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Long Term Test of Brill Cleaner

Brill Cleaner – how does it work for bikes? I’ve been using this for a couple of months now, so this post is what I’ve found after a good few uses… …those of you that know me might have noticed that in the past I might have, once or twice, turned up for a ride with a pre-muddied bike!…


Vittoria (was Geax) Goma & Barzo TNT tyres

Vittoria (Geax) Goma/Barzo TNT combination Have to say 1st up, these are for sale in the Chasing Trails ebay shop. but I like to sell stuff that I use, or would use if I needed one of whatever thing it is.So, I’ve been running a pair of 650b Vittoria tyres for about the last 8 weeks and I’ve been…


Renthal Kevlar Lock-On Grips

Renthal Kevlar Lock-On Grips Long Term Review So, there’s always a chance that a manufacturer’s hype doesn’t quite live up to reality. Renthal’s description for their Kevlar Grips goes like this: Renthal Lock-On grips feature CNC aluminium locking collars, permanently integrated with the central core, giving the ultimate all-weather security on the handlebar. The integrated construction eliminates any movement…


some, er, interesting statistics on mtb skills courses

Why a MTB skills course? I was looking through Singletrackworld’s archived polls, for some research into who it actually is that rides these mountain bikes… I came across this one: Have you taken any form of mountain bike skills instruction? No, but I keep meaning to get some. (30%, 100 Votes) Yes, I’ve been on a skills course. (26%,…