The Merida Big Nine 1000

Tested: Merida Big Nine 1000

It feels as if you’re going twice as fast as you should for the same amount of effort…

March 31st, 15 1 1,592 Categories: Bikes

KonaProcess9

Long Termers: James’ Kona Process 111

Installment one of James’ Kona Process long termer, and he’s already deeply in lurve

March 24th, 15 1 4,068 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

Sultan 11k

Turner Sultan

With 29in wheels and 125mm of travel, is Turner’s Sultan the king of the hill?

March 17th, 15 4 5,300 Categories: Bikes

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Mini Test: Multitools

Pocket-sized maintenance awesomeness, poked and prodded, just for you.

March 16th, 15 9 3,770 Categories: Tools, Uncategorized

Hubbed to go

Mavic Crossmax XL WTS wheelset

Is the Crossmax XL WTS the adventurer’s choice? Mavic thinks so – here’s what Dave thinks

March 15th, 15 2 2,106 Categories: Tyres, Wheels

In situ (on a 'cross bike...)

Exposure Revo light and dynamo hub

Never-ending lighting: the solution to all our night ride problems?

March 14th, 15 0 5,440 Categories: Lights

Pondering the mystery moniker, or plotting world domination? We will never know.

Altura Attack Waterproof Shorts 13

What’s the skinny on these waterproof baggies?

March 12th, 15 0 1,830 Categories: Clothing

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Zealous Division.

Novel frame design, super short rear end – a 26in ride in a 29in package?

March 12th, 15 2 4,120 Categories: Bikes

The General lives!

Mini Test: Socks

Our pick of the winter’s warmers

March 11th, 15 0 2,189 Categories: Clothing, Socks

Only distantly related to Wall-E.

Lezyne Zecto Drive Pro Light

Do small things come in neat and beautiful packages?

March 8th, 15 0 1,087 Categories: Lights

No clearance issues up close and personal.

Rapid Racer Products Rigid Neoguard

Nifty widget to keep you and your bike free of mud and, er, ‘dog eggs’

March 8th, 15 0 1,144 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Protection

...and outers. Nanoo nanoo!

Specialized Sub Zero Winter Gloves

Ready for winter’s last gasp – or just comedy hand gestures

March 8th, 15 0 729 Categories: Clothing, Gloves, Recommended

Toothy.

Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 29

Want to minimise ice-related downtime? Of course you do. Get some spiked tyres, then

March 6th, 15 0 793 Categories: Tyres, Wheels

Can also be used to focus the sun and start fires. Perhaps.

Lezyne SV 11 Mini tool

Goregous AND practical? Why Ambassador, you are spoiling us

March 6th, 15 0 2,067 Categories: Tools

Add a view, and you're sorted.

Cumulus Quantum 350 sleeping bag

Top notch – and top-end – adventure sleep sack

March 6th, 15 2 866 Categories: Other Stuff

Right in all of the right ways?

Velocity Blunt SS Rims

Light, wide rims that aren’t carbon? That’ll never catch on…

March 5th, 15 1 3,050 Categories: Wheels

The mud of a hundred rides.

Alpkit Gourdon 20 backpack

Big bargain backpack from the Notts. kitmeisters

March 5th, 15 6 3,573 Categories: Luggage, Recommended

Not a nipple in sight.

TRP Spyke mechanical disc brake

Can a mechanical disc brake really match up to hydraulics?

March 5th, 15 2 5,218 Categories: Brakes

This, right here, is trickledown in action.

Shimano Deore drivetrain and brakes

Budget-only groupset option, or a cheap and cheerful upgrade?

March 5th, 15 1 8,487 Categories: Brakes, Drivetrain

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