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  • Cotic SolarisMax
    MTB 2

    Cotic demo day – SolarisMax and FlareMax

    About a year and a half ago I went on a Cotic demo day on my local trails at Rivington. I was very impressed with the first generation ...

    On October 5, 2018 / By
  • Orange Stage 6
    MTB 4

    One pivot to rule them all? Orange Stage 6 early review

    They say there’s no such thing as a bad bike any more, but then if you’ve had even a cursory glance at the prices of bikes these days ...

    On September 23, 2018 / By
  • Sunrace MX8
    MTB 0

    Review: Sunrace MX8 cassette

    A couple of years ago I went fully XD with my MTB cassettes, having been really impressed with the weight, performance and especially durability of Sram’s GX-level 11-speed ...

    On September 13, 2018 / By
  • TLD Ace gloves
    MTB 0

    Review: Troy Lee Ace gloves

    Cycling gloves are a bit of a funny one, in that some of the best I’ve owned were the cheapest, while some that cost £30 or more didn’t ...

    On September 13, 2018 / By
  • Radon Swoop 170
    MTB 2

    Review: Radon Swoop 170

    Usually I write this blog for my own amusement and satisfaction, however I’m always happy to get feedback – and I think the most-common request I’ve had is ...

    On April 2, 2018 / By
  • Transition Smuggler
    MTB 0

    First impressions: Transition Smuggler

    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’ve been a big fan of 29ers for a while now, and last year I finally went full 29er – ...

    On March 19, 2018 / By
  • Five Ten shoe
    MTB 0

    Review: Five Ten Freerider EPS High

    For years Five Ten shoes have been the benchmark in flat pedal mountain bike footwear, and for almost as many years riders have moaned that there hasn’t been ...

    On February 16, 2018 / By
  • Nukeproof Mega 290 in woods
    MTB 5

    Review: Nukeproof Mega 290

    When Nukeproof launched the Mega 290 late in 2015 I remember thinking they’d really turned a corner with their frame design, but also being a bit surprised they ...

    On January 27, 2018 / By
  • Terrene Chunk tyre
    MTB 0

    Review: Terrene Chunk tyre

    No, I’d never heard of Terrene tyres before either, and my first thought was “why would you name your tyres after a kind of paté?”. But that’s spelled ...

    On January 24, 2018 / By