Howdy, strangers!

Well hello, let me introduce myself. It sure has been a while since my last post, it seems like this year is flying by. Last thing I checked, I swear it was January, now it’s almost May and I genuinely don’t know where the year has gone. So, let’s take you on a whistle stop […]

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Hello, 2018!

Well hello there! It’s been almost 2 months since my last post and that is ultra-slack, so sorry about that. Life has been absolutely batshit crazy recently, so here’s a quick update as to why the posts have been missing. Firstly, November to February in the travel industry are notoriously busy. There’s a lot of […]

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Adidas Terrex Trailcross Protect MTB shoe

I’ve long been a fan of flat pedals when riding. Over the years, I’ve ridden in running shoes, work boots, skate shoes and finally going bike specific a few years ago, Five Tens for a long time. Back in June, I needed a new set of shoes and wanted to try something new. I also […]

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Hope HB160

I mean, just look it at. Now look at it some more because on January 15th 2018, Hope announced that they’re reducing the price of this beauty by a whopping £2000! What was £7500 has become £5500, which now brings the HB160 into the territory of affordability for a much wider range of mountain bikers […]

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Santa Cruz Nomad C review

Peaslake is a small, idyllic village that sits unassumingly in the heart of the Surrey Hills. In this village with a quaint little village store, stunning houses and a great pub, sits a small shop called Pedal & Spoke. For the past 7 years, it’s been the unrivalled powerhouse of the UK Santa Cruz market. Owner […]

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22.6.12

June 22nd is a date that will always stick in my mind. A few things have happened on this date in recent history. In 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In 1986, Maradona scored the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal in the world cup quarter finals.  In 1958, Evil Dead actor Bruce Campbell was […]

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A wee update

Hey everybody, So once again I’ve been super slack with posting, but there are a few reasons for this. Firstly, I’ve been busy with my gorgeous wifes birthday and then had some family visiting from overseas; my Ma from the US and my bro and his family from Poland, all of whom I’ve not seen […]

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Pivot Switchblade Carbon 27.5+ XT Pro 1x

Ok, so the title is a bit of a mouthful, but Pivot don’t do things by half measures. From the first bike brand to use Di2, to the first to use pressfit bottom brackets, Pivot are always ahead of the curve when knocking out new and unique bikes. The reason for the long title of […]

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2018 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. Somehow, they’ve managed to mix a fluffy little kitten with a freight train and they’ve created something stunning; the 2018 B-17. I was lucky enough to […]

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