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Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Focus Sam Team Edition Review

The SAM represents Focus’s debut in the enduro sector and underlines its determination to establish itself here, as does the new Focus Trail team with Fabian Scholz and the brothers Markus and Tobias Reiser. The newly developed aluminum frame forms the basis of the SAM, and its geometry looks very promising on paper. A head Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Commencal Meta 27,5 Review

The Meta AM factory is an instant eye-catcher! Its neon-yellow paintjob, internal cable routing, and high-end spec certainly make heads turn. When buying a Commencal Meta AM the customer has the choice of all three wheel sizes. For the test we received the 27.5” model of the bike with 150mm of travel at the back. Read more…

Grouptest: Enduro World Series Race Bikes 2014

Crowning the fastest enduro race bike in the world is never an easy task. If the manufacturers are to be believed, each of them has the best, fastest, and most beautiful bike. If the sponsored team riders are to be believed, each of them has the best bike. But what if you believe your own Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Canyon Spectral AL Review

Canyon decided to provide us with the workhorse used by multiple world champion Fabien Barel, Joe Barnes, and Ines Thoma. The Spectral is one of few bikes on test with an aluminum frame. With 140mm at the rear, it also has the least travel. This is where the similarity with the standard bike ends, however. Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Specialized S-Works Enduro 29

“How could we make a bike like this better?” These were the words of the Specialized boys when we asked them why the bike they had given us was the same as the standard model on sale. They were right, of course. At first glance there was no obvious way to improve a bike like Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Scott Genius LT Tuned Review

Scott sent us the Genius LT Tuned, the new workhorse of Remy Absalon. We were already impressed by the versatile suspension of the bike after the Design & Innovation award 2014 in Barcelona and couldn’t wait to compare it directly with the other nine race bikes. The seating position on the bike is central, and Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Norco Range Carbon LE Review

The enduro bike of the Canadian firm Norco is just like the standard bike, but it can’t be bought in Germany with this specification. This is because the LE model is exclusive to Canadian customers. Norco stated clearly: “On the Limited Edition we only used parts that the product managers and Norco employees would put Read more…

Grouptest: EWS Race Bikes – Trek Slash 9 review

By now Rene Wildhaber has become a legend of the enduro scene and a lock for top places. So it was obvious that this test should also contain his personal workhorse: the Trek Slash. The standard model Slash 9 has very few things on it which need changing, but our test model had some changes. Read more…

Team Tested: 2015 FOX 34 Talas CTD long-term Review

Suspension components are very technically complex and they’re responsible for a big part of the bike’s overall performance. Fox Racing Shox started producing suspension components for bikes only about 15 years ago und used their knowledge – coming from the motocross-industry – to become the industries benchmark for a long time. Even though they kept Read more…

Team Tested: Rose Granite Chief Custom long-term Review

Our long-term tester Benjamin has been collecting trail kilometers with the Rose Granite Chief for over half a year now. Find out how the 27.5″ trailbike with 145 millimeter of travel performed during this time. and over more than 50000 meters vertical drop in this review. The central piece of the bike is the, new Read more…