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MSC Zion Carbon R
From: MSC Bikes
Price: £4,399

MSC Bikes class the Zion as their “All Mountain/Trail Bike”. It has 5 or 6 inches of travel (depending which position you mount the rear shock in the linkage) and weighs about 27.5 lbs. Comes with Sram Fox TALAS 32 RL 100/120/150mm, Fox RP23, Avid Elixirs CR and MSC teelscopic seat post.

Intense Spider 2
From: Extra UK
Price: Frame Only £ 1,699

The new Spider 2 is the latest Spider featuring the new 2nd generation VPP suspension design, with adjustable travel from 4.5′-5.0′. Our version has been finished with Shimano SLX kit, easton wheels and a Fox Float fork.

Black Jack Sniper DH Wheelset
From: Moore Large
Price: £189.99

If you’ve never heard of them before, Black Jack are a Portugese company – whose slogan is “High Performance Wheels”. This DH set seems pretty lightweight and look the business given the price. Look out for a more in depth review of these at a later stage.

DT Swiss EXM LS10 Forks
From: Madison

With 150mm of air travel, some shiny white lowers and Launch control, these forks from DT look as good as you’d expect from them. To activate the Launch control you push down the red dial and the fork will stay compressed under loading, keeping the front end low for steep technical climb, but hit a sizeable bump and the fork will automatically re-open to full travel. We’re looking forward to getting them rigged up to put the system to the test.

Lake MX330C Shoes
Moore Large
Price: £199.99

These shoes from Lake feature a heel mounted push/pull closure system to remove the hassle of laces and a fully carbon sole. Sim reckons they do look a little like football boots though!

Lake MX140 MTB Boot
From: Moore Large
Price: £135.99

These boots have the same closure system as the MX330 shoe but also have an eVent™ waterproof, breathable bootie with adjustable neoprene collar. They’re framed within a fully adjustable harness with molded heel counter and toe guard.

ONE23 Headset Compressor
From: Moore Large
Price: £3.99

Knog Switch Gloves
From: Moore Large
Price: Approx £30

These gloves are designed to be optimised for riding in 12-22 degree temperatures.

Knog Knuckle Gloves
From: Moore Large
Price: Approx £30

If it’s a colder day, the 10-20 degree orientated Knuckle is more for you.

Vanguard 906 Baselayer
From: Moore Large

Kenda El Moco Tyre
From: Moore Large
Price: £30.99

Nikwak SkitoStop Sun Cream
From: Nikwak

This sun cream was especially sent in for Chipps and has built in insect repellent.

Comments (10)

    The Lake boots are ace Been using a pair for the last six months, unlike a lot of water proof boots they have no padding inside and because of the boa lacing thingys you just change the thickness of your socks. So waterproof winter and summer foot ware UK tastic

    Those gloves are designed by Australians so for 12 to 22 degrees read 2 to 12 degrees for us Brits.

    those DH rims look the business for the price!

    but are the Lake MX140’s warm enough though for full on winter with no padding?
    They do look good IMO

    forks locke own tll you hit a bump? sounds like pace launch control from 5 year ago

    The boots are plenty warm enough. There is some padding and you can fit a pretty thick sock and foot inside to keep your toes toasty, plus when its warm a thin sock and the boa thingy means that the boot can be tightened snugly for both

    very good descriptions written this week guys 😉
    I am fully informed on the headset compressor and what the tyres are aimed at – winter/summer/dry/mud etc

    I tried those El Moco tyres on a demo bike, really liked them.

    Return of the Spider! How much is the bike specced up in the picture?

    good idea to put insect repellant in a sun cream wonder what it costs

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