Cove Hustler

Cove Hustler Full Suspension frame, handbuilt into a complete bike in our own workshop. Full 2010 Deore groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, Rockshox Revelation Race forks, hand built wheels with Mavic XM719 rims. Race Face Evolve XC bars, stem and seatpost SDG saddle and Panaracer tyres. Our Price 2249.95 with 24 months 0 finance INTRODUCTORY OFFER online cash price now only 2024.95

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FRAME M6 aluminium, Fox Float R. 140mm Looking at the spec page it is obvious that the Granite Chief 1 has plenty of decent kit for the money, even if it's not quite the killer deal you may expect from a brand with no dealer network to support. Still, it's a good package with a stiff frame and neutral handling. Once we made some minor tweaks to the cockpit, the position on the Granite Chief 1 felt great for all day riding. It's not the most inspirational bike, possibly because it lacks urgency,...

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I Al Fire Tower Trail .J LochollDhead centre in Britain. Everything from beginners' trails to extreme downhill. Cafe, bike shop & hire at Glentress. Lochgilphead http is.gd cncQO A hilly trail on mainland Scotland's West Coast. rTIDrumlanrig www.drumlanrig.com Si Private trail-centre with sweetly crafted singletrack. Also home to Rik's Bike Shed. 2 Dalbeattie www.7stanes.gov.uk 3Great rocky trails of all grades. Includes The Slab and other notable features. IaJ Mabie www.7stanes.gov.uk j IQ...

Gee Whizzes To Fort Bill Crown

British cyclists rejoiced on June 6 as Gee Atherton plummeted down Aonach Mor to win the second round of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Fort William. Rider after rider failed to post a time faster than former world champ Atherton, and when the South African and pre-race favourite Greg Minnaar crossed the line over a second slower than the Brit, the elation was clear in the Atherton camp. Celebrating afterwards, he said I'm the most excited I've ever been about winning. It's been a massive goal...

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Want high-top style and protection, with the added grip of a FiveTen Stealth rubber sole Then the Line King is just the ticket. And, if you don't fancy the Sunset Yellow, you'll be pleased to know FiveTen has a black version in the pipeline. www.bigstone.co.uk E MAVIC ALTIUM STRATOS JERSEY 69.99 The sun is periodically shining so dusty trails beckon at last. Time to break out the summer kit then. This long-sleeved jersey from Mavic fits the bill the fabric is gossamer-light and it's roomy...

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Shimano's XTR range divides race from trail, and includes the industry's worst kept secret 2x10 transmission Calipers and rotors are designed to reduce heat build-up, with a Even though we've had to keep schtum about the new Shimano XTR for about four months, it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that Shimano's flagship groupset gets the 10-speed treatment for 2011. What is surprising is the line-up has been split into two with a range of race-specific XCR parts alongside more robust...

Specialized Divide Adaptalite

I wear riding glasses depending on the conditions if it's the Surrey Hills I don't bother because I'm in the trees. If I'm in the open, it's bright or there's lots of mud splatter, I'll wear them. The Divide is the pair I use most often because of the huge lens there's no way any flying debris is going to sneak past. Adaptalite technology darkens the view as it gets brighter, but it's not something you're aware of when riding. The lens is scratchproof but the rubber sleeves on the mouldable...

Cube Rms 125

The RMS 125 is a testwinner since the introduction oF the 1st generation in 2003. The 2010 modeL has new kinematics For the suspension oFFering it the same suspension characteristics as the CUBE DTC pLatForm to suppress pedaL inFLuence. RvaiLabLe with Shimano or 5RRM componentkits and Rock Shox or Fox Forks. Picture RMS 125 The One 2249. Frame HPR 7005 HydroForm 5TK TripLe butted FSP 4-Link System. RLso avaiLabe in anodised bLack and bLack n'red. Comes in the sizes 16. 18. 20. 22. FOR MORE INFO...

