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Interesting, Quality, New Mountain Bike Brands & Products

New (or new-ish) MTB Stuff Pipdream Moxie | Starling Murmur | MSC Tyres | CushCore Tyre Inserts | Smoove Chain Lube | Wolf Tooth Components | PNW Components | Revgrips | Stan’s Dart | Pragmasis Security   With the last post covering brands that have stood the test of time, it seemed to follow to cover some that are…

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Test of Time…

Long Term Brands at Chasing Trails This is the first post a good while, I got very out of the habit..! It’s not exactly a New Year’s resolution to start posting again, but it seemed a good time nonetheless. Starting the new decade I was considering what was appropriate and wondered if there any brands I’ve used for the…

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Park Tools CC-3 chain wear indicator

Park Chain Gauge I might be wrong, but I’m guessing that this tool is very underrated by a lot of home mechanics… If your chain wears beyond a certain point you’ll very quickly need a new cassette & chain-rings as well as a replacement chain. On the other hand I’ve seen a fair few bikes which obviously have wear…

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2 really useful wheel building tools

Better tools for wheel builds This post is a review of useful tools rather than a wheel building tutorial! Cyclus 720158 Spoke Nipple Driver You can build wheels without a nipple driver but it’s a lot more tricky & will take longer. Most nipple drivers look like a screwdriver with a bent shaft. That kind is a hand tool…

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