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 8,228 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 10,582 Categories: Kit, News

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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 4,157 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 14,117 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 18,725 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 8,146 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 4,703 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 13,787 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 13,837 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 8,397 Categories: Kit

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Grip Shift Is Back

Although it never really went away.

March 29th, 12 5,177 Categories: Kit, News

_SM70204

SRAM Release Type 2 Rear Mech

Our Sim reports on a magic clutched mech from the mighty SRAM coporation

March 15th, 12 8,106 Categories: Kit, News, Press Launch

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