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?
No one is speaking anymore. We have all staggered out, finding our rhythm as we pick our way across the peat bog. We have climbed past the point of making banter and conversation with our fellow riders, now we all just want is to pass the cairn and make it down to the bothy. The…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis 2017
Enduro racers love to strap spares to their bikes, why ride with a pack when you have duct tape? But that option as useful as it is, is both messy and is a, unrefined solution. Companies like Race Face and Back Country Research have solutions on the market that address this, simple effective velcro strap…Read more How to make a “Enduro” Kit Strap
2016, what a year, memorable, for all the wrong reasons, and some good ones too. A years worth of riding, starting with a frozen Aviemore and a flooded Aberdeenshire through to dust and sun (honest). It was a year of extremes and contrasts, political upheaval and tragic loss, but for all of it the riding…Read more 2016 – What a Year
Returning to work is not without some advantages, There is an excellent on campus gym for a start. Back to work with a bump, sort of. I work at a university so returning to work after my paternity leave during the summer break meant I had a gentle reintroduction to the workplace. With no classes or…Read more Train in Vain
Comrie Croft is a privately owned trail centre and campsite, with a focus on sustainability and serious green credentials, it is also the home of a surprisingly tough enduro. The Cream O' The Croft is a three day bike festival held over a weekend in June, the highlight being a 9 stage enduro race held…Read more Comrie Cream O the Croft
Often when riding, I get the nagging feeling that even though I'm trying to progress my skills and become a smoother, faster rider. That last year, I was fitter and faster. Turning the cranks, trying to move forward, deliberately practicing skills and sessioning challenging trails, yet sometimes I feel like I'm just going backwards. Mostly…Read more Progression – Chasing Form
Strava I love you but your bringing me down. At first you understood, you were new and you were exciting but the longer you've been there the more complicated it has become. You made rides exciting and were a reason to explore and to try and better myself on the bike. You made it easy…Read more Strava, its Complicated