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X-Fusion O2 RCX shock review

<b>X-Fusion have made</b> massive advances with their forks in the last couple of years, and subtle changes to their shocks have now put them right up with …

Turner Flux returns as 27.5in (650b) trail bike

<b>After a brief hiatus, Turner Bicycles has brought back the much-liked Flux nameplate. This time, however, it's no longer a 100mm travel, 26in-wheeled</b> …

Pro bike: Steve Smith's Devinci Dixon Carbon

<b>Sometimes a downhill bike isn't actually the best machine for downhill racing. Canadian racer Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) headed south this</b> …

5 Things Cyclists Should Remember, Oregon DOT Publishes “Bicyclist’s Survival Guide”

Yesterday we posted five reasons motorists [should] love cyclists, so a followup with five reminders for cyclists drawn from Oregon Department of …

Cannondale Revives Rush as a 29er, Makes Scalpel Even Lighter & Brings Full Featured $600 Mountain Bikes

After years of focus on the high end bikes like Scalpel and Trigger, Cannondale’s mountain bike lineup get a bit more attention paid to the mid-level …

PressCamp 2013: David Turner on the Turner Bikes Line

After sneaking some photos of the new Turner Flux earlier in the week, we had the chance to sit down with David Tuner of Turner Bikes to talk about …

Quick Review – Olympia’s Racy 949 Carbon 29er with Xentis Wheels

At 120 years old, Olympia certainly has some history. The brand that is now relatively unknown in the US also has some history here as well, being …

PressCamp 2013: Fezzari Offer Customization, Quality, & Value with Solitude 29er

Based just down the road from PressCamp in Lindon, UT, Fezzari is a small consumer-direct line with a surprising 23-bike range. Not content to …

GT Force and Sensor 2014 - first look

<i>BikeRadar</i> recently attended the launch of two new models from the GT 2014 mountain bike lineup – the 150mm travel all-mountain Force and 130mm travel …

Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon - first ride review

After the exciting introduction of the 150mm Santa Cruz Bronson, it looked as though the US company were content with an already packed line-up. So …

Bontrager Race XXX Lite bar/stem - in brief review

Though light and well priced for a carbon stem, the threads needed chasing out on the Bontrager Race XXX Lite. It’s something a bike shop will do …

Pro bike: Judy Freeman's Scott Scale 700 RC

<b>crankbrothers Race Club rider Judy Freeman is in a uniquely privileged position to evaluate the performance characteristics of 26, 27.5, and 29in</b> …

Lapierre Zesty 514 Ei - just in

Lapierre have made a few tweaks to this year’s Zesty frame, but the most interesting feature of the Zesty 514 Ei (£3,399.99) is the inclusion of Ei …

Santa Cruz launches Solo 27.5in wheel trail bike

<b>Following the debut of the 27.5in wheeled (650b)</b> <b>Juliana</b> <b>range last week and the</b> <b>Bronson</b> <b>just a few weeks before that, Santa Cruz has now followed up</b> …

Trek Fuel EX 29 9.8 - first ride review

<b>Trek's new 120mm-travel Fuel EX 29 chassis pushes aside the shortcomings of the outgoing Rumblefish and instead manages to faithfully mimic the</b> …

Trek Fuel EX 7 review

Trek’s Fuel EX is a previous Trail Bike of the Year winner, and while the basic design has persisted for several years it’s been the subject of …

GT releases the Fury in Fort William

With the rugged beauty of Scotland's Nevis mountain range as a backdrop, GT unveiled the new Fury downhill bike just ahead of the first round of the …

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 - first look

Santa Cruz have released a second generation version of their best selling bike, the Tallboy 29er. The new model, known simply as the Tallboy 2, is …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 review

Some might say that Nvidia's second generation Kepler is starting to look rather similar to the first. It's fair to say that at an architectural …

Schwalbe Teases Complete Range of Gravity Tires with Super Gravity Technology Weight Savings, 27.5 sizes

Schwalbe just teased more details on their forthcoming Magic Mary and Rock Razor (the name of which come from their March name for fame search) tires …

Project Gotham Racing 3 retrospective

Until I dug it out again earlier this week, I had completely forgotten that one of my favourite things in Project Gotham Racing 3 is the loading …

29er Strikes Back, Santa Cruz Introduces The Tallboy 2

While it’s been 27.5″ this, 650B that, and general tweener fever everywhere , today the original wheel debate instigator just struck back. Wagon …

Firefly Bicycles FF-217

If there’s one thing to be said for Boston’s Firefly Bicycles, they’re happy to try new things. While the trio of Tyler, Jamie and Kevin have produced a steady stream of exceptional world-class road-going weapons, a look through their list of recent builds will reveal some highly innovative and …

First impressions: Santa Cruz Solo and Tallboy2

Merida Ride SL Classics bike - first look

<b>Merida unveiled its new Ride SL classics bike at the Taipei Cycle Show. The bike will be used by the Lampre-Merida team, just in time to hit the</b> …

Campagnolo virtual museum launched

Ever-passionate Italian bicycle manufacturers Campagnolo have launched a new website to celebrate their 80th anniversary.<p>Users can take a …

Pro bike: Tom Boonen's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 RVV

<b>Belgian cycling superstar Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) doesn't want to mess with a good thing at this Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen. While</b> …

Santa Cruz Bronson 650b trail bike - first look

Santa Cruz have released details of a new 650b trail bike - the Bronson. The all-new 150mm frame features their signature VPP suspension linkage and …

Hydraulic road brakes: what’s the point?

What is a hydraulic road brake? How well do they work? And how much do they weigh?<p>A number of questions surround hydraulic road brakes in general and …