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OKA & SHAN – Two new Trail Hardtails from Production Privée

With most of the bikes we feature on the website being full suspension bikes, its easy to forget that there is more to the sport than that. Production Privée has given us a refreshing reminder of how rad trail hardtails can be. Hardtails are often overlooked but with the right geometry and parts you can Read more…

Winning Bike: The golden Focus SAM of SSES winner Fabian Scholz

Fabian Scholz received this bike as a reward for winning the Specialized SRAM Enduro series this past summer. It is the team issue bike that is normally red, with some custom parts and appropriate gold accents – a true winners bike! The most important part of each bike is the frame. Fabi is riding a Read more…

Exclusive: Rest and evaluate, making the most of your winter

It’s the end of another awesome mountain bike season for most of us. You had a killer season, saw lots of old friends and made a bunch of new ones. You visited new places and returned to ones you loved. It other words, it was totally fantastic. But maybe your race results didn’t go as Read more…

The World of ENDURO in October: Winter is Coming!

As racers wash the Finale Ligure dust from their race bikes, with the exception of a scattering of local races, the 2014 enduro season is over, and what an awesome season it has been. But before the race bikes were packed away, we scoured the pits to find the coolest machines, bringing you bike checks Read more…

EWS Tipping Game winner Mika Kangas receives his Focus SAM

Nearly 6000 of you participated in the Tipping game for the Enduro World series this year, awesome! From over 100 countries, Mika Kangas from Finland took home the top prize, The Focus SAM 1.0. You can read our review of the bike here. We met up with Mika in Stuttgart where he had checked out Read more…

Design & Innovation Award 2015, Meet the Jury: Vali Höll

A highlight in the annual bike industry calendar is just around the corner: the 2015 Design & Innovation Award is about to take place. From next week our 25 strong team will be extensively testing and analysing the best 2015 products in the South Tyrol. Our mission is to highlight the most innovative and best Read more…

Design & Innovation Award 2015, Meet the jury: Valentina Macheda

The highlight of the cycling industry calendar is happening right now, bikes and kit are being unloaded in a Castle in South Tyrol, ready to be tested by our expert jury. Our mission is to award the world’s most innovative products and technologies, and joining us will be a select jury of six of the Read more…

Getting Freaky with Costumed Antics at the Moab Ho-Down

The weather was unusually warm for the 9th annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival in stunning Moab, Utah October 23-26th. This annual fundraiser has become a must hit event for hundreds of people from around the world. The 4 day long festival is often touted as ‘the best bike event of the year.’ Racers, riders, Read more…

News: 2015 Spank Bikes UK Grassroots Rider Scheme

For the 2015 Season, Spank Bikes are looking for up and coming talent on the UK Enduro and Downhill scene. The Spank Bikes Grass Roots Rider Scheme offers the chance to compete and ride using some of the industry’s best components and wheels as a complete package. Spank Bikes are looking for rising stars competing Read more…

Project Unbreakable: Part Two, nobody was expecting that!

Project Unbreakable, the quest to find a bike tough enough to withstand the demands of a British Winter, under the ‘care’ of our toughest bike tester. If you did not catch part one, you can check it out here. Jim Buchanan has certainly racked up more broken bike parts than any other tester on the Read more…