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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 10,079 Categories: Bikes

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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 12,500 Categories: Bikes

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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 2,377 Categories: Bikes

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 4,164 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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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 12,122 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Trek Remedy 9 29r – First Impressions

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

June 7th, 13 6 16,151 Categories: Bikes

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Santa Cruz Tallboy C 2014: First Impressions

Chipps’ initial thoughts on the Santa Cruz Tallboy C

June 7th, 13 1 7,303 Categories: Bikes

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Salsa Beargrease – UK Exclusive Review

You don’t need a fatbike, but you may just end up needing this one

June 4th, 13 4 5,493 Categories: Bikes

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Canyon Nerve AL 8.0

In the UK you buy Canyon bikes via mail order. Whether you agree with the concept of direct sales bikes or not, they aren’t going to go away. There’s only going to be more and more brands following this business model.

May 24th, 13 2 6,706 Categories: Bikes

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Orange Gyro Pro – Bike review

The Gyro is a bike you simply want to ride all the time.

May 14th, 13 1 6,001 Categories: Bikes

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Nukeproof Mega AM Comp – Bike review

The Mega is set to be a real cult favourite. The privateer’s choice.

May 14th, 13 1 4,524 Categories: Bikes

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Cotic Rocket – Bike review

A proper full-bore full-suspension bike, with a healthy amount of travel

May 14th, 13 0 5,132 Categories: Bikes

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Genesis Day One Disc – Bike Review

The Day One Disc is as simple as a ‘cross bike gets

May 10th, 13 1 5,651 Categories: Bikes

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Focus Mares CX 2.0 Di2 – Bike Review

Despite mountain bikes coming with disc brakes as a matter of course for a decade, at the elite level of the cyclocross world they’re still on cantilevers

May 10th, 13 2 4,069 Categories: Bikes

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