A monthly round-up of the most popular content that graced our site in October: These are your top 5!
Contact Point No. 1: The best pedals for trail and enduro riders in comparison
Why are bikes always sold without pedals? The answer is simple: personal preferences. Some swear by the freedom of flat pedals, others prefer the fixed connection of a clipless mechanism. In both cases, the pedal is the most important point of contact with the rider and is crucial to how we feel on the bike.
Full article: Contact Point No. 1: The best pedals for trail and enduro riders in comparison
Pivot Firebird 29 Review: Hellishly fast
The Pivot Firebird 29 is a bike for enduro world series races, epic adventures and pushing the limits in the bike park – at least that’s the promise. But how versatile and powerful is the bike really, and can non-EWS racers have fun on it?
Full article: Pivot Firebird 29 Review: Hellishly fast
Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29 in review – The definition of a mountain bike
It’s likely hard to find a mountain bike better known than the venerable Specialized Stumpjumper. It’s been on the market for almost 40 years and has always been one of the benchmarks in its segment. Earlier this year, Specialized introduced its latest version and we’ve had a chance to extensively review the Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29.
Full article: Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29 in review – The definition of a mountain bike
STOP! How to get more power from your MTB disc brakes
STOP! Or at least slow down! Do your disk brakes have as much power as a wet biscuit? Are your brake levers as effective as a wooden frying pan? Do you need to brake with all four fingers? Follow our tips to maximise your brakes and feel G-forces that will make your eyes bulge.
Full article: STOP! How to get more power from your MTB disc brakes
Pro Bike Check: Richie Rude´s Yeti SB150
Richie Rude celebrated his second consecutive victory on his new Yeti SB150 at the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure. Reason enough to take a closer look at his new bike. The conversion from 27.5″ to 29″ seems to have been successful in any case. The 23-year-old American and 2015 and 2016 Enduro World Series Champion finished the 2018 season in seventh place overall, raising expectations for the coming season.
Full article: Pro Bike Check: Richie Rude´s Yeti SB150
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