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We take a closer look at the similarities and differences between the Schrader and Presta valve standards
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Aug 4 2022
Along with our weekly round up of the coolest news and features
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Aug 2 2022
During the 1990s, Britain was at the top of their cross-country mountain bike racing game, and one of the biggest stars of that era was Gary Foord
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Jul 29 2022
Finley Newmark returns to East Africa for some gravel racing
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Jul 29 2022
Plus all the latest tech highlights and reviews from the week
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Jul 29 2022
A closer look at gravel bike geometry and understanding how it differs from road bikes
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Jul 28 2022
Three days of glorious gravel, single tracks, views and amazing people
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Jul 28 2022
Prototype frameset features wireless-only design and RockShox fork
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Jul 27 2022
And some of the best bits from the week
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Jul 22 2022
Gravel and mountain bikes are both designed to cope with off-road riding riders but what makes them different?
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Jul 18 2022
Some of the strangest tech we saw at Eurobike 2022
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Jul 16 2022
The good, the bad and the ugly from Eurobike 2022
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Jul 15 2022
Eurobike is back and we've put together a gallery of all the best bikes on show
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Jul 14 2022
Everything you need to know about the latest range of RockShox forks
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Jul 13 2022
We take a look at the American's World Cup race bike
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Jul 8 2022
If you're after a new route to test in the west of Scotland, we've got you covered
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Jul 3 2022
Bar tape, shoes, helmets and other drop bar goods
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Jul 2 2022
Everything you need to know about pivot bearings and how to replace them
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Jun 22 2022
How to make the most of your big mountain pilgrimage
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Jun 18 2022
A guide to what you should eat when cycling - whether you’re a hobbyist or a serious racer
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Jun 16 2022
Planning a gravel trip in Girona? Here's everything you need to know
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May 30 2022
Matt Page reckons just calling it gravel doesn't cut the mustard anymore
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May 28 2022
Engage 'limp mode' and get yourself home
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May 21 2022
The name of Velo Saddles may not jump out at you, but the chances are that you're riding a saddle made by this Taiwanese master seat maker, led by a remarkable woman.
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May 20 2022
Tips on where to find the best gravel and off road routes to ride
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May 17 2022
Make life simple with these must-have tools
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May 14 2022
We decipher what all of those angles and numbers mean for your bike
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May 10 2022
Have we all but lost that love for paper maps?
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May 8 2022
From fashion crimes to curious accessories, it's all here
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May 2 2022
How to uncover fresh riding near you
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May 1 2022
Set up and care tips that'll keep your suspension performing as best as possible
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Apr 20 2022
So our Rach reckons, with one exception to that rule......
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Apr 18 2022
Everything we've written about adventure riding, all in one place
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Apr 16 2022
Our Liam doesn't think so... Here's why
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Apr 12 2022
The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between.
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Apr 10 2022
Genuinely useful tip or an absolute myth? We've got you covered
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Apr 5 2022
Is it a common misconception that gravel riding originated in the US?
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Apr 3 2022
And is it here to stay?
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Mar 31 2022
Bear with us while we get our bearings...
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Mar 29 2022
Are you a pure “trail centre rider” or an old school “natural trail rider”? Or have you found that Zen-like balance between the two?
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Mar 26 2022
Tim unveils all about the bike and its unique shock design
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Mar 22 2022
Need a confidence boost on the bike? Charlotte has some ideas that could help.
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Mar 19 2022
Steve Thomas takes us inside the secretive Far Eastern world of outsourcing, where most of our bikes and parts originate.
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Mar 13 2022
4 handy tips to adjust your bike's geometry through its suspension
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Mar 8 2022
Charlotte takes a closer look what's behind the blurred lines of gravel and MTB.
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Mar 5 2022
Are crank lengths too long, and why do mountain bikes have longer cranks than road bikes?
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Mar 1 2022
Finley embarks on a journey of discovery along the gravel roads of Rwanda
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Feb 28 2022
There’s a whole generation of mountain bikers out there who have never ridden a fully rigid MTB, and they don’t know what they’re missing.
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Feb 27 2022
Here's the first of many trail guides covering the expansive Lake District
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Feb 26 2022
And take a look at the brand's first carbon e-bike
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Feb 22 2022
Steve explains why mixing your off-road disciplines is the new way to go
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Feb 20 2022
5 modifications you can make to your frame to adjust its geometry
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Feb 15 2022
Here's our most highly recommended products from 2021.
