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Reviewed: WTB Trail Boss and Riddler

Enduro Rubber (So Hot Right Now)

The combo of a beefy front tire and a fast rolling rear with cornering bite seems to be gaining favour…

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Forum Testing: DT Swiss Wheels

Armchair Gear Testers, this is your chance

Here’s your crack at reviewing gear for NSMB. This time it’s the DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two wheelset in 27.5 or 29.

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Shimano XT M8000

First Ride Impressions and Pricing

“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”

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Launched: New Shimano XT

XT just made things more interesting

“An exciting addition for DEORE XT M8000 is a 1×11 specific 11-42T cassette…”

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Reviewed: 29er WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss

Words - Omar Bhimji

You can get the Vigilante in all three sizes but the Trail Boss is 27.5 and 29 only…

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SR Suntour Auron RC2 – Reviewed

Words - Dave Tolnai

Has SR Suntour produced a 160mm fork that can compete with the big two – and save you a wad of cash…

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Industry Nine Wheels Review

Mid-term Review - I9 Wheels

Sure they are pretty, and loud, but can they handle some abuse?

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WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

Wide, Strong and Tubeless

A solid performer for those who want to run a burlier rim for aggressive riding…

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Easton, Giro, E13 Goods

Furnace Bike

New flat pedal shoes, guidance from Steve Peat, carbon trail wheels and other goodness from Interbike 2012

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Bontrager SE4 Team Issue Tires

Burly Yet Fast Tires in 26 and 29

“A tubeless ready tire that isn’t especially light, but does stand up to a good thrashing…”

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Mavic Crossmax Enduro Wheel-Tire System

Optimized Wheel and Tire Combo

It’s not unusual to see people running different tires at either end – but less spokes in the rear?

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Gear Shots: Maxxis Minion DHR 2

A Sequel That's Actually Better

The DHR 2 looks like it might prove successful at both ends of the bike, just like the venerable DHF…

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Chris King and ENVE for DH and AM

A "He Said, She Said" Review

Wheelsets with stratospheric buy in and a ride experience fit for discerning tastes – if you want ‘em, you want ‘em…

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Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35″

Schwalbe's Sticky Meats

“Plenty of grip and predictability in all conditions, from soggy winter riding to loose and punched out late summer laps…”

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2014 SRAM X0 Hubs

First Hubs with the X0 Badge

Lots of engagement points, super light weight, and no oddball proprietary bits…

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