Jamie Darlow

Jamie Darlow

Writer and tester for mbr magazine. Jamie writes features for the magazine, and tests everything from helmets to tyres. He also edits the exciting new front section of mbr, The Buzz, and contributes to the website. Lives in the South Downs, loves all-day rides.

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orange five

The Orange Five certainly isn’t new, but the Halifax brand has made significant changes for 2020 that pep up this trail riding classic.

orange alpine 6

New version of the Orange Alpine 6, complete with improved cable routing and, wait for it, bottle cage bosses under the down tube.

Fox Indicator Pant

Fox Indicator Pant is a lightweight and breathable everyday trouser. Highly breathable and comfortable, so much so it's wearable it in multiple conditions.

Brighton is much more than just the original tourist destination — it has the best of the South Downs, the rolling hills cradling the town to north and east and…

This Brighton route, including Stanmer Park,hides a labyrinth of excellent, tight singletrack. Download two routes to follow around Brighton.

Skye is one of the best places to ride in the UK, so get up to Scotland and sample our route from the June issue.

marzocchi bomber z1

If you’re thinking the Marzocchi Bomber Z1 bears a resemblance to a Fox 36’s beefy, you’re right because it uses the same crown and steerer from the Rhythm.

birzman pump up

Whatever the initial idea behind it, the Birzman Pump Up is a new canister with 1.2l of volume, giving it the biggest capacity we’ve seen.

Topeak Joeblow Twin Turbo

The Topeak Joeblow Twin Turbo is a new idea from Topeak, designed to satisfy the demands of mountain bikers — who want to dump big volume into their tyres...

Evoc Explorer Pro 30L

The Evoc Explorer Pro 30L hydration pack is one of the biggest packs Evoc makes and is intended for bikepacking or multiday rides.

Make trails legal

How to make trails legal. Our ten step guide to making sure your trails are legit. IMBA's Bike Park Guide is a good place to start as well.

dvo beryl

So what is the DVO Beryl? It’s a mid-priced trail fork with travel from 130mm in the 29er or 27.5in Plus version, right up to 170mm in 27.5in.

santa cruz 5010

The Santa Cruz 5010 is the cult offering in Santa Cruz’s range. The 5010 remains a fun-focussed 130mm travel bike designed solely for 27.5in wheels.