troy lee designs ace glove

Troy Lee Designs Ace gloves

Work experience lad Ben G has had this set of gloves on test since he came to the office a few months back – here’s what he made of them… Price: £22.00 From: Fisher Outdoor Leisure Tested: Two months These gloves come with a Terry cloth mesh, two way stretch material to cling to the […]

May 13th, 11 4 6,960 Categories: Clothing

Keen Springwater spd shoe (4)

Keen Springwater shoes

Jon’s view on the brand’s first closed toe cycling shoe

April 27th, 11 2 10,793 Categories: Clothing

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Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

I’ve been riding the Kona a lot recently, mainly due to my Cannondale Rush finally needing a bit of TLC after two winters of pretty solid use. Similar to my experience with Sram’s 10 speed XX groupset on the Rush, the gears and shifting on the Kona have performed flawlessly. Despite initial fears that to […]

April 18th, 11 4 12,240 Categories: Long Termers

Fi'zi:k Gobi XM Muzzle

Fi’zi:k Gobi XM Muzzle saddle

Tim K reviews a version of the Gobi saddle that’s got extra rubbery protection

April 11th, 11 7 11,756 Categories: Saddles

Yeti ASR5

Yeti ASR-5

We test an American trail bike that’s good looking and lightweight – but is it a contender on the rough stuff?

March 31st, 11 12 22,953 Categories: Bikes, Premier

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 11,177 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 9,679 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 9,007 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 19,228 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 6,699 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 11,400 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 14,372 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 10,108 Categories: Bikes

The Airace Speed F2

Airace Speed F2 pump

Work experience Ben’s take on a cunningly featured pump

February 11th, 11 6 6,229 Categories: Tools

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