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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…

Design & Innovation Award 2015, Meet the Jury: Nico Lau

The highlight of the cycling industry calendar, the Design & Innovation Award 2015, is approaching fast. Our team is now packing up all the exciting products, ready to be ridden, tested and analyzed on the incredible trails of South Tyrol. Our mission is to award the world’s most innovative products and technologies, and joining us Read more…

Work in the Biz-Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

From the “awesome” news department”, SRAM, Liv, QBP, United Bicycle Institute (UBI), Pedro’s and Park Tool have joined together to offer ten scholarships for women bike mechanics to attend UBI. This scholarship is dedicated to getting more women on bikes and supporting the development of female mechanics. This opportunity is open to aspiring or experienced Read more…

Factory Visit: Sunny Times in Rainy Portland with Chris King

During the course of any discussion on cycling and mountain biking history, many names will be tossed around. As the talk continues and evolves, names of people who were around in the beginning and are still heavily involved come up. Names like Chris King. While Chris might not have been riding with the crew on Read more…

The New Thirty7even Bikewear Collection 2015 is out now!

Release your inner superhero, Thirty7even have released a new clothing line that will bring some kick-ass to your riding. Heaven and earth, mind and matter, heart and soul – Made by racers. Jerseys and shorts which go beyond ordinary bikewear: they are the bond between earthly world and divinity. Your blood is pulsating. You can Read more…