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Opinion

What’s in a name?

Gravel What an uninspiring name. So, we are all riding ‘gravel’ bikes now. Or are we? Let’s face it, the whole gravel scene is basically an American thing. Here in the UK...

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Featured, Interviews, News, Opinion

Throw away Strava – Inside Mason

These few words encapsulate the ethos of Dom Mason and the Mason Cycles brand. The current fixation of cycling by numbers and post ride anaylsis is anathema to Dom. I feel he would prefer...

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Opinion

What is an adventure?

Over Christmas, while suffering a bout of near terminal manflu, I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. During one of my more lucid moments my wife asked me what ADVNTR was all...

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Featured, Opinion

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

Everything you ever wanted to know about the humble bothy, condensed into less than 9 minutes of video. Sometimes searching on Google brings up some real delights. Other times, well…...

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Opinion

Project 2018 – Singular Swift

The Background Back in 2007, I had a yearning for a steel 29er. The bike I chose had to be good at short course XC, 12 and 24 hour races as well as being fun blasting round the local woods....

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Featured, Guides, Opinion

Bikepacking – essentials

In the last of this bikepacking mini series from Scott Cornish, we will look at some of the ‘must haves’, packing your bike, what to expect (bike handling) and some useful...

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Featured, Guides, Opinion

What Kit for Yorkshire True Grit

100 kilometres over every sort of terrain that the North Yorkshire Moors can throw at you poses a unique challenge for kit choice. With plenty of time to start your plan for True Grit 2018,...

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Featured, Opinion

Video: OPEN U.P. on the Grand Raid

In the world of online video, this is an oldie dating back to October 2016. Having said that, the content still reflects what we feel about the whole Adventure Bike category, and just how...

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Opinion

Crashing Out

Crashing. It is going to happen to you sooner or later. Whether you ride off road or on the black stuff, crashing is a fact of life. We all do it. Hitting the deck hurts, believe me. After...

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Featured, Opinion

Starting out on the Gravel Road

First Timers? In my experience, newcomers to the gravel scene are a dynamic bunch. They tend to be transitioning from road to off road (mountain bikes) or vice versa.  Gravel might be seen...

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