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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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What would you choose if you could have one superpower? There are so many options to choose from: flying, being invisible, or even super-strength, but…

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1 week ago

This is the eighth generation of V10, one of the winningest downhill bikes of all time. What you see here is still very much in…

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2 weeks ago

After another great instalment of the Merida EX in the late summer of 2022, the Exmoor-based 3-day enduro will return in 2023, once again, with…

703
3 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Stone King Rally is the evolution of backcountry MTB enduro competition. Containing the same blend of wild adventure and gravity racing excitement that…

68,514
1 month ago

On January 12th, 2023 the full film that documents the philosophy and work behind the world's toughest transalpine mountain bike event goes live. Santa Cruz…

3,748
1 month ago

Craig Evans travels from Sheffield, England to find out that there's more to the American Dream than blue skies, green bills and golden sand. This…

29,833
2 months ago

Enduro racing and Finale Ligure go together like Wyn Masters and wheelies! So, why not introduce all four, with the addition of an EP8 motor…

104,757
3 months ago

Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main…

46,562
3 months ago

Welcome to Jordan, a place that will awaken your senses and also your legs, David Cachon has traveled the country in search of good trails…

10,522
3 months ago

Over the past few years the number of people buying a new mountain bike has exploded. More and more of us are getting out to…

4,359
4 months ago

As a teenager Andy McKenna was swept along by the first wave of mountain biking in the 80's. It took over his life, relationships and…

91,853
4 months ago

As more and more people discover (or re-discover) a love for mountain biking, we’re going back to basics to help new riders make the most…

3,469
6 days ago

What would you choose if you could have one superpower? There are so many options to choose from: flying, being invisible, or even super-strength, but…

13,801
1 week ago

This is the eighth generation of V10, one of the winningest downhill bikes of all time. What you see here is still very much in…

38,759
2 weeks ago

After another great instalment of the Merida EX in the late summer of 2022, the Exmoor-based 3-day enduro will return in 2023, once again, with…

703
3 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Stone King Rally is the evolution of backcountry MTB enduro competition. Containing the same blend of wild adventure and gravity racing excitement that…

68,514
1 month ago

On January 12th, 2023 the full film that documents the philosophy and work behind the world's toughest transalpine mountain bike event goes live. Santa Cruz…

3,748
1 month ago

Craig Evans travels from Sheffield, England to find out that there's more to the American Dream than blue skies, green bills and golden sand. This…

29,833
2 months ago

Enduro racing and Finale Ligure go together like Wyn Masters and wheelies! So, why not introduce all four, with the addition of an EP8 motor…

104,757
3 months ago

Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main…

46,562
3 months ago

Welcome to Jordan, a place that will awaken your senses and also your legs, David Cachon has traveled the country in search of good trails…

10,522
3 months ago

Over the past few years the number of people buying a new mountain bike has exploded. More and more of us are getting out to…

4,359
4 months ago

As a teenager Andy McKenna was swept along by the first wave of mountain biking in the 80's. It took over his life, relationships and…

91,853
4 months ago

As more and more people discover (or re-discover) a love for mountain biking, we’re going back to basics to help new riders make the most…

3,469
Issue 69

Scott has been part of the biking scene for ages. From the beginnings of the EWS to being a GMBN presenter he’s done a lot. We caught up with the content creator for a chat on riding, filming and life.

10 months ago
Issue 69

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

10 months ago
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.

2 years ago
Issue 65

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

2 years ago
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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

4 years ago
Issue 57

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

4 years ago
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.

5 years ago
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.

5 years ago
Issue 41

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

7 years ago
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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