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…

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…

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…

Delamere Forest

It’s been about two years since I was last at Delamere Forest but went to get some cornering practice in while my broken ribs are healing. I went expecting to find the usual, long term neglected trails but got a small bonus surprise. Getting there For getting there you’ve got options.  First up you can…

Coed Mor

I was on holiday in Anglesey earlier this year & looking for places to ride.  One place that came up in the Google searches was Coed Mor and it was just 10 minutes down the road from where we were staying. Getting there: First thing to say about this place is it’s difficult to find…

CBoardman Super Light Innertube

I recently thought I’d give these innertubes a go as they were advertised as ‘superlight’ and were £2 less than the Continental Supersonics.  When I was buying them I thought the box felt a bit heavy and when I got them home found that they weighed the same as my bog standard Continental inner tubes…

Hope Quick Release Skewers

I’ve heard mixed reviews about these things with some reports of them being difficult to tighten, some difficult to undo when your hands are cold &/or wet and others of them backing off while riding. I decided to give one a go on my Omen as the spec looked good: Stainless steel (so should last…