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Hope District rear light

Invaluable for committed year-round riders who have no friends or always ride at the back

November 19th, 13 0 1,091 Categories: Lights

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The North Face Storm Track

A nice summer short but rather spendy

November 18th, 13 0 1,019 Categories: Clothing

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Thomson MTB Titanium 6° flat handlebar

Unashamedly luxurious bars for your hand(le)s

November 18th, 13 1 1,955 Categories: Handlebars

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First ride on Giant’s ’14 Trance 27.5 1 trail bike

27.5 wheels, 140mm travel, XT/SLX spec, nice price

November 18th, 13 0 4,054 Categories: Bikes

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ENVE XC 29in rims

”Cheap, light and strong: pick two.” – Keith Bontrager.

November 16th, 13 0 1,704 Categories: Wheels

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Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2 x 26in tyre

Maxxis suggests running the Ardent Race up front, paired with an Ikon at the rear, for out-and-out speed – given that I’m just as interested in staying on the trail as I am in going fast in a straight line though, I much prefer it as a rear tyre matched with something gnarlier up front […]

November 16th, 13 0 3,045 Categories: Tyres

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Trail42 bamboo tech tee

Trail42 tech tees are difficult to find fault with. The selling point of bamboo shirts is that they don’t show sweat patches when you’re getting moist. But there’s a host of other reasons why you might choose a Trail42. The fabric is as soft as your favourite pyjamas. They wash well and look box-fresh after […]

November 16th, 13 0 1,029 Categories: Clothing

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Alpkit Gamma Headtorch

Small enough to pack as a ‘just in case’ back up light, is perfect for camping, bike packing, bivvy trips and just about everything else too.

November 4th, 13 4 2,571 Categories: Lights, Uncategorized

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Endura Pakagilet

One of the most useful bits of kit you’ll buy. Keep one to hand at all times.

October 24th, 13 0 4,162 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

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Lifeproof waterproof iPhone case


Pricey but excellent waterproof armour for your phone.

October 24th, 13 1 3,408 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff

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Altura Mayhem Printed

Decent value all-rounders – even if you don’t use the liner shorts.

October 24th, 13 0 2,240 Categories: Clothing

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Osprey’s Raptor 6 is built to last

Small is beautiful? The Raptor 6 is more than adequate for 2hr rides (longer for those who pack light)

October 24th, 13 1 2,887 Categories: Luggage

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Ergon BA3 Super Enduro backpack

Expensive but very versatile bag for adventures. Don’t let the ‘enduro’ label put you off.

October 18th, 13 0 3,220 Categories: Uncategorized

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Topeak Panobike heart rate monitor.

Comfy monitor and simple app.

October 10th, 13 4 2,328 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff

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