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Bike Perfect
Merida One-Twenty 600 review – budget-friendly, short travel, trail ripper

Jun 18, 2024 · James Watkins

Merida’s One-Twenty 600, with its 130mm of travel, aims to be a jack-of-all trades at an affordable price, but can the component package compromises still shred?

Highs
  • Composed climber and great fun descender

  • Neutral characteristics for all-rounder biking

  • Hassle-free component package proved durable throughout testing

  • Lifetime frame warranty

Lows
  • Heavy for an all-rounder at 15.92kg

  • Maxxis Forekaster lacks grip to push downhill limits

  • Frame protection began to peel at end of test period

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BIKE Magazine
Revisited: REEB STEEZL

Jun 17, 2024

A new paint job, and an explanation of the build.

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Pinkbike
Review: 2024 Orbea Rallon - Enduro-er Than Ever

Jun 17, 2024 · Seb Stott

The Rallon was updated slightly for 2024, but it remains just as versatile.

Highs
  • Lightweight and efficient when pedaling

  • Geometry balances steep terrain stability with enough agility for tighter trails

  • Carries speed nicely on flowy terrain

  • Component customisation adds value and helps with setup

  • Versatile all-rounder

Lows
  • At times I wished the seat angle was steeper

  • The shock's bottom-out bumper restricts access to the full 167 mm of travel, and makes the suspension less forgiving than some long-travel rivals

  • Not the best value, especially if you're buying in the UK

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Pinkbike
Video: Scott Ransom vs Orbea Rallon - Which Lightweight Enduro Bike Is Best?

Jun 17, 2024 · Seb Stott

I did some back-to-back tests comparing the Orbea’s high and low settings on a loop with a steep climb and descent, and the high setting was better for me.

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Singletrack World
Last Coal V4 review

Jun 16, 2024 · Ben Haworth Ross Demain

Last Coal V4 vital stats: full 29, 180mm fork, 165mm rear, 63° head angle, 77.1° effective seat angle, 438mm chain stays. How does it ride?

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ebiketips
Yamaha Wabash RT

Jun 16, 2024

The Yamaha Wabash is one of the newer models in the motorcycle brand’s expanding electric bike range. So far, we’ve tested urban and hybrid models in the form of the Yamaha Booster Easy and Crosscore RC, but the Wabash is more of a gravel and all-road option. Designed for those who want an all-rounder, without too hefty price tag, at £3,100 it’s not the cheapest, but nor is it particularly expensive for an e-gravel bike. The Wabash uses Yamaha’s own electric drive system, the PWseries-ST – the same as on the Crosscore RC.

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99 Spokes
First Look at the 2024 Rad Power Bike Lineup

Jun 14, 2024

Rad Power Bikes has been making e-bikes for close to 20 years, and they claim that their four latest models are the most ...

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BikeRadar
Giant Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 1 | Electric Mountain Bike of the Year contender

Jun 14, 2024 · Alex Evans

Giant’s Trance X is designed to bridge the gap between lightweight and full-power ebikes

Highs
  • Powerful and easy to tame motor

  • Maestro suspension impeccable

  • Climbing performance

Lows
  • Spec choices hinder control

  • Inappropriate tyres

  • Steep head angle

  • Battery life

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Bikerumor
The Ritchey P-29er is Back & Updated Making it the Ultimate Cross-Country Mountain Bike

Jun 14, 2024 · Ron Frazelle

The Ritchey P-29er is back and refined. The latest manifestation of the P-29er reflects Tom's decades-long history of the mountain bike.

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Bikerumor
Salsa Cycles' Stormchaser Gravel Race Bike Rolls In with New Specs and Colors

Jun 13, 2024 · Ron Frazelle

Salsa Cycles releases a new specs and colors for the Stormchaser, a gravel race bike that's built for adverse conditions.

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Cyclist
Specialized Tarmac vs Roubaix: The best Specialized road bike for you in 2024

Jun 13, 2024 · Paul Norman

The Specialized Tarmac and Roubaix are, along with the lightweight Aethos, the giant American brand’s carbon fibre road bikes. Both

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Two Wheeling Tots
Early Rider Belter 16 Review

Jun 13, 2024 · Natalie Martins

The Early Rider Belter 16 is as beautiful as it is functional! Perfected suited for aggressive city riders with a need for speed.

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BikeRadar
Tern NBD S5i review | Urban Electric Bike of the Year contender

Jun 13, 2024 · Warren Rossiter

Urban run-around that keeps things compact and simple

Highs
  • Very balanced handling

  • Comfortable

  • Well equipped

Lows
  • Limited range in cold weather

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Bikerumor
Giant Renews Faith In the Youth Market With Serious Kids Trail Bike

Jun 13, 2024 · Jordan Villella

The new Faith range is the first of its kind from Giant. It's a collection of high-performance, full-suspension trail bikes that are on par with adult mountain bikes. The difference is that they are specifically dialed for youth use and youth dimensions—right down to the dropper seatpost. 

