Fresh Goods Friday 629: The All Wrapped-Up Edition

Time to down tools and check out what the various couriers and posties have lobbed at us this past seven days.

Fresh Goods

Megasack Giveaway Day 2: FUNN Mamba S Pedals

Not been here before? Not sure what’s going on? It’s quite simple: we have daily prizes to be won, plus another of each prize which goes into our Megasack. Each...

NBD: Giant Reign, Scott 15.4kg ebike, Commençal TEMPO, Pinnacle Arkose X and…

... Swytch V2 e-bike conversion kit, Ritchey Swiss Cross 50th, BikeYoke saddles and stem, Rox returns and PMBA race entries.

British Cycling announces 2023 Mountain Bike Downhill calendar

British Cycling has finally revealed the dates and venues for the 2023 national downhill mountain bike championships and series! Hmm…. now to look at my calendar and decide if I’m...

British Cycling XC and Endurance Dates Announced


Megasack Giveaway Day 1: Massive Lezyne Bundle


The Bicycle Academy Closes Its Doors



Mondraker MIND

Mondraker MIND Telemetry review

Mondraker MIND is a GPS enabled telemetry system. As well as being able to help you set up your suspension it collects data on it.

Altura Ridge Pertex Women’s Waterproof Jacket review

Altura Ridge Pertex Women's Waterproof jacket is a relaxed fit MTB jacket, featuring a 2.5 layer waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric.

Buyers Guide to the Best Mountain Bike Chain Lubes

This guide is going to be very much based in The Real World. We're going to be offering advice for people who don't really like to wrench.

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Showers Pass Timberline Jacket & Trousers Review

These Showers Pass Timberline Waterproof items are designed for the more casual wearer and they’re not so packed full of features.


YT goes gravel with the SZEPTER

How do you pronounce that then? YT Industries has always been a mountain bike brand but now it’s getting into where mountain biking first started: gravel. And because it is...


Bespoked Bike Check: Eastwood Cycle Works Omni

Continuing our amuse bouche of Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them, we have another bike check for you. If looking at beautiful bikes...

Bespoked Bike Check: Stolz Crosser

We’d love to tempt you along to Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them. To give you a taste of what you might see,...

Arrow Wheels AGRS Road Gravel Hope Wheelset review

The Arrow Wheels AGRS Road Gravel wheelset is on my Planet X Tempest, a bike I intended solely for gravel use, but over time I have found to lean more...

Grinduro Supports Inclusivity with ‘Concerned Cyclists’ Jersey

Where The Wind Blows: An Icelandic Gravel Audiobook

ENVE G Series Dropper for Gravel and Racers



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...


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

New BMC Fourstroke AMP is a 120mm travel Down-X-Country ebike that gets the TQ-HPR50 drive system previously seen only on Trek Fuel EXe models. Press Release: Amplified Progress BMC amplifies...

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


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

First Look
Pivot Shuttle LT

Quick deets on the new Pivot Shuttle LT


Online Feature

Drool This Way: A Lust Worthy Gallery of Hand Built Bikes

This year’s Bespoked organisers made a point of getting nice photos of at least one bike by every builder at the show. Because bike builders might be good at building…

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Back From The Dead: We Need To Talk About Jack

I have got LOTS to talk about this month at Happy Days! Medical drama, ultimate stress, things that I’ve fixed, things that I’ve broken, but first off let’s start with…

Red Bull Rampage: Wish You Were There?

You may have heard people say things like ‘Rampage is too groomed these days, it’s getting too easy’, or ‘It’s just tricks, it’s not mountain biking’. Alternatively, there’s the ‘It’s…

Best In Show – Judging Bespoked’s Best Mountain Bike

When I was asked to judge the Best Mountain Bike at Bespoked, I had no idea how hard it would be. Last year I’d been along and picked my own...


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

While us Brits sit in our November drizzle, dreaming of the days when the world reopens and we can head for the mountains once more, Chris and Andreas find themselves...

10 ways covid is changing snowboarding and skiing this season


Burton One World Snowboard Movie Released

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Campaign launched to save the Ski Train to the Alps


Classic Ride

Issue 145 komoot Classic Ride – Manx Power

Amanda goes to the Isle of Man for the enduro and stays for the ice cream. Words & Photography Amanda I find myself in a confused state of disorientation, having...

Issue 144 Komoot Classic Ride: 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...

Issue 143 Classic Ride – 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…

Issue 142 Classic Ride – The Glorious Peaks

Words & Photography Chipps Chipps takes on a tour around one of Yorkshire’s iconic Three Peaks with a couple of similarly iconic characters.  The other Peaks Planning a decent bike...


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...


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


Bobo Balance Home – Interactive Balance Training


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