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ENDURO Long-term Test | First Look: Radon Slide Carbon 27,5 9.0

Radon have had a facelift! Just two years ago, these West German bikes were primarily known for their reliable performance and value for money. No bad thing, you might say, but the bikes lacked a certain charm, and their image never quite caught on. But this has all changed recently – and while the prices Read more…

Teaser Issue #016 | Review: CUBE Stereo 140 Super HPC Race 27.5

Efficient, versatile and fun; they’re the culmination of these terms. Even once you think they’re at their limit in terms of capabilities; they’ve got more in reserve. So why are they still overshadowed by enduro bikes? We’re talking trail bikes, the true workhorses of the mountain bike world. Whether it’s for a quick blast after Read more…

Back Issue | Propain Tyee XX1 Race Review

There’s one thing almost every PROPAIN bike has in common: hardly a single bike sold is alike. The reason – the online-configurator allows you to chose the specification, frame colour, and even decal colour of every pre-defined model. But can the top machine from the Ravensburg company, the PROPAIN TYEE XX1 Race, do more than Read more…

Exclusive | First Ride: Specialized Enduro with 6Fattie 27.5+ tyres

Will everyone really be riding plus bikes next year?! Even if we are loath to admit it, this article might be worth reading as there’s a lot of truth in it! Our first exclusive tests, carried out in the South of France, uncovered some decisive advantages when it came to riding and racing on plus-size Read more…

First Ride | DT Swiss OPM 120 LTD Team Edition

Rolex, Omega and Swatch – these watchmakers are each renowned for the finest materials and genuine Swiss precision. Located alongside these premium brands, DT Swiss are also proud to call Biel their home. Internationally recognised as a reputable wheel manufacturer, the company have also been producing forks for a number of years that are able Read more…

ENDURO Long Term Test 2015 | The Scott Genius 900 tuned

Light, lighter, ultra-light: the Scott Genius 900 tuned (size M) weighs an incredible 11.1kg – with 130mm travel and 29” wheels! So of course we want to know whether so much carbon fibre and weight reduction is also reliable and durable in the long term. Our Communications Manager Manne is the lucky one who has Read more…

The Review | Airshot Portable Tubeless Tyre Inflator

So you have your ‘all singing’ ‘all dancing’ enduro bike, it’s fully kitted with the latest trickery from the world of mountain biking, but no matter how new it is, there’s always something every rider will experience, punctures and tyre changes! We won’t even go into the advantages of tubeless, as this is now just Read more…

ENDURO Long Term Test | First Look : CANYON Strive CF 9.0 Race

The Canyon Strive recently won our coveted Design & Innovation Award with its outstanding performance and versatility, the next logical step was to get one for the long term test fleet, to be pushed hard through the rigors of racing. This season the Strive will be ridden by our tester Andrew Cooper (Coop), an Elite Read more…

Back Issue | Grouptest: Five Bike Bags Review

When was the last time you went somewhere new on your bike? When did you last charge into a corner not knowing what would be on the other side? When did you last try and stumble over directions in a new language, or drink a beer that you did not recognise? For many of us, Read more…

The Review | Joystick Analog Carbon Bars

We’ve had a set of these Joystick Analog 35 Carbon bars on test for a while now along with their matching and very beautifully machined 50mm Digger stem (previous test here) They have been fitted to UK Editor and hard riding racer Jim Buchanan’s test rigs for several months now and have ended up receiving Read more…