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Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Zee Brakes 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Zee Brakes 2018
Shimano Zee Brakes

Shimano's high-powered stoppers have been around for some time now, offering two flavours of four-pot power. The Saints sit up top as the benchmark and below which the less expensive Zee offers huge power but with a slightly lower spec. Essentially the Zee is a four-pot caliper on an SLX lever, which is why the lever looks familiar! The Saints…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano AM41  2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano AM41  2013
Shimano AM41

While these might look like a pair of school shoes, once you are on the bike their functionality becomes clear. These are the ultimate winter biking shoes if you ride flats; the Velcro lace cover does a great job of keeping a fair amount of water out of the shoe and also keeping your laces crud free. The sole is…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Deore Double M545  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Deore Double M545  2010
Shimano Deore Double M545

Weight: 1130 Grams (complete with bottom bracket) The Deore range from Shimano has always provided excellent quality at a great price. Whilst the cranks lack the bold good looks of the SLX set they are by no means ugly! The bash guide is identical to the one on its bigger brother so the real difference here is the crank arms…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur  2010
Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur

Weight: 160 Grams A specific front derailleur for double and bash set-ups, the perfect match for your SLX Double and Bash in fact. Of course you can just wind up the limit screw on a triple chainset derailleur, so you might ask what is the point of this? When you run a double set up you tend to use more…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665  2010
Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665

Weight: 1010 Grams (complete with bottom bracket) The M665 Double Chainset is one of the most popular double and bash set-ups on the market. It offers excellent value considering the entire chainset including the BB bearings and cranks can be bought for less than some other brands sell a bash ring and a chain guide! Although not super light, the…

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As the title really, do you agree with Paul the Punter and his comments on what he wished he knew before he started mountain biking?!

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3 weeks ago

Introduced as an alternative to HYPERGLIDE+ drivetrains, Shimano has now introduced LINKGLIDE which is apparently made for longer-lasting performance. This new LINKGLIDE technology will be…

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3 weeks ago

It all starts with the trail. The crunch of the dirt, the smell of a dewy morning ride, or the feeling of brushing away pebbles…

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2 months ago

Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky are on a mission - a mission to change the idea that people in larger bodies can't ride bikes. The…

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2 months ago

The trails are calling! And for Camille, it’s impossible to ignore that call. Especially when Les Deux Alpes is your playground, every minute not on…

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2 months ago

Today is International Women's Day so what better way to start the week with a #MondayMotivation video featuring 2 icons of mountain biking, Tracy Moseley…

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3 months ago

The SCOTT DH Factory team like almost everyone else are super eager for racing to begin! This year, the team adds Shimano to it's ever-expanding…

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3 months ago

When the creative evolution of Thomas Genon’s riding merged with that of JB Liautard’s photography, art was inevitable. The style and artistry of Thomas and…

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3 months ago

Luke Cryer defines style at speed. He came from the world of gate starts and elbows, even winning a silver and bronze medal at the…

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3 months ago

Isn't Fabien Barel a lucky man! Watch as we see his latest dream build meticulously put together by their world cup mechanic Lukas Grauel, a…

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3 months ago

It’s been a strange year so far, to put it mildly. Routines have been disrupted, travel plans blown apart and families forced to communicate digitally.…

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5 months ago

My year 2020, all killer no filler and the very best of what has been a weird year, primarily Scottish riding with a Jamaican twist!…

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Issue 64

Even with a massive shortage of bikes, we managed to get some amazing bikes on test for you. Read our honest opinion on the CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160, Merida Big trail, Transition PBJ and a selection of parts by Kids Ride Shotgun, Melon Optics and OneUp components.

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Issue 61

E-MTB’s, probably the most passionately debated topic in the world of mountain bikes. As they grow in popularity Pete Archer takes a ride through a post-industrial slate mining landscape and muses on the past and future of e-bikes.

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Issue 58

Ghost's big hitter, Cannondales new Habit and some of electric numbers from Haibike, Greyp and Merida, plus Rou’s new ride from Cube! Drivetrains get given a grinding with Box and SRAM offering affordable wide range gearing plus kit from Lake, Leatt and Hope.

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Issue 57

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Issue 52

A World Championship smashing enduro bike from Nukeproof, a rowdy hardtail from Commencal and a couple of funky gravel bikes make the line up of test machines this month. Slowing things down hard and fast is the name of the game as we put some four-pot brakes through the mill and see if they can offer the killer power they all claim.

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Issue 51

Thomas Vanderham joins a trip into the mountains of Switzerland to explore the huge landscape and amazing trails. Using the ever so efficient Swiss transport system the team combine the best trails into a week of epic riding in beautiful mountains.

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Issue 39

James Cornford investigates the mental side of riding and finds out how tuning your brain can make you a better rider, with a Sports Psychologist, Team Manager Nigel Page and racer Loic Bruni all getting grilled!

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Issue 34

We chat to the winner of the Enduro World Series Jared Graves about his season last year and his plans for 2015.

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For almost 100 years, Shimano has established itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of bike components.

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