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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 11,440 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 14,423 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 10,137 Categories: Bikes

The Airace Speed F2

Airace Speed F2 pump

Work experience Ben’s take on a cunningly featured pump

February 11th, 11 6 6,274 Categories: Tools

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

It’s been hammered a bit now.

February 8th, 11 12 6,915 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Longtermer – Finally. Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 517

Tested – 6 months with gaps so far. From – Hotlines. RRP £3299.00 Ahhh – It had been an emotional time with the Spicy – a good year , only marred by the burglary in November After grieving and wailing for some time, Hotlines the distributor very very kindly helped me out  with a new […]

January 27th, 11 11 11,847 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Montane Dyno Jacket

Matt tests a different kind of softshell jacket that’s friendly to user as well as the environment

January 26th, 11 4 11,540 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

Suffering to make you strong in comfort...

CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro Trainer

Tim K has been testing out this high end fluid turbo trainer to keep you strong when it’s grim outside

January 12th, 11 4 6,294 Categories: Training

Suited for action...

661 Vapor Pressure Suit

Benji tests a suit of upper body armour that aims to protect without being prohibitive

January 11th, 11 5 12,896 Categories: Protection

Pretty and functional...

Polaris Women’s Sapphire Jacket & Roam XC Gloves

Jenny tests a female specific riding jacket and some lightweight gloves

January 8th, 11 2 11,272 Categories: Clothing, Women's Specific

Comes in 5g sachets

Sugru

A cunning silicone putty that’s useful for fixing and fiddling with all kinds of things

January 4th, 11 16 6,961 Categories: Other Stuff

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Long Termers: Tom’s Yeti ASR5

Tom’s treated himself to a new Yeti as a recovery present. He’s been in the parts bin and built it up, so here are his first impressions.

December 21st, 10 12 13,089 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

Kona Kilauea

Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

So I’ve been putting in some miles on the Kilauea and they’ve tended to be uphill ones.

December 19th, 10 6 7,143 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Five, very much alive.

December 9th, 10 14 9,779 Categories: Long Termers, Premier

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