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Feb 8 2022
Cockpit set up tips to get you comfy aboard your mountain bike
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Feb 8 2022
And have a chat with the brand’s Director of Product Design
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Feb 1 2022
With a lifetime of bike travelling behind him, Steve Thomas has learned a thing or two when it comes to being minimally prepared.
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Jan 30 2022
We talk with Cyclorise's Thomas Dibley get the low down on Twenty21
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Jan 25 2022
It doesn't have to be lighter, stiffer or have more carbon to be faster
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Jan 23 2022
Liam ponders upon what cool things we might see in 2022
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Jan 18 2022
Steve Thomas uncovers the design and production process in Taiwan
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Jan 16 2022
Leftfield advice to make the soggy season more bearable
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Jan 13 2022
Set yourself a gravel goal with one of these events
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Jan 11 2022
Flying solo? Expert tips for keeping out of trouble
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Jan 9 2022
Jake from Sprung Suspension tells you how
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Jan 5 2022
Everything you need for an overnight adventure
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Jan 4 2022
What things did you wish you knew when you started riding?
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Dec 30 2021
The expert's advice on when you should change lids
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Dec 26 2021
Think this lot sound impressive? They aren't.
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Dec 26 2021
Titanium bikes may well be more expensive and less popular than alternatives, but once you’ve ridden one it’s hard to turn back.
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Dec 18 2021
Who says bikepacking is just for summer adventures?
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Dec 10 2021
Money saving tips to save cash with this kit
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Dec 5 2021
We took to social media to see what terrible mountain bike advice you've been given.
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Nov 30 2021
10 tips on making your gravel bike ride more comfortable
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Nov 29 2021
It can be tough to stay motivated during winter, but it pays to get out there - whatever the weather (almost)
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Nov 22 2021
Matt shares his tips for a successful bikepacking trip this winter
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Nov 20 2021
12 speed electronic shifting? Tonnes of travel? You probably don't need it
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Nov 19 2021
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the cyclist in your life, check out these suggestions that cover all budgets
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Nov 16 2021
Is stopping on winter rides something best avoided, or at least kept to a minimum?
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Nov 15 2021
Plus sneaky tricks to seat those stubborn tyres with advice from WTB and Stan's
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Nov 15 2021
Technique advice for riding in the wet
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Nov 13 2021
From cash to electronic shifting gadgets
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Oct 30 2021
All the nicest mountain machines made from magic metal
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Oct 26 2021
Plus dealing with contaminated pads, direct from the experts
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Oct 21 2021
With Olympic and UCI champions, why is the UK XC scene struggling?
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Oct 13 2021
Mountainbiking can be great fun during the winter – but it can also be a pain at times. Why not give gravel a go for the winter?
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Oct 12 2021
In-depth advice on getting the most from your bike lights
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Oct 12 2021
One divide tour wasn't quite enough for these two
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Oct 8 2021
Do your devices and their stats determine or impact your ride? Why not ditch them and take it all in?
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Sep 28 2021
Our Liam tackles his first race after lockdown and it's a biggie
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Sep 20 2021
Aled and Jo bikepack along the newest long-distance cycling route
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Sep 16 2021
The triple chainset was once a staple of off-road grinding until we were convinced that the 1x system was the future. I say give us back our gears.
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Sep 13 2021
We've teamed up with Komoot to help you discover bikepacking adventures
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Sep 3 2021
They may well have fallen out of fashion, but there's still goodness and good reasoning in riding 26 inchers.
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Aug 25 2021
Luke Humphreys details his longest and most demanding ride yet
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Aug 20 2021
The unwritten rules of trail riding explained
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Aug 17 2021
What the heck is that on Neff's downtube?
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Jul 28 2021
An in-depth look at the Olympic Gold winner's rig
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Jul 26 2021
Team GB may be short on numbers but are stacked with talent
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Jul 22 2021
The best, prettiest and most desirable Ti drop bar bikes
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Jul 9 2021
Our scoring system explained
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Jun 22 2021
Plus how to replace them
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Jun 22 2021
We take two Cairn e-gravel bikes on the King Alfred's Way to find out...
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Apr 21 2021
Which could be faster on the trail? We do a rolling test....
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Mar 19 2021
Improve your ride without blowing your budget
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Mar 16 2021
Multitools to mech hangars, from the bare minimum to top safety gear
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Mar 15 2021
Five pros and cons of bunging a little wheel into your 29er
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Mar 9 2021
Mountain bike, road and gravel bike chat you need to listen to
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Mar 8 2021
The humble hardtail can get a bad rap - Here's why everyone should have one
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Mar 5 2021
How, when and why you should change SPD pedal cleats
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Feb 19 2021
The accepted wisdom that just ain't wise...
