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The Piep Piper
As someone who travels around Europe seeking the best riding spots for my guiding business and to quench my thirst for adventure, when I heard about a place that a few of my friends had raved about – their stories always ending with the line, “but it
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How We Test
As well as directly back-to-back testing wheels on the same terrain under controlled conditions, we managed to do some uplifts on DH tracks to accelerate ride time on these wheels. We’ve also had time on various test bikes with some of the wheels her
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Fee - Good Five
This stunner is most riders’ go-to mountain in the Lake District – and for good reason. It’s accessible from east or west, reasonably easy to navigate and has multiple options for how you enjoy the descents. In fact, with enough energy, determination
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The Bike
n All-mountain e-bike with a 160mm-travel Fox 38 fork and 150mm of rear travel n Carbon frame with air intake ports on the head tube for cooling n Powered by the latest 80Nm Yamaha PW-X2 motor and 600Wh InTube battery n Mullet design with 29x2.5in ty
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Specification
Frame 6061 Alu, 170mm travel Shock RockShox Deluxe Select R Fork RockShox Yari RC, 170mm travel Motor Shimano EP8, 85Nm 250W Battery Shimano 630Wh Display Shimano SC E8000 with SW E7000 remote switch Wheels Thok Drifter 110/148mm hubs, Mavic E-
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Specification
Frame T700 Carbon/ 6061 T6 aluminium, 140mm travel Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ Forks RockShox Pike Select RC, 150mm travel Wheels DT Swiss M1900 wheels, Maxxis Assegai/ Dissector 29x2.5/ 2.4in tyres Drivetrain Shimano SLX M7100 30t 170mm chains
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Tested
£1,245 SPECIFICATION Weight: 2,098g (190mm steerer) • Size tested: 29in /150mm travel • Offset: 44mm • Contact: ohlins.com Available with either an air or coil spring, this RFX M2 is Öhlins's latest 36mm stanchioned fork. It uses the same twin-tube
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Need To Know
● Long-travel e-bike from Italian brand Thok, with Shimano EP8 drive unit and 630Wh internal battery ● The alloy frame boasts 170mm travel from the RockShox Deluxe Select R shock, paired with a 170mm-travel Yari fork ● SRAM Eagle drivetrain, Guide T
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Specification
Frame Aluxx-SL aluminium, 135mm travel Shock Fox Float DPS Performance Fork Fox 36 Float Rhythm, 150mm travel Wheels Shimano Sealed 110/148mm hubs, Giant AM29 rims, Maxxis Minion DHF/Dissector29x2.5/2.4in tyres Drivetrain Shimano MT501 30t chains
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Geometry
Size ridden XL Rider height 5ft 10in Head angle 64.3° Seat angle 72.3° Effective SA 75.5° BB height 365mm Chainstay 450mm Front centre 840mm Wheelbase 1,290mm Down tube 760mm Top tube 660mm Reach 485mm ■
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Conclusion
It’s somewhat ironic that in a test of two long-travel 29ers designed specifically for bombing down mountains, the outcome should be decided on their ability to climb them. But it’s testament to the fact that the Whyte G-180 and Nukeproof Giga are so
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Finders, Keepers
You’ve probably noticed that over the last year mountain biking has seen a huge surge in popularity. There are more people out on the trails, bike shops are seeing unprecedented demand for all types of bikes and components while mechanics are flat-ou
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Geometry
Size ridden M Rider height 5ft 9in Head angle 63.7° Seat angle 76.2° Effective SA 78° BB height 293mm Chainstay 430mm Front centre 795mm Wheelbase 1,215mm Down tube 753mm Top tube 610mm Reach 460mm ■
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Need To Know
● Torque:ON e-bike with 175mm travel and a 180mm-travel fork ● 27.5in wheels front and rear, alloy frame and gravity-proof components ● Shimano EP8 motor and lighter 504Wh internal battery to improve agility ● Extra battery option available for anoth
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Wheels
Buying a new pair of mountain bike wheels is a sizeable investment, but choose wisely and it can actually be one of, if not, the most transformative upgrades to your riding experience. On the surface, wheels simply roll and support tyres that cushion