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Pinkbike
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had

Jun 13, 2024 · Seb Stott

Giant's in-house suspension brand (Crest) provides the fork and shock, specifically tuned for riders under 62 kg in the case of the Faith and under 46 kg in the case of Faith 24.

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Velo
Colnago C68 Fleur-de-Lys Celebrates the First Italian Grand Depart in the History of the Tour

Jun 13, 2024 · Jessie-May Morgan

The Colnago C68 Fleur-de-Lys edition numbers just 111, to celebrate the 111th edition of the Tour de France departing Florence on June 29th

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Loam Wolf
Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay C70

Jun 13, 2024

The Rocky Mtn Instinct Powerplay continues to be an impressive performer thanks to its standout power and effective mid-high pivot suspension.

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Loam Wolf
Review: Propain Ekano 2 CF Ultimate

Jun 12, 2024

Riders seeking a high quality, hard charging Enduro eMTB are sure to enjoy the Ekano 2 CF, provided they have adequately challenging terrain

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Bikerumor
The New Titanium Hardtail from Otso Cycles is a Hoot (Ti)

Jun 11, 2024 · Zach Overholt

The Otso Hoot Ti is named that way for a reason. The first aggressive mountain bike from Otso is designed for trail fun.

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BIKEPACKING.com
Justin and his Tour Divide-Ready 2009 Moots Mooto X YBB

Jun 11, 2024 · By Lucas Winzenburg

In this Rider and Rig, we meet Justin McKinley, who shares his singlespeed 2009 Moots Mooto X YBB ahead of the 2024 Tour Divide...

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Bikerumor
DVO Topaz Prime & Jade X Prime Shocks Get More Air & Coil Adjustability for Easier Tuning

Jun 11, 2024 · Cory Benson

Close up look at updates & adjustability on new DVO Prime suspension on the Actofive P-Train Vojta Bláha races on the UCI Enduro World Cup…

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Bikerumor
Specialized Crux Alloy is Back, Now With D'Aluisio Smartweld

Jun 11, 2024 · Jordan Villella

The all-new Specialized Crux DSW (D'Aluisio Smartweld) mimics its carbon brethren and is only 1399 grams for a frameset. 

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EBIKE MAG
Nuova BH iLynx+ SL

Jun 11, 2024 · Di Marco

BH presenta la nuova iLynx+ SL, una ebike leggera con batteria da 630Wh. [Comunicato stampa] La BH iLynx+ SL è stata progettata per ottenere il peso più competitivo possibile senza perdere le proprietà dinamiche sui sentieri. Viene applicata tutta la tecnologia nel trattamento del carbonio che BH usa nei suoi telai più leggeri, incluso il processo di fabbricazione HCIM (Hollow Core Internal Molding) per ottenere una finitura perfetta del telaio (sia interna che esterna) e applicare il materiale giusto in ogni zona. La iLynx+ SL utilizza il carbonio Ballistic Carbon Layup, che conferisce al telaio una grande resistenza agli impatti,

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Mountain Bike Action
GIANT GLORY ADVANCED DOWNHILL BIKE REVIEW - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Jun 11, 2024 · Ron Koch

Things like a reach-adjusting headset, a three-position flip chip in the rear linkage, and 27.5- or 29-inch wheel compatibility help bring this bike into the modern age.

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Our Reviews
99 Spokes
First Look at the 2024 Rad Power Bike Lineup

Jun 14, 2024

Rad Power Bikes has been making e-bikes for close to 20 years, and they claim that their four latest models are the most ...

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99 Spokes
Lauf Seigla Race Transmission Review

Jun 5, 2024

The Lauf Seigla offers an enjoyable ride with great value, featuring a stiff yet compliant frame, lightweight design, and top-tier components. However, its unique geometry and limited component compatibility may not suit everyone.

Highs
  • Stiff where you need it

  • Compliant where you want it

  • Lightweight (Size L is 19.2 lbs or 8.7 kgs)

  • Unbeatable part spec for the price

Lows
  • Not compatible with mechanical dropper post or front derailleur

  • Slack seat tube and low stack may be too aggressive for some

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99 Spokes
The Lauf Seigla Does Things Different (and we like it...)

Jun 1, 2024

The Lauf Seigla doesn't look like your average bike, but don't let that stop you from adding it to your short list! The frame, fork, and ...

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99 Spokes
Ari Cascade Peak

May 17, 2024

Ari's new Cascade Peak, an entry-level full suspension trail bike, impresses with its versatile ride, DVO suspension, GX drivetrain, and low weight, despite some minor annoyances detailed in our video review.

Highs
  • Sensible part spec for a do-it-all trail bike

  • Impressive suspension performance

  • Well rounded geometry makes for intuitive riding

Lows
  • Climb switch needed to prevent excessive bob while climbing

  • Brakes could be more powerfu

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99 Spokes
2024 Sea Otter Classic: New Bikes from Trek, Polygon, and More!

Apr 22, 2024

In our final day of coverage from the 2024 Sea Otter Classic we take a look at new bikes from Stanton (featuring Hardtail Party!)

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