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Long-term Test: DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One Wheels

ENDURO longterm-tester Benjamin has been running the DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One wheelset since February on his Rose Granite Chief – time for a review of the Swiss wheelset. DT Swiss’s goal when developing the XM 1501 Spline One wheels was to find the perfect balance between price, stiffness and weight, creating the perfect Read more…

Video Analysis: Morrocco Media, Finding Hidden Seconds

Have you ever wondered what the fastest line is through a section on your home trails, or wanted to know the best way to get some more insight into the fastest line on an EWS stage, well now you can find out. Morrocco Media is a video analysis company that has the equipment and experience Read more…

Team Tested: Haglöfs L.I.M Versa Jacket Review

Unless you are in to mountaineering, you may not be familiar with Haglöfs, but this Swedish company have been making serious gear since Wiktor Haglöf finished his first batch of rucksacks back in 1914, and they are now one of the biggest Nordic outdoor gear suppliers. Although not biking specific, Haglöfs believe that their products Read more…

Team Tested: The Scott Genius 910 Review – A Black Beauty

“Simple, beautiful and elegant”: these are the three qualities that the jet-black Scott Genius 910 radiates. The only colorful spots on the bike are the adjustment dials on the fork and shock; otherwise it is almost totally black. It reminds us of a fast thoroughbred racehorse, a Black Beauty eager for the next jump. So Read more…

ENDURO Long-term Test 2014: The Solid Magix X01 Raw

Two weeks ago our testrider and photographer Klaus received his longterm-testbike: The Solid Magix X01 RAW 650B. A short time ago we had the chance to test the frame in a size medium, (Click here)but at nearly 1,90m, Klaus had to wait a bit longer for his size large, which is definitely the right one. Read more…

Team Tested : Renthal Fatbar Carbon 780mm Review

The Fatbar lite carbon is a terrific bar, but has one handicap, it is only 740mm wide. Now that Enduro bikes have become more capable, and are able to hit obstacles at higher speed and aggression, the natural progression is to fit these bikes with wider bars for more control and stability. This new carbon Read more…

Long Term Test: Yeti Cycles SB95 Carbon Review

Just a little about me, so you know what this bike has gone through, under my guidance. I’m 5’11” (181cm) and weigh 145 lbs (66kg). I’ve been mt biking for 20 years. While I don’t consider myself a bruiser by any means, I don’t ride gently on my bikes. I use them. I put them Read more…

Team Tested: USWE F4 PRO 3.0L Hydration Pack Review

You may not have heard of USWE yet (pronounced you-swee), but this young Swedish company have been testing their new hydration systems on the backs of some of the biggest names in the business, riders like Cedric Gracia and Steve Peat. In 2007 they introduced their innovative harness system that is designed to keep the Read more…

Longterm Test: Norco Range Carbon LE 2014 Review

Norco hits the enduro-market with the all-new Range-series, in issue #10 the Range Carbon LE already showed its capability in the ‘Enduro World Series Bikes Test’. In a strong field of bikes the Norco finished third and impressed us for pure enduro racing. After the EWS-Bikes test we took the Range home and made some Read more…

Specialized Body Geometry FIT – What’s behind the concept?

One thing is certain: Every person is unique! So it is only logical that everyone has very individual needs when it comes to position on the bike. Specialized has developed, in a long collaboration with Dr. Pruitt from the ‘Boulder Center for Sports Medicine’, the Body Geometry FIT Technology. It is a comprehensive method of Read more…