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Sun, snow, Scotland and… mud: Strathpuffer 2015

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  It seems we just can’t help ourselves – it’s January, there are severe weather warnings everywhere and, just like last year, we’re driving up the A9 into a blizzard on our way to the 2015 Strathpuffer. The first challenge is getting the van up the icy forest track to the small clearing that ThorRead more

Orange Five 29 first rides

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29ers: They’re not supposed to be good in tight, techy stuff and they’re definitely supposed to be less fun. Somebody better go and tell Orange then, because these fresh Five 29s are, for want of a more objective description, the best bikes we’ve ever ridden. It was a perfect testing day too – wet, wet,Read more

Shimano Epic Enduro

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I think they call that a paradigm shift. Pretty much every point of reference I had for what makes up a savage bike event changed at the weekend when a friend and I drove way down south into the Languedoc for the inaugural Shimano Epic Enduro. The stats already sounded pretty intimidating – 90km ofRead more

Grizzly 2014 survived and even enjoyed…

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We finished the bugger! We even did much better than we thought, pulling off 60th from 1550 finishers and actually enjoying every last bit of it. So far we’ve raised over £1300 for Osteoporosis research too (visit our Justgiving page if you’d like to). It could have gone so badly. 32ish km of running alongRead more

Ride switchbacks like a Don!

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Switchback technique with Morrocco Media, as seen at BV this summer! Our good friend Stefan at Morrocco Media sent us through this great little insight into EWS riders tackling the same tight, techy switchback. By comparing their styles and speed through the corner we can all learn a lot about nailing switchbacks. The other niceRead more

Fast and Light….

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A date we’ve been dreading has rolled around – it’s a year today since an Avalanche in Glencoe killed some of the people we loved most in the world. End of mope. Why? Because they spent all their time planning or having adventures with their friends. And we’re grateful. So we made a promise toRead more

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