Mick Kirkman

Mick Kirkman
best mountain bike handlebars

Pro Tharis 9.8 is a solid and dependable aluminium bar that’s ultra-stiff and hasn’t missed a beat over 100 of kms and various test bike duties.

Ion Shelter Softshell Pants

We’ve tried most riding trouser options on the market, and these Ion Shelter Softshell Pants are a relatively new addition to try.

mountain bike stems

Mountain bike stems are an important factor when it comes to the control of your mountain bike, but which one should you choose?

Shimano Saint flat pedals have new, bigger cold-forged platforms, but a slimmer chromoly axle and more sculpting means they’re lighter than previously.

Madison DTE Three Layer jacket

This flagship Madison DTE Three Layer jacket uses a thicker, 3-layer, waterproof shell for toughness and the ability to provide shelter even in storm conditions.

best mountain bike wheels

South Industries Enduro rims weigh 495g each in 29-er size with sidewalls rocking a 3mm thick hookless bead lip and an internal width of 31mm.

best mountain bike wheels

UK brand Hunt offers three different MTB options, with this Hunt Wheels TrailWide package aimed at heavy-duty XC through to all-mountain riding.

best mountain bike tyres

Maxxis Assegai is the signature tyre of Greg Minnaar. Named after a Zulu spear, it’s designed to cut through dust and loam on the toughest DH tracks.

specialized conceal carry swat

Specialized Conceal Carry SWAT tool hides essentials inside your headtube and includes a lightweight multi-tool and proper threaded chain breaker.

F.A.T. two-layer face foam and performance mirrored lenses make this the go-to model for the average rider who likes goggles instead of glasses.

best plus bikes 2019

The rugged Trek Full Stache 8 can pretty much go anywhere and roll over anything, making it the human-powered equivalent of a Land Rover.

Specialized Demo Pro Pant

Specialized Demo Pro Pant is a comfortable, slim-fitting riding trouser with good ventilation. I've been using it for trail riding and racing enduro.

Stans Race Sealant

Stan’s No Tubes Race Sealant is expensive, but contains twice as many sealing crystals and uses bigger particles that can make larger holes air tight.

specialized 2fo 2.0

Launched last year, the latest Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoes are more flexible, much lighter and use a tackier sole than the first generation.