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Bike and Cart Replacement Tire - 26 x 1.75, K831A Mountain, Model BTR-

This Bikeway Bike and Cart Replacement Tire provides top performance, traction and durability on varied terrain. Great for garden carts, wagons and many other applications. Tire Size 26 x 1.75, Product Type Tire only, Tire Diameter in. 26.. Model

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Zaskar 27.5 LE Expert Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Gloss Blue, M

As the top-rung on the ladder in GT's alloy Zaskar 27. 5-inch hardtail family, the 2015 GT Zaskar 27. 5 LE Expert Complete Mountain Bike is as premium as they come -- running a 1x10 drivetrain and rolling on premium wheels with a full Race Face cockpit at your control, it's ready for any cross-country ride that you are. Of course, the skeleton of any hardtail mountain bike is its frame, and that frame informs every aspect of the bike's performance. GT has spent the better part of more than three decades studying this, and the Zaskar is a great demonstration of what its engineers have come to understand. The Zaskar 27. 5 frame uses a proprietary blend of aluminum alloys called Speed Metal Ultra, with each metal allocated specifically to various areas of the frame, including the top tube, seat tube, down tube, bottom bracket junction, and other areas wherein the demands on the material are unique to that particular section. The result is a fine-tuned frame that's light enough to slay some cross-country singletrack but tough enough to rip some serious all-mountain trails, as well. A big portion of the frame's capability is owed to GT's famed Triple Triangle design. The seatstays are elongated to join the mainframe not at the seat tube/top tube junction, but further forward on the top tube. The seat stays are welded to the frame not just here, but also where they cross the seat tube. This configuration achieves several things. First, it shrinks the rear triangle. The tighter angles make it stiffer, for greater acceleration and less torque-robbing torsional flex under load. Secondly, the fact that the seatstays stay straighter for longer before they join the frame means they are wider at the seat tube junction, again reinforcing lateral stiffness for greater stability and responsiveness. Of equal importance is the durability which the design affords -- there's a reason you see so many decades-old GT frames still roaming the trails out there, and this is a big part of ...

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Mens Edgmont 17.5" Sport Mountain Bike - Brown

Find bikes and cycles at Target.com! The forge edgmont is in keeping with forge s commitment to exceptional performance and price. The geometry on the 6061 all-aluminum frame is designed for control and responsiveness. Powered by the higher grade

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Countdown 2.0 Short - Women's Olive, M

How many times have you had to weigh out the advantages of durability versus comfort in regard to mountain bike shorts? We're willing to bet that it's too many. Well, with the Countdown 2. 0 Women's Shorts, Gore Bike Wear took into account all of the precarious variables that the all-mountain rider encounters. And accordingly, these shorts provide unprecedented levels of comfort, flexibility, storage, and durability. Essentially, Gore created one pair of shorts for every part of the mountain. While many shorts that bear the self-appointed 'all-mountain' classification are constructed from materials like cordura or other stuffy and stiff fabrics like it, Gore used entirely different approach for the Countdown 2. 0. Instead, Gore opted for a 100% polyester composition, ensuring the utmost in breathability, moisture management, and freedom of movement. This isn't to say that the shorts are flimsy, far from it. Instead, you'll find thicknesses of polyester are durable, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable. This plays directly to what Gore calls its Outfit Systems. Essentially, like the Countdown lineage, this system ensures the right tool for the job. It's comprised of three layers, each with its own purpose. Layer one provides moisture management, layer two (where these shorts fall under) provides thermo-regulation, and layer three provides protection from the elements. So, it's easy to see that these shorts perform their appointed function dutifully. However, Gore wasn't finished with this ideology after it selected the fabric. Instead, a special focus was placed on both fit and construction. Starting with the latter, these shorts feature shifted seams that move the seams away from the locomotion of the legs. Accordingly, your legs aren't confronted with the seams during the pedaling motion, and thus, chafing as a result of movement is eliminated. Furthermore, the cut of the shorts lends itself to further reducing abrasion by essentially being pre-shaped to ...

