[R]evolution Issue 59
Spring has arrived at the trails and we’re ready to hustle!
Our latest super thick edition is filled with epic stories and photos. Setting the scene on the cover is our senior bike ‘n gear reviewer Blake blazing aboard the new Transition Sentinel.
Inside you’ll find 136 pages of the best content starting with the very latest 2021 product releases and exclusive insights from the biggest brands in MTB.
In our ‘Pro Pointers’ feature we asked 7 of our favourite riders for their tips on a variety of different riding topics (including Connor Fearon, Jack Moir, Chris Kovarik, Bryn Atkinson, Dave McMillan and Tim Eaton) which we think you’ll find really interesting to read. We’ll then rewind the clock to the ‘gold era of DH’ and take a close look at 7 wild looking race bikes. We’ll take you behind the scenes as our winner of the ‘Spend a dream day with Sam Hill at Maydena’ contest flew down to Tassie to enjoy his prize with the Champ. Of course fresh articles from Anka Martin, Josh Carlson, Darren Mallard and the rest of the regular [R] columnists. Our bike test team have gone extra deep this mag with reviews on not 1, not 2, but 6 different bikes! Including the new Transition Spur, Commencal’s new Meta AM, the latest generation Sentinel from Transition and an awesome little 26” dirt jump hardtail from DMR. On the product front we’ve tested the new Zeb fork from RockShox and the new 38 fork from Fox, as well 3 sets of knee pads from Seven, along with Michelin’s DH22 tyres and Velocity goggles from Leatt. Oh, and we’ve also got a first look at the latest test bike to arrive at [R] HQ, the YT Izzo from Pushys.
Then for all the latest e-MTB coverage inside the latest edition of [E]volution we’ve got detailed reviews on the new Giant Trance X E+ 29 Pro, and the Specialized Levo SL, along with the lowdown on the new EP8 motor from Shimano, Merida’s latest E-One Sixty, the crazy looking thermoplastic beast from Kellys, as well as the Commencal Meta Power and new Focus Sam2 and Scott Ransom E-Ride. Our inhouse e-guru Will from WillRide shows you how to master technical uphill cornering and we’ll take a look at how the new EWS-e series kicked off recently. All that, plus ton’s more is waiting for you inside the hub of Aussie e-MTB.