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.

Stanton Celebrates 10 Years With Slackine Ti 10th Anniversary Edition

Stanton is celebrating a big birthday with some shiny titanium loveliness. Maybe you’ve got a big birthday that needs marking with a new bike? Seems like the perfect excuse to...

Montanus Presents Vivid: Making Memories With the Carbon Kona Hei Hei

Another week, another beautifully shot short film from Kona! Vivid, a short film by Montanus, explores the memories created by the most meaningful experiences found on two wheels. For Montanus the...

Moving Mountains – A New Zealand Bike Packing Adventure Film by Kona

This video features two Kiwi riders Khulan Tumen and Viet Tieu, coming together to ride Aotearoa/New Zealand’s latest purpose built alpine bike packing route, The Paparoa Track, on the west coast of the South...

Smith Engage Helmet Review: High-End Protection At A Low Cost?

Smith bolsters its helmet range with the Smith Engage, a price-conscious helmet with high-end features and protection. The Smith Engage, by eyewear and helmet brand Smith, was launched as a...

2022 YT Capra Core 4 29 Review – The GOAT returns but does it live up to the hype?

Forget the big-budget movie launches featuring Hollywood stars! What we want to know is does the 2022 YT Capra Core 4 29 live up to the hype? Think of YT,...

Nukeproof Blackline Trousers

This review was part of the Singletrack World Issue 139 Kit Essentials Feature Tested by: Ross Price: £80.00 From: Nukeproof.com Riding pants just make sense. They offer added protection and...

Magura MT7 Pro Review | Enduro anchors with plenty of power and customisation

Ross gives us the low-down on the Magura MT7 Pro brake system after 9 months of all-weather rallying. The MT7 Pro is Magura’s top end, big-hitting, gravity brake and is...

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil Long Term Review

Ross gives us his impression of the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil rear shock after almost 12 months of abuse. It’s a good few years now since coil shocks were...

Please Support Ross! He’s been a little foolish…

So, this story probably should have been a little different., but anyway here it goes. This coming weekend, ad sales guy Ross is entered into the Manchester to Blackpool charity...

Sweet Protection Ronin Max RIG Glasses Review

The Ronin Max RIG from Sweet Protection are designed for maximum coverage and performance during high intensity sport activities. Available in the Standard Ronin, and the Ronin Max, the Max...

ION Scrub Flat Pedal Shoe Review

German apparel and protection brand ION have a pretty comprehensive range of riding shoes with plenty of options in both flat and clipless varieties. I’ve spent the last six months...

Five Ten Trailcross XT Review – fast drying flat pedal shoes

Combining Five Ten’s super sticky Stealth Phantom rubber sole, and technology from the Terrex trail running range, the Five Ten Trailcross shoes have been designed for what they call ‘adventure...

Review: Fox Flexair Neoshell Water Waterproof Jacket

The Flexair Neoshell Water jacket is a new addition to Fox’s range for this winter. Designed to keep you dry and comfortable in the worst possible conditions, Fox has constructed...

Editor’s Choice Awards 2020 – Hannah and Ross pick their favourites

First published in Singletrack Magazine Issue 134. It’s been a ‘special’ year, for sure, but the sun has continued to come up and bikes have still been ridden. We’ve perhaps...

Maxxis Wetscream review: great when it’s awful

The Maxxis Wetscream was originally designed for one of the muddiest downhill race tracks in the world – Les Gets in France. Back when it was first designed, DH bikes...

ENVE AM30 wheels

ENVE AM30 Foundation Wheelset – survives our toughest test!

Wheels quiver when they hear the name ‘Ross’. Will these ENVE AM30 Foundation wheels survive the double onslaught of a Northern winter and our Ross? There’s no doubt that ENVE...

Julbo Rush Photochromic Glasses Reviewed and Recommended

The Julbo Rush is designed to offer top end performance for cycling sports that combine endurance with speed. The Rush feature a full frame design and are available in a...

Review: Brand New Santa Cruz Nomad V5

The Nomad has been Santa Cruz’s flagship all mountain, long travel enduro bike for a good few years now, around 15 to be precise, and today sees the launch of…

Review: Öhlins RXF36 M.2 And TTX2Air From The Swedish Suspension Masters

Before we look at this review of the RXF36 and TTXAir shock, a little history lesson: Öhlins’ performance pedigree dates all the way back to 1976 when the company was...

2021 Nukeproof Mega 275 Factory – First Ride Review

The Nukeproof Mega has been the brand\'s top flight, big hitting enduro bike since 2011. The original prototype was raced to 3rd place in Masters at the 2009 Megavalanche (the…

New Nukeproof Mega V4 Launched – and yes, it has room for a water bottle!

Today sees the launch of an all new Nukeproof Mega V4. Like the bikes before it, there are still 29in and 27.5in wheeled versions and the travel is an enduro-winning...

Privateer 141 | First Ride Review Of Privateer’s Brand New All-Rounder

Ross receives the new Privateer 141 for an early test. See what he makes of this aggressive UK trail bike in this review. Privateer Bikes first came onto our radar…

RockShox Zeb Ultimate review: new big hitter on the block

Ross reviews the 38mm RockShox Zeb Ultimate, a big and burly enduro fork made to bridge the gap between the Lyrik and Boxxer. 2021 Editors’ Choice This fork features in...

Exclusive First Ride Review: The Brand New Transition Spur

We’ve been lucky enough to have the all new Transition Spur in for an exclusive first ride test ahead of its launch. The brand new Transition Spur sees Transition entering...

Shimano XTR Groupset | Premium Components Punished Through Winter

It’s no secret that Shimano was a bit late to the game with their 12 speed drivetrains. While the other ‘Big S’ was cornering the market for wide range single...

Orbea Occam M10 2020 Review | One Bike, Many Purposes?

Ross hops aboard the Orbea Occam M10 – is it really the all rounder it’s billed as? Last year Orbea relaunched the Occam as a 140mm travel, do it all...

ENVE Lauches Brand New £1,800 Made in the USA Carbon Wheelset

Known for their super high end carbon wheelsets, with a price tag to match, today ENVE has launched a brand new wheelset with a much lower price tag than we’ve...

2020 Propain Tyee | First Ride Review

The Tyee has been in the Propain lineup for around 6 years and has been Propain’s go to enduro bike. Based around 27.5 wheels, the Tyee was designed as a...

Singletrack Editors’ Choice Awards | Ross

Over the last year, our writers have tested a bucketful of bikes, a barn load of clothing and gear, and attended a bookcase full of cycling events. Which of these,...…

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 | The Ultimate Fork? Reviewed

Earlier this year RockShox announced a new, updated version of their top end enduro fork, the Lyrik. The Lyrik was only updated less than a year before, which gave rise...