James Bracey

Product Tester

KTM Scarp Master

Hailing from Austria, the birthplace of Schwarzenegger, the KTM Scarp Master 12 has a distinctly European feel pervading the design and specification.

Vaude Tremalzo

The Vaude Tremalzo rain Jacket II provides a practical, lighter weight option. Packable yet still durable enough to take on the mountains.

specialized chisel expert

Specialized Chisel Expert is a fun mix of privateer race bike for those that can’t justify an Epic and a trail bike capable of long distance adventuring.

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.