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TESTED: Whyte G-160

TESTED: Whyte G-160

Do you love a casual climb and a hardcore descent? Well the Whyte G -160 could be for you. 27 Apr 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
TESTED: KTM Lycan 272

TESTED: KTM Lycan 272

Have KTM created a well-built bike that is a ‘true mountain bike’? Is it the one bike to do it all ? 19 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: Giant Anthem 2

TESTED: Giant Anthem 2

The Giant Anthem 2 is at the point where value-for-money and performance intersect. The refined geometry coupled with solid component choices for suspension, gearing and brakes make it an ideal first ‘proper’ mountain bike or a bike for the budget-conscious weekend warrior alike. 12 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
TESTED: SRAM Eagle X01

TESTED: SRAM Eagle X01

SRAM launched Eagle last year, and the two 12-speed group sets are flung up against some stiff competition in the upper reaches of drivetrain hierarchy. Anna Beck looks how Eagle X01 stacks up. 3 Apr 2017
TESTED: KUAT NV 2.0

TESTED: KUAT NV 2.0

In the perfect mountain biking world, we would just ride perfectly formed, endless trails right from our front door. However, the reality of the geography means that we do need to regularly get our bikes from home to our riding destination. With so many disadvantages associated with packing a bike into a car, van or ute a bike rack is an option for safe and secure travel. 27 Mar 2017
TESTED: Spank Oozy Trail 395+ Wheels

TESTED: Spank Oozy Trail 395+ Wheels

Spank has been pushing the envelope for years now, supporting some of the highest level riders and racers and their in-house design team have created products that last the test of time. In the rim game Spank are relatively hard to beat, I have seen them being used the world over, from bike parks to World Cups and they seem to stand up to their name. 24 Mar 2017
TESTED: Lapierre Zesty AM527

TESTED: Lapierre Zesty AM527

The Zesty AM 527 is the mid-spec full carbon framed model of the Zesty AM range. Sitting with 150mm travel front and rear the Zesty AM 527 is an ideal “One Bike to Rule them All” for Australian trail riding conditions. 21 Mar 2017
TESTED: MRP Ramp Control

TESTED: MRP Ramp Control

The MRP Ramp Control allows for fine-tuning of your RockShox suspension on the trail, without the need to open it up and play with tokens. 20 Mar 2017
TESTED: Giant Trance 1

TESTED: Giant Trance 1

The Giant Trance has been a stalwart of not just Giant's mountain bike range, but Australian trail riding. Adam Fernyhough takes the latest Trance to the slopes, to see where it's at now. 9 Mar 2017
TESTED: Norco Optic C9.2 trail bike

TESTED: Norco Optic C9.2 trail bike

The Norco Optic was a fast and agile trail bike launched into Norco's range almost 12 months ago. We played with the 27.5" model on release, but the 29" bike was with us for much of our alpine summer. 9 Mar 2017
TESTED: Whyte T-129 S

TESTED: Whyte T-129 S

While Whyte’s all trail and enduro bikes, like the T-130, have been getting a lot of attention lately, Whyte also produce shorter travel bikes such as the T-129S, with 120mm of bounce and 29-inch wheels. Whyte call the T-129S the fastest trail bike they’ve ever made and claim its ‘sure-footed and hop-and-pop ability’ will be a blast to ride. 28 Feb 2017
TESTED: Met Lupo helmet

TESTED: Met Lupo helmet

The Met Lupo is a fresh design right out of Italy. But beyond the good looks and euro styling, the Lupo offers rock solid retention and ventilation. 22 Feb 2017
TESTED: Specialized Camber Women's Comp

TESTED: Specialized Camber Women's Comp

The Specialized Camber is a highly popular bike, from XC to trail and everything in-between. Brodie Chapman put the Women's Comp model to test on the trails in Victoria. 20 Feb 2017