Tag: bike review

Four days Solo with the 5010C

Karl Ebel’s first ever experience of the Santa Cruz 5010 was actually some time before actually swinging his leg over one. It also left him with a bit of a question mark hanging in his thought bubble. Photos by Ashlee Attwood. Some months ago I landed up tailing a US visitor, […]

The Axis of MTB Entertainment

If you’re looking to get into this wonderful sport, writes Seamus Allardice, but are overwhelmed by the bike options in the under 15K price range here are a couple of options from Axis. The well specced A30 for those of you wanting to race straight up that mountain and the […]

Introducing a new Era

“OMG – What a bike and what a ride!!! The Specialized S-Works ERA 29 has to date been my best ride on a mountain bike!” gushed Debbie Stopforth as Full Sus pried the test bike out of her grasp. If you want acceleration up the hills, control and comfort down […]

Overhaulin’ your ride!

Shayne Dowling’s best mate was looking a little worse for wear – he and Big Orange had done a lot of mileage together and it was time to look at a few options… Big Orange… a bright orange, 2011 carbon Santa Cruz Tallboy, which I had bought second hand, the […]

Testing an Italian Stallion

Like most things designed and made Italy, the Bianchi Methanol FS is a real beauty and Rudolf Zuidema found himself wanting to love it right from the minute he picked it up. From the old school style head-badge, the sculpting of the carbon tubes, to the detail and precision of […]

An intriguing bike

Debbie Stopforth’s first impression of the Giant Intrigue was “what fun!” As a traditional cross country and marathon rider, she was delighted to get an opportunity to try Liv Giant’s ladies specific trail bike, the perfect machine for Enduro racing ladies. For those who don’t know the difference between marathon […]

Extreme(ly) fun trails in Darling

Sus the Darling Brew Extreme Date: 31 May 2014 Distance: 57km Total Ascent: 1 085m Report by:  Seamus Allardice @SeamusAllardice The morning of the 31st of May was misty to say the least, in fact I’ve ridden in rain that was slower to soak you to the bone, but nothing could detract from the amazing trails […]

Giro Gloves Review

Looking for full fingered gloves? Well sus these two offerings from Giro, the breathable but tough Rivet and the rugged all-mountain all-action Xen. Sus the Giro Rivet Giro’s Rivet gloves are based on their LZT road gloves and are designed to be all-purpose but lightweight, providing a thin layer of […]