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.

Magicshine MJ-906SE

At £99 the Magicshine MJ-906SE is an absolute steal, although the price doesn’t include a Light Connection Cable, which costs about £11.

Lupine SL X

Due to the output requirements, the Lupine SL X e-bike light is only compatible with Bosch, Brose and Shimano but not Yamaha bikes.

Exposure Flex MTB

The Exposure Flex MTB is designed for e-mtbs and consists of a machined aluminium lamp unit, tethered remote switch, a bar clamp and a long cable.

Magicshine Monteer 8000

Magicshine Monteer 8000 should be renamed the Monster 8000 because it literally scares off any wildlife wandering around at night!

Light and Motion Seca Enduro

A version of the Light And Motion Seca Enduro has won this test several times over the last five years. This one continues the impressive results.

Sigma Buster 700

As the name suggests, the Sigma Buster 700 is a 700 lumen light with the battery and lamp contained in a lightweight plastic shell.

Exposure Toro MK12

In terms of size and weight, the Exposure Toro MK12 sits below the MaXx D and Six Pack but it still packs a punch, putting out 3,200 lumen in Reflex

Race Face Stash Bib

The two criss-cross straps on the new Race Face Stash bib are surprisingly comfortable and supportive. Race Face has also improved the chamois.

Park Tool BKM-1 Bleed Kit

At £115 this is a costly bit of kit but if you have more than one bike, the Park Tool BKM-1 Bleed Kit is excellent quality and a joy to

Stan's NoTubes The Injector

Stan's NoTubes The Injector isn’t a new tool – I’ve had it for nearly four years – but it’s definitely a must- ave part of my tubeless gear.

Leatt 2.0 Flat Pedal

The big selling point with the Leatt 2.0 Flat Pedal Shoe is the price and as such they’re an affordable step on the flat-pedal ladder.

Crankbrothers Stamp Lace

Crankbrothers offers both clip-in and flat shoes, and the Crankbrothers Stamp Lace is the company’s entry-level flat-pedal shoe.

Specialized 2FO DH Clip

Even though the Specialized 2FO DH Clip is tagged as a DH shoe, the downhill features are fairly subtle, so it can be used for any sort of riding.

Leatt DBX 4.0 Clip

Leatt DBX 4.0 Clip has good build quality – the upper has excellent water resistance and is easy to keep clean and as such is a good choice for winter.