Bikezilla was given the opportunity to get well acquainted with the Mondraker SuperFoxy Carbon R. Looking back, we had our first experiences with the Mondraker Dune and Foxy in 2015. Those bikes had both the looks and the capabilities to handle the trails well. What’s more memorable was that there’s a certain unique personality about Mondraker Bikes. We’d like to call it the “Mondraker DNA”. It is with this anticipation and benchmarking when we got hold of the new SuperFoxy Carbon R. We were eager to find out for ourselves just how did this shiny new Mondraker model match up with its predecessors. Our editor shared the team’s collective experiences.
We still love the trails at Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. But more than a decade of shredding the trails on these holy mountains had damaged the trails quite badly. While some riding would continue around these 2 mountains, there are also measures to heal the mountain and ensure safety for users of the trails. It will take time for the mountain to heal. It’s time to ride deeper down south-west. Deeper into Doi Inthanon. This is an update on what’s new around Chiang Mai mountain biking.
Some folks only need one bike for every kind of ride. Some folks prefer an arsenal of weapons to match the occasion. If we are to ask you what is the ONE BIKE that represents the real rider in you? What would that bike be? Bikezilla presents 3 distinctly different bikes for this casual shoot-out in the hope of getting our riders to discover their true riding personality. This is not one of those usual “serious, technical and number-crunching” bike test. Rather, it is a fun, get-together ride with lots of qualitative understanding into each rider’s aspired dream bike and a conclusion for each of them to build towards their ONE BIKE that suits them best.
There’s something magical about the Pivot Switchblade. Before riders owning other brands’ bike start hurling rocks, hear me out first. I will explain why. This is not your typical bike review. (Ed: The Switchblade V3 has gotten it’s fair share of serious straight-edged reviews, so this editor will talk about something more light-hearted.) This article is tagged as a Bikezilla’s Editor’s Note, which means there would be some personal opinions thrown in. Feel free to share your comments. Before that, here’s why the Switchblade is “magical” and why would I personalise my build with a full array of Funn and Granite Design products. Here goes!
WHEN STASHING IS NOT POSSIBLE, IT’S TIME TO QUIVER The Quiver is a simple roll-up tool bag that allows cyclists to carry any extra kit needed safely and securely. You can call it an evolution of the humble saddle bag, the Quiver will look after extra tools, a spare tube, and even spare change or …
BRUNI, BROWN, VERGIER, BUCHANAN, EDWARDS AND MORE SET TO DESCEND ON FIRST CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR STOP IN ROTORUA In case you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve got some news to share with you: NZ is the place to be these days. The Southern Hemisphere is charging toward the dog days of summer, and mountain …