Reviews

Orbea Occam LT M-Team review

The Orbea Occam LT is an engaging ride. It requires and rewards an accurate rider who pays attention at all times. Which is not a bad thing.

Abus AirDrop MIPS helmet review

The Abus AirDrop MIPS is a well made and designed helmet that offers great levels of breathability and forget-you\'re-wearing it comfort.

Book Review: Potholes and Pavements

Some years ago I met Laura Laker and she seemed to me to be an essentially nice and positive person. One of those people it would be hard to be...

Orbea Laufey H-LTD review

It\'s just as well the Orbea Laufey H-LTD handles so well because if we turn our attention to the build kit, it\'s something of a harder sell.

Giant Stance 29 1 review

The Giant Stance 29 1 is a refreshingly affordable mountain bike. Yer classic entry level full-sus trail bike. Alloy, 29in, 125/140mm travel.

Formula Selva C Fork review

This is a 170mm travel Formula Selva C (coil) fork. I went with the 170mm version because Formula forks have shorter axle-to-crown lengths.

Lezyne Helmet Lite Drive 1200+ LED review

Lezyne Helmet Lite Drive 1200+ LED has eight LEDs, delivering a broad 1,200 lumenbeam, 60-hour runtime and USB-C port recharging.

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.

Calibre Line T3 27 review

If you\'re new to mountain biking, or upgrading from heavy bike shaped object, you\'ll find the Calibre Line T3 27 feels pretty impressive.

Cannondale Scalpel 1 Lefty: First Ride Review

The new Cannondale Scalpel has essentially been modernised to give it more travel, and more capable, more stable handling.

Rocky Mountain Instinct C70: First Ride Review

Rocky Mountain Instinct at a glance: longer chainstays, steeper seat angle, longer dropper posts plus adjustable reach and chainstay length.

Atherton S170: First Ride Thoughts

The Atherton S170 is no alloy look-a-like; Atherton has applied excellent engineering and delivered a mighty fine aluminium mountain bike.

YT Jeffsy Core 4 review

The YT Jeffsy Core 4 is a bike that arrives in a box that is not quite perfect out of the box. BUT... there is loads of potential here.

New RockShox Flight Attendant first ride review

RockShox Flight Attendant takes real-time information from numerous on-bike sensors and adjusts the suspension circuits as it deems fit.

Fizik Terra Ergolace GTX Shoe review

The Fizik Terra Ergolace Terra GTX is an all-weather MTB and gravel shoes with Gore-Tex protection. Yes, they are (were) white.

Calibre Line T3 29 review

The Calibre Line T3 29 is a mighty fine first \'proper mountain bike\', that will be a trusty trail buddy for many years afterwards.

SRAM Maven Ultimate Expert Kit: first ride review

TLDR: the SRAM Maven Ultimate brakes offer bucket loads in a very usable package. A few rides is by no means a full review yet but currently they seem to…

Canyon Spectral CF 9: First Fortnight Findings

The new Canyon Spectral CF trail bike has dropped a bit of travel but added the K.I.S. steering stabiliser. Here\'s our first impressions...

Kona Process X CR Review

All in, the Kona Process X CR is an excellent all-mountain bike. And it’s the nicest-looking mountain bike I’ve seen for a number of years.

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.

The Grinder: Wolf Tooth pedals, DMR cranks, Ceramic Speed SLT bearings, USE bar, Madison bib-trouser, Leatt knee pads

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Fox 36 Float Factory GRIP2 Review

Conclusion first: the Fox 36 Float Factory GRIP2 is the best air-sprung trail fork out there. By quite a margin too.

SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Review Update

When the dust finally settled on the X0 and XX1 versions, the SRAM GX Eagle Transmission arrived, aimed much more at regular mortals.

Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Pack review

The Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Pack is billed as a pack to hold \'all the extra layers and supplies for big rides or bad weather\'.

Magura Vyron MDS V3 Wireless Dropper review

The \"Magura Vyron MDS V3\" stands for Magura Dropper Seatpost Version 3. I\'m afraid I\'ve not really taken to the Magura Vyron experience. Read on...

Fizik Terra Nanuq GTX shoe review

The Fizik Terra Nanuq GTX shoes are insulated, waterproof, fleece lined, and an aggressive Vibram sole for off-road adventures.

9Point8 Slack-R Headset Review

What if you want a slacker head angle, but your bike won\'t accept slackset-style headset cups? Enter the 9Point8 Slack-R!