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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Patrick tests a set of winter gloves from Canada – are they toasty or just stale bread?
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 […]
Looks like a cotton checked shirt is actually technical “pretty foul weather” top
Rab Shadow Hoodie Price: £120 From: www.rab.uk.com Tested: Continuously for four months The Shadow Hoodie isn’t really a jacket for riding in, it’s what I would call a ‘live-in-jacket’. In winter it can be worn as a mid-layer over a base layer and under a waterproof shell or down jacket, and in summer it can […]
Matt tests a different kind of softshell jacket that’s friendly to user as well as the environment
Jenny tests a female specific riding jacket and some lightweight gloves
As winter draws closer, Jon reviews a long sleeved and warm jersey from Polaris…
Gloves made for almost all year round – but are they any good? Jon gives his verdict..