Five Ten Hellcat

Even though Greg Minnaar's signature SPD race shoe was developed for DH, it always looked like it would make a good trail shoe. All Five Ten had to do was change the black, white and orange colourway to something more subtle and it could be onto a winner. Well, that's exactly what it's done with the Hellcat. It's essentially exactly the same build, with a Stealth rubber sole and reinforcing strap but in black. And because you're not paying for the Minnaar name it's also less money. extra...

All Mountain

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Way To Go

START. (0581 NU017163) Ingram Turn L out of the car park and ignore a R to continue along the dale for 5km, finally climbing steeply to a waymarked track on the L (Alnhammoor), immediately ahead of the farm at Hartside. Turn L and follow the track around to the R where it drops then climbs to farm buildings at Alnhammoor. Pass the buildings then turn L, through a gate, onto a rough track that bears L behind the buildings and drops to a gate (ignore bridge to the R). Go through and continue...

Tbc

One the reasons it has taken two seasons to get this bike into production is because all-mountain is a pretty broad term and it's not always clear what travel or geometry the bikes falling under this category should have. As we mentioned with the Trek on the previous page, we reckon most all-mountain bikes fall within a window of travel and geometry options and a short spin round Bootleg Canyon was enough to confirm that Rimer has the balance right with this offering. Rear travel is 165mm, and...

Hub Range

We have hubs to suit every rider and every pocket whether you ride XC, AM, Enduro or DH. Our Switch and Tank EVO ranges offer great value, high quality hubs. If you're after something more special our Superleggera and Trizoid hubs offer 120 points of super-fast engagement All hubs come in a huge range of colours. From 36.99 including free UK delivery. Building on the success of our hubs we offer a wide range of custom wheelsets offering the best rims and spokes from around the world. Our...

Eagletacp20a2

This 230 Lumen Eagletac torch has enough light spread to be a superb budget bar lamp, especially if you spend 100 and buy two for a directional spread. As we initially suspected though, its main strength was as a helmet light using the superbly simple LockBlock mount. Overall, this is an indispensable budget or back-up light. M Tested November 2010 www.flashaholics.co.uk BIKES For the past four years, I've been riding a Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper men's size small. Prior to the Stumpy, I...

Single Minded

I always used to look upon riders with singlespeed bikes like they were a little backward, fearful of newfangled inventions such as _ _ trip out to Penmachno, I found myself just 10 minutes in at the top of the first climb with the misfortune of a snapped cable from my rear derailleur. Stuck in a very low gear, I assumed my ride was over, but knowing there were three nice quick sections coming up decided to press on with the intention of enjoying the downhill bits and picking up a detour down a...

Trance XI

With a stiffer top tube, increased strength at both ends plus a MegaDrive down tube, the new Trance X takes no prisoners Words Paul Burwell Photos Roo Fowler,Jake Orness Above Balanced travel Sinat both ends Right Cable guides for ride height adjustable remote hen we featured the new Trance X in our Crankworx report back in October, it looked as though Giant had just added a tapered head tube and straightened the top, but there's more to the new Trance X than that. The 'Overdrive' head tube...

Mho Is

Super fettler and the leading grease monkey at Evans Cycles in Brighton e've covered a basic Shimano hub service fairly recently, but although the new generation of hubs still bearings, they differ slightly in their construction. Of course, this makes servicing them slightly different. There have been a few issues regarding the new breed of Shimano hubs, such as play developing and freehub bodies loosening off and jamming. Don't immediately dismiss them as a bad product though these problems...

Sxxl

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Waterproof Camelbak Cover

Because your phone is not waterproof. And nor is your camera. And your money will be too wet to buy new ones if your pack gets soaked. This cover from CamelBak is made from tough PU-backed nylon and has a Velcro closure and drawstring to keep your stuff dry. www.zyro.co.uk There are few things worse than forcing on shoes still wet from the previous day's ride. Drop one of these Drysocks in each shoe and your kicks will be dry by morning. www.silverfish-uk.com TX.DIREC1 W sh SSSSSA WASH-IN...

