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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 […]

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 […]

SRAM MTB X01 DH

SRAM MTB X01 DH

SRAM releases dedicated X01 Downhill Groupset…Relentless: To be the best. It’s why you ride. It’s why we build components. The perfect combination of precision and brute force. No obstacles stopping us. No limitations slowing us down. Ours is a relentless pursuit: to make the climb shorter, the trail smoother, the turn tighter, the descent faster. To give you the strongest, lightest, quickest bike on earth. To be the best. Every descent rewrites the laws of gravity. Every mountain pushes you […]

safesportid pro

safesportid pro

If you’re like me, working mad hours and chasing after everyday family life, you find it hard to get those group rides in with your mates. You’re now tending to get the miles in alone. It’s getting closer to winter and those solo night rides are also kicking in. Not only do I have to tell the wife exactly where I’m going but I do have to hold back just in case I stack out in the middle of a […]

The Archive – A wee gift for you all?

The Archive – A wee gift for you all?

It was a while ago we had a big crash on this very site…we lost a lot, I mean almost it all. I was devastated, while others laughed…literally. Even though I had backups, the fact that the server got burnt meant I lost most of what was backed up…yeah it was all on the server…a big dedicated piece of technology managed by some French muppets who managed to fry the whole lot. Even though I worked 24/7 and threw £1000’s […]

Tenn: Expresso Short Sleeve Jersey

Tenn: Expresso Short Sleeve Jersey

Continuing on with the Tenn Outdoors theme, we move on quickly to the Expresso Jersey. Expresso by name and expresso by nature…meaning it’s made from coffee! “The Espresso trail riding jerseys are made from recycled coffee grounds, yes coffee as in the drink! When permanently embedded into the high wicking fibre used to produce the jersey, coffee produces some amazing natural properties ideally suited to cycling, such as increased UV-Protection, fast drying and enhanced odour control. You won’t smell like […]

5 by Tenn “Tenn Outdoors – Cruiser Shorts”

5 by Tenn “Tenn Outdoors – Cruiser Shorts”

Tenn Outdoor are a UK company based on the South Coast, they’ve been dabbling in the off road side of cycling for a while now but this year they’ve come out with a fresh take and even fresher cuts with some great new riding apparel. Their main man (or so he says ;>) JC sent through a few choice items for us to test recently so this is the start of a few reviews of kit from Tenn….5 by Tenn. […]

Fox D.O.S.S Seatpost

Fox D.O.S.S Seatpost

CTD sounds like something I was told I wouldn’t catch off a toilet seat back in Biology at school but today it stands for “Climb, Trail & Descend”, Fox’s newest anagram for its latest incarnation of products to hit bike stores for 2013..well actually right now to be exact. Simplifying the whole suspension setup puzzle for the masses of riders who are now headed for the hills with 3 options and with some fine-tuning, its aim is to reduce any […]

First look at the new Ancillotti FRY

When I saw that Steve had built up a new Ancillotti FRY for use in the up and coming Fetish Enduro Series I just had to go down and have a look.  It’s been a while since I last slung a leg over a lovely piece of Italian engineering, it would’ve been Gary Forrest’s race bike back in the day’s of ProbikeSport.  I have to say the bike looks lovely, what you’d expect from a hand built frame from Italy.  […]

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 […]

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