bike test

TESTED: Focus Jam

TESTED: Focus Jam

Focus. It’s a name that conjures images of precision, German engineering, clarity of thought and exactness of motion. Jam (noun); A fruit conserve, delicious on toast. We put the Focus Jam to the toast. We mean test.. 14 Jun 2017
TESTED: Santa Cruz Hightower C-S

TESTED: Santa Cruz Hightower C-S

29er trail bikes might not be your jam, and our tester wasn't so sure either - until he jumped on board the Santa Cruz Hightower and let it rip on the trails. Check out Adam Macbeth's thoughts on the the Hightower in 29er form. 14 May 2017
TESTED: MERIDA BIG. TRAIL 800

TESTED: MERIDA BIG. TRAIL 800

This is not your average hardtail, tune in for some fun times and see just what makes the Merida Big trail succeed. 10 May 2017
TESTED: Whyte G-160

TESTED: Whyte G-160

Do you love a casual climb and a hardcore descent? Well the Whyte G -160 could be for you. 27 Apr 2017
TESTED: Lapierre Zesty AM527

TESTED: Lapierre Zesty AM527

The Zesty AM 527 is the mid-spec full carbon framed model of the Zesty AM range. Sitting with 150mm travel front and rear the Zesty AM 527 is an ideal “One Bike to Rule them All” for Australian trail riding conditions. 21 Mar 2017
TESTED: Giant Trance 1

TESTED: Giant Trance 1

The Giant Trance has been a stalwart of not just Giant's mountain bike range, but Australian trail riding. Adam Fernyhough takes the latest Trance to the slopes, to see where it's at now. 9 Mar 2017
TESTED: Norco Optic C9.2 trail bike

TESTED: Norco Optic C9.2 trail bike

The Norco Optic was a fast and agile trail bike launched into Norco's range almost 12 months ago. We played with the 27.5" model on release, but the 29" bike was with us for much of our alpine summer. 9 Mar 2017
TESTED: Whyte T-129 S

TESTED: Whyte T-129 S

While Whyte’s all trail and enduro bikes, like the T-130, have been getting a lot of attention lately, Whyte also produce shorter travel bikes such as the T-129S, with 120mm of bounce and 29-inch wheels. Whyte call the T-129S the fastest trail bike they’ve ever made and claim its ‘sure-footed and hop-and-pop ability’ will be a blast to ride. 28 Feb 2017
TESTED: Specialized Camber Women's Comp

TESTED: Specialized Camber Women's Comp

The Specialized Camber is a highly popular bike, from XC to trail and everything in-between. Brodie Chapman put the Women's Comp model to test on the trails in Victoria. 20 Feb 2017
TESTED: Czar Street Trials 24

TESTED: Czar Street Trials 24

Why the hell are we testing a trials bike you ask? Let’s start with a brief word on the background of the sport. 25 Jan 2017
TESTED: BMC teamelite 02

TESTED: BMC teamelite 02

A high expense. Does the ride quality of the BMC teamlite 02 make up for a mid range parts spec? 18 Jan 2017
TESTED: YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1

TESTED: YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1

YT are touting Jeffsy CF Comp 1 as the gravity rider’s trail bike and we think they've really hit the nail on the head with this value-busting offering. 4 Jan 2017
TESTED: Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Short Travel Comp

TESTED: Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Short Travel Comp

Specialized have pounced with the Turbo Levo FSR Short Travel Comp to try to produce a real game-changer in the e-bike market and one which really blurs the lines. 31 Dec 2016
TESTED: Devinci Troy Carbon

TESTED: Devinci Troy Carbon

The 140mm Devinci Troy Carbon is a light and efficient ‘All-Mountain’ bike that aims to achieve much of the rough’n’tumble capability of the more gravity oriented Spartan, but is it under-gunned? 28 Dec 2016
TESTED: Merida Big.Nine E-Lite 650

TESTED: Merida Big.Nine E-Lite 650

The humble hardtail get's an electric push. We check out Merida's Big Nine E-lite 650 ebike 7 Dec 2016
TESTED: Trek Fuel EX 9.8

TESTED: Trek Fuel EX 9.8

Trek's stellar 130mm trail 29'er gets renewed angles and geometry. Tester Matt Nauthe throws a leg over and get's into the details. 14 Nov 2016
TESTED: Santa Cruz Bronson C MkII

TESTED: Santa Cruz Bronson C MkII

The Bronson came back stronger than ever in late 2016. We put our tester Adam Fernyhough to task - just how much better was the 2nd version to the original? 9 Nov 2016
TESTED: Curve GMX monster cross bike

TESTED: Curve GMX monster cross bike

What's a bike if it's not a cyclocross bike, a mountain bike, or even a gravel bike? It could just be a monster crosser, like the Curve GMX. 4 Nov 2016
TESTED: Canyon Nerve AL

TESTED: Canyon Nerve AL

Canyon have made a bit of a splash since arriving in Australia - and the Nerve AL might be the bike for the Australian trail rider. 17 Oct 2016
TESTED: Rocky Mountain Maiden WC

TESTED: Rocky Mountain Maiden WC

The Rocky Mountain Maiden World Cup is no park bike. It is designed for racing on the world's toughest downhill courses. 14 Oct 2016
TESTED: Whyte T-130C RS

TESTED: Whyte T-130C RS

In late 2014 Whyte delivered an awesome trail bike with the T-130. For 2016, they improved upon the original, with updated geometry and a carbon mainframe for some models. 7 Oct 2016