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Reverse Carbon Seismic Bars, Seismic-Ergo Grips and Escape Pedals – Tested

Reverse Carbon Seismic Bars, Seismic-Ergo Grips and Escape Pedals – Tested

It was back in late November when these products from Reverse dropped into the DW office for long term testing. Straight out the box they feel like a quality product, you know what I mean it’s hard to put your finger on it but you just know. Carbon Seismic bars with shock absorbing technology. What’s that you say? Well these bars have had extensive testing in the EFBe testing laboratory to meet the challenge for less arm-pump without compromising the […]

Tweedlove “Whyte Vallelujah Enduro”

Tweedlove “Whyte Vallelujah Enduro”

Words and photos – Ian Linton The Vallelujah enduro is now in it’s third year and is synonymous with causing a storm in the Tweed-valley, in more ways than one but mostly the weather. This year however was to be third time lucky as the valley was bathed in wall to wall sunshine and 16 degrees, it was real taps aff Scottish grab it while you can summer weather. This the first race of the triple crown which includes the […]

2017 Nukeproof Mega 275 Pro review

2017 Nukeproof Mega 275 Pro review

Words | Photos – Ian Linton In 2016 Nukeproof released the all-new Mega 275 and we loved that bike, so when the new 2017 model arrived at HQ late last year the stoke levels went into over drive again. I was like a kid at Christmas unboxing the bike chomping at the bit to get it built up for the first ride. So what’s new for 2017? The frame and sram wheel set are unchanged for the new 2017 model […]

Team News | Inner Soul Racing

Team News | Inner Soul Racing

Promoting team news is not something Descent-World is well known for but this team is a bit special. Everybody knows the Tweed Valley is a great place to come and ride bikes with some of the best trails in the country. It’s also known for the biking community and the way everybody comes together to help out running the many kids clubs in the area. The growing number of kids that are getting involved and starting to ride in the […]

Kenta Gallagher signs for Polygon UR

Kenta Gallagher signs for Polygon UR

Well what can we say but you heard it here first in our “Team Rumours” article that Kenta Gallagher was signing for Polygon. Big congrats from all here at DW to Kenta and wish you all the best for 2017. Kenta Gallagher ” I’m so happy to have an opportunity on a team like this so early into my downhill career. I had planned 3 years maximum to get on a team so for it to come after the second […]

First Impressions : FUNN Chainguides | Pedals | Seatpost Dropper

First Impressions : FUNN Chainguides | Pedals | Seatpost Dropper

Some interesting products arrived at Descent World’s HQ the other week from FUNN. The company have been producing top quality products since the late 90’s and have been involved with some of the top riders in the world over that time like Sam Hill to name just one. Before we even get to the products I have to say I love the boxes, they look and feel like quality products which is a good start. Now what’s in these nice […]

Cannondale British Enduro Series – Round 5 Innerleithen, Day 2

Cannondale British Enduro Series – Round 5 Innerleithen, Day 2

The Cannonade British Enduro Series rocked into Innerleithen this weeekend for the 5th and final round of the year. The Tweed Valley has played host to the worlds best when the Enduro World Series signed up and raced here in 2014/15, and to add to that the new International race last year which attracted over 500 entries. Innerleithen is well known for it’s downhill biking trails stretching back to the mid 1990’s nurturing some of the best riders in the […]

Ridge Components Hub and Carbon Wheel review

Ridge Components Hub and Carbon Wheel review

Test Pilot and Words | Ian Linton – Photos | Tommy Wilkinson When we put the first impressions of this product online I’d only had a few rides on the wheels but they had already made a big impression on me. So read on for a bit more info about the product… This review was for the whole package which included the company’s own Ridge hub. The wheel set build is available with Hope or Chris King hubs but we […]

Whyte Endura King & Queen of the Hill

Whyte Endura King & Queen of the Hill

Words and Photography – Ian Linton In the third of the series The Whyte Endura King and Queen of the Hill – Scottish Open Enduro Champs served up a storming end to the TweedLove season with a full capacity start line and a new basecamp in the green fields of Walkerburn, well they were green on Thursday anyway. Near to 500 riders took to the trails spanning two sides of the valley – Caberston (golfy) and the more established Innerleithen […]

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