3T Exploro versus the Open U.P. – Carbon gravel super bikes...

I was lucky enough to take out the two leading carbon gravel bikes from Open and 3T on an extended overnight test at Eurobike....

Ed’s Kinesis Tripster setup review for Tibet

  It's fair to say I've loved riding my Kinesis Tripster V1 over the years and the trip to Tibet was going to be a...

Adventure and Gravel Bikes; Titanium, Carbon , Steel or Aluminium??

One of the most common things we get asked is around the material for frames. We did a blog on this a few years...

Lauf Grit Forks – Reviewed

Lauf Grit suspension forks are a pretty interesting and unique concept, their looks are as divisive as the pronunciation it's 'Loof' apparently. One thing's...

Great places to buy quality kit at low prices

I keep telling people to click on my blog links so I earn a massive 4% cashback to help fund my next adventures and...

Our 4 favourite Lezyne lights – long term tested

My daily commute includes MTB, gravel and Enduro trails through Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley and I ride every day whatever the weather...

Explaining bikepacking kit – The Movie

A few weeks ago I filmed for Kinesis Bikes my thoughts on bikepacking kit for a weekend bivvy trip in Scotland. This clip explains...

Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket – reviewed for bikepacking

The golden rule for bikepacking kit is the smallest bulk for the most performance, and a lightweight down jacket is essential kit. It is...

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...

Shimano GRX gravel groupset tested

A while ago I finally got my hands on a Shimano GRX groupset on my new Tripster ATR V3 to test Shimano's GRX longer...

Bikepacking In Tibet – Kit Choices

As ever we tried to go even faster and lighter for our trip to Tibet. I reassessed where we could save bulk and weight...

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...