lazer roller helmet mips

Rachel wrecked two helmets to bring you this review of the sub-£100 Lazer Roller MIPS

When we sent out a Lazer Roller helmet to our resident pedal-head, Rachel Sokal, we didn’t quite expect her to ‘test’ it so comprehensively. Over to Rachel to explain further…...

Interview: Ally Campbell – it’s all about the confidence

A couple of months back we started off a series of interviews about inspiring women in mountain biking by chatting to HopeTech’s Rachael Walker and then 75 year old downhill…

The Boltby Bash Enduro 2018 brings dust-in-Yorkshire shocker!

Implausibly for some there was an era of mountain biking that existed before Enduro racing. Let’s call this time BE, Before Enduro. In these times gone by, not only did...

First Ride: 2019 Cannondale F-Si and new Lefty Ocho fork

It was obvious really that Cannondale would choose a World Cup venue and race weekend to launch its new flagship XC hardtail and super, dooper new and improved Lefty fork....

First Look: 2019 Cannondale F-Si – skinnier, more comfortable and faster than before

This week, whilst Britain was finally getting to enjoy some glorious spring weather, Cannondale launched the 2019 F-Si XC hardtail at the Albstadt World Cup in rather wetter and muddier...

First Look: The all new Cannondale Lefty Ocho suspension fork. It’s a Lefty, but not as you know it

The historians and fans amongst us will already know that the Lefty has been around for almost 20 years. For those of you who didn’t, you probably just feel a...

Alutech Cycles: a drop bar enduro bike, and a bike designed by committee. Eh?

Dotted amongst the big brands’ bike livery at the Garda Bike Festival were several smaller German and Italian companies proudly showing their wares. And none caught my eye more than...

6 New Products You Never Knew You Needed: Garda Festival 2018 Roundup

Garda Bike Festival has reached the ripe old age of 25. Whilst it may not be as big as its European brother Eurobike and misses out to Core Bike in...

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Garda Bike Festival: SRAM and RockShox 2019 Roundup

SRAM was out in full force at this year’s Garda Bike Festival with an amazing array of bouncy and stoppy-go-y-ness. For once SRAM wasn’t launching any new products or upgrades...

Felt Compulsion

Garda Bike Festival Highlights: First Look – Felt Compulsion 1

Last weekend’s Garda Bike Festival saw the launch of the new Felt Compulsion full suspension enduro bike. You rather needed to pay attention though, Felt didn’t so much announce their...

First Look: Abus MonTrailer Enduro helmet

This weekend’s Garda Bike Festival finally saw the long awaited release of the Abus MonTrailer helmet and I was the lucky one who got to go out to the Italy...

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Review: Schwalbe Rocket Ron Addix Speed. Fast XC tyres that last.

Claiming to offer more grip, faster rolling and improved durability, Schwalbe’s new Addix rubber compound has been implemented throughout its entire mountain bike tyre range, replacing the previous PaceStar, TrailStar...

Interview: Pat Horscroft – after you turn 60 it’s all downhill

Last month we launched a new series featuring inspiring women within MTB or people who have done lots to promote women riders and riding. First up was HopeTech’s Brand Manager…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 118: Staying Ahead, Being Last

Rachel Sokal spends a day with the British cross-country queen to talk all things Olympics, baggies, cake, and why if you’re not riding cross-country, you’re missing out on the fun. …

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Review: The 2018 Genesis Mantle 20 is no boring XC race bike

Last year, Genesis Bikes brought out its brand new carbon fibre hardtail called the Mantle. We gave it to our lean, mean, climbing machine, Rachel Sokal, to put it through...

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7 Ways To Beat The Riding Doldrums This Spring

Ah, winter. It can be cold, dank and wet with an absence of those super-cold days with a bright blue winter sky that make it all worthwhile. Normally I’m quite...

Interview: Rachael Walker – bringing Hope to the masses.

We hope that STW is pretty good at featuring female riders, heroes, and contributors in the same way we do men, but there’s always more that we can do. So,…

Which Hats For Minus 12? The 13 Hats of Strathpuffer


Strathpuffer 2018: 17 Hours Of Darkness, 24 Hours of Snow, -12°C of Freezing

Was this the year we should all have been racing the Strathpuffer?

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Behind the scenes changes for 2018 Pivot Twentyfour12

Long-time organiser Martyn Salt hands over the event to equally experienced hands

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Review: In 7 Months Of Testing, This Chain Guide NEVER Dropped A Chain

If you use a 1x drivetrain, especially with an oval ring, then you\'ll want to read this review.

Did 2017 Suck? Here Are Three Reasons Why It Did. And Seven Reasons Why It Didn’t.

2017 was memorable in many ways. Not all of them were good, but most were. See if you agree

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Syncros Raises The Game By Lowering The Price For Entry With The Dropper 2.0 – Review

And you can get it with 120mm or 150mm of travel, and it isn\'t just for 1x setups.

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Review: Sonder Transmitter Carbon GX Eagle Revelation

Sonder makes use of chubby tyres and a 130mm fork to make the Transmitter Carbon a highly versatile and trail-ready hardtail.

Lazer Ultrax helmet

Review: Lazer Ultrax Helmet

Rachel reports on two months under Lazer\'s Ultrax helmet.

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Review: Superstar Components Electro Alpine Trail 29er Wheelset

Superstar steps up with the Alpine Trail 30 wheelset, which features 30mm wide rims and a buzzy 102pt engagement freehub mechanism

Topeak Mini Morph G

Review: Topeak Mini Morph G Pump

Rachel Sokal puts Topeak\'s smallest pump through its paces for a few months

Hopetech Women’s Enduro – Gisburn Forest

Could this be THE event of the year for women\'s MTB?

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Review: Pro Team Compressor Tubeless Tyre Inflator

Seating tubeless tyres can be a pain in the arse without access to an air compressor. Enter the Team Compressor from Pro.

Review: Northwave Outcross Plus Shoes

Not quite an XC race shoe, and not quite a full-blown enduro boot either. Is the Northwave Outlook Plus the Goldilocks shoe for trail riders? Rachel investigates