gear

TESTED: Stages Shimano XTR M9000 race power meter

TESTED: Stages Shimano XTR M9000 race power meter

Power meters can be crucial in honing in on what's missing from your training and maximising it at the same time. We check out the well known Stages Shimano XTR M9000 combo. 21 Jun 2017
TESTED: Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon saddle

TESTED: Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon saddle

Choosing the right saddle is no laughing matter, and Kath Bicknell learnt plenty about ;picking the right one with the Bontrager Ajna Pro Carbon. 16 Jun 2017
Fox launch the Float DPX2 rear shock

Fox launch the Float DPX2 rear shock

Fox have not only introduced their new EVOL forks and shocks for 2018, but they have just released the Fox Float DPX2 - combining the best of both worlds for aggressive trail riders. 14 Jun 2017
TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

If you're looking for someone to blame for the mamil (middle aged man in lycra) it could be Assos. We put the inventors of lycra to the test out on the trail, how did they stack up? Read on for more. 10 Jun 2017
FIRST LOOK: Zelvy carbon MTB wheels

FIRST LOOK: Zelvy carbon MTB wheels

Zelvy claim their wheels are the toughest carbon rims on the planet. So we sent them to Chris Herron to find out how valid that claim is. 5 Jun 2017
Bike Check: Chris Panozzo's Santa Cruz Tallboy

Bike Check: Chris Panozzo's Santa Cruz Tallboy

Known more for his downhill speed than his XC pedigree, Chris Panozzo is mixing up his racing at the moment, and took part in the recent Port to Port MTB stage race - here's a look at his XC rig. 1 Jun 2017
Trek go big with the new Session 9.9

Trek go big with the new Session 9.9

After a perfect season in 2016, Trek worked hard with the Atherton's to develop a faster Session - and the new Session 9.9 is here. There's a hard-hitting 27.5" model, and a 29" frame and fork option for the speed obsessed. 26 May 2017
TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

Looking for a starter pack to home and trail bike maintenance? Perhaps this Pro Tool Essentials pack is just whats right for you. 25 May 2017
What's new for Fox in 2018?

What's new for Fox in 2018?

Fox have released details for their 2018 gear - more tuning, more options, more reliability. All you need to do is get more out of it! 23 May 2017
TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

Need a light, comfortable glove that's been designed by mountain bikers to give you everything you need and nothing you don't? Maybe the Rocday Flow is for you. 18 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: Geligmite savoury gel

TESTED: Geligmite savoury gel

Do you love Vegemite? Well we may have the gel for you! 1 May 2017
FIRST LOOK: Merida E160 900E pedal-assist enduro bike

FIRST LOOK: Merida E160 900E pedal-assist enduro bike

With the EWS round in Derby looming, our photographer needed the right steed to pilot the courses - as fast as the racers. Merida's new eONE-SIXTY 900E is the mountain biker's e-bike, built for high speeds and rough terrain. 26 Apr 2017
TESTED: Nukeproof Sam Hill signature series pedals

TESTED: Nukeproof Sam Hill signature series pedals

Has the master of flat pedal riding and Nukeproof created the ultimate flat pedal? 24 Apr 2017
TESTED: Crankbrothers Mallet E Pedals

TESTED: Crankbrothers Mallet E Pedals

It's time to hop back on board the Crankbrothers band wagon because these Mallet E pedals have knocked it out of the park. 21 Apr 2017
FIRST LOOK: TRP G-Spec Quadiem brakes

FIRST LOOK: TRP G-Spec Quadiem brakes

When Aaron Gwin started to run TRP brakes, we all knew there would need to be some serious stoppers coming to the team. And now, they're here. 20 Apr 2017
FIRST LOOK: fi'zi:k Antares custom saddle

FIRST LOOK: fi'zi:k Antares custom saddle

Has your bike's spec been chosen painstakingly, with nothing left to chance? You might be just the person fi'zi:k had in mind with their Custom.Made saddle program. 18 Apr 2017
TESTED: GOPRO HERO 5 SESSION

TESTED: GOPRO HERO 5 SESSION

Albert Einstein famously observed that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result”. Fortunately for GoPro, its team appear to have taken this sentiment to heart with the impressive upgrade to the company’s tiny Session camera, the Hero5 Session. 17 Apr 2017
TESTED: Funn Zippa lite chain guides

TESTED: Funn Zippa lite chain guides

A chain guide is the ultimate security when you're racing against the clock and we have the low down on some of the latest and lite'st from Funn. 14 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
FIRST LOOK: SwissStop Catalyst rotors

FIRST LOOK: SwissStop Catalyst rotors

The Swiss brake pad masters have branched out, adding the Catalyst rotor to their braking line up. We've just had some land on the work bench, along with some fresh ExoTherm pads for testing. 5 Apr 2017