Cassette is unchanged after last year's 10spd refresh

2012 Shimano XT Launch: M780 drivetrain, pedals, and wheels

Chainset gains a double option, shifting goes Vivid, pedals split into Trail and Race plus new wheelset options

June 29th, 11 13,175 Categories: Kit, News, Press Launch

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2012 Shimano XT Launch: M785 Brakes

Our first ride on the new XT groupset, starting with the new XTR-alike brakes

June 28th, 11 21,370 Categories: Kit, Press Launch

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The Orange Patriot Returns

There have been sneak peaks and a host of prototype spy shots but now it’s official; the Patriot is back. Here’s the official press release: The Patriot makes a return to the Orange Mountain Bikes lineup for 2012. Taking up a position between the Alpine 160 and 224, the new bike delivers 180mm of balanced […]

June 21st, 11 10,431 Categories: Kit, News

Matthew Sowter of Enigma with a special, small 29er...

The Bespoked Bristol Show: Pt2

More custom treats including Hammoon, Enigma, Burls and Delta 7

June 13th, 11 7,008 Categories: Kit, Trade Show

Vector HLR Air - loads of adjustment for 450g..

New X-Fusion Vector Air Shock

Upgrade Bikes distributed brand release 450g air shock to go head to head with DHX Air and Vivid Air

June 9th, 11 8,125 Categories: Kit

Limited edition gets 140mm travel adjust forks up front plus custom extras...

Orange ST4 Blackout Special Edition

Following the success of their limited edition run of ‘Blackout’ Orange Fives, the boys from Halifax have decided to give the ST4 trail bike a similar makeover with the release of the Orange ST4 Pro Blackout. Only ten of them are going to be made and once again they will feature the sparkly disco black […]

June 8th, 11 5,517 Categories: Kit

The new Empire trail bike - 150mm of travel either end using a similar design to the AP-1 downhill bike.

Fort William: Random Pit Pics Pt2

What’s down at the pits? New Empire trail bike,

June 5th, 11 9,999 Categories: Events, Kit

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Fort William: Random Pit Pics Pt 1

Jon has been wandering around the pits and expo area this morning looking for anything new and interesting to take pictures of. Here’s what he’s come up with so far… Elite Women’s Qualifying has just finished – we’ll post up the results shortly but Rachel Atherton fastest down the hill so far. Mark is updating […]

June 4th, 11 9,957 Categories: Events, Kit

The Special Edition Evil Sovereign

Special Edition Evil hardtails

Worried that your hardcore hardtail just isn’t niche enough? Well, worry not – the gentlemen at Silverfish UK have sent us news of the arrival of two special edition Evil hardtail frames, all the way from the US of A. We imagine the levels of stoke are sky high right now. Here’s what they have […]

May 31st, 11 6,030 Categories: Kit

Brand new VIP'R air shock gets rebound, compression and lockout

New BOS Suspension lineup

French suspension specialists release new air shock plus revised fork range

May 31st, 11 5,973 Categories: Kit

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Video: Long Termers – Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

Trailer video for the imminent Final Verdict

May 24th, 11 3,845 Categories: Kit, Video

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Video: Charge Cooker 29er

A rather nice Alex Rankin edit of the new Charge Bikes Cooker big wheeler

May 23rd, 11 8,589 Categories: Kit, Video

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