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Clothing, Reviews

Alé Stones cargo bib shorts

Italian brand Alé has been around as long as I remember. In fact, they date back 37 years, and have made a name for themselves making incredibly bright – in fact fluorescent –...

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Reviews, Shoes

Rapha Explore Shoes

The Rapha Explore shoes are not the first SPD offering from the brand, who previously made CX and road shoes in collaboration with Giro. They are however, the first of their off-road...

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Clothing, Reviews

Velocio LUXE bib shorts

LUXE by name, luxurious by nature? Velocio were keen for us to try some of their LUXE bib shorts, claiming them as ‘the most luxurious long-ride bib short made’. I put these khaki...

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Featured, Guides

All you need to know about Hammocking

Have you ever considered hammocking for your bikepacking overnighters? While bivvy bags and tents certainly seem to be the most popular options, there’s definitely merit to be explored in...

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Clothing

GORE C5 Women’s GORE-TEX INFINIUM Hybrid Hooded Jacket

Half softshell and half waterproof. The GORE-TEX INFINIUM Hybrid Hooded Jacket from German multi-sport brand GORE is certainly a different proposition. Put to the test on gravel and MTB...

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Clothing

Velocio TRAIL Collection Review

You may not have heard of Velocio, but their popularity has steadily grown since launching in 2014, producing women’s cycling kit. They sponsored the Women’s WorldTour team...

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Clothing, Reviews

Cascada All Road Apparel

Introducing Cascada I first noticed Italian start-up Cascada a few years ago on Instagram. Earthy tones and eye-catching illustrations worn by both bikepackers and trail runners. I liked...

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Featured, Readers Rides

Dream Builds: Katherine’s Mercredi

It’s not every day that you get to take delivery of your dream bike, built by hand by your best friend. The opportunity to select your own components for a build is exciting enough, but...

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Guides, Routes

Lost Lanes North; your latest ride inspiration

The original Lost Lanes, Lost Lanes West, Wales and now North; author and host of ‘The Bike Show’ Jack Thurston is on a roll. The series offers a range of cycling routes across these...

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Opinion

The Dirt Map: Navigating the off-road cycling industry

Measuring the Gravel Spectrum The emerging sub-genres of the ‘gravel’ category are nothing new. Like road cycling and mountain biking that have come before, increasing popularity and...

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