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Whyte M-109

Adventure? Marathon? or out and out racer?

June 25th, 14 1 1,214 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Commencal Meta Hip Hop 2.

One of the best thought-through harder hitting packages at this price. We wouldn’t change a thing.

May 15th, 14 0 3,548 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Devinci Dixon RXS Carbon

There are 145mm travel bikes with slightly plusher back ends than the Dixon, but not many of them can also climb and accelerate this well.

May 12th, 14 0 2,027 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Yeti SB66C

The SB66C is one of the few bikes that’s been raced to a podium position at international level in downhill, 4X and enduro events.

May 7th, 14 0 2,788 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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18 Bikes Pinion 853

A new approach to gearbox frames, custom-built in the Peak District.

April 17th, 14 0 2,528 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Trek Slash 9

A fully capable enduro bike, with the uphill finesse of an XC whippet

March 22nd, 14 1 5,797 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Salsa Fargo

A supremely fun bike to ride and own that has brought me more smiles per miles than almost any other bike I have ever owned

March 7th, 14 6 6,328 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Merida Big 7 Alloy XT Edition

The Big 7 feels sharp, nimble, more sprightly; very much like a 26in but still with a slightly smoother roll over bumps.

February 18th, 14 0 1,340 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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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 2,956 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 3,048 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 1,893 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 4,031 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 2,888 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 2,627 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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