Recent “Components” Reviews

Schwalbe Thunder Burt 29 2.1

Schwalbe's Thunder Burt is an insanely fast but surprisingly useable summer race tyre.

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MT Zoom Lightweight Flat Bar XL

Light, strong, cheap, wide, brilliant bars!

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American Classic Race 29 Tubeless

Good value Race wheels, light, wide rims but maybe a touch flexy on full suspension bikes.

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Fox DOSS

Fox enters the dropper post with this solid, if a touch unrefined performer. Pricey though.

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American Classic All Mountain 29 Tubeless

Fantastic value All Mountain wheels, strong, light and (relatively) cheap

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Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29 2.35

Jack of all trades and a master too!

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Continental Rubber Queen 29 2.2

Offers a glimpse of the ultimate trail 29er tyre but let down by basic compound

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WTB Wolverine 29"

Trail rubber that is both grippier and faster than it looks

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Charge Splashback

Retro looks, contemporary performance

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Vredestein Black Panther XTRAC & XTREME

All round XC race tyres with 'Xtra' grip.

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American Classic All Mountain 26 Tubeless

Fantastic value All Mountain wheels, strong, light and relatively cheap

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Tektro Lyra Disc Brake

Light-weight, STI, cable discs

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Look Quartz Carbon Ti Pedals

Ultimate pedal but a bit too ultimate in price

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FSA SL-K Light CX Crankset

Light, stiff, fancy cranks with CX ratio chainrings

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Reynolds AM MTB

'Entry' level carbon All Mountain wheels

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Rotor 3D+ MTB Crankset

Super light-weight bling chainring

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Fox F29 FIT Terralogic 15QR

Fantastic racing 29er forks

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Marzocchi Corsa Super Leggera RC

Versatile italian racing forks

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KCNC Knife Pedal

Super-bling mini road platforms

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Ragley Wiser bar and Stubbing Stem

Contemporary, smart finishing kit.

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KCNC Blade Chainring

Super light-weight bling chainring

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Crank Brothers Cobalt Wheelset

The most bling hoops money can buy.

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Pro FRS Bar, Stem, Seatpost

Pro FRS series of finishing kit, value and freeride inspired.

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American Classic MTB 29 T'less

Light and tough 29er hoops

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Hope Eternity

Just 3 years in the making, Hope enters the seatpost market.

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