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WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

It’s a bit of a dilemma for many women – ride in bib-shorts or ride in regular shorts? For more experienced female mountain bikers, it’s bib-shorts all the way. They stay in place ...

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TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

It’s been eight years since we last tested a KTM. Eight years! Back then 26-inch wheels and triple chainrings were the norm and hydraulic disc brakes were just starting to appear ...

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TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

We’ve spent the past couple of months charging around on the Momsen VIPA TWO. Charging around is what this bike was designed for – aka racing. At a time when XC/marathon bikes are ...

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TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

Is it a hardtail or is it a softtail? That is the question. No; that is A question? THE question really is: How does it ride? Our test team spent a few weeks putting the TREK Proc ...

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TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

It was love at first sight when we first laid our eyes on the Bontrager Cambion MTB shoes. They are probably the best-looking shoes we’ve ever seen. And we’ve seen (and worn) many ...

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TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TREK overhauled its entire performance mountain bike range for 2017, some models such as the Top Fuel were completely renewed and others were tweaked, such as the Fuel EX. Some ge ...

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TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TREK revived the Top Fuel model two years ago to be the brand’s high performance XC/marathon race model, replacing the Super Fly 100. We got to spend a few weeks getting to know t ...

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SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

The Plus wheel size is still finding it's feet, but we still believe it is becoming a permanent category because of the advantages it offers. We got to test the Genius 720 Plus in ...

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FABRIC CHAMBER MULTI-TOOL

FABRIC CHAMBER MULTI-TOOL

Multi-tools – we’ve used a few in our time. But none has been as impactful, visually, as the Chamber from Fabric. The cylindrical polished aluminium tool, which weighs a surprisin ...

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YETI SB4.5c  

YETI SB4.5c  

It took a while for Yeti to get on the 29-inch wheel bus, but man, the American brand is making up for lost time in a big way. We were impressed with the Yeti ASRc Marathon/XC rac ...

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