MTB = fun, part 2

Racing a MTB is OCCASIONALLY fun. Read More...

MTB = fun, part 1

Riding a mountain bike is SUPPOSED to be fun. Read More...

Lost opportunities and bleak weather

Despite really wanting to get up to Thredbo for another day (or 2!) this season, it looks like winter has hit and I'm out of luck. Read More...

Praise for RockShox

The saga of owning a couple of Reverb dropper posts continues - favourably this week. Read More...

Appropriate seat angles

On a road bike picking the correct seat angle is easy.
On a mountain bike there are competing issues that make the correct seat angle less obvious. Read More...

The difference between top tube and reach

I have noticed in several comments sections recently various people complaining about how short such and such a new bike is, when in fact it is quite long. The difference is one of top tube length versus reach. Read More...

Reflections on fat rims

I have now had wide rims on my two XC bikes for a while, with a lot of riding and racing. Time to reflect on how I've adapted. Read More...

Side benefits of training

We train to race. It would take a very dedicated individual to train for no good reason (and train well). But racing well is not the only benefit of our training. Read More...

Thoughts on overtraining

Overtraining is a complicated beast to figure out. Maybe some thoughts of mine will help? Read More...

Photochromic lenses

Lenses that change darkness with the intensity of the ambient light have been around for ages, they get ever-better, but are they any good for riding? Read More...

Maxxis and tyre names

The Minion is the standard in DH tyres but these days a Minion is not just a Minion. Read More...

Enduro bike thoughts

Mini-DH: good or bad? Read More...