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Team Tested: Full-Beam Night Nemesis Review

It is that time of year again, you leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark, winter is coming! We could begin a hibernation, wrapping our bikes up for the winter, and getting stuck into the latest Strictly Can’t Dance, Plop Idol or Desperation Factor. Screw that! It’s time to dust Read more…

Project Unbreakable: Part One, a tough bike for a tough guy

Not all bike testers are created equally, when we want to know if something breaks or not, we simply give it to Jim. With an unnerving ability to sniff out weakness and expose poor construction, Jim is our resident bike breaker, he sprinkles shattered carbon on his cornflakes, and can bend a DH bar with Read more…

Team Tested: Race Face Next 35 Handlebar, Atlas 35 Stem

We’ve been riding the Next 35 bar and Atlas 35 stem from Race Face for half of the summer. Some races, lots of big descents, and a few crashes thrown in for “durability” testing. What do we think? Read on! First things first, we’ll get the specs and pricing out of the way, then we’ll Read more…

Team Tested: Sweet Protection Fixer Fullface Carbon MIPS

Things are changing, this seasons Enduro World Series was tougher and more gnarly than ever, with mandatory full-face helmets tested on many occasions. It is also changing on the national scenes too, with many governing bodies bringing in mandatory full-face helmet rules. It is not just racing either, as our bikes get faster and more Read more…

Team Tested: Scott Leap Glasses Review

Glasses should be part of every rider’s essential gear just like gloves or knee protectors. Ideally they shouldn’t just dim the blazing sunlight and protect the rider from wind, branches and dirt – they should look good too. This time we took a closer look at the Scott Leap model. The Scott Leap is available Read more…

First Look: The Giro Empire VR90 shoes at a glance

Giro has been long known for its high quality and well thought out products. Now the Californians present us with an equally technological and stylish shoe: the Giro Empire VR90. What distinguishes the shoe and how do they perform on the trails? Find out more here. There can be no question: the styling of the Read more…

First Look: We check out the All Mountain Style OM 45 stem

The requirements for a stem are clear: it should combine maximum strength with the possible weight and ideally still look good. All of these points are fulfilled by the the All Mountain Style OM 45 stem with aplomb. We took a closer look: Two Spaniards Xavi and Carles from Barcelona are behind the company All Read more…

Team Tested: Lazer Xenon riding glasses

Whether it’s summer or (like now) the start of winter, glasses can be an essential part of your riding kit, being a more usable item than that of the race goggles. I’ve been testing these Lazer Xenon glasses, with the onslaught of the shitty British winter encroaching. These are really in the price range of Read more…

Team Tested: Hedcam Ten80 POV camera Review

I’ve had one of these for several months now, having always been put off by the size and weight of all other POV cameras I had tried, it was great to finally get hold of one you literally didn’t know was on your head Weighing in at a ridiculous 39g with a length of 80mm, Read more…

Team Tested: The 2015 Marzocchi 350 NCR Fork

Marzocchi is back! For the 2015 season the Italians have presented a real highlight: the Marzocchi 350 NCR. The fork has 160mm of travel and is available for 27.5″ wheels. With a weight of 1920g it makes a very good impression on paper. We had the chance to test the fork in detail and took Read more…