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Riding the new Cannondale Trigger

Fast, agile, capable, fun, the Cannondale Trigger blew us away with a first ride in Deer Valley, Utah

Riding the new Cannondale Trigger
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Lapierre Zesty 714 - review

Much loved trail bike gets a major update for 2012, and is all the better for it

Lapierre Zesty 714 - review
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Santa Cruz Tallboy Alu first ride

29er impresses with first couple of rides under its tyres

Santa Cruz Tallboy Alu first ride
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Santa Cruz Tallboy alu long-termer: Built up and ready to ride

First look at our freshly built Santa Cruz Tallboy, with Magura's new forks and a Shimano XTR groupset

Santa Cruz Tallboy alu long-termer: Built up and ready to ride
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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
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Trek Fuel EX 8 – review

The new Fuel EX 8, with a slacker head angle, is fast, agile and light, making it a highly capable UK trail bike

Trek Fuel EX 8 – review
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Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1 - the ultimate UK trail bike?

Adjustable travel go-anywhere ride-everything superbike from Cannondale

Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1 - the ultimate UK trail bike?
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Cotic modify Rocket with new cleaner pivots

Updated pivot end caps for the Rocket following our feedback when we first rode it recently

Cotic modify Rocket with new cleaner pivots
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Orange Five Pro – review

The simplicity of the Five makes it a fantastically poised, balanced and capable trail bike. Say hello to the 2012 Orange Five

Orange Five Pro – review
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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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Cannondale Scalpel 29er - first ride

Cannondale didn’t rush to the 29er scene, and the Scalpel 29er proves the wait was worth it

Cannondale Scalpel 29er - first ride
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Felt Edict 29er released at Sea Otter - UPDATED

New big wheeler for the race circuit makes the light of day

Felt Edict 29er released at Sea Otter - UPDATED
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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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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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Cotic Rocket – 150mm steel full-susser ridden

Is a steel frame and 150mm of travel a recipe for success? Only one way to find out, we take it for a ride around...

Cotic Rocket – 150mm steel full-susser ridden
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Vitus 2012 Blitz and Escarpe mountain bikes - first ride

We head to Belfast to ride the brand new range of Vitus trail suspension bikes

Vitus 2012 Blitz and Escarpe mountain bikes - first ride
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Santa Cruz Tallboy goes to 135mm travel

Santa Cruz release the Tallboy LT and Tallboy LTc, both with 135mm of travel and of course 29in wheels

Santa Cruz Tallboy goes to 135mm travel
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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
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Trek Fuel EX 8 - first look

The updated 120mm Trek Fuel EX 8 arrives for testing, before we give it a shakedown here's a look at the highlights

Trek Fuel EX 8 - first look
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Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29 - first look

Latest 29er 100mm full suspension mountain bike from Specialized arrives for testing – is it still the fastest XC bike?

Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29 - first look
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Orange Five Pro – first look

This month we’re testing 140mm trail bikes, and first out of the trap is Halifax’s finest

Orange Five Pro – first look
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Scott Spark Expert 29er - review

If you like riding fast, and we mean really properly fast, there’s few better choices than the Spark 29er

Scott Spark Expert 29er - review
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Giant Anthem X 29er 1 – review

Fantastic performance and great value for money, the Anthem is the perfect UK trail mountain bike, even in 29in guise

Giant Anthem X 29er 1 – review
Frames

Intense Cycles Carbine SL released

Updated frame half a pound lighter with improved carbon fibre frame and titanium hardware

Intense Cycles Carbine SL released
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