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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 10,170 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 1,533 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 1,980 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 1,601 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 2,989 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 1,668 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Hope Hoops Stan’s Arch EX wheelset

Can one wheel do everything? Chipps review’s Hope’s contender

August 6th, 13 1 3,315 Categories: Premier, Uncategorized, Wheels

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Connex Special ‘Black’ chain

A chain for riders who like to wash n go?

July 31st, 13 0 2,739 Categories: Bits

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Morvélo Daze womens jersey

“Female cyclists are a picky and notoriously fickle bunch to please.”, Says Jenn, who has been trying out this Morvelo jersey for the last four months.

July 31st, 13 0 1,380 Categories: Clothing, Premier

Trek's Fuel EX 9.8: it's the right colour and everything.

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 long termer

Jenn’s long termer of choice this year is Trek’s Fuel EX 9.8.

July 19th, 13 0 3,669 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Knox Cross Lite Knee Pads

Knee pads are one of those items that can be really noticeable on a ride; a catch 22 situation where you want protection but also want the freedom to pedal unhindered. The Knox Cross Lite knee pads are an attempt at getting that balance right.

July 15th, 13 0 4,186 Categories: Premier, Protection

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Giant Trance X 29er 1 Long termer

A couple of months in, how’s Sanny getting on with his Trance X 29er

July 12th, 13 1 10,042 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag

A bike packing essential for carrying snacks?

June 18th, 13 7 10,906 Categories: Bits, Premier

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Trek Remedy 9 29r – First Impressions

Mark’s perception of 29ers are altered in one day

June 7th, 13 6 14,035 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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