We have pulled out all the stops with our latest issue loading it up with a mega 152 pages of the most epic MTB content ever compiled into a single mag.
Headlining this monster edition you’ll find all the low down on next season’s hottest bikes including Giant’s much anticipated Reign 29, as well as the brand new Rocky Mountain Slayer and Yeti’s big travel SB165. We’ll also tell you everything you need to know about the latest product innovations to hit the market from Zipp’s innovative carbon Moto3 wheels right through to Shimano’s super impressive ‘baller on a budget’ 12 speed XT and SLX groupsets. This issue we’ve got not one but two awesome pro bikes for you, taking a look at Aaron Gwin’s Intense M29 as well as Eddie Masters’ EWS winning Pivot Firebird 29. We sit down with the gravity queen of 2019 Tracey Hannah for a long and candid chat, oh and our cover star Richie Rude also gets the interview treatment. We’ll then take you behind the scenes at 2 of our favourite brands; ENVE and Maloja. Adventure wise we head to France and tackle the gnarliest Enduro race on earth, the Trans Provence, and then back in Oz we go head-to-head trail testing the burly Focus Sam up against the Focus Sam2 to reveal which would be best for you? We’ll also explore the question: whatever happened to gearbox bikes? And, is the UCI killing the EWS? Speaking of the EWS we’ve got a great piece on their recent Rider Injury Report Study which we think you’ll find really interesting. Then we swing by SRAM’s STU in Melbourne for an exclusive look at the LIV woman’s only mechanics course. Following in the tech theme we’ve got some epic articles this issue with a guide to coil spring tuning as well as a run through of the best tyre inserts you might want to consider. Yes indeed, our team of testers have been busy reviewing the latest suspension from RockShox, the latest enduro wheels from Roval and a pair of the best bike racks money can buy. Then get ready to power on as our new issue of [E]volution has you covered with the latest from across the e-Bike world including an exclusive test ride about Giant’s new ReignE+, and then we take a look at the best new releases from Merida, Cannondale, Commencal and Focus. Our resident e-Bike guru Will gives you a master class in how to jump, how to utilise your bike’s walk mode function and a guide of what you should pack and carry on each kind of ride. We’ll also explore how the central nervous system of an e-Bike works. Plus we’ve got a stack of other insightful and light hearted e-Bike related articles to keep you clued up and entertained. All that and much, much, more is awaiting you inside Issue 55 – grab yourself a copy of Australia’s raddest and thickest mag today!