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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…

Preview Group Test: 6 fast XC Trail Bikes

Full speed ahead! Pedal up to the start of the trail at high-speed, and then hammer down the downhill. That was the motto of our latest group test, featuring six fast XC bikes, which will be published in issue #012 of ENDURO. The bikes had to prove their skills on the many trails around Landau Read more…

First Ride: The new 2015 Vitus Sommet VR Review

After seeing the development process behind the new Vitus Sommet, I was keen to see how the bike handled itself on the trail. I had looked over suspension curves, been shown the data and heard how all the pivot locations should influence the bikes personality, but would the numbers add up? The Sommet certainly has Read more…

Team Tested: Specialized Atlas XC Pro Short, with SWAT Bib

Specialized made a big jump into the mountain bike apparel world this year with a full and complete line of well thought out and designed clothing. Here at Enduro Mountainbike Magazine, a number of us have been riding the gear since early April. Read on to find out what we think. Athletes play a large Read more…

Ladybike tested: The Giant Intrigue 1

Giant has completely reworked its LIV/GIANT women’s range for 2014 and created a few new high- lights. Instead of just taking a standard frame, trying to make it look more feminine, and adding a smaller frame size option, Giant has adapted the geometry of the bikes specifically to the female anatomy. 27.5” wheels, Giant’s proven Read more…

Ladybike tested: The Specialized Rumor

The Rumor, the first Specialized female-specific full suss 29-er, is inconspicuous and elegant in appearance. According to the Californians, it will provide “unimaginable trail and adventure fun”…. just for ladies. We decided to look at the Rumor Expert a bit more closely for our female readers and see if the bike lives up to its Read more…

Biketest: The Rose Soul Fire. A Super-Enduro!?

The new Soul Fire is Rose‘s interpretation of the ideal “Super-Enduro“ bike. In spite of the huge amount of rear travel (185 mm) the bike is suitable for epic rides and long climbs. A comfortable bike to shred, whip and generally be stoked on…. as our American colleagues would say. We gave the Soul Fire Read more…