Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

Called Adventure X, the mass-start ride will take place in wild, exposed forest and moorland trails of the Galloway Gallop, right next to one of this magazine’s favourite 7Stanes trail…

The case for Weight The setup weighs less. Yes tubeless tyres weigh slightly more but that’s offset by ditching your inner tubes, which weigh around 300g. Weight comes off the…

Quite possibly the most aggressive bike in Britain, this custom-designed 170mm-travel Nicolai Ion is the brainchild of Mojo owner Chris Porter and sports the longest wheelbase of any bike we’ve…

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