James Bracey

Product Tester

Scott Spark RC 900 Team

It doesn’t take long to realise that the Scott Spark RC 900 Team is one of the stand out XC race bikes. Trail bike geometry and efficient suspension.

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Chromag Palmskin

Chromag Palmskin is designed for glove-less riders. Ribbed mushroom surface deforms when grabbed, and the ridges channel moisture away.

Ergon SMA3-M Comp

Not to cause confusion we reviewed Ergon’s SME3-M Comp saddle back in 2016 but this is the Ergon SMA3-M Comp saddle. There might only be one letter of difference between…

fabric scoop saddle

Sleek design, clean detailing and one of the best shapes on which to park your toosh are the defining traits of the Fabric Scoop series of saddles.

NS holdfast

I’m a sucker for a good name and bad tattoos so the NS Holdfast grip had to be included in this test. Name aside, the Holdfast is marketed as the…

pro turnix offroad

The PRO Turnix Offroad flies in the face of most modern saddle convention, offering a shape some would deem ‘old school’. There’s only the merest hint of a channel and…

lezyne sv-11

The eleven function Lezyne SV-11 is a slimline bike oriented multitool. Suitable for carrying in a pack or pocket it has the most commonly needed tools.

blackburn core

The Blackburn Core is a minipump aimed at the off-road market. With a wider barrel and flexible hose, it is well suited to pumping modern MTB tyres.

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661 comp

With a single layer, synthetic leather palm and thin, mesh like back, the 661 Comp is a minimal glove for riders who prefer wearing practically nothing.

WTB Volt pro

The Volt is a saddle we rated very highly in the lower Race version when tested last year. This is the higher specced WTB Volt Pro version and whilst it…