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Reviews

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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 wholly unknown product. It is probably fair to say however, that oil based products still dominate this sector of the market. Wax based lubricant...

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Bikes, 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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Review – Sticky Pod (Large)

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

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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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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

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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MilKit Booster Tubeless Inflator

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

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Review – short sleeve, summer jerseys

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

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Bikes, Featured, Reviews

Bombtrack Audax

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

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Bikes, Reviews

Light Blue Darwin One By MT

Light Blue Darwin One By MT The Light Blue Darwin One by MT (Darwin)…what...

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Review – Pedro’s Downhill Tyre Lever

Pedro’s Downhill Tyre Lever A quick review of the Pedro’s Downhill...

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Specialized EMT tyre levers – review

Specialized EMT tyre levers There isn’t much you can say about tyre...

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Summer Base Layers

Summer base layers – do you even need them? I have never really been...

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DHB Dorica MTB Lace-up Shoes

Lace up shoes – the Marmite Dilemma Here at ADVNTR Towers we have divided...

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HJC Furion Aero Helmet

As if there isn’t enough choice at the moment, Korean motorcycle helmet...

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Aussie Grit Flint Light Gilet

We’ve already reviewed Aussie Grit Apparel’s ‘Thermal’...

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Featured, Reviews

Escape By Bike – Joshua Cunningham

In 2015, Joshua Cunningham spent 11 months cycling 21,000km through twenty six...

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Bikes, Featured, Reviews

Tested: Fearless Vulture

A few weeks ago we published details about the new bike brand and their first...

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Schwalbe G-One Bite TLE

New for 2018 the Schwalbe G-One Bite has been undergoing some fairly rigorous...

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Galibier Mistral Lite Foul Weather Jersey

Head to Head In many ways, the Galibier Mistral Lite Foul Weather Jersey...

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Aussie Grit Apparel Flint Shorts

In general, I think it is fair to say that adventure cyclists pretty much adopt...

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HUNT 30 Carbon Gravel Disc Wheelset

Hunt – wheels with a pedigree Brighton based Hunt Bike Wheels have been...

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ODI F-1 Series Mountain Bike Grips

In an ongoing attempt to sway the bias a little away from drop bars,...

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Passport Frequent Flyer seatpack

The Passport Frequent Flyer seatpack won’t break the bank and will keep...

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Featured, Reviews

Ortlieb Medium Seat Pack

Soft or Hard Core? I’m not going to get into the debate about what...

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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

Apidura Backcountry Top Tube Bag 0.5L

A bag for life? I have not had very good experiences with top tube bags in the...

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Aussie Grit Flint Thermal Gilet

Aussie Grit Apparel is a new brand on the scene, spearheaded by former Formula...

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Bikes, Reviews

All-City Macho Man

Unless you are an avid fan of Quality Bike Products (QBP) and are familiar with...

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Apidura Expedition Tool Pack

This new saddle pack from Apidura will fit two road tubes or one MTB sized...

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Galibier – Ardennes Winter Glove

The Ardennes Winter Glove from Galibier arrived a little too late for a proper...

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Surly Midnight Special – Modern Classic

If you’ve read our report on the Cambridge Porkpie 200 you’ll have...

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Specialized Trigger Pro 38c

The Specialized Trigger Pro 38c may be getting on a bit and it’s up...

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Salsa Cutthroat – ride impressions

ADVNTR Contributor, Cheshire Cat, shares his exquisite Salsa Cutthroat that...

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Galibier Ultimate Foul Weather Gilet

Galibier.cc Spring is probably the most unpredictable time of year as you can...

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First impressions: Surly Midnight Special

We reported the release of the Midnight Special only a month ago and not only...

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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

Topeak Fuel Tank

The range of bikepacking bag options is exploding. Whether you prefer bespoke...

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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

Ortlieb Cockpit Pack

ORTLIEB enter the crowded top tube bag market with their new Cockpit Pack,...

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WTB Nano TCS 40c

The WTB Nano has been my tyre of choice for around 3,000 miles. It has been...