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Specification
Frame 6061-T6 custom-butted aluminium Fork Fox 34 Performance Grip, 140mm travel Wheels Strange 110/148mm hubs, WTB ST Light i30 rims, Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5in/ Rekon 27.5x2.6in tyres Drivetrain Race Face Ride 32t, 170mm chainset, Shimano SLX r-
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Know Your Wheels
Lighter wheels accelerate and decelerate more quickly. They change direction with less effort and make climbing easier. It’s not that simple though, as wheel roundness and stiffness are factors too, plus the physics involved with rotating mass and ce
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Your Testers
Fitted some Maxxis WetScreams to his bike ready for summer in the North. “Tut bike’s just like Scalextric now lad,” he quipped. Also prepping for the northern winter, loaded up on dozens of wheels (you need two per bike) for the big grouptest. Nort
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Mbr Ratings Explained
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Need To Know
● The Crush MX is a mullet hardtail that combines the improved rollover of 29in up front with the extra strength and comfort of 27.5 Plus out back ● 6061-T6 custom butted aluminium frame comes in four sizes and is designed around a 140mm-travel fork
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The Bike
n Brand new carbon-framed 140mm trail bike available in both 27.5in and 29in wheel sizes n Revised suspension layout with increased progression n Rejigged geometry and a new XL frame size, that’s genuinely large n The Escarpe 29 CRS is the mid-priced
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Control Tyres
To make the testing process as fair as possible, we fitted the same Maxxis tyres to both bikes. We fitted 2.5in WT Assegai up front, accompanied by a 2.4in Minion DHR II on the rear. Both in 3C Maxx Terra compound and the tougher EXO+ casing. Availab
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Editor Danny Milner Bike test editor Alan Muldoon Front section editor Jamie Darlow Deputy digital editor Benji Haworth Contributors Andy Barlow, Paul Burwell, Ben Day, Roo Fowler, Dan Gould, Mick Kirkman, Sim Mainey, Katie May, Andy McCandlish,
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Mind Over Mondraker
Wouldn’t it be great if your bike’s suspension was always performing at its best? With exactly the right amount of air pressure and the rebound fettled just so, you could feel more confident riding somewhere new, or just ride faster and safer on your
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Specification
Frame 4130 chromoly Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm travel (42mm offset) Wheels Hope Pro 4 hubs with Torque caps, WTB KOM i30 rims, Maxxis Minion DHF EXO/Rekon EXO+ 29x2.6in tyres Drivetrain SRAM GX Eagle chainset, GX r-mech and 12-speed shifte
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Canyon Torque:on 9
£5,799 / 27.5in / canyon.com Canyon had to wait for Shimano’s new EP8 motor to arrive before it could release its latest e-bike, the Torque:ON. Wedded to Shimano for its power units, the faithful E8000 motor simply didn’t fulfil the brief, being too
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1st Impression
The best hardtail geometry I’ve ridden, combined with a supple steel feel and 2.6in tyres that smooth out vibrations and reduce fatigue. Outrageous fun factor in the corners. No faster or lighter than plenty full-suspension bikes that cost the same,
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Mailbox
This is Daisy, she is three and a half and she has ridden at BikePark Wales, Fly Up 417 bike park and even featured on GMBN as Send of the Month. If you want to talk about girls mtb from the ground up, she and I are keen to show mountain biking isn’t
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Levo Evo
The Specialized Turbo Levo is the most influential e-bike ever made. It wasn’t the first by a long stretch but it blew the world away with its blend of unmatched power delivery, sheer grunt, big internal battery and sleek integrated design. Now there
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Geometry
Size ridden XL Rider height 6ft 1in Head angle 62.8° Seat angle 69.0° Effective seat angle 76.6° BB height 342mm Chainstay 431mm Front centre 874mm Wheelbase 1,305mm Down tube 772mm Top tube 694mm Reach 510mm ■
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