Danny Milner


Danny Milner

Position: Editor

Mostly rides: Surrey Hills

Height: 5ft 10in (178cm)

Weight: 72kg

Danny bought his first mountain bike – a Muddy Fox Pathfinder – back in 1989 with money earned washing cars up and down his street. Since then he’s been hooked on mountain biking and fell into his dream job, writing about bikes, in the early ’90s. He’s worked for MBR magazine since 2002 and lost count of the number of bikes he’s tested.

Although he rarely races now, it was a big part of his life during his early years riding. Best results include 3rd place at the Garbanzo DH race at Whistler’s Crankworx in 2009 and 3rd place in the EWS Masters at Tweedlove in 2014.

His favourite places to ride are Wye Valley, Torridon, Davos, La Thuile, Whistler and his local stomping ground, the Surrey Hills.

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Troy Lee Designs Shuttle

TLD uses a ripstop nylon fabric with Spandex to give ithe Troy Lee Designs Shuttle some stretch. It’s a useful addition too, as the cut is quite sporty.

Specialized SWAT jacket

Specialized pioneered integrated storage solutions on its mountain bikes and now its Specialized SWAT jacket is a packable jacket to go alongside their SWAT tools and water carrying options.

Showers Pass Elements

The Showers Pass Elements jacket is specially designed for mountain biking (despite gravel imagery in its marketing) and uses a 2.5 layer construction.

Scott Explorair Light Dryo 2.5

There’s a rubbery feel to the inner lining, which isn’t particularly pleasant, but the Scott Explorair Light Dryo 2.5 is probably the nicest of the bunch.

Madison Roam 2.5

The Madison Roam 2.5 jacket may be a little on the heavier side, but not to the point where it ever feels like a burden to slip it on.

Fox Ranger 2.5L Water

Fox has a number of different jackets in its outerwear line-up, with the cornerstones being the Ranger 3L Water and this, the Fox Ranger 2.5L Water.

Endura Singletrack II jacket

Endura's in-house ExoShell 20 fabric for the Endura Singletrack II jacket. This is rated at 10,000mm for waterproofing and 20,000g for breathability.

Altura Esker

The Altura Esker is a packable jacket that can be stuffed into its own pocket or rolled up and secured with the included elastic loop.

Yeti 160E

Long-awaited Yeti 160E T1 e-bike is built to race with a complex six-bar linkage that claims to bring efficiency and composure on the roughest descents.

SKS Airchecker 2 Pressure Gauge

Compact, lightweight, accurate and reliable to use, the SKS Airchecker 2 is a well designed product and should have a place in every mountain biker’s tool box.

The Bold Linkin Ultimate 150: Beautiful to look at, inspiring to ride

With a hidden shock, concealed linkage, and internal tool storage, new Bold Linkin 150 Ultimate is one of the most beautiful trail bikes on the market.

Endura GV500 Waterproof

Endura GV500 Waterproof is superb with brilliant breathability and great waterproofing. It’s light enough to pack down and the price is really competitive.

7Mesh Skypilot

7Mesh Skypilot is a significant investment for a garment that lives a hard life but the performance of the fabric is impressive as is after-sales service.

Trek's Top Fuel 8 offers a high-octane ride

New Trek Top Fuel 8 is a short travel - 120mm travel front and rear - down-country trail bike with internal frame storage for both alloy and carbon models.