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Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox SID Ultimate 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox SID Ultimate 2020
RockShox SID Ultimate

Synonymous with XC racing, the SID has been getting riders on podiums for as long as I can remember and this latest version is certainly continuing the tradition. For 2020 models RockShox has introduced the new Ultimate versions of its forks. These represent the highest level of technology in the range in each of the chassis available i.e. Pike, Lyric,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour AXON-WERX34 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour AXON-WERX34 2019
SR Suntour AXON-WERX34

XC has become more demanding both technically and physically and races are no longer won solely on the climbs and technical descending is becoming more prevalent. Suntour has risen to this challenge of creating the ultimate XC fork with the Axon Werx 34. Offering 34mm stanchions in a super lightweight package, and with it, the Axon aims to not compromise…

Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain 2019
BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain

The man behind Box Components, Toby Henderson, became a racing legend on downhill bikes and BMX’s and is now well on track to legendary status in the world of bike components. Still a fairly small and fresh company, Box isn’t afraid to take on some formidable competition and are impressively confident that there is room for a third player in…

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Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox SID Ultimate 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox SID Ultimate 2020
RockShox SID Ultimate

Synonymous with XC racing, the SID has been getting riders on podiums for as long as I can remember and this latest version is certainly continuing the tradition. For 2020 models RockShox has introduced the new Ultimate versions of its forks. These represent the highest level of technology in the range in each of the chassis available i.e. Pike, Lyric,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Fox Racing Shox Step Cast 34 Factory 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Fox Racing Shox Step Cast 34 Factory 2019
Fox Racing Shox Step Cast 34 Factory

The Step-Cast 34 is the offspring of Fox’s super light Step-Cast 32 fork and their trail/all-rounder 34. Taking the 34mm stanchions of the trail fork, Fox has dropped the travel to 120mm and redesigned the lowers to shave all the weight they can without sacrificing stiffness. This leads to a 120mm fork that is as stiff as the 34 140mm…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar 2019
Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar

The eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Riser is a fairly self-explanatory set of bars. It is indeed full carbon, and the Super Wide part refers to the options for the bar which go up to a whopping 840mm in 20mm jumps from 780mm. The options for four widths is where is ends, as each bar has the same 25mm rise,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Greyp Bikes G6.2 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Greyp Bikes G6.2 2019
Greyp Bikes G6.2

It’s not often you get to go to Croatia, but that was the location for the launch of Greyp’s new G6. Greyp is part of the famous car company Rimac, launched by Mate Rimac in 2006 they have a large operation in Croatia specialising in electric vehicles. From hydrofoil boats to supercars and everything in between Mate and the team…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Radon Swoop 8.0 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Radon Swoop 8.0 2019
Radon Swoop 8.0

The Swoop is Radon’s 29 inch wheeled enduro bike, designed primarily for hitting big things, fast! There’s a range of 3 models with some rather tasty prices too – this entry-level (if we can even call it that!) Swoop 8.0 on test comes in at just 2499 Euros for the full bike, which is considerably cheaper than many manufacturers frame-only…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Magura MT7 PRO 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Magura MT7 PRO 2019
Magura MT7 PRO

Magura has always offered a wide range of braking solutions for your bike, ranging from lever shapes to piston combinations, brake pads to colour options. Modular adjustability is the key for Magura and their #Customiseyourbrake system allows riders all the choices to make their brake ideal for them. For me, I was after power, and if you want 4 pot…

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