|'Solid' is the only word you need to know about this pump. It's got an engineered feeling to it and you can easily believe that it's going to stand up to a world of abuse. We especially like the larger volume of the cylinder, as this made it better for seating tubeless tires. The only niggle is that it can be a bit of a fiddle sealing the head onto a valve - at least until you're used to the pump, but once you have the knack down it's problem-free. - Matt Wragg|
|Onza's new Ibex looks very similar to one of the most popular trail tires out there, so it should be no surprise that it is a good one. The side profile performs slightly more consistently than the High Roller it mimics, which means it breaks sideways in a more pleasant, predictable fashion. The 55A rubber on the rear tire has lasted well and we are struggling to tell the difference between that and the slightly harder, 60A, compound that Maxxis uses. Despite the tire only weighing around 900 grams, the sidewalls were strong. We had no problems with pinch flats and they mounted tubeless with no issues. The problem with the Ibex is the size. Because the casing has been shrunk from it's original 2.4-inch size down to 2.25, the tread blocks are relatively small and hard. This gives the feeling that you're riding on top of the tread, not in it. What this translates to is a nervous feeling, particularly on wet rock. That said; as a return to form, this is a solid showing from Onza. The Ibex still needs some work to be great, but it's closer than much of the competition. - Matt Wragg|
You can immediately see the road heritage in the Concor saddle's design. The rippling effect around the edges is the Protek anti-abrasion technology.
|We chose the ti-railed option from the Concor's range of options, as we felt this would be the one that enduro riders would go for. The more-expensive carbon version was a bit too XC and the softer trail model was too heavy (a saddle is a great place to save weight without compromising the bike's performance). The first thing we noticed about the saddle was the sharp wings - they dug painfully into our inner thigh when the saddle was dropped down for descending. This meant we spent time trying to move the saddle on the rails to get the wings out of the way. It then committed the cardinal sin for any saddle: it left us with numb balls on a long road climb. Sure, saddles are personal things. Maybe this was a very individual problem, as many road riders swear by Selle San Marco, but yeah... there's no forgiveness from this corner for that one. - Matt Wragg|
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