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Giddy Up! We test the new Transition Scout

Giddy Up! We test the new Transition Scout

The industry and its riders love a pigeonholing of bikes and components, so straight out I’ll say the Scout sits squarely in the “Riding and having a laugh” category. We’d previously taken the wagon wheeled Transition Smuggler for a spin, which we loved. Again courtesy of the guys at Pedals in Edinburgh we had another of the new Transition Giddy Up bikes between our legs, in lurid limeade to brighten up the early spring gloom in the tweed valley. Unlike […]

Day 2 at the new school- Trek Remedy 9.8 29 Review

Day 2 at the new school- Trek Remedy 9.8 29 Review

Following up on my head to head review of the new Transition & Banshee, the next weekend was time to take the 3rd of 3 out to test; the Trek Remedy 9.8 29. To be honest I didn’t expect to be able to track down such an elusive beast for a test, but thanks to a bit of Twitter detective work, Criterium Cycles came up trumps with the managers own bike, which was also available for demo, or in this […]

Welcome to the new school- Transition Smuggler v Banshee Phantom Review

Welcome to the new school- Transition Smuggler v Banshee Phantom Review

This wasn’t meant to be a bike test, all I wanted to do was demo a few bikes that I wanted to buy for myself to help me decide. But in deciding what I wanted to buy, I needed to jot a few notes down on each bike, which quickly became me sharing my thoughts on some random bike forums, which then led to me doing something I’ve not done in the best part of 3 years; picking up the […]

DW Christmas Gift Ideas- Scicon Travel Plus MTB Bike Bag

DW Christmas Gift Ideas- Scicon Travel Plus MTB Bike Bag

As I sit here looking at snow beginning to fall in Edinburgh, the idea of riding my bike, let alone travelling anywhere far flung to do so seems far from my mind, however now is the perfect time to have those thoughts, and get a bike bag on your Christmas list! Scicon are an Italian based company specialising in all things bag and bike related, from saddle bags to their all singing all dancing hard travel cases and everything in […]

DW Christmas Gift Ideas- Endura MT500 Gloves

DW Christmas Gift Ideas- Endura MT500 Gloves

The MT500 range is the Endura’s flagship range and is aimed at hardcore trail & freeride riding. The gloves have all the features you would expect from such a model, some light protection across the back of the hand, a hardwearing suedette palm, silicon grip on the fingers for braking and more. I have used them for the last 6 months and have found the fit to be good and so far so durable. The material itself is fairly heavy […]

661 Gravity Enduro RD3 Innerleithen

661 Gravity Enduro RD3 Innerleithen

Innerleithen played host to the 3rd round of the 661 Gravity Enduro series. With the town hosting it’s annual Gala day on the same weekend the race day was shifted from Sunday to Saturday to allow the riders a wee party on Saturday night, unfortunately this did have a knock on effect on entries with some struggling to get the Friday off for practice & qualifying. Having been down at Inners the previous weekend I had practiced the course in dry […]

UK Gravity Enduro Innerleithen Sneak Preview

UK Gravity Enduro Innerleithen Sneak Preview

The 3rd round of the UK Gravity Enduro Series takes place on 15th & 16th of this month at Innerleithen. Having had a look at this vid and a wee ride around some of the stages myself it promises to be one not to miss! Entries are open for another day so get in quick.

2012 WORLD CUP CALENDAR ANNOUNCED

2012 WORLD CUP CALENDAR ANNOUNCED

The UCI today announced the 2012 World Cup calendar. It’s an unusual one in many ways, but then Olympic years often are. The downhill season kicks off in South Africa in March and then doesn’t meet again for almost 3 months until Fort William in it’s traditional June slot, which is the first of 5 rounds crammed into June and July. The last round is the first trip of the Worlds best to Scandinavia since the World Champs in Åre, […]

661 GRAVITY ENDURO RD2 KIELDER

661 GRAVITY ENDURO RD2 KIELDER

Round 2 of the 661 Gravity Enduro took place this past weekend. Unfortunately injury at Round 1 meant I wasn’t there to report in person so we’ll let videos from Singletrackworld and Campbell Coaching do the talking. Round 3 takes place at Innerleithen on 15th July. 661 Gravity Enduro Round 2 at Kielder from Singletrack Magazine on Vimeo. Rd 2 of 661 UK Gravity Enduro Keilder Forest from Campbell Coaching on Vimeo. Results Overall 1. Rob Cooksley (Bad Ass Bikes) […]

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