bluegrass skinny knee

Bluegrass Skinny knee pads are no-frills protection, with a bare minimum of superfluous features and lacking any big money materials such as D30.

100% Speedtrap glasses

The aesthetics of the 100% Speedtrap glasses are polarising but there's no debating how effective this extended coverage is at protecting your eyes.

Fox Indicator Pant

Fox Indicator Pant is a lightweight and breathable everyday trouser. Highly breathable and comfortable, so much so it's wearable it in multiple conditions.

leeds urban bike park

UK towns and cities are starting to wake up to the value of urban trail developments. We head to Leeds Urban Bike Park to sample one pioneering project.

TRP G-Spec Quadiem

The TRP G-Spec Quadiem huge lever and chunky caliper gives off as strong sense they're built to take some serious abuse and dish out some big forces.

mountain bike disc brakes

All the action with the Shimano XT M8020 disc brake is at the caliper; four ceramic pistons which Shimano claims a boost in power and heat dissipation.

SRAM Guide RE

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.

sram code rsc

Once fitted to our test bike, our initial impressions of the SRAM Code RSC disc brake were how noticeably firm it felt as you grabbed the lever.

Hope Tech 3 E4

At £175 per end, the Hope Tech 3 E4 undercuts quite a few of the top end brakes but you will still need to add £45 for the two-piece floating

hayes dominion

Hayes Dominion A4 is brake with tons of power and modulation. To save you buying stuff you don’t need, it's also available without rotors and adapters.

sram level

Sitting at the cheaper end of the SRAM range, the SRAM Level is another brake you'll find equipped on many lower priced mountain bikes.

We head to the Peak District and Cotic Cycles to start a new series in attempt to find out what makes British bikes so good.