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    Interbike 27.5 Trail Bike Reviews: Transition, Devinci, Specialized, Orbea, Rocky Mtn

    I'm posting reviews of bikes that I rode today and pictures/info about new products over the next two days on my bike shop's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dirtmerchan...?ref=bookmarks

    The 27.5 trail bikes that I rode today were:

    Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon
    Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Evo Carbon (150mm travel)
    Devinci Troy - Carbon & Alloy versions
    Orbea Rallon
    Pivot Mach 6
    Transition Patrol (155mm travel)

    I'll be posting more pictures and info over the next several days. Like my Facebook page to get updates.
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    Thanks for sharing. Nice read to accompany my coffee.

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    Nice reviews,thanks!
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    Thanks! I'm excited to be able to share what I am seeing at the show! Let me know if anyone wants me to check out anything in particular. I already have requests to check out small sized suspension bikes and front hubs for radial lacing. I am focused on 120-150mm travel suspension bikes and related components so I will be blogging on tires, wheels, saddles, forks and shocks over the next several days. Let me know what eles you might want to see.
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    count how many times you read

    27.5/650b,
    26, and
    29 on anything

    post a list of the results how many times you see a wheel size listed

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    I can get a rough idea of what I see.
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    Thanks for the reviews. Interested in the Patrol now. I had a similar experience as you on the Troy. Fun bike. A bit surprised by the Specialized.
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    I am trying to find the Transition booth which had been moved. I ws also honesty really surprised by how badly the Specialized Stumpjunper Evo rode. Unfortunately, Specialized is not here for the Expo so I can't get more info on whether geometry changed from the 2014 model which used their 29er front triangle as a starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Thanks for the reviews. Interested in the Patrol now. I had a similar experience as you on the Troy. Fun bike. A bit surprised by the Specialized.
    Just curious Kent, did it ride any different from last year? I don't think they changed the geo.

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    Thanks for the reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I am trying to find the Transition booth which had been moved. I ws also honesty really surprised by how badly the Specialized Stumpjunper Evo rode. Unfortunately, Specialized is not here for the Expo so I can't get more info on whether geometry changed from the 2014 model which used their 29er front triangle as a starting point.
    Any thoughts on the MRP Stage fork on the Rallon? Been wondering about those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokarsky268 View Post
    Just curious Kent, did it ride any different from last year? I don't think they changed the geo.
    I wasn't there. I was just echoing my impressions from last year. You'll have to wait for Outerbike to get my input. :0)
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    Thanks for the reviews. Is the demo over? really keen to get a ride report on the new Transition Scout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik_Yerbouti View Post
    Thanks for the reviews. Is the demo over? really keen to get a ride report on the new Transition Scout
    Dirt Demo is over but check out the video that I just posted of Kevin from Transition Bikes presenting their new 2015 lineup on my Dirt Merchant Bikes Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/dirtmerchan...ation=timeline

    His comment is that the Scout will be a snappy riding bike with a very capable 120mm of travel. The Patrol itself was no slouch so imagine the Scout should be even more snappy and quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    Dirt Demo is over but check out the video that I just posted of Kevin from Transition Bikes presenting their new 2015 lineup on my Dirt Merchant Bikes Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/dirtmerchan...ation=timeline

    His comment is that the Scout will be a snappy riding bike with a very capable 120mm of travel. The Patrol itself was no slouch so imagine the Scout should be even more snappy and quick.
    Ya I saw that...he basically echoed exactly what I'm looking for in my next bike. Something super playful, quick and nimble. I bet it's an absolute blast to ride.

    Now to decide on the New Endorphin or Scout. Soo many awesome bikes coming out these days. We're spoiled...but broke. ha

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    I only got a brief ride in on the MRP fork, but was impressed by its lateral stiffness. There was too much pressure in the fork to get a.good sense of how well it worked as I was riding a fairly mild trail that didn't really tax the fork. It does use fairly low pressure which I like in theory for potential lower stiction and better longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    count how many times you read

    27.5/650b,
    26, and
    29 on anything

    post a list of the results how many times you see a wheel size listed
    I am not seeing wheel size listed in the displays for a large proportion of the exhibitors. Also, the general sentiment that I am getting is that 27.5" wheels don't give up much if anything at all to 26" wheel. A number of DH bikes are also coming out in 27.5".
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