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Orbea Occam S10 29er – First ride review

27 Jul

BikeRadar have released their thoughts on the Orbea Occam S10 29er. More famous for their road bikes, Orbea have priced this at the high end of the scale at £6699.99 but with a suitably impressive spec.

“A long uphill drag got the test started, and with Fox’s CTD (Climb/Trail/Descend) suspension system switched to Climb the bike surged forward under power. The Shimano XTR group worked effortlessly smoothly too, with no noise but the Geax AKA tyres biting against the asphalt.

A long top tube length gives a cross-country racer position on the bike, encouraging an efficient stance and allowing us to make best of our lungs as we got closer to the summit.”

You can read the full review here

2013 Specialized Stumpjumper

24 Jul

Couple of good pieces of content on the 2013 Stumpjumper from Specialized.

First we have a video from VitalMTB that compares the Stumpjumper Carbon EVO 26in and 29in and asks which is quicker.

The second is another first look article from them discussing the new 29er with lots of pics and commentary.

Click here for the article



2013 Felt Nine 29er hardtail

19 Jul

BikeRadar have put together a good article on the 2013 range of bikes from Felt, including the Nine 29er hardtail.

Check it out – click here

Giant Trance X 29er

13 Jul

Interested to see what Giant have in store for 2013? Check out the Giant Trance X 29er 0:

Read more of BikeRadar’s preview here

You could also read BikeMag’s article and see their video of a prototype – click here

Scott Genius 2013 – A look ahead

7 Jul

It says a lot about Scott’s feelings on larger wheeled bikes when they completely scrap the 26in wheel size and concentrate on 650b and 29in wheels!

Read more at BikeRadar

GT Xizang returns!

24 Jun

When I was growing up, the Zaskar was legendary, but above it was this near mythical frame called the Xizang. Now GT have released it for 2013 and it’s a 29er!

Head over to Singletrackworld for pics and more details

Lapierre XR 29er First Ride Reports

20 Jun

Lapierre’s Zesty and Spicy bikes have been heralded by almost 100% praise. The XR is Lapierre’s 29er for 2013 and it’s looking very good!

Check out these ride reports:




Commencal Meta AM 29er

4 Jun

Having ridden and owned a couple of Commencal 26in Meta bikes over the years, I’ve been quite keen to learn what the new AM 29er is like. BikeRadar have had a go.

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Singletrack have also covered it – click here

Pinarello Dogma MTB 29er teaser

24 May

Pinarello have released this teaser pic

You can check out Pinarello’s range at Wiggle

Kinesis FF29 Frame – First Ride

18 May

BikeRadar have a first ride of Kinesis’ new FF29 frame and they rather like it!

Check out the article here

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