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Race Face Ambush

Good on and off the trail. More of a midwinter warmer than a midsummer’s dream, though.

October 8th, 13 0 2,467 Categories: Clothing, Premier

Compact design and micro-peak.

Uvex’s 225g Ultrasonic helmet

Lightweight, low profile helmet made in Germany.

October 8th, 13 0 2,042 Categories: Clothing, Protection

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Mavic Stratos

Great versatile shorts that seem to cope with any climate comfortably.

September 23rd, 13 0 2,989 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Haglöfs Ardent

Lightweight, breathable, crashproof and possibly radioactive.

September 23rd, 13 2 3,202 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Sombrio Highline II Shorts

The Highline II is Sombrio’s top of the range short. It’s designed from four-way stretch material and comes complete with an inner short. Small ventilation holes are located on the inner thigh and rear hip panels. Two zipped side pockets and a rear zipped waistband pocket provide some storage if needed. The cut of the […]

September 16th, 13 0 1,378 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Troy Lee Ace Shorts

Troy Lee’s Ace short is designed with what it calls “gritty XC” in mind and that’s fairly clear from the snug, tailored fit. Luckily it’s available in two-inch increments from 30in to 38in (you may want to go bigger than you think you are, as they are sized rather snugly), and with the four-way stretch […]

September 15th, 13 0 1,526 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Endura Singletrack II Shorts

This is the second iteration of Endura’s Singletrack short, and the synonymous naming is purely coincidental… That said, I could draw plenty of parallels between our magazine and these shorts were I so inclined. Practical, down-to-earth and sleeker than the average baggy, they have become a very useful bit of everyday kit for me. Construction […]

September 14th, 13 1 2,678 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Gore Bike Wear Fusion Trail

Although these Gore Bike Wear Fusion Trail shorts are in keeping with this year’s ‘TicTac’ fashion colour palette, they also come in brown or black. They’re made of a lightweight matte nylon with a thin Windstopper panel on the back and crotch for spray protection. A couple of side mesh panels aid ventilation and continue […]

September 13th, 13 0 1,527 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Sombrio Birm Queen Shorts

The Birm Queen is a great cross-country short with a flattering, slimmer cut. Though relatively heavy for hot and sunny summer trail riding, discrete mesh-lined and zipped thigh vents add some cooling. The mid-weight fabric does, however, give the feel of an ultra-durable short with a sturdy, ‘built to last, get your money’s worth’ construction; […]

September 12th, 13 0 1,267 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Altura Quantum X Shorts

The velcro waist adjustment on the back draws the spare fabric away from the snag zone and together with the four-way stretchy yoke keeps the waist secure even when hanging off the back of the saddle. Long zipped air vents on the outer thigh allow for increased air flow when the going gets hot without […]

September 11th, 13 0 990 Categories: Clothing, Premier

Juuuust missing the glasses.

Kali’s innovative Maraka XC helmet

A helmet with a number of truly interesting and compelling features

September 9th, 13 1 2,548 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Protection

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Howies Dyfi Active Shell jacket

My first impressions of the Dyfi Active Shell were focused on the colour and looks; understandable given that I nabbed it from Singletrack for photoshoot dressing-up. It’s a happy looking shell that works as well during everyday wear as it does in the hills. Unlike shells from some other technical clothing companies, the Dyfi is […]

September 3rd, 13 0 868 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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MET Kaos UL helmet

A whole other level of helmet?

September 3rd, 13 0 827 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Protection

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Lake MX331 disco slippers

The first pair of these shoes died a premature death following last year’s Transvesubienne race. Because it was a ‘race’, I wore my new ‘race shoes’ without having really done very much research about what sort of a race it was, and with catastrophic results (for the shoes, anyway). Disco slippers like this are meant […]

August 12th, 13 0 7,214 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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