Jamie's build so far...

Long Termer Review: Jamie’s Turner 5-Spot

Jamie’s finally got all the bits to build his extra-large Turner 5-Spot together – what are his plans then?

March 1st, 12 15 11,423 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

The red anodised freehub (photo taken when the wheels first arrived).

Review: Sun Ringlé Charger Pro wheelset

Price: £479.99 From: Hotlines Tested: 12 months Wheelset reviews are a funny old game. You can’t really write much about their performance at first. Pretty much all non-cheap wheels these days are fine out of the box and fine for a few rides. You can weigh ‘em. You can fill a few sentences talking about […]

March 1st, 12 0 4,677 Categories: Recommended, Wheels

Louis Garneau Sotchi gloves

Louis Garneau Sotchi Gloves

Patrick tests a set of winter gloves from Canada – are they toasty or just stale bread?

February 28th, 12 0 2,622 Categories: Clothing

Front stow pocket with rubber protector (for helmet or armour carrying), microfleece-lined waterproof zip top pocket, side cinch straps. rear LED hanger tab.

Camelbak HAWG NV 30

One of the largest mountain biking hydration packs that Camelbak have ever produced.

February 22nd, 12 1 5,480 Categories: Luggage

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR (leaning a bit due to compression adjusters under the right hand leg!)

X-Fusion Vengeance HLR

Benji tests an all mountain fork from X-Fusion that promises a lot – but does it deliver?

February 16th, 12 0 7,451 Categories: Forks

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Grinder Review: Helmet Lights Grouptest

Benji’s been busy with the testing of six lovely helmet lights. His three faves are featured in issue 71 (out now!); here’s the test in full for your reading pleasure. Up until fairly recently, helmet lights for mountain biking at night were pretty much only really worth bothering with when used in conjunction with a […]

February 7th, 12 2 21,363 Categories: Lights

Colour fans, it also comes in a bonkers Lime Green.

Transition Bikes Bandit Review

Matt took Transition Bikes all rounder all round the place – but does it live up to the promise?

December 8th, 11 13 22,554 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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Grinder Review: Bar Mounted Lights Grouptest

Our pick of this year’s best bar-mounted lights, from Exposure, Hope and XML, are featured in Issue 70 (out now!). The full test of ten lights is included below along with headless Dave’s video talkthrough of each light in action: After what always seems like a long, endless summer of night rides that last well […]

December 6th, 11 13 40,174 Categories: Lights, Premier

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Long Termer Review: Jon’s Intense Tracer 2

Jon’s been riding the Tracer 2 all over the place – six months down the line here’s a comprehensive review

November 14th, 11 18 30,886 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 516 Video Update

Matt’s got a quick video update on how his Spicy has got on this summer

September 22nd, 11 9 26,181 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Cube X-Race Pro Review

Sim’s been over to the side of the skinny knobbly tyres with the bargain spec bike. Cross? No, he’s liked it

September 9th, 11 13 26,214 Categories: Bikes

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Long Termer Review: Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball

So here’s the getting to know you bit about my new longtermer, a Santa Cruz Highball. Due to holidays, mag trips and deadlines I didn’t get time to write up the plans for this one earlier so here we go. First off it’s fair to say that due to experiences with early 29′ers I didn’t […]

September 5th, 11 7 27,314 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

Accelerade use a 4:1 mix of carbs and protein - but does it work?

Accelerade Advanced Sports Drink (Lemon Lime)

Tim K tests a sports drink that promises increased endurance and better muscle recovery

July 13th, 11 6 14,594 Categories: Food & Drink

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Long Termer Review: Yeti ASR5

Tom dB’s been tweaking his Yeti with new wheels, a single ring setup and new brakes…

June 30th, 11 11 33,753 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Wheels

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