David Golay reviews the Contra MC for Blister

Contra MC

The Contra MC was our Bike Editor’s pick for the most exciting thing he saw at Sea Otter 2022, and now we’ve got a first ride on it. Check out our First Look and Flash Review for all the details on the bike, plus our initial ride impressions.
David Golay reviews the Commencal Supreme DH V5 for Blister

Commencal Supreme DH V5

Commencal wasn’t shy about the fact that their top DH racers were on a prototype bike last season, and now you can buy the new Supreme DH V5 — which has already won both the Men’s and Women’s Elite World Cup Overall titles. Check out our First Look for all the info.
David Golay reviews the Santa Cruz Tallboy for Blister

2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy

The Santa Cruz Tallboy hasn’t changed a ton from the prior V4 generation, but it’s still a great short-travel Trail bike and Santa Cruz has found some nice details to refine. Check out our full review to learn more, including how it compares to several other bikes in its class.
David Golay reviews the Chromag Darco and Lowdown for Blister

Chromag Darco and Lowdown

There might not be another brand on earth as well-known for aggressive hardtails as Chromag, but today they’ve launched their first (adult) full suspension bikes — the Darco and Lowdown — and they look to keep a lot of Chromag’s identity intact, just in a squishier package.
David Golay reviews the Vitus Mythique for Blister

Vitus Mythique

Vitus has just launched US-based distribution for their consumer direct bike sales, and along with it they’ve got a new version of the Mythique Trail bike — and it’s an outstanding value for money. Check out our First Look for all the info.
Dylan Wood and Eric Freson review the Revel Rail 29 for Blister

Revel Rail 29

The Revel Rail 29 is a well-rounded bike that blurs the line between longer-travel Trail bikes and full-on Enduro sleds — and one that multiple reviewers really got along with. Check out our full review to see how the Rail 29 performs on the trail.
Kara Williard, Luke Koppa, and Eric Freson review the Pivot Shadowcat for BLISTER

2022 Pivot Shadowcat

We’ve had three reviewers spending time on the Pivot Shadowcat, and while it’s a bit of an unusual offering in 2022 — a very light, efficient 27.5’’ Trail bike — it’s proven to be a ton of fun, and a great example of why 27.5’’ wheels should stick around.