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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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Three e-bike virgins  gave this things a round for their money: Eddie Masters and fellow New Zealand gravity pros Brook MacDonald and Matt Walker unlock…

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1 week ago

The Vanzacs is a small group of mates from Australia and New Zealand that wanted to take on the world and get away with it…

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1 month ago

Epic enduro racing, stunning scenery, amazing riding and superb food and drink; THE MERIDA EX ENDURO is a three-day enduro race that has all this…

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1 month ago

David Cachon has left behind the first part of his adventure, an amazing journey that took him along one of the most exposed rock-cut trails…

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3 months ago

I was born here and... I'm probably gonna die here. - Matt Hunter For many people, mountain biking is a migratory sport. Once you get…

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3 months ago

The very best thing about building your trail is the process. Everyday going to the woods and cutting something new without really having any idea…

4 months ago

“If you don’t think you can win, then it’s time to quit.” Greg Minnaar chats with Andrew Neethling about racing at forty. Watch them hit…

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5 months ago

Marine Cabirou is one of the most exciting bike riders around. The young French downhiller manages to marry an aggressive, all-out style with the consistency…

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6 months ago

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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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 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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Issue 65

On test this issue: the Merida E160 with the EP8 motor, Canyons Stitch360 pump track destroyer and the YT Jeffsy Core 2 27,5’’. We check out Earshot’s magnetic headphones, Bluegrass’ lightweight pads, shoes from Mavic and Fizik, and the Smith Forefront 2 helmet/goggle combo.

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Issue 65

Watch the most popular MTB videos from the last couple of months right here!

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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.

7 months ago
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.

2 years ago
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.

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

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