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Gary Fisher Superfly 100
From: Trek UK

Our next bike test is Performance 29er’s. The Superfly 100 is the first bike we’ve got in for the test. It’s labelled as a 29er full-suspension performance bike at a hardtail weight which handles better than a 26″ wheel bike. Comes with Fox F100 FIT RLC 29, 100mm travel and Fox Float RP23, 110mm travel. RRP £4,500

Interesting cable routing

Santa Cruz Tallboy
From: Jungle Products

Another for our upcoming bike test. The Tallboy combines the acclaimed performance and durability of the latest VPP suspension with a carbon fibre chassis and a set of big 29″ wheels. The carbon fibre frame is offers ‘amazing stiffness and strength while keeping weight feathery light’. Our bike with the XT build ‘SPX’ kit is £3999. (The full-on XTR top shelf build is £5300 or so…)

Singular Pegasus
From: Singular Cycles

Another 29er, the Pegasus is a Titanium 29er frame which comes in a geared, ss or both compatable options. The frames are only produced on a special order basis and you can customise cable routing amongst other options. RRP  Frame only £1600. This incarnation is Singular Sam’s ‘Southern Racerboy’ setup, with carbon tubular wheels and Dugast tubs. All-in, the bike is 21.5lbs…

Cycra Guard
From: Madison

These pink guards are the latest addition to Chipp’s Orange Blood. All he needs now is some pink tyres and a pink fork! RRP £19.99

Marzocchi Bomber 44 RC3 TI QR15
From: Windwave

The Rc3 TI is a 140mm, titanium coil spring travel fork with a 15mm bolt through axle. The steerer is 1-1/8″ alloy and the claimed weight is 1927g. RRP £679.95

WTB Tyres
From: Hotlines

For the rubber lovers. Choose eitehr the 2.2 wolverine, 2.3 weirwolf or the 2.4 mutano. RRP £34.99

Bontrager 29-3 TLR Tyres
From: Trek UK

Some 29er tyres. RRP £39.99

Bontrager Rhythm Grips
From: Trek UK

130mm Lock-ons from Bontrager. RRP £17.99

Bontrager Race X-Lite Stem
From: Trek UK

Light enough for the road but strong enough for the mountain according to Bontrager. This 7050-T6 aluminium alloy stem has a 31.8m clamp and 7 degree rise. RRP £49.99

Gusset Bottom Bracket
From: Ison Distribution

Mark has started building up his Nicolai. The first piece of the puzzle is this bottom bracket from Gusset. Now is that pink or salmon?


PRO XCR Stuff: Forks £299, Stem £69.99, Bars £89.99, Seatpost £129.99
From: Madison

Full carbon, including crown, lowers, steerer and dropouts. No alloy/steel in sight. Full CEN tested. 570g w/ 300mm uncut steerer.

pro xcr

Monocoque Uni-directional carbon construction. Alloy inserts in the ends of the bar. 660 mm width x 20 mm rise. 9 degree backsweep, 5 degree upsweep.

pro xcr

3D forged 7075 T6 alloy construction. “Puzzle clamp” system. Triangular body shape. 44 mm stack height. Polished and hard anodised finish. Laseretched logo graphics.

pro xcr

Monocoque Uni-directional carbon shaft and head with in-moulded alloy insert results in a stiff, strong and lightweight structure. Two bolt wedge clamp design made from 7075 forged aluminium. 15 mm layback. Height-indicator on the rear of the shaft.
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