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TOP 5: The most popular ENDURO articles of February 2019

A monthly round-up of the most popular content that graced our site in February: These are your top 5!

The best enduro bike you can buy

We live in crazy times where the geometry of many Enduro bikes has become more extreme than downhill bikes. How do you find out what their limits are? Quite simply, by putting them through the ultimate test. For this group test of 14 Enduro bikes, we pushed ourselves and the bikes to the limit.

Full article: The best enduro bike you can buy


Fact check: Do you really lose air when you disconnect your shock pump?

Do you lose air when you disconnect a shock pump from a suspension air chamber? Many people think so. It’s time to bust some myths.

Full article: Fact check: Do you really lose air when you disconnect your shock pump?


Understanding MTB suspension – A comprehensive guide to kinematics, anti-squat and co.

Have you ever wondered what voodoo is being worked by the linkages at the rear of your bike? Do you know why a single pivot bike rides differently to a four-bar design, or why a VPP link climbs so well? Do you know why your suspension stiffens up under braking or why your bike bobs up and down while you pedal? It’s time to strap in and engage your inner nerd as we delve deep into the inner workings of the darker arts of rear suspension.

Full article: Understanding MTB suspension – A comprehensive guide to kinematics, anti-squat and co.


First Ride Review: Electronic SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS – the best drivetrain on the market?

Electronic drivetrains aren’t new to mountain biking, but they’re yet to have made a meaningful impact on the market. That could change with the SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS. Unlike other currently available models, the wireless drivetrain offers riders real added value, as we quickly found out on our first test ride.

Full article: First Ride Review: Electronic SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS – the best drivetrain on the market?


How to find the perfect gear ratios for your MTB drivetrain

For many riders, working out gear ratios seems like a Gordian knot; there continues to be a fear of not having enough gear range when switching over to a 1x drivetrain. With a little mental arithmetic, however, you’ll quickly be able to bring light into the dark. We’ll show you, step by step, how to find the right cassette and chainring combination to suit your needs.

Full article: How to find the perfect gear ratios for your MTB drivetrain