James Bracey

Product Tester

James Bracey
specialized epic review

Specialized Epic Expert is one seriously fast cross country race bike. For 2018 the Epic range has had a complete overhaul with some interesting changes.

The 661 Recon Scout might not have MIPS or anything hi-tech but what it does have is a streamlined profile, comfortable fit and a wallet-friendly price.

fabric chamber

The Fabric Chamber is the multitool for riders that want something a bit different. A ratcheting mechanism helps to make it practical in tight spaces.

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deuter compact exp 12

The Deuter Compact EXP 12 is small enough to be a companion on short blasts but capable of swallowing enough kit for overnight adventures.

giro blok mtb

Put the Giro Blok MTB on and the first thing that hits you is the clear, almost completely uninterrupted field of vision.

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Bont Riot MTB

If you have ever had trouble getting your feet into a normal off-the-shelf pair of racing kicks, then the Bont Riot MTB could be the answer to your prayers.

The Flare Roost Downhill is one of only two baggy shorts in Flare's range. The bombproof construction is aimed at the aggressive end of the riding spectrum.

Giant's Control 1+ MTB is a mountain bike specific pump designed to inflate the largest of tyres with ease. Performance and reliability are second to none.

Saracen tufftrax

The Saracen Tufftrax Disc has a quality 6061 aluminium frame that endows it with a smooth and rewarding ride. Shimano shifting adds to the quality.

Fizik M3B Uomo

The Fizik M3B Uomo sits near the top of the Italian company's MTB shoe range. A carbon sole offers immense levels of performance and efficiency for racing.

Race Face Chester

If you are a rider that favours a soft and flexible shoe then the durability and styling of the Race Face Chester pedals makes them a very appealing option.

Olfi One Five

The Olfi One Five action camera packs a big performance punch despite its relatively cheap price. Reliable and easy to use for capturing quality footage.