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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QUEENSTOWN | THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN BIKE PLAYGROUND

In the late 1980s Queenstown was a sleepy little town with a couple thousand residents. However, the early 90s saw the arrival of Generation X, and their propensity for adrenaline and thrill-seeking changed the face of the town. Skiing, snowboarding, bungy jumping, paragliding, whitewater rafting and mountaineering were perfect fits for the picturesque lake town on the edge of the Southern Alps, and action sports enthusiasts swarmed there to get extreme and hang with like-minded peers.

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Rewind | Club Life

Throwback read from 2018, focused around the amazing trails located on the southern divide, right next to some of Canterbury’s iconic clubies.

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Story: More is More

QMTBC is an amazing club, with a huge volunteer base and a passion to build the community their future is looking all too bright.

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Story: The First bite of the Baugette

Kiwi’s are lucky to have an abundance of natural landscapes in which to build trails, it just takes someone to instigate it. This is a story of a quintessential kiwi bloke with an urge to build trails.

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Story: Tales from the Paparoa

The West Coast is an untamed and unruly beast. Relentless weather and inhospitable mountains make for an interesting yet beautiful place to build a trail. This is the story about building a special trail, the Pike29 Memorial track.

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Story: Adventure Chips

Age is no issue for Griff Addington, having already ticked off a number of great rides and he is only 51 weeks old. This is a great story from Julian & Heid Addington about hitting the road with their son Griff.

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Bike Glendhu: A Field of Dreams

Queenstown has long been the mecca for riding in the South Island, but just over the hill in Wanaka a new bike park is starting to make some noise. With the creative eye of Tom Hey from Elevate Trail Building overseeing the project, the first stage is an exciting prospect of what’s to come. Read the full story inside.

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Aorere Enduro: From the Flames

Nelson is notorious for it’s punishing climbs and brutal descents, and the Aorere Enduro is a culmination of this. After a devastating fire ripped through the area, it’s back with a vengeance.

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Full Circle: Justin Leov is back where it all Began

Justin Leov has a lot to say for Downhill in New Zealand. From forging the international right of passage through Europe, through to mentoring a lot of the current top racers, Justin has been there through it all. We take a look through Justin’s Career and how he got to the top of the sport before finding his new passion in Jentree.

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Trans Provence: An Icon put to rest

The Trans-Provence is the Grandaddy of enduro races from before enduro racing was even a thing. Twenty-four enduro stages, 20,000 metres of descending, 10,000 metres of climbing, but it is all coming to an end. Jeff Carter presses go and entered the very last Trans Provence to find out what all the fuss has been about.

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