REVIEW: FOCUS SAM C PRO

14th March 2017

 

Focus was started in 1992 by cyclocross world champion Mike Kluge (and is now owned by parent company Pon Holdings, who also own Santa Cruz bikes). Focus may be better known in Europe, but it boasts a huge range of mountain bikes from XC to enduro, as well as Road and Cyclocross, with high level tea... read more

REVIEW: SHIMANO PRO KORYAK DROPPER POST

20th February 2017

 

DISTRIBUTED BY: SHIMANO NZ • PRICE: $399   In a product year with new posts dropping(!) left, right and centre, what does the Koryak have to rise above the crowd? Here are the important numbers: The Koryak is available exclusively with 120mm of drop for the time being, in either 30.9 or ... read more

REVIEW: TORPEDO7 MEN’S HAMMER MTB SHORTS

2nd February 2017

 

DISTRIBUTOR: TORPEDO7.CO.NZ • PRICE: $99   Torpedo7’s riding shorts are a light weight, stretchy, no fuss, breathable and light set of shorts. The design follows the trend of current trail shorts, with a large waist band for a secure fit and a light weight material, in this case ... read more

REVIEW: TREK FUEL EX 9.8

17th January 2017

 

After years of traffic light coloured mountain bikes it seems black is back, and Trek are winning with thenew stealth looking Fuel EX9.8. The Fuel has taken on many changes and stays right on the cusp of current industry standards. Another 10mm of travel bumps it up to 130mm, and it can be set up ma... read more

REVIEW: DAKINE SLAYER KNEE AND ELBOW PADS

17th January 2017

 

Dakine’s new Slayer knee and elbow pads sit firmly in the ‘trail biker’ category – neither overly minimalist nor overly hard-core. They’re both a pull-on fit, with no straps, and both feature flexible foam padding and Kevlar reinforced outers. Even though over the year... read more