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Mountain Bike Reviews - Kinesis Rise E-Trail 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kinesis Rise E-Trail 2020
Kinesis Rise E-Trail

UK brand Kinesis may not be the first brand that springs to mind when you think of electric bikes, but the British brand has launched its e-division with a genuinely unique electric mountain bike. Up until this bike I firmly believed that all hardtail ebikes were rubbish, I've probably even written it somewhere, so I'll cut to the chase and…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Ravemen Lights PR1600 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Ravemen Lights PR1600 2020
Ravemen Lights PR1600

Perhaps not the most familiar name in mountain bike lights, Ravemen produce a range of lighting for road and off-road use. With 1600 lumens, it not going to blow the competition away on pure power, but a competitive price, innovative tech and a sleek package all combine to make the Ravemen 1600 worth a closer look. The packaging may look…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Vecnum Nivo 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Vecnum Nivo 2020
Vecnum Nivo

Dropper posts have been extending rapidly with a race to see who can offer the most drop. 125mm used to be the norm when they first hit the scene, but with short seat tubes on modern frames, anything up to and beyond 200mm is now available. Vecnum has one of the longest drops on the market with their Nivo offering…

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Mountain Bike Reviews - Hunt All-Mountain Carbon H_Impact Wheelset 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hunt All-Mountain Carbon H_Impact Wheelset 2020
Hunt All-Mountain Carbon H_Impact Wheelset

Hunts ever-expanding wheel range now includes an Enduro focused carbon wheelset for the gravity rider looking for strength combined with carbon precision. Front and rear-specific, the All-Mountain Carbon H_Impact claims to be responsive, compliant and incredibly strong, all at the same time! What it doesn't claim to have is a particularly snappy moniker. Getting right to the point, the crucial…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Kona Bikes Remote 160 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kona Bikes Remote 160 2020
Kona Bikes Remote 160

Kona has built upon the foundations of the Process 153 and created what is effectively an e-MTB version of the popular enduro bike. At first glance, it is easy to see where the comparisons come from with the progressive geometry and slack head angles that the Process is well known for, being evident in the design. There are some slight…

Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB XO1 Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB XO1 Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit 2020
SRAM MTB XO1 Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit

Although electronic shifting has been around for a while, SRAMs AXS is the first wireless transmission to hit the mountain bike market. Shimano's Di2 may offer electrics with cables, but SRAM has ditched any form of cables for wireless magic. Available as an entire groupset, as separate components, or as an upgrade kit there are multiple ways to get into…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Ravemen Lights PR1600 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Ravemen Lights PR1600 2020
Ravemen Lights PR1600

Perhaps not the most familiar name in mountain bike lights, Ravemen produce a range of lighting for road and off-road use. With 1600 lumens, it not going to blow the competition away on pure power, but a competitive price, innovative tech and a sleek package all combine to make the Ravemen 1600 worth a closer look. The packaging may look…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Sector 9I Wheelset 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Sector 9I Wheelset 2020
Sector 9I Wheelset

New from the folks behind Kinesis UK and DMR in the UK are Sector wheels, offering a carbon rimmed wheelset called 9i aiming to be both light weight, but with a 'suit of armour'. Claiming to be tough enough for enduro but light enough for XC, the 9i wheelset has bold aspirations and a unique approach to creating the ultimate…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Merida Bikes eONE-FORTY 9000 2020
Mountain Bike Reviews - Merida Bikes eONE-FORTY 9000 2020
Merida Bikes eONE-FORTY 9000

It's fair to say Merida‚Äôs eONE-SIXTY was a massive success for the brand when it was launched. E-bikes were still finding their way in the world and the bike managed to provide riders with a brilliant ride that rode like a normal bike. Fast-forward to the present day and Merida has introduced both a new eONE-SIXTY and an eONE-FORTY. Based…