Category: Bikes

Merida One-Sixty 8000 review

Merida One-Sixty 8000 Review

Boston takes the Merida One-Sixty 8000 review to new heights as he pushes it’s limits around a host of Wellington’s best trails, read his thoughts and takeaways…

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Cannondale Moterra Neo SL

The all new Cannondale Moterra Neo SL is the first 150mm trail bike to pack 85Nm of torque and a 601Wh battery into an eMTB weighing as little as 19.3kg. Full-power fun meets lightweight agility.

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Norco VLT Fluid

Press Release | Norco Fluid VLT

Introducing the Fluid VLT. With a Bosch lightweight drive unit and carbon frame, this new release from Norco promises to “give pedal pursuits a few less reasons to resist the electric evolution.”

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DVO Onyx Vorsprung Smashpot Review

It’d been years since I’d ridden a coil-sprung fork. The last one was a Marzocchi 66 RC3 EVO Ti; a behemoth that smoothed out even the roughest of trails, its sensitivity was unmatched. It was a fork that I’ve never forgotten; the buttery feeling it delivered has been seared into my brain.

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VIDEO | Hugo Frixtalon shreds on the new Commencal T.E.M.P.O.

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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