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…

Legal Action Against Peloton Gives a Useful Insight on Music for Mountain Bikers

Reports have appeared in the press this week that copyright proceedings have started against indoor cycling brand Peloton. The company make high end, networkable exercise bikes (with celebrities like David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Ellen DeGeneres reportedly devotees) and are accused of using music for which they haven’t paid royalties. So what does this mean…

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,…

Awesome Climbing Technique from Braydon Bringhurst in Transcend

It’s not often I pay attention to the climbing sections in videos but seeing Braydon Bringhurst taking his Canyon Spectral up Captain Ahab in Moab got me reaching for the replay button. The riding that’s on show here is normally only the reserve of a Chris Akrigg film but, with his company Burst-Media, Braydon perfectly…

Josh Bryceland Talking Bar Height

  In November last year,Ā 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…

Muscle Memory doesn’t exist….or does it?

The idea of muscle memory always seemed an odd one to me – why would your muscles need to remember how to move if your brain and nerves were designed to do it? The idea that muscles can remember how to move faded a while ago as our understanding of movement control developed. It’s probably…

A Story That’s Got Everything? Chris Akrigg’s Story

Chris Akrigg released his life story this week and, as the title suggests, it encompasses everything this site is about……. The film is just shy of 40 minutes long and is an absorbing watch that I’d throughly recommend, but for me the brilliance is not in the narrative, it’s in the detail. It Takes 10…

Thomas Vanderham & Remi Gauvin Light as a Feather

Rocky Mountain Bikes and Thomas Vanderham’s latest offering provides a lot of beautiful cinematography but doesn’t really offer much else to mountain bikers wanting to develop their skills………or does it? The overwhelming thing that struck me when I saw this clip was how light both Thomas and Remi Gauvin look on their bikes. What’s on…

UK Coaching Week

Sunday 10th June 2018 has not only seen the Leogang Downhill World Cup come and go for another year but has also seen the end of Coaching Week in the UK. Health Education England state that ‘Coaching is the art of facilitating the development, learning and performance of another’ and coaches play a vital part…

Insights from Aaron Gwin on Line Choice

Aaron Gwin proved he was human in a couple of ways at Fort William. The most obvious example was when he came off during his race run. Another example came in Episode 2 of Tales of the Mob. Aaron’s renowned for his physical strength, which provides the foundation for his attacking, aggressive, all out style….