VIDEO | Commencal – T.E.M.P.O. – Hugo Frixtalon

Jump aboard the new COMMENCAL T.E.M.P.O with Hugo Frixtalon in British Columbia for this edit that oozes that late summer heat feel!
The T.E.M.P.O is our brand new short travel trail bike, a real playful powerhouse, designed to make the most of all those dream trails where the terrain is just calling out for you to enjoy.

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VIDEO | How Santa Cruz Designs Full Suspension Bikes

Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main people we call on to do that work. Not only is he an extremely talented bike rider and incredibly knowledgeable about suspension, but he can actually interpret and translate what he’s feeling in a way that he can communicate to the rest of the engineering team. This enables them to cross-reference the data they’ve collected with real life, on-trail experience to build better bikes and provide the right setup for our riders. We’re constantly refining our VPP™ suspension as well as the damping tunes shocks we spec on our bikes in order to make sure our bikes ride really, really good.

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Trek Top Fuel 9.8 Review

The Top Fuel has been a staple in Trek’s line-up for many years now and its target market has always been those XC racers and enthusiasts wanting a full suspension option. However, the development of the Supercalibre as Trek’s pre-eminent XC race weapon has given the Wisconsin-based brand room to ex- pand the Top Fuel’s horizons and push it into the hotly contested, ‘downcountry’ category.

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Orange Switch 6 RS Review

Halifax in North England lies in the county of Yorkshire. There’s a saying about people from Yorkshire: “they say what they like, and they like what they bloody well say”. And that rings true when it comes to making mountain bikes.

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Press Release | Canyon Refocus on Speed with the new Strive CFR

Born inside the tape | Canyon Refocuses on Speed with the new Strive CFR | Since Barel first rode it to victory at EWS Finale Ligure in 2014, the Strive has staked its claim as one of the fastest Enduro bikes on the hill. With heaps of podiums and an overall Enduro World Series title to its name, it would have been simple to pick a new paint job for 2022 and carry on.

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Press Release | The New Santa Cruz Megatower

Be honest, it’s all about the descent. When World Champs like Greg Minnaar and Jackson Goldstone aren’t on their office bikes, they’re often throttling a Megatower for all it’s worth. Because 165mm of VPP® lower link travel is more than enough to feel just like the Syndicate. A ±63-degree adjustable head tube angle coupled to a 170mm fork and 29-inch wheels delivers the high-speed security of a downhill bike. Yet the 78-degree seat angle and size-specific geo maintain the Mega’s mega ability to climb, retaining its reputation as the perfect choice for knocking out big gravity rides and DH park laps.

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New Release | Canyon Spectral 125

PRESS RELEASE | INTRODUCING THE ROWDY ONE

The Spectral 125 is a shredder’s short-travel whip. It’s a playful, “poppy” kind of trail bike – perfect for jibbing off every little trail feature in sight. With 125mm of rear squish mated to a decidedly aggressive and low-slung chassis, the Spectral 125 is a little short on travel and a lot rowdy. Put those together and you get … a little rowdy. See what we did there?

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Danny MacAskill rides the new Santa Cruz Heckler

New Release | Santa Cruz Heckler Goes Further

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Danny doesn’t stop talking about ebikes. He’s infatuated with them. In fact, the only time he’s not chewing someone’s ear off about how “mint” they are is when he’s riding one. And when he’s riding his ebike he just rides and rides and rides. Which is why we’ve equipped the newest Heckler to venture further and faster, for longer.

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RIDEWRAP | NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

PRESS RELEASE

Danny doesn’t stop talking about ebikes. He’s infatuated with them. In fact, the only time he’s not chewing someone’s ear off about how “mint” they are is when he’s riding one. And when he’s riding his ebike he just rides and rides and rides. Which is why we’ve equipped the newest Heckler to venture further and faster, for longer.

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Forbidden Dreadnought

I feel I should start this review with a couple of small confessions. Firstly, until I sat down to write this, I didn’t know any of the Forbidden Dreadnought’s measurements or geometry numbers. Secondly, I’ve never pedaled the Dreadnought up a hill. Never. Zero climbs to date.

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2022 CANYON LUX TRAIL CF

LIGHT. FAST. CAPABLE.
Those three words say it all. The new Lux Trail takes everything that is great about the Lux the lightweight chassis, the unreal speed and unrivalled pedalling efficiency and adds a serious dose of capability courtesy of its downhill-friendly geometry, longer travel (120 mm) fork, drop-per post, wider bars, and meatier tires.

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TALL BIKES WILL SAVE THE WORLD

Riding any bicycle is a positive step toward a healthy lifestyle and personal enjoyment, but it’s the tall bike that has the power to change the world. The tall bike remains on the fringes — only embraced by the daring, the creative and the foolish. Join the Zenga Bros for as they explore how to build, ride and coexist on a tall bike.

The Zenga Bros mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem everything and be a fool. Welcome to the modern tall bike movement.

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INCOMING | We Are One Arrival arrives in New Zealand

No matter what your motive for building a dream bike, it’s comforting to be assured that you won’t encounter multiple clones of your carefully curated new whip at every trailhead. So discerning riders in NZ should be pleased to hear that they now have a new, very rare, hard-to-find and genuinely exclusive option to add to their consideration set.

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