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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 back 37 years, and have made a name for themselves making incredibly bright – in fact fluorescent – road cycling kit. Just like for most...

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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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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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