Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

mountain bike geometry

From top tube length to bottom bracket height, mountain bike geometry can reveal plenty about how a bike will ride and whether or not it will fit you.

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.

How to train in the gym for enhanced riding performance. Coach to the pros Alan Milway shows us how to do the best gym moves for mountain bikers.

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...

If you can't afford your own personal bike wash valet then you should watch this video (and read our guide below) about how best to wash a mountain bike.

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.

scott metrix

The Scott Metrix SPD MTB shoe is all-day bike tour shoe, designed to ensure a sportive feel that is equally good for cycling and walking.

adidas evil eye evo pro

The Adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro offers decent coverage, delivering a clear field of vision around the top of the lenses with just the hint of frame showing.