first looks

MTB

Version one of machine designed for Asian market but likely to be sold in UK as frame-only option

Timothy John catches a glimpse of a 650b machine from Charge...will we see it on UK shores though?

Charge 650b prototype sighted...
Handlebars

Mt Zoom unleash 740mm XL low riser handlebar

Widest ever bar from Mt Zoom. Weighs just 165g

Mt Zoom unleash 740mm XL low riser handlebar
MTB

Kinesis Maxlight FF29 hits the trails

New 29er from British company Upgrade Bikes is now in production – here’s a first look

Kinesis Maxlight FF29 hits the trails
Groupsets

SRAM to go 11-speed and new magnetic chain ring?

Our predictions for SRAM's new XX1 groupset. 11-speed, clutch rear mech, magnetic chainring teeth and no chain device

SRAM to go 11-speed and new magnetic chain ring?
News

Fox Racing Shox release electronic lockout forks and shock

Borrowed Shimano Di2 electro wizzardy to power new iCD Float forks and shock

Fox Racing Shox release electronic lockout forks and shock
Forks (Suspension)

Magura TS8 29er suspension forks – first look

Brand new 29er forks from Magura arrive in the office

Magura TS8 29er suspension forks – first look
Handlebars

USE release new 710mm Atom Wide Flattie carbon handlebar

A new wide and flat carbon fibre handlebar arrives from USE for testing

USE release new 710mm Atom Wide Flattie carbon handlebar
Forks (Suspension)

X-Fusion 2013: 34mm Slant 650b and Trace 29in forks released

New shocks and a raft of updates across the board, and a new slippery gold anodising coating across the board

X-Fusion 2013: 34mm Slant 650b and Trace 29in forks released
Components

SRAM 2013 – New Monarch shock, Solo Air forks, 650b wheels and new Avid brakes

Solo Air SID, Reba and Revelation forks, 650b Rise wheels, updated Avid brakes and a new rear shock

SRAM 2013 – New Monarch shock, Solo Air forks, 650b wheels and new Avid brakes
Derailleurs (back)

New SRAM Type 2 derailleur eliminates chain slap - first look

New rear derailleur uses one-way roller clutch to eliminate chain slap

New SRAM Type 2 derailleur eliminates chain slap - first look
Forks (Suspension)

Magura release 29er and 650b suspension forks

German fork manufacturer now offers 29er fork and is also gearing up for 650b ‘movement’

Magura release 29er and 650b suspension forks
MTB

Cannondale Scalpel 29er – video first look

We get an exclusive first looks Cannondale’s brand new 29er, here’s the details in a video chat with Murray Washburn

Cannondale Scalpel 29er – video first look
Seat Posts

CrankBrothers Kronolog dropper seatpost released

New mechanical adjustable height post has been two years in development

CrankBrothers Kronolog dropper seatpost released
MTB

Specialized Jett Expert 29 – first look

Specialized releases the Jett 29er for women this year, and the £1,300 Expert has just arrived for review

Specialized Jett Expert 29 – first look
**Events

The Bike Place 2012: The latest from Santa Cruz, Niner and Orange

New bikes from Santa Cruz, Niner and Orange UK's newest bike show

The Bike Place 2012: The latest from Santa Cruz, Niner and Orange
**Events

Core Bike Show 2012: Marzocchi, Cane Creek, Ratio, Formula, WTB, Lynskey, Lapierre, RaceFace and SunRingle

A bumper special edition highlights article from Core Bike Show includes new handlebars, 29er forks and lots of new wheels

Core Bike Show 2012: Marzocchi, Cane Creek, Ratio, Formula, WTB, Lynskey, Lapierre, RaceFace and SunRingle
**Events

Core Bike Show 2012: Bionicon, SealSkinz, Cove, Yeti, Formula, E13, Nukeproof and SDG

Chain devices appear to be big for 2012, Cove complete bikes are now available, and there's buzz surrounding a new dynamo hub

Core Bike Show 2012: Bionicon, SealSkinz, Cove, Yeti, Formula, E13, Nukeproof and SDG
**Reviews

Core Bike Show 2012: Hope, Kinesis, Avanti, Powa, POC and BBB

A tidy new chain device and integrated chainring/bashguard, new 29ers and a whopping new mudguard are our first highlights from the latest bike show

Core Bike Show 2012: Hope, Kinesis, Avanti, Powa, POC and BBB
MTB

Nuke Proof Mega 2012 launched

Two build options for 150mm all-mountain/enduro/alpine bike from Nuke Proof

Nuke Proof Mega 2012 launched
MTB

Genesis Bikes Fortitude hits the trails in this video

See how the new 29er Fortitude rides in this video created by the Genesis team

Genesis Bikes Fortitude hits the trails in this video