2022 Pivot Firebird

David Golay reviews the Pivot Firebird for Blister

Pivot’s EWS race team has been spotted piloting a new bike this season (the bright orange paint helped) and now that bike — the all-new Firebird — is finally here. Check out our First Look for the rundown on what’s new and interesting with the new bike.

Flash Review — Ibis Ripley AF

Eric Freson & Luke Koppa review the Ibis Ripley AF for Blister

Update 8.3.21: Luke Koppa adds his thoughts on Ibis’s budget-friendly, shorter-travel Trail bike.

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We Are One Arrival

David Golay Reviews the We Are One Arrival for Blister

We Are One made a name for themselves with Canadian-made carbon rims. Now their first bike is here, the aptly named Arrival, made right in British Columbia — a real rarity for a carbon frame. But that’s far from the only thing that’s interesting about the Arrival, so check out our First Look for all the details.

2021 Pivot Trail 429

Dylan Wood and Eric Freson review the Pivot Trail 429 for Blister

Pivot’s longstanding Trail 429 recently got a major update, but how true to the original recipe is the new, V3 version? We’ve now had two reviewers spending a lot of time on the new bike, and you can check out our full review for their thoughts on the new bike and how it compares to the rest of the market.

Nobl TR37 Wheels

David Golay reviews the Nobl TR37 wheels for Blister

Carbon wheels have become fairly commonplace but Nobl’s TR37s are quite different from most of the market, with front- and rear-specific rims and an unusual “Sine Wave” rim profile. That’s well and good, but how do they compare to the competition on the trail? Check out our full review to find out.

Chromag Minor Threat

David Golay reviews the Chromag Minor Threat for Blister

Chromag has long been known for making aggressive hardtails, but they’ve just released their first full-suspension model — and it’s a kids’ bike. The Minor Threat (which is the best new product name we’ve seen in a while) is an interesting new direction for the brand and looks like a very promising option for the younger rippers out there. Check out our First Look for all the info.

WTB Proterra Tough i30 Wheels

David Golay reviews the WTB Proterra Tough Wheels for Blister

WTB says their new Proterra Tough wheels “won’t let you down,” but they’re also relatively affordable and not especially heavy. So has WTB beaten the old “cheap, light, strong; pick two” adage, or is there a catch? Check out our full review to find out.

2021 Santa Cruz Nomad

David Golay Reviews the 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad for Blister

The original Santa Cruz Nomad was one of the first bikes to shape the mold for the modern Enduro bike, way back in 2005. Now in its fifth generation, the new bike stands out from the rest of the market in some interesting ways. We’ve been spending a ton of time on this 27.5”-wheeled bike, and it makes a compelling case for why smaller wheels should stick around. Check out our full review for more.

Flash Review — Forbidden Dreadnought

David Golay reviews the Forbidden Dreadnought for Blister

High-pivot bikes might be even trendier than mullets right now, and we’ve now been spending time on the Forbidden Dreadnought. Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions of this very interesting offering.

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2022 Norco Range

David Golay reviews the 2022 Norco Range for Blister

The long-rumored, high-pivot version of the Norco Range is here. Following in the footsteps of their Aurum HSP DH and Shore Freeride bikes, the Range brings a high-pivot suspension layout to Norco’s longstanding Enduro offering, to compete with the likes of the Forbidden Dreadnought and the just-released Cannondale Jekyll. Check out our First Look for all the details.

2022 Cannondale Jekyll

David Golay Reviews the Cannondale Jekyll for Blister

Rumors and spy photos of a high-pivot Enduro bike from Cannondale have been floating around the internet for a while now, but that new bike is finally here. Check out our First Look of the all-new Jekyll for all the info on this exciting new offering.

Vorsprung Secus Fork Air Spring Upgrade

David Golay reviews the Vorsprung Secus Fork Air Spring Upgrade for Blister

MTB forks have gotten better and better, but there’s always room to improve. The Vorsprung Secus upgrade aims to do just that, and in a rare occurrence, we think it’s a product that offers a very significant performance boost without many significant downsides. Check out our long-term review to see if this air-spring upgrade would be worth adding to your own fork.