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29+ Full Suspension – Lenz Sport Behemoth
29+ Full Suspension – Lenz Sport Behemoth

The Lenz Sport Behemoth was one of the very first full suspension designs specifically designed around the 29×3.0 tires, aka 29 plus. It is a versatile platform that can run a variety of wheel sizes with relatively short chain stays to provide monster-truck-like capabilities in technical terrain, while remaining agile and relatively nimble for yielding Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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2019 Specialized Stumpjumper: 5 New Features!
2019 Specialized Stumpjumper: 5 New Features!

This week, we heard about the new Stumpjumper for 2019.  Below are 5 new features that will make this bike the topic of many conversations on the trails in the coming years. First, what we are most excited about is that the new Stumpjumper for 2019 will apparently have clearance for 29×2.8 tires!  There will Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Bikepacking: 2018 Stagecoach 400 – Riders & Plus Bike Rigs
Bikepacking: 2018 Stagecoach 400 – Riders & Plus Bike Rigs

We caught up with some of the riders on the 2018 Stagecoach 400 self-supported bikepacking race. Follow the satellite trackers on the riders here: http://trackleaders.com/stagecoach18f.php We chatted with Mikki, Bruce, & Shane while getting a bike check on each of their rigs. Mikki was riding a titanium Salsa Timberjack 27.5+, Bruce was riding a Salsa Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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29+ Full Suspension from Trek!
29+ Full Suspension from Trek!

The 2019 Trek Full Stache is a 29 plus full suspension trail bike that is ready to roll over natural trails with objects you would find in places where there isn’t a trail. Very capable with 130mm front and rear travel, very short 427mm chain stays, and well designed trail bike geometry, switchable with the Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Bike Check! 29+ Hardtail: Trek Stache
Bike Check! 29+ Hardtail: Trek Stache

In this video, while at Daley Ranch in Escondido, CA, I share the Trek Stache I have been riding for the last year and what components I had added from the stock build.   Referenced in this Bike Check video are these 7 videos: 1. Maxxis Minion DHR 29×3.0 Review:   2. Fork Cork:   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Plus Bike Review: Why Cycles – Wayward 29+
Plus Bike Review: Why Cycles – Wayward 29+

Written by David Wildman The Why Cycles Wayward, a 29+ adventure seeking, trail slaying, all around beautiful looking titanium hardtail mountain bike. Introducing “The New Bike Nerds on the Block” If you haven’t heard of them yet, let us introduce you to Why Cycles. The first words you will read on the Why Cycles website landing Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Jamis Dragonslayer – 27.5+ Review & Interview
Jamis Dragonslayer – 27.5+ Review & Interview

A few months ago, I had a chance to ride a Jamis Dragonslayer Sport that my friend Billy purchased this year. I was very interested to see how this 27.5 x 3 inch steel hardtail rode after testing a great variety of #plusbike models over the last two years, both for this website, as well Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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NEW for 2018 – 29plus Bikepacking Rig from Trek
NEW for 2018 – 29plus Bikepacking Rig from Trek

***The Trek 1120 Adventure Bike is listed in Ride Alongside’s regularly-updated PLUS BIKE LIST. Click HERE to see all the bikes in that list. Included are 275+ hardtail, 275+ full suspension, 29+ hardtail, and 29+ full suspension rigs.*** Trek describes their new 1120 rigid 29+ as a “touring bike with unlimited off-road capability”. I will Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Simple Adventuring – How to get out of an adventure-less rut
Simple Adventuring – How to get out of an adventure-less rut

  For the last month I’ve been watching tons of amazing pictures bombarding Instagram from the Baja Divide route. This is a brand new route mapped out by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox , and they held their first ever group start in January of this year. Ever since all those fat tires started rolling Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Jones Plus – A 29plus, Bikepacking Plus Bike Designed Differently
Jones Plus – A 29plus, Bikepacking Plus Bike Designed Differently

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Plus Bike Review: KTM Kapaho 27.5+: Full Suspension from Austria
Plus Bike Review: KTM Kapaho 27.5+: Full Suspension from Austria

Written by David Wildman Check out our full List of Plus Bikes (updated regularly): http://www.ridealongside.com/plus-bike-list/ While KTM Bikes are new to the states, they’ve been building bikes since 1964. This Austrian based company prides itself on products that are fueled with cutting edge design and manufacturing. Right now they are focused on making a name for Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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Fezzari Cascade Peak -27.5+ Full Suspension
Fezzari Cascade Peak -27.5+ Full Suspension

Fezzari Cascade Peak A first look at the 27.5+ full suspension bike.    Overview I’ve been curious about direct distribution bike manufacturers for a while, so when one of my good friends pulled the trigger on a Fezzari Cascade Peak I twisted his arm into letting me take it out for a couple of spins Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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