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Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Guides

10 uses for… the Apidura Downtube Pack

Is the little 1.5 litre Apidura Downtube Pack the most versatile bag yet? We asked some of Apidura’s product testers what they use it for and had a go ourselves. Among the market leaders in bikepacking bags, London based...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews, Routes

Temple Cycles Adventure Disc 1

Go back a few years, or even decades, and the classic style of the Temple...

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Clothing, Reviews

7mesh Slab baggy shorts

Not all baggies are created equal, and that’s especially true for...

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Accessories, Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Curve Walmer 55cm handlebar review

Super wide bars seem to be in vogue in gravel and bikepacking right now, but do...

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Clothing, Featured, Guides, Reviews

What’s under your baggies?

Why baggies in the first place? There are a number of reasons why riders choose...

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Featured, News, Reviews, Tyres

Same treads, tougher casings from WTB with SG2 tyres

If there’s one thing that WTB, aka Wilderness Trail Bikes, are good at,...

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Accessories, Reviews

Review: SunGod Velans Glasses

With the launch of SunGod’s new cycling specific glasses back in July,...

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Clothing, Reviews

Review: Rapha Explore range

Rapha have been major players in road cycling kit and the community for nearly...

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Bikepacking Gear, News

Ortlieb’s updated bikepacking bags get even better

Okay, do we already sound like we’re biased? Maybe. Have we been running...

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Reviews, Tyres

Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M Tyres

If you have even the slightest passing interest in motoring then you’ll...

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Accessories, Reviews

Granite Design Bike Tools & Storage

Granite Design are best described as a bike gadget company. Creating tools,...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Salsa Warbird GRX 600

There are few brands that can lay claim to such an illustrious history in...

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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...

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Reviews, Shoes

Rapha Explore Shoes

The Rapha Explore shoes are not the first SPD offering from the brand, who...

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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...

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Accessories, Reviews

Kinesis Jo Burt signature handlebar tape

I saw two shooting stars last night, I wished on them, but they were only...

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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...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chapeau! Café Colour Block Jersey

If you are looking for a cycling top that’s neither road racer lycra, nor...

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Clothing

Velocio TRAIL Collection Review

You may not have heard of Velocio, but their popularity has steadily grown...

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Clothing, Reviews

Cascada All Road Apparel

Introducing Cascada I first noticed Italian start-up Cascada a few years ago on...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Exped SynMat HL M

With an ease in lockdown measures, bikepacking is back on the agenda. And a...

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Clothing, Reviews

Stolen Goat Merino Gravel Jersey

With ‘Gravel’ the hot thing in cycling right now, clothing brands...

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Reviews

Cirrus Cycles Kinekt 2.1 suspension seatpost

It’s rare that a rider, of any genre of cycling, hasn’t at some...

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Helmets, Reviews

Sweet Protection Falconer II MIPS Helmet

Sweet Protection may be a relatively new name on the cycling scene. But the...

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Clothing, Reviews

Chrome Industries Folsom Short 2.0

Baggy shorts that you can ride in, kick about in and wear at work without...

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Reviews, Tyres

Hutchinson Touareg 700×40

The new Hutchinson Touareg gravel tyre is designed to be the off-road adventure...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Topeak Bikepacking Series

With bikepacking currently in vogue, the utilitarian luggage bags have become...

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Accessories, Reviews

Wizard Works Lil Presto! Barrel Bag

For those of you not spending weekends in the saddle lugging endless kit around...

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Accessories, Reviews

Camelbak Repack LR 4 hydration waistpack

I have a history with Camelbak product that stretches all the way back to the...

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Clothing, Reviews

GORE C5 Women’s Shorts

More and more brands seem to be designing a new baggy that falls somewhere...

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Reviews

Genetic Driser 4-10 drop handlebars

Drop-what? 25 years on from riser-bars having their second coming on mountain...

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Helmets, Reviews

Giro Agilis MIPS Helmet

As gravel bikes straddle the middle ground between road & mtb, the...

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Bike Reviews, Featured

Giant Revolt Advanced 0

The Giant Revolt Advanced arrived on the scene in 2018 and remains a popular...

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Accessories, Reviews

MTB’s Mudhugger slims down with new Gravelhugger

‘British conditions’ is a term known worldwide in mountain biking circles....

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Clothing, Reviews

The Overland Selector Shorts

Are these Overland Selector shorts from Morvelo the holy grail of slim-cut...

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Reviews, Shoes

Long Term Test: Fizik Terra x5 Shoes

Who’s this for? Marketed by Fizik simply as an ‘off-road shoe’ the...

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Reviews

CushCore Gravel-CX tyre inserts

First things first, I should own up and say I’ve never being an advocate of...

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Reviews, Shoes

Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4

The Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4 is the new gravel-specific shoe from the Italian...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Adaptable for a multitude of gravel sub-genres, with a couple of only-seen-here...

