Received: Giant TCX SLR1

You know a sport has become pretty mainstream when the worlds biggest (near enough) manufacture has a whole specific range of bikes. Giant's TCX SLR 1 certainly looks the part,…

Pro lite Antero XC wheels un boxed

Received: Pro-Lite Antero XC wheels

More wheels hit the grit test bench - this time we'll re-purpose these 29er race wheels from Pro-Lite for cross and other #dirtydropbargoodness. How will the Antero XC's stand the…

Received: Rolf Prima VCX Disc wheels

These eye catching semi deep, paired spoke disc wheels from Rolf Prima just rolled across the test bench. So, how do the VCX discs stack up?

Received: Gore Oxygen 2.0 GT AS Cycling Jacket

The Gore-Tex Oxygen 2.0 GT AS cycling jacket from Gore is waterproof and a fine specimen for rainy test rides in Belgium.

Received: Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer

Cross racing can be a painful experience. Why not replicate the pain in your garage? We've just received a Rock and Roll trainer from Kurt Kinetics to see if pre…

Received: Shimano 105 Groupset

The workhorse groupset has arrived from Shimano. How will the 5800 variant with 11-speed newness perform?

Received: Shand Stoater

Belt Drive, Rohloff, hand made, steel. It may be niche central with this latest arrival from Shand, but will it offer plenty in the real world?

Received: Koolstop Aero Kool disc brake pads

Worried about overheating disc brakes? Could these Aero Kool pads from Koolstop be the answer?

Received: Pro Logo Zero-2 CPC Tirox saddle

A grippy saddle? could be just what the doctor ordered for the slop and grime the coming winter promises

Received: Schwalbe Racing Ralph tyres

More german rubbery goodness has just landed, courtesy of Schwalbe - Racing Ralph cross tyres

Received: DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks

Cool morning are beginning to make themselves felt - these ovine fur based foot sacks could be just what the doctor ordered.

Received: Fabric Handlebar Tape

Shiny, brightly coloured bar tape to finish of that new build? This new bar tape from Fabric could be just what the doctor ordered.

Received: Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake wheels

Some high priced, performance, carbon exotica has landed at HQ. Does it have a place in the dirty worlds of cross and gravel adventures? We'll be finding out.

Received: Kask helmets

Two new helmets have arrived from Italy courtesy of Kask - Aero and vented they promise to have all bases covered.

Received: Wheels Manufacturing BB30 Outboard Bottom Bracket

BB30 frame, 24mm axle cranks? This just in from Wheels Manufacturing could be just what your looking for.

Received: Feedback Sports Pro Elite work stand

This shiny, polished red aluminium loveliness from Feedback Sports has just graced our workshop with its presence - how will it stand up to the spanners?

Received: Engineered Zondag

An Italian made, british designed cyclocross race bike? Oh go on then. This understated rig has just arrived for a serious run through the test mill.

Genesis CdA

Just in at the Northern Chapter HQ… Genesis' new fun road machine

Trek Boone 9 arrives at test HQ

Received: Trek Boone 9

Trek's range topping cross bike developed for the king and queen - Sven Nys and Katie, f'in, Compton - has landed at towers for testing. Excited? just a bit.

Racewear Direct Garmin mounts

Received: RaceWare Direct Garmin mounts

Standard Garmin 1/4 turn mounts can be temperamental at times and elastic bands have a finite lifespan. We've just received these Uk manufactured, 3D printed mounts from RaceWare Direct

Specialized Crux shoulder freindly top tube detail

Received: Specialized Crux Frameset

As ridden to a world championship jersey by Zdenek Stybar, the Specialized Crus frameset promises plenty of bang for your buck. Our test model has just arrived.

the Ridley X-Fire 10 disc gets delivered

Received: Ridley X-Fire 10 disc

Our first test bike from the heartland of cross, Belgium, just arrived. To say we're excited about throwing this Ridley X-Fire Disc 10 down the trails is an understatement

STRIP Race Day Care Kit

Received: Secret Training gear

This little goodie bag of products just arrived from STRIPis deisgned to put an end to event car park, 'who packed the xxxx' panic scenarios.

Received: Clement LAS and MXP tyres

Received: Clement Rubber

More rubber from revitalised Clement Pneumatics has arrived. File treads and muddy condition tyres await the test team

Received: Specialized tyres and shoes

More products from the Big S: this time its shoes and a couple of pairs of 'wheel sneakers' in the form of the Tracer and Terra Pro rubber