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 2,302 Categories: Clothing, Recommended

Swept away

Syntace Vector Carbon High10 handlebars

Solid, sweepy bars with just enough damping

December 30th, 13 1 2,619 Categories: Bits, Handlebars

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Intense Carbine 29

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

December 16th, 13 1 3,636 Categories: Bikes

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Trek Remedy 9 29

In terms of combining big hit, big wheel ability with value for money, the Remedy 9 is one of the best bikes on the market.

December 16th, 13 1 3,497 Categories: Bikes

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Niner R.I.P 9

Trail Ripper? See what we reckon to the R.I.P 9

December 16th, 13 0 2,773 Categories: Bikes

Five: Into the wild

Long Termer Review: Introducing Dave’s Orange Five RS

Simple and effective is a good thing.

December 6th, 13 7 6,182 Categories: Long Termers, Uncategorized


Exposure Diablo Mk5

Small, compact and self-contained. A no nonsense choice, that throws more than enough light to tackle the techiest of trails.

December 5th, 13 3 4,307 Categories: Lights


Glowworm X2 Mk3

The X2 gives the kind of programmability that you only used to get with super expensive German lights. While it’s not quite up to German levels of fanaticism, it’ll suit trail riders everywhere who are after a great, versatile light for not too much cash.

December 5th, 13 0 2,731 Categories: Lights


Hope R1 LED

A cleverly designed, well-made bit of kit. The single LED packs a mighty punch, in a compact, light housing.

December 5th, 13 0 2,864 Categories: Lights


Lupine Piko 4

A superbly well-made product. Easy to use and programme, and efficient in operation. A fair amount of cash for a backup or second light, but if running it as your sole source, you’ll get on fine.

December 5th, 13 0 2,308 Categories: Lights


Silva Trail Speed Elite 2

It’s a well-made tiny, multi-purpose light. To increase the number of helmets it would fit, providing a strap would have been great.

December 5th, 13 2 2,373 Categories: Lights

Privateer stands alone

Giro’s Privateer: price, performance, durability

Value shoe outshines pricier options

December 4th, 13 0 1,729 Categories: Clothing


SDG I-Beam Duster and Micro Carbon Seatpost

Mounting system ditches rails, adds durability

December 4th, 13 2 2,067 Categories: Bits, Saddles, Seatposts

Night lights-6

Beema AS-2000

Compact and powerful lights, with easy attachment to bars and helmet.

November 29th, 13 0 2,875 Categories: Lights

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