Reviews

Not happy with just doing regular blogs, we’ll also be reviewing products we’re using, kit we’re wearing, trails we’re riding and much more. All reviews are our own, we’ve not been asked or paid to do them, unless otherwise specified.

 

Adidas Terrex Trailcross Protect MTB shoe

Choosing the right gear is just as important as the bike you choose. With an abundance of shoes out there, how do these Adidas high top shoes fare? Lovingly abused over 5 months, we found out. Read more…

Hope HB160

Quite possibly the masterpiece of bicycle design, or an overpriced trophy bike? Nirvana Cycles allowed me the pleasure of trying out the Hope HB160 and here’s the write up. Read more…

Santa Cruz Nomad C

I’ve been itching to sling a leg over the new Santa Cruz Nomad since I saw the first prototype photo a while back. What happened when Surreys finest bike shop let me loose on the 2018 Nomad? Read more…

Marin B-17: First Ride

I think the technical bods at Marin have been very busy with R&D. Rather than metal and carbon, I can’t help but think they’ve been experimenting with genetic engineering. Read more…

YT Tues CF Pro

A stunning carbon Downhill Bike meets Swinley Forest. It shouldn’t work, it doesn’t make sense, but it happened when the dudes at YT came to town. Read more…

Fox Proframe

Light enough for all day riding, yet with full DH safety certification and banger looks to boot! Fox have pulled it out of the bag with this one. Read more…

Pivot Switchblade

Who needs money in the bank, when you can own your very own piece of moving art. Pivot are throwing out some unbelievable bikes and we had a shred on their 27.5+ Switchblade. Read more…

Mudhugger Shorty

It may just be a bit of plastic, but in the UK a mudguard is a solid choice. There are many out there, but how does the Mudhugger Short fare against the competition? Read more…

2017 Marin Hawk Hill

The entry level full suspension bike from Marin looks incredible on paper.. we tested it out and here’s our thoughts. Read more…

Bird Aeris 145

The Mk1 Aeris is no more, and Bird Cycleworks have updated everything. The 145 was demoed on a freezing January day in the Surrey Hills. Read more…

Bird Aeris 120

This trail weapon is the short travel contender for Enduro podiums. Swinley Forest was the stomping ground for Bird, so it was only right to try their new bike at it’s spiritual home. Read More…

Bell Super 2R MIPS

Protecting your head properly should be at the top of every serious cyclists list. There’s so much choice, so how does the multi-purpose Bell Super 2R stack up? Read more…

Bird Aeris Mk1

The original, stunningly black, full suspension offering from the boys over at Bird Cycleworks. Whilst it’s no longer available to buy new, it’s the founders personal bike, so it’s rude not to include! Read more…

Raceface Indy D3O Kneepad

Just below a helmet, it’s a smart choice to protect your knees. All day comfort is essential in Enduro & Trail riding, so how do the Indy pads hold up? Read more…