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Squirt SEAL Tubeless Tyre Sealant

We are big fans of tubeless tyres here at ADVNTR. Most of us have been running tubeless for over a decade. Having started out with messy, home-brew ‘ghetto’ conversions with often hilarious consequences. Yes, it is...

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Reviews, Wheels

Halo Carbaura RCD Carbon Wheelset

Bike manufacturers are keen to promote gravel bikes as “quiver killers”....

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit Apparel Ignite 2 in 1 bib

Combining the comfort of a bib short with the durability of a baggy trail short...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Miss Grape Moon

When you think of handlebar bags, you probably instantly picture in your head a...

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Clothing, Reviews

7mesh MK3 Bib Short

The 7Mesh MK3 Bib Shorts are an evolution of the well respected MK2 shorts. At...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Venture 40 for 700c

The WTB Venture 40 is the 700c version of the, 650b only, Venture 47. When we...

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Clothing, Reviews

Sundried Apparel – Peloton Jersey & Shorts

Sundried Apparel are a direct only firm, so you will not find them in any...

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Clothing, Reviews

PEdALED Odyssey Jersey & Bibshorts

PEdALED has become synonymous with ultra-endurance cycling. Applying experience...

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Reviews, Tyres

Rene Herse Switchback Hill 650B x 48TC

Flawed genius or just showing their age? There seems to be a tendency for...

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Tioga Undercover Stratum

Saddles are fiendishly difficult beasts to review. The problem is that they are...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Cipollini MCM All Road

Gravel is a funny thing. Either you like it served fast and furious, or slower...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Miss Grape Node 2H

The humble top tube bag. How can something so useful be the cause of so much...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Scope O2 Wheelset

Netherlands based Scope Cycling have been around for a few years now. They have...

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Reviews

Weldtite Tubeless Tyre Seal

Weldtite have an impeccable provenance having supplied the British Military...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chapeau! Summer Ensemble

Sun’s out, guns out! What better way to celebrate the return of the...

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Clothing, Featured, Reviews

Morvelo Overland Summer Selection

Just how hard can it be to combine cycling functionality with everyday styling?...

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Reviews, Tyres

Rene Herse Pumpkin Ridge 650b x 42c

Rene Herse Cycles (formally Compass Cycles) are a well known brand in the...

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Reviews

Ritchey WCS Chicane Stem

There has been no significant development in stem design in years- Discuss I...

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Clothing, Reviews

Blackmore Cadet Jersey

Who are Blackmore? Essex based Blackmore Cycling Apparel are a small...

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Ashlu Merino Jersey

Since adventure cycling became all trendy, clothing brands have been scrambling...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Ginettaccio cycling glove

It has been decades since I last wore full leather track mitts. As technology...

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Reviews, Tyres

Donnelly EMP 700×38 Tubeless

Donnelly Cycling may not be an altogether familiar name in the UK. We suggest...

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Accessories, Reviews

Ritchey WCS Ergomax Road Bar

Let’s be honest, I have not readily embraced the flared handlebar...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

BiViBIKES Bunker prototype

BiViBIKES We covered the soft launch of the BiViBIKES Bunker prototype a couple...

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Reviews, Wheels

Exclusive Test – Merit Windmill Wheels

Merit Windmill Wheels These, five spoke, carbon wheels from Merit Bikes are...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Venture 47

The Venture is the latest Road Plus tyre to roll out of WTBs Californian design...

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Clothing, Reviews

Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Softshell Jersey

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Bombtrack Hook EXT-C

Bombtrack are riding the wave of the fast moving adventure cycling phenomenon....

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Oro Jacket

The sub 100g Rain Jacket Until recently, sub 100g rain jackets were unheard of....

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Reviews, Tyres

Teravail Cannonball 650bx47

What tyre for… Everything? In a world where multi terrain tyres are...

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Reviews

Weldtite Pure Bike Protector

Gravel biking is a lot of fun, but it can be a messy affair. Washing your...

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Reviews

Ritchey WCS VentureMax Flared Handlebar

Not that long ago, flared handlebars were a bit of a novelty. But not any more....

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Squalline

Packable protection from the elements While the worst of Winter weather is now...

