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First Ride: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 2015

On April 1st, everyone was fooling around – but not Santa Cruz! With 165 millimeter of travel, 27.5″ wheels, 65 degree steering angle and weighing in at 12.9 kilogram, the announced Santa Cruz Nomad is a deadly serious shredding machine. And its aggressive aqua-magenta color combination certainly does not lack confidence! Only a few days Read more…

First Ride: ENVE M70 Thirty 27,5″ Carbon Wheelset

Just yesterday, ENVE released details of their new carbon rims – the M-Series! The range features four rims, named by the Americans, according to their up-and downhill application ratio. We had the opportunity to test a new M70 Thirty wheelset at the presentation of the new Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon. The individual rims are – Read more…

First Ride: Review of the Complete Cannondale Overmountain Line

The trigger 29 has been available in aluminum and carbon fiber for some time now, and to complete the lineup, Cannondale has recently introduced the trigger 27.5 “and the new Jekyll 27.5″, offering a choice to those want to try the 27.5″. We had the chance to compare all three models now directly against each Read more…

First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Inverted Suspension Fork 2015

To be honest when we first heard about a new inverted fork from RockShox we were blown away, why would the “big player” introduce such a complex and difficult to construct fork! Especially as their PIKE fork is currently the benchmark in the trail / enduro segment. We had expected a lot from the SRAM Read more…

Team Tested: Reynolds 27.5 AM Tubeless Carbon Wheelset

Living in Scotland and riding for a living through the worst of the winter grime, I have no time for kit that is not up to the job. For sure I get excited about new products and new technologies, but if there are flaws in the design or if function plays second fiddle to form, Read more…

Preview Group Test: The 10 fastest Enduro Race Bikes 2014

The Enduro Race Season is ready to go, on April 19th the Enduro World Series kicks off in Chile and we will find out who put in the most training over winter, who got fast and who got fat! There will be a lot of talk about which bikes are the fastest and we could Read more…

Exclusive Review: All-New SRAM Guide Disc Brakes 2015

The ‘SRAM Guide’ is SRAM’s first ever disc brake and marks the move to offer a whole range of components under SRAM’s belt. What is evident is that the new Guide is heavier, bigger and more affordable than the current X.0 Trail, however, aiming for a similar target group it offers some big advantages over Read more…

Tested: Halo Vapour Carbon 29er Wheels

Since 1995 Halo have become one of the market leading brands of wheel products in the UK. Halo have always been right at the forefront of the 4X and Dirt Jump markets and over the years have expanded the range to add quality products for the DH, XC, Trail, Enduro, Fixed Gear, BMX and Road Read more…

News: HOPE step up a gear with the T-Rex and Retainer Ring

The probation period is over, what was once ‘new fangled’ has now been accepted as the standard. Narrow – wide works and riders the world over are throwing away their noisy and temperamental bash rings to run a sexy open chainring setup. Not only does losing the chain-guide result in a simpler drivetrain but it Read more…

Exclusive: First ride on the new Intense Tracer T275 Carbon

Intense Cycles introduces the new Tracer T275 carbon, and continues its campaign to lead and elevate design and innovation for the sport’s enduro segment. The Tracer T275 represents the next step in both beauty and technology for Intense. While some things have certainly changed with the new Tracer, all of the fundamental features that make Read more…