2012 Dirt 100

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2012 Dirt 100: E*Thirteen LG1+

There was a time when chain devices were almost Meccano– like in appearance, and it has to be said they were mostly a nightmare. Things...

2012 Dirt 100: E*Thirteen LG1+
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2012 Dirt 100: E*Thirteen DH Cranks

We love it when we discover something a little different that also works a treat, and these cranks are a perfect example. The most unique...

2012 Dirt 100: E*Thirteen DH Cranks
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2012 Dirt 100: Hope Race X2 Evo Brakes

The previous version of these minimalist Hope brakes already did a mighty fine job of proving that brakes don’t have to be big in order...

2012 Dirt 100: Hope Race X2 Evo Brakes
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2012 Dirt 100: Avid Elixir 9 carbon brakes

It might seem strange that an issue so full of bling doesn’t contain Avid’s top brakes and instead features these 9’s, but even more strange...

2012 Dirt 100: Avid Elixir 9 carbon brakes
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2012 Dirt 100: XTR Trail Brakes

Stunning looks and equally stunning performance is what really sums up these brakes, and unlike so many other shiny things they’re ultra reliable too. If...

2012 Dirt 100: XTR Trail Brakes
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2012 Dirt 100: RockShox Reverb

If you haven’t tried using an adjustable seatpost then you really are missing out on a trick because we reckon they easily stand up there...

2012 Dirt 100: RockShox Reverb
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2012 Dirt 100: SDG Bell Air

Testament to the comfort of this seat is the fact that it has been around for years and despite it never being changed it still...

2012 Dirt 100: SDG Bell Air
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2012 Dirt 100: Fizik Gobi XM

With its ability to mould to the shape of pretty much any sized arse the Gobi is without doubt the most popular seat around these...

2012 Dirt 100: Fizik Gobi XM
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2012 Dirt 100: Cane Creek AngleSet

In the short time that it has been around the AngleSet has already managed to become one of those products that we couldn’t live without....

2012 Dirt 100: Cane Creek AngleSet
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2012 Dirt 100: Chris King Headset

We struggle to imagine a day when a Chris King headset will be knocked out of the Dirt 100. They introduced the world to sealed...

2012 Dirt 100: Chris King Headset
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2012 Dirt 100: Renthal Kevlar Grips

The arrival of Lock–On style grips had us thinking we’d never go back to a ‘regular’ grip, but we’ve since realised that a grip like...

2012 Dirt 100: Renthal Kevlar Grips
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2012 Dirt 100: ODI Troy Lee grips

We don’t reckon you can buy a better set of Lock–On grips than these, everything about them is just spot on. The unique surface pattern...

2012 Dirt 100: ODI Troy Lee grips
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2012 Dirt 100: ESI Grips

These ESI grips are the first silicone grips that we’ve ever come across but they’ve been something of a revelation. Even the skinnier ‘Racer’s Edge’ version...

2012 Dirt 100: ESI Grips
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2012 Dirt 100: Straitline Ultra Direct Mount Stem

We’ll say now that picking our favourite direct mount stem was a tough call because there are a whole pile of great offerings out there...

2012 Dirt 100: Straitline Ultra Direct Mount Stem
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2012 Dirt 100: Thomson Eilte X4 stem

When oversized bars first appeared Thomson were slow to release a stem to fit them, but there’s a reason why. Their classic Elite stem was already...

2012 Dirt 100: Thomson Eilte X4 stem
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2012 Dirt 100: Easton Havoc Carbon Bars

If there’s one name that we’ve truly grown to trust when it comes to carbon bars it has to be Easton, and these gravity/ downhill...

2012 Dirt 100: Easton Havoc Carbon Bars
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2012 Dirt 100: Answer ProTaper DH Bars

With their well proven ProTAPER technology which puts material where it’s needed and removes it from where it isn’t; Answer have produced this full 780mm...

2012 Dirt 100: Answer ProTaper DH Bars
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2012 Dirt 100: Schwalbe Table Top

With help from dirt jumper Timo Pritzel, Schwalbe have come up with this peach of a dirt jump tyre. The first thing you notice about...

2012 Dirt 100: Schwalbe Table Top
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2012 Dirt 100: Specialized Storm Control

Choosing between these tyres and the Bontrager XR Mud for the best 50/50 trail tyre is a tricky one, and that’s why we’ve ended up...

2012 Dirt 100: Specialized Storm Control
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2012 Dirt 100: Bontrager XR Mud

Whilst these tyres might have the word ‘mud’ in their name we think they’re actually a far better 50/50 trail tyre than they are a...

2012 Dirt 100: Bontrager XR Mud
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2012 Dirt 100: Maxxis High Roller II 3C

With competition coming in from all directions we weren’t sure who was eventually going to knock the High Roller off its ‘number one DH tyre’...

2012 Dirt 100: Maxxis High Roller II 3C
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2012 Dirt 100: Specialized Hillbilly DH

When so many riders spend hours cutting down spike tyres it’s a mystery as to why it has taken so long for a company to...

2012 Dirt 100: Specialized Hillbilly DH
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2012 Dirt 100: Maxxis Wet Scream

Any DH rider should own a pair of mud tyres (even if you’ll only use them once in a while) and these Wet Screams are...

2012 Dirt 100: Maxxis Wet Scream
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2012 Dirt 100: Mavic EX 823 rim

We can’t remember a day when Mavic haven’t been the benchmark when it comes to rims, and even to this day you won’t find a...

2012 Dirt 100: Mavic EX 823 rim