Before I go on, I should state I am not usually a fan of wet lubes. I don’t like the sticky black residue all over my drivetrain. I’ll take ease of cleaning over the occasional need to reapply lube on a very long ride, unless conditions have Noah phoning around timber yards. First impressions of […]
The RXL is the top of the shop in Bontrager’s three shoe racing range. As such it gets all the benefits; heat-mouldable insoles, a ‘multi-position medial adjuster to dial-in top pad placement’ and a ‘rider adjustable Heel Trap’ (which appears to be a metal band you bend). First off, these shoes are a million times […]
Since the Camelbak came out, 20 years ago, I’ve not paid much attention to water bottle technology. Apart from a few inventions like insulated bottles and slightly lighter cages, there’s not been too much to shout about. The Vincero bottle and ‘cage’ though, really is a departure. As you’ll see, the mount on the bike […]
I am quite particular about summer gloves. I’ve been through a few pairs over the years, and I’ve developed a strong sense for what’s going to work for me, and what’s not. It’s a short, but personal list, and I’m well aware that what’s good for me may not be everyone’s glove heaven. But I […]
It’s impossible to review the Enve XC rims built into these wheels without first considering the price. ￡700 is what some people consider expensive for a bike and the ￡2000 price tag of the wheelset is firmly in decent full susser territory. But while ￡2000 to some will seem an extravagance for a pair of […]
I have to be honest here and say that I must have been one of the few mountain bikers in the world that didn’t really like Five Ten shoes when they were first available to us. Although I loved the grip, I could never really tell what my feet were doing and couldn’t really get […]
Riding to work. Sounds like a wonderful idea now the sun is out, doesn’t it? Less appealing in the middle of winter though. A waterproof courier bag is a thing of joy when it’s cold and wet – it’s an extra layer of protection against the weather to your back, and makes sure that you […]
What makes a decent cockpit? You can’t beat plenty of width and ‘just enough’ depth (stop sniggering at the back). The Gravity Light brand is part of FSA and, as such, quality control and R&D are both top notch. The CSI flat bar and AL2014 stem are a nicely matched pairing to sharpen up your […]
Self heating coffee for those cold days on the trails when you need your caffeine hit.
Chainreaction Cycles do custom wheel builds. Jenn gave a pair of custom build Nukeproof/DT Swiss wheels three months worth of riding.
Jamie spent winter on the travel adjustable Cannondale Jekyll 3. The aluminium version of Cannondale’s go anywhere, ride anything trail bike