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Reviews, Shoes

Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes

New for spring 2020, Recon 3.0 is Specialized’s latest mountain bike clipless...

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Reviews

iSSi II Triple SPD compatible pedals

Introduction iSSi Pedals are a part of the QBP empire that also includes the...

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Reviews

Julbo FURY REACTIV Sunglasses

The Julbo Fury Reactiv are a smart looking pair of shades with excellent...

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Reviews

Fizik Terra Microtex Bondcush Tacky handlebar tape

With the Covid-19 restricting big rides, take advantage of the good weather and...

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Accessories, Reviews

Topeak Smarthead Gauge D2

With such a huge variation in the accuracy of track pumps, a dedicated pressure...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Apidura Racing Bolt-on Top Tube Bag

If there is one brand synonymous with bikepacking, it’s Apidura. Their...

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Reviews

TRR PRO ADVANCED COLLAGEN

A fancy natural supplement formulated by science boffins to help with muscle...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Straight Cut Design Custom Framebag

There are seemingly endless options for bike packing luggage, but one area is...

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Helmets, Reviews

HEXR Custom Cycle Helmet

Without delving into nerdy levels of detail, helmet technology hasn’t...

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Reviews, Tyres

Challenge Gravel Grinder TLR

Challenge is a name often associated with the cyclocross world, but the Italian...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Wraptie tie-down straps

Getting out there on your bike inevitably means taking some kit with you. The...

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Reviews

Tru-Tension Bananaslip Tungsten Chain Lubes

Tru-Tension maybe newcomers to the scene but have a wide range of lubricants...

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Reviews

Ritchey WCS Carbon VentureMax

Weight weenies rejoice, the Ritchey VentureMax is now available in carbon...

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Reviews, Shoes

Shimano MT-7 SPD Shoes

Where angels fear to tread Fearing my old shoes wouldn’t last the...

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Accessories, Reviews

Weldtite Jet Blast Degreaser

Cleaning bikes is a bind. While others will obsess over ensuring their bike is...

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Accessories, Reviews

Peaty’s Tubeless Valves

As most tubeless wheelsets come supplied with a set of valves, or at the very...

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Accessories, Reviews

FIDLOCK TWIST 600 Bottle

The bottle (only say bidon if you are French) cage is one of those wonderfully...

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Reviews, Tyres

WTB Raddler

When it comes to gravel tyres, WTB have been at the forefront of the scene...

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Reviews

Ritchey Butano WCS handlebar

Think adventure cycling and handlebars, and Ritchey is a name that’ll...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Kinesis G2 ‘Go To’ Gravel Bike

As a brand, Kinesis UK need little introduction. Their titanium Tripster ATR...

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Reviews, Wheels

Sector GCi Carbon Gravel Wheels

Sector Wheels have been around for a number of years, but until now, have...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura Hummvee Shacket

While there’s no doubt that modern riding gear is a boon on a long ride,...

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Reviews, Shoes

Lake MX145 Winter Boots

For years I have toiled through winter with my trusty ‘summer’...

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Accessories, Reviews

Arundel Gordo Seat Bag

The Gravel stereotype is of a drop bar bike loaded to the hilt with enough bags...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Pinnacle Arkose D3 Gravel Bike

The Pinnacle Arkose needs little introduction. Considered a  stalwart of the...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Straight Cut Design Handlebar Harness

With a mountain bike, carrying kit on your bars is a doddle. As bars get wider...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Spray bib-shorts

Spray-bibs? While the approach of winter promises a drop in temperature and a...

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Featured, Reviews, Tyres

Teravail Rutland 650bx47 Gravel Tyre

As gravel bikes evolve into ever more capable off-roaders, demand for gnarlier...

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Clothing, Reviews

Endura MTR Adventure Jersey

Another sign of the gravel scene maturing is the ever expanding range of...

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Reviews, Tyres

Vittoria Terreno Dry 650b x 47

Gravel by it’s nature is a category defying type of riding and riders play...

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Reviews, Tyres

HUTCHINSON OVERIDE 650B X 47

French brand Hutchinson pioneered tubeless ready tyres way back in 2006. It has...

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Reviews, Shoes

Suplest Cross Country Pro Shoe

Cycling shoes are a contentious subject. What you wear on your feet says more...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Salsa Warroad

As one of the instigators of the whole adventure/gravel cycling thing, it comes...

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Accessories, Reviews

Arundel DTR/STR Bottle Cages

Bottle cages should always be made of metal.” Other than one or two...

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Accessories, Featured, Reviews

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM

If you have ever relied upon a GPS to guide you through the wilds, you’ll...

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Bike Reviews, Reviews

Wilier Jena Ultegra

Wilier describe the Jena as a gravel bike with ‘racing comfort’...

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Reviews

Squirt SEAL Tubeless Tyre Sealant

We are big fans of tubeless tyres here at ADVNTR. Most of us have been running...

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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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Reviews

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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