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...

Vaude TVL Pavei SPD shoes reviewed for bikepacking

Shoes, so often forgotten yet they can make or break a long bikepacking ride. On most tours we opt for comfy lightweight trekking focused...

Teravail Rutland – 700c Gravel Tyres Reviewed

After much testing and changing of gravel tyres I have been quite settled on WTB Resolute tyres in 650bx42mm for a while now, but...

Reynolds ATR 650b wheels long term review

Reynolds ATR V2 carbon wheels in 650b have been my go to wheels for the last 24 months now and they've transformed my Tripster...

Gore Power Trail Gore Tex Jacket – Reviewed for Bikepacking

Most cycling jackets are OK, just OK, if it rains they keep the worst out, if it's warm they tend to breath OK but...

Reliable pumps for bikepacking.

This review is all about getting the little things right. I was riding in Dalbeattie forest, Scotland after work and my tyre flatted. I...

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...

Faster and lighter – My kit list for central Asia

As I started my central Asian section of the ride I really wanted to push lightweight touring even further and drop the panniers completely. I...

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,...

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...

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...

Is this the Ultimate Touring Bike?

In about 10 days I will embark on my my Cycling East adventure and for this epic cycle ride I am lucky enough to...