Endura, Helmet, MT500 MIPS, Reviews -

This Summer I’ve spent the majority of my pedal powered rides in the Endura MT500 MIPS helmet. As a relative newcomer to the world of mountain bike helmets, Endura has paired up with MIPS and Koroyd for extra protection on this new flagship trail lid. As my first experience in an Endura lid, what stood out most about this helmet was the oversized vents and impressively deep coverage over the occipital area. Read on to see how it fared in the long term… Details MIPS rotational protection Koroyd impact protection 5 colors 3 sizes: S/M, M/L(tested), L/XL Standard buckle 420

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Enduro, Latest News, nukeproof, Super Enduro -

This Summer I had the pleasure of testing my very first Nukeproof. Back in the day, as a kid racing cross country on the East Coast, the Michigan brand’s mythical hubs were something I always lusted after but never managed to attain. Fast forward a couple decades and they are now a massive consumer direct model bike manufacturer hailing from the British Isles offering up high value propositions ranging from beginner to factory race levels. It was only just in the last year that the brand came home, so to speak, and began distributing their bikes across the US out

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Claymore, Deviate, Enduro, High Pivot, Reviews -

Well before bike park season kicked off Deviate Cycles sent out their high pivot Claymore for reviewing as a frameset. Personally I like testing bikes this way as it allows me to hone in on the bike’s DNA and baked in attributes, while allowing readers to judge the value of various models independently and map them in regards to their budget. After all, the value aspect can vary wildly at different spec levels and with different frame materials. In any case, this isn’t my first time riding a high pivot bike with an idler but I do think the Claymore

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GT, Reviews, Sensor, Sensor Carbon Pro LE -

GT has been moving forward with somewhat of a rebirth as of late. The iconic brand has returned from the East Coast back to its roots in the land of sun and the never ending riding season – Southern California. This move also coincides with a bit by bit update to their range with new lines and aesthetics as well as throwback graphics as a nod to their early days. I’ve been riding their latest all rounder – the Sensor Carbon Pro LE for some time now and wanted to share my thoughts on the new rig. Read on for

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Fluid, norco, Reviews -

Norco Fluid FS

This Winter, Norco sent us a mid-duty bike which happens to be their most high value offering – the Fluid FS A1. A 29″ trail bike with 140mm travel up front and 130mm travel out back, the Fluid features a blend of parts that vary from budget to flagship, all while boasting highly refined aesthetics. Thanks to its polished welds one could easily mistake it for a carbon fiber frame. In any case, this bike has a highly appealing mix of components with modern geometry and promising features at an excellent price of just $3,999 USD – let’s see how

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