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Video: LaThuile Enduro 2014 – Anka & Sven Martin

The 2014 season of the Enduro World Series is now geared up and La Thuile cannot wait to welcome such a big contest, showing to the whole MTB world its terrain and trails. It’s time to find out a few of the secret corners of this unknown mountain bike paradise, and today we have two Read more…

Race Report: Gravity Enduro Round #1 – Ballinastoe, Ireland

Winter took it’s own good time to leave these shores this year and like many other forests around the country, Ballinastoe took a battering in the seemingly never-ending storms that left trees upturned and trails waterlogged everywhere. Thankfully a trojan effort by the biking.ie trailbuilding team, a relatively fine week’s weather in the run up Read more…

How To: Adjust Travel Range of Fox Talas System

Our first editions of our “How to” workshop guides focused on products by RockShox / SRAM, this time it is the turn of the suspension experts, Fox Racing! We will guide you through how to limit the travel range of the Fox “Talas” lowering system, and so influencing the geometry of the bike and performance Read more…

Race Report: Shimano Epic Enduro, Mons la Trivalle

BMC Enduro Racing Team rider Kerstin Koegler takes us on a trip to the Shimano Epic Enduro in Mons la Trivalle in the beautiful south of France. My day in early February had begun well. I sat with a large cappuccino in front of my laptop checking out an overview of my first race in Read more…

First Look: VP Harrier Flat Pedal 2015

As pedal and shoe technology improves, many riders are making that switch back from clips to flats, enjoying the feel and fluidity that flat pedal riding brings. With the market now full of innovation, a pedal has to offer something very special to stand out! When it comes to choosing a pedal, most riders look Read more…

First Look: The New Manitou McLeod Air Shock

Named after one of the worlds most legendary trail building tools, the new Manitou McLeod is aimed firmly at the trail/enduro segment and with a 4 position platform, claims to offer a good ratio of performance to weight! The shock will be available in a wide variety of sizes and is sure to find itself Read more…

First Look: Polygon’s New Colossus N9 Enduro Bike

If you followed the Enduro World Series last year, you cannot have missed the exciting story of Jamie Nicoll, the self funded privateer racer who came from nowhere to take 3rd at Winterpark, all without the support of a headline sponsor or team! At the end of the season, every brand wanted Jamie on their Read more…

Spotted at Sea Otter: Intense Tracer 275 Forward Geometry

Leaning at Troy Lee Design’s booth we spotted a beautiful raw, custom made Intense Tracer with a bunch of special and interesting features. Welded by Jeff Steber, it seems like Intense is very open to experimentation and testing new geometry concepts. Personally, we are totally convinced that the Forward Geometry (introduced by Mondraker two years Read more…

First Look: New Enduro Tires from Continental

If you pop your head into the Continental stand at Sea Otter you will see that the team are really excited about their new tire range. These tires have been in testing for some time now under the wheels of the Athertons, and Martin Maes will be racing on a set in the first round Read more…

First Look: Shimano 2015 XTR: Stepping up to 11Speed

Since the introduction of SRAMs XX1 group in 2012 – a big step forward in mountain bike drive-trains – everyone was curious to see what the reaction of Shimano would be. Would the big player from Japan follow SRAM or would they keep to their 10-speed philosophy? Now, two years later, it has been unveiled: Read more…