Bike Reviews

Review: Tacx Neo Bike

Okay let’s get something clear: smart bikes designed for cyclists are not the same as indoor bikes, like those from Peloton or NordicTrack. For starters, the former are power-based tools designed to interact with third-party software, like Zwift, or TrainerRoad, while the latter are largely closed ecosystems that work with their own software. Tacx was […]

Review: Pivot Vault Team Force gravel bike

The Vault from Pivot feels very much like a finesse bike: Subtle details add up to an incredibly smooth ride. Those details might not readily be apparent to you at first glance — aside from the IsoFlex seatpost, which stands out pretty clearly — but they’re there, working hard to keep you comfortable and in […]

Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct C70

With adjustable geometry and the ability to run either 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheels, Rocky Mountain’s Instinct C70 offers trail riding versatility for those in search of the one-bike quiver. Basics: Set up 29 or 27.5; adjustable geometry Pros: Versatile, decent climber, awesome descender Cons: Rear suspension takes tinkering to feel supportive and plush Related reviews: 
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Review: Parlee Chebacco gravel bike

As the gravel category grows up, a natural divide is developing between gravel race bikes and more utilitarian models. The Parlee Chebacco falls squarely into the race bike category. Perhaps ‘falls’ isn’t the best word. It charges. It rockets. The Chebacco is, in other words, a bike you can get up to speed quickly and […]