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 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.

Lezyne Sendit Caddy

If you’re racing Enduro, strapping a CO2, a tool and tube to a frame means you can lose weight from you pack and access those essentials quickly and easily during…

Ride Concepts Hellion

The new Ride Concepts Hellion shoe is part of a three-tier range of flat pedal footwear with different rubber densities and uppers.

7 IDP Sam Hill Knee pad

This is 7iDP Sam Hill signature knee pad, so obviously the multi-winning DH and enduro warrior has input into the design.

SRAM Guide RE Brake

SRAM Guide RE brake is designed to deliver the extra stopping power required by a 20kg e-bike, but it works really well on any regular trail bike.

SDG Bel Air 2.0

A lot of product come and go but SDG got the shape of the Bel Air saddle right about 20 years ago, you can still buy this saddle now as…

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?

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.

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.

renthal traction ultra tacky

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

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

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

Designed in conjunction with the racer Martin Söderström, the ANS10 Supreme is a compact pedal with an extruded and machine aluminium platform.

Crank Brothers is the only company to offer pedal platforms to match shoe size. The Stamp 7 LE is available with a small and large size.

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.

Rev Pro Series Grips

Two versions offered - Race and these Rev Pro Series grips and also several diameters and patterns, including a half waffle and this chunky ridge design.

SDG Radar

If you look up the new SDG Radar saddle on the SDG website you’ll see it does everything - Enduro, all-mountain, trail and XC.