Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

MBR August 2014: from Lakes-style riding in the Howgills to 120mm trail forks test, the latest issue of mbr is crammed with features, reviews and techniques to let you Just…

Lapierre's 2015 MTB lineup is looking good, here are five reasons to love the French brand’s mountain bikes in 2015 (and one reason to loathe them too)

More commonly know as DXs, the Shimano AM45 shoe is now a classic trail shoe for UK mountain bikers, offering a good combination of weather proofing, comfort and pedalling efficiency.

The Mavic Alpine XL shoe was built to cope with the sharp end of riding in the mountains: a hardwearing, smooth, synthetic leather upper combines with small amounts of mesh…

Scott's Elite is a super-comfy shoe, racy looking but offering all the attributes of a trail shoe: grippy sole, easy to wear all day but stiff enough for real power…

The Five Ten Freerider Contact is a new version of the company’s Freerider VXi. The big change is that the smooth rubber section across the middle of the sole now…

The Shimano shoes are very light for a mountain bike shoe, beating much of the competition at this pricepoint. Reinforced sides, heels and toes make them just as tough as…

Comfortable trail shoe, hijacking plenty of the top-end Mavic Fury's best points but without the cost

Cube’s new 120mm travel Stereo covers ground like an XC bike, while its fun character and relaxed attitude still shine through. We ask, is this the best Stereo to date?…

The Fox 36 is back, and along with changes to dampers, seals and lubrication oil, the suspension brand is aiming to get back in the game.

An opportunity has arisen to operate a retail business from one of South Wales’ top mountain bike trail centres. A new facilities building, with 90sqm of retail space, has been…

New Hotlines team riders Gary Forrest and Robert Williams pin it in Scotland and Wales on some fast, winter trails. Amazingly, this little video was shot over one hectic weekend.

XC capabilities paired with progressive geometry that makes it feel like a short-travel enduro bike. There isn’t much out there as competent as this for the price, £1,700

Multi-day enduro race the Trans-Savoie has 10 new entries up for grabs at next year’s race. Bonus tickets for the race 300km, six-day race go on sale for 24 hours…