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Here it is: A first spy shot of the new Specialized Enduro 2017 has appeared.       After months of speculation about the new Specialized Enduro 2017, it seems a first spy shot has appeared. The new Enduro seems to fulfill most people’s expectations:   X-Wing frame design Slacker head angle Slightly Lower BB on […]

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The Specialized Epic is due a relaunch for the 2017 model year. How will the legendary cross country and marathon machine evolve? Will the redesigned Epic follow the trend in trail bikes and become slacker and longer?  Recently, pictures leaked that are claimed to show the upcoming 2017 model year Specialized Epic. If the information […]

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Yes, I’m a wheel size agnostic. I like bikes, no matter what wheel size they are. I absolutely appreciate a 29er’s stability and rollover, and I firmly believe that when you get them up to speed, they perform and feel agile – not as agile as smaller wheels, maybe, but not enough to offset their […]

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It is here, and it is golden. SRAM today lifted the embargo for their 1×12 groups, code-named XX1 and X01 Eagle. Here’s what you need to know about SRAM Eagle 1×12.    SRAM introduces the two groups with the SRAM Eagle 1x promotional video:     XX1 Eagle Sporting fancy gold decor, the XX1 Eagle […]

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YT is known for its marketing stunts. Recently, the German direct-to-consumer brand surprised us by signing Aaron Gwin for World Cup downhill. Now they are about to present Jeffsy, a new product, and much like they did when introducing their Capra Enduro bike, they start with a riddle on a dedicated microsite. On Jeffsy.com, we are […]

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The wheel size debate seems to be never-ending. Whether it takes the form of a humorous, ironic banter or a serious, bitter argument – it is not easily decided. And no matter how many bikes you have in your garage, when you are about to buy a new one, you have to make a choice. […]

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Recently, what looks like a Specialized patent drawing appeared and was claimed to show the upcoming Specialized Enduro 2017 frame. The picture appeared in various online forums and immediately, speculation ran wild, with users wondering whether this is the first leak of the new Specialized Enduro 2017 frame. Here’s why I think this is not […]

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If you are looking for a new bike or gear from Specialized, Trek, Giant or Cannondale, you might be in luck: The four major manufacturers have announced special spring sales offerings, with price cuts as high as 25%. Whether there is confusion over new wheel size standards or we’re just seeing a normal cycle, apparently […]

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I just saw the new alloy Demo announcement and went to the Specialized website to have a closer look. What I found was a big “add to cart” button. Specialized had been selling bike parts and rider gear via their US website, but not complete bikes or frames. It seems a major shift in their […]

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The rumor mill has been cooking for a while on the topic, and recently, spy shots emerged of what seems to be the imminent release of SRAM 1×12. The forum posts quickly disappeared, only to pop up in a number of places again. The leaked pictures indicate the new 1×12 group, codenamed „X01 Eagle“ comes […]

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The Specialized Enduro has always been a category-defining bike. Its first iteration dates back to 2000, long before the Enduro World Series. Since then, classic mountain biking – riding up and down mountains – got „Endurofied“ to the extent that we now have Enduro backpacks, Enduro helmets, Enduro goggles and much more. Some of it […]

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