Rubena Scylla Greyline Tyres

Having had too many Schwalbe tyre failures recently, I thought I would try something new from my "stash" of rubber. The Rubena tyres were a prize in the Duo Classic race almost a year ago. Read More...

Yokozuna Reaction Cables

After a year of sitting on the packaged cable kit, I finally got around to installing it recently. It didn't go to plan... Read More...

Fox DHX RC4 shock

My V10 shock is a real work of technology. It deserves its own discussion. Read More...

Yeti SB66c problems

The SB66c has been the most amazing bicycle I've ever owned. It climbs really well, descends almost like a DH bike, is light and just amazingly fun on any trail. But it hasn't been without a few problems. Read More...

Smith Pivlock V2 Max - Impossibly Black sunglasses

I had some Smith sunglasses for cycling back in the 90s. When something broke they mailed me several replacement parts, just in case, from Idaho. With that kind of customer service I was happy to try their glasses again. Read More...

Champion System custom clothing

You can't possibly have missed the fact that I ride in gear promoting this website and my coaching business. Read More...

Sock Guy socks

I'm a guy who likes his socks. Over the years my preferred supplier has changed. Read More...

Fizik bar tape

A couple of years ago I did a review/test on different bar bends from the same company (it was 3T in this case) and each bar required fresh tape. The magazine told me to purchase 3 rolls of tape and send them the receipt. I used 3 rolls I had in my spares box for the review and purchased 3 new rolls for the future. One roll was shiny silver Fizik Microtex tape. Read More...

Schwalbe tyres

Schwalbe is one company that covers every niche you might want in a tyre - from the Marathon road tyre that seemingly doesn't wear out or get punctures to the full gamut of MTB tyres. I've ridden many and thought I would write about them collectively. Read More...

TLD XC gloves

I've had a few pairs over the years, but I got a pair of new-for-2014s earlier this year. Read More...

Dakine Drifter back pack

One seems to collect back packs when one rides a mountain bike. This is about my experience with my newest one. Read More...

Dragon NFX goggles

These things look like Oakley Airbrakes and a handful of other frameless goggles, but they look even cooler to me and so I bought a set to replace my failing old goggles. Read More...

Avid Code brakes

Avid brakes have taken so much flack recently that the new model is labelled SRAM. Not all of the Avid brakes were bad. Read More...

Park Master Spoke Wrench

I bought this for a particular high-end wheel build and it has been an interesting experience. Read More...

Carnac Escape MTB shoes

I wore Carnac road and mountain in the 90s. The Escape was my return to the brand. Read More...

Ritchey Super Logic II road bars

I wanted to migrate to carbon bars and these were about the only choice I could find for sale with large reach and drop to suit my past preferences. Read More...

Northwave MTB shoes

I can't even remember how long ago I bought these shoes (it was March 2013 my bank details tell me) - more than a year at any rate. But I haven't been riding them that long - reasons after the break, plus a review of the shoe. Read More...

Tubeless trauma, part 2

I said I'd report back and I haven't! Bad blogger... Read More...

Northwave road shoes

12 months ago I got 2 pair of Northwave Extreme shoes. After a year I can fairly comment on how they went. Read More...

Product review time

I have been tinkering with things on my own and doing a fair number of commercial reviews. I thought I would update the blog with some of my observations. Read More...