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Merida One-Sixty 8000 review

Merida One-Sixty 8000 Review

MERIDA ONE-SIXTY 8000 Review As I embarked on a five-hour ride along Wellington’s rugged ridges aboard the Merida’s latest long-travel trail bike, a thought emerged:

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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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Earshots Gen 2 Review

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were testing the original version of these wireless sports headphones from Kiwi start-up Earshots. While the concept and magnetic closure mechanism of the originals were world class, there were a couple of teething quirks that needed ironing out, so we were eager to get our hands on version two to see how things had evolved.

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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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Earshots Review

It’s with great sadness that in the year 2021 my life is still surrounded by wires of all sizes and colours. I honestly thought wires

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