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!
A Bike for All Situations – 9 of the most Exciting Trail Bikes of 2017 on Test
Let’s admit it: very few of us will willingly walk into a compromise. And why would we? Isn’t life about having the ultimate of everything? But what if the ultimate bike is actually one big compromise? Take trail bikes: they’re capable of riding everything, but doesn’t that elusive state of perfection across all terrain somehow evade them? Yet that’s exactly what makes them the ultimate bike for us. We’ve been out testing nine of the 2017’s sickest steeds and wondering where compromise cuts in.
The best MTB helmet you can buy
You’re rapidly approaching the kicker and it fires you into the air. But you’ve come in too hot and you overshoot, watching the landing disappear behind you. The dust settles and you realize that you’ve come away fairly unscathed – thanks to your helmet and good fortune. But how do you find the ultimate guardian angel? Find out in our helmet group test.
Full article: The best MTB helmet 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
SOOOOO F#%$&NG ENDURO: 11 Enduro Bikes under € 4,000 in Review
Enduro is booming! There’s now so much choice on the market, and – if we’re to believe the marketing promises – these are serious capable do-it-all bikes. While that’s all very nice, can you buy a great bike for less than €4000? In this group test we find out.
The hottest 2018 Trail and Enduro Bikes – that you won’t see at EUROBIKE
When EUROBIKE opened its doors, all eyes were on Friedrichshafen. However, many brands have turned their backs on the world’s biggest bike show, relying instead on their own presentations and in-house exhibitions. So here are the most important trail and enduro bikes of the coming season, which you did NOT see at EUROBIKE.
Head-To-Head: Santa Cruz Hightower vs. YT JEFFSY CF Pro
Our readers’ survey highlighted two standout brands: Santa Cruz and YT Industries. In your eyes, Santa Cruz build the best bikes, but you’re more likely to buy a YT. This finding led us to set up the ultimate duel between the Santa Cruz Hightower and the YT JEFFSY CF Pro. Now it’s time to ring the bell for the battle.
Full article: Head-To-Head: Santa Cruz Hightower vs. YT JEFFSY CF Pro
Rise & Fall – Top 10 of the best dropper seatposts in test
Taking us from lung-busting uphill crawls to thrill-filled gravity fun at the touch of a remote lever, dropper posts have become an essential component of our bikes. With the market growing ever more competitive, weaknesses are unforgivable and unreliability is no longer tolerated – perfection is the new status quo. We test ten of the best internal droppers to find out which is king.
First Ride Review: SCOTT GENIUS 2018 – When versatility and efficiency reach new highs
In 2003 all eyes were on Thomas Frischknecht as he won the World MTB Marathon Championships. But it wasn’t just the act of winning that was what shock the world, but that he cinched the win on a full-suspension SCOTT Genius with 130 mm of travel. Back then, this bike was a revolution. Now having undergone myriad changes, it’s time to meet the latest iteration: the GENIUS 2018.
How to Position your Clipless Cleats for MTB Riding
Fitting a cleat is simple right? There are two bolts and a plate in your shoe to attach them too, but ask someone whereabouts on the shoe to attach the cleat and it stops being quite so obvious. Front or back? Left or right? We spoke to top enduro riders from around the world, industry insiders and biomechanics to answer the question, how do I fit my cleat to my mountain bike shoe?
Full article: How to Position your Clipless Cleats for MTB Riding
The best MTB hip pack you can buy
Hip packs are definitely having a bit of a renaissance in mountain biking. But while for many they’re just a 80s throwback or long-forgotten relic of a techno party, the modest hip pack has never really fallen out of favour with outdoor sports like mountain running or cross-country skiing. So what happened with hip packs and riding and can these seven models heal the gulf that has formed?
Full article: The best MTB hip pack you can buy
The most read articles don’t necessarily need to be your personal highlights, what were your favourite articles on ENDURO in 2017? Leave us a comment!