Marin's popular Rift Zone has had a complete makeover for 2007. Those swoopy curves will grab the headlines, but the suspension has been completely reworked too and it now offers an inch more rear travel over last year's model.
There was a time when no self-respecting crosscountry racer would contemplate riding a full suspension bike. But times change, and Mongoose's Canaan Elite is aimed at wannabe racers who like their trails both fast and smooth.
The Saracen Ariel 3 is designed for riders who tolerate the climbs so that they can enjoy hammering the descents. So is it a viable all-day companion?The chassisSaracen's designers have solved a lot of long travel-related hassles -