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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 9,717 Categories: Clothing

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Teva Pivot SPD shoes

Want the flat look with SPD’s? Consider the Teva Pivot

August 7th, 13 0 1,925 Categories: Clothing


Morvélo Daze womens jersey

“Female cyclists are a picky and notoriously fickle bunch to please.”, Says Jenn, who has been trying out this Morvelo jersey for the last four months.

July 31st, 13 0 1,559 Categories: Clothing


Endura MTR Windproof jersey

A rather special jersey-with-extras.

May 9th, 13 0 2,523 Categories: Clothing


Morvelo DriRelease t-shirt

T-shirt rides rock. Here’s a nice top to do them in.

May 7th, 13 0 1,315 Categories: Clothing


DHB M1.0 SPD shoes

Bargain footwear from DHB.

May 3rd, 13 0 1,996 Categories: Clothing, Recommended


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 10,784 Categories: Clothing, Women's Specific


Sombrio Vapour Storm softshell.

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

December 3rd, 12 0 4,980 Categories: Clothing


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 4,145 Categories: Clothing

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Gaerne Carbon G. Kobra disco slippers

Costly but gorgeous race shoes from Gaerne.

November 29th, 12 0 3,860 Categories: Clothing


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 10,077 Categories: Clothing

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 4,144 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 3,247 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 2,019 Categories: Clothing

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