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Soleus’ budget Draft GPS bike computer

Born from the ashes of Nike’s timing division, Soleus is a brand that is well established in the running market.  With their major client gone, designer David Arnold and company struck out on their own, making a range of digital watches and, more recently, wrist-top GPSs.  Seeing as they had the experience with compact, weather-resistant […]

September 10th, 13 0 1,967 Categories: Computers & GPS, Premier

Juuuust missing the glasses.

Kali’s innovative Maraka XC helmet

A helmet with a number of truly interesting and compelling features

September 9th, 13 1 2,441 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Protection

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Howies Dyfi Active Shell jacket

My first impressions of the Dyfi Active Shell were focused on the colour and looks; understandable given that I nabbed it from Singletrack for photoshoot dressing-up. It’s a happy looking shell that works as well during everyday wear as it does in the hills. Unlike shells from some other technical clothing companies, the Dyfi is […]

September 3rd, 13 0 789 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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MET Kaos UL helmet

A whole other level of helmet?

September 3rd, 13 0 773 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Protection

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CamelBak All Clear Microbiological UV water purifier

A clean water source for adventures? the good DrJon investigates

August 16th, 13 0 6,052 Categories: Food & Drink, Other Stuff

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Endura Masai glasses

Photochromic sunnies for all your riding glasses needs?

August 16th, 13 0 6,732 Categories: Bits, Premier

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Lake MX331 disco slippers

The first pair of these shoes died a premature death following last year’s Transvesubienne race. Because it was a ‘race’, I wore my new ‘race shoes’ without having really done very much research about what sort of a race it was, and with catastrophic results (for the shoes, anyway). Disco slippers like this are meant […]

August 12th, 13 0 6,074 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Issue 83: Islabikes Beinn 29

Isla added the Beinn 29 to the range because lots of parents who’d bought her age-specific bikes wanted a bike of the same quality for themselves.

August 12th, 13 0 7,019 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Issue 83: Surly Krampus

We often wonder how mountain bikes might have looked if they’d been designed from ground zero rather than having a junkyard heritage of rescued beach cruisers dictating most things. How large would the wheels and tyres have been? How much suspension would they have had? Actually that’s one question really, as suspension back then was […]

August 8th, 13 3 8,980 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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PRO Tharsis 750 alloy riser and Vanderham FR CNC stem

A stem and bars combo for the PRO look

August 8th, 13 0 1,476 Categories: Bits, Stems

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Issue 83: Pivot Les

The Pivot Les (see what they nearly did there?) is partly here to show that a fixed blade fork can be plugged into any hardtail. Okay, the Les isn’t just any hardtail. It’s the first cross-country trail hardtail produced by Arizona suspension masters Pivot Cycles.

August 8th, 13 0 1,919 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Niner Carbon Rigid RDO Fork

A performance rigid fork,? Chipps checks out the carbon and Maxle’d RDO

August 8th, 13 0 1,546 Categories: Forks, Premier

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Wildcat Gear Tiger seatpack and Mountain Lion handlebar harness

UK made gear for Bikepackers and off road tourer’s alike

August 7th, 13 0 2,861 Categories: Bits, Luggage, Premier

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Teva Pivot SPD shoes

Want the flat look with SPD’s? Consider the Teva Pivot

August 7th, 13 0 1,624 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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