Gear – Bikes


2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC First Impressions

Words - Perry Schebel

“The v1 Bronson certainly wasn’t a bad bike, but the field of high end trail bikes is now stacked with some very refined hardware…”

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Aysen, Patagonia, Hightower, 29er, SCB,

Santa Cruz Hightower

Released, Ridden, and Rallied in Patagonia

“…despite the very capable support crews with extensive first aid and a doctor riding along with us, we were still pretty much breaking in bikes and trails on the bottom of the world.”

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Jones Plus Bike?

What The Hell?

“I’ve been itching to get one of Jeff’s bikes out to our neck of the woods for years, figuring it would either flame out spectacularly, or blow my mind…”

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Specialized 6Fattie FSR Comp Carbon – Dual Tester Review

A Difference of Opinion

“Worst case, if this thing explodes in our faces, we can just swap some 29er wheels in and pretend that we were never foolish enough to succumb to the industry conspiracy.,,”

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Niner Rip 9 Carbon Long Term Review

Words - Jon Harris

“I tried to take it by the scruff of the next and rag it down my local rowdiness and it was a fine bike for that, but it didn’t instil confidence…”

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Best of 2015: Pete Roggeman’s list

Stuff for making memories

Pete’s Best of 2015…it’s not all about stuff, but here is some stuff that helped make some great memories this past year.

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Transition Patrol Carbon Here!

WTF, T.I.T.S etc.

Transition has bested the industry with new acronyms (including P.A.B.S.T.) and a first ever in mountain biking – Huck To Flat technology…

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Norco Aurum C7.1 Review

Norco Aurum c7.1 Review

“This bike does look bloody marvellous. But so what? Do looks translate to performance…”

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Santa Cruz V10 C and CC long term reviews

Two bikes, two riders

Dueling Downhillers: Tim Coleman and Mike Wallace spent a season long-term testing the Santa Cruz V10 C and CC.

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For the Groms: Commencal Supreme Junior

Made for Riders between 4.5 and 5 feet tall

Filling the gap between the SUPREME 24 and the SUPREME DH, the SUPREME Junior is light and easy to handle for riders between 4′ 6″ and 5′ 2″.

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Kona Process 134 Supreme – Long Term Review

Words - Andrew Major

“The Process 134 Supreme is a smile-inducing ride in the vast majority of situations and the frame is the heart of that experience…”

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Transition Suppressor (26 Inch!) Long Term Review

26 for life, or something like that

“The faithful are still out there, true to the 26” wheel, or true to their stockpiled boutique wheelsets they can’t bear to part with…”

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Agile Aussie: Bryn Atkinson’s Norco Aurum


Super shredder Bryn Atkinson shows off his carbon race machine and his handling skills while hitting speeds of mach 69…

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What’s with Bikes and Effing Triangles?

Triangles and Bike Packing?

“You’re talking about a tremendously boring subset of a sport that nobody really cares about…”

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Stumpjumper 6Fattie Comp Carbon – PLUSSSSS!

Don't be Plus Shaming

The 6Fattie Comp Carbon pairs a modest spec with a carbon main frame and an aluminum swingarm – but don’t tell anyone how much fun it is…

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