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Dirt 100 2011: Charge Blender

With certain members of the Dirt office being on the tall side, and the Blender only coming in one size, there’s been a considerable amount...

Dirt 100 2011: Charge Blender
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Dirt 100 2011: Yeti 4x

If there’s one full suspension frame that can get close to the kind of acceleration and nimbleness that you get with a hardtail, then this...

Dirt 100 2011: Yeti 4x
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Dirt 100 2011: Commencal Meta 4x

Commencal bikes have a canny knack of feeling like they have more travel than they actually do, and this Meta 4X is no exception. It’s...

Dirt 100 2011: Commencal Meta 4x
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Dirt 100 2011: Lapierre Zesty 714

This Lapierre doesn’t just make this list based on great handling and suspension (although it would make it on those grounds alone), it also makes...

Dirt 100 2011: Lapierre Zesty 714
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Dirt 100 2011: Orange Five Pro

It’s tough to imagine a day when the Five doesn’t make it into this list. It’s just so simple, yet so effective. It carries speed...

Dirt 100 2011: Orange Five Pro
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Dirt 100 2011: Cube Stereo Race

If you don’t like your trail bikes super agro then forget this one, but on the other hand if you do and want one of...

Dirt 100 2011: Cube Stereo Race
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Dirt 100 2011: Last Herb AM

Few bikes can genuinely be described as unique, but this is most definitely one of them. If your trail rides are all about the downhill...

Dirt 100 2011: Last Herb AM
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Dirt 100 2011: Transition Double

If there were any doubts that the Double would once again make it into the Dirt 100 then the addition of a 100mm travel mode...

Dirt 100 2011: Transition Double
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Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Pitch Pro

There’s little that needs to be said about the Pitch Pro because it’s all about insane value for money. We can’t think of any other...

Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Pitch Pro
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Dirt 100 2011: Trek Remedy 9.9

With trail centres seemingly getter rougher all the time Trek’s Remedy has really come into its own. The extra bit of give that you get...

Dirt 100 2011: Trek Remedy 9.9
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Dirt 100 2011: Orange Alpine 160

With a name like Alpine you’d expect this bike to excel in alpine conditions, and that’s exactly what it does. With a bit more meat...

Dirt 100 2011: Orange Alpine 160
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Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Enduro Expert

If there’s one bike that can get close to being the perfect all–round mountain bike then this is it. Even if you don’t opt for...

Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Enduro Expert
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Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Big Hit 1

enter the specialized big hit 1 Quite what Specialized UK are doing in deciding not to bring in the two higher spec’d Big Hits is anyone’s...

Dirt 100 2011: Specialized Big Hit 1
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Dirt 100 2011: Commencal Supreme 6

If you don’t get the whole ‘mini DH’ thing then you’ve obviously never ridden one of these. It might not offer the high speed stability...

Dirt 100 2011: Commencal Supreme 6
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Dirt 100 2011: Santa Cruz V10 Carbon

With umpteen years of refinement, including the new carbon front end, the classic that is the V10 has continually stepped things up and is one...

Dirt 100 2011: Santa Cruz V10 Carbon
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Dirt 100 2011: Nicolai Ion ST

It wasn’t so long ago that owning an exquisitely engineered Nicolai meant paying a sizeable premium when compared to some mass produced frame from the...

Dirt 100 2011: Nicolai Ion ST
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Dirt 100 2011: Morewood Makulu

The Makulu is a about as good a demonstration as it gets of just how well suspension can work if a linkage design and shock...

Dirt 100 2011: Morewood Makulu
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Dirt 100 2011: Saracen Myst

This Myst is hopefully the shape of things to come. With DH race bike prices seemingly soaring by the day, it’s great to see a...

Dirt 100 2011: Saracen Myst
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Dirt 100 2011:Trek Session 8

It’s perhaps a bold statement, but we reckon that the Session has the best geometry of any downhill bike, and as we all know geometry...

Dirt 100 2011:Trek Session 8
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Dirt 100 2011:Specialized Demo 8 II

It might seem a little strange to be calling a bike that sells for over four grand a bargain, but that’s exactly what we think...

Dirt 100 2011:Specialized Demo 8 II
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Dirt 100 2011: Lapierre DH920

This latest and radically different incarnation of the DH920 might well have enough pivots and bearings to sink a battleship, but we can forgive it...

Dirt 100 2011: Lapierre DH920
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Dirt 100 2011: Orange 224 Evolution

‘Quick’ is always the word in our head after riding a 224, and there’s little more you can ask for from a DH race bike....

Dirt 100 2011: Orange 224 Evolution
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Dirt 100 2011: Mondraker Summum

At 34.5lbs this has to be, by quite some distance, the lightest production DH bike you can buy, and we doubt you could custom build...

Dirt 100 2011: Mondraker Summum
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