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Countdown 2.0 Short - Women's Jazzy Pink, M

How many times have you had to weigh out the advantages of durability versus comfort in regard to mountain bike shorts? We're willing to bet that it's too many. Well, with the Countdown 2. 0 Women's Shorts, Gore Bike Wear took into account all of the precarious variables that the all-mountain rider encounters. And accordingly, these shorts provide unprecedented levels of comfort, flexibility, storage, and durability. Essentially, Gore created one pair of shorts for every part of the mountain. While many shorts that bear the self-appointed 'all-mountain' classification are constructed from materials like cordura or other stuffy and stiff fabrics like it, Gore used entirely different approach for the Countdown 2. 0. Instead, Gore opted for a 100% polyester composition, ensuring the utmost in breathability, moisture management, and freedom of movement. This isn't to say that the shorts are flimsy, far from it. Instead, you'll find thicknesses of polyester are durable, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable. This plays directly to what Gore calls its Outfit Systems. Essentially, like the Countdown lineage, this system ensures the right tool for the job. It's comprised of three layers, each with its own purpose. Layer one provides moisture management, layer two (where these shorts fall under) provides thermo-regulation, and layer three provides protection from the elements. So, it's easy to see that these shorts perform their appointed function dutifully. However, Gore wasn't finished with this ideology after it selected the fabric. Instead, a special focus was placed on both fit and construction. Starting with the latter, these shorts feature shifted seams that move the seams away from the locomotion of the legs. Accordingly, your legs aren't confronted with the seams during the pedaling motion, and thus, chafing as a result of movement is eliminated. Furthermore, the cut of the shorts lends itself to further reducing abrasion by essentially being pre-shaped to ...

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Countdown 2.0 Short - Women's Jazzy Pink, L

How many times have you had to weigh out the advantages of durability versus comfort in regard to mountain bike shorts? We're willing to bet that it's too many. Well, with the Countdown 2. 0 Women's Shorts, Gore Bike Wear took into account all of the precarious variables that the all-mountain rider encounters. And accordingly, these shorts provide unprecedented levels of comfort, flexibility, storage, and durability. Essentially, Gore created one pair of shorts for every part of the mountain. While many shorts that bear the self-appointed 'all-mountain' classification are constructed from materials like cordura or other stuffy and stiff fabrics like it, Gore used entirely different approach for the Countdown 2. 0. Instead, Gore opted for a 100% polyester composition, ensuring the utmost in breathability, moisture management, and freedom of movement. This isn't to say that the shorts are flimsy, far from it. Instead, you'll find thicknesses of polyester are durable, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable. This plays directly to what Gore calls its Outfit Systems. Essentially, like the Countdown lineage, this system ensures the right tool for the job. It's comprised of three layers, each with its own purpose. Layer one provides moisture management, layer two (where these shorts fall under) provides thermo-regulation, and layer three provides protection from the elements. So, it's easy to see that these shorts perform their appointed function dutifully. However, Gore wasn't finished with this ideology after it selected the fabric. Instead, a special focus was placed on both fit and construction. Starting with the latter, these shorts feature shifted seams that move the seams away from the locomotion of the legs. Accordingly, your legs aren't confronted with the seams during the pedaling motion, and thus, chafing as a result of movement is eliminated. Furthermore, the cut of the shorts lends itself to further reducing abrasion by essentially being pre-shaped to ...

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Countdown 2.0 Short - Women's Olive, L

