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Reviews

Rapha GT road shoes

The Rapha GT road shoe (originally named the Grand Tour at launch) was introduced way back in the Spring of 2012 and was touted as the most expensive road shoe on the planet. In typical...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Trek Emonda SL Frameset

A Trek Emonda (2018) – an adventure bike? Putting your head above the parapet can be a tricky business. In a recent post, I questioned the whole concept of ‘adventure’...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Homebrew Carbon Gravel Wheelset

Carbon wheels generally come in two flavours. Mainstream, off the shelf exotica from the likes of Zipp, ENVE or Hed.  Warning: to join this club, you’ll need to remortgage your house...

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Käercher OC3 Portable Washer

Okay, one thing you probably won’t take with you on an adventure is a portable washer. But for shorter rides, you may need to quickly wash down your bike and kit; for that, the Käercher...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Pinnacle Arkose 4

The gravel scene now has a firm hold worldwide. From its grassroots in the US, the gravel bike phenomenon has grown exponentially; this is reflected in the number of ‘gravel’...

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Just in: Wild Cycling by Chris Sidwells

I got word yesterday that there was a new guide book that would appeal to me, Wild Cycling by Chris Sidwells. Not only that, but it was on offer, and who doesn’t love a bargain?...

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Easton EC70 AX carbon handlebar

Light weight means a lighter wallet! For Roadies and Weight Weenies, carbon bars are a necessity. I’ve never noticed much difference on the road myself, but I can certainly feel it on...

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Watching the £££’s – Home made energy bars

Eating and drinking mid ride are an obsession of mine. The trouble is, if you buy proprietary products, it can all get a little expensive. To this end, I have been working on the perfect...

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Exposure Flash & Flare lights

The Flash and Flare have been a staple of the Exposure range for some years now. In fact, I can’t quite remember when I bought my set, sometime in late 2012 or early 2013 and they...

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Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan

The World of Gravel Cycling is growing at an exceptional rate and now, books on the latest and greatest cycling discipline are starting to appear on the shelves. I’m still holding out...

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