This, right here, is trickledown in action.

Shimano Deore drivetrain and brakes

Budget-only groupset option, or a cheap and cheerful upgrade?

March 5th, 15 1 9,284 Categories: Brakes, Drivetrain

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SRAM S1000

How did SRAM’s S1000 Crankset fare

January 24th, 15 0 2,273 Categories: Drivetrain

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SRAM Roam 60 wheelset

Dave’s has had SRAM’s Roam 60 wheels on board his long travel 29er, Here’s what he thought

December 26th, 14 0 1,183 Categories: Wheels

Vivid Air R2C

RockShox Vivid Air R2C

Dan’s been riding the new Vivid shock over the past few months, here’s what he thought of the Air R2C model.

October 21st, 14 0 6,945 Categories: Rear Shocks

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SRAM XX

Lightweight and slick shifting? Has SRAM achieved both with this top of the range double?

July 24th, 14 0 2,877 Categories: Drivetrain

Gold

Truvativ Blackbox Danny Hart bars

Blackbox for the people! A good looking signature bar that’s good value too

February 3rd, 14 1 2,935 Categories: Handlebars

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 4,843 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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SRAM X0 Grip Shift shifters

Grip and shift. Change gears with no fuss and a clean minimalist look.

November 19th, 13 0 2,097 Categories: Bits

Jamie's build so far...

Long Termer Review: Jamie’s Turner 5-Spot

Jamie’s finally got all the bits to build his extra-large Turner 5-Spot together – what are his plans then?

March 1st, 12 15 12,397 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Jon’s Intense Tracer 2

Jon’s been riding the Tracer 2 all over the place – six months down the line here’s a comprehensive review

November 14th, 11 18 36,177 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

Highball

Long Termer Review: Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball

So here’s the getting to know you bit about my new longtermer, a Santa Cruz Highball. Due to holidays, mag trips and deadlines I didn’t get time to write up the plans for this one earlier so here we go. First off it’s fair to say that due to experiences with early 29’ers I didn’t […]

September 5th, 11 7 32,292 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

I’ve been riding the Kona a lot recently, mainly due to my Cannondale Rush finally needing a bit of TLC after two winters of pretty solid use. Similar to my experience with Sram’s 10 speed XX groupset on the Rush, the gears and shifting on the Kona have performed flawlessly. Despite initial fears that to […]

April 18th, 11 4 12,892 Categories: Long Termers

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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 7,568 Categories: Long Termers

Dave's Kona Kilauea

Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

So it’s done and I’ve been so busy riding I forgot to write the update. Here it is…

September 10th, 10 7 10,608 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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