Category Archives: Kinesis FF29

Getting comfortable on my bikes

I have just fitted a Brooks B17 narrow saddle to my Ridgeback Panorama. This bike was perfect. It was set up like my road bike, it was like a full on grand tourismo, built for speed…. But it weighs 27lbs, … Continue reading

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650B or not to B

We went to see the new Whyte, Wilier and Marin bikes at the Lotus Research Centre last week. There is a lot to be excited about for the road rider, the commuter and the trailsters but the big thing to … Continue reading

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What do you really need to ride?

I am going to ride the South Downs Way so need to get some off road and SDW miles in. However, Saturday night I thought that I would not be able to ride. Panic! I couldn’t find my Garmin!  I … Continue reading

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Mountain biking can be very social – but needs to be done more often

I used to ride fifty fifty road and mountain bike but, in part due to the weather, I have been almost exclusively riding on the road for the last year. One reason for this is that when you go for … Continue reading

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Its not all about the road

After the last 12 months it really is a joy to be mountain biking. Road riding of one sort or another is on the up because of a variety of things: lifestyle trends, the Olympics, the sheer number of road … Continue reading

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Tough riding on the South Downs Way.

Right on our door step is the longest National Trail in the country: The South Downs Way. Everyone talks about riding it, three days, two days, one or even there and back! The gentle rolling nature of the Downs belies … Continue reading

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Riding with an old friend again – Scott Scale 920 revisited

I had planned to use the Scott Scale 920 this weekend and wanted to get a feel for riding the South Downs Way. I realised that, apart from sections of the SDW between Amberley and Steyning, I try to avoid … Continue reading

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