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Dirty Jerseys

Dirty Jerseys photobook – the Art and Speed of Mountain Bike Clothing

From Geoff Waugh, Dirty Jerseys is a series of stories recalling epic feats of riding from racers across the MTB spectrum.

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best mountain bike saddles

Best Mountain Bike Saddles: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Saddle pain can affect both new and experienced riders: so here's our guide to the best mountain bike saddles.

Podcast: Getting old, out of warranty?

In this week’s podcast we eventually manage to get Old Man Charlie attached to the interwobble and into the virtual studio in order to chat with Hannah and Mark. Technology...

Bike Check: Ross’ Deviate Claymore

The Deviate Claymore is fast and fun, composed in the rough and the steep but also versatile and easy to get along with. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Fresh Goods Friday 637: The Warranty Edition

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Strava finally confirms its price increase

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DMT WKM1 Waterproof Boots review

Lightweight and plenty waterproof, the DMT WKM1 boots - or are they shoes? - might be just what you've been looking for.

Buyers Guide to the Best Mountain Bike Glasses

I try to wear glasses all the time. As a short-sighted blindo I am used to such face furniture. The best mountain bike glasses are few and far between in…

Giro Source MIPS helmet

Giro Source MIPS Helmet review

The Giro Source MIPS helmets should definitely be at the top of your try-on list. It’s one of few helmets that I’m not in a rush to remove.

Buyers Guide to the Best Mountain Bike Gloves

I hate gloves. Which makes me the ideal tester for them. For a glove to stand a chance of being worn by me for more than one ride it needs…


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Orange RX9 Pro

Orange RX9 Pro review

The Orange RX9 Pro is great for a quick hour ride, a blast along the bridleway, for training or for spending an evening bikepacking. This review first published in Singletrack...

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SCOTT issues voluntary recall of Speedster Road and Gravel bikes

If you bought a 2022 Speedster Gravel bike from Scott, or a Speedster Road bike, your bike may be subject to a voluntary recall. Read on… Press release from Scott:...

Assos Mille GTC Löwenkralle Jacket C2

Assos Mille GTC Löwenkralle Jacket C2 review

The Assos Mille GTC Löwenkralle Jacket C2 is targeted squarely at gravel riders looking for a versatile softshell. The jacket is a snug fit without being ‘roadie tight’, meaning this...

Match Your Gravel Bike To Your… Lamborghini?

For the corners of the world unaffected by the cost of living or fuel prices, there’s a new bike/car pairing specially for you. If you’re in Miami at the Miami...

Entered the Dirty Reiver? Don’t Panic!

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YT goes gravel with the SZEPTER

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Bespoked Bike Check: Eastwood Cycle Works Omni

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From Dangerous Sport to Fun Activity – Reframing Mountain Biking

I was recently asked to give a presentation on ‘Image and Mountain Biking’, as part of an event held by Ride Sheffield under the topic ‘Reframing Mountain Biking’. The event…

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Don’t think about Monday

This editorial was originally published in one of our Weekly Word newsletters, which comes out every Friday. To get your Weekly Word delivered to your inbox, sign up now –...

Strava adds mountain biking as an activity: hurray or uh-oh?

A recent update to Strava has given users the option of selecting mountain biking as an activity. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT…

Why You Should Read The Outsiders Project: Beyond Representation

The Outsiders Project report ‘Beyond Representation: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion’ is aimed at brands in the outdoor industry. Its goal is to shift brands’ understanding and perspectives on...


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Whyte E-160 RSX review

Whyte Bikes has come an awful long way since the actual days when Mr Whyte was involved. From pioneering mega-complex multi-link machines with non-telescopic suspension forks (the PRST-1) through to...

Bikes

New Cairn E-Adventure Limited Rambler Edition

Pedants ahoy… Cairn has launched what it’s calling the ‘Cairn E-Adventure Limited Rambler Edition‘… surely this should be the Cairn E-Adventure Rambler Limited Edition? ‘Come and get it now, there’s...

Trek Fuel EXe reviewed (finally)

The new Trek Fuel EXe is an important bike. It’s attracting a lot of attention from the e-curious who don’t think much of the current e-bike offering from elsewhere. NB:...

