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Gore Bike Wear Phantom 2.0 Windstopper Softshell jacket.

Possibly the quintessential zip-off softshell, from masters of Windstopper, Gore Bike Wear.

December 4th, 12 8 9,760 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Women's Specific

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Sombrio Vapour Storm softshell.

Hooded demi-casual, semi-tech softshell from Sombrio.

December 3rd, 12 0 4,662 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Gore Bike Wear Countdown Windstopper Softshell hoodie

A softshell with a hood (and an unfeasibly long name). Rejoice! For it is warm and cosy…

December 2nd, 12 0 3,771 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Gaerne Carbon G. Kobra disco slippers

Costly but gorgeous race shoes from Gaerne.

November 29th, 12 0 3,369 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Suplest Off Road Alpine boots

Numerous things have sucked about summer so far this year; not least, still having chilblains in June. We should have been prancing about in our disco slippers months ago but instead I’m still doing almost every ride in winter-lite shoes and wool socks. Rubbish. Step forward these shoe-boots from premium Swiss brand Suplest. They’re aimed […]

July 24th, 12 0 9,617 Categories: Clothing, Premier

The North Face Dirt Track jacket

The North Face Dirt Track jacket

The Dirt Track (really?) is TNF’s Gore Windstopper softshell, with zip-off sleeves that convert it into a gilet. First things first: fit. It’s decidedly ‘American’ in its sizing and boxy, rather than fitted. As a slim six-footer, the medium jacket came up short in body and arms, but baggier than the snug fit I’d prefer. […]

July 8th, 12 1 3,724 Categories: Clothing

Bontrager RXL MTB Shoes

Bontrager RXL MTB shoes

The RXL is the top of the shop in Bontrager’s three shoe racing range. As such it gets all the benefits; heat-mouldable insoles, a ‘multi-position medial adjuster to dial-in top pad placement’ and a ‘rider adjustable Heel Trap’ (which appears to be a metal band you bend). First off, these shoes are a million times […]

July 7th, 12 3 2,805 Categories: Clothing

RaceFace Canuck gloves

RaceFace Canuck gloves

I am quite particular about summer gloves. I’ve been through a few pairs over the years, and I’ve developed a strong sense for what’s going to work for me, and what’s not. It’s a short, but personal list, and I’m well aware that what’s good for me may not be everyone’s glove heaven. But I […]

July 7th, 12 0 1,626 Categories: Clothing

Five Ten Spitfire Mid Freeride shoes

Five Ten Spitfire Mid Freeride shoes

I have to be honest here and say that I must have been one of the few mountain bikers in the world that didn’t really like Five Ten shoes when they were first available to us. Although I loved the grip, I could never really tell what my feet were doing and couldn’t really get […]

July 6th, 12 0 2,589 Categories: Clothing

Endura PakaJak jacket

Endura PakaJak jacket

It must be tough being a cheap, light, easily packable jacket

July 5th, 12 1 2,154 Categories: Clothing

Louis Garneau Sotchi gloves

Louis Garneau Sotchi Gloves

Patrick tests a set of winter gloves from Canada – are they toasty or just stale bread?

February 28th, 12 0 2,641 Categories: Clothing

troy lee designs ace glove

Troy Lee Designs Ace gloves

Work experience lad Ben G has had this set of gloves on test since he came to the office a few months back – here’s what he made of them… Price: £22.00 From: Fisher Outdoor Leisure Tested: Two months These gloves come with a Terry cloth mesh, two way stretch material to cling to the […]

May 13th, 11 4 6,956 Categories: Clothing

Keen Springwater spd shoe (4)

Keen Springwater shoes

Jon’s view on the brand’s first closed toe cycling shoe

April 27th, 11 2 10,782 Categories: Clothing

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Scott Sports Roarban Long Sleeve

Looks like a cotton checked shirt is actually technical “pretty foul weather” top

March 18th, 11 11 8,977 Categories: Clothing

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