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Reverse Carbon Seismic Bars, Seismic-Ergo Grips and Escape Pedals – Tested

Reverse Carbon Seismic Bars, Seismic-Ergo Grips and Escape Pedals – Tested

It was back in late November when these products from Reverse dropped into the DW office for long term testing. Straight out the box they feel like a quality product, you know what I mean it’s hard to put your finger on it but you just know. Carbon Seismic bars with shock absorbing technology. What’s that you say? Well these bars have had extensive testing in the EFBe testing laboratory to meet the challenge for less arm-pump without compromising the […]

First Impressions : FUNN Chainguides | Pedals | Seatpost Dropper

First Impressions : FUNN Chainguides | Pedals | Seatpost Dropper

Some interesting products arrived at Descent World’s HQ the other week from FUNN. The company have been producing top quality products since the late 90’s and have been involved with some of the top riders in the world over that time like Sam Hill to name just one. Before we even get to the products I have to say I love the boxes, they look and feel like quality products which is a good start. Now what’s in these nice […]

First Impressions: OWN FR-01

First Impressions: OWN FR-01

These shoes have been a long time coming. Well over a year ago, we saw teaser shots of the OWN shoes and couldn’t help but be intrigued- especially as there haven’t been any major leaps forward in shoe design since the dawn of “sticky rubber” over 10 years ago. OWN have put over 3 years of development into FR-01’s, from a team of guys with over 20 years experience in the outdoor footwear industry. They look different, thats for sure- […]

Tested: EXT Arma HBC Shock

Tested: EXT Arma HBC Shock

Extreme Shock Arma HBC Review Words: Max Neely Photos: Tommy Wilkinson The Arma HBC is EXT’s latest and highest spec downhill shock, offering external high and low speed compression damping adjustment, rebound adjustment and Hydraulic Bottom Out Control, hence the name HBC. EXT have one of the strongest suspension heritages in the business, with over half a century of experience under their belts. Franco Fratton is the main man behind EXT, a man who has worked with the likes of […]

Ridge Components Hub and Carbon Wheel review

Ridge Components Hub and Carbon Wheel review

Test Pilot and Words | Ian Linton – Photos | Tommy Wilkinson When we put the first impressions of this product online I’d only had a few rides on the wheels but they had already made a big impression on me. So read on for a bit more info about the product… This review was for the whole package which included the company’s own Ridge hub. The wheel set build is available with Hope or Chris King hubs but we […]

Tested: Maxxis High Roller 2

Tested: Maxxis High Roller 2

The Maxxis Highroller II is a surefire classic, the original incarnation being released over a decade ago and the updated tread pattern of the HRII arrived in 2011. We tested the 2.4″ 650B Supertacky Dual ply DH casing model; a slow roller but dishing out epic levels of grip. The High Roller II is also available in an lighter weight EXO casing for Enduro/Trail duties and the newly released “Double Down” dual ply casing, which sits between EXO and dual […]

First Impressions: EXT Arma HBC Shock

First Impressions: EXT Arma HBC Shock

Some products just look the dogs bollocks. The EXT Arma HBC is certainly one of them. Designed and made in Vicenza, Italy by a company that are experts in automotive suspension; making shocks for everything from F1 cars, snowmobiles to rally cars and everything else rowdy in between. The Arma HBC is EXT’s dedicated DH shock, they also offer the “Storia” for Enduro duties. In the box you are provided with the shock complete with a “Super Alloy Racing” spring […]

Solid Strike EVO 2017 – Metal is Back

Solid Strike EVO 2017 – Metal is Back

The Solid Strike has already proven itself as a true racing machine in the past two years with several podiums at National and International level. Now arrives the new incarnation for 2017, the Strike EVO which takes the bike up a level; making it lighter, faster and even more of a blast to ride. The new Strike EVO is an all aluminum build, using no carbon parts and weighs in at an incredible 15.3kgs/33.7lbs! For Solid Bikes owner, Peter Schmid, […]

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