Review: Stan’s NoTubes Valve Core Remover

Sometimes it’s all about the simple things

November 23rd, 15 5 2,331 Categories: Tools, Tyres


Schwalbe Procore: First Impressions

We’ve had a Procore system for a few weeks now. Long enough to get some first impressions down on digital paper for you.

June 28th, 15 1 7,068 Categories: Other Stuff, Tyres, Wheels


Specialized Purgatory Control and Grid tyres

Do they resemble their namesake?

June 6th, 15 4 4,101 Categories: Tyres

Hubbed to go

Mavic Crossmax XL WTS wheelset

Is the Crossmax XL WTS the adventurer’s choice? Mavic thinks so – here’s what Dave thinks

March 15th, 15 2 4,843 Categories: Tyres, Wheels


Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 29

Want to minimise ice-related downtime? Of course you do. Get some spiked tyres, then

March 6th, 15 0 1,489 Categories: Tyres, Wheels

"After" photo.

Speed Date: Vittoria’s Barzo 29×2.1 TNT Tyre

Can Vittoria’s latest Knobby McSpeedy really do it all?

January 13th, 15 1 4,666 Categories: Tyres

Honey Badger

Kenda Honey Badger 29 x 2.2in tyres

Is this a true all rounder?

November 18th, 14 1 2,165 Categories: Recommended, Tyres


Kenda Nevegal X-Pro 27.5 x 2.35in tyres

The venue may be defunct but how does the tyre measure up

November 11th, 14 3 2,447 Categories: Tyres

Michelin Wild Race'r 1

Michelin Wild Race’r 27.5 & 29er tyres

Low rolling resistance and straight line speed, but can it hold on through the corners?

October 22nd, 14 1 3,125 Categories: Tyres

Magic Mary tyre

Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35

The Magic Mary is Schwalbe’s new top end gravity tyre

April 22nd, 14 0 2,160 Categories: Recommended, Tyres


WTB Vigilante 2.3×27.5in Team Issue tyre

Well worth considering for aggressive riding with a downhill focus.

February 21st, 14 0 1,779 Categories: Tyres

Conti MtX tyres

Continental Mountain King 2.4 and X-King 2.4 x 29in tyres

Versatile and hard-wearing 29in all-rounders.

January 9th, 14 0 2,804 Categories: Tyres

Grinder 85-2

Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2 x 26in tyre

Maxxis suggests running the Ardent Race up front, paired with an Ikon at the rear, for out-and-out speed – given that I’m just as interested in staying on the trail as I am in going fast in a straight line though, I much prefer it as a rear tyre matched with something gnarlier up front […]

November 16th, 13 0 3,862 Categories: Tyres


WTB Moto TCS 29 x 1.9in

We were sent these supposed all-rounders from WTB back in the spring. I rode them for a week on my usual trails – loam, rock, loamy rock – scared myself stupid with numerous back wheel overtaking front wheel moments, and then quietly put them straight back to the bottom of the office tyre pile before […]

July 24th, 12 0 6,294 Categories: Tyres

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