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European Enduro Series #1 Punta Ala: Practice & Prologue

The Bandite Trail Area in Punta Ala awaited international racers of 11 nations to race the first ever European Enduro Series. Known from last year’s opening event of the Enduro World Series, Punta Ala offers some very challenging tracks. As official media partner ENDURO was on location to bring you the latest news! Read on Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Carver ICB 02 26″

In 2012, the forum community of MTB-News.de and Carver started a crowdsourcing project which resulted in the Carver ICB (Internet Community Bike). The ICB has replaceable dropouts, which means you can also buy it with 27.5” wheels or convert it later. The 26” Carver ICB 2.0 supplied for the test is no lightweight, and looks Read more…

Video Report: Practice day / EWS 2014 Round One

Take a look at the first report from Nevados de Chillán, CHILE live from the First Round of the Enduro World Series 2014, “Santa Cruz Montenbaik Enduro by MTBLab”. Report training day / EWS 2014 FIRST ROUND from Montenbaik.com on Vimeo.

Grouptest Trailbikes: Canyon Spectral AL 8.0

Canyon’s latest offering had to compete last year in some of the Enduro World Series races and the Trans Provence, where the Spectral was put through its paces by Fabien Barel and Joe Barnes. The Spectral is by far the lightest bike in our test at 12.6kg, and this becomes clear as soon as you Read more…

Preview: Specialized SRAM Enduro Series Kick-Off

The Specialized-Sram Enduro Series comes to Italy for the 2014 season opening of the biggest German Enduro championship. The appointment is on 26/27th April in Terlago, 10 minutes from Trento and close to the Garda Lake for a great season opening! Everything is ready in Terlago (a small town in Valle dei Laghi, few minutes Read more…

Photo Report: Practice is over, let the racing begin!

As you read this, racers will be waking up from a fitful nights sleep, getting their gear together, nervously eating breakfast and running through the EWS stages in their minds. Practice is over and it is now time to go full-gas! Lines have been tested, perfected and memorized, stages have been inspected and riders will Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Eight Entry-level Trailbikes

What price is biking fun? If you look at the glossy catalogues of famous bike manufacturers or swipe through past issues of our mag on your iPad, the answer seems to be: “It ain’t cheap”! But this isn’t entirely true. On the one hand, not every bank account can provide the Lamborghini of bikes one Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Alutech Teibun 1.0 V1

The Alutech Teibun could be described as an Alutech Fanes after a face lift, provided with all the 2014 must-have implants by Jürgen Schlender. For example, it has 27.5” wheels as well as a carbon rear end, and is compatible with Stealth dropper posts. On the Teibun the rider takes up a slightly stretched but Read more…

Exclusive: EWS Round 1 Practice: A Racers Perspective!

So it has finally begun, the special stages have been opened for practice and racers have been hitting the trails hard, working up to speed and finding the fastest lines. Opening rounds are always special, the racing will be explosive with everyone hungry for a win after a long winter! As the rounds roll on Read more…

News: Final Days of Voting in Bell Built Grant Program

We’re in the final few days of voting for the Bell Built Grant, a program awarding $100K to be split between three worthy winners. Find out more and place your vote. Voting for the Bell Built trail building grant program for the West Coast region is fully under way. In the running is Mountain Bikers Read more…