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BLOG: Third time lucky, Andalucia Bike Race

Scott reflects on last years Andalucia bike race before attempting his nemesis race once again next year, and hopes it's a case of third time lucky

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GEAR: Lezyne Zecto Light Set

Neat, tidy and bright front and rear light set

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GEAR: Velocite Geos 2.0

Mile munching distance bike without the patronising sit up and beg geometry

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GEAR: MT Zoom Lightweight Flat Bar XL

Light, strong, cheap, wide, brilliant bars!

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GEAR: American Classic Race 29 Tubeless

Good value Race wheels, light, wide rims but maybe a touch flexy on full suspension bikes.

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GEAR: Fox DOSS

Fox enters the dropper post with this solid, if a touch unrefined performer. Pricey though.

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FEATURES: Scott in Morocco: Packing for Bikepacking

Scott has been increasingly bike-packing curious. But instead of trying it out in his local woods, he went to the inhospitable wilds of the Moroccan High Atlas mountains

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BLOG: Longtermer: Gary's Orange Gyro mid-term review

Gary's been on his Orange Gyro Pro for 6 months and has racked up over 2,000km on it. In this report he explores the extreme ends of the Gyro's intended usage

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GEAR: American Classic All Mountain 29 Tubeless

Fantastic value All Mountain wheels, strong, light and (relatively) cheap

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FEATURES: Into Torridon, the UK's most wild riding…

A group of brave hobbits ride out into Scotland's very own Mordor. Welcome to Torridon, home of Scotland's most dramamtic mountain scenery

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GEAR: Prendas Ciclismo Base Layers

Comfortable, basic but honest base layers that don't stink, literally.

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GEAR: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29 2.35

Jack of all trades and a master too!

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FEATURES: Road Rags: a labour of love

Fi takes a behind the scenes look at this brave british company that juggles its time between renovating vintage fixies and producing gorgeous merino cycle gear

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GEAR: Troute Lights Spider Eyes Mk III

V3 of the monster long burn headlight

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FEATURES: Stay motivated this winter

Tips from the Team on staying motivated and keeping productive this winter when it comes to your riding

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GEAR: Continental Rubber Queen 29 2.2

Offers a glimpse of the ultimate trail 29er tyre but let down by basic compound

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BLOG: Longtermer: Gary's Orange Gyro 3 months in

Gary's been on his Orange Gyro Pro for 3 months and has racked up over 1,200km on it, here's how he's getting on

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FEATURES: Bristol Oktoberfest 2012

Cyclist No.1 teamed up with Velocite bikes and together brought home some silverware in this fast becoming October classic.

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FEATURES: Trail Lights - Budget to Bling

We run over the pro's and con's off road lighting - high end or budget

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FEATURES: Grace’s South Downs Double

Grace Henderson give us the lowdown on riding the the South Downs Way there and back again!

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GEAR: WTB Wolverine 29"

Trail rubber that is both grippier and faster than it looks

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FEATURES: CRC Marathon and Vitus Road sportive 2012

Scott travelled to Marshbrook in Shropshire to ride the MTB marathon and road sportive back 2 back

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BLOG: Margam Madness 2012

Huw Thomas give us the low down on the 2012 Margam Park MTB Enduro after winning in the 6hr Solo Male

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BLOG: Let’s Go Dutch!

Fi popped over to Holland, via a 550km cycle trip, and found out what the UK is missing!

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BLOG: Longtermer: Rich's Felt Edict LTD - Mid-Term Report

The Felt Edict LTD has been abused for the last 6 months - see how it has fared!

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BLOG: Ritchey Trailmasters 2012 - Scott's Report

Scott was at the band spanking new Ritchey Trailmasters

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GEAR: Fox Intelligent Ride Dynamics (iRD) App

Shock and fork setup for dummies!

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GEAR: Gore Bike Wear Fusion GT AS

Quite possibly the best MTB or multi-use waterproof you can buy

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GEAR: Cratoni Titan

Alternative sizing and fit in an impressive, comfortable, lightweight helmet

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GEAR: Charge Splashback

Retro looks, contemporary performance

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BLOG: Longtermer: Gary's Orange Gyro – Just in!

Gary's gone all pro 29er over the last year, this time he wanted to try something a bit burlier. Introducing the Orange Gyro Pro

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FEATURES: Iron Bike 2012

It's gaining a reputation for being the toughest mountain bike stage race in the world. Longtime CNo1 friend Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Harris went, he saw, and he finished, which is effectively conquering when it comes to this beast.

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GEAR: Vredestein Black Panther XTRAC & XTREME

All round XC race tyres with 'Xtra' grip.

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BLOG: Olympic Women's MTB Race 2012

Fi Wilson had a great day out watching the Women's Olympic MTB race at Hadleigh Farm

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FEATURES: Refitting / Renewing Gear Cables

Richard Fox takes us through replacing your MTB gear cables

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BLOG: Whyte 2013 launch, meet the T-129 and M-109 29ers

Gary nipped over to Cannock Chase to check out Whyte's new 29er FS bikes, the T-129 and M-109

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FEATURES: Black Mountains 3 Day 2012

Rich rode the epic 3 day MTB event in the Brecon Beacons

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FEATURES: BeMC MTB race 2012

Scott traveled out to Belgium to take part in the 'The Hardest Mountain Bike Tour in the Benelux'

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FEATURES: Titan Desert Race 2012

Scott traveled out to Morocco to race in searing heat in the 6 stage XC endurance event

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BLOG: Mountain Biking in Halkidiki, Greece

Rich writes about his Greek biking summer getaway - Hot Hot Hot

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FEATURES: Adidas Terrex Swift Adventure Race 2012

Fi Spotswood and her team completed the 2 day multidiscipline adventure race

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FEATURES: Stilettos On Wheels MTB Race Series

Mud and sweat but no tears for Stilettos on Wheels riders

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GEAR: American Classic All Mountain 26 Tubeless

Fantastic value All Mountain wheels, strong, light and relatively cheap

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FEATURES: LEJOG Off Road… mountain biking therapy

Fi Spotswood joined Julia Hobson at the beginning of her 23 day epic off road ride from Lands End to John O’Groats

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FEATURES: Fitting Cross Top Brake Levers

Richard Fox takes us through fitting some cross top brake levers

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GEAR: Cotic >X<

Gary delivers his final verdict on his longtermer Cotic >X<, a fun steel cross bike with allround usability

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FEATURES: Fox Forks - Travel Reduction

Richard Fox shows us to how to easily reduce the travel on most 32mm Fox forks

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FEATURES: Coast to Coast Wheelie

Joe Whitaker wheelied his way from Dunbarton to Edinburgh

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FEATURES: CRC Marathon series 2012 - Builth Wells

Scott was back for the 2012 season opener of the ever popular CRC marathon series at Builth Wells

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BLOG: Longtermer: Rich's Felt Edict LTD - First look

Rich has finally got his longtermer Felt Edict LTD in. It's built and he's been riding, Here's his first thoughts

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