Jamie Darlow

Jamie Darlow

Writer and tester for mbr magazine. Jamie writes features for the magazine, and tests everything from helmets to tyres. He also edits the exciting new front section of mbr, The Buzz, and contributes to the website. Lives in the South Downs, loves all-day rides.

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Dan Atherton’s Dyfi Bike Park might never open to the public, its perfectly sculpted berms, tabletops and gap jumps reserved for pros as a training ground.

Whether you ride flat pedals or clipless, you need a good shoe to deliver power through the pedals. Here’s our pick of the best mountain bike shoes for sale today…

New Kona Process 153 CR certainly looks the part; chunky down tube, skinny top tube, raked back suspension link is very visually satisfying.

bikeyoke revive

The BikeYoke Revive is stunning, well made, easy to use and the most versatile post out there. It’s also lightweight and reliable.

shimano slx review

The Shimano SLX M7000 groupset looks like a more expensive groupset, and to a certain extent that matches its performance.

There’s slim pickings out there if you want to ride the best mountain bike events – most tickets have been snapped up already. So we’ve scoured the country for late-summer…

pro koryak dropper

There’s another new entrant to the heavily crowded dropper post market, this time from Shimano’s component brand Pro Koryak dropper post.

zerode taniwha review

With its wide-ratio Pinion gearbox, the Zerode Taniwha enduro rig marries innovation to aesthetics. Superlative suspension, excels on rough terrain.

Love them or loathe them, e-bikes are on the charge: here's how to get the most from your motor and the best out of your battery.

transition smuggler

There's nothing logical but something magical about the Transition Smuggler. On paper it shouldn't really work. On dirt it's a different story.

bothy biking

Bothy biking is essentially bikepacking but without a tent. You use a bothy instead of a tent. Read on to get inspired to plan your own bothy trip.

coil shocks

When Specialized released the Öhlins Enduro it signalled a return to coil shocks. What's good about coil? Should you switch from air to coil?