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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…

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…

IN THE HOTSEAT: Jérôme Clémentz our World Champion!

IN THE HOTSEAT! Your chance to question the people that shape our sport! Over the next few months we will be interviewing people from every area of our sport. Including bike designers, team managers, event organizers, EWS mechanics and top racers, and the cool part is that you get to ask the questions! In the Read more…

On Location: Another Successful Santa Cruz Mt.Bike Festival

Held the weekend before the massive annual Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey, CA, the Santa Cruz Mountainbike Festival took place under warm and sunny skies. Demo bikes from industry leading brands like Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Pivot, Niner and many others had many people trying bikes ranging from dirt jumpers to hard tails to Read more…

Spy Shot: 2015 GT Sanction – Dan Atherton’s Enduro Machine

The brand new GT Sanction, already raced during the 2013 Enduro World Series, was thought of a technology test bike at the time. But now it is clear that it is GT’s new Enduro Race Bike. It will be officially presented at this year’s Sea Otter. Update: Official Geometry Size S M L XL Wheelbase Read more…

Giromagny Enduro Team – More than a team : a family

Already 3 years since the beginning of the adventure. Back from his freeride quest in Vancouver, Julien Prenez suggested to his good friend Pierre Luc Vaxelaire to try enduro. After 10 years of XC racing, they discovered another spirit of mountain biking. No more performance, just fun with friends, road trips and good times on Read more…