It’s that time again: ENDURO #009 has arrived! And as usual it’s bursting with a mix of colorful stories – all free and digital only!


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Find this Highlight-Stories - and much more! - in Issue #009!
Find these Highlight-Stories – and much more! – in Issue #009!

For this issue, we’ve tested more than ever before! Rating twelve knee protectors, not only on the trail but also in the lab! We also tested six of the best enduro forks and checked out eight entry-level trail-bikes under 2800 Euro!

 - Eight beginner trail-bikes put to the test!
How much do we need to spend? – Eight beginner trail-bikes put to the test!

But apart from the newest products, there is much more to explore: For example, the tips from US professional trainer Dee Tidwell will really help your enduro-specific training. Furthermore, we asked six pro riders what they have been doing over the last couple of weeks and months. Our UK editor Trevor Worsey joined a crew of mud lovers on his local trails in Scotland and found a single-track paradise, apart from the rain! However, today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky!

Lab-tested -  Which of the 12 knee protectors is the safest?
Lab-tested – Which of the 12 knee protectors is the safest?

One thing is for sure: we made at least two people happy with this issue: Above all Stephane, the winner of our Enduro World Series Tipping Game, who collected his Specialized Enduro S-Works with finest SRAM parts. But also our long-term tester Benjamin, who had a big smile in his face when his individually build Rose Granite Chief arrived. We hope your face looks the same when you read this issue!

A Scottish theory: Today'S rain is tomorrow's whisky!?
A Scottish theory: Is today’s rain tomorrow’s whisky!?

With this in mind, don’t look for excuses, just go outside into the mud and have fun with it! In the end, we all want the same – a good time on our bikes!

Enjoy reading all of it!


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About the author

Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!