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These are the same shorts we tested 12 months ago and, while they still come up large for their sizing, having done a winter in them I will say they're as hardwearing as the Sombrios. The stretch nylon spandex mix doesn't feel as soft, picks up dirt and doesn't have the classy cut, but it's a durable material and doesn't snag like the Cannondales. I like the deep side pockets, although the waist adjusters on the rear are hard to reach when riding, especially since they're under the belt loops....

Giant Reign

Up with stacks of power and good modulation. The only problem being that changing the pads is fiddly. This is probably the first Giant that we haven't had to fit a shorter stem to. Still, the 70mm stem is not quite perfect, as the eight degree rise proved too high for us. Giant's in-house handlebar has a great profile, and at 670mm wide, it is big enough for all but the broadest shoulders. The Fizik saddle, however is uncomfortable. The Giant's lofty front end makes climbing laboured but...

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A good, comfortable pad is essential, but having the liner built in means you have to wash the whole short after a ride and sizing is non-negotiable A good, comfortable pad is essential, but having the liner built in means you have to wash the whole short after a ride and sizing is non-negotiable Lift pass toggle is really handy when using the chair lifts in the Alps or Whistler Lift pass toggle is really handy when using the chair lifts in the Alps or Whistler The Mental Health Foundation has...

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British Cycling and the Forestry Commission have signed a 10-year partnership deal designed to bring more cycling events to forests across England. The agreement will also aid development of new trails and event venues, and will make 24 visitor centres nationwide more bike friendly for cycling clubs, tourists and local communities. Keep 'em peeled. The Hiraethog 50 50 is a new type of marathon event coming to North Wales this August. The 100-mile event is split in two, with riders taking on the...

Kona Abra Cadabra

Kona Abra Cadabra 2012

Kona Scandium IGOmm frame with Magic Link 2 Fox 32 Float RL fork Fox Float RP23 shock Shimano SLX f mech Shimano XT Shadow r mech Shimano SLX shifters Shimao XT wheelset Shimano SLX brakes thinking I just had to put my jacket on or it would all be over. Things had also changed inside me, the soup had really thrown me out. I think because I was stood still eating a lot of soup, all the blood went to my stomach. I felt a bit dizzy, then I got cold and I thought, this isn't good. I went from full...

Rock Lobster Tig Team

Frame Rock Lobster Easton Elite or Reynolds 853 Fork 2010 Rockshox Recon SL Groupset 2010 Shimano SLX Disc Brakes Shimano SLX Bars, stem amp seatpost Race Face Evolve XC Wheels - SLX hubs with Mavic XC717 rims or Mavic Crossrides Saddle WTB, f RQQ QR Our Price 999.95 merlincycles.co.uk New 2010 Team Titanium Now in Stock from 1499

Miss Rt 5100

This women's marathon bike stands out on any terrain. Excellent handling and one-of-a-kind looks make this bike a necessity for competitive riders. Frame 7005 T6 DB SCL, Shock X-Fusion 02 PVA 100 mm. Fork Rock Shox Reba SL Air PopLoc 100 mm, Groupset Shimano, Wheels Alex DP 20 Disc Shimano SLX hubs, Weight 12.70kg Fork RST First Air Remote LO 100 mm for all dealer enquiries please contact 000HH30II111 www.hotlines-uk.com I Email sales hotlines I Tel 0131 3191444

Scottish Rant

Here's me, your stereotypical parochial Scot, trying manfully to convince myself that I should support England in the World Cup and embrace the UK as one large community. But then you start pushing your luck with the 'the United Kingdom stops at Carlisle' guff. Here we go all over again Send your inspiring digital photos 3MB max file size to mbrreaderphotos ipcmedia. com, marking 'Reader Photo' clearly in the subject box. Also, add a short caption to explain what the picture shows. Each month...

August Issue In The Shops Weds July

TERMS amp CONDITIONS Normal IPC competition rules apply. Competition details form par of these terms and conditions. Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees and their familiesjof IPC Media, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions. The winner s must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. All entries must be made directly by...