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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 7,467 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 35,461 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 11,427 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Intense Primer 29 Factory

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

August 2nd, 16 1 16,051 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 4,932 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 3,998 Categories: Wheels

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Swarf Spline 29

The Swarf Spline – a hardtail For Our Time?

August 19th, 15 0 6,436 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 8,355 Categories: Bikes

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

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

January 13th, 15 1 6,825 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 4,041 Categories: Tyres

Magura TS8 R drive side

Magura TS8 R DLO3 120mm 29er fork

Solid and beautifully made- but what about the bumps?

September 10th, 14 0 4,944 Categories: Forks

Lauf fork

Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork

A truly light, ugly-ducking of a fork. But is it a functional swan?

July 18th, 14 0 8,160 Categories: Forks

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 rim stick

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 wheelset

Can updated hubs and rims redeem the unique wheel?

July 9th, 14 4 7,584 Categories: Wheels

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FSA’s 22-36t Afterburner Double crankset

Trail double with 29er-friendly gearing?

June 13th, 14 0 2,691 Categories: Bits, Drivetrain

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