Kent Paulo

Öhlins RXF 36 Coil: Swede new shocks

Unwrapping the package for Öhlins RXF 36 Coil, it feels like Christmas came early. Sure, Öhlins’ headquarters isn’t quite at the North Pole, but it might as well be: this is one Swede gift for mountain bike racers. Developed in the ultra-competitive world of Downhill and Enduro mountain bike racing, the RXF 36 Coil is a steel sprung fork set for 29” machines – one of the latest offerings in the stellar product line-up from the Swedish suspension manufacturer. An esteemed name in the world of motorsports, Öhlins doesn’t pull back on its punches. And taking on the RXF...

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Colnago: Collateral Collaborations

A Colnago is your membership into a legendary ‘Club’ You could not fabricate a story like Colnago’s even if you wanted to. Ernesto Colnago started his career in 1952, and founded his eponymous bicycle brand in 1954 from Cambiago, Italy after meeting a bad road accident. Call it a misfortune, but when one door closes, another surely opens. The spirit of cycling definitely survived the crash. Since then, Colnago has built and represented some of the world’s best cyclists, including Belgian Eddy Merckx in 1963 and Italian Giuseppe Saronni through his career from 1977. A partnership which came full circle in 2017...

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New Generation Shimano Steps E-Bike Components released for City and Trekking Riders

In view of reducing our reliance on the burning of fossil fuels to create a much greener environment for everyone, nowadays we have vehicles that are available in hybrid (electric and gas) power options or are fully electric, all in the hopes of achieving a cleaner and more sustainable method of transportation for the mass public while reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere and creating a cleaner environment for the future. Slated to be released towards the end of this year, Shimano’s contribution to this initiative is the new Shimano STEPS E6100 series of e-bike components targeted for the...

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NEW XTR M9100 SERIES BRINGS THE MOST VERSATILE GROUPSET FOR XC, ENDURO & MARATHON RACERS

XTR M9100 Series : Here it is. The All New XTR. 27 years of development and we’re right back to where it all started, introducing the ultimate MTB race components. Designed to meet the highest level competitive mountain bike racing needs with a second to none performance and experience. New XTR M9100 Series brings the most versatile groupset for XC, enduro and marathon racing. If there’s one thing certain in life it’s that the MTB world continues to push boundaries. Mountain bike racing develops year on year with courses becoming more demanding and bikes becoming more capable. Whether riders need the...

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When Comfort begets Speed

We took the machine which led the Merida Bahrain Team to clinch 53 podium wins in their inaugural year out for a spin. The Merida Bahrain Team was founded in 2017. Supporting every great cycling team is a range of great equipment. These machines eventually trickle down into the market, and as such, the merger between Bahrain and Merida has brought all of us a great selection of Merida-Bahrain Team frames. The team at Merida is known to push innovation, surpassing the latest bicycle aerodynamics trends and ergonomics. A ride out with the Merida Reacto Bahrain Team 2018 frame confirms that they are...

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