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Long Termers: Matt’s Santa Cruz Blur LT

Matt’s moved “up the hill’ and the Blur is back in favour

May 5th, 10 23 12,388 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Impulse Bikes: KHS Urban Uno

The first in our new series of sub-£500 not-MTBs for MTBers.

January 28th, 10 7 12,086 Categories: Bikes

Full Frontal

Yeti ASR7

Is it just a Yeti 575 on stilts or a completely diffferent kind of animal?

December 23rd, 09 12 13,409 Categories: Bikes

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Long Termer: Gary Fisher 29er Hifi Pro (Premier Content)

A “video walkthrough” for Matt’s Gary Fisher Hifi 29er full-susser …

December 15th, 09 2 8,108 Categories: Bikes

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Long Termer: Gary Fisher Roscoe (Premier Content)

Some bonus video of Sim’s Gary Fisher Roscoe 2 AKA ‘Super Roscoe’ from Singletrack Issue 54.

December 14th, 09 3 7,399 Categories: Bikes

What Ed did.

Ibis Mojo – (Very) Long Termer

Ed stole Chipps’ Ibis Mojo and never gave it back. Here’s what he made of it.

October 12th, 09 18 19,626 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Merida S’Presso i8-D

When Benji moved away from The Valley last year (shock horror!) he suddenly found himself in the market for a type of bicycle he’d never needed/wanted before… a commuting bike.

August 12th, 09 1 10,489 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Pace RC405

The RC405 is a floating pivot design; the rear triangle is attached to the front by two pairs of linkages (similar to Santa Cruz, Intense, Iron Horse and Giant designs). Where the RC405 is a bit different is that the rear shock is not anchored to the front triangle – it sits between the leading ends of the linkages (imagine a finger and thumb squeezing a jelly bean).

June 11th, 09 3 12,294 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Santa Cruz Chameleon

Totting up here at Singletrack we reckon this is the fourth incarnation of the Santa Cruz Chamelon. Unlike its users, the Chameleon hasn’t changed a great deal over the years. The ‘Cham’, along with the GT Zaskar and, to a lesser degree, the Cannondale Beast of the East, were the first bikes morphed into the quintessential ‘UK hardtail’

June 10th, 09 7 15,608 Categories: Bikes

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Islabikes Rothan

When you find that nearly everyone you meet is doing a double-take at your new purchase you know it’s either because you’ve bought something quite stupid, or you’ve chosen one of those products that attracts attention for all the right reasons.

May 27th, 09 17 8,455 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Freak Bike: Santa Cruz Easy Rider

This bike ticks all the boxes to qualify for a place in Singletrack’s “Bike Pron” feature: Would it draw a crowd if it were leant up against the food tent at Mountain Mayhem? Is it a bike that we’d all like to ride, even if we wouldn’t want to own it? Is there a good story behind it? So that’s a resounding ‘yes’ to all of those.

May 26th, 09 19 11,194 Categories: Bikes

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Singular Swift

Yes, it’s another 29in wheel bike. But for a change, it wasn’t sent from a manufacturer eager to get themselves into this subset of a niche before the boat left, but a bike we wanted to look at because it actually looked ‘right’.

May 22nd, 09 4 10,289 Categories: Bikes

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Felt Breed

Steve Makin reviews a big lad’s bike with shonky brakes, skinny tyres, dodgy bars, a very racy saddle and no gears. Possibly the most fun bike he’s ridden in years.

March 13th, 09 12 12,540 Categories: Bikes

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Orange P7 Belt Drive Prototype

Orange P7 belt drive prototype Price: N/A From: Orange www.orangebikes.co.uk One of Orange’s advantages in the market is that they’re small enough to play with different ideas. With only 15 members of staff and all their suspension bikes made in a little factory in Halifax, the opportunity to play around with things like gearboxes, different […]

February 16th, 09 0 15,182 Categories: Bikes

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