Review Does Peaty’s Products fanciest lube deliver on it’s super clean, super smooth but easy to use promise?
Review Fustle’s lockdown project is designed to unlock every sort of riding by pushing gravel right into the XC MTB space.
Opinion On the eve of the Absa Cape Epic – the biggest mountain bike stage race in the world – Guy Kesteven wonders if the type two fun of XC racing is the equivalent to every cowboy/cowgirl/cowperson’s favorite musical genre?
Review Can this entry level mountain bike shoe from Evans Cycles compete with more established brands?
Review Carnac’s Grit shoe gets dialed closure at a price where most rivals are strap only, but how does it ride? Guy Kesteven went a globetrotting test spree to find out
Opinion Guy Kesteven has been testing a ton of short travel trail/long travel XC bikes recently and loving how much speed, control and excitement the best ones deliver. They don’t always make good on their promises though, so why is this the most awkward category to get right?
Opinion Our free range tech ed is in Italy right now, riding a bunch of stuff he can’t talk about just yet at the Bike Connection press event. There’s some really interesting general themes going on at the show though, so we’re now going live to Tuscany for some rigatone-fueled ruminations...
Review Are GripGrab’s reinforced waterproof oversocks tough enough for life off-road? Guy Kesteven has been putting them to the test over winter
Opinion While most of the Bike Perfect crew were feasting on the latest tech at the Core Bike Show this week. Our free range Tech editor Guy Kesteven skived his duties to go and ride a new MTB bikepacking route through Snowdonia instead. But that got him thinking about the two equally enjoyable sides of MTB...
Sick of fighting with saddle rail wrap straps or want a dropper post friendly saddle pack? Ortlieb’s Seat-Pack QR might be just what you’re looking for
Review Ortlieb’s Quick Rack is a fantastic way to add pannier capability to your bike almost instantly – as long as you’re not using big 29er tires
Review Canyon’s flagship XC race hardtail frame is exceptionally light but how does the complete bike ride?
Review Altura has underlined its new Adventure range with this lightweight merino mix base layer and it’s loaded with nice details at a great price
Opinion Accidents are an accepted part of mountain biking, but accidental success has also played a big part in some key developments we now take for granted. Guy Kesteven tells the stories of a few happy incidents that changed our world and created some of our most famous brands
Review Singlespeeding your bike can save weight and simplify maintenance hassles, especially in winter and this Gusset kit makes conversion easy
Review Giro’s dirt jump glove is a tough and tactile trail performer, but not as digitally savvy as Giro claims
Review Tubeless valves with extra airflow are a hot upgrade right now and these HI FLOW ‘No Clog’ units from UK innovators 76 Project are potentially excellent.
News After 40 years pioneering and producing outstanding mountaineering gear, outdoor clothing legends Rab are releasing a gravel/adventure Cinder range
Opinion Guy Kesteven often finds that seemingly minor changes can make a proper difference on test bikes. Here’s his guide to the most common hidden horrors where a cheap upgrade or adjustment can deliver big wins
review With prices rising dramatically recently can you still get a real mountain bike for £500? Pinnacle’s Kapur 2 certainly gives it a good go
Review The two new Flowline helmets from Troy Lee Designs drop the moto graphics but gain extra safety tech and more affordable price tags. We’ve been riding both of them
Opinion January might have seemed a slog, but Guy Kesteven reckons there’s more to finding the love in February than waiting for Valentine's Day