We hope the stealth black ano finish will stay for production bikes...

Cube release first downhill bike

They’ve been making waves with their all-mountain and cross country bikes recently but Germany brand Cube has just released their first proper downhill bike, the two15. It’s taken a while – it’s been in development since autumn 2008 with the first prototypes ready in late 2009. Since then they’ve been tweaking the design, working alongside […]

May 3rd, 11 7,700 Categories: Kit

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Exploding Camelbak Bladders

No, it’s not a product recall – during his recent visit to the Camelbak factory Chipps asked the test lab guys to demonstrate just how tough their bladders are* with a bit of compressed air. Especially for our Premier Users, here’s the video. Safe to say you’ll struggle to kill one by putting too much […]

May 3rd, 11 5,282 Categories: Premier, Video

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Fresh Goods

What with Good Friday last week and the Royal Wedding thing today, you’ve probably been missing your dose of Fresh Goods. Well, to make this special day that bit more special, here’s a round-up of all the nice things that have landed in the office lately… DMR Reptoid With the completion of Lee Quarry’s pump […]

April 29th, 11 13,478 Categories: Fresh Goods, News

Hopefully there will be less snow than last time...

iXS MacAvalanche kicks off this weekend…

Never mind the Royal Wedding and all that nonsense, something really important is happening in Britain. The first iXS Mac Avalanche race will be hitting the slopes of Glencoe Mountain in the Highlands this weekend. The invitational race will see 120 riders racing from the top of the Meall a Bhuridh at 1,108m all the […]

April 28th, 11 4,376 Categories: Events

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Second round of the ChainReactionCycles MTB Marathon draws near

Second round will hit Llandovery on the weekend of the 22nd May

April 28th, 11 3,125 Categories: Events

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First round of the 661 Gravity Enduro at Ae almost full

If you want to enter the inaugural round of the 661 Gravity Enduro taking place at Ae Forest up in Scotland on the weekend of the 7th May, you’d best get a wiggle on. There are only a few places left and entry will close on the 1st May, with no entries available on the […]

April 28th, 11 5,477 Categories: Events

Prime position for watching the Royal Wedding anyway.

Chris Akrigg Broken!

Left with a shattered leg and broken arm after attempting particularly hard cliff drop

April 28th, 11 11,952 Categories: News

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Camelbak Office (And Test Lab) Visit

Chipps visits Camelbak’s California office and secret test lab and blows stuff up!

April 27th, 11 8,058 Categories: News

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Midweek Mini Movies

Video distraction, this week with a tenuous Royal theme

April 27th, 11 6,860 Categories: Video

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Access All Areas: A Rights of Way Officer’s view – Part 2

Our discussion of the issues surrounding access in the UK for mountain bikers continues with the second part of an in-depth article from a Rights of Way officer, we talk about Local Access Forums, what they do, why bikers are under-represented on them and there are some last thoughts and a bit of further reading […]

April 27th, 11 5,814 Categories: Access, Online Feature

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Nutcracker XC Gandale report

The opening round of the Nutcracker XC race series took place at the weekend on MOD land at Gandale, located on the outskirts of Catterick Garrision in North Yorkshire. It’s been over a decade since Gandale played host to the old NEMBA mountain bike race series but the 5 mile course was a call back […]

April 26th, 11 3,433 Categories: Events

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Video: Labyrinth Agile Review

Labyrinth Bikes are a relatively new brand to these shores but they have their origins all the way back in 1991, hailing from the Vosges region of France. We’ve had their 150mm travel, all-mountain focused Agile to test and we’ve been putting their proprietary ‘Adapt Link’ suspension system through it’s paces over the past couple […]

April 26th, 11 5,879 Categories: Kit, Video

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