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ENDURO Long-Term Test | 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

The 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon is the latest adaptation of one of the most legendary mountain bikes of all time. Our new recruit to the ENDURO Trail Team, Piers Spencer-Phillips from DERESTRICTED, went along and picked the bike up at Leogang for the first day of riding and immediately put it through 3,459m Read more…

Back Issue | In Test: Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5

Featuring in our group test from Issue #015, we pinned the Trek Fuel EX against some of the top cross-country competitors in its range. Battering bikes around the technical trails of California for three days straight, then depicting what we loved and hated, what we’d change and what we couldn’t do without… It was an Read more…

Long Term Tested | Craft Keep Warm Wool Crewneck

The Keep Warm Wool base layer shirt by Craft has been an absolute gem for Jim to use in the British winter. He has used this top in temperatures as low as zero, with just a race jersey too – it’s that effective. Lightweight and tight-fitting, the shirt keeps riders dry by the use of Read more…

ENDURO Long-Term Test | First Look: Karl’s BMC Speedfox SF01

Widely known for producing immaculate high quality bikes, BMC is a company that hails from Switzerland, a place that has long spewed out invention after invention. When it comes to the Speedfox, BMC have lauded it no less than ‘the ultimate multi-tool with which your wildest dreams can become reality.’ And thereby raised the bar Read more…

The Review | Crash Testing the Specialized Ambush Helmet

Admittedly, reviewing a helmet can end in two ways; yet this runs a path less traveled, giving an in-depth look into how well it performs in a crash. Originally showcasing its prototypes at the SeaOtter festival back in May, Specialized took an extended period of time to get this helmet completely dialed, one thing which Read more…

The Review | MET Parabellum HES Helmet

The explosion of enduro fuelled the demand for open-faced helmets and this is where the long established helmet manufacturer MET fight for top spot with the enduro-orientated Parabellum. With a unique aesthetic, low weight and clever features, this new all-mountain helmet is playing in the premier league. The MET Parabellum is a looker, enough said. Read more…

Preview Issue #017 | Enduro Bike Group Test

We wanted to find the best enduro bike of 2015, but how many of us who buy ‘enduro’ bikes actually race? Even those that do spend more time riding with buddies than against the clock. So when we talk about enduro bikes, why do we always focus just on ‘how fast’. It’s a valid question Read more…

Back Issue | Review: The Ibis Ripley XC Bike

Featuring in our group test in Issue #015, we tried out the XC orientated Ibis Ripley to see how it fared in more…unconventional cross-country circumstances and ventured across to enduro riding. You know, a bit more aggressive riding was needed to really try and push the bike to its limits. See how it panned out Read more…

First Ride | Publicly funded MORGAW TRIAN saddle

Funded by 462 strong-willed believers from IndieGoGo, MORGAW are attempting to wow the cycling industry with their new line of innovative saddles which incorporate the idea of car shock absorbers into each range set for release. Martin Moravcik and Slawek Gawlik, both ex-pro MTB riders and part owners of the Slovakian company, boast that they Read more…

The Review | The new FOX Float DPS shock tested

Back at the Sea Otter Classics Festival earlier this year, FOX unveiled some rather interesting new parts for their 2016 collection, including the new Float DPS air shock. We’ve now had opportunity to haul it along trails and here are our first impressions. The technology of the Float DPS in detail Standing for “Dual Piston Read more…