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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…

Race Report & Video: Australian Gravity Enduro Series #2 – Bright

The new Australian Gravity Enduro Series founded by Alpine Gravity and Rocky Trail Entertainment saw its second round get a bit “Euro”, with Alpine Gravity taking the Italian Super Enduro format for shorter multi-stage racing each morning of the two day event, and then change to the North American-style Gravity Enduro longer stage format for Read more…

Race Report & Video: BigRide Championship #1 – Ojén, Spain

The starting pistol has gone off, the BIG RIDE  has begun, and Ojen in Malaga has become a landmark for National Enduro .This beautiful location in the heart of the Costa del Sol was the impressive location for the start of the second Spain Enduro Series Big Ride powered by Cannondale last weekend (29th and  30th of March).   All Read more…

First Look: Magura Four Piston Brake

At the Sea Otter Festival Magura were presenting something really interesting in their Booth. It was a newly developed four-piston disc brake which will be integrated with the already known MT series. At the festival booth of the German company, the brake lever was still covered, but we still received some information about the new Read more…

Spotted at Sea Otter: New 160mm Juliana Roubion

If you build it, will they come? If women ask for the bike, will you make it? Juliana responds in a big way. Venturing more and more into their own territory, the Juliana brand is expanding under the tutelage of Santa Cruz Bicycles. It’s a brand for women, and the company’s direction is being driven Read more…