How many times have you had to weigh out the advantages of durability versus comfort in regard to mountain bike shorts? We're willing to bet that it's too many. Well, with the Countdown 2. 0 Women's Shorts, Gore Bike Wear took into account all of the precarious variables that the all-mountain rider encounters. And accordingly, these shorts provide unprecedented levels of comfort, flexibility, storage, and durability. Essentially, Gore created one pair of shorts for every part of the mountain. While many shorts that bear the self-appointed 'all-mountain' classification are constructed from materials like cordura or other stuffy and stiff fabrics like it, Gore used entirely different approach for the Countdown 2. 0. Instead, Gore opted for a 100% polyester composition, ensuring the utmost in breathability, moisture management, and freedom of movement. This isn't to say that the shorts are flimsy, far from it. Instead, you'll find thicknesses of polyester are durable, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable. This plays directly to what Gore calls its Outfit Systems. Essentially, like the Countdown lineage, this system ensures the right tool for the job. It's comprised of three layers, each with its own purpose. Layer one provides moisture management, layer two (where these shorts fall under) provides thermo-regulation, and layer three provides protection from the elements. So, it's easy to see that these shorts perform their appointed function dutifully. However, Gore wasn't finished with this ideology after it selected the fabric. Instead, a special focus was placed on both fit and construction. Starting with the latter, these shorts feature shifted seams that move the seams away from the locomotion of the legs. Accordingly, your legs aren't confronted with the seams during the pedaling motion, and thus, chafing as a result of movement is eliminated. Furthermore, the cut of the shorts lends itself to further reducing abrasion by essentially being pre-shaped to ...

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Bicycle Parts & Accessories 1.5 mm x 2000 mm Bicycle Brake Cable 374034

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Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. The M-Wave universal brake cable fits road and mountain style brake levers. The strong cable is long enough to complete any job. M-Wave replacement parts are for those who want an upgrade in performance.

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Origin Primeiro Complete Mountain Bike Pearl White, M

Simplicity and straight-forward, female-specific tweaks to Santa Cruz's Superlight made the Juliana a favorite among dirt divas since '99. That was almost fifteen years ago, and now Juliana is being turned into its own division, with multiple models, and headed by none other than Juli Furtado. And, that original, successful formula soldiers on with modern updates as the Origin dressed here in the Premeiro complete mountain bike package. Now, Small and Medium models ride on 29in wheels, reserving 26in ones for the X-Small version. Like the Segundo build, the Origin Premeiro is focused on value, but it steps up the performance game with a FOX Racing Shock up front and Shimano SLX components replacing Deore. You'll still find the Origin Premeiro equipped with Deore cranks, but the rear derailleur, shifters, cassette, and chain are now SLX. The wheels consist of a Shimano M756 rear hub and Sram 716 front hub laced to WTB ST i19 rims with DT Swiss spokes. It also gets Deore disc brakes over the Segundo's Elixir 1's. While these components contribute to this Origin's impressive performance, the biggest contributing factor is its alloy, single pivot frame. Due to this, the Origin offers performance that can rival bikes costing twice as much -- with the reliability to keep it out of the shop and on the trail. The light yet strong, hydroformed aluminum front and rear triangles are shaped and butted to place more material where it's needed. This ensures strength and stiffness for confident descending. But that strength isn't going to hamper your climb to the top, because of the hydroforming. any excess weight is eliminated to keep the Origin feathery. With big, 29in wheels, stiffness is paramount, that's why you'll find that the rear triangle has an asymmetric shape. This prevents flex and ensures suspension motion is directed to the rear shock and not into flexing the frame, which would cause it to dog trot around switchbacks or across rock gardens. The Origin relies ...

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18 in. Dark Knight Alloy Mens All Terrain Mountain Bike - 142-0218

Shop for Bicycles from Hayneedle.com! It is not vengeance, it is not Batman, but it is the Titan 18 in. Dark Knight Alloy Men's All Terrain Mountain Bike. This rugged 21-speed ride goes far beyond a cool name, however. The 18-in. aluminum alloy frame and arm bars give this bike a super lightweight durability that allows you to go faster and higher without sacrificing strength. The 26 in. double wall alloy wheels with mountain bike tires give you good grip to take advantage of the SHIMANO SIS gear set with front and rear derailleurs. And as you're zooming along streets or trails, the front ZOOM shocks and the cross-drilled front disc brake give you expert handling to maintain control of your ride. The adjustable seat post and arm bar help you customize this bike for a perfect fit for your body and performance. And little extras like the center-mount kickstand, comfort-grip handles, and a water bottle cage make this bike a smooth, easy, and all-out enjoyable ride. Upon arrival, some light assembly will be required using simple hand tools.About Bike USA IncBike USA Inc was founded in Pennsylvania in 1995 and is working hard to cook up generous portions of excitement, dependability, value and fun in their bicycles and other sports products. Their new-product team devotes months to dialing in the specs on the hills surrounding our Pennsylvania facility, and their efforts result in the best that modern mountain bicycles are all about; no hype, no nonsense and no untested, over-the-edge technology, just the finest bike values available today. They've also designed a full line of skateboards, safety products and bike accessories that put them right at the front of an active market that demands appealing styles that are both durable and safe. From their warehouse in northeast Pennsylvania, they serve a worldwide market that is looking for new and better ways to spend their free time outdoors.

