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The Review | Dynaplug Micro Pro Tubeless Repair System

What’s more irritating than a flat? Well, when you’ve turned your tyres tubeless in an effort to stop pinch punctures…not much! Where Dynaplug comes in pretty handy then, is the ability to fix a normally ride-ending disaster with a simple, brass tipped rubber ‘plug’ to fill the hole. Don’t go getting any ideas now… Dynaplug Read more…

First Look | 90 day Plan From Enduro MTB Training

A croissant here, a salad there, possibly squeezing in a sugar-filled protein shake post-ride in hope it’ll relieve those nasty aches and pains, then twinning it with riding every other day without any real routine. Seem familiar? Well, to Andrew it does, as sitting across the office from us he’s fiendishly tucking into an assortment Read more…

The Review | Reverse Black One Titanium Pedals

There may not really be any Panthers in the Black Forest but the Reverse Black One Titanium pedals born there are still best described with this allegory. They come in light of foot and camouflaged in black. A closer look however reveals the flexing muscles and they know how to use their teeth to full Read more…

The Lab | FiveTen Maltese Falcon Clipless Shoes

Five Ten are the goliath of the clipless riding shoe market, with thick, dense rubber soles that offer no flex to incorporating the easy close BOA dial into its line. Christoph got his hands on the Maltese Falcon’s to give them a test, but little did he know they’d turn from a lab test, to Read more…

First Ride | BMC Launch New Speedfox Trailcrew 650B

When we think of bikes from Swiss brand BMC, terms like ‘for racing only’, ‘superlight carbon 29er’ and ‘very expensive’ spring to mind. BMC themselves confess the product team has been focused on the ‘getting down to business’ aspect of mountain bike wheel sizes for the past few years by concentrating on 29er wheels and Read more…

Back Issue | Grouptest: Six of the best disc brakes

When we ask ourselves why we ride, we all share the same answer: we ride because we love going fast. That delirious feeling when the world gets a little blurry, and time simultaneously slows down and speeds up. However, sometimes we have to control that dizzying speed, and that is where good brakes can make Read more…

The Review | V8 Equipment RAC 6.1 Enduro Backpack

Whilst pretty much still unknown in Germany, French enduro riders can’t get enough of this. We’re talking backpacks – and more specifically, backpacks designed by the Provence-based V8-Equipment. A modular concept of a backpack and separate back protector, V8-Equipment have opted for an entirely different approach to other more established brands and retail their products Read more…

Back Issue | In Review: BMC Fourstroke FS02

At first glance, the BMC Fourstroke FS02 seemed like the bike that would take top honors in the XC race ‘subcategory’ of our Group Test. The sharp lines that are BMC’s signature design aesthetic immediately grabbed our attention. Between the Fourstroke’s decidedly aggressive stance and the company’s dedication to all levels of bicycle competition, we Read more…

Bike Test | Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition

With endless kilometers of mind-blowing singletrack and some of the world’s most intoxicatingly beautiful, wild and unspoiled views, Canada is irrefutably a special place. And no part of Canada is more special to mountain bikers than British Columbia (BC). This place rocks, and has quite rightly become a mecca for many riders. Together with their Read more…