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  • Ollie's Specialized Status 160 Review
    April 21, 2022

    Ollie's Specialized Status 160 Review

    After riding my commercial clash pretty much into the ground, I knew I was well over due a new bike. I decided on a Specialized Status 160, as I thought it would best match my fast and loose riding style,...

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  • Rapha Light Weight Trail Jacket Review
    April 19, 2022

    Rapha Light Weight Trail Jacket Review

    I’ve never been a huge fan of riding in jackets. Overheating and material sticking to my sweaty forearms as I ride, instantly come to mind just mentioning riding in one. Unfortunately, the reality of living and riding in Wellington means...

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  • Magura MT7 Pro Review
    March 11, 2022

    Magura MT7 Pro Review

    I find brakes to be one of the most personal and opinionated components on any bike. Personal preference plays a massive role, especially when words like 'modulation', 'bite', and 'power' are thrown around. Everyone has an opinion and no one break is deemed to be the undisputed best. ...

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  • Wahoo KICKR Bike Review
    March 9, 2022

    Wahoo KICKR Bike Review

    A young family and long days running a consulting business mean that Zwift and TrainerRoad have long been key parts of my mid-week training regime.  I'm also an ambassador for a bike brand and lead their Zwift rides on Saturdays....

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  • Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet - PinkBike
    March 9, 2022

    Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet - PinkBike

    Specialized's Ambush helmet has long been a favorite among mountain bikers – the previous version was light, well ventilated, and didn't look too outlandish. Version 2.0 aims to keep that trend going, although this is much more than a slight...

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  • Review: Rapha's Trail Pants - PinkBike
    February 18, 2022

    Review: Rapha's Trail Pants - PinkBike

    Who remembers mountain biking before riding pants were a thing? Our shorts were too long, our socks were too short, and I'm pretty sure I was too cold and wet all the time. Smart riders had been wearing heavy moto-style...

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  • Specialized Mirror Saddle Review
    February 9, 2022

    Specialized Mirror Saddle Review

    I've tried a lot of saddles over the years from most manufacturers, with different shapes, levels of padding, cutouts etc. I finally settled on the short saddle shape as they tend to suit my style of riding. After going through...

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  • Roval Control Carbon Wheels Review - Pinkbike
    February 9, 2022

    Roval Control Carbon Wheels Review - Pinkbike

    Roval's Control carbon wheels are the follow-up act to the very light, and very expensive Control SL wheels. The Control wheels use the same rim design as their pricier sibling, but use 28 spokes (instead of 24) and are laced...

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  • Specialized Kenevo SL Review
    February 2, 2022

    Specialized Kenevo SL Review

    "It's the perfect bike for when I want to smash multiple downhill runs on one of the most capable eMTB bikes on the planet and shuttle myself back to the top with ease"With 170mm of travel, 240 watts of peak...

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