EXT has continued to refine its Era fork and the new V2.1 iteration is claimed to be even smoother sliding and offer improved small-bump sensitivity than the previous generations. So what has EXT changed to bring those improvements about? Check out our First Look for the rundown, and our Flash Review for our initial on-trail impressions.
Pivot has dropped the new third-generation Mach 4 SL — their lightest, XC-race-oriented full-suspension bike — and while they’re talking about speed and race results first and foremost, words like “fun” pop up a bunch, too. And with a big range of builds covering both hardcore XC racing and more general-purpose lightweight Trail use, they just might be on to something there.
Canyon launched two new long-travel full-power e-MTBs simultaneously, and the new Strive:ON is meant to be the racing-oriented compatriot to the freeride-focused Torque:ON — but the two share nearly identical geometry and both rock a mullet, so what sets the two apart? Turns out that there’s quite a bit.