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Back Issue | The Yeti ASRc Trailbike in Review

Featuring in our group test in Issue #015, we tried out the XC orientated Yeti ASRc on more demanding terrain, pushing the limits of the bike from its roots to the more aggressive enduro discipline, to see if the new style of cross-country bikes could handle a much more exhausting type of riding. Here’s how Read more…

Long Term Tested | Race Face Æffect saddle

The latest materials and a super low weight is of no advantage if the saddle’s shape doesn’t suit the rider’s rear. But fortunately for Christoph, when it came to the Race Face Æffect, it was a case of ‘love at first seat,’ and the saddle has jumped from test bike to test bike. After eight Read more…

The Review | Testing the all new IXS XULT Fullface Helmet

€ 349 is a lot of money for a full face helmet. The new IXS XULT claims to be worth it and appeal to downhillers and enduro-riders alike. Alongside maximum protection and good ventilation the weight of 1.100 g is impressive. We gave it a hands-on test. In July 2015 IXS will introduce the new Read more…

Review | Focus Raven 29R 3.0 Factory

Despite Focus declaring the Raven a race machine designed for long and laborious rides, we decided that we’d prefer an agile and playful bike for touring the trails after work. Would it be possible to make the a few small spec changes and turn the Raven 3.0 Factory into a sharp trail whippet? As the Read more…

Review | Commencal META Trail Origin 650B

Penny-pinching might be de rigeur in certain areas of life (cut-price supermarkets, half-price train travel etc) but it won’t get you far in the bike world, as this is where performance tends to be reflected in the price! Most of us are already aware of what kind of a bike we can get for our Read more…

The Lab | Long Term Testing the SRAM X1 Groupset

Everything changed three years ago when SRAM launched the XX1 groupset and even though it cost around $1500.00 back then (now found cheaper on some sites), people were pawning their possessions to get their hands on this groundbreaking bit of kit which only the pro’s could afford. Well, we got our hands on the more Read more…

ENDURO Long-Term Test 2015 | Review: Rotwild E1 FS 27.5″

For the past six months ENDURO’s long-term tester Klaus has been wielding the Rotwild E1 FS 27.5 as he thrashes through the woods. Aggressive, fast, generous: three words that nail this trail weapon. But let’s find out how the bike has really fared over its first 20,000 altitude metres. “I’m going to ride so wild Read more…

The Review | Topeak Prep Station Pro Tool Box

When it comes to most types of simple bike maintenance a small set of allen and torque keys plus a few other tools will do the trick, especially if you are one who tends to take your bike to your local shop for anything more technical than a cable fit. But if you are a Read more…

ENDURO Long-term Test | Review: The Ibis Mojo HD3

Back at the Design & Innovation Award 2015 the Ibis Mojo HD3 managed to stop the jury in their tracks, and seeing as we couldn’t get enough of its riding prowess and unrivalled production, we naturally couldn’t send the bike back immediately. In short, we recruited it to join our long-term test fleet and over Read more…

ENDURO Long-term test | First Look: Liteville 301 Enduro

In a similar manner to Marmite, we either love or hate the bikes from Liteville – but there’s one thing that no one can deny: they make damn good bikes. Not only are they lightweight, but they’re incredibly well considered. For more than 12 months, our long-term tester Ricky has relied on her own custom-built Read more…