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Stif Squatch | New Bike Day

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There’s nothing quite like New Bike Day. Opening the box to take a proper look at the bike I’ve ordered is always interesting and exciting. The anticipation of sitting on it and checking the size, tweaking the angles of the brake levers, sorting the bars… it’s always good fun. And then there’s riding it. I love taking a new bike onto the trails for the… Read More »Stif Squatch | New Bike Day

Fix MTB Tools

Having the right kit at the right time is really important. Amongst the stuff that I reckon you should always have is a multi-tool. It’s one of those things that I find I’m using most regularly. A slightly wonky bar after a crash, a slipped brake lever after a crash, a loose grip after a crash. You get the idea. The thing is, it’s also… Read More »Fix MTB Tools

Burgtec Penthouse MK5

Long term readers of this little corner of the internet will recall that I’ve written several times about the DMR Vault flat pedals. They’ve been a long time favourite of mine and I’ve ridden them for what seems like forever. They’ve been really solid and even survived what I still think was my most dramatic crash. The left one was torn from the thread of… Read More »Burgtec Penthouse MK5

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Review

Bike reviews by me are never about the technical specifications of the bike – you can find that anywhere online. They’re all about how the bike feels. My personal preference is¬†playfulness over speed. The Kenevo is what Specialized have come up with in answer to hills. Put simply, it’s essentially a personal uplift, designed to get you to the top with ease and then allow… Read More »Specialized Turbo Kenevo Review

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines sits in Nottinghamshire, the fabled home of Robin Hood. Unfortunately, Robin Hood never slayed trails on a bike. Truth be told, if Robin Hood wanted to have shredded some gnar I think he would’ve got his merry men together and rode further afield in search of some altitude. Enough of the Robin Hood references, lets get down to it. Sherwood Pines is fairly… Read More »Sherwood Pines

DMR Vaults

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Around Christmas time, I bought a Santa Cruz Bronson. It’s my dream bike and was something I was set on. I weighed up other options, including the amazing bikes from Airdrop, Bird and Orange. I almost went for a British brand just out of principle, but something kept me returning to the Santa Cruz website and drooling over a Bronson. So that’s what I bought.… Read More »DMR Vaults