bike test

TESTED: Cube Stereo 140 HPA PRO

TESTED: Cube Stereo 140 HPA PRO

The entry level Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro is a burly beast that will likely suit the strongest riders 26 Jul 2017
TESTED: Avanti Competitor Plus 2

TESTED: Avanti Competitor Plus 2

Avanti prove with their Competitor Plus 2 that they are able to build a great riding trail bike at a great price 19 Jul 2017
TESTED: Trek Remedy 9.8

TESTED: Trek Remedy 9.8

The Trek Remedy 9.8 offers versatile, technical, all-day riding that will put a big smile on your face 11 Jul 2017
TESTED: Norco Sight Carbon 9.2

TESTED: Norco Sight Carbon 9.2

At the beefier end of 'trail' the Norco Sight Carbon 9.2 tips it over into 'All Mountain' with well thought out geometry and a solid parts package. But how does it ride? 1 Jul 2017
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: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

TESTED: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

Salsa is a brand that all too frequently flies under the radar with quality, well designed and hard riding bikes. Can the Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5+ keep up the tradition? 4 Jun 2017
TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

Chris Herron hits the trails with the Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL and returns with results. 29 May 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: Trek Stache

TESTED: Trek Stache

In an industry of ever-evolving genres and standards, you’d be forgiven for seeing a 29+ bike for the first time and saying, “Urgh, not another style!” but perhaps hold your tongue. 3 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: KTM Lycan 272

TESTED: KTM Lycan 272

Have KTM created a well-built bike that is a ‘true mountain bike’? Is it the one bike to do it all ? 19 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