Has Guy Kesteven hit peak bikejourno?

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  • Has Guy Kesteven hit peak bikejourno?
  • Premier Icon cynic-al
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    “Start pushing them hard, … and the 3D distortion — particularly as they unload out of corners and G-outs — can be momentarily, but significantly, disconcerting. There’s noticeable softness through the cranks too, and off-camber wander if you really stamp on the pedals.”

    ?

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Superb example of word-w*nk…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Well that took a google
    https://www.bikeradar.com/author/guy-kesteven/
    Do people read Bike Radar reviews? Maybe it’s just to check if anyone has bothered to get past the pics?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I actually used to pay some attention to Kesteven, til that C456 review he did where the frame was so stiff it was impossible to ride down rocky descents without stopping halfway down to shake out your hands. Not just bad at his job, more actually a little bit mad.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    He should go back to doing the Crystal Maze

    Vertically stiff and laterally compliant.

    Premier Icon bowglie
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    “He should go back to doing the Crystal Maze“

    LOL

    Premier Icon Drac
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    They’ll be fireworks.

    Kuco
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    With bullshit like that he could be a manager at my works.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    They’ll be fireworks.

    I remember that Mountain Mayhem

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    He peaked years ago and has maintained that level ever since. He’s always been a gobshite.

    trail_rat
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    i dunno the pink bike are trying for peak journo with the whole singlecrown forks flex loads must be shit thing going on atm.

    ton
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    in all my years of biking, only 2 bike tests ever stick out, and made me take notice.

    brant richards, planet x compo and steve makin, soulcraft 29er.

    everything else is just pointless, imho

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    I remember that Mountain Mayhem

    Yeah, sorry about that, I was rather drunk and egged on by Drac

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Didn’t take very much.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    could have taken someones eye out!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Nobody died 🙂

    in all my years of biking, only 2 bike tests ever stick out, and made me take notice.

    Sure there wasn’t one from Zak Tempest in there as well?

    5plusn8
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    Are any lifestyle journo’s to be trusted? I don’t think so. Let him write his shite, just take it with a pinch of salt.

    ton
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    Zak Tempest

    who?

    Are they still on ‘cut and paste trails’ or have they move on from that.

    I gave up a long time ago when What MTB tested ‘adventure bikes’ (before gravel was a thing). Requirements were a versatile bike, braze-on etc. for touring etc. etc.

    And Orange 5 won…

    mark90
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    His bike reviews are always on point 🙂

    who?

    Ask Brant…

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Brant.

    That’s 3 times now. He’ll be along in a minute.

    Saccades
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    My fav review was of the Boardman bike, slagging it for being too relaxed and that it needed to be snappier for road racing – insinuating that Boardman had never written it.

    First comment was Boardman saying that a snappy bike was exactly what you didn’t want at the end of a grand tour and that the geo was the same as the bike he had ridden X years ago.

    Premier Icon verbboy
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    Guy who?

    How long has he been a bike tester? Really hard to find out he keeps it quiet.

    i dunno the pink bike are trying for peak journo with the whole singlecrown forks flex loads must be shit thing going on atm.

    Agreed – people worrying about something they’ve never actually experienced but are suddenly able to see in a slomo video of something you only do (huck to flat so your suspension bottoms out) if you’re completely useless at jumping.

    JP

    Onzadog
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    I stopped believing anything bike jurnos said back when MBUK did a fork group test in the late 90s.

    At a time when the marzocchi bomber we revolutionizing what a suspension fork should be, they still tried to claim that the Pace was the better fork.

    It was also the last time I bought that rag.

    He made me laugh a few months ago when he posted a blow up doll package on insta, that showed the box with his full address on .. Harrogate was if ;0)

    Premier Icon fatmax
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    I saw a video review he did for Pace on Instagram – back up what everybody else is saying! At least he’s enthusiastic 😂😂

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    In Guys defence he comes up to Stainburn to dig days and works like a machine the whole time he is there. And he is friendly but unassuming. Basically a lovely bloke.

    lowey
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    Everyone has to earn a crust I suppose. Him and his daughter are bloody handy on a tandem too.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I gave up a long time ago when What MTB tested ‘adventure bikes’ (before gravel was a thing). Requirements were a versatile bike, braze-on etc. for touring etc. etc.

    And Orange 5 won…

    Whaaat!

    I started ignoring whichever mag it was that insisted every bike had to have 820mm wide bars no matter what.

    STW reviews are good imo, lots of thought about how the bike feels and makes you ride, rather than component niggles or telling a designer how they *should* have designed it.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    I read a review of a handcrafted steel hard tail by a well known MTB Journo (Say what you see:’)
    And it was a rave review. About 2 days later I was presented with the actual bike from the test, -ride this bring it back when you are done.
    Hmmm, maybe like some wines it didn’t travel well.

    But, its hard to write a bad review with out cutting your own throat. And how many times can you re-sugar same pill?

    from a recent US-youtube vid:

    augmenting poppy trail manners without suffocating zest

    Oh yes. Verbal dibbage.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I read a review of a handcrafted steel hard tail by a well known MTB Journo (Say what you see:’)

    Roy Walker is/was a bike journo?

    He should review HiFi with waffle like that.

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    its hard to write a bad review with out cutting your own throat. And how many times can you re-sugar same pill?

    Agree on both points Paul. Was it part of a group test? Any bike ridden in isolation is hard to compare with anything else and it’s all hugely subjective. Reviewers also have to somehow write in a way that newbies, regulars & very experienced riders (and everyone in between) can get something from it.

    Basically a lovely bloke.

    Agree.
    He loves bikes and has fun.

    …his reviews are mad sometimes.

    geex
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    Guy Kesteven’s youtube video reviews are pretty good if you’re not interested in the how the bikes perform but you miss this guy from the fast show

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