Technicality

Start Finish Avebury National Trust car park, A4361. OS grid reference SU 099 695 Total distance 73km (40 miles) Time 4+ hours on a dry day. All day if wet. Map Ordnance Survey Landranger 173 Swinrinn and Devizes Summary Mainly easy-going trail surfaces but distance makes it one for fitter riders. O Follow the Easy Route directions to junction with Ridgev ay above Avebury taking you from the stone circle, over liackpen Hill and past Barbury Castle. OTurn left onto Ridgeway to descend to A4....

Ragley

Created by award-v inning designer Brant Richards, Ragley makes excellent long travel, hard hitting hardtails NUMBER OF DEALERS 28 CONTACT info ragleybikes.com WARRANTY 5 year, lifetime on Ti WEBSITE www.ragleybikes.com SHORT TRAVEL HT FRAME ONLY Hard-riding technical hardtails 5.5in(l40mm< trav- HT GEO HA 68.5< (sagged) SA 73.5- TIN A WB N A BB 20mm drop QED 260 2.5kg Piglet 260 2.5kg LONGEST TRAVEL HT HfAMfc UNLT Ultra long travel lard riding technical hardtails 7in (ISCmm) travel HT GE0...

Yeti Big

995 (f o) it's costly for a hardtail but Yeti's first 29er is thoroughly adaptable, future procf and one of the best riding big wheelers we've tested Marin's Rift Zone is an all-new short travel platform from the cross-country full suspension pioneer, but do the pounds and the lbs add up j It s Saraceii vs Santa Cruz as two headline bikes fight it out for all-day fun bike honours * Words Guy Kesteven Photos Seb Rogers The 5-6in trail bike market is one of the most troublesome both to design...

Contact

Marin's new cross-country bike is trail tough and attitude rich, but spec and suspension struggle against competitors The obvious difference from recent Marin frames is the straight rather than S bent top tube, which gives the frame a more purposeful, sleeker look. The short bobbin head tube is still a conventional inset rather than fat based tapered tube, which reduces weld area, but it'll be upgradable to a tapered fork unce Cane Creek releases its 44 tapered headset. The hydroformed...

Info

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Route Guide

Strenldusness * technicality * NAVIGATION * ELEVATION start cannings cross farm gopher wood clatforddown finish ground of Huish Hill. Join gravel track at a gate and descend to the A345 at Oare Hill. Take the bridleway to climb to Martinsell Fort. Skirt earthworks, descend to a road and turn left to Clench Common. Turn left onto A345, then right after 750m onto road. OAt sharp right, continue straight onto byway. Bear right after 500m onto bridleway that descends through West woods. Turn right...

Giant Talon 02010

The basic hfand forks can't hid a great bike that's perfect for upgrivding. SPEC pl39 WEB Full review bit.ly 4 Light and responsive and with a great tackle anyttViiK' capability. A UK classic. spec pi38 wb Full review l3it.lv 5FH6ej A very wdl put together bike that's ahtad of its peeis as its fork works so wel l. SPEC pL5S WEBFullreviewbit.ly gTbVGt A top fight race bike with outstandirg acceleration, accuracy and smoothness. SPEC p 15 WEB Full review bit.ly SOIVU Wjk SPECIAL IZEDS-W0RKS EPIC...

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Giant Talon

As oie of the world's biggest bicycle man jfacturers, Giant was one of the first tn employ hyrirnforming in aluminium frame construction - except it calls it FluidForm. Tubes are formed intc complex shapes by forcing hot oil inlu moulds at high pressure, it's clever stuff and has led to lighter, stiffer and stronger frames. There's no single thing that makes the Dart a fork we'd prefer lo avoid. A combination of skinny -and therefore flexible -stanchions and lowers with basic internals makes...

Bars

Width 690mm Rise 20mm Sweep 9 degrees Weight 268g Deflection 5.17mm Material EA70 Taperwall aluminium Options Low, mid and high rise in black or white Contact Extra 01933 672170 wivw.extrauk.co.uk Easton's Monkey Bar has been the benchmark trail pipe for years and this updated version is still a deservedly popular tight-handling option. Central angle marks and trim guides on the tip make fitting easy The 690mm wide span adds useful leverage over the 660mm bars you find on a lot of bikes,...

Bronson Tyres

Usage XC All Mountain Freeride Conditions Wet to dry Inspired by action hero Charles Bronson, this widely spaced linked tread tyre takes charge in a broad range of conditions from dry hard pack to mud. The square lugs roll fast and corner well cutting through rough terrain with ease. Like Charles, the Bronson performs well in rough conditions, with the confidence knowing that the he'o always wins. I Email sales hotlines-uk.com I Tel 0131 3191444

Le15 8hd

Open 7 Days A Week All Year Round From 9am Turner Flux Frame RRP 1095.00 Only 1499.99 Mondraker Podium Pro 2010 RRP 1500.00 Only 999.99 Mondraker Podium Carbon Pro 2010 RRP 2060 6 Only 1299.99 Trek Top Fuel 8 2010 RRP 2ioo.oo Only 1349.99 Turner 5-Spot RRP 2000.00 Only 1399.99 Scott Genius 60 2010 RRP iooo.oo Only 1249.99 Trek Top Fuel 8 WSD 2010 RRP 2100.00 Only 1349.99 Moda Encore 2010 RRP 2000.00 Only 1499.99 parts amp workshop Start The New Year Bright All The Latest Products Fully Trained...

Tester Says

We've fallen for the faux carbon fibre charms of the new Edge 800. It supplies all the data we knew we wan ed, and some we didn't, but it's so easy to usevou never feel bogged in info. The battery life issue has been addressed and we can pack in the hours without it taking a nap before Ihe end of the ride, a frustration we had before. Min This bike-specific GPS computer finally delivers the goods Enter the new 2.6in colour touchscreen Garmin 800, the first GPS-enabled bike con-.puter to use...