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Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29in

The Maxxis Ignitor 29-inch Tire first rolled onto the scene about 10 years ago, making it one of the first 29er tires available. It's stuck around this long for a number of reasons, including its ready-for-anything tread pattern, and the fact that the Ignitor continues to roll fast with two casing options. Both Ignitors use Maxxis' Aramid folding bead, all-round proficient 70a durometer rubber, and ramped pentagonal knobs. But, the F60 SC uses a 60 tpi nylon casing and the F120 SC eXC/EXO has a 120 tpi nylon casing. The latter adds 100 grams to the tire's mass, but gives a more supple ride over varied terrain. Usually, higher tpi counts result in a lighter tire, however, in this instance, Maxxis' EXO protection adds an extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material to the sidewalls. While this increases weight, the added puncture protection is much appreciated and the EXO is highly flexible to ensure performance remains unaffected. As stated above, the Ignitor continues to use ramped pentagonal knobs, earning it ample traction in almost any riding conditions. The Maxxis Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29in has a clincher bead and comes in an XC-friendly 2. 1in width.

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Joplin Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Siren Red, M

The 2015 Juliana Joplin Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike is something rare: a fast, light, fully-equipped, women's-specific dual-suspension 29er. Are speed and smoothness your biggest desires out on the trail? Look no further. First thing's first: why step up to 29-inch wheels? They may be a bit heavier than traditional 26-inch wheels, which can make the bikes slightly less agile and slightly slower to accelerate, but once you've adjusted to them, they offer tremendous advantages, like lower approach and departure angles to roll over obstacles more easily, and increased contact patch length for greater traction in cornering and climbing. The greater inertia of the larger wheels maintains your momentum better, as well. To be fair, it took a few generations before most manufacturers could dial in the proper geometry to 29ers so that they didn't feel awkward on the trails, but the Joplin is an excellent example of it done right. The Joplin's also a well-balanced bike, with agile handling and geometry that's slightly aggressive, but not so much so as to compromise its comfort in non-aggressive situations. It's as capable on the climbs or descents as you want it to be. A size Small is available, too, with a very low standover height, making the Joplin an exceptionally friendly 29er to shorter riders out there. Santa Cruz, Juliana's parent company, has long been established as masters in alloy formation, and the Joplin showcases this, as well. Hydroformed and butted tubes create a laterally stiff and responsive chassis, with a tapered head tube for accurate steering and threaded bottom bracket to keep maintenance down. The bottom line is a fast, stable machine that's as happy to race as it is to quietly cruise your favorite trails for an afternoon. Santa Cruz and Juliana's revered VPP suspension platform can be blamed for much of the Joplin's overachieving performance, as well. Granting the Joplin 100mm of rear-wheel travel, the wheel doesn't simply bounce up and d...

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18 in. Dark Knight Alloy Mens All Terrain Mountain Bike - 142-0218

