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.

 

 

 

Photo of man wearing Patagonia merino men's mountain bike jersey

Wool might seem a strange choice for a riding top, but some of the best mountain bike jerseys we’ve ever tried are made from merino. Specialized and Sweet Protection make…

Photo of person wearing Ride Concepts Tallac men's mountain bike shoe

With its red and green walking boot laces and overly chunky heel and toe tread, the Ride Concepts Tallac shoe looks nothing like any riding shoe I’ve ever seen. Does…

Alpkit Floe Trousers

Alpkit is a UK brand with a multisport focus, it makes tents, sleeping bags, outdoor clothing, bikepacking kit, Sonder bikes, and loads more, and its raison d’etre is to make…

Spada Pro Orion short

Baggies are difficult things to get right. The best mountain bike shorts combine perfect fit, robust materials and all-day comfort – has new kid on the block Spada got it…

Endura Hummvee Flat Pedal shoe

There are three options in the new Endura range, two top-end MT500 shoes including a flat pedal and a clipless offering, and this more keenly priced Hummvee – it gets…

Specialized Camber helmet

Visually the Camber looks like the more expensive Ambush 2, but it’s the features rather than the looks that make this lid one of the best mountain bike helmets around.…

Leatt MTB Enduro 4.0 V22

Even though the Leatt MTB Enduro 4.0 V22 is designed for enduro racing, it is DH certified so there’s nothing stopping you wearing this on the uplift or during a…

Bell Super Air Spherical

Bell’s new Super Air is the first trail helmet with Flex Spherical + MIPS technology. So rather than a thin plastic liner, the MIPS in Super Air is actually a…

The Fox Dropframe is a half-way house between a full face and half shell. It doesn’t have a chin bar but there’s increased coverage at the side of the jaw,…

YT Industries Capra 29 Core 2

YT launched its new version of the Capra last year, featuring a full carbon frame and top end Fox suspension it quickly became one of the best enduro bikes going.…

Peaty’s Bicycle Brush Set

The best way to clean a mountain bike is to start with the proper gear. That means a cleaner and degreaser, lube for afterwards, and something to work it all…

Photo of the Evoc Two Wheel Bag leaning against a brick wall

Wheel bags are traditionally for racers, those serious folk who need spare wheels so a wrecked rim won’t ruin their weekend. The Evoc Two Wheel Bag is extremely useful without…

Photo of the green Orange Switch 7 mountain bike

Prepare to have your flabber gasted, because Orange has just released details of its new full susser and it doesn’t feature a basic single pivot suspension design. Before you cry…

Photo of the Voodoo Bizango budget mountain bike in a forest

Why mess with a winning formula? The Voodoo Bizango has smashed pretty much any test it’s ever entered, winning our Hardtail of the Year award multiple times, earning regular podium…

Photo of Bryton Rider 420 gps bike computer

The Bryton Rider 420 packs many of the functions of fancier units into a smaller, more affordable package. If you’re serious about training you can also connect a heart rate…