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Juice Lubes Chain Juice – Wet

Juice Lubes Chain Juice – Wet Juice Lubes have built up a bit of a reputation as a down to earth manufacturer of chain lube, bike cleaners, grease etc. There is nothing sexy about the stuff they make. No one is going to eye...

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Tracemaps – Map your adventure

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

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Surly Bridge Club

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

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Chapeau Club Thermal Bibtight

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

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WTB Sendero

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

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Lock Laces

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

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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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Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem

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

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Chapeau Club Thermal Jersey

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

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Le Col Therma Jersey

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

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Fickaskåp waterproof phone wallet

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

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All-City Gorilla Monsoon

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

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Altura Nightvision Thunderstorm Jacket

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

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POC AVIP CERAMIC THERMAL JERSEY

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

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Altura Repel Bibtights

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

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Endura Pro SL Primaloft Glove

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

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Juice Lubes – Cleaning Products

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

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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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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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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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Aussie Grit Apparel Flint Bike Shell

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

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Gore Shakedry Cap

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

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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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3T Superghiaia Team Stealth

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

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First Look – Halo Carbaura RC Carbon Wheels

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

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Endura MTR Shell Jacket

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

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Review: Voile Straps

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

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Review: Happy Bottom Bum Butter

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

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Endura FS260-Pro Bibshort

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

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Review: Galibier VentUltra Jacket

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

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WTB SL8 Team Saddle – First Impressions

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

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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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Reviewed: Lauf True Grit

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

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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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Aussie Grit flint Men’s Bike Jersey

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

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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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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 review: Bombtrack Hook EXT

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

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Miss Grape Internode Frame Bag

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

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Silkolene Premium Every Day Lube

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

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Goodyear Connector Premium Tubeless Gravel Tyre

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

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WTB Riddler 700 x 45c Tyre

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

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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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Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Bottle

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

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Aussie Grit Trail Jersey

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

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Shimano XC5 SPD Shoe

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

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Silkolene Dry Lube

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

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GSI OUTDOORS ULTRALIGHT JAVA DRIP

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

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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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Squirt Barrier Balm

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

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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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Finish Line Tubeless Sealant

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

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Passport Luggage Review

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

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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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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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Bombtrack Audax

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

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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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Escape By Bike – Joshua Cunningham

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

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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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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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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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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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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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