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Review: Niner AIR 9 Carbon

US brand Niner has been championing big wheels since 2005. So how does the AIR 9 Carbon stack up against the BMC Team Elite and Trek Procaliber?

October 28th, 16 0 12,774 Categories: Bikes

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Review: BMC Team Elite TE01

The BMC Team Elite TE01 uses a unique technology to deliver more comfort. Olly puts the lightweight racebike to the test to see if it really works

October 25th, 16 2 8,055 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 29

Is the Specialized Enduro 29 a long-legged trail bike? Or a burly enduro machine? Barney investigates in his review of the Expert Carbon

October 10th, 16 1 16,132 Categories: Bikes

Transition Smuggler

Review: Transition Smuggler

Rich takes the Transition Smuggler out on the trails and discovers just how capable this 115mm travel 29er really is

September 14th, 16 0 28,811 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Orbea Occam TR M-LTD

Orbea have split their Occam into two bikes: the Occam AM, and the shorter travel Occam TR that we’ve got here. How does it go? Barney explains

August 23rd, 16 0 19,987 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Santa Cruz Hightower

The Santa Cruz Hightower introduces 27.5+ compatibility into the long-travel 29er full suspension platform. And Barney digs it a lot.

August 11th, 16 1 63,632 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Orange Segment

Orange have refined the Segment with V2.0, but just how different is it from the original? Chipps sets off on a trail-riding mission to find out.

August 10th, 16 0 31,211 Categories: Bikes


Review: Intense Primer 29 Factory

Intense’s brand new Primer 29in trail slayer, given the full review treatment

August 2nd, 16 1 22,466 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Surly Dirt Wizard 29+ Tyres

Sanny lives in Scotland. Sometimes it rains there. Sometimes it gets muddy. Are these Dirt Wizards what he needs to keep him rolling through the gloop?

December 14th, 15 2 5,514 Categories: Recommended, Tyres

Right in all of the right ways?

Review: Velocity’s trail-wide, XC-light Blunt SS Rims

None-more-light wide alu rims from Velocity, ridden and rated

November 2nd, 15 2 4,150 Categories: Wheels


Swarf Spline 29

The Swarf Spline – a hardtail For Our Time?

August 19th, 15 0 6,712 Categories: Frames, Long Termers, Uncategorized

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Long Termers: Chipps’ Orange Segment

Chipps reports on the first couple of months on the Orange Segment – the longer, slacker short-travel 29er.

April 7th, 15 9 9,103 Categories: Bikes

"After" photo.

Speed Date: Vittoria’s Barzo 29×2.1 TNT Tyre

Can Vittoria’s latest Knobby McSpeedy really do it all?

January 13th, 15 1 7,550 Categories: Tyres

Michelin Wild Race'r 1

Michelin Wild Race’r 27.5 & 29er tyres

Low rolling resistance and straight line speed, but can it hold on through the corners?

October 22nd, 14 1 4,444 Categories: Tyres

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