Category Archives: Winter rides

Are you proud to be British?

Yesterday morning I needed all the courage and motivation that I could find. The thermometer read 5°C, the wind was howling and the rain was lashing down. I rolled down the road with it stinging my face to meet my … Continue reading

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Scott Spark 940 review on stunning frozen trails

We have a selection of 2017 Scotts for demo: Sparks, Genius, Genius Plus and the XC Scale. As I have been waiting four months for my Scott Spark RC 900 WC to arrive I was keen to remind myself of … Continue reading

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Frosty rides are fun and clean but you must get up early

This morning I had an early ride and the trails were frozen. I love rides like this as the grip is incredible. You can ride up, down and across stuff that you just cannot do at other times of the … Continue reading

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Putting theory into practice – how to ride on slippery trails?

I wrote 12 months ago about being asked for a tyre with more grip. On Saturday I updated that particular article as our newsletter linked to it. At this time of year we are asked over and over for tyres … Continue reading

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Whyte T-130 RS guest review

We lent Tania our demo Whyte T-130 RS as her Titus El Guapo is positively hanging. She usually rides the Surrey Hills, Leith, Pitch etc and isn’t afraid to get some good air. Watch out guys she’ll roast a lot … Continue reading

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I want a tyre with more grip.

I want a tyre with more grip. I hear this all the time. The other one is “I want a tyre for the slippery chalk”. Well, I hate to disappoint you but, there isn’t one. You choose your tyre for … Continue reading

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The sun brings out the crowds… and mud.

I have warned countless times over the last 10 years not to ride on melted trails…… Yesterday I did. I could not start until late. So, still wanting to take it easy and enjoying my renewed passion for mountain biking, … Continue reading

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