PRODUCT REVIEWS

i ride it, wear it, flog it and live to talk about it. Some of these reviews link to articles I wrote for Spoke Magazine.

CLOTHING.          A super comfy base layer with Infrared tech. The Odditee from Ground Effect.

 

TYRES.                      A great all rounder, especially if you run wide rims..the Bontrager SE5 Team Issue.

 

BIKES.                          Santa Cruz burn their new Strega at the stake

 

BIKES.                          A long while back when 26" was all the rage I jumped on the Liteville 301 (Spoke)

 

SUSPENSION.             Shockcraft Suspension re-valve my Pike Charger damper

 

SUSPENSION.             Manitou Magnum Pro fork in 275+

 

SUSPENSION.                The Vorsprung Luftkappe airspring kit for your Pike/Yari/Lyrik fork

 

PROTECTION.             Oh gee, not another kneepad... boring. The Specialized Atlas

 

PROTECTION.             Yes, another knee pad. It's a hot topic. The Troy Lee T-bones 2

 

PROTECTION.              When is a trail helmet not a trail helmet? When it's a Giro Switchblade.

 

FOOTWEAR.                    A gravity shoe good enough for XC riding. The Shimano AM9

 

 

TOOLS.                           A shock pump small enough to take riding. The Birzman

 

 

ACCESSORIES.              A Personal Locator Beacon should be in everyones bumbag.

 

 

ACCESSORIES.               Bags on bikes. I load up with a swell Stealth bumbag and a couple more on the bike

 

 

BIKES.                                The gearbox driven Kiwi carbon enduro machine. The Zerode Taniwha

 

 

WHEELS.                            Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels using Derby carbon rims. Take FLITE

 

         

CHAINGUIDES.                             One Up Components and their slick little chainguide

 

 

PROTECTION.                                   The best all rounder knee pads?  G-Form knee pads

 

TOOLS.                                               I think the Birzman Chaintool is the business then I break it.                                                       

 

BIKES.                                        Riding the Santa Cruz Stigmata to the Old Ghost road then jumping on the Highball                                                           (Spoke mag.)

                                                           

BIKES.

Read a full review of the Intense Recluse      (Spoke mag.)  

    

BIKES                                         Have a look at my trip to Patagonia to ride the Hightower  ( Spoke mag.)

 

BIKES                                           The 2014 Scott Genius 720 with video review    (Spoke mag.)

 

SUSPENSION                                 Bos Kirk and Deville       (Spoke mag.)

 

BIKES                                            I like the Santa Cruz Bronson so much I buy it      (Spoke mag.)                    

 

HELMETS                                                  The Scott Stego is here      (Spoke mag.)

 

SUSPENSION                                          The Float 34 27.5 plus      (Spoke mag.)

 

BIKES                             I soup up the Santa Cruz Highball for some serious shredding   (Spoke mag.)

 

SUSPENSION                   Cane Creek upgrade their Double Barrel shocker with a  climb switch (CS)

                                                                             

BIKES                            The 2014 Norco Sight carbon 7.2  (Spoke)