James Bracey

Product Tester

Crank Bros Klik HV

Crank Bros has always been known for taking a sideways look at bike parts and creating their own, distinctive versions. Whilst these might have fallen short of the mark sometimes…

Camelbak M.U.L.E. LR 15

Camelbak are the innovators when it comes to hydration packs. Coining the phrase ‘Hydrate or die’, Camelbak has been on the scene since the eighties. Indeed most of us have,…

Shimano XC7 SPD

At first glance you could be forgiven in thinking that the Shimano XC7 is a road shoe. It cuts a sleek outline that, apart from the BOA dial and single…

Lazer Ultrax helmet

Lazer’s Revolution FF might be taking the limelight currently, but the Belgian company also produces some other cracking helmets. Enter the Lazer Ultrax. This mid-priced trail helmet might creep under…

Smith Pivlock Arena sunglasses

Smith’s Pivlock Arena range of cycling sunglasses are designed to make changing lenses a simple task without adding bulk to the design. The Arena has a medium sized lens shape…

Bontrager Cambion Mountain shoe

Bontrager has a pretty packed line-up of mtb shoes and the Cambion nestles in nicely just below the top of the range XXX. The XCO racer or trail rider who…

Madison Alpine jersey

The Madison Alpine jersey has been developed to meet the needs of the Madison Saracen race team but works equally well as a trail jersey. >>> The best mountain bike…

bnest mountain bike knee pads

Specialized has been branching out into new areas of the mountain bike market recently, and the Atlas Knee Pad adds protection to the list. Rather than being a full-on piece…

bontrager lithos short

Aimed at the enduro market, the new Bontrager Lithos MTB short has a robust construction that holds up well to harder riding.

specialized enduro glove

The Specialized Enduro glove should be an excellent glove for trail riding. Overall fit and comfort of the glove is as expected from Specialized.

nukeproof neutron evo

The Nukeproof Neutron EVO shows that a budget plastic pedal can cut it with the metal big guns when it comes to on-trail performance.

Renthal Ultra Tacky

The Renthal Ultra Tacky lock-on grip offer almost superglue like grip no matter the conditions. They work no matter if you wear gloves or not.

Lazer KR1 sunglasses

The Lazer Kr1’s casual styling belies their performance abilities and they work exceptionally well as riding glasses.

Here’s another in our new series of pre-emptive peeks into recent test product arrivals. Week two brings us action cameras, shoes, jerseys, shorts and more!

The Kali Interceptor is one of the Californian company’s latest mountain bike helmets. With a focus on trail riding, it is comfortable and well ventilated.