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Team Tested: Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT clipless shoes review

Five Ten sent us over a few pairs of their now massive selection of riding shoes, but this was definitely the model we were most interested in, specifically designed around the needs of the Enduro rider. Five Tens have been known to be big heavy cumbersome things, which soaked up the wet stuff like a Read more…

Team Tested: Race Face Indy Knee Guards Review

There are some things that interfere with riding flow when a group go out for a big ride. One of those is certainly the constant ‘on and off’ of knee pads before and after each downhill. However, The comfort of knee guards has increased in recent years greatly, by using modern and flexible padding material. Read more…

Team Tested: First ride on the all new Devinci Spartan RC

In the Enduro World Series, the new Devinci Spartan has already caused a stir. Damien Oton succeeded not only a 6th place in Scotland, but also stood on the podium in Valloire with an amazing 2nd place, impressively demonstrating that the newest bike of the Canadian manufacturer is really fast. Recently the German Devinci distributor, Read more…

Long Term Test: Specialized Camber Carbon Evo 29 Review

Specialized modestly describes the Camber as the „perfect bike“. The 5.199 Euro, 120mm 29-er should cover everything that a trail biker wants: fast after-work blasts and epic weekend rides, the Camber cuts a good figure everywhere. Enduro Chief Exec Max Schmitt has been aboard the trail rocket for a few months now, after 500km of Read more…

Team Tested: The Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork

In Issue #009 of ENDURO we tested six interesting forks. At this time, the newest fork from Manitou, the Mattoc Pro was not available. The fork is now on the market and we have been putting the fork through an intense test over the last few weeks. You will find out here how the €650 Read more…

Team Tested – Time ATAC MX8 Clipless pedals

These Time ATAC MX8 clipless pedal from France have been on test on the Carbine for a while now. Over the year I have tested many pedals, including the Shimano DX, X-Pedo Baldwin and the Crank Brothers Mallets. The Time ATAC pedals seem to capture the best properties of all pedals and have ditched the Read more…

Long Term Test: The Canyon Spectral AL Bike Review

In the past months our long-term tester Christoph has ridden almost 500km and descended 30.000 metres aboard his Canyon Spectral AL. High time for a first update in order to see how the Canyon is getting on with the Alpine trails in the Garmisch Partenkirchen area. “Races were hardly a priority for me this year Read more…

Preview Group Test: Which is the Best Trail Tire?

Tires are the only connecting link between the rider and the terrain, thus they are primarily responsible for the performance of the bike. The demands we place on modern tires are high, we aim for good rolling performance, whilst still maintaining lots of grip and high puncture protection. Tire choice is always a question of Read more…

Team Tested: Troy Lee Designs D3 Helmet Review

Loud and proud, Troy Lee Designs always looks good, but what about safety? Do they walk the walk? Read on to find out more about the D3 carbon fiber helmet. Technical Details Technologically advanced aerospace carbon / composite shell construction. Inner dual-density shock pad system helps absorb smaller impacts, withstands multiple hits and add greater Read more…

Preview Group Test: 7 short travel Trailbikes for adventures

Finding the best bike for long day trips, a tour about the alps or a fast round on the hometrails, that was our goal of the next group test which will be published in Issue #011 of ENDURO. Therefore, we have traveled with the 7 most interesting Trailbikes with 130-150 mm of travel to South Read more…