Our Reviews

June 29, 2020

99 Spokes
2020 Cannondale Topstone 105

Cannondale's attention to detail on the Topstone is excellent, and they've made some really interesting design choices to stand out in an increasingly-crowded category. Apparently they've succeeded -- the Topstone 105 has been the third most popular bike on all of 99 Spokes this year.

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June 10, 2020

99 Spokes
2020 Rocky Mountain Growler Jr 24

The Growler Jr 24 is a scaled down version of the popular hardtail from Rocky Mountain Bikes. Like its big brother, it’s a progressive hardtail shredding machine.

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Recent Reviews from Around the Web

June 14, 2021

BikeRadar
Lauf True Grit Race AXS long-term review

This is an initial score and could change as I spend more time on the bike

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June 13, 2021

road.cc
Kinesis GTD v2 Frameset

High quality frameset that delivers it all – comfort, performance and sweet handling – regardless of how you ride it

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June 12, 2021

BikeRadar
Whyte E-180 S V2 (2021) review

Burly, Bosch-powered bike that’s ready to get rowdy

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June 11, 2021

BIKEPACKING.com
An Elegy for the Surly ECR... is 29+ Dead?

Surly has discontinued the ECR, and we're sad to see it go. Read on for our thoughts and reflection, plus watch our latest video, "Is 29+ Dead?"

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June 11, 2021

Electric Bike Review
Tern HSD S8i Review | ElectricBikeReview.com

Price: $3799.00 | Model Year: 2020 | A high-quality midtail electric cargo bike that can stand vertically to save space! Available in eight colors (four for the S8i configuration) but only one frame size. Slack seat tube angle and two seat post segments provide a range of fit options for short and tall riders alike.

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9 in review - Canyon’s smash-hit in a tough test field

Launched in 2018, the Canyon Neuron is no stranger to ENDURO. Over the past three years, we've tested Canyon's bestseller in all possible versions and specs. But where does it sit compared to the latest and greatest mountain bikes of 2021? Can the Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9 still deliver on the trail?

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Spectral 29 LTD in review - Is this the perfect all-rounder?

With the Canyon Spectral 29 LTD, the German direct-sales brand has thrown its own lineup into disarray. In this year's group test, the Spectral has managed to outperform even the Neuron on the climbs, despite providing huge reserves downhill. Does that make it the perfect all-rounder? And how does the Spectral fare against the most exciting trail bikes of 2021?

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Stoic 4 2021 on review - A hardtail for MTB beginners?

Do you even need a full suspension mountain bike to have fun on the trail? With their progressive Stoic hardtail, Canyon want to offer an accessible gateway to the trail riding dimension. Retailing at € 1,699, the Stoic 4 features an alloy frame, rolls on 29” wheels and offers 140 mm travel at the front. After putting the Canyon through the wringer, we can tell you whether it's a sensible and affordable alternative to a full suspension bike or even just an exciting trail rocket!

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
FOCUS THRON 6.9 in review - Is this even a mountain bike?

The FOCUS THRON 6.9 is brand new and by far the cheapest full-susser in our big mountain bike group test. That’s despite the fact that the € 2,799 6.9 build is the flagship model in the THRON range. Is it even possible to buy a good-quality bike for so little money or do you have to dig deeper into your pocket to have fun on the trail?

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 10K in review - sEriously?

The MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 10K secured victory as the best all-rounder in our big eMTB group test. It’s smooth, precise and incredibly fast but still conveys huge amounts of confidence thanks to its good-natured handling, managing to combine apparent opposites. But where does it stand against the analogue competition?

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
MERIDA NINETY-SIX 8000 in review - A bold overall concept

First eMTBs and now XC racers? Like with most things we do, there's a good reason for this. The pimped-up MERIDA NINETY-SIX 8000 promises more trail performance than it may suggest at first glance. Does the bold concept work out?

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June 11, 2021

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Ibis Ripmo V2 in review - More than just an enduro bike?

Isn’t this the same bike we reviewed in our best enduro bike of 2021 group test? Yes, it is. The Ibis Ripmo V2 blurs the lines between bike categories, but does this make it the one bike to rule them all? How did it fare against the hottest mountain bikes of the year?

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