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December 31, 2021

99 Spokes
2022 Engwe EP-2 Pro Folding E-Bike

The Engwe EP-2 Pro is an affordable and powerful folding e-bike with fat tires and a suspension fork for when your adventures take you off the beaten path.

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99 Spokes
2022 TurboAnt Swift S1 Folding E-Bike

The Swift S1 e-bike features a powerful motor, fat tires, and a folding design; all features that make it perfect for riders looking to explore areas beyond the pavement.

December 2, 2021Read Full Review 

99 Spokes
2021 Himiway Escape Moped Style E-Bike

The Himiway Escape is a powerful and affordable e-bike with off-road finishes that will have you searching for more adventurous options on your urban commute.

November 2, 2021Read Full Review 

99 Spokes
RideWrap Tailored Frame Protection Kit

The RideWrap Tailored Frame Protection Kit uses a custom design to match your frame and offer up to 95% coverage, protecting your investment from scratches and dings.

April 29, 2021Read Full Review 

99 Spokes
Shotgun MTB Tow Rope

The Shotgun Tow Rope is a game changer, extend your range when riding with your little grom.

March 1, 2021Read Full Review 

Recent Reviews from Around the Web
Pinkbike
Video: Transition Announces Carbon Patrol Coming This Fall

Transition Bikes

Not one to boast about himself on social media or at the trail, Torsenn has been gracing podiums in the US downhill racing scene for the last few seasons.

August 16, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
Vintage Electric 72 Volt Scrambler Review

Price: $6995.00 | Model Year: 2022 | A powerful motorcycle-inspired electric bike with knobby tire setup and inverted suspension fork to handle a bit of gravel and off-road use. Near-silent Crystalyte gearless hub motor offers 180nm of torque, regenerative braking, and can be unlocked for high-speed off-road use.

August 15, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
Vintage Electric Tracker Classic Review

Price: $5495.00 | Model Year: 2022 | A powerful motorcycle-inspired electric bike with sturdy color-matched skirted fenders and comfortable cruiser style swept back handlebar. Near-silent Crystalyte gearless hub motor offers 180nm of torque, regenerative braking, and can be unlocked for high-speed off-road use up to 26mph.

August 15, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Giant Revolt E+ review

Warren Rossiter

Handles long, rough, technical rides superbly, thanks to impressive power and agility

  • Great power and range
  • Integrated system
  • Fun handling
  • Weighty
  • Doesn’t come cheap

August 14, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Canyon Grail:ON CF 7 review

Warren Rossiter

Go-anywhere electric gravel bike

  • Bags of power
  • Range
  • Fun to ride
  • Bi-plane bar is awkward for accessories and bags

August 13, 2022Read Full Review 

Bikerumor
Crankworx Whistler: First Ride on SCOR’s 4060 Z LT XT eMTB

Steve Fisher

Crankworx Whistler kicks off with a test ride on SCOR's 4060 Z LT eMTB. A full carbon, 160mm VPP ebike with a Shimano EP8 drive system.

August 13, 2022Read Full Review 

MBR
The ARC8 Evolve FS is a 9.8kg XC bike with a 65º head angle - MBR

Alan Muldoon

This new featherweight whippet from little-known brand ARC8 aims to compete with the best XC race bikes on the market. And with progressive sizing, low mass and some clever engineering, it has every chance of hitting the front. Need to know Sub 10kg XC race bike that rides like a trail bike With a 1,240g frame weight ARC8 can use burlier components like the 120mm Fox 34 fork Frame travel is 110mm stock, but can be reduced to 100mm and paired with a 100mm fork for a more traditional XC ride One-piece carbon bar/stem combo looks more enduro than XC race Frame available in two sizes: M and L Priced at €8,999 When it comes to XC racing, weight is of critical importance. The riders are lean, and the best XC bikes have every ounce of excess fat trimmed back, too. It’s all about optimising the power to weight ratio of rider and machine to increase their chances of success on race day. But long before the start gun sets heart rates rocketing, rider prep starts in the off season and at the same time bike engineers are looking at ways to minimise frame weight without compromising stiffness. It’s one thing sitting at a computer manipulating layers of carbon, but it’s a very different situation if you live in Taiwan and work directly with the factory. And that’s exactly what Jonas Mueller, the engineer and co-founder of ARC8, does. And it’s by having a much better understanding of the manufacturing process, that ARC8 is able to make such impressively lightweight frames. At the launch of the Evolve FS in Massa Marittima, Italy, I was blown away by the sub 10kg XTR build with regular, albeit fairly lightweight, high-end components. No custom ultralight kit with questionable durability needed to reach the impressive weights achieved in large part by the 1,240g frame weight. Take a closer look at the ARC8 Evolve FS and the suspension design lends itself to weight saving too. Instead of having a rotating link to drive the shock, a linear rail takes its place, the shock driven directly by the seat stays. Most XC bikes use short links to save weight but shorter links also generate bigger variations in the leverage rate. By using a rail, ARC8 achieves an infinitely long link, which gives a more consistent and progressive leverage rate across the 110mm of rear travel. Like most XC bikes, flex in the slender carbon seat stays eliminate the need of the pivot at the rear dropout. And because the more traditional swing link has been replaced by a sliding rail, the seat tube doesn’t need the same degree of reinforcement to support the forces a link typically generates. So again, the frame can be made lighter without compromise. The reversed main pivot is also a key part in the construction process. With the swingarm going inside the front triangle rather than around it, the bearings can be placed further apart to improve stiffness. The void that …Continue reading »

