first look

FIRST LOOK: Thule GateMate Pro tail gate shuttle pad

FIRST LOOK: Thule GateMate Pro tail gate shuttle pad

The Thule GateMate Pro lets you haul 7 bikes in the tray of your ute. 3 Nov 2020
FIRST LOOK: Yakima OnRamp eMTB 4WD rack

FIRST LOOK: Yakima OnRamp eMTB 4WD rack

The new Yakima OnRamp can cart two 30kg eMTBs with ease, and help you load them with an inbuilt ramp. 1 Nov 2020
FIRST LOOK: Funn Fantom AM35 MTB wheels

FIRST LOOK: Funn Fantom AM35 MTB wheels

Funn's Fantom wheel set is wide, strong, and with lots of points of engagement. 11 Sep 2020
FIRST LOOK: 2021 Trek Supercaliber 9.8

FIRST LOOK: 2021 Trek Supercaliber 9.8

With a Trek Supercaliber 9.8 on test, we have to wonder - is this the ideal compromise between a full-suspension bike and a hardtail for XC fans? 9 Sep 2020
Merida's new Big Trail hardtail

Merida's new Big Trail hardtail

The new Merida Big.Trail is the kind of hardtail you'll want to ride. 13 Aug 2020
FIRST LOOK: Revel Bikes Rail

FIRST LOOK: Revel Bikes Rail

The Revel Bikes Rail is the long-travel bike in Revel's shed. And we have one on test. 11 Aug 2020
FIRST LOOK: Hope Fortus 26

FIRST LOOK: Hope Fortus 26

Hope hubs are known the world over for the reliability. But how about their wheels? 9 Jul 2020
FIRST LOOK: Revel Rascal trail bike

FIRST LOOK: Revel Rascal trail bike

The Revel Rascal might be the latest trail superbike to land on Australian trails. Here's our first look. 23 Jun 2020
FIRST LOOK: Shimano's new XT Trail wheel set

FIRST LOOK: Shimano's new XT Trail wheel set

Shimano's 12-speed Deore XT Trail wheels deliver a modern trail and enduro option that won't break the bank. 28 Apr 2020
FIRST LOOK: Felt Redemption e-30

FIRST LOOK: Felt Redemption e-30

The Felt Redemption brings a Shimano E8000 unit to a 150mm burly bike - what's not to like? 22 Apr 2020
FIRST LOOK: Microshift Advent X 1x10

FIRST LOOK: Microshift Advent X 1x10

Microshift built on the popularity of Advent 1x9 with a higher tier Advent X 1x10 offering. 14 Apr 2020
FIRST LOOK: Forbidden Bike Co. Druid

FIRST LOOK: Forbidden Bike Co. Druid

The Forbidden Bike Co. Druid receives a lot of attention out on the trails - here's why! 23 Mar 2020
FIRST LOOK: Hutchinson Python 2 MTB tyre

FIRST LOOK: Hutchinson Python 2 MTB tyre

The Hutchinson Python was the tyre of choice for those riding and racing XC two decades ago, and even all the way to around 2006. What's the updated model promise? 6 Mar 2020
First Look: Transition Scout

First Look: Transition Scout

Check out the updated Transition Scout! 14 Feb 2020
First rides on the all-new Pivot Switchblade

First rides on the all-new Pivot Switchblade

The all-new Pivot Switchblade brings updated versatility to this all-mountain trail slayer. 4 Feb 2020
FIRST LOOK: Granite Stash Tools

FIRST LOOK: Granite Stash Tools

Forget thinking about where to put your tools and spares - Granite Designs have the solution! 22 Nov 2019
FIRST LOOK: Orbea Occam M10

FIRST LOOK: Orbea Occam M10

The Orbea Occam M10 is one of Orbea's 140mm trail bikes - we have it being tested in the hills of Bright for Issue #179. 31 Oct 2019
FIRST LOOK: 2020 Trek Top Fuel 9.9

FIRST LOOK: 2020 Trek Top Fuel 9.9

The Trek Top Fuel moves from all-out XCO racer to all-day trail bike and stage race superstar. 12 Aug 2019
Unboxing the Marin Gestalt X11

Unboxing the Marin Gestalt X11

The Marin Gestalt X11 is a bit of a curiosity here at AMB - with features often found on a bespoke gravel or adventure bike - and drop bars! 9 Jul 2019
FIRST LOOK: Transition Smuggler

FIRST LOOK: Transition Smuggler

We have a new frame in for a long term test here at AMB - here's why we chose the Transition Smuggler. 28 Jun 2019
Building the Momsen Vipa ULTRA

Building the Momsen Vipa ULTRA

The Momsen Vipa Ultra is a marathon and stage race specific bike. With the boom in stage racing right now we thought we better check one out. 8 May 2019