Big wheels, four bars and sublime handling - the Whyte M-109 S

2013 Whyte Bikes: M-109 and T-129 29ers plus revised 146

Big wheels and Quad 4-bar suspension are the order of the day, plus new trail hardtail and stiffer 146.

July 12th, 12 14,719 Categories: Kit, Press Launch

Pic by Markus Greber

2013 Scott Genius launch: 650B and 29″ – but no 26″

26 inches “is dead”. Long live 27.5/650B and 29ers. Our first look at the fully updated Scott Genius range for 2013.

July 10th, 12 9,305 Categories: Kit, News, Press Launch

2013 Orange Patriot

2013 Orange Alpine 160 and Patriot set free

The Halifax based bike makers have just sent us news of their burly-but-pedally range. Big mountain bouncers.

July 10th, 12 7,979 Categories: Kit

Lapierre Rock Shox EI Shock (5)

Lapierre E.I. Shock: First Ride

An in-depth look at the world’s first automatic suspension system managed by ‘electronic intelligence’. Could this be the future?

July 5th, 12 10,017 Categories: Kit, News

Lapierre-8714

Video: The Electric Future? Lapierre’s E.I. Shock

New terrain sensitive adaptive shock – here’s Jeremiah Boobar of Rock Shox explaining it, exclusively for Premier Users

July 5th, 12 4,098 Categories: Kit, Premier

SIR9_Detail_9

Niner’s New Steel S.I.R.9 *UPDATED*

29er specialist brings its steel hardtail bang up to date. Now updated with IMBA and geometry details

June 22nd, 12 13,316 Categories: Kit, News

Lapierre XR29 29er Nico Vouilloz (10)

Lapierre XR 29er First Ride

We had a quick spin on Nico Vouilloz’s personal big wheeled Lapierre. Covered in trick bits? Yes. 21lbs? Yes. Fast? Stupidly.

June 15th, 12 17,744 Categories: Kit

Commencal Meta AM29 (4)

2013 Commencal Part 2: Meta AM29

The Meta platform gets supersized with a 68° headangle, 140/130mm travel trailbike in the form of the AM29. We like.

May 29th, 12 7,909 Categories: Kit, Press Launch

Cotic Rocket

Rocketman lands!

..and it’s nothing to do with Elton John. Cotic reckon their Rocket will turn you into a superhero – see the video here

May 29th, 12 4,609 Categories: Kit, Video

Commencal Meta SL (7)

2013 Commencal Part 1: Meta SL

Commencal has adapted its Contact System EVO suspension to a pair of new platforms for 2013, starting with the 120mm Meta SL

May 28th, 12 12,949 Categories: Kit, Press Launch

Fully pinned. The LT doesn't hold back.

Santa Cruz launch Tallboy LT range

This is real. A pair of 135mm travel, big wheeled bikes from California, one made from carbon, one aluminium – now with UK prices

April 2nd, 12 13,489 Categories: Kit, Press Launch

Big wheels and bounce

Orange roll out Gyro 29er bouncer

Big wheeled trail bike to offer 110mm rear travel with 120mm up front. First run of 50 bikes now available.

March 30th, 12 8,143 Categories: Kit

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