Featured, Interviews, Journal

Writer’s rig: Zetland Cycles’ Gravel Amateur

In our writer’s and reader’s rigs series, we chatted to Will Jones of Zetland Cycles about his curiously named ‘Gravel Amateur’. Introduce your rig Behold, my 2016...

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Featured, Guides, Journal

How to turn an old MTB into a gravel bike

As we covered in Part 1 (Are Gravel Bikes Just 80's Mountain Bikes?), although vintage mountain bikes are not the same as modern gravel bikes, I think that with a few tweaks they can be...

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Featured, Journal, Opinion

Are Gravel Bikes Just 80’s Mountain Bikes?

No, mostly. But also yes, sometimes. Although the gravel bike has graduated from evolutionary obscurity to, in a lot of cases, the flagship bike for a lot of brands (Specialized now expect...

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Accessories, Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Reviews

Chrome Kadet Sling Bag review

The Kadet Sling Bag from #MessLife royalty Chrome Industries is billed as a minimal bag for the essentials: something you can chuck the bare necessities into before bombing down a hill on...

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Accessories, Featured, Reviews

SimWorks Bubbly pedals by MKS review

Trendy British cycling boutique Fresh Tripe got in touch to offer us a pair of the new 2021 SimWorks Bubbly pedals on test, so we set our alt-cycling correspondent, Will Jones of...

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Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Reviews

Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 tent review

The Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 is a bit of a mouthful, but what it lacks in snappy nomenclature it more than makes up for in a package that boasts pretty astounding value for money,...

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Featured, Guides, Journal

DIY Front Bag Support for just £35

With the advent of increasingly wide drop bars (anything from the modest Ritchey Venturemax through the palatial Crust Towel Rack to the frankly enormous Curve Walmer), it’s become easier...

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Featured, Journal

Highland Fling: NC500 by tandem

In the late summer of 2020, my partner Charlotte and I decided to have a crack at the North Coast 500, on a 40 year old French tandem that I’d renovated only a few months before. What...

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Featured, Reviews, Tyres

Ritchey MegaBite WCS 700c x 38 cyclo-cross tyre review

Cyclo-cross racing might be on hiatus at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Will Jones ripping around the woods to test these Ritchey MegaBite WCS tyres. For cyclocross tyre nerds,...

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Featured, Guides

A geologist’s guide to gravel

Or: Superficial Deposits and Where to Find Them More fashionable than a little black dress and Burberry trench coat, gravel has become the surface to be seen riding on this season, but what...

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