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Category Archives: Bikes

Hot Take: Bike Companies Should Keep Doing What They’re Doing

Bike companies get a lot of crap. Mostly, they get it from their own customers, who complain about things like increasingly expensive products and ever-changing component standards. With regard to the latter, the go-to example is generally the bottom bracket, which in recent years went from a relatively simple threaded affair to a creaky bulbous […]

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Testing Nine Mountain Bikes Under $3,500

Thanks to the crazy world of mergers and acquisitions, Outside Interactive, Inc. now has many of the most experienced bike nerds, shape throwers, and gear snobs under one roof—the Pinkbike Field Test is back, in conjunction with Beta. And, yes, we’re hosting a portion of the goods from the test on Outside, with exclusive access […]

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Is Fox’s New Live Valve 1.5 System Ready for Prime Time?

The Fox Live Valve was officially introduced to the mountain bike world in 2018, but the rumor mill around Fox developing an electronically controlled suspension system started churning years before then. Fox delayed the release of Live Valve for so long that by the time it landed, the buzz around it had already faded. And […]

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A Roadie Used a Dropper Post to Win a Big Race. Now What?

On March 19, 2022, Matej Mohoric won the 113th edition of the Milan-San Remo road race after unleashing a downhill attack facilitated by a dropper seatpost. This was big news among bike weenies such as myself, but your reaction to it will vary depending on where you fall on the cycling spectrum. If you’re a traditionalist, […]

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