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Hurricane Components Fork Up Adaptor

In our Thule 561 Outride review in Issue 75 we explained how you have to remove the entire locking mechanism in order to fit the supplied thru-axle adaptor. That’s all fine if all you are ever going to carry on your roof is thru-axle bikes. But, if like many bike owners we know you have […]

July 26th, 12 1 9,876 Categories: Bits, Premier, Recommended

The red anodised freehub (photo taken when the wheels first arrived).

Review: Sun Ringlé Charger Pro wheelset

Price: £479.99 From: Hotlines Tested: 12 months Wheelset reviews are a funny old game. You can’t really write much about their performance at first. Pretty much all non-cheap wheels these days are fine out of the box and fine for a few rides. You can weigh ‘em. You can fill a few sentences talking about […]

March 1st, 12 0 4,835 Categories: Recommended, Wheels

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Montane Dyno Jacket

Matt tests a different kind of softshell jacket that’s friendly to user as well as the environment

January 26th, 11 4 11,583 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

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Fox 36 Float 160 FIT RLC

Jonny’s verdict on 160mm of golden legged, vulpine air travel for big hitting duties..

August 20th, 10 19 17,746 Categories: Forks, Recommended

DT Swiss XMC100 - the crown and adjusters.

DT Swiss XMC100

This fork arrived too late for inclusion in Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine issue 58′s XC fork group test. So here it is online as promised…

July 14th, 10 4 11,918 Categories: Forks, Recommended

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IXS Hack Knee Pads

Comfy, non-OTT knee protection.

January 27th, 10 0 6,309 Categories: Protection, Recommended

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Magura Marta SL Magnesium

Yes, they are double-take inducingly expensive but…

January 26th, 10 18 9,472 Categories: Brakes, Recommended

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Gore Windstopper: Warmers and Gillet

Here’s our man Oli with some Gore Windstopper garments

November 17th, 09 3 8,982 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

What Ed did.

Ibis Mojo – (Very) Long Termer

Ed stole Chipps’ Ibis Mojo and never gave it back. Here’s what he made of it.

October 12th, 09 18 19,873 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Ashima AiRotor

Brake rotors with more than just good looks going for them.

September 9th, 09 11 11,894 Categories: Brakes, Recommended

Apologies for using a studio pic - I've eaten all mine!

Clif Shot Bloks

Like the whole “Five A Day” thing, I’m aware that I should eat certain things more frequently than I do.

September 5th, 09 13 7,129 Categories: Food & Drink, Recommended

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Merida S’Presso i8-D

When Benji moved away from The Valley last year (shock horror!) he suddenly found himself in the market for a type of bicycle he’d never needed/wanted before… a commuting bike.

August 12th, 09 1 10,572 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Pace RC405

The RC405 is a floating pivot design; the rear triangle is attached to the front by two pairs of linkages (similar to Santa Cruz, Intense, Iron Horse and Giant designs). Where the RC405 is a bit different is that the rear shock is not anchored to the front triangle – it sits between the leading ends of the linkages (imagine a finger and thumb squeezing a jelly bean).

June 11th, 09 3 12,377 Categories: Bikes, Recommended

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Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air

Standing in the queue for the bike-park gondola I compared my Solo Air to a triple-clamp fork on someone else’s late 90’s downhill bike. With 35mm stanchions the single crown Lyric made the other fork look weedy. To have a fork that is as strong as Popeye, literally bulging in the fork lowers to accommodate big bushings, while staying relatively light (2313g) is just fantastic.

June 1st, 09 6 11,579 Categories: Forks, Recommended

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