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Feb 4 2021
The best option if you want to combine speed, comfort and loads of versatility
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Jan 5 2021
Are you kitted out with these ride essentials?
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Dec 28 2020
And it's probably just five years away from your garage
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Dec 25 2020
We run through all your options for shorter rides
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Dec 21 2020
Marin upgrade challenge - what's fastest for the least money?
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Nov 25 2020
We take a look at the things you need to consider when buying guards
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Nov 11 2020
Get organised and motivated to ride into the night this year
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Nov 6 2020
New whip? Here's the rules...
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Oct 25 2020
Keeping the motivation levels high as the seasons change
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Sep 28 2020
We take on an overnight 90km loop in Mid Wales
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Sep 9 2020
Go plant-based and keep cranking out the miles
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Aug 30 2020
How to tell which freehub will work with your cassette
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Aug 24 2020
All your tubeless questions answered
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Jun 30 2020
How best to ride without a backpack
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Jun 26 2020
From planning a route to the gear you take, here's all the info you need
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Jun 25 2020
Find out how to get away from the urban grind for a microadventure and get to work refreshed and rested
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Jun 23 2020
A round up of those made and sold here in the UK for your biking pleasure
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Jun 22 2020
Pros and cons of carbon, steel, aluminium and titanium
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Jun 21 2020
All the times the luddites have been proved wrong
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Jun 13 2020
Our Jon gets messianic about bike angles
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May 31 2020
Transforming mountain bike lead into gravel gold
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Apr 23 2020
Our Jon loves carbon - just not on his rims
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Apr 18 2020
All you need to take care of your bike and your body
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Apr 11 2020
I think we've all suffered enough, please stop
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Apr 10 2020
New ideas to motivate the bored cyclist in lockdown
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Apr 8 2020
Covering FIT vs GRIP dampers plus 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 forks
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Apr 7 2020
We talked to DT Swiss to find out
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Apr 6 2020
Can you dig it? Yes you can.
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Apr 3 2020
Bore your friends senseless with in-depth knowledge
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Mar 30 2020
The perfect daily activity to keep fit, safe and happy
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Mar 25 2020
How well do you know your bike brands?
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Mar 20 2020
The best things about our favourite sport
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Feb 24 2020
Get your threaded BB spaced correctly, whether it's DUB, GXP or Hollowtech
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Jan 14 2020
Find one to challenge yourself to this year
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Jan 13 2020
From fork legs to gravel bars, here's what we reckon will blow up
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Jan 6 2020
Make a resolution and keep it this year
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Jan 6 2020
We see how versatile a gravel bike can be
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Jan 3 2020
Do you abide by the rules?
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Dec 28 2019
Can you sniff out who is responsible for these gems?
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Dec 27 2019
Charlie rails against unwanted - and often bad - advice
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Nov 18 2019
Liam is deflowered at the Rally di Romagna
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Nov 12 2019
Poking holes in suspect stats
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Nov 1 2019
2019's fastest downhill's tricked out custom race rig
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Oct 21 2019
How different does a motor make enduro racing?
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Oct 18 2019
David went to Italy to ride the Jeroboam, Italy's premier gravel challenge
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Sep 30 2019
Weird and funky bike setups for 300km of Italian gravel
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Sep 23 2019
We asked the experts at Shimano and SRAM
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Sep 12 2019
Anna and Jon go twos up on some fast, blind, Alpine enduro racing
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Aug 23 2019
Now you can change geometry, but do you want to?
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Aug 22 2019
Jon gets annoyed about the good old bad old days
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Jun 28 2019
Having a tricky time extracting a stuck bolt? Read this...
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Jun 17 2019
Taking on a dirty drop bar challenge? You need to read this
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Jun 6 2019
Tips to help you prepare for a big event
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Jun 5 2019
Tweedlove morphs into Transcend and it looks to be a banger of a weekend!
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May 24 2019
The 650B alternative - is it for you?
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May 22 2019
Round 2 in Lakes is a (welcome) shock to the system
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May 18 2019
Do you recognise these divisive subjects?
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May 13 2019
The season begins - but with with a bang or a whimper?
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May 3 2019
We rode two Focus bikes round the same loop. The only difference was the motor...