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Specification

L Specialized S Works Ep Ultimate carbon tl FORK Specialized FSX Cartlan WHEELS Specialized XL2 rimioti Cafnti.il Umtria G imma tyres GHOUPSfl Shlmano XTR M900 OOMPONEwri Specialized titanum bar ard stem, Zoom Lightweight seatpost, Avid Tri-Align 2 brakes This bike is numbered 06 of only 60 ever produced. It's one of a limited run of Specialized's 'Ned Overend Final Edition', and was sold around 1994 95. It was a radical frame for its time, combining carbon tubing with titanium lugs. Merlin...

Innerleithen Uplift

A group of mountain bikers, residents, business owners and community leaders in the Tweed Valley have formed an action group to promote the building of a chairlift and mountain bike park at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. A project to build the park has been discussed for several years, but the group, called AIM Up Action on the Innerleithen Mechanical Uplift , was founded this year after progress seemed to stall. It's still early days, but co-founder Steve Davies hopes building on...

Lowest

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Cam Cole I

The young Kiwi signs t lt I for Lapierre's2011 DH team Their support I JHji I includes everything from shifter cable to toilet paper, says Cole, clearly impressed Th ere's a dearth of Tj decent cycle shops in our December issue. But how wrong we were. Apologies to JEJamesand many others. ft A fine springer spaniel and PB's favourite ' riding buddy by far, now gone to the great trail in the sky. The two years and 200,000 spent on the World Cup course at Dalby appears to have paid off. The XC...

Fox Gets Fit For Less

If the new Fit damper cartridges in Fox's 2010 and 2011 forks are giving your pre-Fit 32, 36, or 40 forks an inferiority complex, fear no more. Suspension guru Mojo is 1 running a winter special on its Fit cartridge upgrade programme. Until the end of February, you can get a standard fork service plus a brand new inverted Fit cartridge for roughly the same price as the cartridge on its own. These new inverted cartridges offer lower unsprung, reduced overall fork weight and improved damping...

Transition TR250

Transition Tr250 Rear Travel Adjust

Transition's super-adjustable downhill-lite TR250 looks awesome. Shame we couldn't ride it Words Alex Boyd Photos Andrew Sydenham The crew at Transition must be a cruel bunch to send us such a fun-looking bike with the clear instruction, 'photo-only sample'. But it's not unjustified changes have been made to this prototype for production. In many ways the TR250 is a scaled-down version of Transition's TR450 downhill race bike, with the same suspension layout wrapped into a tighter, more...

Moda Canon

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Ben Mcneilage Bike

Novice riders in Wales will have something to look forward to this winter, as construction is under way on the first mountain bike trail in Coed y Brenin aimed specifically at beginners and intermediates. dubbed Minor Tour, won't be completed until December 2013, but the first 4km section should open by the end of January. The trail will offer a brief tour of the forest and will bridge the gap between the road routes and the current red trails. Sneaker pimps be warned this new Vans shoe is so...

Workshop Headsets

Mbr's very own Amish mechanic, Al Vines, shows you how to get your headset spinning freely If a tree falls and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a noise Or, put another way, if you're riding alone in the woods and you bin it, did it still happen It depends, perhaps, if you can disguise your injuries. But I was given pause for thought on a seemingly endless solo lap of the Gorlech trail at Brechfa recently. Now the weather has reverted to the drizzle and snow of the British winter,...

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Make Victory A Way Of Life

Carbon chain stays. Carbon link plate. Carbon BB shell. Carbon dropouts. Shall we keep going And Smooth Wall construction creates mirror-like inner surfaces with no extra resin or fibres leaving a sub 4 lb frame including shock. The 2011 Element is a lighter more refined ride. It's simply Fast. So get to work on your victory speech. You're gonna need it. Distributed in the UK by Silvertish. Tel. 01752 843882. For news, product info and dealer locations go to...