Paul Burwell

Contributor

Paul Burwell

Position: Contributor/tester

Mostly rides: Surrey Hills

Height: 5ft 10in (178cm)

Weight: 79kg

A stalwart of the team, PB has been involved with MBR since the late nineties. He has been mountain biking from the very start, racing for Gary Fisher and Bontrager in the UK, and now splits his time between freelance testing for MBR and his coaching and trail building company, Trail Academy.

Fox Speedframe Pro

Previous Fox lidss had suspect styling, but they've totally nailed the Fox Speedframe Pro. It’s well thought out, comfortable, protective and a good price.

A backpack is heavy, gets in the way and often means you’ll get a sweaty back. On a short, two-hour ride do you really need all that? We don’t think…

SDG Thrice grip

SDG Thrice grip is comfortable, light in weight and offers good value, plus it comes in a load more colours, which brightens anyone's day.

Spank Oozy 220

New Spank Oozy 220 saddle uses a co-moulded construction pioneered by Fabric and adopted by several saddles including the test-winning SDG Bel Air 3.0.

race face atlas handlebar

The Race Face Atlas handlebar is made from 7075-series aluminium, which is a super strong alloy with a high fatigue life.

Peaty’s Tubeless Conversion Kit

Included with Peaty’s Tubeless Conversion Kit is everything to make the switch from tubes: a roll of rim tape, two sachets of sealant and two valves.

specialized 2fo 1.0

Specialized 2FO 1.0 is one of the most comfortable mid-sole and upper combinations on the market. Can it compete with Five Ten’s limpet-like Stealth rubber?

best dropper posts

More than any other product, the best dropper posts change the way we ride and are essential to the modern mountain biking experience.