Ross pairs his childlike excitement for bikes with a complete disregard for the wellbeing of his ribs, or his rims. Best known for riding cheeky trails, his time is also spent trail building in his local woods, drinking beer, eating pies and entertaining his two children.

Last Coal V4 review

Last Coal V4 vital stats: full 29, 180mm fork, 165mm rear, 63° head angle, 77.1° effective seat angle, 438mm chain stays. How does it ride?

Sonder signs British Enduro Champion Harvey  Rollason 

Harvey Rollason will be racing their Evol as part of the brand’s new team for the  2024 season.

Troy Lee Designs Mathis Jacket review

Troy Lee Designs Mathis Jacket is a cooler weather lightweight and packable jacket, offering some weather protection along with insulation.

Wolf Tooth Resolve Dropper Post review

The Wolf Tooth Resolve dropper does away with the usual IFP arrangement, that can leak air into oil, and promises to never get squishy.

The Grinder: Zefal Bike Taxi Tow Rope, Continental Argotal, Fox Dropframe helmet, Zipp 1ZERO HiTop Wheels

Is that creak me or the bike? Real-world product reviews from real-world riders.

Shimano GF8 (GF800) Gore-Tex Shoes review

The Shimano GF8 (GF800) Gore-Tex shoe is billed as ‘ultimate cold weather shoe’. Designed for not only wet, but cold days on the trails.

Renthal Revo-F Flat Pedal Review

The Renthal Revo-F is the Bredbury brand\'s first pedal. The fact that it has come out with one is simultaneously surprising and unsurprising.

Early bird discounts for Ride Sri Lanka 2024 – a 5 day multi terrain riding adventure

Long term readers may recall Jason Miles’ entertaining ‘Mumble in the Jungle’ reports Sri Lanka a few years back. If you were inspired by his write ups and the great...

The Merida EX Enduro returns for 2024

The Merida EX Enduro organisers have abandoned plans to make it an ebike only event for 2024, so whether you fancy an assisted or self powered slither around the hills...

Deity T-Mac Flat Pedal Review

The Deity T-Mac has a very square pedal body which is extruded and machined from 6061-T6 aluminium using Deity’s unique symmetrical design.

Cannondale Habit Carbon LT 1 review

Long story short: the Cannondale Habit Carbon LT is a great little bike. Key question: would I have one? Yes. Most definitely.

Orbea Launches Two New Occams: SL and LT

The Occam has seen a few iterations over the last few years and this update sees two distinct models - the Occam SL and the Occam LT.

Merida One-Twenty 700 first ride review

The latest Merida One-Twenty boosts the travel to 130mm and uses P-FLEX suspension system for simple and light performance.

Fresh Goods Friday 671 – The Picking Cherries Edition

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

Orange Stage 7 LE Review: A Jaffa Smasha

The Orange Stage 7 LE is the latest bike from the Halifax metal masters to feature the brand\'s new Strange Power Link system.

Video – Mega by Day, Mega by Night

Press Release by Chain Reaction Cycles: Mega by Day, Mega by Night, a short film that embodies everything that’s epic about the world’s most chaotic race. Filmed at the iconic...

100% Tarka Vest review

100% Tarka vest is based around a mesh, stretchy, body material to offer high levels of ventilation, mobility, anti-microbial and wicking.

Race Face Turbine Crankset Review

The Race Face Turbine Cranks have been in the Race Face range for a fair old time and are designed as a no nonsense, do everything crank.

Hunt Proven Carbon Race Enduro Wheelset Review – UPDATED (Cracked!)

UPDATE: 12/06/23 - Front Rim Cracked

Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS

Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS Helmet Review

The Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS is the brand\'s top end open face helmet. Designed to offer protection in a comfortable and well vented package.

Troy Lee Designs Stage Knee Guards review

Troy Lee Designs Stage Knee Guards are lighter weight, slip-on style pads offering \"mid-range trail protection in a packable package\".

HUNT Launches XC Race Wheelset with Classified Compatible Hubs

Popular UK wheel specialist HUNT has today launched its latest wheelset, utilising their Proven Carbon Race XC rims, but laced to Classified’s Powershift 148 Boost hub shell. We’ll have a...

Exposure Six Pack MK12 Review

The Exposure Six Pack MK12 is the flagship off-road riding light from British illumination experts. Over 5,000 lumens of trail torching.

Exposure Zenith MK2

Exposure Zenith MK2 review

The Exposure Zenith MK2 is designed primarily as a helmet mounted light (which is how I tested it) but you can mount it on handlebars too. This latest MK2 version...

Mavic Crossmax XL S

Mavic Crossmax XL S: mid-term review

The Mavic Crossmax XL S is the flagship alloy trail wheelset from French wheel aficionados Mavic. Touted as the best they’ve ever made.

Rab launches Cinder biking apparel range

British outdoor brand Rab will launch their first collection of biking-friendly clobber this spring.

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 story But it\'s…

Last Tarvo

Last Tarvo review

The Last Tarvo with its progressive geometry, stable pedal platform and predictable handling is certainly capable of a podium or two.

Hope F22

Hope F22 flat pedal: initial riding impressions

The Hope F22 flatties arrived just before Christmas but despite kids, trips away and illness, we’ve still managed a few rides on them.

Ride Concepts Livewire Shoe review

The Ride Concepts Livewire is a bit of a do everything shoe. To be ridden all day, and then not look out of place having post ride beers.