Category Archives: Whyte 829

Kinesis FF29 revisted

I seem to have a nice routine. Road race Friday evening and then, mountain biking on Sunday. This is great as I usually spend Saturdays wondering what I’ll ride on my day off. The only problem is that my legs … Continue reading

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Way out of my league

Fourteen weeks ago I decided to make an effort to get fit. I’m not there yet but I am doing OK, or at least I thought that I was until this morning. Last Sunday I felt that the ride was … Continue reading

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Life without Strava

I rode yesterday and today without my GPS. Now that might not sound like a big deal but life has begun to change. I am used to having a speedo when on my road bike but yesterday’s ride was just … Continue reading

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For the sheer joy of riding

For me riding is always about trying to get faster, thinking that these miles will benefit me later, perfecting my cornering, trying always to get better. Now at my age that may be a pointless task but that is the … Continue reading

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When will power is all you need

What a struggle for the will? It was dark and raining when I woke. I checked my phone for texts but there was nothing. I was hoping for confirmation of a meeting with the Steyning Trail builders. It was not … Continue reading

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Whyte 829 extreme session and Steyning Trail developments

It was an easy choice. I had spent the week running through every berm and jump in my head so there was no way that it’d be road riding and choosing the bike was simple. We have the Niner EMD … Continue reading

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Whyte 829 revisited in a Summery October

Today I took out our Whyte 829 demo. I was keen to try this as we had tested both the medium and the large preproduction test bikes. These were the bikes that the magazines had had for their recent reviews. … Continue reading

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