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.

One Up 35mm Carbon handlebar

Tested against other carbon and foam-filled aluminium bars, One Up claims this bar offers a 21% increase in vertical compliance and a 28% increase in steering stiffness.

Lifeline Pavo Motion 2400

The Lifeline Pavo Motion 2400 has a unique ‘Motion Control’ feature, which uses technology similar to that found in the Exposure Six Pack.

best mountain bike lights

Bombing around the woods in the dark may seem like a mad thing to do, but night riding is great. Here's our pick of the best mountain bike lights.

best mountain bike cranks

Looking for advice on the best mountain bike cranks? You've landed on the right page. Here's our experience and knowledge of single ring MTB cranks.

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.

best mountain bike disc brakes

We pick the very best mountain bike disc brakes from three categories: budget, trail and four-piston. Don't start stopping until you've read this.

Voodoo Bizango Carbon

The acclaimed Bizango has a carbon stablemate but can Voodoo conjure up another classic? Read our first ride review of the Voodoo Bizango Carbon.

The Brand-X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review anyway!)

Shimano Deore M6000 disc brake keeps bumping up the standard of what a budget stopper can really be, premium performance with a great price.

renthal traction ultra tacky

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky handlebar grips are developed for extreme conditions and for those that want additional mechanical grip.

voodoo bizango

Voodoo Bizango is the winning bike from 2018 and nothing has changed, not even the price, although it's supposed to be £670 but pricing seems pretty fluid.

rockshox reverb

This is the new RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost , in fact it’s so new we had it air-lifted to the MBR offices so it could make this test.

Worx 20V Max Hydroshot

The Worx Hydroshot is a compact, battery-powered jet wash that lets you tap into a natural water supply. The perfect tool for the post-ride car park rinse?