Now, you remember I was promising you a part two of the ‘new skool’ hardtail item? It was all down to Olivier… Olivier, from Switzerland, is a friend of the blog from way back, his Alpine ‘Raw Label’ hardtail was one of the first bikes I featured. He got in touch recently to let me know
The ‘hardcore hardtail’ is making a comeback and this time it’s armed with downhill geometry and the latest full suspension frame features. Hardtail bikes have always proved popular in the UK; they are all you’ll ever need for much of the riding that we do. The relative lack of maintenance compared to a full suspension
You all know the joke about how many bikes you need? The answer: n+1, just one more than you’ve got now! Will wanted to slay this equation with one bike to rule them all, for road, commuting and even gravel/CX riding. Like all the best builds Will based his frame on a bike he already
People often ask about having titanium forks made to go with their frames and it’s something I normally caution against. We all remember the pictures of the snapped Spicer forks that did the rounds of the Internet about ten years ago, right? But surely lessons have been learned by now? Are twin bladed titanium forks
And now, as a bit of a late Christmas present, we have something slightly different. Jurien likes his small wheelers and is a big fan of the Swift folders made by Xootr, but what to do when your current bike is coming to the end of it’s life and you want something unique to replace it?