When is it not a jam-packed week of great content on BikeRadar? We’re working our socks off to bring you the biggest reviews, news and opinion pieces every day of the week.
It’s been no exception over the last seven days, with highlights including our debut episode of this season’s Hill Climb Diaries (video below), news of new bikes from several of the industry’s leading manufacturers, and details on Max Stedman’s Canyon Aeroad aero Everesting attempt bike.
In the muddy world of fat tyres, we’ve seen (and ridden) Canyon’s latest mullet-wheeled Spectral CF8 CLLCTV, and so far think it’s a “blast to ride.” We’ll have a more in-depth review soon, so stay tuned.
There’s also been news of a brand-new 2022 Mondraker Raze trail bike, which the Spanish brand claims combines XC speed and enduro bike capability.
The new bikes, like the outgoing ones, use Rocky’s own motor system which boasts 108Nm of torque – the highest of any current mainstream ebike out there – and is quite possibly the industry’s first high-pivot ebike. Wow.
Giant bikes has raked out the Giant Trance X for 2022, taking the model to the next extreme with a 27.5in-wheeled version, 63.8-degree head tube angle and 145mm of rear-wheel travel.
Specialized announced a new range of Riprock kid’s mountain bikes, which all look fab for the next crop of off-road riders.
And, finally, my super in-depth Santa Cruz Bronson CC MX mullet bike review saw the light of day, getting published this week. I proclaimed the Bronson to be a super-versatile bike that takes some taming to get the most from it. If you’re in the market for a super-expensive Santa Cruz, be sure to check this one out.
Roval Traverse Alloy 29 mountain bike wheels
Roval’s Traverse is an aluminium – and therefore more affordable – version of its much costlier Traverse SL and Carbon wheels.
The 30mm internal width rim is made from the brand’s E5 aluminium alloy, which, Roval says, means it’s tough enough to handle backcountry rock gardens, questionable line choices and days in the bike park.
The width means it’s compatible with modern, wider tyre sizes.