Beyond the Bike Episode 1

Beyond the Bike is a series that looks further than results and video sections. We take a look into the lives of the riders and the mentality and drive they have to race and compete.

Video of the Week 

Trails & Features

Trails & Features
Are You Strong Enough To Ride a Single Ring Setup?

Ben Plenge of the MTB Strength Factory explores how for many modern British trail riders and racers, the single ring setup has become the norm over the last few years.  The ease and simplicity of setup, reliability, less handlebar clutter, and of course, bike fashion mean that it is an increasingly popular option for riders.  The question we are asking is, ‘Are you strong enough?’

The Rider Insider

Rider Insider
Rider Insider No. 8 Tony Williams

It's rider insider time. This week we're talking to one of the South West's leading mountain bike instructors. Tony set up evolve mtb in May 2008, after having a lightbulb moment on a chairlift in the French Alps.  At the time he was an Area Youth Worker for Devon County Council, part of this role was to take young people out on bikes during school holidays.  Seeing there was no actual providers of mountain biking in the area, he thought you only live once, let's go for it!  Tony's whole ethos behind evolve mtb is to get people of all ages, sizes & abilities onto bikes, enjoying the great outdoors. So here's his rider insider!

Race Reports

Race Reports
Urban Downhill - Falmouth 2014

For the second year running Falmouth University has hosted its increasingly popular 'Urban Downhill Event'. Organised at the universities Tremough Campus by Carrick Riders and with a track designed by local legend Will Evans the course promised much for both those local to the area and others who had travelled from as far as Loughborough just to take part.

Product Reviews 

Tech Talk / Product Reviews
On Test - Suntour Durolux RC2

Our tester is cheerful about the quality and fork the quality of the fork it's pretty flippin' cheap! That's right we've put Suntour's Durolux RC2 fork through its paces.

With Professional riders such as Remy Absolon, Eric Carter and Coastal crew's Garett Buehler supporting their research and development the company are aggressive in their approach to aquiring a healthy slice of the the performance suspension market. 



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