Ballin’ on a budget: Devinci’s Kobain is a
trail slayer for just $1500. This aluminum
hardtail features 27.5-inch-plus wheels
or 29-inch wheels if a rider chooses. It
also has a Rockshox Sektor fork with 120
millimeters of travel, a 1x10 drivetrain and
a dropper seatpost. The Kobain is stiff,
thanks to its thru-axles and Boost spacing, and easy to maneuver with its wide
Smith athletes: Graham Agassiz (aka
Aggy) and Brett Rheeder stopped by the
Smith booth to sign some autographs.
Rheeder later went on to win the high-fly-ing Red Bull Joyride event.
Trek’s new enduro weapon: The Trek Slash has long been known as a burly, aggressive
trailbike, but the all-new 2017 version is next level. The frame is now much stiffer, thanks
to its Straight Shot downtube, and wicked fast, thanks to its big and quick-rolling 29er
wheels. We rode the new Slash and had an absolute blast. Keep your eyes peeled for a
more detailed review later down the road.
Trail-ready: The Mongoose Teocali is
a 160-millimeter trailbike that features
Manitou suspension, an XT drivetrain and
a dropper seatpost. The Teocali has 27.5-
inch wheels and is ready to rip a trail near
Slopestyle legend: Brandon Semenuk is
one of the most well-known freeride mountain bikers in the world due to his smooth,
calculated and ultra-impressive tricks.
Here, he signed a fan’s helmet and jokingly
told him not to crash.
Free swag: Everyone loves free stuff,
especially when it’s literally thrown at them.
Race Face stood on top of their booth and
threw hats, accessories and more to the
crowd members willing to get the loudest.
Eye on the prize: Smith introduced the
ChromaPop lens that is ideal for low-light
conditions. These goggles quickly became
our favorites during the event, as they transitioned well between the bright sunlight
and dense forest.