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Apr 19 2019
The best kit from a legendary suspension brand
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Apr 8 2019
Taking on a truly exotic enduro race in Lesotho
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Apr 2 2019
Gravel gears can be too high, here's how to sort them
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Apr 1 2019
Follow Jon as he tries to get faster - or at least less slow
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Mar 20 2019
What women in the cycling industry are saying on social media
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Mar 8 2019
Simple tips to help you make the most of your day
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Mar 1 2019
Jon attempts to get in shape for a race season
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Feb 14 2019
The best riding in the UK? Many people think so, and there's tons of choice
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Jan 24 2019
E-mtb's might be getting a bad rep after Christmas but it's not all about the motor....
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Jan 15 2019
What we reckon is going to be hot for dirty drops this year
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Jan 7 2019
From the hard to the ridiculous to the plain scary
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Jan 6 2019
Did our crystal ball work out?
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Jan 4 2019
Raleigh and Whyte tell us why this new category isn't just bike industry hype
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Dec 12 2018
Dodge the filth and still come out fitter and faster
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Dec 5 2018
Everything you need to know about what to put on your bars to light your way
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Oct 29 2018
Jon tell us about his ride pack essentials
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Oct 26 2018
Big unveiling of the steel, 29er adventure bike
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Oct 12 2018
Blind enduro in its purest form, a real gem of an event
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Sep 21 2018
The long and short of tweaking drop travel
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Aug 15 2018
Is a mountain bike the ultimate gravel machine?
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Aug 8 2018
Oneupmanship, bite points and electronic trickery....
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Jul 4 2018
That yellow ball is sun, here's how to survive
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Jun 30 2018
Plus a few things you might want to try...
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Jun 28 2018
Find out what happened all weekend, plus flick through our huge photo gallery
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Jun 18 2018
A Lakeland adventure exploring Britain's backyard
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Jun 13 2018
We learnt the long, hard way - you don't have to be the same
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Jun 8 2018
When social media turns out a very good thing.....
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Jun 5 2018
We race the Welsh Gravity Enduro to find out..
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May 21 2018
Protecting a new frame, the first stage in the big Cotic bike build
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May 16 2018
Bikes, sun and Stumpjumpers in the Lake District
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May 10 2018
Power meters, why DOT fluid is better than mineral, how brakes really fade & more...
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May 6 2018
Sunrise mission or dawn raid, whatever you call it, it's well worth the effort
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Apr 13 2018
More factory less shed for the Starling Murmur
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Mar 6 2018
All the things we reckon are going to happen over the next year
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Jan 4 2018
Simple things to make life easier....
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Dec 28 2017
We delve deep into the mind boggling world of additive manufacturing
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Dec 20 2017
We visit Bird to find out what makes the progressive bike co. tick
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Nov 29 2017
As the soggy season starts, Jon turns to technology to stay fit
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Nov 28 2017
We talk to Somerset's steel framebuilders
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Nov 8 2017
Rachael thinks she might have e-bikes all figured out
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Nov 2 2017
Why, what and where they see it going...
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Oct 23 2017
We catch up with a Fox beating rider in what was the gnarliest hunt yet
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Oct 11 2017
Mistakes I made as a beginner so you don't have to suffer
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Oct 3 2017
Three days of stage racing that put the endurance in enduro
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Oct 3 2017
Quite possibly the best way to spend a bank holiday.....
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Aug 30 2017
Is this the lightest full length dropper on the market?
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Jul 26 2017
How much do changing conditions affect a race?
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Jul 24 2017
Benedict tackles a genre bending gravel race
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Jul 21 2017
A Rohloff equipped drop-bar off-road tourer
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Jul 21 2017
New kit from Specialized, RaceFace and Shand Cycles
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Jul 21 2017
Gravel racing a spot of moisture on the Isle of Arran
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Jul 19 2017
Riding packless is fashionable but is it a good idea?
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Jul 16 2017
One woman’s mission to improve participation
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Jul 15 2017
New kit, just in and ready for the trails
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Jul 14 2017
Our Jon pops his gravel racing cherry. And blows his mind.
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Jul 12 2017
A pick of new items to hit our desks this week
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Jul 7 2017
Benedict takes on a two day gravel bikepacking event in Scotland
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Jun 29 2017
Some of the shiny new things that'll be making a big splash this year
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May 23 2017
What's going to be hot in the mountain bike world this year?
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May 22 2017
Shortcuts to handy places
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Jan 1 2015