A recent trip to the Alps to race the Megavalanche meant a serious think about protection. I’ve always used a spine protector and knee / elbow pads when on my DH bike but after talking to a few colleagues I realised this probably wouldn’t cut it at the Mega. And all I can say is: […]

Well here we are at 3,000m on the top of Pic Blanc, Alpe D’Huez. It’s 7am on a Sunday morning, 2 degrees and pretty blooming cold stuck in a long lift queue to get up the top of the mountain. But still, it’s pretty special. After my dismal qualifying run, I was pleased to be […]

This month’s customer review was written by Tim Keward on the Bontrager Charger Pump, and as usual, he is entitled to the £250 voucher. I could go into a long-winded story about being a newbie cyclist who persevered for too long with a hand pump however I don’t want to leave myself looking too foolish […]

This month’s customer review was written by Michael Whitelegge on the Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 2011, and as usual, he is entitled to the £250 voucher. Bought this after completing an introductory course on mountain biking riding a Hardrock hire bike. The frame geometry really suits me. I had to choose between the Sport Disc […]

As part of our Megavalanche preparations we headed up to Kielder Forest in Northumberland a few weeks ago to check out this new style race format, the 661 Gravity Enduro series. Enduro races are basically timed downhill runs, with linking stages (non timed)- all your times are then combined to give you a position. A […]

Muc-Off Silicon Shine After many hours toiling over the bike with a toothbrush removing every last speck of dirt, the thing that is really missing is a top-class finish to really make it sparkle. After all, you polish that rust-bucket on the driveway every Sunday morning; why not apply the same loving care to your […]

Guest blogger Phoebe Doyle has reviewed the Specialized Small Fry Child Helmet for us. Phoebe Doyle blogs about parenting and education at www.tremendouslytwo.blogspot.com As my 5 year old daughter Rosie has recently become the mightily proud owner of a suitably pink and girly bike (the Molly Raleigh), apparently her unisex Winne The Pooh helmet will […]

In our ongoing mission to get more customers trying and rating product, this year we are providing a selection of bikes to be reviewed over time. Here Shaun Clements tells us about impressions of the BMC Street Fire SSX01 2010 Road Bike. Check out his previous posts, too! Initial impressions 2nd month in the saddle […]

Last week I’ve written a short introduction how to fuel your body during rides. After chatting to the experts of the field, I summed up all the practical knowledge that was relevant or interesting. However, no amount of science is able to determine whether you like the taste of something or not. De gustibus non […]

With the weather being so nice, it’s been the perfect time to try some spring/summer tyres and Evans, being the kind people they are, were good enough to let me try a set of the 2.1” Charge Splashback tyres. The first thing that struck me (other than the slightly dubious name) was the look of […]

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