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Canyon Grand Canyon AL SLX 7.9

Totally predictable handling, dead stable and as confident on twisting singletrack as any other bikes we’ve tried around this price

February 18th, 14 0 2,628 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Specialized Crave Comp

Californian bicycle powerhouse Specialized has been focusing attention on its big wheelers for a little longer than many…

January 24th, 14 2 2,841 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Pivot Vault cyclocross bike

Just because it’s not Belgian, don’t discount the Pivot. It’s a cyclocross bike for the new breed.

January 13th, 14 0 1,742 Categories: Bikes, Premier

Five is alive

Longtermer Update: Dave’s Orange Five RS – Six Months In

Six months in how’s the Five RS coping?

January 3rd, 14 0 3,886 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Intense Carbine 29

A harsh terrain endure bike offering massive appeal to downhillers kicking back from full-on downhill rigs

December 16th, 13 1 2,807 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Trek Remedy 9 29

In terms of combining big hit, big wheel ability with value for money, the Remedy 9 is one of the best bikes on the market.

December 16th, 13 1 2,516 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Niner R.I.P 9

Trail Ripper? See what we reckon to the R.I.P 9

December 16th, 13 0 1,947 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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First ride on Giant’s ’14 Trance 27.5 1 trail bike

27.5 wheels, 140mm travel, XT/SLX spec, nice price

November 18th, 13 0 3,512 Categories: Bikes

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Issue 83: Islabikes Beinn 29

Isla added the Beinn 29 to the range because lots of parents who’d bought her age-specific bikes wanted a bike of the same quality for themselves.

August 12th, 13 0 5,523 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Issue 83: Surly Krampus

We often wonder how mountain bikes might have looked if they’d been designed from ground zero rather than having a junkyard heritage of rescued beach cruisers dictating most things. How large would the wheels and tyres have been? How much suspension would they have had? Actually that’s one question really, as suspension back then was […]

August 8th, 13 3 7,414 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Issue 83: Pivot Les

The Pivot Les (see what they nearly did there?) is partly here to show that a fixed blade fork can be plugged into any hardtail. Okay, the Les isn’t just any hardtail. It’s the first cross-country trail hardtail produced by Arizona suspension masters Pivot Cycles.

August 8th, 13 0 1,827 Categories: Bikes, Premier

Trek's Fuel EX 9.8: it's the right colour and everything.

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 long termer

Jenn’s long termer of choice this year is Trek’s Fuel EX 9.8.

July 19th, 13 0 3,453 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Giant Trance X 29er 1 Long termer

A couple of months in, how’s Sanny getting on with his Trance X 29er

July 12th, 13 1 7,357 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Trek Remedy 9 29r – First Impressions

Mark’s perception of 29ers are altered in one day

June 7th, 13 6 11,334 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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