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Tested: One up Components Bash Guide and 44T Ring

Tested: One up Components Bash Guide and 44T Ring

One Up 44T Ring 1 by 11 gearing has simplified our drivetrains and made them tighter, quieter and on a whole, a good bit smoother than the old double or triple ring setup. What we might have lost however, is some of the gear ratio that was offered by the old school setups. SRAM has recently stepped it up with the Eagle, featuring a gigantic range of gears at an equally large cost. One Up have always been at the […]

Endura MT500 II Jacket review

Endura MT500 II Jacket review

” It was probably the best test you could’ve thrown at the jacket and I was utterly amazed at how dry I was at the end of the day. ”

Pro Photographer Ian Linton tests out the latest Endura MT500 Jacket.

Kenta Gallaghers Custom Bell Full-9

Kenta Gallaghers Custom Bell Full-9

Here at Descent-World we are big fans of talent that comes out of Scotland. Kenta Gallagher is one such rider . Having won a World Cup XC eliminator race, ended his contract to follow his passion of DH and cleaned up in the expert category last year, we thought we should step up. We are only small but one thing Kenta needed this year was a helmet, so we collaborated with East Coast Airbrush to produce this peach for Kenta […]

Bike Check : Ginge’s SPS Santa Cruz V10

Bike Check : Ginge’s SPS Santa Cruz V10

So who is Ginge? Luke Cockburn is a 19 year-old, Expert Category DH racer from Sunderland in the North East of England. Despite having only been on the DH scene for the last 2 seasons, he has made his impact already with a stream of podiums in the British Downhill Series last year and probably sends more hucks per run than any other rider on the circuit ( average at 6 per minute / 18 per race ). Definitely a […]

Bike Check: Vertigo Custom Kid’s Build

Bike Check: Vertigo Custom Kid’s Build

Following up the piece on Ted and his hard earnt shred-skills, I popped down to Vertigo for a closer inspection of the creation and some info on the bits and bobs. The custom kids bike in all it’s neon glory! There are only 8 parts in the build that came stock out of the box, the majority is a hodgepodge mix of custom bits and size-appropriate aftermarket add-ons. Tim reveled in the process of chopping, grinding, and tapping the cranks […]

Tested: Endura “Deluge Glove”

Tested: Endura “Deluge Glove”

Words: Ian Linton. We have a few of Endura’s waterproof and winter products on long term testing at the moment. The Deluge gloves are the first up with shorts, socks and jacket to follow up over the next few weeks. I’ve never had proper winter gloves for riding and maybe it’s an age thing – but I’m tired of getting numb fingers on winter rides. I was bit worried they’d be big and bulky and you’d end up with no […]

First Impressions: One Up Components

First Impressions: One Up Components

Three former Race-face engineers, living in Squamish , British Colombia are the brains behind the innovations , or the “drivetrain mods” that One up Components are famous for.  They have sent us some of their latest crop of simple products that look to fix the flaws / add that extra bit of performance to rider’s current setups at minimal costs. Initial impressions are what you would hope for ; neat, lightweight and well finished. The parts will be getting a good pasting in British mud […]

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

Lukan from Origin first got in touch thanks to UK downhiller and my one time race rival Rob Smith. ( Though I spent most of my time on the wrong end against Rob! ) As polite as they come, Lukan outlined his background in Engineering and how he had started Origin from a small set up out in Bulgaria. It was just the type of thing we love – A bloke with some solid PHD credentials and a bit of […]

Our first ride on the 2016 Whyte T-130c Works

Our first ride on the 2016 Whyte T-130c Works

Words: Alan Doyle – Photos: Ian Linton Can you “British proof” a bike? If you’ve ever visited one, Whyte dealers sell their bikes on the insistence that they are absolutely weather-proof. Just as well really as the Tweed Valley presented yours truly and tog Ian Linton with probably the heaviest downpour of the season, leaving us with a great opportunity to test this bike on one of its major selling points, exposing it to everything these filthy trails had to […]

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