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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 2,947 Categories: Premier, 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 1,020 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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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 4,129 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Lifeproof waterproof iPhone case


Pricey but excellent waterproof armour for your phone.

October 24th, 13 1 3,381 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Premier

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Altura Mayhem Printed

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

October 24th, 13 0 2,217 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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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 3,170 Categories: Premier

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Topeak Panobike heart rate monitor.

Comfy monitor and simple app.

October 10th, 13 4 2,249 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Premier

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Endura MT500 Spray

If you’re a ‘shorts all year’ rider, you’ve found your shorts from now until next summer.

October 8th, 13 0 3,549 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Race Face Ambush

Good on and off the trail. More of a midwinter warmer than a midsummer’s dream, though.

October 8th, 13 0 2,535 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Mavic Stratos

Great versatile shorts that seem to cope with any climate comfortably.

September 23rd, 13 0 3,012 Categories: Clothing, Premier

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Haglöfs Ardent

Lightweight, breathable, crashproof and possibly radioactive.

September 23rd, 13 2 3,239 Categories: Clothing, Premier, Recommended

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Marzocchi 44 MicroTi 29in fork

Bombers? Own them!

September 18th, 13 0 2,267 Categories: Forks, Premier

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USE XC 29er wheelset

They’re carbon rimmed and have a healthy dose of science in the shape of a ‘Nano Surface Technology’ finish

September 17th, 13 0 2,317 Categories: Premier, Wheels

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Thule ProRide 591 bike mount

Secure and very easy to use (if you can lift your bike over your head)

September 16th, 13 1 2,383 Categories: Bits, Other Stuff, Premier

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