Burgtec Penthouse Mark 4 Pedals

A few weeks ago iconic UK based downhill supplier Burgtec unveiled their MK4 Composite Flat Pedals but, on review here, are their premium aluminium bodied, titanium axle pedals. Up until the release of the mk4’s, the legendary Penthouse pedals were big, bulky and heavy due to their pure downhill focus. With this incarnation things changed and…

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WaveCel – What’s it all about?

Two weeks ago Trek released the first of the below promotional videos showing their new Bontrager WaveCel technology helmets……..so what’s it all about? It’s been known for some years that the majority of concussions and brain injury’s that occur in mountain biking come, not from direct blows to the head, but from glancing blows and…

Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes

Five Ten’s Impact Pro Shoes were realised last year to supersede the Impact VXi’s. I’ve been riding them since December so how have they performed? The first thing you notice taking these out of the box is the weight and solidity of them. These shoes are designed for gravity specific use and it’s instantly evident. My UK…

Five Ten Freerider Shoes

Five Ten Freerider Shoes have been around for a fair while now and have consistently proven themselves. Described as “our most versatile All-Mountain flat pedal shoe” on their website, you’d be hard pushed to disagree; with these top sellers being worn across numerous MTB disciplines as well as for day to day footwear, sky diving,…

Josh Bryceland Talking Bar Height

  In November last year, Burgtec released the Josh Bryceland 38mm signature bar with promotional film. Bike set up is always a difficult area to negotiate with new trends, industry opinions and your own style/preferences changing – with all the advice & options that are available, how do you know what to go with? The interesting…

DMR Brendog DeathGrip Lock-On MTB Grips

UK bike firm DMR have been producing DeathGrips since 2016 and for the last few months I’ve been running them. The grips were designed by Scott-Velosolutions rider Brendan ‘Brendog’ Fairclough and incorporate all of Brendan’s favourite grip patterns into one neat package. Working from the inboard side out you’ve got the option of a flange or…

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…