  • Stiff and light XC bike with modern geometry and big ambitions. Short seat tubes and dropper posts as standard. Double bottle mounts.
  • Only two frame sizes. The bike had an overdamped shock.

August 12, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
BMC Timemachine Road 01 Three review

Simon von Bromley

A fast bike according to the numbers, but a firm ride and slow handling mean it doesn’t score highly on the fun scale

  • Fast in a straight line
  • Stable handling at high speeds
  • Cleverly executed integration
  • Sluggish handling
  • Firm ride quality
  • Narrow rims by modern standards
  • Relatively expensive for its build spec

August 12, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Boardman MHT 8.9 review

Mick Kirkman

Fast and smooth hardtail with geometry leaning more towards the XC end of the spectrum

  • Stunning retro looks
  • Smooth chassis
  • Great spec for the price
  • Could be slacker, longer and lower to increase aggro capability

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Factor Ostro VAM review

Simon von Bromley

A jack of all trades

  • Fast, light and comfortable
  • Highly customisable at the point of purchase
  • Doesn’t have the same wow factor as some of Factor’s previous bikes
  • Doesn’t come cheap

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Cycling Tips
2022 Marin Nicasio 2 gravel bike review: Sometimes vanilla is just right - CyclingTips

James Huang

The lone steel bike in our group makes a great case for the material.

  • Supple ride quality on moderately bumpy terrain, solid feel, stable handling, classic steel good looks.
  • Mid-grade steel still doesn’t ride like the really good stuff, pretty heavy, not enough bottle mounts, questionable cable routing.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
BULLS COPPERHEAD EVO AM 1 750 Review

Price: $5999.00 | Model Year: 2023 | An all-mountain ebike with 150mm air suspension from SR Suntour, available in four frame sizes, unique mullet wheel setup. That means it has a 29

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
BULLS COPPERHEAD EVO HD 750 WAVE Review

Price: $5599.00 | Model Year: 2023 | A cross country hardtail electric mountain bike with 120mm air suspension from SR Suntour, available in four frame sizes. High capacity Bosch PowerTube 750 with Smart System Performance Line CX motor, LED remote, and excellent smartphone app. Unique deep wave frame option super approachable, but reinforced for stiffness and strength going off-road.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
BULLS ICONIC EVO TR 1 750 Review

Price: $6299.00 | Model Year: 2023 | A full suspension urban oriented electric bike complete with aluminum alloy fenders, rear rack, and premium integrated lights. Front and rear air suspension from SR Suntour offers 120mm travel, lockout, and rebound adjust. Dropper seatpost allows for easier mounting, and multiple body positions on varied terrain.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Pinkbike
First Ride: SCOR 4060 Z LT - Crankworx Whistler 2022

Matt Beer

The 4060 Z is an agile, full-powered eMTB with plenty of travel for rough terrain.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Pinkbike
Nukeproof Releases New Solum Dirt Jump Frame

Mike Kazimer

The reach is 400mm for the regular, and 420mm for the long, with a effective top tube length of 585 or 605mm respectively.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Pinkbike
Dangerholm's Scott Spark RC Hypersonic Project

Danger Holm

Gustav's back with a new XC / trail machine that weighs less than 21 pounds.

August 11, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Review
CUBE Supreme Sport Hybrid ONE 400 Review

Price: $3499.00 | Model Year: 2022 | An approachable step-thru electric bike that's available in four frame sizes and one color. Includes custom plastic fenders, sturdy chain cover, rear rack with bungee cord, and bright integrated lights that run off the main battery. E-bike rated tires are designed to handle more weight, higher speeds, and they include reflective stripes for improved visibility.

