James Bracey

Product Tester

James Bracey

Position: Tester

Mostly rides: Hampshire/Wales

Height: 6ft 1in (185cm)

Weight: 73kg

Although now working full-time for Cycling Weekly, James is a mountain biker at heart, and still dabbles in the odd review when he has the time. He’s a bit of a racing snake, and loves sharpening his elbows at the local XC races, but also enjoys competing in enduros and hitting up alpine bike parks.
DMR Wingbar Mk4

Now on to its fourth generation, the latest DMR Wingbar Mk4 version of DMR’s long standing Wingbar has undergone a complete facelift.

DMR Defy 35 stem

The DMR Defy 35 stem's squat stance gives it a purposeful look suited to any trail or enduro bike. The wide clamp that locks your bar in a vice-like grip.

Camelbak Chase Bike Vest

Camelbak Chase Bike Vest provides storage not just at the back but also over the ultra wide shoulder straps to provide quick access for regular use items.

Joystick Binary stem

Joystick Binary stem looks pretty similar to many stems of this type on the market but has a couple of feature that make it stand out from the crowd.

joystick 8-bit alloy handlebar

Joystick 8-Bit Alloy handlebar has been thrust into the limelight as it just so happens to be the handlebar of choice of none other than Loic Bruni.

giant trance e

The latest Giant Trance E+3 Pro electric mountain bike is the powered version of Giant’s all-dancing, quiver-killing trail slayer.

We really liked the original Merida eOne-Sixty when it was released a few short years ago. It was pretty much the first longer travel eBike that felt right and showed…

Look X-Track Race Carbon

Look X-Track Race Carbon is designed with a bit of extra body width compared to others in its category, providing it with a really positive shoe engagement.

bluegrass skinny knee

Bluegrass Skinny knee pads are no-frills protection, with a bare minimum of superfluous features and lacking any big money materials such as D30.

100% Speedtrap glasses

The aesthetics of the 100% Speedtrap glasses are polarising but there's no debating how effective this extended coverage is at protecting your eyes.

best dropper posts

The FSA Flowtron is FSA’s second attempt at creating a reliable dropper post. This is a proper ground-up revamp with all new internals and a neat new lever.

trust message

Dave Weagle is a name almost intrinsically linked to innovative suspension design. The Trust Message is his idea of what a suspension fork can be.