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...

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...

My Kinesis Tripster ATR setup in the Pamirs

Cycle touring or bike packing the Pamir Highway was a challenge that required my Kinesis Tripster ATR Titanium to undergo a few tweaks in...

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...

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...

Some Highlights from the London Bike Show

I have spent the last two days at the London bike show talking to people about my Kinesis Tripster ATR that I rode on...

Photography equipment for cycle touring

When you're travelling light it's always a compromise on what photography equipment to take. The irony wasn't lost on me that almost half my...

My Essential Travel Electronics for Cycle Touring

For cycling East I wanted to go as light as possible which meant taking just my 'essential' electronic items. Sadly in this day and...

Winter bike clothing reviewed

I have been riding almost everyday through winter blizzards, gales, heavy rain and most things the Lake District weather can throw at me. So...

Cheap bike lights direct from China – Are they any good?

It seems that the latest LED bike lights get brighter and last longer every year, but the cost of branded front bike lights always...

MSR Dragonfly Stove Review

We arrived home last week tired and exhausted after our transcontinental cycle tour. After five months away we were both glad to be back...

Review of Morvelo bike clothing

At the start of cycling east I was pretty anxious about using brand new and untested clothing for such a long trip. Put simply,...