Best Software: Singletrack Reader Awards 2019 Finalists

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Freewheel is your local bike shop online. It has been created to support small businesses across the country, bringing together the convenience of online shopping and the expertise of your local bike shop.

Software is all the stuff that doesn’t go on your bike – it goes on you. It probably keeps you warm, or dry, or safe, or sweat-free. Maybe it carries your stuff, or keeps your stuff dry. Whatever it is, you’re likely to cover it in mud and grit, and if it’s lucky you might wash it when it smells. Here are the items that have (possibly crawled by themselves, alive and stinking) to the top of the pile:

The Finalists – Best Software

7Mesh Revo Shorts

Cut for on the bike, not posing.

Whether it’s rain falling from the sky or ex-rain splashing up from puddles, waterproof shorts are a year round piece of kit for any British mountain biker. The 7Mesh Revo shorts manage to be breathable in all seasons, yet actually waterproof. When you really want your behind to stay dry, you need these. They even come in separate men’s and women’s cuts – dry bums for all!

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Camelbak Repack LR

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Snug and stable.

The hip pack that Camelbak got just right, it holds enough stuff to be useful and stays where you want it. Whether you stick a bladder in it or save the space for more layers, the new Repack hit the spot, and the design of the internals is sure to keep you organised.

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Nukeproof Blackline Women’s Shorts

Amanda, demonstrating how these shorts are the right length. Whoop!

These might be the holy grail of women’s mountain bike shorts. They’re long enough to prevent any gap between pads and shorts, they’re baggy enough to fit over said pads, yet tailored enough to be flattering and not to flap around or catch on anything. The lightweight fabric is deceptively tough, coming up fresh as new wash after wash and crash after crash. Seemingly first on the list to any ‘what shorts…?’ questions, the blokes’ ones are good too, but it’s the women’s ones that stand out for being streets ahead of the rest of the shorts-for-women market.

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Vote and win!

Just for voting in this year’s awards you could be in with a chance of winning a Shimano shoe and pedal combo, courtesy of

Competition T&Cs:

  • You must vote in all categories to be entered in the draw.
  • Don’t ride spds? A flat combo is available
  • Lazer Impala helmet is available in a choice of black or white only
  • No cash alternative available.
  • If your shoe or helmet size is not available Freewheel will provide an alternate prize of equivalent value and status.

Ready to vote?

If you’ve checked out all the categories and finalists then you are ready to cast your votes. Don’t forget that to be entered into our voter prize draw you need to vote in all categories.

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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