August 10, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Boardman MTR 8.6 review

Mick Kirkman

The cheapest way to get a ‘proper’ full-suspension mountain bike that’s fun and safe at speed on modern trails

  • Geometry, suspension and tyres enable you to ride fast with confidence on proper trails
  • It wouldn’t cost more money to smooth a few rough edges, such as the shock tune and some frame details

August 10, 2022Read Full Review 

Electric Bike Report
FLX Babymaker 2 Review 2022

Patrick Brady

Fixies—single-speed road bikes—have been quite the rage for some years now. The FLX Babymaker 2 takes the flat-bar road bike and gives it the e-bike upgrade. Put another way, it takes a good time and makes it better. We will look at the how and why in our FLX Babymaker 2 review. The FLX Babymaker […]

August 10, 2022Read Full Review 

Mountain Bike Action
TITANIUM TUESDAY: MOOTS WOMBLE REVIEW - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Ron Koch

“Oh, wow,” was the sentiment shared by all of the wrecking crew in the first few pedal strokes on the Moots.

August 9, 2022Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Cube Litening C:68X SL review

Simon von Bromley

German brand goes full aero

  • Feels fast
  • Excellent build spec for the money
  • Reactive handling
  • Lightweight for a pure aero
  • Proprietary integrated handlebar might not be to everyone’s tastes

August 8, 2022Read Full Review 

Cycling Tips
2022 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 RLE review: One smooth ride - CyclingTips

Dave Rome

An overhauled endurance road platform meets modern all-road capability. It’s wonderful but there's a but.

  • Smooth ride quality, versatile tyre clearance, stable yet-not-sluggish handling, Shimano Ultegra Di2, easy to service component fitments, classy subdued styling.
  • SmartSense and the fact it’s a forced feature you’re paying extra for, wheels could be fancier for the money, mis-matched thru-axles.

August 8, 2022Read Full Review 

MBR
Trek Roscoe 6 review - MBR

Alan Muldoon

Launched back in 2019, the Trek Roscoe 6 is definitely showing signs of ageing. Yes, it’s had a fresh lick of paint and some specification updates since then, the biggest change being the addition of a dropper seat post. Other than that though, it’s essentially the same bike that now costs £1k rather than £675. But is it good enough to be added to our best hardtail mountain bikes guide? Trek Roscoe 6 need to know: Massive 2.8in Kenada tyres on smaller 27.5in rims boost confidence and control The Trek Roscoe 6 gets a 130mm dropper post as standard Shimano Deore 10sp drivetrain and 11-46t cassette The wider 141mm Boost quick release dropouts provide extra tyre clearance But it’s not the jump in price or the front derailleur mount that instantly date the Roscoe 6. It’s the 27.5in wheels shod with voluminous 2.8in tyres. Every other bike in this category has made the switch to 29in wheels with narrower tyres, so has Trek simply backed the wrong horse? Frame Before we answer that question, let’s take a closer look at the frame. Manufactured from Trek’s Alpha Gold aluminium the Roscoe comes in six unique sizes, XS though to XXL. Dig into the number though and again the Roscoe looks dated with an elevated BB height and relatively steep head angle. It’s a good thing then that the generous reach and short chainstays have stood the test of time. Yes, the seat angle is a little too laid back to provide an optimum position for seated climbing, but it does open up the top tube measurement so the bike feels roomy in every other situation. Suspension Fatter tyres need fatter forks to provide the necessary clearance, so the Roscoe 6 comes with a SR Suntour XCM 32. It’s coil sprung and listed as having 120mm travel, but grease marks on the chrome steel upper tubes indicated that we never managed to get more than 100mm travel out of it. No bad thing, as the firm spring rate helped prop up the front end and maintain better overall geometry for shredding. The Suntour fork also has no rebound damping adjustment, so limiting its movement with a firmer spring is a crude, but effective way to maintain control. On the plus side, we welcomed the additional stiffness and security of the 15mm bolt-thru axle. Components Like Specialized, Trek has its contact points dialled. The Bontrager Arvada saddle is firm but comfy and we can’t emphasise enough how good it is not having to stop and fiddle with a dodgy quick release seat collar every five minutes. Yes, the action of the 130mm TranzX post feels a little crude, and it also adds at least half a kilo to the overall weight of the bike, but it’s worth it. The balloon-like 2.8in Kenda Havok tyres, and especially the fatter inner tubes, increase the overall weight too, so combined with the wider 35mm rims the Roscoe 6 weights in a portly 15.57kg, making it the …Continue reading »

  • Plus size tyres
  • Rattly Suntour fork

August 8, 2022Read Full Review