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News | Onza’s Newest Gravity-Specific Rubber Compound

Since their relaunch in 2008, ONZA Tires have cemented their position on the marketing after developing certain notably well-profiled tyres. But considering the advanced state of technology within the cycling industry, and the ever harder and faster races, a good profile alone isn’t sufficient, as we consistently demand a higher performance from the rubber compound Read more…

First Look | Specialized Announce New Stumpjumper and Rhyme

Ever since the first model rolled off the production line in 1981, the Specialized Stumpjumper has been synonymous with the ‘trail’ sector. For over 30 years the Stumpjumper has evolved with the sport, the geometry and specification changing as trail riding developed. As time moved on it could be argued that bikes are starting to Read more…

First Look | Specialized 6Fatti Stumpjumper and Rhyme

While at the Specialized launch, after we had checked out the new Stumpjumper and Rhymes, excitedly a new range of bikes were rolled out with a much more portly aspect. As a magazine we have spent some time testing the new 6Fatti tyres and brought you the first exclusive conclusions, and now Specialized have released Read more…

Event Recap | Highlights from the Riva Bike Festival 2015

Last weekend the spectacular Lake Garda was once again setting for the Riva del Garda Bike Festival. Just like every year there we all sorts of new products and curiosities to see along with the breathtaking scenery and Italian flair. We’ve put together the following highlights from the 2015 Ziener Bike Festivals 2015. Very controversial Read more…

News | New Tyres and Grips from Ritchey

Ritchey presented two new tyres and four new grips at the Riva del Garda festival. Both tyres are primarily aimed at trail riders and answer to the name Trail Bite and Trail Drive. In addition two new lock-on and two new push-on grips will hit the market Ritchey Trail Bite 2.25 The Ritchey Trail Bite Read more…

News | Marin Stan’s NoTubes Season Kicks Off

Since its foundation in 2014, the Marin/Stan’s NoTubes Enduro Team is now an established alliance of four great riders. Chris Keeble-Smith and Leigh Johnson will be battling it out in Elite Male with the UK’s top riders, whilst Joe Harrison will be making a stand in Senior Male. Martha Gill, being just 17, shows great Read more…

News | Strava Local: Strava Launches Interactive Cityguide

Strava, the global community for athletes, has launched Strava Local to reveal a unique collection of the highest-quality running and cycling adventures in the world. The new data-powered, athlete-curated travel guide for athletes is now live for 12 global cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and New York; it is based on data from over Read more…

Spyshot | Conway 29″-Prototype Spotted

We Make Enduro – Conway has taken up the cause. The abbreviation WME also formed the name for the bike for this category which was until now was only available with 27.5” wheels. At the Riva Bike-Festival however an inconspicuous raw-finished bike with 29” wheels and a different seat tube/bottom bracket area hung next to Read more…

First Look | BH presents its new trail bike, the Lynx 4.8 27.5″ Carbon

During Riva del Garda’s BIKE Festival, Spain’s BH bikes used the opportunity to present their latest model: the BH Lynx 4.8 27.5″ Carbon. Just like their widely known aluminium model, this newest carbon model also boasts 120mm travel and the renowned Split Pivot rear concept. With the new Lynx 4.8 27.5″ Carbon, BH aimed to Read more…