Lens Tints

Selecting the right lens tint can improve depth perception, reduce eye fatigue, minimise colour distortion, maximise visual clarity and improve vision in low light conditions. With a massive range of different lenses to choose from though, how do you know what one to go with? Grey Lenses Grey lenses are designed to block the sun’s…

SealSkinz All Weather XP Cycle Glove

Winter time calls for winter gloves and I’ve rode these over the past few months and they did alright. First impressions were that SealSkinz tend to size on the small side and these gloves were no exception – worth trying before you buy as most people have to go up a size or two. The…

CRY Tone Grey Jumper

It’s been a bit cold at times this winter which means this CRY Brand Tone Grey Jumper’s been getting a fair bit of use. First impressions of this jumper is the quality of it. Material is strong, thick and fleecy (which has definitely helped this winter) plus you get a couple of neat little details…

Mr Wolf SmartMousse

Tired of inner tube punctures and burping tubeless tyres? Then SmartMousse might be the thing for you…. I stumbled across this one but, with the Lupato brothers and Marco Aurelio Fontana supporting it, this product may well be worth a look at. The technology originally started in Enduro Motorbikes but has been transferred over to…

Peter Storm Waterproof Overtrousers

RRP £40 Peter Storm aren’t a brand you’d specifically associate with mountain biking and these aren’t an MTB focused pair of overtrousers but MTB’s not all about the riding so I decided to give them a try. I tend to wear overtrousers a lot as you can pull them over your kit, go riding or…

Truckman Trucklok (Mitsubishi L200)

If, like me, you own a pick-up truck and have a hardtop for it, (so you can throw your bike and gear in the back) it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that (on all but a few trucks) the tailgate doesn’t lock leaving your stuff vulnerable. The Truckman Trucklok aims to solve this issue by…

Goggles Reviewed

As Maxi Jazz of Faithless once said…..”You don’t need eyes to see, you need vision” and eye protection is pretty much a must have on trials if you want to avoid eye fulls of dirt and mud (particularly in the winter). When it comes to eye wear you’ve got two options, glasses or goggles and…

Frog’s New Mountain Bike Range

Ever wondered why professional sports teams sign kids up around the age of 6? The answer may be found in the research of Swedish Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson who studied elite level performers and developed his theory that, if you put 10,000 hours of practice into learning a skill, you can achieve expert status in…

CRY Brand Gloves

CRY brand belongs to pro BMXer Harry Main and a few posts ago I showed Harry transferring from BMX to a jump bike so I wondered how Harry’s gloves would transfer from BMX to mountain biking. First impression of these gloves, as you unwrap them, is they have a quality feel and a bit of…

Knee Guards on Test

Body armour is a funny thing in sport as there are multiple examples of injuries increasing as the level of protection improves – people punch harder, tackle harder, ride faster, jump further etc resulting in bigger injuries when it all goes wrong. Body armour or no body armour though, mountain biking is by nature a…

Shorts on test

Shorts can have a bearing on your performance due to fit and comfort but they also provide protection from the elements and falls. I looked at 4 pairs of top brand shorts – 2 light weight and two heavier duty waterproofs. POC Flow Shorts RRP £78 POC are known for their quality and tendency to…

Cold Steel Special Forces (Spetznaz) Shovel

Apparently based on a design by soldiers of the Russian special forces (the Spetznaz) this is a solid small shovel with a hickory handle. At 50cm (49.9″) long and weighing in at 754g (26.6oz) its designed to be packed in a back pack & I got mine for small trail repairs & clearing trails (its…