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Recapped: The Complete 2018 Pinkbike Field Test

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Editors' Choice: Trance vs Sensor vs Habit vs SB130



Full article: Trance vs Sensor vs Habit vs SB130

Specialized Stumpjumper 29


Jack of all trades, master of none?• 140mm (R) / 150mm (F) travel• 29" wheels• Carbon frame• 66.5° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Trek Remedy


"This is one of the few 150mm bikes that I'd be happy to do huge days on."• 150mm (R) / 160mm (F) travel• 27.5" wheels• Carbon frame• 65.5° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Kona Process 153 Carbon


"I was in the air and manualing on the Kona more than on any other bike."• 153mm (R) / 160mm (F) travel• 29" wheels• Carbon frame• 66° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Santa Cruz Bronson


"Heels down, plow through all the things..."• 150mm (R) / 160mm (F) travel• 27.5" wheels• Carbon frame• 65.1° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Yeti SB150



Editors' Choice: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150



Full article: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150

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Pivot Firebird


The Firebird 29 is built for speed, whether that's in the bike park or between the tape at an enduro race.• 162mm (R) / 170mm (F) travel• 29" wheels• Carbon frame• 65° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Devinci Spartan


A full on race rig with elite level stiffness.• 165mm (R) / 170mm (F) travel• 29" wheels• Carbon frame• 65° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Scott Ransom


The bike’s 64.5° head angle means that it’s a comfortable descender. When you consider the long wheelbase too, it’s clear what sort of riding this bike is aimed at.• 170mm (R) / 170mm (F) travel• 29" wheels• Carbon frame• 64.5° head-tube angle

Full Field Test article



Editors' Choice: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom



Full article: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom

3 Affordable Full Suspension Mountain Bikes Tested


Pinkbike added a trio of affordably priced trail bikes to the cadre of high-end dream machines we reviewed during our Whistler Field Tests. All three have aluminum frames and were priced under $3,000 USD, but that's where the similarities ended.

The Whyte G-170 S hails from the UK, wears 27.5-inch wheels, has aggressive gravity-specific geometry, 170-millimeters of rear-wheel travel and a 180-millimeter fork. Norco's Fluid FS 1 is more trail oriented, with 29-inch wheels, 120 millimeters of rear wheel travel and a 130-millimeter fork, and the third member of the cast, Transition's Scout Alloy NX, splits the difference between the two, with 130 millimeters of rear suspension, a 150-millimeter fork and numbers capable of handling all but the pointiest lines in the valley.

There are a lot of bikes to choose from in the $3,000 range, so we picked three different examples that embraced the best qualities of the genre to give the uninitiated bike buyer a feel for what's out there, and for which features are most important.

Full Field Test article


12 Bikes Hucked to Flat in Gratuitous Slow Motion



Full article with photos








Thanks for watching our antics this year—it's back to regularly scheduled reviews now, although we still have a few little video surprises coming up as well some select video reviews in the near future. We'll be back next year with another round. Aside from more hucks to flat and "field testing" Levy's ability to eat Haribo, what do you guys want to see next year?