Out Now | ENDURO Issue #016 – Let’s get Lost
The sun is shining, the trails are dry and the season is just getting underway – can things get any better? Oh yes! ENDURO Issue #016 has landed and spring has just turned up a notch!
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But seriously, who needs a plan?
Especially when you’ve got goals. You’ll never find a real adventure on meticulously planned café rides. If you’re after a real experience, then head out blindly. And if it’s a good story that you want, open yourself up to the unknown. We’re talking from experience!
And it’s for this purpose that we dived into some unknown territory while making this issue, discovering new trails in unfamiliar countries and at no point did we ever think: ‘Shit, really?!’ Read the editorial to find out the enduring appeal of getting lost.
The highlights of the issue include our group test of 8 of the most exciting trail bikes, a test that took us to Provence, France. Which is the most versatile and fun bike to ride? Which one is most deserving of test victory, and which one should you buy right now? Find out in this issue.
Bikes in this Grouptest
Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2 | Canyon Spectral 9.0 EX | CUBE Stereo 140 Super HPC Race 27,5 | Giant Trance Advanced 1 | ROSE ROOT MILLER 3 | ROTWILD R.Q1 FS 27.5 | Scott Genius 710 | Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon
Our forks test is another standout highlight, undertaken by our experienced test team in the wilds of Scotland. With over 200 hours of testing on the trails followed by multiple sleepless nights of slow-mo video analysis – we exhausted all our energy to get the bottom of these forks and we can now present the results to the very pressing question: what’s the best enduro fork? Find the answer on page 32.
Exclusive, sexy, and unfortunately too expensive for our group test, we headed to Finale Ligure to ride the brilliant Yeti SB5 Carbon on the dreamy trails – it’s a bike we just had to introduce you to. After all, it did receive Gold at the Design & Innovation Award 2015. Read our test review of this super rapid trail bike with the switch infinity link.
UK editor Trevor Worsey flew to New Zealand on our behalf to check out the racing up-close and personal. Read his rather unusual report on page 39.
But good trails don’t necessarily require a long-haul flight. Local hero Daniel Schäfer has been flying annually to the winter sunspot La Palma and his insider tips adorn page 41.
Tyrol’s Kirchberg is set to host this year’s European Enduro Championships – so it’s definitely race ready, but what’s it like for riding outside of the competition scene? We found out.
All that and much more can be found inside ENDURO Issue #016, ready to be downloaded or viewed online right now! Enjoy reading.