orange ST4 Pro

Orange ST4 Pro

The shorter travel brother of the popular Orange Five – but is it obscured by the golden child’s glare?

March 30th, 11 3 11,045 Categories: Bikes, Premier

The Mondraker Factor RR; 120mm of travel but needs a steady pilot when it gets rough

Mondraker Factor RR

Our verdict on a flighty Spanish 120mm bike from Issue 64, now with video

March 29th, 11 0 9,468 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Scott Sports Roarban Long Sleeve

Looks like a cotton checked shirt is actually technical “pretty foul weather” top

March 18th, 11 11 8,781 Categories: Clothing

661 sixsixone recon helmet

661 Recon Helmet

Jon’s view on the respected protection brand’s first try at an all mountain helmet

March 16th, 11 1 18,847 Categories: Protection

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Hammoon Longhorn

From: www.hammooncycles.com Tested: Two months RRP: £1240.00 for frame Hammoon is a few guys trying to make their dream come true and – if you’re in the market for a handmade-in-the-UK hardtail – yours as well. We interviewed Will from Hammoon a while back and we’ve finally got some riding time on their trail hardtail, […]

March 15th, 11 14 6,602 Categories: Bikes

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Rab Shadow Hoodie Jacket

Rab Shadow Hoodie Price: £120 From: www.rab.uk.com Tested: Continuously for four months The Shadow Hoodie isn’t really a jacket for riding in, it’s what I would call a ‘live-in-jacket’. In winter it can be worn as a mid-layer over a base layer and under a waterproof shell or down jacket, and in summer it can […]

March 9th, 11 8 11,187 Categories: Clothing

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

When I originally ordered the Five from Orange I had in mind to hang SRAM’s new 2×10 X0 groupset off it. As is often the way though product release dates got pushed back and rather than leave the Five unbuilt and unridden I stuck it together with a Shimano SLX, XTR medley. And then a […]

March 3rd, 11 20 14,199 Categories: Long Termers

Ghost AMR Lector 7700

Long Termers: Jon’s Ghost AMR Lector 7700

Jon tweaks the carbon machine with a custom tuned Fox shock. Will it be harder, better, faster, stronger?

February 16th, 11 12 9,969 Categories: Bikes

The Airace Speed F2

Airace Speed F2 pump

Work experience Ben’s take on a cunningly featured pump

February 11th, 11 6 6,061 Categories: Tools

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

It’s been hammered a bit now.

February 8th, 11 12 6,835 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Longtermer – Finally. Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 517

Tested – 6 months with gaps so far. From – Hotlines. RRP £3299.00 Ahhh – It had been an emotional time with the Spicy – a good year , only marred by the burglary in November After grieving and wailing for some time, Hotlines the distributor very very kindly helped me out  with a new […]

January 27th, 11 11 11,620 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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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 11,203 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

Suffering to make you strong in comfort...

CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro Trainer

Tim K has been testing out this high end fluid turbo trainer to keep you strong when it’s grim outside

January 12th, 11 4 6,110 Categories: Training

Suited for action...

661 Vapor Pressure Suit

Benji tests a suit of upper body armour that aims to protect without being prohibitive

January 11th, 11 5 12,698 Categories: Protection

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