Cotic RocketMAXer. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. I have been a writer for nigh on 20 years, a photographer for 25 years and a mountain biker for 30 years. I have written countless magazine and website features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrackworld. Although I am a Lancastrian, I freely admit that West Yorkshire is my favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without me riding and exploring the South Pennines.

Vitus Kids’ Mythique launches today

Coming in either 24-inch or 26-inch wheel options, the Vitus Kids’ Mythique can be sized to fit a broad range of young shredders.

Cannondale Habit 3 review

The Cannondale Habit 3 has all the potential in the world to be a steadfast pedal pal for years to come. It\'s not just good value. It\'s a great investment.

The Merida EX Enduro: Video, report ‘n’ results

Three days in Exmoor, several timed stages each day, all against the clock and all (mostly) gravity-focussed and on fun natural trails.

Fresh Goods Friday 671 – The Picking Cherries Edition

Anyways, whatever your cherry picker of choice, enjoy this week\'s Fresh Goods Friday!

New Merida One-Sixty FR goes up to 171

More travel up front, coil sprung shocks and ‘mullet’ mixed size wheels around a tough aluminium frame and an eye on VFM.

cotic rocketmax 4 2023

Cotic RocketMAX Gen 4 long term review

The Cotic RocketMAX Gen 4 is the brand\'s flagship big travel bruiser. Made-in-UK steel front triangle with 160mm of Droplink rear travel.

The Enduro World Series winners are…

In case you missed it, the final round of the Enduro World Series was yesterday. Here\'s who won the Women\'s, Men\'s and Team categories.

Fresh Goods Friday 670 – Oh, Happy Days Edition

We ain\'t gots time to shilly shally. Nor even dilly dally. We gots to jump straight into this week\'s Fresh Goods Friday!

norco fluid fs a1

Norco Fluid FS A1 Review: The Metal Messiah

When this Norco Fluid FS A1 arrived at STW HQ, I said \"Hurray for metal trail bikes. Especially metal trail bikes with decent geometry.\"

Fresh Goods Friday 669 – The Science Of Thrill Edition

Hannah says: Science? Heck. I’ve barely recovered from the scientific calculator last week. I can’t do science, or at least not numbers based science stuff. Graphs especially. It’s like a...

Look Trail Roc+ Flat pedal review

The Look Trail Roc+ Flat has forged aluminum body, two cartridge bearings, a needle bearing, 10 pins per side and is made in France.

Downhill World Cup: How is it for you?

We\'re just past halfway through this year\'s brave new world of Downhill World Cup racing. How has it been for you?

Fresh Goods Friday 668 – The Scientifically Calculating Edition

Saddle up and pack your pony because it\'s time for this week\'s majestic Fresh Goods Friday!

Fresh Goods Friday 667 – The Holey Decking Edition

Happy August Bank Holiday people! We hope you\'re doing something nice and that the weather plays ball.

NBD: US-only Santa Cruz Skitch, Uncaged 11 YTs, Canyon Neuron AL LTD…

... new Mycle The Cargo, Esker x MRP Colab and something called the 3D Mountain Bike Configurator!

Revgrips Handguards review

Handguards are a brilliant invention and I\'m never going through a summer without them. These particular Revgrips Handguards have been great.

Naughty Northumbrian this weekend (entries close tonight!)

It\'s the Naughty Northumbrian Enduro this coming August Bank Holiday Weekend and we\'ll be having a crack at it*

Fresh Goods Friday 665 – The foreign food edition

Iiiiiit’s FRIDAY! And no matter how often it rolls around and how predictable it is, you’re never quite sure that it’ll actually arrive until it does, all casual Friday-style and...

Trek Supercaliber

NBD: Trek Supercaliber Generation 2

Details of the next generation Trek Supercaliber. Unsurprisingly for a World Cup XC bike, everything about this bike designed to be fast.

Motorhead-To-Head: E-Bike Test

Benji takes his iron fist of judgement to three full-power e-bikes with three very different motors.

Canyon Strive:ON CFR

Canyon Strive:ON CFR review

The Canyon Strive:ON is a very modern e-bike. You can tell this by its downtube alone. It is flipping massive. Eye-catching bulging belly.

Haibike Nduro 7

Haibike Nduro 7 review

The Haibike Nduro 7 is a big travel, full-power e-bike with 180mm of suspension front and rear and 85Nm of torque from a Yamaha PW-X3 motor

Marin Alpine Trail E1

Marin Alpine Trail E1 review

The Marin Alpine Trail E1 has a 160mm travel X-Fusion Trace 36 RC air-sprung fork up front and a RockShox Super Deluxe R coil sprung rear.

Fresh Goods Friday 664 – World Champing At The Bit Edition

While we all wait for the World Championship racing to kick-off up in Fort William, let\'s take a few moments to enjoy FGF!

MTB DH World Champs: When & How To Watch

It\'s the Mountain Bike World Championships this weekend. Here\'s all you need to know about when it\'s on and how to livestream it.

Watch trailer for ‘Shires’ – A Very British Bicycle Film

This looks like it\'ll be a good \'un. Shires is a bike film encompassing UK riders, locations, landscapes and the sh*t* weather.

Fresh Goods Friday 663 – The Preparation H Edition

H in this instance being \'Holiday\'. Preparing for holidays can take many forms. Some can be fun, some stressful, some exhausting!

The New RockShox SID Collection

We\'ve yet to ride any of this new SID stuff so you\'ll have to make do, like us, with some words and piccies from RockShox.

NBD: Coal Scab, Torq Naked Gel, Norco Fluid Carbon…

... Limited Edition Ortlieb Bikepacking Luggage, Unior Tool Speed Pedal Wrench and an \'Inverse Type Bicycle Shock Presentation\'!

Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned

Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned review

This Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned is the most Scott-ish Scott we’ve seen for quite some time. A race bike for those who like to not-race.

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