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Sidi Ergo 4 Road Shoe and Dragon 4 MTB ‘Mega’ Shoes

It is fair to say that these shoes from Sidi fall squarely into the disco...

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Guides, Reviews

Wolftooth Components Tanpan

Ever wished you could hook your Shimano STI shifters up to a MTB clutch mech...

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Gore Wear Primaloft ‘Power Trail’ Jacket and ‘The One’ Trousers

Keeper of the Rules – Rule 9 Rule #9 If you are out riding in bad...

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LifeLine Tubeless Presta Valve

I recently bought a new pair of wheels and needed some new Tubeless Presta...

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Bikes, Reviews

Cannondale Slate: A riders long term view

No longer available in the UK, unless you can find old stock somewhere, the...

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Bikes, Featured, Reviews

Travers Bat Fastard

Scott, our European correspondent has been riding a Travers Bat Fastard around...

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GUY MARTIN’S PROPER CLEANER

We’ve no idea if Guy Martin likes gravel bikes. He’d probably...

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Galibier Classique Bib Shorts

The Galibier Classique bib short is a high quality garment which retails at a...

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Panaracer Gravel King SK tyre

The Basics The Japanese tyre manufacturer, Panaracer was one of the first big...

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Lizard Skins DSP 3.2mm bar tape

Bar tape – a nice little upgrade It has long been a truism in cycling...

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Review: Wahoo ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer

Wahoo ELEMNT You’ve probably heard of the ELEMNT already, Wahoo’s...

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Specialized Air Tool Blast tubeless tyre setter

All the big brands are now catching on that the tubeless trend is here to stay...

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USE Exposure Stem Fit Bracket

How do you write an engaging review about a light bracket? I’ll do my...

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Rapha GT road shoes

The Rapha GT road shoe (originally named the Grand Tour at launch) was...

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Bikes, Reviews

Trek Emonda SL Frameset

A Trek Emonda (2018) – an adventure bike? Putting your head above the...

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Featured, Reviews

Homebrew Carbon Gravel Wheelset

Carbon wheels generally come in two flavours. Mainstream, off the shelf exotica...

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Kärcher OC3 Portable Washer

Okay, one thing you probably won’t take with you on an adventure is a...

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Bikes, Featured, Reviews

Pinnacle Arkose 4

The gravel scene now has a firm hold worldwide. From its grassroots in the US,...

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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,...

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Easton EC70 AX carbon handlebar

Light weight means a lighter wallet! For Roadies and Weight Weenies, carbon...

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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...

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Exposure Flash & Flare lights

The Flash and Flare have been a staple of the Exposure range for some years...

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Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan

The World of Gravel Cycling is growing at an exceptional rate and now, books on...

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Alpkit Akita Jacket

The Alpkit Akita is a mid-weight, technical fleece, plain and simple. It has a...

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Crane Cycling – Aldi home brand

Budget supermarket giant Aldi market their cycling kit under the Crane brand...

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Rapha Brevet Bib Shorts (and Tour Divide travelogue!)

It’s Summer 2015 and I finished the Bontrager 24/12 24hr (now Pivot...

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Galibier Roubaix Vision Gloves

Gloves… I now own more gloves than you can shake a very large stick at....

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Bikes, Reviews

Mason Bokeh Adventure Bike

In thirty years of (more or less) competitive cycling, I have never owned a...

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Bontrager Flash Charger

Following on from John’s review of the Airshot, comes my long-term review of...

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Airshot Tyre Inflator

The Airshot tyre inflator. Why are the best ideas so often the simplest?...

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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

Alpkit Fuel Pod (Medium)

Quick Review Alpkit Fuel Pod (Medium) £28.00   Bike luggage. The longer...

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Bikes, Reviews

Specialized Sequoia Elite

When Specialized announced their new Adventure Bike, the Sequoia, on the market...

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Optilabs Swift Cycling Glasses – Varifocals

Product Review Optilabs – Swift Varifocals with extra thin lens option...

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