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ENVE XC 29in rims

”Cheap, light and strong: pick two.” – Keith Bontrager.

November 16th, 13 0 1,609 Categories: Premier, Wheels

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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 2,728 Categories: Premier, Tyres

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Trail42 bamboo tech tee

Trail42 tech tees are difficult to find fault with. The selling point of bamboo shirts is that they don’t show sweat patches when you’re getting moist. But there’s a host of other reasons why you might choose a Trail42. The fabric is as soft as your favourite pyjamas. They wash well and look box-fresh after […]

November 16th, 13 0 980 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Alpkit Gamma Headtorch

Small enough to pack as a ‘just in case’ back up light, is perfect for camping, bike packing, bivvy trips and just about everything else too.

November 4th, 13 4 2,428 Categories: Lights, Premier, Uncategorized

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Endura Pakagilet

One of the most useful bits of kit you’ll buy. Keep one to hand at all times.

October 24th, 13 0 4,042 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Lifeproof waterproof iPhone case


Pricey but excellent waterproof armour for your phone.

October 24th, 13 1 3,278 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Premier

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Altura Mayhem Printed

Decent value all-rounders – even if you don’t use the liner shorts.

October 24th, 13 0 2,127 Categories: Clothing, Premier

Smooth and snag-gree

Osprey’s Raptor 6 is built to last

Small is beautiful? The Raptor 6 is more than adequate for 2hr rides (longer for those who pack light)

October 24th, 13 1 2,749 Categories: Luggage, Premier

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Ergon BA3 Super Enduro backpack

Expensive but very versatile bag for adventures. Don’t let the ‘enduro’ label put you off.

October 18th, 13 0 3,050 Categories: Premier

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Topeak Panobike heart rate monitor.

Comfy monitor and simple app.

October 10th, 13 4 2,004 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Premier

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Endura MT500 Spray

If you’re a ‘shorts all year’ rider, you’ve found your shorts from now until next summer.

October 8th, 13 0 3,411 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Race Face Ambush

Good on and off the trail. More of a midwinter warmer than a midsummer’s dream, though.

October 8th, 13 0 2,365 Categories: Clothing, Premier

Compact design and micro-peak.

Uvex’s 225g Ultrasonic helmet

Lightweight, low profile helmet made in Germany.

October 8th, 13 0 1,991 Categories: Clothing, Protection

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Shimano XTR groupset.

If you can afford it, then it’ll certainly go the extra mile with and for you.

September 30th, 13 3 3,559 Categories: Premier

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