Words: Amy Henchoz I’m just gonna say it. Hardtails are awesome. When you can tame them. The feeling of smashing it down a descent when you and the bike are perfectly in tune, feeling everything the bike feels and accepting the abuse, using it to your advantage to feel where the grip is and just […]
Before embarking on the worlds most iconic XCM, Justin Morris takes us through his setup for race day.
It’s a fair question: what bike should I take to the Crocodile Trophy? Unfortunately there isn’t a one word answer. Like any mountain bike stage race, the Crocodile Trophy has its own unique challenges. And each rider has their own unique requirements. But let’s break down the kind of choices to make, and what might […]
The Pivot LES hardtail proves efficiency can be effective in a world of full-suspensions.
Did you miss the 2nd round of the World Cup in Albstadt? It was a muddy and intense race, but one where both current XCO World Champions came out on top. Jolanda Neff rode away from all her rivals winning over 2 minutes ahead of Yana Belamoina. In the men’s race Nino Schurter came back […]
The Crocodile Trophy brings in a range of riders from around the globe. Everyone is there for their own reasons. Be it to finish their racing season, have a huge outback adventure, knock off a bucket list race – or test themselves against riders from home and abroad. In 2017, Grant Webster brought his Apollo […]
The Swiss mountain bike superstar Jolanda Neff has just won her first Elite Women’s XCO World Title, with a commanding display of technical ability, fitness and race tactics in Cairns, Australia. Although Neff won the XCM World Championships in 2016, this is her first elite title in XCO, which is her main discipline. She’s just […]
The 2017 World Cup season is about to start, and we caught up with the BMC team in April at a training camp, and looked over the two bikes that Swiss racer Lukas Fluckiger can choose for his races in 2017. BMC have a refined range, with the 100mm travel Fourstroke, and also the […]
What bike should I buy for marathon racing? Or, what bike should I buy for… *enter a massive stage race here*? These are not uncommon questions for bike shop staff, and one that we get sent via email or social media quite frequently. The range of bikes continues to expand, as does the type and […]
In 2017 the Scale, Scott’s impressive range of lightweight hardtails, will again be available in both 27.5 and 29” wheel sizes. While the upper-mid end of the range, the 930/730 and the 935/735 carbon models will have plenty of interest for serious marathon and XCO racers, it’s the newer models at the top of […]