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Back Issue | Group Test: 6 Trail Tyres

There’s hardly a part on your bike which can change the handling and ride characteristics so noticeably and with such minimum investment as with tyres. Whilst enduro racers often change tyres to suit the course and weather conditions, regular bikers usually choose one tyre model and then ride it until there’s no rubber left. So Read more…

The Review | Amplifi Stratos MkII Pack

Crossing over from the snow sports world, Amplifi are a quality German brand providing protection, backpacks, and a whole range of gear to keep you safe on the hill. They are now targeting some of their packs towards the mountain biking sector, taking a material developed by British scientists for military grade body armour to Read more…

The Review | MDE Damper 650B enduro bike

MDE’s are handmade in Turino Italy by a small company led by Federico Biora. The Damper is MDE’s most aggressive enduro bike and is designed for the rigours of enduro; from riding bike parks to racing the EWS. The Damper 650b frame with Fox CTD shock costs £1999. The Damper is highly adaptable, available in Read more…

Team Tested: Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Rack

Bike racks are pretty simple in what they are supposed to do. Carry bicycles from point A to point B. But certainly how they differ is how easy to use they are, and can you trust your bike for the given trip? I used the Holdup from Yakima for eight months recently. Read on to Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Scott Spark 900 RC Review

No other bike in the test group exudes such attitude as the Scott Spark 900 RC. Even standing still, everything about this bike screams racing — particularly the conspicuous pro-team paint scheme and the classy, uncompromising specification. Look a little closer and the bike promises outstanding climbing and a proper portion of biking fun downhill. Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Rose Thrill Hill 3 Review

The Bocholt bike brand Rose presented their brand-new XC bike, the Thrill Hill, in July this year. The highlight of the bike is the rear frame with carbon flex seatstays instead of pivots. For our test bike we chose the € 3,999 (quite a bargain considering the spec) top version of the Thrill Hill, which Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Canyon Lux 9.9 SL Review

The current Canyon Lux CF is a mix of the classic Grand Canyon CF and the all-mountain Nerve CF full-suspension machine. With 100 mm of travel, a light carbon frame, and race geometry, it is the perfect work device for pros like Alban Lakata, who won the legendary Leadville 100 race last year. The highlight Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Ghost AMR Lector 2990 E:i Review

One unique feature of the Ghost AMR Lector 2990 E:i in this test is the E:i Shock offered exclusively by brands of the Accell Group and featuring suspension components from RockShox. It uses a system of sensors to automatically adjust the chassis to the trail conditions, which should ensure the most efficient and active suspension. Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: GT Helion CRB Team Review

Having presented new models in the 130-150mm suspension range last year, it was high time for GT to give its short-travel models a makeover. The result is the completely new GT Helion, which replaces the well-known Zaskar models. We had a chance to take a closer look at the newcomer in GT’s lineup. This Test Read more…

Back Issue | Group Test: Specialized Epic FSR Elite Review

The Specialized Epic has achieved what no other full-suss XC bike has done so far: Olympic and World Championship victories, both with the exceptional Czech Athlete Jaroslav Kulhavy. For our group test we received the Specialized Epic FSR Elite, which is available from dealers for € 4,499 in an almost completely black finish. Along with Read more…