The original Review by Veloderoute, has been translated to English.
Tune and the wheels ... a specialist business
TUNE TSR 35: the aluminum clincher tubeless ready non-disc version
Tune is a German company well known to our readers (you can read about our visit to the Black Forest), which has earned its fame through its ultralight components. And among its flagship products, the hubs have always held a prime place! Over time...
The small German bike manufacturer, Liteville, is mainly known for its super high-quality aluminium mountain bikes. However, the Liteville 301 CE MK1 wants to be an uncompromising eMTB. And that’s exactly why the engineers at Liteville recycled the basic design of the classic 301 to develop an entirely new bike platform around the Shimano STEPS E8000 engine. Both the motor and the internal 610 Wh battery are deeply integrated...
German component manufacturer, SQlab is widely known in the bike industry for pioneering ergonomic improvements to the most important contact points on our bikes. Their sit-bone-width saddle measurement system, for example, as well as many of their other technological advancements in saddle and grip design, have become the benchmark for modern contact point design. But like any good company, they’ven not rested on their laurel...
The new Formula Selva is the Lamborghini of suspension forks, bristling with intelligent features and unique design concepts. From controls that look borrowed from the finest Italian coffee machine, to the burly and powerful looking chassis, the Selva oozes style.
SQlab 6OX saddle: “This saddle is actually marketed as an eMTB saddle but works just as wel on a pedal bike. The three levels can be used for different seated positions and they stop sliding back on steep climbs. There is also nothing I have found that matches the comfort of these saddles when you have correctly measured your bum-bones and chosen the correct size – I wouldn't choose anything else.”
The Selva fork is the newest enduro fork from Italian motorcycle and mountain bike suspension/brake manufacturer, Formula. Singletrack World got one of Formula’s huge 160mm travel 29er version to test, and gave it to their similarly long-legged Yorkshireman, Mr Tom Hill, who’s spent a solid four months aboard this exotic Italian slider.
So what did Tom think? Read the full review here to find out.
“Saying Tune know carbon fibre is an understatement, and the Wassertrager 2.0 delivers exactly what you’d expect. At 9 grams, you can barely feel it in your hand. Just for some context, a US dollar bill weighs 1 gram, so a stack of ten dollar bills is heavier than what Tune has created. Despite the ultra low weight, it’s a sturdy piece of equipment...”
"One of my least favourite things about long days on the MTB is the chicken-winged hand and arm position. It drives me bonkers being locked in. I wanted diversity. I wanted comfort. I wanted freedom dammit! I’d heard tales of German touch-point experts SQlab developing just the gear I’d been looking for..."