Merlin back in the game: It’s always good
to see a long-standing brand like Merlin
weather the storm like they have. The
brand is now available though Competitive
Cyclist’s website, which allows you to
choose just about any build-kit option
under the sun. Take a minute to check out
their online bike-building tool. We bet you’ll
spend an hour just tinkering.
27.5-specific: Easton’s new aluminum
Vice XLT wheel isn’t simply a resized
26- or 29-inch wheel. Instead, Easton
says that this wheelset was designed
specifically to play to the strengths of
the 27.5-inch diameter.
Clever like a fox: BMC’s new Trail Fox boosts the wheel size up to 29 inches and is
designed to be more versatile than ever. Aimed at the enduro racing crowd, the Trail Fox has
5. 9 inches of travel and relatively slackened geometry.