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Chasing Trails Blog – mountain biking reviews & opinions

Coming soon…

Still haven’t got round to actually writing up some proper reviews, but in the mean time, here’s a list of what you can expect for the next post, which will hopefully be in a week or so: Endura Stealth Jacket 08 Endura eVent trousers Endura eVent jacket Paramo Velez Adventure Lite Smock 5-10 high ’06 5-10 low ’06 lots…

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Satmap Active 10 – final thoughts

Satmap Active 10 final impressions So, it’s a bit late, but I thought I’d better finish off the review. Positives first: Ease of plotting a route. For mountain bikers a big selling point is the ability to go out & explore, then plot a route back home from wherever you happen to be. This is great for MTBers as…

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KMC X9 Chains

KMC Chains OK, so this one’s not too exciting, but hopefully useful… This is a long term review proper, just to let you know my chain of choice. It’s a kind of vital component! There’s basically 3 main makes available, Shimano, SRAM & KMC. I’ve been told that KMC make the Shimano chains, which if true is curious, because…

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Satmap Active 10

First Impressions of the Satmap Active 10 GPS unit Just received one of these through the post by Special Delivery this morning from Satmap. They were after feedback about the unit from a mountain biker’s point of view. I’ve only had a quick look so far as I’m waiting for a map-card to show up. First impressions in no…

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Chasing Trails on Bikeradar

Ruth Schofield’s 1:1 skills day Look out for a Bikeradar article by Ruth Schofield on a day of 1:1 skills coaching with Chasing Trails. Ruth is doing a series from a beginner’s point of view where the final aim is to ride Snowdon later in the year. Ruth’s Plan When Ruth arrived at Dalby for the day, she’d missed…

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Ghetto tubeless…

‘Ghetto Tubeless’ – some hints I tweeted a more compact version of these instructions the other day after fitting some new tyres using the ghetto tubeless method. Thought I’d put it in order, add a bit more info, & post it up here for reference Why ‘Ghetto Tubeless’ instead of buying a kit? I prefer this method to the…

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