2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

The Merida One-Twenty XT official press photo

We had an opportunity to go out and take Merida‘s latest aluminum full suspension mountain bike One-Twenty XT-D out for a four hour muddy and snowy ride and naturally we had to write a review on the topic as well. While there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the new Ninety-Nine carbon range, the non-carbon… Continue reading 2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

The official photo by Merida, it's pretty.

As we speculated two years ago, twenty-niners are here to stay and we are glad that they are. We had the opportunity to test ride some new Merida bikes coming to the market this year, one of them was the best non-team model 29″ Big Nine Carbon 3000-D from the 2012 range and four hours in… Continue reading 2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Bikes are simply a collection of parts forming a whole, so upgrading for ergonomics is easy. For some reason people seem to think that their bikes are permanent and nothing can be changed. Since I’m a tall person with wide shoulders, I wanted to upgrade the cockpit of my Cube hard tail. The original configurations… Continue reading Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Bike traveling: Oleta, Florida mountain biking

If you have been following us in the last months, you’ve seen us riding up and down, roads and forests but with our last trip to test drive the new Merida models, I really found the spark to do some proper off-road riding again. It really doesn’t help that the web is full of awesome… Continue reading Bike traveling: Oleta, Florida mountain biking

Dodging potholes in Bolivia [MTB]

Saturdays are brilliant for scouring the bike forums for awesome stuff other people have found, and the last weekend gave us a lot of brilliant videos and articles for enjoying. This one seems like a normal dirt riding mountain bike video, situated in Bolivia. You will notice something different when at 0:09 (that’s nine seconds… Continue reading Dodging potholes in Bolivia [MTB]

Bike traveling: Swiss downhill helmet cam video

The snow cameth, meltedth and refrozeth into “crispy snow” as a friend and fellow blogger (or her daughter actually) well put. Luckily there are 34 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every hour, which means we could be filtering you brilliant videos showing amazing riding until the end of time. This one is from the… Continue reading Bike traveling: Swiss downhill helmet cam video

Race video: City Sprint in Poland

The city of Jelenia Góra in Poland

We appreciate art when we see and we’re even happier to see cycling spread further and further every day. This footage is from the city of Jelenia Góra in South-West Poland close to the Czech Republic border. They held a city sprint in the old town riding with mountain bikes. I haven’t seen too many… Continue reading Race video: City Sprint in Poland