My first experience owning a gravel bike has been excellent considering my preferred bikes are mountain bikes. The transition to narrower bars and tyres has been made a lot easier with the high quality and spec of the Giant Revolt. The paint job alone makes the bike a stunner. I wasn’t expecting the ‘candy’ paintContinue Reading Giant Revolt Advanced 2 – Mini Review -Gravel Bike
Is this the best cleaning product available? World Champion Enduro motorcycle rider, David Knight MBE has brought this product out for everyone who gets their pride and joy muddy! Normally i’m sceptical when a World Champion promotes a new product. Clever marketing can often mean that they are paid to claim this product does ‘A,Continue Reading KnightWash 101 and KnightShine 101 review!
You’ve spent a lot of money on a quality mountain bike and suspension technology is better than ever, but in order to function properly it needs to be set up correctly! Different brands use different systems and it can be a challenge to get your perfect setup. Ideally your suspension settings will be able toContinue Reading Why you NEED a personalised suspension setup!
Nukeproof Advanced Rim Protection!
Most tyres now have inbuilt protective casing and are better than ever! However it only takes one awkward rock or spike to cause pinch flats, rim dings, tyre burps etc. The last thing you want is a hole in your tyre when your in the middle of the night! Most tyre manufacturers add heavier casing to their tyres which adds weight that riders don’t want to carry, never mind the spare tubes, tyre plugs and patches in your backpack. This can also lose the feel and natural cushioning in the tyres hence why plus sand fat tyres are so popular! Over the past few years engineers have been looking at ways to develop protective systems to help eliminate the chances of punctures.
Current offerings can be up to 4 times as expensive and can be way more challenging to fit! The closest competitor is the flat tyre defender which I have fitted to one of my rear wheels. It is the lightest offering and sold a similar price point as the A.R.D. It is easy to cut and fit but doesn’t offer the same level of dampening.
Enter stage, Nukeproof A.R.D. The ARD has an unusual shape to act as a bump stop between the rim and tyre. This deflects the energy and minimises the opportunity for pinch flats. The “wings” of the ARD protect the rim from dents and dings whilst also allowing the tyres to be seated easily. The insert slides easily into the tyre when one side of the tyre is already fitted.
Review – 2018 ORANGE P7S At the start of this summer I was chuffed to get my hands on my first 29er I’ve ever owned! The Orange P7S! The P7S is available with both 27.5 and 29 inch wheels and also a RS version if you want an even better spec version of this popularContinue Reading Orange P7S – Mini Review
Here’s our current steed ready for this weekends Manx MTB Enduro Two Day event. The Norco Range has a carbon monocoque frame with 160mm of rear travel. This is provided by the Monarch Plus R. No need for too many adjustments thanks to the custom setup inside it. We’ve altered it to allow the shockContinue Reading NORCO RANGE BIKE CHECK
We don’t normally blow the trumpet when we get feedback from our clients but this well written testimonial is too good not to share. “After about a ten year lay of from specific downhill riding I thought it was time to start doing the enduro rounds. With over 25 years mountain bike experience including downhillContinue Reading Our Latest Testimonial
As 2016 begins so does the new year, new you trend! We’ve got five top tops to get you moving in the right direction: http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/__HENDO__/FullSizeRender_1.jpg EVALUATE – Collect your thoughts and information on your previous performances. For example, looking at previous race results may show which type of course you struggle with, or viewing onboard videos forContinue Reading 2016 – A time to change?