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Long Term Test: Specialized Camber Carbon Evo 29 Review

Specialized modestly describes the Camber as the „perfect bike“. The 5.199 Euro, 120mm 29-er should cover everything that a trail biker wants: fast after-work blasts and epic weekend rides, the Camber cuts a good figure everywhere. Enduro Chief Exec Max Schmitt has been aboard the trail rocket for a few months now, after 500km of Read more…

Team Tested: The Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork

In Issue #009 of ENDURO we tested six interesting forks. At this time, the newest fork from Manitou, the Mattoc Pro was not available. The fork is now on the market and we have been putting the fork through an intense test over the last few weeks. You will find out here how the €650 Read more…

Team Tested – Time ATAC MX8 Clipless pedals

These Time ATAC MX8 clipless pedal from France have been on test on the Carbine for a while now. Over the year I have tested many pedals, including the Shimano DX, X-Pedo Baldwin and the Crank Brothers Mallets. The Time ATAC pedals seem to capture the best properties of all pedals and have ditched the Read more…

Long Term Test: The Canyon Spectral AL Bike Review

In the past months our long-term tester Christoph has ridden almost 500km and descended 30.000 metres aboard his Canyon Spectral AL. High time for a first update in order to see how the Canyon is getting on with the Alpine trails in the Garmisch Partenkirchen area. “Races were hardly a priority for me this year Read more…

Preview Group Test: Which is the Best Trail Tire?

Tires are the only connecting link between the rider and the terrain, thus they are primarily responsible for the performance of the bike. The demands we place on modern tires are high, we aim for good rolling performance, whilst still maintaining lots of grip and high puncture protection. Tire choice is always a question of Read more…

Team Tested: Troy Lee Designs D3 Helmet Review

Loud and proud, Troy Lee Designs always looks good, but what about safety? Do they walk the walk? Read on to find out more about the D3 carbon fiber helmet. Technical Details Technologically advanced aerospace carbon / composite shell construction. Inner dual-density shock pad system helps absorb smaller impacts, withstands multiple hits and add greater Read more…

Preview Group Test: 7 short travel Trailbikes for adventures

Finding the best bike for long day trips, a tour about the alps or a fast round on the hometrails, that was our goal of the next group test which will be published in Issue #011 of ENDURO. Therefore, we have traveled with the 7 most interesting Trailbikes with 130-150 mm of travel to South Read more…

Long Term Test: BMC Trailfox TF01 XX1 Trailcrew Bike Review

Editor in Chief Robin Schmitt has been aboard the BMC Trailfox TF01 XX1 Trailcrew since March. After 30 hours of riding and 10.000 metres descending as well as our first-look-article, it’s time for a test report. “That I’m a fan of 29-ers doesn’t need repeating, last year I rode the Specialized Enduro 29 Expert Carbon, Read more…

Tested: Riding Kit For The Ladies – Urge, POC, O’Neal

In this fast growing hobby of Enduro/trail riding there seems to be no end of kit for the chaps, but what about when it comes to the ladies. We did some digging around to get our subject (Emma) all kitted out for what we thought would be women’s specific clothing. This, believe it or not Read more…

Team Tested: Crankbrothers Iodine 3 Wheels Review

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the trail or just rolling through town, the Iodine wheels demand a lot of attention. The thick, long and golden spokes are visible from a distance and certainly raise the ‘pimp-factor’ of the bike. The design of the Crankbro’s sets them apart from the competition, and we were curious Read more…