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Review: Kona Honzo Ti

The original Kona Honzo was a radical 29in hardtail built for grin-inducing fun. So how does that translate to titanium? Jason digs deep with the Honzo Ti.

December 6th, 16 2 760 Categories: Bikes

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Review: J. Guillem Tomir Titanium

From the engineering prowess behind Van Nicholas comes J. Guillem. If you love exquisite titanium frames, then read this.

December 5th, 16 0 4,733 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Santa Cruz Hightower CC Longtermer

Barney has been making some changes to his Santa Cruz Hightower test bike. Were they changes for the better? Here’s his final longterm review.

November 24th, 16 9 29,580 Categories: Bikes

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5 Top Hooded Waterproof Jackets!

Jason tests out five waterproof jackets with hoods, ready for the worst of the wet weather

November 22nd, 16 3 16,413 Categories: Clothing

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Review: Shimano ME7 SPD Shoes

With its grippy Michelin rubber tread and carbon TORBAL sole, the ME7 is the latest top-end trail shoe from Shimano. Does it top the outgoing M200?

November 16th, 16 0 21,951 Categories: Recommended, Shoes

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Book Review: Spitting In The Soup

A book which looks at the murky world of doping, and finds many shades of grey

November 15th, 16 0 7,379 Categories: Books, Maps & DVDs, Uncategorized

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Ortlieb COR 13 Backpack Review

Does the purportedly waterproof COR 13 represent the pinnacle of ride pack design? Sanny set out to find out.

November 11th, 16 0 16,043 Categories: Luggage, Recommended

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POC VPD Air Knee Pads Review

Do POC VPD Air knee pads offer the Holy Grail of protection and day long comfort? We sent our resident crash test dummy Sanny to find out.

November 11th, 16 0 17,455 Categories: Protection, Recommended

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Review: Norco Optic C7.2

The 2017 Norco Optic is available in 27.5in and 29in versions. We put the Optic C7.2 to task to see whether less might actually be more.

November 9th, 16 5 16,988 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Shimano Deore XT Trail M8020 27.5in Wheelset

At less than half the price of XTR wheels, how does the Shimano Deore XT Trail wheelset perform on the trail? Wil shares his experience.

November 8th, 16 0 36,723 Categories: Wheels

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Specialized Rhyme FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie

The Rhyme FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie is the top-tier women’s plus bike from Specialized. How did the chubby Californian fare on our British trails?

November 7th, 16 1 8,501 Categories: Bikes, Uncategorized, Women's Specific

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Review: Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL

What did Olly think of the Trek Procaliber in the Flat Out Race Bike Group Test? Read his review in full here!

October 31st, 16 0 11,829 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Niner AIR 9 Carbon

US brand Niner has been championing big wheels since 2005. So how does the AIR 9 Carbon stack up against the BMC Team Elite and Trek Procaliber?

October 28th, 16 0 12,805 Categories: Bikes

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Review: Recovery Peanut Butter?

Dr Zak’s Peanut Spread comes with added whey protein, making it a surprisingly yummy post-ride recovery snack.

October 27th, 16 6 13,358 Categories: Food & Drink

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