Mondraker Crafty Carbon RR review

The Mondraker Carbon Crafty RR has 150mm of rear travel, a carbon frame, a Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 motor and a 750Wh battery. Brand: Mondraker Product: Crafty Carbon RR...

New BMC Fourstroke AMP LT to use TQ motor

Ibis Oso – A 170mm e-beast with integrated lights

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Bosch launches new Performance Line CX Race Motor (it’s rather exclusive)

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best mountain bike saddles

Best Mountain Bike Saddles: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Saddle pain can affect both new and experienced riders: so here's our guide to the best mountain bike saddles.

Bike Check: Ross’ Deviate Claymore

The Deviate Claymore is fast and fun, composed in the rough and the steep but also versatile and easy to get along with.

Can Working On Your Bike Void The Warranty?

We asked a selection of bike companies to comment on whether working on your bike could void the warranty.

Bikepacking The EWS – Delirium, Duct Tape and Detours

While still just 17 years old, Matthew Fairbrother from New Zealand set off on the adventure of a lifetime, competing in the EWS, and riding between the stages. He carried...


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First Look at the Nidecker Supermatic Step In Bindings

The Nidecker Supermatic bindings are a snowboard binding that allow you to step in, lock and go. They are the snowboard equivalent of moving from clips and strap pedals to...

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Dear Rider review – A History of Burton and Snowboarding

I have next to no snowboarding experience, but having watch ‘Dear Rider’, I get why my partner says it’s his ‘favourite activity in the world’ (and he really loves mountain...

Whistler Snow Season Ends With 12hrs Notice Due To Covid Surge

With just 12 hours notice Whistler resort was instructed to close its lifts and clear the mountain last week, bringing the season to a close. Although the instruction from the...

Crystal Ski cancels all bookings for the rest of the season

In a move that will shock precisely no one, Crystal Ski, the UK’s largest provider of winter snow holidays, today announced they are cancelling all bookings for the rest of...

Beginners Guides with Chris & Andreas – Snowboard Noses

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10 ways covid is changing snowboarding and skiing this season

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Burton One World Snowboard Movie Released

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Classic Ride

Classic Ride 146: Porlock Pleasures

Chipps ventures just that little bit further west than normal and discovers peace, quiet and trails from the sea and all the way deep into the hills. Words & Photography…

Classic Ride 145 – Manx Power

Amanda goes to the Isle of Man for the enduro and stays for the ice cream. Words & Photography Amanda Illustration: Beate KubitzI find myself in a confused state of…

Classic Ride 144 – Ludlow and the Clee Hills

Shropshire isn’t all about the Long Mynd. Steve links up some hidden gems. Words & Photography Steve ChapmanIllustration Beate Kubitz If you’ve heard anything about the riding in Shropshire it’s…

Classic Ride 143 – Scar House Loop, Nidderdale

A truly Classic day out with big views, plenty of miles, and legendary Scotch eggs. Words & Photography Barney Marsh The Yorkshire Dales have been, of course, extensively covered in…


Tech

Shokz OpenRun Pro headphones review

As a female runner who likes to be able to lace up whenever the mood takes me, these Shokz OpenRun Pro headphones are a game changer. Brand: Shokz Product: OpenRun Pro headphones...

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Fidlock Vacuum Phone Holder System review

Fidlock makes a range of nifty connectors with magnets. You may well have experienced its water bottle holders or helmet strap clips and be familiar with the magnet guided clunk...

Polar Grit X Watch Review

Hannah reviews this feature packed Polar Grit X, a GPS watch with long battery life, designed for outdoor enthusiasts. Price: £369 From: Polar It must be about 20 years since...

AGM Glory G1 Pro

AGM Glory G1 Pro – Is this the ultimate smartphone for the outdoors?

The AGM Glory G1 Pro is a rugged smartphone that takes durability, connectivity and features to another level! I remember once crossing a small ‘pond’ while on a bike rides...

AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones For Cycling

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Bobo Balance Home – Interactive Balance Training

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Garmin fēnix 6 Pro Solar | The Last Smartwatch You’ll Buy

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