RaceFace Canuck gloves

RaceFace Canuck gloves

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 […]

July 7th, 12 0 1,649 Categories: Clothing

ENVE 26in XC clincher rims

ENVE 26in XC clincher rims

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 […]

July 6th, 12 0 1,923 Categories: Wheels

Five Ten Spitfire Mid Freeride shoes

Five Ten Spitfire Mid Freeride shoes

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 […]

July 6th, 12 0 2,627 Categories: Clothing

Timbuk2 Light Bright Messenger bag

Timbuk2 Light Bright Messenger bag

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 […]

July 6th, 12 1 1,291 Categories: Luggage

Endura PakaJak jacket

Endura PakaJak jacket

It must be tough being a cheap, light, easily packable jacket

July 5th, 12 1 2,169 Categories: Clothing

Gravity Light CSI flat handlebar and AL2014 stem

Gravity Light CSI flat handlebar and AL2014 stem

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 […]

July 5th, 12 0 1,369 Categories: Handlebars, Stems

It's coffee Jim, but not as we know it

Rocket Fuel Hot Cup Energy Coffee

Self heating coffee for those cold days on the trails when you need your caffeine hit.

July 5th, 12 0 1,465 Categories: Food & Drink

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Maxxis High Roller 2

Matt reveals his thoughts on the updated High Roller tyres from Maxxis

May 8th, 12 6 16,911 Categories: Tyres

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Nukeproof/DT Swiss 29in custom wheel build

Chainreaction Cycles do custom wheel builds. Jenn gave a pair of custom build Nukeproof/DT Swiss wheels three months worth of riding.

May 2nd, 12 1 9,527 Categories: Wheels

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Cannondale Jekyll 3

Jamie spent winter on the travel adjustable Cannondale Jekyll 3. The aluminium version of Cannondale’s go anywhere, ride anything trail bike

May 2nd, 12 4 14,071 Categories: Bikes

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Bionicon C-Guide V2

Bionicon have revisited the old DCD and given it a rather clever revamp for the new generation of chainslippers

May 1st, 12 0 4,150 Categories: Drivetrain

Charge Bikes Sponge Grips (2)

Review: Charge Bikes Sponge Grips

Jon tries a pair of grips that could cure his thin-grip obsession

April 23rd, 12 0 5,374 Categories: Bits

Whyte 146 S (1)

Review: Whyte 146 S

Jon tests the most affordable Whyte 146 model, a UK designed lightweight carbon trail bike with new school geometry

April 3rd, 12 13 12,855 Categories: Bikes

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Review: RaceFace Turbine Flat Bar and Stem

A pretty sorted cockpit combo.

March 28th, 12 1 5,486 Categories: Handlebars, Stems

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