Mismatched tyres & rotors: 
sure signs of use

A year without bead hooks: Roval Control 29 Carbon

Specialized wheel brand hits £1,000 carbon mark.

January 16th, 14 1 3,454 Categories: Wheels


Pivot Vault cyclocross bike

Just because it’s not Belgian, don’t discount the Pivot. It’s a cyclocross bike for the new breed.

January 13th, 14 0 2,778 Categories: Bikes

Conti MtX tyres

Continental Mountain King 2.4 and X-King 2.4 x 29in tyres

Versatile and hard-wearing 29in all-rounders.

January 9th, 14 0 2,700 Categories: Tyres

Moon lights

Moon Crescent R and W lights

Everybody needs a set of blinky lights for their bike.

January 9th, 14 0 1,790 Categories: Lights

Sweet protection

Sweet Protection Bushwhacker MIPS helmet

A great fitting helmet with some proper science built in.

January 9th, 14 0 2,528 Categories: Protection

MSR stove

MSR Reactor 1.0l Stove

Coffee and noodles handled with ease. Don’t forget a lighter though. Or a spark.

January 6th, 14 0 1,625 Categories: Bits, Camping

Chain device

M:Part Single Ring XC chain device

A good value proposition, and essentially does what it is designed to.

January 6th, 14 1 1,449 Categories: Bits

Five is alive

Longtermer Update: Dave’s Orange Five RS – Six Months In

Six months in how’s the Five RS coping?

January 3rd, 14 0 5,035 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers


RockShox Pike RCT3 150 Solo Air 29in/27.5 fork

Go-to trail fork of the year?

January 3rd, 14 0 3,442 Categories: Forks, Recommended

mavic shoes

Mavic Alpine XL shoes.

Excellent all-mountain bike shoes offering grip off the bike and a decent pedalling platform on it.

January 2nd, 14 0 2,121 Categories: Clothing


Lezyne Classic Dirt Floor Drive track pump

Big, satisfying volume from a great looking pump – that’s made just for us mountain bikers.

January 2nd, 14 0 1,121 Categories: Tools


Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket and Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Gore-Tex Active Lady jacket

A good technical jacket will make more difference to your winter riding comfort than almost any other bit of kit

January 2nd, 14 1 2,178 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

Swept away

Syntace Vector Carbon High10 handlebars

Solid, sweepy bars with just enough damping

December 30th, 13 1 2,450 Categories: Bits, Handlebars

stmag 29er test - 69

Intense Carbine 29

A harsh terrain endure bike offering massive appeal to downhillers kicking back from full-on downhill rigs

December 16th, 13 1 3,504 Categories: Bikes

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