Long Termer Review: Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball

Dave has spent six months aboard his carbon big wheeler – it may be called a ‘race weapon’ but what’s it like every day?

March 18th, 12 2 10,224 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Jamie’s Turner 5-Spot

Jamie’s finally got all the bits to build his extra-large Turner 5-Spot together – what are his plans then?

March 1st, 12 15 12,761 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Jon’s Intense Tracer 2

Jon’s been riding the Tracer 2 all over the place – six months down the line here’s a comprehensive review

November 14th, 11 18 38,169 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


Long Termer Review: Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 516 Video Update

Matt’s got a quick video update on how his Spicy has got on this summer

September 22nd, 11 9 32,034 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


Long Termer Review: Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball

So here’s the getting to know you bit about my new longtermer, a Santa Cruz Highball. Due to holidays, mag trips and deadlines I didn’t get time to write up the plans for this one earlier so here we go. First off it’s fair to say that due to experiences with early 29’ers I didn’t […]

September 5th, 11 7 34,296 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Yeti ASR5

Tom dB’s been tweaking his Yeti with new wheels, a single ring setup and new brakes…

June 30th, 11 11 39,910 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Wheels

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Long Termer Review: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

The final verdict. Looking for adventure.

May 25th, 11 12 13,251 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

I’ve been riding the Kona a lot recently, mainly due to my Cannondale Rush finally needing a bit of TLC after two winters of pretty solid use. Similar to my experience with Sram’s 10 speed XX groupset on the Rush, the gears and shifting on the Kona have performed flawlessly. Despite initial fears that to […]

April 18th, 11 4 13,098 Categories: Long Termers


Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

When I originally ordered the Five from Orange I had in mind to hang SRAM’s new 2×10 X0 groupset off it. As is often the way though product release dates got pushed back and rather than leave the Five unbuilt and unridden I stuck it together with a Shimano SLX, XTR medley. And then a […]

March 3rd, 11 20 14,956 Categories: Long Termers


Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

It’s been hammered a bit now.

February 8th, 11 12 7,165 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


Longtermer – Finally. Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 517

Tested – 6 months with gaps so far. From – Hotlines. RRP £3299.00 Ahhh – It had been an emotional time with the Spicy – a good year , only marred by the burglary in November After grieving and wailing for some time, Hotlines the distributor very very kindly helped me out  with a new […]

January 27th, 11 11 12,332 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


Long Termers: Tom’s Yeti ASR5

Tom’s treated himself to a new Yeti as a recovery present. He’s been in the parts bin and built it up, so here are his first impressions.

December 21st, 10 12 13,760 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

So I’ve been putting in some miles on the Kilauea and they’ve tended to be uphill ones.

December 19th, 10 6 7,761 Categories: Long Termers


Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Five, very much alive.

December 9th, 10 14 10,166 Categories: Long Termers

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