Category: Gear Reviews

Review: Pivot Shuttle Team XTR

The Pivot Shuttle is an experiment in the pursuit of excellence. With all the trimmings you could hope for, this bike sits at the pinnacle of what is currently available in the E-Bike world. This could be the best E-Bike we have ridden yet.

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Forbidden Druid – Review

Forbidden Bike Company out of Cumberland, BC have launched a category blurring, short travel 29er with a high pivot that is causing ripples in the bike industry. I was lucky enough to build up one to his own spec and give us his views on this stunning machine.

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Review: Santa Cruz Reserve 37 Wheelset

Santa Cruz are famous for making really good bikes, and more recently really good wheels. We try out their carbon hoops that are as strong as hell, and if you break one their is a lifetime warranty just to make sure you never hold back.

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Release: The new Banshee Titan

A 170mm 29er built to go fast as hell, and only weighs 14.4kgs with an aluminium frame. Banshee build one hell of a bike, and the new Titan lives up the hype. Get the low down inside

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Review: Commencal Meta TR 29

The Meta TR 29, the new 130mm travel beautiful brushed alloy trail rig from Commencal just passed through the office recently. A solid, well-priced build makes this a very good option for a lot of people wanting that perfect blend between fun and pain. The go-everywhere, do-everything Meta in a neat little bundle.

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Review: Pivot Firebird 29

One of the supercars of the modern era, the Pivot Firebird has been on the lips of everyone this past year. With Ed Masters piloting one to all sorts of reults, we got the Rod Bardsley to swing his leg over a Firey Bird and deliver some wise words of his own.

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First ride on the All-new Santa Cruz Hightower

Santa Cruz have reached into their bag of tricks, and conjured up the all new Hightower. A completely revised version of their extremely popular 150mm 29er. We got to get an early ride aboard this beautiful machine on some equally stunning dirt. Here’s the lowdown…

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Review: Afton Vectal Shoes

Afton are another newcomer in what seems a flood of new shoe brands, but the stylish look and comfort have got everyone talking. Want to be the snazziest dude among your mates? Look no further.

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Review: Ride Concepts Hellion

The Flat pedal shoe market has thickened recently, and one brand leading the charge is Ride Concepts. We did some skids this summer in a long term test, and are stoked there is a new player in the mix.

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Review: Orbea Rallon M10 I9

The Orbea Rallon is a hot topic. Good looking and extremely well put together, this pedigree machine gets the carpark talking. We got to spend a few days aboard the Spanish rig and collated some thoughts inside.

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Review – Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team

Two bikes for the price of one? Canyon’s new Strive enters with 29” wheels and a revised shapeshifter giving you a 135mm trail bike and a 150mm enduro weapon at the press of a button. Does it live up to the hype?

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Review – Whyte T130C

We take a look at Whyte’s short travel 130mm 27.5 trail which has all the hallmarks of their bigger rigs. This bike questions the big travel trends and makes us take a look at what we actually require out of a bike. Is big actually better?

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