Trail riders and cross country fanatics know the value of mountain bike gloves far exceeds the outlay. Don’t get into a scrape by neglecting your hands.   I know from bitter experience that riding without gloves is a bad idea, no matter how hardcore I thought I was. Mountain bike gloves are designed to take […]

For experienced riders to enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled action that night trails bring, they need powerful, LED lamps. There’s nothing quite like riding the trails at night. I’m now addicted to the thrill of it! But mountain bike trails do get seriously dark, so it’s a good thing I’ve got my extra bright lights to give […]

Adele Mitchell on the wonderful – and diverse – world of women’s mountain biking.   There was a time, not so long ago, when you were almost more likely to find a herd of sparkling pink unicorns on a mountain bike trail than a group of women. Back then, the words ‘woman’ and ‘mountain bike’ […]

100km is a distance that many cyclists will ride on a weekend without batting an eyelid. On UK roads there are more and more cyclists out at the weekend, putting in the miles, and riding further and further. However, on a mountain bike, riding that kind of distance, strictly off-road and especially down south, is a lot harder. […]

  A few years ago, we were all rolling around on 26” wheels without a care in the world – and then the wheels grew. The first mountain bikes of the 1960s were heavy modified cruiser bikes, designed for racing down the sides of mountains. They had 26” wheels, and that was that. 29er wheels […]

The groupset on your mountain bike will make a huge difference to the quality of the ride, but if you’re buying a built bike, also the cost. The groupset comprises of bottom bracket, cranks, hubs, cassette, shifters, chains and derailleurs, and Shimano is one of the most commonly used brands, with SRAM being the other […]

  The weekend just gone was a pretty epic one for Great Britain’s downhill mountain biking crew. Welsh rider Manon Carpenter rode towards a Gold Medal in the UCI Downhill World Championship in Norway on Sunday, with Brits Rachel Atherton in Silver and Tahnee Seagrave in Bronze. Conditions were dry which resulted in a rough track […]

  Over the past few months we’ve published some posts by Evans Cycles staff trainer, Nick Coley, as he prepared himself for the Leadville 100. He rode the event with clothing manager, Paul – here’s the experience in Nick’s words: The dust has now settled on what was defiantly the highlight of my year from […]

The Specialized Rockhopper has been an exceptionally popular member of the brand’s family for many years. It’s a true, MTB trail performance hardtail, and it’s been tested and developed over decades. Not the most expensive range within the Specialized offerings, it’s a performance bike that will suit a beginner, but will still provide a light weight, […]

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the world, and mountain biking enables you to see areas that can’t be found by car, and are too deep to be frequented by many walkers. Regardless if you’re visiting trail centres, or keeping it natural and exploring some of your local beauty spots, getting yourself a mountain […]