Shop for Bicycles from Hayneedle.com! It is not vengeance, it is not Batman, but it is the Titan 18 in. Dark Knight Alloy Men's All Terrain Mountain Bike. This rugged 21-speed ride goes far beyond a cool name, however. The 18-in. aluminum alloy frame and arm bars give this bike a super lightweight durability that allows you to go faster and higher without sacrificing strength. The 26 in. double wall alloy wheels with mountain bike tires give you good grip to take advantage of the SHIMANO SIS gear set with front and rear derailleurs. And as you're zooming along streets or trails, the front ZOOM shocks and the cross-drilled front disc brake give you expert handling to maintain control of your ride. The adjustable seat post and arm bar help you customize this bike for a perfect fit for your body and performance. And little extras like the center-mount kickstand, comfort-grip handles, and a water bottle cage make this bike a smooth, easy, and all-out enjoyable ride. Upon arrival, some light assembly will be required using simple hand tools.About Bike USA IncBike USA Inc was founded in Pennsylvania in 1995 and is working hard to cook up generous portions of excitement, dependability, value and fun in their bicycles and other sports products. Their new-product team devotes months to dialing in the specs on the hills surrounding our Pennsylvania facility, and their efforts result in the best that modern mountain bicycles are all about; no hype, no nonsense and no untested, over-the-edge technology, just the finest bike values available today. They've also designed a full line of skateboards, safety products and bike accessories that put them right at the front of an active market that demands appealing styles that are both durable and safe. From their warehouse in northeast Pennsylvania, they serve a worldwide market that is looking for new and better ways to spend their free time outdoors.

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Hayneedle
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Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29in F60 SC, 29x2.10

The Maxxis Ignitor 29-inch Tire first rolled onto the scene about 10 years ago, making it one of the first 29er tires available. It's stuck around this long for a number of reasons, including its ready-for-anything tread pattern, and the fact that the Ignitor continues to roll fast with two casing options. Both Ignitors use Maxxis' Aramid folding bead, all-round proficient 70a durometer rubber, and ramped pentagonal knobs. But, the F60 SC uses a 60 tpi nylon casing and the F120 SC eXC/EXO has a 120 tpi nylon casing. The latter adds 100 grams to the tire's mass, but gives a more supple ride over varied terrain. Usually, higher tpi counts result in a lighter tire, however, in this instance, Maxxis' EXO protection adds an extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material to the sidewalls. While this increases weight, the added puncture protection is much appreciated and the EXO is highly flexible to ensure performance remains unaffected. As stated above, the Ignitor continues to use ramped pentagonal knobs, earning it ample traction in almost any riding conditions. The Maxxis Ignitor Mountain Bike Tire - 29in has a clincher bead and comes in an XC-friendly 2. 1in width.

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Zaskar 27.5 Elite Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Matte Black, M

We often like to say the best way to learn how to carve up the trail is to spend some time on a hardtail. Nothing puts you in better touch with the earth than a hardtail, helping you feel what the tires and frame are doing before suspension components dull the trail's message. And, whether learning how to shred or just in the market for a solid, reliable, and fun hardtail, the GT Zaskar 27. 5 Elite Complete Mountain Bike is tough to beat. Of course, the skeleton of any hardtail mountain bike is its frame, and that frame informs every aspect of the bike's performance. GT has spent the better part of more than three decades studying this, and the Zaskar is a great demonstration of what its engineers have come to understand. The Zaskar 27. 5 frame uses a proprietary blend of aluminum alloys called Speed Metal Ultra, with each metal allocated specifically to various areas of the frame, including the top tube, seat tube, down tube, bottom bracket junction, and other areas wherein the demands on the material are unique to that particular section. The result is a fine-tuned frame that's light enough to slay some cross-country singletrack but tough enough to rip some serious all-mountain trails, as well. A big portion of the frame's capability is owed to GT's famed Triple Triangle design. The seatstays are elongated to join the mainframe not at the seat tube/top tube junction, but further forward on the top tube. The seat stays are welded to the frame not just here, but also where they cross the seat tube. This configuration achieves several things. First, it shrinks the rear triangle. The tighter angles make it stiffer, for greater acceleration and less torque-robbing torsional flex under load. Secondly, the fact that the seatstays stay straighter for longer before they join the frame means they are wider at the seat tube junction, again reinforcing lateral stiffness for greater stability and responsiveness. Of equal importance is the durability which the design affor...

