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Back Issue | Group Test: 7 Adventure Trailbikes Reviewed

To experience a real adventure – that is something that just about every biker wishes at least once. Break out of the dull, tedious routine and get out into the outdoors and feel your own body. This is the Main Article of a Group test. Bikes in this Group test: Cube Stereo 120 HPC Race Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Cube Stereo 120 HPC Race 29 Review

The Cube Stereo has developed into a real classic, available not just with different wheel sizes, but also in 120mm or 140mm travel versions with 29″ wheels. This review is part of a Group Test. View the main article here. Cube Stereo 120 HPC Race 29 | Scott Genius 910 | Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Scott Genius 910 Review

The Scott Genius 910 already revealed its qualities to us in issue #009. As the bike exactly fitted the profile of the new group test, we were keen to see how it fared in direct comparison with the competition. This review is part of a Group Test. View the main article here. Cube Stereo 120 Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 MSL Review

The bright green Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 MSL didn’t just stand out amongst the other black and silver test bikes because of its colour: the high quality finish and beautiful shapes also contribute to the stylish-looking machine. This review is part of a Group Test. View the main article here. Cube Stereo 120 HPC Race Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Trek Fuel EX 9 29 Review

The Fuel EX is one of the most popular Trek models. The numerous model and spec versions available and the option to configure your own bike are proof of this. For this test the € 3,999 Fuel EX 9 29 was chosen to go head-to-head with the bikes of the competition. This review is part Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

The Stumpjumper can look back to a very long history at Specialized. After all, their very first bike bore this name. Compared to what we have now, the 1981 edition wouldn’t have much in common other than the name. A solid 130mm of travel, 29″ wheels, and Specialized’s own Brain damping system at the rear Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Giant Trance Advanced Review

The Trance Advanced, from the Taiwanese bike powerhouse Giant, is the only 27.5″ bike in the whole group test. With 140mm travel, it offers 1cm more than the competition, which combined with the smaller wheels should be a fun package on the trails. Does the concept work out? This review is part of a Group Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Mondraker Factor XR Review

Spanish bike maker Mondraker is well known for extreme frame designs and their revolutionary Forward Geometry. The system, which is proven in downhill and extreme terrain, should also work for all-round bikes like the € 4,099 Factor XR. We were excited to see if the concept really works out. This review is part of a Read more…

The Review | DZR Cove Clipless Shoes

On first inspection of the “Cove” shoe from the US shoe manufacturer DZR you’d think you’ve just got a typical lifestyle shoe in your hands. All the more surprising then when you discovered the thread holes for fitting pedal cleats. “Cool, finally a stylish mountainbike shoe which works with clipless pedals” – but does the Read more…

First Look | Giro Alpineduro Shoes

The Giro Alpineduro are lace up, clipless shoes built for a rugged winter. They feature a Vibram sole, water resistance and and insulated upper. With rugged but clean (not for long) looks, we’re hoping they will be a good winter option, provided they have the durability to match. First Impressions: The Giro Alpineduro is certainly Read more…