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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…

Team Tested: Ergon GE1 Grips & SME3 Comp Saddle Review

Ergon are a German based company, lending their name from the term ergonomic, meaning to work naturally around the human body. They have taken that theory and put it into practice with their comfortable products. I had recently been suffering a tad from hand-pump during racing, that classic pain in your hand muscles, which can Read more…

Long Term Test: Cube Fritzz 160 HPA Pro 27,5″ Review

Cube offers with the Fritzz 160 HPA Pro 27.5 a super interesting bike for a price of 1.999€. ENDURO long-term tester Flo has now completed several hundred kilometers on the Fritzz. We were very interested if the favorable Cube can convince us with good handling and whether the bike offers good durability. Specification & Changes Read more…

Team Tested: The new Renthal Apex stem review

UK Company, Renthal really seem to have made their mark now in the MTB world, with lots of riders of trick looking high-end bikes choosing Renthal for cockpit parts, i.e. bars, stem and grips. Released today is this gorgeous looking new Apex stem to add to their collection, so what’s the big deal? The Apex Read more…

Team Tested: VP Components Harrier flat pedals review

Even if you may not have heard about VP Components yet, there is quite a chance you’re running one of their parts on your bike. As one of the biggest component-manufacturers, they work as contractors for many big brands of the industry. Now the Taiwanese manufacturer has put all their experience into their newest pedal-creation: Read more…