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Adventure: Mountainbiking in India – A Discovery

This year Mesum, the director of Mtb Mag India, decided to fly down to India to really survey the biking scene in India. He was majorly stoked to take part in a big DH race which unfortunately was cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Quickly all plans had to be changed and the journey became a Read more…

News: Kona 2015 – New Process 167 & Process 134 SE

While the official release of the 2015 Kona line-up is still a week up, we had the chance to have a look on the new models of the Canadian cult-brand already. In addition to an special edition of the Process 134 for smaller and lighter riders, the all-new Process 167 bikepark-bike/superenduro is the main Highlight. Read more…

Race Report: Gravity Enduro Ireland Round #3 – Ballyhoura

It doesn’t feel like it’s been two months since there’s been a running of a Gravity Enduro Ireland event but Biking.ie have brought us back from the Enduro break with a bang! Based about the trail centre at Ballyhoura, which has recently had a huge revamp to repair winter storm damage and provide welcome improvements Read more…

Longterm Test: Norco Range Carbon LE 2014 Review

Norco hits the enduro-market with the all-new Range-series, in issue #10 the Range Carbon LE already showed its capability in the ‘Enduro World Series Bikes Test’. In a strong field of bikes the Norco finished third and impressed us for pure enduro racing. After the EWS-Bikes test we took the Range home and made some Read more…

News: The Orange Segment, A New Short Travel 29er

The Segment. Divides opinions. Conquers trails. Designed to be the fastest all-rounder we could make, the Segment takes preconceptions about what is possible on a short travel bike and pulls them apart. A 120/110mm travel 29er that can ride way beyond its travel figure, the Segment balances its inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and Read more…

Justin Leov’s diary: EWS Round #4 – Becoming a dad!

Straight after Valloire the last EWS round, I flew back to New Zealand for a couple of weeks. Coming back to minimal winter daylight hours and cooler temperatures took a bit of adjusting to do. Still being home, local food, familiar training loops and seeing Tory (my wife) again was brilliant. Tory was 9 months Read more…

First Look: New Specialized Enduro 650B

From technical back-country journeys to stage racing through a mountain range, the new Enduro is built to answer the call of adventure. Already the most capable machine on the mountain, the Enduro is now available in both 29er and 650b wheel sizes, and with lightweight carbon fiber and alloy frame options there’s a perfect Enduro Read more…

Team Tested: Specialized 2FO Shoe Review

Specialized announces a new all-mountain shoe, the 2FO. Riders who like going downhill need slightly different shoes. Read on to find out if the new 2FO fulfills those needs. I was waiting to do one final test before giving the new Specialized 2FO shoe a verdict. As a working photographer, shooting mountain bike races, I’m Read more…

Photo Report: Big Mountain Enduro Round 3, Day 2

Day 2 at Keystone Resort for Round #3 of the Big Mountain Enduro was another action packed day. Intensity was high and the effects of racing on the most physical, rowdy course, at high altitude, on Day 1, were taking their toll on all competitors. But it’s always the case in racing, especially with this Read more…

Race Report: Santa Cruz Montenbaik Rd.#4 – Puchuncaví

With 400 riders on the track and the win going to the national title holder, Nicolas Prudencio (Giant) the 4th round of the National Championship “Santa Cruz Montenbaik Enduro by MTBLab 2014” returned to the Valparaiso Region after seven months. In the only visit of the season to the Canela area, the 36 kilometers track Read more…