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Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox Lyrik RC2 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox Lyrik RC2 2019
RockShox Lyrik RC2

The mighty Lyrik has been around long enough now to have a devout following of riders and racers who swear by its performance. This year Rock Shox dropped the next version of the classic, incorporating all that was new in suspension tech and of course, painting it red. Aimed firmly at the enduro crowd, the Lyrik aims to be for…

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2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Marzocchi Bomber Z1 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Marzocchi Bomber Z1 2018
Marzocchi Bomber Z1

It's not every day we see a classic reborn. Having grown up riding bikes through the '90s there was nothing I wanted more than a DMR Trailstar with a set of Bomber Z1s. For me, at the time, there was nothing cooler and they represented something that was lacking at the time; a reliable and burly fork with a usable…

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2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Fox Racing Shox 36 Factory GRIP2 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Fox Racing Shox 36 Factory GRIP2 2018
Fox Racing Shox 36 Factory GRIP2

Just when you thought you were getting your head around 2018 Fox decides the future is coming early and drops some 2019 goods on our laps. Given I barely know what I'm up to next week, 2019 feels a long way off! Still, never one to sniff at some fresh produce, these rather lovely 36s arrived in time to celebrate…

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2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Thirty Five 160mm 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Thirty Five 160mm 2017
Formula Thirty Five

Formula originated from the Motorcross scene in 1972 although better known in those days as ‘AIM’. AIM was profoundly respected for their innovative style which Formula has remained faithful to and kept alive, so suspension technology is nothing new for these guys, in fact, these guys arguably have a heritage as long as brands such as Fox or Ohlins. Described…

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2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Selva 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Selva 2017
Formula Selva

SELVA, Formula's newest addition to their suspension fork range, is aimed at the 'All Mountain' or dare I say it ‘Enduro’ category of mountain biking. The Formula range of suspension forks has rapidly expanded in the last two years. This fork is effectively a boosted version of their existing fork, the 35, with a few added treats! I was lucky…

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2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Manitou Mattoc Pro 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Manitou Mattoc Pro 2016
Manitou Mattoc Pro

Manitou have put the Mattoc out as a strong contender in the modern enduro fork market. In recent years Manitou were all but out of the public choice when it came to forks, with other brands stealing the show, however, the Mattoc aims to be a game-changer for the brand. While maintaining the classic reverse brace arch on the lowers,…

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2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour Durolux 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour Durolux 2016
SR Suntour Durolux

This year the Durolux from SRSuntour gets a revamp to bring it right up to date. Upping the stanchion size to 36mm shows that this fork means business, and is available in 160/170/180mm options which should do for the hardest hitting riders. The R2C2 damper is a closed cartridge system with both high and low-speed compression and rebound adjustments; this…

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2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Lauf Forks Trail Racer 60mm  2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Lauf Forks Trail Racer 60mm  2015
Lauf Forks Trail Racer 60mm

And now for something completely different! The Lauf Trail Racer is a full carbon build, 996grams on my scales, 60mm of progressively stiffening travel provided by glass fibre spring leafs. Aimed at the XC/marathon rider market where low weight is key, with the added bonus of no maintenance, no seals to worry about, no oil to replenish, no sanctions to…

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2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOS Suspension Idylle  2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOS Suspension Idylle  2013
BOS Suspension Idylle

BOS Suspension have been turning heads in the MTB world for some time now, and rightly so. The French outfit have some very sexy products with some exceedingly sorted internals. The Idylle is their do-it-all DH triple crown fork, it uses a coil spring and sits alongside two other forks in the range that have air internals. The fork ships…

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2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour Durolux TAD 180mm  2011
Mountain Bike Reviews - SR Suntour Durolux TAD 180mm  2011
SR Suntour Durolux TAD 180mm

The Durolux is a new long travel fork from SR Suntour for 2011. It features their new QLoc 20mm axle and comes available with a standard or tapered 1.5” steerer. The TAD part in the name stands for Travel Adjust, this is done remotely via a lever on your handlebars and on the 180mm fork it can be set anywhere…

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2011
Mountain Bike Reviews - Manitou R7 MRD Forks  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Manitou R7 MRD Forks  2010
Manitou R7 MRD Forks

Weight: 1527g The R7 MRD from Manitou is a weight watchers dream fork. It isn’t cheap, but then it is packed with some of Manitou’s top technology. Everything about the fork has been designed to save on weight whilst maintaining as much strength as possible. The crown is a deep bore hollow affair, the stanchions are 30mm as opposed to…

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2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox Lyric 2 Step  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - RockShox Lyric 2 Step  2010
RockShox Lyric 2 Step

Straight out of the box the Lyric looks a fork that can take you places. 35mm 7000 grade aluminium uppers sit in power bulged magnesium lowers that sport the tool free Maxle Lite 20mm axle system. The 2 step ¼ turn lever sits atop the left leg within easy reach with the Floodgate toggle is close at hand on the…

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2010
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