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Zaskar 27.5 Sport Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Gloss White, M

On the hunt for a bargain that doesn't ride like one? The GT Zaskar 27. 5 Sport Complete Mountain Bike makes a perfect entry-level ride for newcomers to the sport, or simply for those who place emphasis on value over flash, with a solid build of parts and a tough-but-light alloy frame to keep you rolling. Of course, the skeleton of any hardtail mountain bike is its frame, and that frame informs every aspect of the bike's performance. GT has spent the better part of more than three decades studying this, and the Zaskar is a great demonstration of what its engineers have come to understand. The Zaskar 27. 5 frame uses a proprietary blend of aluminum alloys called Speed Metal Ultra, with each metal allocated specifically to various areas of the frame, including the top tube, seat tube, down tube, bottom bracket junction, and other areas wherein the demands on the material are unique to that particular section. The result is a fine-tuned frame that's light enough to slay some cross-country singletrack but tough enough to rip some serious all-mountain trails, as well. A big portion of the frame's capability is owed to GT's famed Triple Triangle design. The seatstays are elongated to join the mainframe not at the seat tube/top tube junction, but further forward on the top tube. The seatstays are welded to the frame not just here, but also where they cross the seat tube. This configuration achieves several things. First, it shrinks the rear triangle. The tighter angles make it stiffer, for greater acceleration and less torque-robbing torsional flex under load. Secondly, the fact that the seatstays stay straighter for longer before they join the frame means they are wider at the seat tube junction, again reinforcing lateral stiffness for greater stability and responsiveness. Of equal importance is the durability which the design affords -- there's a reason you see so many decades-old GT frames still roaming the trails out there, and this is a big part of the reason why....

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Helion Carbon Pro Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Matte Black/Blue, M

When some of the best mountain bike engineers in the world meets some of the best mountain bike materials in the world, you get podium-topping machines like the all-new 2015 GT Helion Pro Carbon Complete Mountain Bike, and you a get a bike that has put the rest of the industry on high alert. The Helion Pro's frame benefits from GT's recent years of investing enormously in developing the most advanced applications of carbon fiber to the world of mountain biking. While they have a few different versions of the specific carbon types they've developed, the Helion Pro utilizes only the lightest and strongest, called FOC Ultra. FOC stands for Force Optimized Construction, which is a vague way of describing GT's complicated proprietary process of allocating carbon to various areas of the frame and aligning its fibers within fractions of millimeters of precision to achieve maximum stiffness where the frame needs it, and shed all excessive weight at the same time. The result is a chassis that has only been on the market for a few months, but has already won numerous awards for its outstanding overall performance, and it's causing a lot of frustration among GT's competitors. Helping out that performance is GT's revolutionary Independent Drivetrain suspension platform. The idea of isolating the drivetrain so that it's not affected by suspension movement is nothing new, but GT's approach is, and it works really, really well. The crankset and the rest of the drivetrain make their home entirely on the rear triangle, unlike many designs that put the crank on the mainframe and the rest of the drivetrain parts on the rear triangle. The problem with this is suspension compression that occurs with pedal force, robbing you of efficiency. It's simpler to build bikes this way -- indeed, the I. D. system on the Helion is complicated to look at, but it works. Sprinting or out-of-saddle climbing is rewarded with hardtail-like efficiency, not dependent on a shock's damping, yet it's in...

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5010 Mountain Bike Frame - 2015 Orange/Lime Green, L

It's easy to spend weeks, if not months, sorting through the avalanche of mountain bike models that debut or are redesigned every year, sorting and sifting through catalogs and websites, just trying to find The One -- that one bike that fits your budget and can do it all, from your occasional XC race, to your days riding the lifts, to your multi-day backcountry adventures. There are some compelling entries out there, but allow us to assert that the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Mountain Bike Frame you see here is the cream of the do-it-all crop. It's unchanged from the 2014 model with the exception of some new colors, which means it's still the perfect platform on which to build your ultimate one-bike bike. What makes it so? Many things, but here are the highlights: First, 27. 5-inch wheels, the sweet spot between big-wheel 29ers and old-school 26ers. Second, 125mm of rear wheel travel, landing right between short-travel race rigs and big-hit trail-crushers. Third, perfectly neutral geometry that can climb, descend, and handle with the best of them. Fourth is the light, stiff aluminum chassis and all the wonderful things that you can do upon it, while saving a good chunk of money compared to the carbon fiber version, too. Speaking of which, we'll admit that the carbon version of the 5010 delivers the model's purest performance, but the alloy version here showcases the latest and greatest of Santa Cruz's expertise in the manipulation of aluminum, delivering a frame that's only slightly heavier than its fibrous friend. Butted and hydroformed tubes take optimized shapes that came to be as the result of countless test-riding hours and computer model simulation, resulting in, among other things, excellent standover height and a tapered head tube for steering precision. On the whole, handling and lateral stiffness are superb, and the chassis is still light enough to race but tough enough to take some drops. Were it not for the scales or the ring from the flick of your fingerna...

