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Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 - Firm French Flier - Pinkbike

Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 – Firm French Flier – Pinkbike

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Lapierre XRM 8.9 Words by Matt Beer; photography by Tom Richards Although you might be tired of hearing the term, Lapierre’s marketing team decided to run with the downcountry designation when describing the intent of their XRM series of short-travel bikes. Although there are two frames in Lapierre’s cross-country stable that share …

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Tech Week 2023: Bikepacking Gear of All Shapes & Sizes - Pinkbike

Tech Week 2023: Bikepacking Gear of All Shapes & Sizes – Pinkbike

Aeroe All the way from New Zealand, aeroe really doesn’t mess around when it comes to bikepacking, and not just the gravel road variety. The quick-load, cradle-style carriers hold down their waterproof bags with four possible locations on the bike to potentially transport up to 48 L of gear. Are you serious about riding singletrack …

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Tech Week 2023: Smart Trainers, Casual Glasses, & Fresh Bum Cream - Pinkbike

Tech Week 2023: Smart Trainers, Casual Glasses, & Fresh Bum Cream – Pinkbike

Elite Justo Direct Drive Trainer There’s a good chance you’re here to read about some new enduro bike, watch a two-minute video full of sends, or check out all the Red Bull Rampage coverage… all of which has nothing to do with a new trainer from Italian brand Elite. But there’s also a (admittedly smaller) …

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Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed With Safety Features for Enduro Riders - Pinkbike

Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed With Safety Features for Enduro Riders – Pinkbike

Back in 2017, Fox launched the original Proframe, a lightweight full-face helmet that went against the grain at the time by going with a non-removable chin bar layout. Up until now, that popular helmet has remained unchanged. For 2023, Fox re-established the needs of enduro racers and went back to the drawing board to bring …

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First Ride: The 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy Gets Updated, Not Overhauled - Pinkbike

First Ride: The 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy Gets Updated, Not Overhauled – Pinkbike

For Santa Cruz, the previous generation of the Tallboy was a bike that became something of a cult classic. It seemed to resonate with nearly everyone that rode it, inspiring all sorts of unique custom builds, some of them focused on eking out as much downhill performance as possible, and others on making into an …

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Check Out: An Air Compressor To Seat Tubeless Tires, Stealthy Body Protection, Giant's Cycling Computer, & Mullet Links - Pinkbike

Check Out: An Air Compressor To Seat Tubeless Tires, Stealthy Body Protection, Giant’s Cycling Computer, & Mullet Links – Pinkbike

A lot of gear comes across our desks here at Pinkbike. Check Out is an occasional round up of everything our tech editors have gotten their hands on. Sometimes it’s products we’re doing long-term tests on, other times it’s stuff we’re stoked on but don’t have time to fully review. And, sometimes it’s crazy shit …

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First Ride: The New Santa Cruz 5010 Has In-Frame Storage & a Sporty New Haircut - Pinkbike

First Ride: The New Santa Cruz 5010 Has In-Frame Storage & a Sporty New Haircut – Pinkbike

Santa Cruz has been on a roll with revamping almost its entire product line this year, and today the California brand announced the new 5010. The 5010 has historically held its spot in the Santa Cruz lineup as a 130 mm, 27.5″ trail bike, but it has now given up its smaller front wheel in …

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