bike tests

Tested: Felt Decree 1

Tested: Felt Decree 1

We test the trail focused Felt Decree 1! 30 Oct 2019
TESTED: Marin Gestalt X11

TESTED: Marin Gestalt X11

We test the adventure option from Marin Bikes, the Gestalt X11! 25 Oct 2019
Tested: Merida One-Twenty 8000

Tested: Merida One-Twenty 8000

A small trail bike or big XC rig? Testing the Merida One-Twenty 8000 to see where it sits! 27 Sep 2019
TESTED: Pivot Shuttle

TESTED: Pivot Shuttle

Here's a no expense spared eMTB that aims to ride like any other trail bike, the Pivot Shuttle! 7 Sep 2019
Tested: Santa Cruz 5010 CC Frame set

Tested: Santa Cruz 5010 CC Frame set

Pick one - versatile, playful or durable. What about all three in one? The Santa Cruz 5010 CC looks to tick all these boxes! 9 Jun 2019
Tested: Trek Slash 8

Tested: Trek Slash 8

The Trek Slash 8. Just like the carbon models, only better… possibly. 27 Apr 2019
Tested: Whyte T-130s

Tested: Whyte T-130s

We test what trails the T-130s trail bike is likely to demolish! 23 Apr 2019
TESTED: Norco Fluid FS 1

TESTED: Norco Fluid FS 1

A killer value trail bike with an unmatched fun factor, meet the Norco Fluid FS 1! 15 Apr 2019
TESTED: Trek Remedy 9.8

TESTED: Trek Remedy 9.8

Check out this long-travel trail bike, the Trek Remedy 9.8. 8 Apr 2019
TESTED: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 MSL

TESTED: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 MSL

Seasoned tester Lachlan McKillop puts the Thunderbolt 770 MSL through it's paces. 30 Nov 2016
TESTED: The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR S-Works 6Fattie

TESTED: The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR S-Works 6Fattie

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years you’ll definitely have noticed that wheels and tyres in the mountain bike industry have been getting bigger. 28 Jul 2016
Tested: Santa Cruz 5010 C

Tested: Santa Cruz 5010 C

The 27. 17 Jul 2016
Tested: Pivot Mach 429 Trail

Tested: Pivot Mach 429 Trail

The turning point of trail bikes 13 Jul 2016
Tested: Norco Sight C7.2

Tested: Norco Sight C7.2

Norco have been present in the mountain bike game for a long time, but until the past two or three years they had shrunk away from having lots of market-leading bikes, and become one of the 'other' Canadian bike brands. 5 Jul 2016
Tested: Felt Decree 2

Tested: Felt Decree 2

Felt bicycles have been around since 1994, and have a strong presence in the professional road, time trial and triathlon scene, patenting their own carbon miracles and sponsoring pro road team Hincapie. 23 Jun 2016
Tested: Scott Contessa Spark 700RC

Tested: Scott Contessa Spark 700RC

Scott is a brand that has pushed boundaries time and time again with the release of super-light bikes. 17 Jun 2016
TESTED: Orbea Occam TR M30

TESTED: Orbea Occam TR M30

The history of Orbea is the history of Europe in miniature. 15 Jun 2016
TESTED: Mondraker Dune RR

TESTED: Mondraker Dune RR

All photos by Robert Conroy 11 Jun 2016
TESTED: Trek Procaliber 9.7SL

TESTED: Trek Procaliber 9.7SL

In the highly competitive world of XCO racing, the hardtail is still king. 5 Jun 2016
TESTED: Trek Top Fuel 9.8SL

TESTED: Trek Top Fuel 9.8SL

Trek bikes have been around for donkey’s years making bikes at the top end of the performance and innovation spectrum. 29 May 2016
TESTED: Norco Aurum A7.1

TESTED: Norco Aurum A7.1

Bred from the North Shore of British Columbia, Norco has been one of the longest serving mountain bike companies to come out of Canada. 22 May 2016