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LONGTERM: Norco Sight Carbon 29

LONGTERM: Norco Sight Carbon 29

There comes a time when you need a new bike, and for the past year I’ve been wanting to add a trail bike to my collection. 2 May 2018
TESTED: Devinci Django Carbon 27.5

TESTED: Devinci Django Carbon 27.5

Do you tango, Django? Chris Herron puts Devinci's latest trail bike through it's paces. 16 Nov 2017
TESTED: Zelvy I9 Carbon 29 PDL Wheel Set

TESTED: Zelvy I9 Carbon 29 PDL Wheel Set

Looking to upgrade those stock wheels ?? These Zelvy I9 Carbon 29 wheels might just be the right mix you're after. 22 Sep 2017
TESTED: YT IND. JEFFSY CF PRO RACE 27

TESTED: YT IND. JEFFSY CF PRO RACE 27

Have you met Jeffsy's younger brother? Also Jeffsy..... Introducing the Jeffsy CF Pro Race 27" 2 Sep 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: 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
Pivot's all-new Mach 5.5 carbon trail bike

Pivot's all-new Mach 5.5 carbon trail bike

Pivot launch the new Mach 5.5 carbon an aggressive trail machine built to tackle any obstacle playfully! Read on for more of our first ride impressions. 19 May 2017
FIRST LOOK: All-new Rocky Mountain Altitude

FIRST LOOK: All-new Rocky Mountain Altitude

Rocky Mountain give an old favourite an exciting upgrade 27 Apr 2017
TESTED: Craftworx Dirty Harry Carbon wheels

TESTED: Craftworx Dirty Harry Carbon wheels

In a time where the cycling world has gone carbon mad, Brisbane-based wheel builders Craftworx have watched the popularity of carbon mountain bike wheels rise from the sidelines. Until now. 9 Apr 2017
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: Stan's NoTubes Valor BOOST Wheels

TESTED: Stan's NoTubes Valor BOOST Wheels

As the company responsible for popularising tubeless tyre technology all those years ago, Stan's NoTubes is a well-known name in the mountain bike scene. 16 May 2016
TESTED: Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheels

TESTED: Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheels

It may come as a surprise that Reynolds Cycling actually debuted their very first carbon mountain bike wheel set way back in 2007. 19 Feb 2016
TESTED: WTB Volt Carbon

TESTED: WTB Volt Carbon

Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) were one of the first brands to make saddles specifically for mountain biking. 13 Dec 2015
FIRST LOOK: Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels

FIRST LOOK: Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels

We're building up a new long term test bike with the Avanti Torrent GS frame - the Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon wheels should get it rolling nicely. 15 Oct 2015
TESTED: GT Helion Carbon Pro

TESTED: GT Helion Carbon Pro

The re-birth of XC - what sort of a claim is that? GT make that claim with the GT Helion, and Wil Barrett was happy to put it to the test. 25 Sep 2015
FIRST LOOK: SRAM GX 1x11 and Guide Ultimate

FIRST LOOK: SRAM GX 1x11 and Guide Ultimate

Trail riding in Australia is well-suited to a 1x group set. And the new SRAM GX 1x11 looks to be perfect, as if it's not quite working out, you can always add a ring, shifter and mech. 10 Aug 2015
FIRST LOOK: Salted Carbon Sandfly

FIRST LOOK: Salted Carbon Sandfly

Salted fatbikes are designed right here in Australia - actually in the new millionaire's haven of Blacktown! They're pretty dialled for Australian conditions - so we've got one reviewed in Issue 149. 27 Jul 2015
Stan's No Tubes Unveil Brand New Neo Hubs And Bravo Carbon Rims

Stan's No Tubes Unveil Brand New Neo Hubs And Bravo Carbon Rims

The Valor won us over for a lightweight XC and trail wheel, and now here comes the Bravo with Neo hub 3 Jul 2015
ENVE Composites Prototypes Wider Carbon Rims

ENVE Composites Prototypes Wider Carbon Rims

Is wider better? ENVE Composites are taking a measured response to the growth in wider MTB rims, with prototypes and a lot of testing. 2 Jul 2015
FIRST LOOK: Santa Cruz 5010 C

FIRST LOOK: Santa Cruz 5010 C

The Santa Crux 5010 C is a very capable trail bike off the shelf. In fact, it's awesome! Could this be the ultimate trail bike? 25 May 2015
FIRST LOOK: GT Helion Carbon Pro

FIRST LOOK: GT Helion Carbon Pro

GT have a new suspension platform for this year - and the Helion Carbon Pro looks set to deliver. 3 May 2015