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Helion Carbon Expert Complete Mountain Bike - 2015 Gloss White/Orange, L

It's hard to find a weak spot in the 2015 GT Helion Expert Carbon Complete Mountain Bike's armor. It's got top-notch materials, a revolutionary suspension platform, a great build, and for everything you get, we think the price ain't all that bad, either. The Helion Expert's frame benefits from GT's recent years of investing enormously in developing the most advanced applications of carbon fiber to the world of mountain biking. While they have a few different versions of the specific carbon types they've developed, the Helion Expert utilizes only the lightest and strongest, called FOC Ultra. FOC stands for Force Optimized Construction, which is a vague way of describing GT's complicated proprietary process of allocating carbon to various areas of the frame and aligning its fibers within fractions of millimeters of precision to achieve maximum stiffness where the frame needs it, and shed all excessive weight at the same time. The result is a chassis that has only been on the market for a few months, but has already won numerous awards for its outstanding overall performance, and it's causing a lot of frustration among GT's competitors. Helping out that performance is GT's revolutionary Independent Drivetrain suspension platform. The idea of isolating the drivetrain so that it's not affected by suspension movement is nothing new, but GT's approach is, and it works really, really well. The crankset and the rest of the drivetrain make their home entirely on the rear triangle, unlike many designs that put the crank on the mainframe and the rest of the drivetrain parts on the rear triangle. The problem with this is suspension compression that occurs with pedal force, robbing you of efficiency. It's simpler to build bikes this way -- indeed, the I. D. system on the Helion is complicated to look at, but it works. Sprinting or out-of-saddle climbing is rewarded with hardtail-like efficiency, not dependent on a shock's damping, yet it's incredibly compliant, and the fron...

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R.I.P. 9 RDO Carbon Mountain Bike Frame - 2015 Licorice, L

When Niner releases a new model, competitors and consumers alike take notice. This is because of Niner's persistent research and design that squeezes every ounce of performance from the popular 29er platform. With 125mm of travel, the carbon fiber R. I. P. 9 RDO Mountain Bike Frame continues Niner's tradition of shaking up the market by pushing its bikes to the next level. As big wheels are becoming more prevalent, they're proving themselves on more and more technical terrain, and the demand for longer-travel options is growing. Where Niner's WFO 9 is a 140mm travel bruiser, and the JET 9 is a 100mm travel featherweight, the R. I. P. 9 smartly strikes a perfect balance between the two. And now with Niner's RDO treatment, it's destined to become the top choice for weight-focused endurance racers and backcountry adventurers. Niner's Race Day Optimized (RDO) designs have been steadily proving their merit, and that's due to the level of refinement that goes into each product. Niner engineers use the latest computer modeling to explore every conceivable option before moving onto physical prototype testing. Then, using both in-house and independent testing facilities, Niner accumulates hours and hours of fatigue testing before placing the protos under its highly skilled, enthusiastic, and abusive riders. The results are clear -- a carbon monocoque structure has a massive and menacing bottom bracket area with a removable ISCG05 chain-guide mount, a direct-mount front derailleur interface, 142mm rear spacing, titanium frame guards, and carbon linkages to boot. To say the R. I. P. 9 RDO checks all of the boxes is an understatement. But, those attributes are worthless without a proven geometry, and luckily, Niner's already sorted its mid-travel geometry with the alloy R. I. P. 9. While the R. I. P. 9 RDO's angles are based on its alloy stable mate, it's no carbon copy. The RDO treatment included a redesigned rear triangle and suspension links, where the use of carbon a...

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