Author: Neil Watson

Carbon mountain bikes have now become commonplace on the professional circuit due to their tough, lightweight construction. But where does that leave casual, recreational riders? Are carbon mountain bikes worth the additional expense? Are they even better than aluminium bikes? APPLICATION Firstly, depending on your application, a...

Going tubeless is a must for anyone looking to elevate their mountain biking game over loose, rocky terrain. But many riders put off making the change themselves because they lack the confidence to do it alone. Going tubeless doesn’t have to be a hassle. There...

Mountain bike trips are an awe-inspiring way of seeing a country, and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who gets the opportunity to go on one, to grasp it with both hands. But before you set off, most people will need to do some training to get...

Before and after New Year's, most of the population are scribbling down New Year’s resolutions. Rather than vow to join a gym, eat more veggies, or stop drinking, I take the New Year to come up with a ‘to do’ list. I’ve compiled a list...

As a pedal-pushing enthusiast, I have tried both mountain biking and road biking. I spent years pushing myself on the tarmac but almost as soon as I discovered mountain biking I was immediately a convert. It isn’t anything against roadies or the roadie community, it's...

The mountain biking community is a good-humoured lot, always up for a laugh. But I am going to get a little deep on you now. Growing up with the sport and spending the bulk of my formative years throwing myself down steep hills and churning...

In cycle shops, there are hundreds of small gadgets which cost a fortune but do very little. Most of these small amendments can be recreated yourself with some ingenuity and a little bit of effort. Make your mountain bike ride like a dream with these...

Replacing worn tyres isn’t just an essential part of mountain bike maintenance, it’s also a great opportunity to improve the performance of your bike. Your tyres have a significant impact on the ride your bike gives and can drastically alter the bike’s character and the...