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Spot check | Val Gardena – a stunning valley in the Dolomites

The words ‘South Tyrol’ conjure up images of stunning, rough and ready mountains and their sparse, rocky summits. Accompanied by a mass of cool trails and delicious food, these are the views that we enjoyed on our Spot Check in Val Gardena in the Dolomites. Travel There’s no denying that South Tyrol is a beautiful Read more…

Race Report | Round #2 Oregon Enduro Series, Hood River

The Hood River race is the second event of both the Oregon Enduro Series and the North American Enduro Tour. Hood River’s amazing variety of terrain is a perfect start to the season. This challenging two day event offered multiple stages on both days. The trails in Post Canyon flow naturally through the steep rolling Read more…

The Review | Crash Testing the Specialized Ambush Helmet

Admittedly, reviewing a helmet can end in two ways; yet this runs a path less traveled, giving an in-depth look into how well it performs in a crash. Originally showcasing its prototypes at the SeaOtter festival back in May, Specialized took an extended period of time to get this helmet completely dialed, one thing which Read more…

How To | Replacing the BOA Closure System

The BOA closure system is used on a great variety of bike shoes these days and makes our every-day lives much easier. As the system uses a bit more tech than regular laces many of you may have asked the question: what happens if the cable breaks or the locking system has a defect. That’s Read more…

The Review | MET Parabellum HES Helmet

The explosion of enduro fuelled the demand for open-faced helmets and this is where the long established helmet manufacturer MET fight for top spot with the enduro-orientated Parabellum. With a unique aesthetic, low weight and clever features, this new all-mountain helmet is playing in the premier league. The MET Parabellum is a looker, enough said. Read more…

Trans-Provence 2015 – Day 5: Valdeblore to Sospel

Right then. This report is going to be short ish. The day has been LONG. The more we type into the night the less it will make sense. DAY 5 /// VALDEBLORE – SOSPEL Distance: 62.9km D+: 1381m D-: 4031m What can we tell you? Well, as bang-for-buck goes Day 5 was like winning the Read more…

First Look | The brand new Mondraker Dune Carbon

The day of all days, race day is D-Day. The day when milliseconds are sought after, risks are taken and it’s a question of winning or losing. For Mondraker, the 26th June 2015 is D-Day. Today they’re presenting their brand new, ultimate race-orientated enduro bike: the Dune Carbon. The frame of the Mondraker Dune Carbon Read more…

Preview Issue #017 | Enduro Bike Group Test

We wanted to find the best enduro bike of 2015, but how many of us who buy ‘enduro’ bikes actually race? Even those that do spend more time riding with buddies than against the clock. So when we talk about enduro bikes, why do we always focus just on ‘how fast’. It’s a valid question Read more…

Race Preview | Trans-Provence Riders Expectations

The Trans-Provence is back with a boom for its 7th time, and this one is set to be a cracker. There’s a rather large gap between the Trans-Provence racers and it’s all for good reason, with each course not revisiting major parts of the previous, it takes an entire year to scout and ride spots Read more…

Race Report | Alta Via Stage Race #4

Where adventure meets competition, you can either adapt to your surroundings or get entirely lost and never return. Luckily, in the Alta Via Stage Race, GPS devices are given to teams and are a necessity to actually complete the entire race. Check out what happens when enduro gets thrown into the wilderness! It is very Read more…