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.

best mountain bike saddles

Are you sitting comfortably? We’ve assembled all of the best mountain bike saddles and ridden the backside out of our shorts to test their performance.

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.

What to look for in the best mountain bike knee pads. Hard or soft? Pull-on or wrap-on? Which brands make the best? Here's all the info.

kinesis rise

The Kinesis Rise SL is something different. It's an e-bike that looks and rides like a cutting edge hardtail. Sounds intriguing...

Jumping on the bandwagon in mountain biking, so when Finish Line sent some of its new e-bike Chain Lube I was more than a little sceptical.

Take a look at these images, you can see that with your feet level you’re creating a wider stance, which is much less likely to become imbalanced.

Endura Hummvee Waterproof Sock

Endura Hummvee Waterproof sock uses a waterproof and breathable stretch membrane, housed between a Nylon outer layer and a polyester inner layer.

orange switch 6 rs

This is the brand new Orange Switch 6 trail bike, aka the mullet. As such, it has a 29in front and 27.5in rear wheel. 160mm fork with 145mm rear.

BikeYoke Divine

The BikeYoke Divine dropper is the third addition to their dropper range, sitting alongside the Revive and the XC lightweight option Divine SL.

Gloworm XSV

At 3,400 lumens on full power, the Gloworm eXesSiVe (or Gloworm XSV for short) is the brightest Gloworm light I’ve ever tested.

Madison Zenith Waterproof Jacket

The Madison Zenith jacket blurs the line between a lightweight packable and an all-day waterproof and it does it well and at a good price.