first look

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
FIRST LOOK: Merida OneTwenty 8000

FIRST LOOK: Merida OneTwenty 8000

The new Merida OneTwenty is a fast trail bike - or is it a marathon bike with long legs? 8 May 2019
FIRST LOOK: Schwalbe Eddy Current eMTB tyres

FIRST LOOK: Schwalbe Eddy Current eMTB tyres

We have fitted up some Schwalbe Eddy Current eMTB tyres - and here's why. 29 Mar 2019
FIRST LOOK: Osprey Siskin 12

FIRST LOOK: Osprey Siskin 12

Osprey's new Siskin 12 is said to be the mountain bike pack to do it all. 18 Mar 2019
FIRST LOOK: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 8.0

FIRST LOOK: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 8.0

The Canyon Spectral WMN CF 8.0 is one of few women's specific trail bikes on the market. 27 Feb 2019
FIRST LOOK: Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29er 1

FIRST LOOK: Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29er 1

Big wheels, moderate travel and some forward thinking design are all part of the Giant Trance Advanced 29er Pro 1. 12 Feb 2019
Meet the new YT Jeffsy

Meet the new YT Jeffsy

YT have brought the modern trail bike numbers to the new Jeffsy. And we think it's your best mate on the trails. 14 Jan 2019
FIRST LOOK: RaceFace Next R31 carbon wheels

FIRST LOOK: RaceFace Next R31 carbon wheels

RaceFace wheels haven't always been available in Australia - but boy, we're glad they are now! 9 Jan 2019
FIRST LOOK: 2019 Norco Range C9.2

FIRST LOOK: 2019 Norco Range C9.2

For 2019 the Norco Range carbon has had a bump up in travel - we've got this hard hitting 29er on test! 23 Dec 2018