James Bracey

James Bracey

Freelance tester

Having received my first proper mountain bike (a Raleigh Montage) in 1988, I’ve pretty much been hooked on two-wheels ever since. In those days, and to this date, cross-country racing has been my thing and I’m pleased to say I’ve enjoyed some relative success. But over the past 35 years immersed in cycling, I pretty much ride and race everything from BMX to enduro, alongside skinny wheeled stuff like road, cross and gravel.

My bike industry experience spans years working in bike shops, covering everything from wrenching to being a bike fit specialist, and includes six years as a bike tester and senior tech writer for both MBR and Cycling Weekly.

Height: 183cm

Weight: 74kg

Current bikes:

Specialized Epic Evo Expert

Cannondale Scalpel SE Ultimate

Pivot Firebird Pro XTR

Cannondale Moterra 2

Articles by: James Bracey