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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…

Team Tested: Kind Shock LEV Integra Dropper Seatpost Review

In ENDURO Issue #008 of the Kind Shock LEV dropper seatpost impressed us with good performance and great handling. As part of our long-term test program, we now checked back to see how the Kind Shock LEV Integra behaved after 30,000 meters of up and down action, with lots of rain and tons of mud. Read more…

Team Tested: Race Face SixC 35 Bar and Atlas Stem Review

At just 210 grams for the 10 mm rise (20mm and 35mm rise also available), the Race Face SixC 35 Handlebars (£129.99) are currently the lightest 800mm bars available, beating most of the high end carbon competition by around 10-30 grams, and most aluminium bars by in excess of 100 grams. These bars use a Read more…

Preview Group Test: Which is the best Enduro Tire?

We have already tested six light trail tires in the last issue of ENDURO, now follows a test of six robust enduro tires in the next issue. These tires sill offer very good all round properties, but due to a softer rubber compound, and a robust carcass, also offer more grip and higher puncture resistance Read more…

Team Tested: Lezyne Classic Dirt Floor Drive High Volume Pump

The Lezyne Classic Dirt Floor Drive could be the pump you’re looking for to replace the air compressor you keep around just for inflating bike tires. The pump is made with high quality, replaceable components. That’s an important thing. Being able to replace parts, instead of an entire pump, is crucial. It works great. Because Read more…