The Cannondale Enduro Tour stopped off in Belfort, France, and some big names turned up to race.
There's only so much he can cram into a 5 minute episode, so here in all its glory is the best of trail ninja – the fails, falls, out-takes and nonsense that was just too close to the edge of sanity to include in the series.
Pivot's Mach 6 falls squarely in the busting-at-the-seams all-mountain segment, sporting a head angle of 66.5˚ and 160 millimeters of travel. The Arizona brand worked with suspension-whisperer Dave Weagle to create a bike that we found to be fond of high-speed descents but also quite efficient on climbs. But of course, these days there are lots of bikes that match that description. Check out the video to see if Pivot's Mach 6 stands out amongst the crowd.
Hop on board for some POV with Marcelo Gutierrez as he narrates an urban DH run. No hablas Español? You’ll just have to enjoy the high-speed footage sans-narration.
Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt proved itself as one of the most capable trail bikes in this year's Bible of Bike. A couple of our testers even pegged it as the most fun of all 36 bikes. Check out the Roundtable Reel review video to see why.
After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. This is the story of his comeback, with footage of him looking plenty fast on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to the end to see Martin take another crack the trick that caused his massive injury.
Olly Wilkins is one of the many talented riders who doesn't get nearly enough attention - despite being teammates with Bendan Fairclough and Sam Reynolds. He's a ripper on a bike, and he's also making his mark on the industry as DMR's brand manager.
Salsa's Spearfish proved one of the most maneuverable XC bikes in this year’s garage, which stood in contrast to the traditionally stable, long-wheelbased trekking machines we usually see from Salsa. But even more surprising was that this bike, which we found so fun and capable, had just 80 millimeters of rear travel.