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Top 10: The most popular ENDURO articles of the year

Numbers don’t lie. You can try to bend them into shape, but you can’t simply ignore them. That’s why we did some research and dug out the 10 most-read articles of the year!

The best MTB disc brake you can buy

Disc brakes now have it harder than ever before: we’re riding faster, tires bite harder, and the trails we ride are getting tougher. To go fast, we need to be able to go slow, so which disc brake is best?

Full article: The best MTB disc brake you can buy


The Crème de la Crème – Nine high-end enduro bikes of 2018 in comparison

The enduro bikes in this group test will make bike enthusiasts’ hearts beat faster and their palms sweaty. They’re the stuff biker-dreams are made of, but not every one of them is suitable for every type of rider. We put them head-to-head on the trails of the Trans-Provence to find out their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Full article: The Crème de la Crème – Nine high-end enduro bikes of 2018 in comparison


The best MTB knee pads you can buy

Modern mountain bikes are faster and more powerful than ever. But this enhanced downhill performance increases the likelihood of crashing – that’s why a good pair of knee pads should be an integral part of any rider’s equipment arsenal. With the best knee pads on the market offering peerless protection, ventilation and comfort, we tested some of the most exciting models in the lab and on the trails.

Full article: The best MTB knee pads you can buy


First Ride Review: YT CAPRA 2018 – 27.5″ or 29″?

The YT CAPRA is undisputedly the most successful model of the popular German direct-sales brand. This time around it has been entirely revised and like its little brother the JEFFSY the CAPRA is also now available in two versions with either 27.5” or 29” wheels. After testing both versions we are ready to give you all the important info and tell you which one we prefer.

Full article: First Ride Review: YT CAPRA 2018 – 27.5″ or 29″?


Does the weight of your MTB really matter?

“How much does your bike weigh?” Surely we’ve all heard this question at the trailhead. But what good is that information? Is a heavy bike a bad bike? Can the riding performance be defined by a number in weight? Or should we perhaps stop weighing our bicycles altogether?

Full article: Does the weight of your MTB really matter?


The best clipless MTB shoes you can buy for trail riding

During Usain Bolt’s record breaking 9.58 second 100 m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, it has been estimated that his terminal velocity was 43.9 km/h with a power output of 2619.5 watts. Now, with power like that, you may think his shoes are the hardest working on the planet, but we would argue that mountain biking shoes have it even tougher.

Full article: The best clipless MTB shoes you can buy for trail riding


The best tubeless repair kit you can buy

Find the hole, roughen up the rubber, spread the adhesive and apply the patch. Now wait. Thanks to tubeless tires this ritual belongs to the past. But what happens when even your tubeless tire gives up? We tested five tubeless repair kits which will get you back on track in no time.

Full article: The best tubeless repair kit you can buy


Let’s go Racing! – The 10 fastest enduro bikes in test

Which enduro bike of 2018 is the fastest? In order to answer this question, we held our own race in Finale Ligure with the ten most exciting enduro bikes around. This test reveals why Sam Hill and Jesse Melamed would probably be faster on other bikes and why, if you race to win, you shouldn’t use carbon wheels.

Full article: Let’s go Racing! – The 10 fastest enduro bikes in test


Love at first sight – 8 enduro bikes under € 4,500 in review

Buying a new bike is a lot like dating: at first, everything looks good through rose-tinted glasses, your brain is flooded with dopamine, and you couldn’t be happier. But after a few weeks or months, you might start to become disillusioned – you’re just not right for each other. To help you find “the one”, we put eight exciting new bikes under € 4,500 head-to-head.

Full article: Love at first sight – 8 enduro bikes under € 4,500 in review


First Ride Review: Specialized Stumpjumper 2018

Whenever Specialized introduces an updated version of the Stumpjumper the MTB-world holds its breath for a moment. Specialized launched the original Stumpjumper back in 1981 making it the world’s first production MTB. Today – 37 year on – the Stumpjumper is still regarded as a benchmark and trendsetter in the MTB industry. We came to Spain with Specialized and tested the latest incarnation of the legendary trail bike.

Full article: First Ride Review: Specialized Stumpjumper 2018