https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GIPynZYg8&t=138s You know that little switch on your clutch mech? That magic little mute button? Well does that clutch affect your suspension? I had a hunch that the clutch on my mech was inhibiting the initial movement of my rear suspension. We already know that anti-squat (pedalling) and anti-rise (braking) affect the suspension ability to…Read more Is Your Clutch Mech Affecting Your Suspension?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lUG23_k_eQ&t=15s Everybody knows 29ers are faster-rolling race winning wunder machines. But should you be riding one? Should we start to think about wheel size in the same way we think about frame size? ie, the taller you are the bigger the wheel size you ride? In this Vlog I thrash the question out to start…Read more Are You Tall Enough For a 29er?
New standards, everybody loves them, wait no the other one, nobody loves them. Pink bike keyboard warriors love them, nothing gets them going like a new axle width. What do I think, well, I don't care and neither should you. This little shed based rant/vlog I cover the ground I previously wrote about in this…Read more Standard Rant
Everyone has a local spot, it might need a drive to get there but it is their default place for riding. For many people these are local woods or, if they are lucky, a trail centre. There aren't any full sized trail centres in Aberdeenshire, but that doesn't mean we are lacking riding spots. My…Read more Scolty/Goauch
(depending on what side you approach the hill), is a hidden gem in the southern edges of Aberdeenshire. From the steep old growth of Drumtochty Glen, to the tight dark stands on the Auchenblae side, this hill has a lot of character and range of trails on offer. For the committed downhill rider and enduronaut…Read more Finella or Drumtochty
I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart https://youtu.be/ORKjD2yJrgA It was the Saturday evening after his World Championship winning run, they had T-Shirts for sale at the Mondraker pits. Danny Hart on the Front and Redcar Rocket it on the back, they were pretty special and very cool, only being for sale there and then.…Read more I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart
It's great when you can travel from home to a race, you have all the support and kit there to help set you up for a great day on the bike. But more often than not you have to travel, and as the adage goes, failing to prepare is preparing to fail, sorry, Boy Scout.…Read more Race Routine
An iconic Aberdeenshire hill with a wild and punishing descent, a loop of Clachnaben is nothing short of a mini epic. We all love wild natural rides, big days on big hills with big distances. But sometimes you want the feeling of remote riding and the challenge of truly rugged terrain, but only have a…Read more Clachnaben
Your strengths are those you practice most, and your weaknesses those that are too hard or to rare an opportunity to perform. A few things have caused my riding to change and progress over the years, one of the biggest influences has been the local loop. We all have a local loop, somewhere we can…Read more Progression – Local Loop