The Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 Reviewed

After much anticipation I finally got my hands on the new Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 bike with pretty much my perfect build. The Tripster,...

Gore Bike Wear One 1985 GTX SHAKEDRY Jacket – Reviewed

It's very Italian, just a flimsy roadie jacket, an expensive bin bag - a few things I heard of the Gore One 1985 Jacket!...

Absolute Black Oval Chainrings – Long term review

It was certainly a gamble to use an oval chainring from Absolute Black for the first time ever during a 24 hour mountain bike...

Review of Apidura Dry Series 100% Waterproof Bags

I first used Apidura's bike packing bags in 2014 and I was impressed by the design, build quality and the incredibly low weight -...

Tyre Choice for the 2017 Dirty Reiver gravel race

Hands up, my blog for last year's inaugural Dirty Reiver about tyre choice was a little bit off the mark. The tracks were rougher...

Rhino Laces – My review of the unbreakable boot lace

Rhino Laces are a new company given a boost by Kickstarter, they basically came up with a pair of boot laces that are guaranteed...

Wheel Size for cycle touring

The debate over the best wheel size for cycle touring frustrates me. I see so many people who have gone out and bought the...

Review of Apidura bike bags and Axiom Panniers

We have been cycle touring for eight weeks now and it felt a good time to review the Apidura bike packing bags and the...

Filter Water bottles – Which is best for bikepacking

Imagine having a water bottle that you can simply fill up from anywhere there's water and be able to drink safely Well it's a...

The Best Sleeping Mat for Bike Packing

For bike packing you need a light small inflatable air mat to sleep on. A good mat is not only for comfort but also for...

Alpkit Ordos 2 Tent – Reviewed

We opted for the Alpkit Ordos 2 tent at the last minute becasue we were let down by a tent supplier for our trip...

Apidura Bag Review and Full kit List Cycling the Pamirs

Cycling across the rough high desert roads of the Pamir mountains was the perfect occasion to use a complete bike packing setup aka: the...