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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…

Dieter Back From The Dead

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...

Bespoked Bike Check: SmithyFrameworks Ullassa

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...

Bespoked Bike Check: Coal Bikes 84

Coal Bikes turned a few heads at last year’s Bespoked show in Harrogate. This year, Bespoked has moved to the Lee Valley Velodrome in London, on 14-16th October, perhaps you’ll...

Bespoked Bike Check: ACTOFIVE Cycles P-TRAIN CNC

Want to see more of this sort of thing, or chat to the makers? Get yourself along to Bespoked, the handmade bicycle show, in London, 14-16th October. ACTOFIVE Cycles P-TRAIN...

How Injured Are You? 5 Exercises To Find Out!

Coach to the mountain biking stars, Alan Milway, brings you some exercises to help you assess just how much work you could be doing… We like how the introduction assumes...

Bespoked: Ryden Bikes’ Free 3D Print Your Own Bike Fit

Bespoked, taking place 14-16th October in London, celebrates hand built bikes and their makers. Sometimes those makers are making bits for bikes, as well as whole bikes. Here, we’ve got…

Bespoked Bike Check: The Variangle Mk5

We’ll be heading along to Bespoked in London for 14-16th October to check out all the hand built bikes and chat to their makers. It’s being billed as ‘a celebration…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead – Punk Rock Holiday and Armpumpapalooza

My last few months have been wild! I’ve barely had time to sit down! (When I’ve not been floating down an Alpine river on an inflatable American flag while drinking…

Bespoked Bike Check: Quirk Cycles SUPERCHUB

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…

Thinking of starting a charity event? Tips from the Calder Divide Challenge!

When Adrian Wright’s riding buddy, Will Norman, died of cancer during lockdown, he and his other mountain bike friends couldn’t mark his passing as they might have hoped. Like many,...

Behind the Media: Wyn Masters – athlete and entertainer

Anders concludes this short series looking at the changing face of mountain bike media, with a look at the shifting expectations on athletes. From racer to content creator, Wyn Masters…

Internet Rummagings – No Queue Edition

There's never a queue to get to the back room of the internet's bike shop, so off I went a rummagin'. Here's what I found this month. THERE'S MORE TO…

Behind the Media: photographer Katie Lozancich

Anders Engberg embarks on a short illustrated series examining the changing world of mountain bike media. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…

Goodbye Red Bull! Here’s to the Past 10 Years

In 2012 Red Bull got the broadcast rights for world cups, fast forward to 2022 and we're entering a new era with Discovery. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Food and drink to avoid on a ride – no, really, just don’t do it!

Sanny has been engaging in adventures of a culinary kind to make sure that you don’t make mistakes next time you fill up your Camelbak. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT…

Internet Rummagings – The Flexible Edition

Welcome back to the look behind the curtain, beyond the velvet rope at everything the internet bike shop is hiding in it’s darkest places. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Electric Lemons

Faceless corporate big-box auto-spares multi-sport camping-stores bringing out bikes to play catch-up with whatever is the bicycle-du-jour. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…

Behind the Media: Chris Hall and Downtime Podcast

Anders Engberg embarks on a short illustrated series examining the changing world of mountain bike media. In the streets of Reading you would often find a kid riding his Raleigh…

National XCC and XCO Championships at Kirroughtree race report

What a weekend! The National Champs at Kirroughtree was an absolutely stunning way to finish the National XC season. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO…

Name That Park Tool Quiz – The Amateur Edition

We’ve been playing in our workshop – which Park Tools and Madison kindly fitted out for us after we got ram raided a few years back – with play dough…

My Top 10 Sustainable Travel Toiletries For Cyclists

My top 10 sustainable travel toiletries ideal for bikepackers, campers, racers and every other kind of bike rider. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK…

Q: How much to start mountain biking? A: £605.00

Contrary to what mountain bike websites may imply, you don't have to be a millionaire to be start mountain biking.

Internet Rummagings – Bacon Cheeseburger Edition

Welcome back to this month’s rummage through the internet bike shop back room where we find bikes and parts whose native countries foods they are renowned for, would come to…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Your Bike Hates You

This month for Back From The Dead I thought we’d have a look at some of the oddest/grossest/more vomit inducing repairs I’ve tackled recently. The jobs where two pairs of…

British Cycling National XC Series Rd 5: Woody’s Bike Park

Back to Woody’s Bike Park for the last round of the XC season. Last year the series started here and it became known as a pretty tough course where both…

What size mountain bike do I need?

If you're unsure as to what size mountain bike to get, don't worry. You're not alone. It is not always obvious these days. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Readers’ Rides: Jon’s Smokestone Bow-Ti

Whether you’ve got a special new bike or just a bike that’s special to you, this is where you get to tell us about it! You send us your submissions, and...