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Hunt Wheels – Enduro Wide 27.5” Wheels – Review

Traditionally there have been a relatively small number of, fairly large, brands in the MTB wheel space but in the last year or so you might have seen a new wheel builder picking up a number of positive reviews for various wheel sets coming in at prices generally below the big brands (e.g. the likes of […]

Cotic Flare Max – Review

Being a keen mountain biker, I am fully aware of the n+1 phenomenon, the idea being that no matter how many bikes you own the correct number is actually one more. After our recent interview with Cy Turner, the owner of Cotic Bikes, I was quite keen to try out the Cotic Flare Max and […]

Onza Tyres Review – Ibex and Citius

Tyres can be a difficult thing to choose for your bike. They are the first point of contact between your bike and the ground and they are also a matter of personal preference. tyres have an amazing ability to dictate the level of grip, the rolling resistance and how your bike handles. All that being […]

MET Roam Helmet – Long Term Review

No matter how good you may think you are at riding you definitely need a helmet. Protecting you cranium is important, even if your head is full of cats doing adorable things and phone numbers for takeaway places. The evidence that hitting your head repeatedly is, well… bad, continues to grow, as do the links […]

Troy Lee Designs Sprint Trousers – Review

I bet that even if you are an ardent trail rider you have considered dabbling in a pair of downhill trousers. The first thought I had when I saw a pair, was that they look cool. You look more like you are riding a motorcycle then pedalling a bike in a forest and obviously all […]

First Look – Foog Clothing

When it comes to women’s mountain bike clothing these days there is a wide range to choose from when it comes to big brands like Troy Lee Designs, Fox Clothing or Dakine.  I wanted to take a look at something a bit different, from one of the many “start up” clothing companies taking advantage of […]

Giro Jackets Shoes – Review

Within the mountain biking community you could be forgiven for thinking that a certain brand of flat pedal shoes constituted a uniform of sorts. Five Ten have had something of a monopoly in recent years but there are a number of challengers out there if you’re willing to step outside the mainstream. I got my […]

Giro Switchblade – Long Term Review

The idea of a helmet with a detachable chin guard is not a new idea. Giro first created a ‘Switchblade’ in the 90s, though the detachable chin guard was flimsy and was known to cause lots of problems for users. Ultimately Giro retired the flawed Switchblade and it was put back in the box, until […]

Ergon BP1 Protect Backpack – Review

When I was preparing for the summer trip to the Alps I started looking out for a great protection solution, or rather Mr Betty made me look for one. I wanted to make sure that when I started going fast downhill I would not end up with a serious injury. I already own a pair […]