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norco optic full suspension carbon 27.5 trail xc

Review: Norco Optic C7.2

The 2017 Norco Optic is available in 27.5in and 29in versions. We put the Optic C7.2 to task to see whether less might actually be more.

November 9th, 16 5 14,422 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 22,455 Categories: Bikes

RSP Ego Carbon DH Riser Bar

Review: RSP Ego Carbon DH Riser Bar

RSP’s carbon risers – Really Special Performers?

June 7th, 16 3 16,170 Categories: Handlebars

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Review: eXotic Carbon bar and carbon Ti seatpost

Tom tries and tests some bargain bling

December 21st, 15 1 4,809 Categories: Bits, Handlebars, Seatposts

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Review: eXotic Carbon Fork

Tom Hill gets his teeth into some bargain carbon

October 28th, 15 5 8,225 Categories: Forks

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RaceFace SixC 35 Bars and Atlas 35 Stem. REVIEW

Looking for a wide, light, stiff cockpit? Maybe this is the combo you’ve been looking for.

October 8th, 15 0 5,116 Categories: Bits, Handlebars, Stems

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Race Face SixC CINCH Crankset

DH strength at XC weight? Do the Race Face SixC cranks deliver?

July 10th, 15 0 7,230 Categories: Drivetrain

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Longtermer: Trek Lush Carbon 650b WSD

In her first report Vicki introduces us to her long term, womens’ specific carbon trail bike from Trek.

July 3rd, 15 2 5,871 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5

Superlight super bike with all the bells and whistles (and price tag to match)

June 21st, 15 0 13,243 Categories: Bikes

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Niner Air 9 Carbon Frame

A carbon flavoured hyperspeed trail and XC race hardtail – what’s the score?

April 25th, 15 2 8,545 Categories: Frames, Recommended

The Giant XtC Advance 29er 2

Giant XtC Advanced 29er 2

The Giant XtC – Making plans for Nigel? Or the Mayor of Simpleton?

February 11th, 15 0 18,609 Categories: Bikes

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Saracen Mantra Trail Carbon

Trail carbon on a budget – the Saracen Mantra

February 11th, 15 0 7,786 Categories: Bikes

Are your shoulders broad enough?

Azonic CFK 790

Can you handle Azonic’s wide carbon bars?

July 8th, 14 0 2,758 Categories: Bits, Handlebars, Recommended

Renthal carbon fat bar

Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon Handlebar And Duo Stem

Top-end bar and stem combo with impeccable performance and engineering to offset lightweight carbon nerves.

April 9th, 14 0 4,695 Categories: Handlebars, Stems

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