first look

Handlebars

Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon

Here we take a quick look at Renthal's new handlebars, and a pretty special video to go with it...

Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon
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Dan Atherton’s 2014 GT Force

Atherton has a brand new 150mm 650B bike to play with, David Arthur takes a closer look

Dan Atherton’s 2014 GT Force
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Cube Reaction GTC Race 29 first-look

Value for money race-ready carbon hardtail from Cube gets the once over, with a huge gallery of photos

Cube Reaction GTC Race 29 first-look
Pedals

The Postie's been: Butcher's Ti Eggbeater 11 pedals

Steve 'The Butcher' Walker has just taken delivery of these Ti Egg Beaters, stay tuned for the review

The Postie's been: Butcher's Ti Eggbeater 11 pedals
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Julia's Kona Tanuki DL

Julia Revitt has a Kona Tanuki DL to test and first impressions are good

Julia's Kona Tanuki DL
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James from Fisher Outdoor's Nicolai 650b

Paul Haysom has been checking out new products from UK distribution firm Fishers...

James from Fisher Outdoor's Nicolai 650b
Forks (Suspension)

Fox 34 Talas 160 FIT CTD forks first ride

New fork fills gap between 32 and 36 forks with extra stiffness and little weight penalty.

Fox 34 Talas 160 FIT CTD forks first ride
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Cannondale 2013 Trigger launched - 120/70mm cross-mountain bike

Cannondale launch brand new 120mm/70mm Trigger in Utah

Cannondale 2013 Trigger launched - 120/70mm cross-mountain bike
Tyres

Schwalbe Racing Ralph tyre updated for 2012 with 29er version

German company Schwalbe is embracing 29ers with a 29in rendition of its most popular cross-country/trail riding tyre, the Racing Ralph

Schwalbe Racing Ralph tyre updated for 2012 with 29er version
Wheel Sets

SRAM Rise 40 wheels – just in

First look at SRAM's new affordable Rise 40 wheels

SRAM Rise 40 wheels – just in
Frames

Santa Cruz Tallboy aluminium frame arrives for testing

Big-wheeled VPP 100mm trail bike now available in aluminium saving a heap of cash, we take a closer look

Santa Cruz Tallboy aluminium frame arrives for testing
Handlebars

Mt Zoom's ultimate carbon handlebars and bar ends - first look

116g carbon fibre handlebars and 45g bar ends arrive for testing

Mt Zoom's ultimate carbon handlebars and bar ends - first look
Shoes

Sidi Dominator 5 SRS released

Best-selling shoe designed for UK market with replaceable tread and no mesh panels

Sidi Dominator 5 SRS released
Lights

MyTinySun Sport 900X LED light

Latest light from Germany arrives for testing

MyTinySun Sport 900X LED light
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Whyte 146 S – first look

At £2999 the 146 S is Whyte’s entry-level bike but still offers a stunning carbon fibre frame and latest technology

Whyte 146 S – first look
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Lapierre Zesty 714 updated for 2012 – first look

Freshly updated with revised suspension and slacker geometry for 2012, we take a first look at Lapierre's latest Zesty

Lapierre Zesty 714 updated for 2012 – first look
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
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Merida 2013: Big Ninety-Nine and One-Sixty first look

Merida's first full suspension 29er ridden and a first look at their new 160mm bike

Merida 2013: Big Ninety-Nine and One-Sixty first look
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Orange release Gyro 29er with 110mm travel

New 110mm single pivot 29er based on the classic Five breaks cover. Just 50 will be built, costing £2,800

Orange release Gyro 29er with 110mm travel
**Events

Bespoked Bristol 2012: Curtis, Engima, 29 Gnar, Qoroz, Mawis and more

There's a new 29er from Enigma, an interesting German 29er, carbon strangeness from Delta, and a mad Alfine 29er design

Bespoked Bristol 2012: Curtis, Engima, 29 Gnar, Qoroz, Mawis and more