Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

Jamie Darlow

Position: Front Section Editor

Mostly rides: Surrey Hills/South Downs

Height: 6ft 1in (185cm)

Weight: 78kg

Writer and tester for mbr magazine. Jamie writes features for the magazine, and tests everything from helmets to tyres. He also edits the front section of mbr, Buzz, and contributes to the website. Lives in the South Downs, loves all-day rides. Married with three children, he loves travelling with work – if mainly for the extra sleep and chance of some peace and quiet.




We grab a few minutes with Olympic XC racer Kate Courtney to talk about her recovery from a recently fractured arm and her hopes for Tokyo Olympics later this month.

Endura SingleTrack Lite Short

The updated version of the classic Endura Singletrack Lite short is a very capable short but it may be a bit skinny for some riders.

It’s basically just a sheet of thick neoprene wrapped into the shape of a pedal. The Pita comes in two sizes (large is for flats, small for clipless pedals), two…

focus jam 6

Trick wireless shifting, superb fork and shock and a complete frame reboot makes the Focus Jam 6.0 an intriguing new trail bike.

How long a battery lasts for entirely depends on how you treat that lump of iron in the downtube, so here’s how to minimise any losses and keep powered for…

Fox Flexair Short

The Fox Flexair Short is a great choice for summer use, comfortable, stylish and cool. If only it was a smidge longer and without those laser cut holes.