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Reviews

Honest reviews, telling it how it is.

Clothing, Reviews

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts

Alpkit Women’s Floe MTB Shorts What are they? MTB shorts, designed to be used with a liner or bibs. (The liner has to be purchased separately). The key themes according to Alpkit are: durability, practicality and comfort....

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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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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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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

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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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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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Review: Marin Four Corners

Sunshine day dreaming In the early 90s Marin were one of the most exciting...

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ODI 3.5MM PERFORMANCE BAR TAPE

Getting excited about bar tape isn’t easy, unless you’ve some...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Reviewed: Lauf True Grit

Back in June, Upgrade Bikes kindly lent me a Lauf True Grit to try out during...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier 3/4 Peloton Bib Knickers

A three quarter length bib knicker with a difference. At this time of year it...

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit flint Men’s Bike Jersey

This is Aussie Grit’s take on the ubiquitous race jersey. Competing in...

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Reviews

WTB Resolute 700 x 42 a four seasons tyre

WTB promote the Resolute as a four seasons, any conditions, gravel tyre. To me,...

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit Flint Women’s Trail Jersey and Shorts

Aussie Grit women specific kit This is our first opportunity to review the...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Bike review: Bombtrack Hook EXT

The Bombtrack Hook EXT is a fusion of CX/Gravel bike and an MTB. Clearly...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Miss Grape Internode Frame Bag

Unsurprisingly, we are sent a lot of bags.  Whereas most are ‘just...

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Reviews

Silkolene Premium Every Day Lube

Silkolene Premium Every Day Lube is a high performance 100% biodegradable lube....

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Reviews

Goodyear Connector Ultimate Tubeless Gravel Tyre

2018 marks the return of Goodyear to the bike market with a full line up of...

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Reviews

WTB Riddler 700 x 45c Tyre

The Riddler The WTB Riddler 700x45c is the gravel incarnation of the MTB tyre...

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Accessories, Reviews

Hiplok – Z Lok Combo and Z Lok

Security on the go for the busy cyclist. Popping down to the shops for five...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Bottle

“Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” While neither...

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Clothing, Reviews

Aussie Grit Trail Jersey

As far as any brand run by an F1 superstar can, Aussie Grit Apparel have...

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Reviews

Shimano XC5 SPD Shoe

Lace up shoes are once again de rigeur. Ironically, it is the old skool types...

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Reviews

Silkolene Dry Lube

Silkolene Dry Lube is a high performance dry lube, best used for racing and dry...

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Accessories, Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

GSI OUTDOORS ULTRALIGHT JAVA DRIP

I really need a cup of coffee, go get me a cupajoe… The relationship...

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Reviews

HT Components Leopard M1 Clipless Pedal

SPD Beaters? The choice of clipless pedals on the market is huge and for purely...

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Reviews

Squirt Barrier Balm

Cream of the crop? It is accepted wisdom that for any ‘proper’...

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Clothing, Reviews

Galibier Peloton Lightweight bib shorts

Galibier Peloton lightweight bib shorts New for this season from Galibier,...

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Maxxis Rambler 40c

Maxxis are well respected in the mountain biking world. They have tyres to...

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Genetic Silcone Bar Tape

Handlebar tape with a difference Handlebar tape is one of those basic...

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Reviews

Finish Line Tubeless Sealant

A tubeless tyre sealant that they say never dries out and lasts the life of the...

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Featured, Reviews

Passport Luggage Review

Passport Luggage – The Call of the Wild For some of us, bikepacking is...

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Reviews

Review – Squirt Dry Chain Lube

Squirt are not a new name on the UK cycling scene, nor is their chain lube a...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Reilly Gradient Adventure Bike

Overview Based purely on the evidence of bikes we have had in to test, Brighton...

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Accessories, Reviews

Review – Sticky Pod (Large)

Sticky Pods For anyone unfamiliar with Sticky Pods, they are a basically a zip...

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Accessories, Reviews

First Look – Zefal Wiiz side-exit bottle cages

Solve one problem, create another… So you’ve fitted a frame bag to...

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Bikepacking Gear, Reviews

First Look – The New Apidura Expedition Top Tube Bag 1L

New and improved… We have just taken delivery of the new Expedition top...

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Reviews

MilKit Booster Tubeless Inflator

MilKit Booster Tubeless Inflator A quick look at the MilKit website is enough...

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Clothing, Reviews

Review – short sleeve, summer jerseys

Summer is almost upon us and a young man (or woman’s) thoughts inevitably...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews

Bombtrack Audax

Bombtrack Audax Hot on the heels of the Surly Midnight Special roadplus bike...

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