product reviews

TESTED: Syntace NumberNine Titan Pedals

TESTED: Syntace NumberNine Titan Pedals

Syntace - it's German for precision engineering. Ok that's not true - but it's not far off the mark. 24 Jun 2015
TESTED: The North Face Venture Jacket

TESTED: The North Face Venture Jacket

As a wise person once said, there ain’t such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. 24 May 2015
TESTED: American Classic Wide Lightning wheels

TESTED: American Classic Wide Lightning wheels

Wider rims for mountain biking are particularly de rigeuer at the moment, and particularly so with fat bikes and the current avalanche of 29+ and 27.5+ options being forced down our throats. 15 May 2015
TESTED: Creux Urban Enduro Shorts

TESTED: Creux Urban Enduro Shorts

Shorts that go from short track, to commuting, to bar hopping and more? Do tell! 14 May 2015
TESTED: Giro Tessa short fingered gloves

TESTED: Giro Tessa short fingered gloves

Giro not only make beautifully crafted gloves, but they have fantastically fitted women's gloves too. 12 May 2015
Trek Remedy 9 29er - Tested

Trek Remedy 9 29er - Tested

The Trek Remedy 9 has been the in form, value for money trail machine since the recent emergence of the more aggressive trail bike. 10 May 2015
TESTED: Fox Talas 32 Factory 29" suspension fork

TESTED: Fox Talas 32 Factory 29" suspension fork

Travel adjustable forks have moved out of fashion a little, but this long term test on a Fox TALAS shows that attitudes might change. 7 May 2015
TESTED: Gates Belt Drive

TESTED: Gates Belt Drive

If singlespeeds are the ultimate mountain bike experience, the Gates Belt Drive might just add to that. 4 May 2015
Specialized Rumor Elite - Tested

Specialized Rumor Elite - Tested

Specialized is, in part, to thank for mountain biking as we enjoy it today. And the Rumor could well be helping more women enjoy riding off-road. 30 Apr 2015
TESTED: Adidas Evil Eye Evo

TESTED: Adidas Evil Eye Evo

The Adidas Eyewear Evil Eye Evo is the love child of your favourite glasses and goggles. 29 Apr 2015
TESTED: TRP Hy/Rd Disc Brakes

TESTED: TRP Hy/Rd Disc Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes have clear advantages over mechanical, but don't suit all purposes. TRP's Hy/Rd is a great solution. 28 Apr 2015
Soma Wolverine Review

Soma Wolverine Review

The Soma Wolverine is the latest bike from the San Franciso brand - but what is it exactly? 24 Apr 2015
TESTED: Atlas - Specialized light kneepad

TESTED: Atlas - Specialized light kneepad

The Atlas kneepad is for all those who usually throw a little caution to the wind and ride protection less on their trail rides. 21 Apr 2015
Shimano M9000 1x11 Group Set

Shimano M9000 1x11 Group Set

We look at how each of the main components perform on our M9000 setup. 15 Apr 2015
REVIEWED: Shimano XTR Trail Wheel Set

REVIEWED: Shimano XTR Trail Wheel Set

Shimano's all new XTR M9020 27. 17 Mar 2015
Tested: TLD Ace Shorts

Tested: TLD Ace Shorts

Troy Lee Design, Ace Shorts 10 Mar 2015
Tested: Ergon GE-1 Grips

Tested: Ergon GE-1 Grips

Ergon GE-1 Grips 5 Mar 2015
Reviewed: Shimano Rokko 12 (R12) backpack

Reviewed: Shimano Rokko 12 (R12) backpack

The Rokko 12 is Shimano's premier hydration daypack. 25 Feb 2015
The new Pivot reaches mach speed

The new Pivot reaches mach speed

The new Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon will be the new ride that takes you over the line in first place. 12 Jan 2015
REVIEWED: PRO Double Wheel Bag

REVIEWED: PRO Double Wheel Bag

There might come a time when you either have a few too many wheels to trip over in your garage. 28 Dec 2014
The must have Christmas gifts for any rider

The must have Christmas gifts for any rider

Christmas gifts that just have to be on the list. Whether they're best in group, unbeatable value, super cool or all three, this is the go to list for your mountain bike gifts this Christmas. 17 Dec 2014