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The Review | Endura Singletrack Helmet

There is the old saying, “light, comfortable or cheap – pick two”; well that certainly seems to be the case for the bike industry at the moment. The last three helmets that we’ve reviewed have all cost way in excess of £150 and the constant innovation means it’s easy to get lost in ever escalating Read more…

Back Issue | Canyon Strive AL 6.0 Race Review

For a long time, it was a well-hidden secret: what was hiding underneath the cover on the race bikes of Fabien Barel, Ludo May, and Ines Thoma? A few months ago Canyon revealed the secret and presented the well-known Strive model line with a completely new design and Shapeshifter technology. Canyon doesn’t just offer the Read more…

Back Issue | Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned Review

Scott already presented their 2015 model range in June in the Swiss resort of Davos. The re-engineered Genius LT 700 Tuned was one of the bikes presented. At first sight it’s hard to see any changes to the 170mm bike. A closer look at the spec reveals that the product managers have made many new Read more…

The Review | Shimano CM-1000 Action-Camera

Action-cameras have become a real “must have“ for bikers. The range of models on offer is growing rapidly and the competition between brands is hotting up. Drive-train specialists Shimano are now joining the party and have taken a step into the market with its new CM-1000 model. We find out how it performs and whether Read more…

Back Issue | Trek Remedy 9 27.5 – The Review

Trek’s Remedy already has a long tradition in the US company’s range and has been overhauled many times. For the coming season the U.S. boys have introduced a new interesting feature: the Fox Float DRCV shock with RE:aktiv technology. Note: This Review was originally published in ENDURO Issue #013 – you should read it there Read more…

Group Test | The 6 Best Winter Bike Gloves

Which of you can remember the thick, padded mittens you were forced to wear as a kid? Your fingers jammed so hard together that your manual dexterity was a disaster with about as much precision as a penguin flipper. But at least this awful feeling had one advantage: warm hands right up to your fingertips. Read more…

The Review | MET Parachute HES Fullface Helmet

MET’s website proudly announces that “YES! The iconic MET Parachute is back!”, but this perhaps does the new Parachute HES a bit of a disservice, bearing little resemblance to the spindly Parachute of old. The new HES promises full-face strength wrapped up in a highly breathable 700g casing, and costs a very reasonable £169.99. With Read more…

The Review | Six months on IBIS 741 Carbon Rims

We first received some of the first Ibis 741 rims back in June and were blown away by the physical size of the rim, boasting a potentially game changing 35 mm internal width. After six months and 1000 km of hard riding and racing, (including the Finale Ligure EWS) it is time to find out Read more…

The Review | Whyte G-150 SCR Works 150 mm Enduro Bike

The UK based company Whyte Bikes pride themselves on building no-nonsense bikes, offering frame and component choices that meet the tough requirements of real UK riders. The G-150 SCR Works is Whyte’s top end Gravity Enduro race bike, built and specified unashamedly to take on the toughest enduro stages, big alpine adventures and epic days Read more…

First Look | J-Tech Heavy Duty Shock Bushes

After our Long Term Test Orange Alpine 160 developed wear on one of the shock bushes after just two months, we wondered if there is a better alternative. OK so on any single pivot bike the wear on these shock bushes will be considerably more than a multi-pivot bike, with their linkage taking away a Read more…