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Ready to race

Preparing my bike for racing this Sunday, with a good wash and some new parts fitted

Ready to race
MTB

Intense Cycles Carbine and Tracer 650b bikes revealed

29er is so last year. It's all about 650b now. Or is it?

Intense Cycles Carbine and Tracer 650b bikes revealed
Frames

Cervélo co-founder launches O-1.0 29er hardtail frame – weighs 900g

Stunning debut carbon fibre 29er frame from Gerard Vroomen

Cervélo co-founder launches O-1.0 29er hardtail frame – weighs 900g
News

Exclusive to Bikemagic: howies Brenin 30% discount

Get 30% of the new howies Brenin windproof jacket for a limited time only

Exclusive to Bikemagic: howies Brenin 30% discount
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The adrenaline and pain of the eliminator: Tracy Moseley writes for Bikemagic

Tracy reports from organising her own grassroots race and racing the Houffalize World Cup and the new eliminator format

The adrenaline and pain of the eliminator: Tracy Moseley writes for Bikemagic
News

KinesisUK Hell of the West Cyclo-X sportive

Head to Dartmoor on 1 July for the brand new Hell of the West

KinesisUK Hell of the West Cyclo-X sportive
News

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London 2012 Hadleigh Farm – the legacy

Plans in place to maintain Olympic mountain bike course along with wider network of trails around Hadleigh

London 2012 Hadleigh Farm – the legacy
Groupsets

New Shimano Saint and Zee groupsets launched for 2013

All-new Saint groupset developed with Aaron Gwin along with the introduction of a more affordable Zee

New Shimano Saint and Zee groupsets launched for 2013
News

Silva launch range of lights, including 1,030-Lumen Singletrack front lamp

Compass and head torch specialist's move into bike light market with safety light, commuter light and mountain bike light

Silva launch range of lights, including 1,030-Lumen Singletrack front lamp
Forks (Suspension)

Fox release 34 160mm forks?

According to these leaked photos, they’ll be out next year

Fox release 34 160mm forks?
Tyres

Skinny cross-country tyres from Charge, WTB and Michelin - first look

We look at XC tyres including the Charge Splashback, WTB Moto and Michelin Wild'R

Skinny cross-country tyres from Charge, WTB and Michelin - first look
**Events

Geoff Waugh's Houffalize World Cup photo report

Stunning photos and reaction from the photographer Geoff Waugh at the recnet Houffalize World Cup

Geoff Waugh's Houffalize World Cup photo report
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Serge reports from the Hell of the North Cotswolds

Bikemagic reader Serge the Seal of Death gives his account of the Hell of the North Costwold 2012

Serge reports from the Hell of the North Cotswolds
MTB

Bionicon Alva – first ride

Updated for 2012 with a new fork, we ride Bionicon’s updated 160mm bike

Bionicon Alva – first ride
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Can the eliminator breathe fresh life into cross-country mountain bike racing?

The cross-country eliminator offers a ready-made race format to lead the sport into the 21st Century

Can the eliminator breathe fresh life into cross-country mountain bike racing?
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Racing Roc Lassagais

Chris Pedder heads to the Continent to race in the UCI World Marathon Series

Racing Roc Lassagais
News

Final Gorrick Spring Series race this Sunday

Last chance to pre-enter for this Sunday's Gorrick XC race. Entries on the day will be available though

Final Gorrick Spring Series race this Sunday
News

Grafham Cycling to host another 29er demo day

Your chance to demo 29ers from Trek, Kona, Scott, Giant, Yeti, and Specialized on 29th April

Grafham Cycling to host another 29er demo day
MTB

Marin Mount Vision XM8 – first ride

All-new Quad Link 3.0 suspension design offers improved performance and lighter frame – but are the changes for the better? We find out with a...

Marin Mount Vision XM8 – first ride