Gear Reviews

Trail Lid Review

MTB Helmets have come a long way in recent years and the modern trail specific helmets are better than ever. They’re light, provide great ventilation and offer more protection than the cross-country or road specific alternatives. If you’re in the market for a new lid sus out these seven, but […]

Inflation Station

Bicycle tyres do two things: they provide grip and propulsion, and they go flat. Mountain bike tyres do both of those better than any other kind of bike tyres, so you need a means of inflating them on the trail and to that end, here’s a few. Birzman Velocity Apogee […]

Trail Sunglasses

Keep your eyes on the trail – no matter the light conditions – with one of these pairs of riding specific sunglasses. What to look for in sunglasses Lens quality – You only have one pair of eyes so look after them with the best lenses you can afford. Fit […]


A good floor pump is an essential element to any garage bike maintenance kit. It’ll save you time, money and endless hours of frustration. With that in mind we put six to the test for you. FloorPumpReview Procedure Using a Schwalbe digital pressure gauge we pre-set a tubeless tyre to […]


It’s one of three contact points your body makes with the bike and certainly the one that takes the most body weight, so your saddle choice is probably one of the most important decisions to make when setting up your bike. We put a few to the test.  The Basics […]

Water-Resistant Jackets

In the June/July issue we put a series of light-weight water-resistant jackets to the test, but these two were just a bit too bulky to fit the brief but they represent two very good options for cold and wet winter rides, so check them out writes Seamus Allardice.  Capestorm Argon […]