Tested: Pearl Izumi X Alp Enduro IV shoes.

Shoe choice is very personal. A good shoe is a comfortable, durable friend that is strangely invisible. Bad shoes are miserable and can turn the best ride into hell.

October 6th, 15 0 882 Categories: Recommended, Shoes


Shimano M163 Shoes

Are these the best shoes Shimano have ever made?

September 17th, 15 1 3,419 Categories: Bits, Recommended, Shoes


Hope R8 front light.

The R8 light is Hope’s flagship light model, which it claims “turns night into day”; a bold call

September 10th, 15 0 5,425 Categories: Lights, Recommended

GIRO shoes

Giro Terraduro shoe.

Enduro slippers for your feet from Giro. Here’s what we thought of them.

August 20th, 15 2 4,291 Categories: Recommended, Shoes


Bell Super 2R helmet.

The Bell Super 2R – Best of both worlds, or Master of none?

August 19th, 15 0 3,984 Categories: Protection, Recommended

5.10 Impacts

5.10 Impact VXi

Shoes you can walk in and look good in often don’t make for good riding – but are these 5.10’s the exception?

August 17th, 15 1 3,337 Categories: Recommended, Shoes


Specialized Roval Traverse SL 29

Wheels from one of the Big S’s – But do they tick enough boxes for Barney?

August 14th, 15 1 2,746 Categories: Recommended, Wheels

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Cannondale Habit Carbon 2 – First Ride

Our man in Germany is back with the second installment in “Operation Habit – Das Ride”

August 11th, 15 3 7,369 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

In all its glory

BOS Dizzy 29er fork

The Dizzy is BOS’s sole entry into the cross-country fork niche, but how did Barney get on with them?

August 9th, 15 0 2,560 Categories: Forks, Recommended


Sports Bras Mini Grouptest

A sports bra is a necessary evil but every mountain biking woman needs one. Vic tests seven, aimed at the larger cup.

August 6th, 15 3 11,842 Categories: Clothing, Recommended, Women's Specific


Shimano XT brakes.

What makes stoppers from the big S so good? Jenn explains

July 26th, 15 3 17,261 Categories: Brakes, Recommended


Ibis 741.

Ibis is proudly surfing the fine line between ‘more’ and ‘too much’ with this monster 41mm wide (external) rim.

July 25th, 15 3 7,156 Categories: Recommended, Wheels


American Classic Wide Lightning 29in

I like big rims and I cannot lie, you other riders can’t deny, that when a bike rides by with itty-bitty tubes, and a big rim in your face, you get…

July 25th, 15 3 3,459 Categories: Recommended, Wheels


Book Review: One Man And His Bike

“If ever there was an explanation of why I have no interest in racing and just love riding my bike, this is it.”

July 24th, 15 0 6,810 Categories: Books, Maps & DVDs, Recommended

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