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First Ride Review: 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

First Ride Review: 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

It wasn't that long ago that Ibis shook up the world of high-end mountain bikes with their release of their Ripmo AF; an aluminum version of the wildly popular Ripmo frame with a bit more attitude and ultra-smart budget build. Well, they've done it again but this time with the Ripmo's little sibling, the Ripley. Ibis is now offering a more aggressive alloy version of their more svelte and nimble 29er 120mm XC/trail bike. With this new AF iteration, the Ripley is no longer a slightly aggressive cross country/lightweight trail bike. Now the Ripmo and the Ripley are opposite ends of the same rowdy spectrum. The new Ripley AF, despite it’s size, is an extremely capable and rowdy trail bike. So, we headed out to the trail, threw a leg over this new rig and checked out some of the changes and improvements Ibis has made to the new Alloy Ripley.

Ride Review: Specialized 2FO Roost Shoes

Ride Review: Specialized 2FO Roost Shoes

Specialized has just dropped their latest version of their popular 2FO mountain bike shoes. This version comes with some impressive updates and a new name. We’ve been cranking out the miles and sessioning our local trail center to put the 2FO Roost to test. Read on for all the details and our ride review on these new shoe contenders.

STACYC: SHARE THE LOVE OF RIDING

STACYC: SHARE THE LOVE OF RIDING

Getting your little grom on a bike and teaching them to riding is one of the greatest joys a cyclist parent experiences. Watching the joy as they discover their new found freedom to explore and to experience the world on two wheels. But, these years aren’t without frustration. The feeling of guilt as you head out for a ride without your kiddo because they struggle to keep up or the extra burden of dragging them around with a tag-along setup or frame seat are very real issues. Luckily, STACYC Cycles are a stellar tool to bridge the skills developed over these years.

Just Landed: Ride Concepts Vice Shoes

Just Landed: Ride Concepts Vice Shoes

Ride Concepts made a big splash when they dropped their initial lineup of MTB shoes. That lineup continues to grow and impress. Their latest addition to their bike shoe lineup is aimed at the dirt jump, BMX and slopestyle segments where pedal feel is crucial. Bringing technical features to a lifestyle shoe design, the Vice looks to offer the best in ride performance while still able to be worn as an all-day kick around shoe. Will Ride Concepts be able to shake up another segment of riding with their new Vice shoes? Check out the details below from Ride Concepts's Vice press release.

Employee Review: Deity Deftrap Pedal

Employee Review: Deity Deftrap Pedal

Over the years, Deity has been cranking out some of the best flat pedals for years and their latest nylon composite pedal, the Deftrap, continues that stellar legacy, and then some! A few of us, at Jenson USA, have had the opportunity to put these pedals to the test. Take a look inside to see our full ride review and pedal details.

First Look: Deity Deftrap Composite  Pedals

First Look: Deity Deftrap Composite Pedals

Deity has just introduced the Deftrap; a pedal that marries the massive pedal platform and other key features of the T-Mac with the tried-and-true reliability and value of the composite Compound pedals. Plus, they come in the full range of grip colors that Deity offers, so you can keep your whip dialed in style. We've just gotten our hands (er... feet) on these new pedals and are putting them through testing for deeper look videos and articles. In the meantime, read on below for the official press release from Deity.