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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

Trek describes their new 1120 rigid 29+ as a “touring bike with unlimited off-road capability”. I will get into why I am not fully buying that claim in a moment, but first, lets take a look at the pictures and specs directly from Trek. To many, this appears to be a Trek Stache in different 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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First Look: Intense ACV+ Full Suspension 27.5 Plus Bike
First Look: Intense ACV+ Full Suspension 27.5 Plus Bike

Intense Cycles recently released their 27.5+ full suspension bike they named the “Air-Cushioned Vehicle” or ACV for short. This bike, like many others in the 27.5 plus full suspension category, is ready to take on trails with a new level of traction and comfort while still remaining quick, playful, and efficient. The ACV comes with a full 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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Finally a 29-Plus, Carbon Hardtail – Salsa Cycles 2017 Woodsmoke
Finally a 29-Plus, Carbon Hardtail – Salsa Cycles 2017 Woodsmoke

Salsa Cycles just announced their 2017 line this morning. With that lineup are a lot of great looking bikes, some that are very familiar, some that are brand new. We are especially stoked to see a carbon 29-plus hardtail in the line up. Salsa has named it the “Woodsmoke“. It is noticeably different with its 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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Sub $1000 Plus Bike: Marin Pine Mountain 1
Sub $1000 Plus Bike: Marin Pine Mountain 1

Photos and text provided by Sam Johnstone for Ride Alongside. The Marin 2016 Pine Mountain 1 is a high value plus bike, with a MSRP of only $989. The PM1 is spec’d nicely with a SRAM X7 1×10 drivetrain, double butted 4130 cromoly steel frame with rack/fender eyelets, 4130 cromoly steel fork with rack/fender eyelets, 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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27.5+ Trek Fuel EX 9.8 – Review: A First Look
27.5+ Trek Fuel EX 9.8 – Review: A First Look

I recently had the opportunity to swing a leg over Trek’s brand new 27.5+ full suspension trail bike, the Fuel EX 9.8. Trek is touting this as “the perfect trail bike,” and as much as I hate marketing gimmicks and hype, they might actually be right. VIDEO: As a relatively recent convert to the technologically 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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Salsa Deadwood Review and Q&A with Rich – 29plus Drop Bar MTB
Salsa Deadwood Review and Q&A with Rich – 29plus Drop Bar MTB

The Salsa Deadwood is a new bike from Salsa Cycles for 2016. With flared drop bars, a chromoly frame, and 29×3.0 tires, it appears to take some of what has worked for Salsa’s Fargo model and increase the capabilities for confidence in a wider variety of terrain. We took some video during our first look 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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Maxxis Rekon+ and Ikon+
Maxxis Rekon+ and Ikon+

Finally, in this video, using highly technical trails with slow-motion capture, Maxxis showcases their 27.5+ tires in ways that truly show their capabilities. The 275plus platform is ideal for trails like this where maximum traction and conformity to the terrain is desired for remaining playful at the fastest of speeds with minimal deflection and correction 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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