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts What are they? MTB shorts, designed to be...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

3T Exploro LTD

If you took a blank sheet of paper and set about creating the ultimate gravel...

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Reviews, Tyres

Ritchey Speedmax Cross Tyre 700x40c

Still a young buck or a bit long in the tooth? The design is well tried and...

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Reviews

Halo Fibre-Tech Tubeless Sealant

What makes a good sealant? It is a rare event when everyone at ADVNTR Towers...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Orbea Terra M21-D 19

The Orbea Terra looks more like a pure road bike than many ‘gravel’...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Rondo Ruut Al

Rondo who? Within the ‘gravel’ community, there is a definite trend...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Sonder Camino AL review

Hit the road Jack! Spare a thought for the poor Camino. Its arrival at ADVNTR...

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Reviews

GORE WEAR GORE-TEX INFINIUM Gloves

The ‘Inbetweener’ Glove When it is too cold for summer mitts but...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Surly Midnight Special 1x HRD

The Surly Midnight Special has been a firm favourite since its release back in...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey

Features The Galibier Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey is a medium weight long sleeve...

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Reviews

Muc-Off Disc Brake Cleaner

Several years ago, I invested in a can of Disc Brake Cleaner. Riding through...

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Accessories, Reviews

76 Projects Piggy On Bike Storage

The what The 76 Projects are a small, UK based, operation who specialise in 3D...

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Accessories, Reviews

Muc-Off Helmet, Visor and Goggle Cleaner

See through Part of the Muc-Off Rider Care range, the ‘Helmet, Visor and...

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Reviews

Genetic Driser 16 Bars

Early Doors We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pair of the Genetic...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

All City Cosmic Stallion

The Cosmic Stallion a beast of burden or a thoroughbred? This hand built,...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Mason InSearchOf #FastFarGnar

Mason: Challenging preconceptions since 2014 Once in a while, a bike comes...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Alpkit BruKit Stove

Time for a brew I love a coffee and cake stop as much as the next man, but what...

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Mission Jersey

Understated The 7Mesh Mission jersey is a masterclass of understatement....

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Clothing, Reviews

7Mesh Rebellion Jacket

Who are 7Mesh? 7Mesh are a Canadian company who have been making cycle clothing...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Apidura Racing Saddle Pack (5L)

Apidura’s new Racing range is principally aimed at the long distance...

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Reviews

Muc Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant

A few months ago I went in search of some tyre sealant. I had run out and...

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Accessories, Reviews

Backcountry Research Super-8 Top Tube Strap

Simplify, then add lightness The Back Country Research Super-8 falls into...

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Accessories, Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Passport Cycles Lug-Kage

When you come to a fork in the road, load it! Increasing numbers of bikes are...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura Freezing Point Overshoe

As warm as they come With the UK experiencing the coldest temperatures in 7...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Sharp Precision Wheels – The Gravel Wheel

A truly bespoke service How do you review a truly bespoke product? By its very...

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Reviews

Interflon Fin Super Multi-Purpose Lube

Who? Interflon make lubricants for Industrial and Food Processing machinery....

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Accessories, Reviews

Surly 24-Pack Rack

Bike packer or tourer? Welcome to the arcane world of bicycle luggage. If you...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Waterproof Shorts

Rain and mud are a fact of life for anyone riding in our temperate climate. And...

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Reviews, Wheels

Halo Vapour GXC 29 Wheelset

Halo are the in house (hub and wheel) brand of Ison Distribution. Established...

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Comet Gloves

The Comet Gloves are a minimalist (20g), full fingered, MTB and Adventure glove...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Mistral Foul Weather Jacket

The Galibier Mistral Foul Weather Jacket is a soft shell weatherproof, ideal...

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Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Rhythm 3/4 Bibtights

The Basics The Alpkit Rhythm 3/4 Bibtights are medium weight, non thermal, bib...

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Reviews

SLEEK Bike Degreaser

Another product in the SLEEK Clean Care range of environmentally sound bike...

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Accessories, Reviews

Mini Review – Lezyne Flow Cage

Lezyne Flow Cage Oh how we laugh. Whichever cage I buy, at some point, my...

