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First rides on the Factor Bikes Lando XC full-suspension bike

First rides on the Factor Bikes Lando XC full-suspension bike

Factor Bikes jumped into the mountain bike world in March, and we have the new Lando XC full-suspension bike on test. 27 Jun 2022
TESTED: Shingleback Off Road Sport Rack

TESTED: Shingleback Off Road Sport Rack

The Sport rack provides all the upgrades from the original Classic rack, minus the gas-strut mechanism. It’s a rack which will surely become a best-seller, as its adjustability and versatility will serve the majority of riders regardless of cycling discipline or car model.  19 Jun 2022
Marzocchi release the Bomber Air

Marzocchi release the Bomber Air

The new Marzocchi Bomber Air comes with an offset reservoir and adjusters, a wide tuning range and sizing for just about every bike. 14 Jun 2022
FIRST LOOK: 9 Vertical Bike Racks on test

FIRST LOOK: 9 Vertical Bike Racks on test

We have 9 vertical bike racks on test - here's a look at what's being put throught its paces. 7 Jun 2022
TESTED: We Are One Coup Rims

TESTED: We Are One Coup Rims

We Are One designed this rim in conjunction with Brett Rheeder, one of the leaders of dirt jumping (DJ) and slopestyle riding in the current era. 4 Jun 2022
GROUP TEST: 13 pairs of Trail Pants

GROUP TEST: 13 pairs of Trail Pants

Once exclusively the domain of gravity-oriented riders, pants are increasing in popularity for riders of all disciplines. 3 Jun 2022
TESTED: Time Speciale 8 Pedals

TESTED: Time Speciale 8 Pedals

Time's Speciale 8 is the little brother to the Speciale 12, offering a smaller and more compact pedalling platform while still being large enough of a platform to feel right at home under the feet of any enduro or trail bike rider. 2 Jun 2022
TESTED: Weldtite Dirt Trap Chain Cleaner

TESTED: Weldtite Dirt Trap Chain Cleaner

The benefits of a clean drivetrain are immense, with savings in energy and costs. A dirty drivetrain works poorly and everything wears out faster as well. 31 May 2022
TESTED: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedals

TESTED: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedals

Time’s ATAC technology allows riders to step directly into allowing a more natural foot movement both in and out of the pedal, a self clearing design that works in mud with ease as the brass cleat pushes the debris through the system. 30 May 2022
TESTED: Magicshine Monteer 8000 V2

TESTED: Magicshine Monteer 8000 V2

The Magicshine Monteer 800 has global recognition for pumping out a lot of lumens – 8000 to be precise. But there's more to this light than just a huge output. 26 May 2022
TESTED: Earshots 2 Bluetooth Headphones

TESTED: Earshots 2 Bluetooth Headphones

When I spoke to the Earshots' developer James Bell-Booth in 2020, it was obvious that chasing perfection was part of his make up. He'd been through so many prototypes to get the first product released, refining the ShockLock concept and optimising speaker orientation and fit. 24 May 2022
TESTED: Magicshine RN 3000

TESTED: Magicshine RN 3000

Magicshine sell a variety of lights on the Australian market, and models like the creatively named RN 3000 are a modern update on the all-in-one Cateye you may have used a couple of decades ago. 23 May 2022
TESTED: Royal Apex Jersey

TESTED: Royal Apex Jersey

The Apex is Royal’s top of the line long sleeve jersey. Priced at $114.95, it needs to deliver premium performance considering you can get a jersey for half that price. 22 May 2022
TESTED: Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3

TESTED: Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3

Released in 2021, the Scalpel HT Carbon brings all-new geometry to Cannondale's hardtail range, while taking out some tech and replacing it with other innovations. 20 May 2022
New Orbea Urrun eMTB set for adventure rides

New Orbea Urrun eMTB set for adventure rides

Orbea's latest eMTB release isn't longer, lower and slacker - it's about extending your adventure. The Orbea Urrun is designed to go far. 13 May 2022
TESTED: Fox Women's Flexair Short Sleeve Jersey

TESTED: Fox Women's Flexair Short Sleeve Jersey

This jersey has been in development for some time, with Fox taking on extensive feedback from their multitude of World Cup riders.  11 May 2022
FIRST LOOK: 76 Projects No Clog Hi Flow Tubeless Valves

FIRST LOOK: 76 Projects No Clog Hi Flow Tubeless Valves

Tired of tubeless valves clogging up? 76 Projects reckon they have the solution. 4 May 2022
FIRST LOOK: fi'zi:k Vento Ferox

FIRST LOOK: fi'zi:k Vento Ferox

The new fi'zi:k Vento Ferox offer low weight, precise, racey performance. Here are the details! 3 May 2022
TESTED: Schmolke TLO gravel wheels

TESTED: Schmolke TLO gravel wheels

If you love gravel riding, you'll be amazed at the difference a quality set of wheels makes. 27 Apr 2022
TESTED: Pearl iZUMi Summit PRO Glove

TESTED: Pearl iZUMi Summit PRO Glove

The Summit PRO glove is the most premium and protective glove in the Pearl iZUMi mountain bike glove range. 20 Apr 2022
TESTED: Pearl iZUMi Elevate Mesh LTD Glove

TESTED: Pearl iZUMi Elevate Mesh LTD Glove

The Elevate Mesh glove is marketed as a lightweight XC glove, focusing on minimalism and breathability. But it could also aptly be described as gloves for those who hate gloves. 20 Apr 2022