while that system has been the biggest storyline about the bike so far, it’s shaping up to be an impressive offering in other respects, too. Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions.

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Dylan Wood and Eric Freson review the Canyon Spectral 29 for Blister

2021 Canyon Spectral 29

Canyon's Spectral 29 Trail bike got a major overhaul last year, and then the 27.5 version followed suit for 2022, with a Mullet version added for good measure. We've been testing the 29er version, and think it's a very versatile bike that'll work well for a lot of people — and it's a killer value, too.