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Reviews

Juice Lubes Chain Juice – Wet

Juice Lubes Chain Juice – Wet Juice Lubes have built up a bit of a...

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Reviews

Tracemaps – Map your adventure

Epic rides – your aide memoire We recently received an email from keen...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Surly Bridge Club

Fancy a hand of bridge? In a first for ADVNTR.cc we are going to review a...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chapeau Club Thermal Bibtight

The Basics The Chapeau Club Thermal Bibtight are a full length, thermal...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Sendero Road Plus Tyre

WTB – ahead of the (gravel) pack WTB embraced gravel bikes pretty much...

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Reviews

Lock Laces

Fashion Victim? Did you fall for the latest fashion craze for retro lace-up...

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Reviews

POC Octal Helmet

POC Octal The POC Octal is a typical, Swedish, exercise in form over function....

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Reviews

Sleek Rapid Acting Bike Cleaner

The Environment I like to think of myself as environmentally conscious. Hey, I...

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Reviews

Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem

To some the Redshift ShockStop stem is further evidence that the cycling...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chapeau Club Thermal Jersey

Chapeau! Chapeau are well regarded in roadie circles. They have a reputation...

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Clothing, Reviews

Le Col Therma Jersey

A Weather proof Jersey Our revolutionary weatherproof jersey is developed for...

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Accessories, Reviews

Fickaskåp waterproof phone wallet

“I can’t stand the rain….” It’s a conundrum that...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

All-City Gorilla Monsoon

The All City Gorilla Monsoon  “A bike that blends the best of the...

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Clothing, Reviews

Altura Nightvision Thunderstorm Jacket

The Nightvision Thunderstorm Jacket is Altura’s top of the range...

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Clothing, Reviews

POC AVIP CERAMIC THERMAL JERSEY

This is a mid weight, long-sleeve thermal jersey is water resistant and...

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Clothing, Reviews

Altura Repel Bibtights

Bibtights for autumn and early winter A mid weight bib tight with DWR treatment...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura Pro SL Primaloft Glove

The Endura Pro SL Primaloft Waterproof Gloves are, Endura claim, their warmest...

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Reviews

Juice Lubes – Cleaning Products

A clean bike is a happy bike We’ve all heard it before, keep your bike...

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Clothing, Reviews

GORE R5 GORE WINDSTOPPER Long Sleeve Shirt

Before we go any further, let me just point out that the “Gore R5...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura Pro SL Long Sleeve Jersey

Spring and Autumn are always tricky times of the year when it comes to choosing...

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Clothing, Reviews

Café du Cycliste Renée Gravel Shorts

Understated cool or a niche too far? For those from a road background, Café du...

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit Apparel Flint Bike Shell

Aussie Grit Apparel continues full steam ahead with ticking every box for the...

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Clothing, Reviews

Gore Shakedry Cap

The casquette or cycling cap – a hangover from bygone days or not? The...

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Clothing, Reviews

GORE C5 GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY 1985 Viz Jacket

When you live in a temperate climate, you just can’t escape the fact that...

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Reviews

3T Superghiaia Team Stealth

Flared bars have come in and out of fashion over the decades. Whether you feel...

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Reviews, Wheels

First Look – Halo Carbaura RC Carbon Wheels

Halo Carbaura RC Carbon Wheels RRP £999.95 – £1,049.95 Carbon road...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Shell Jacket

Summer’s almost gone… With apologies to Jim Morrison… You...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Review: Voile Straps

Hailing from Utah,  Voile (pronounced Vo-Lay) started off making straps for...

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Reviews

Review: Happy Bottom Bum Butter

Hot on the heels (cheeks?) of the Squirt Barrier Balm comes Happy Bottom Bum...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura FS260-Pro Bibshort

The FS260-PRO is a mid range short from Endura. Don’t think that these...

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Clothing, Reviews

Review: Galibier VentUltra Jacket

The VentUltra Jacket is a packable, lightweight jacket. The design parameters...

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Reviews

WTB SL8 Team Saddle – First Impressions

SL8 – the basics The WTB SL8 (pronounced ‘slate’) Team Saddle...

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