First Look: Maxx ‘Jagamoasta’ (Rohloff)
Jan21

First Look: Maxx ‘Jagamoasta’ (Rohloff)

The kind people at Maxx Bikes have generously allowed me to use/test/review their ​Rohloff/Gates-carbon-drive bike whilst exploring the Jura Mountains over the course of the winter. Upon delivery, I immediately rode it up into the hills to test its mettle and my first impressions are very good, in fact excellent! The bike is well balanced being both responsive and surefooted, predictable and fun. That said I initially found the...

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Berwick to Tynemouth 2015 … Roads optional
May02

Berwick to Tynemouth 2015 … Roads optional

A ride I had been wanting to do for a long time finally came to fruition. Riding along the outstanding Northumberland coast on fat bikes in the sun (mostly).

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Snow Epic – Engelberg, Switzerland
Apr22

Snow Epic – Engelberg, Switzerland

The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter festival of fatbiking. The inaugural edition took place from the 14 – 18 of January 2015, in the idyllic Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg and featured 5 races over 3 days. If you missed the chance to ride the first Snow Epic or want to come back for another epic adventure, be sure to join us for the 2016 event. Registration details will be announced soon. Subscribe to the newsletter to be the...

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Review: 45NRTH Dillinger 5 Tyre
Apr03

Review: 45NRTH Dillinger 5 Tyre

Before moving to Chamonix the fatbike wizards at Golden Bike Shop installed a pair of Dillinger 5 tubeless on my Rolling Darryl’s. Upon arrival in Chamonix and with lacking snow conditions I had the opportunity to test the tires on wet and dry local trails for a few weeks before the snow hit. 45NRTH have poised the D5 as a high-performance tire, 120tpi folding case, aggressively patterned tread with 258 stud pocketed knobs and...

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Les Houches to Les Chapieux, France
Mar31

Les Houches to Les Chapieux, France

Les Houches to Les Contamines to Les Chapieux. The climb from Les Houches up to the top of the Col de Voza (1653m) is one of the easier passes in the area at 650m the major hazard here was to avoid a collision with a skier. Once over the Col the descent through Bionnassay and into the valley felt distinctly more remote. A 10 km gentle climb up the valley to Les Contamines would bring me to base of the first big challenge ie the ascent...

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