Ed Haythornthwaite

Ed Haythornthwaite

I prefer going downhill to uphill, but if it involves two wheels I'll probably love it. And yeah, I'm one of those weirdos who likes tinkering with bikes too.

Recent Articles By Ed

Videos

Video - Is this the most technical downhill track?

Well this is mountain biking in its most literal sense. If you think it looks steep at the top just wait until later on...

Video - Is this the most technical downhill track?
News

Video - 2014 Red Bull Rampage - First Impressions

The riders and their digging friends have finally been let loose on the 2014 Red Bull Rampage mountainside, and from these first impressions it looks...

Video - 2014 Red Bull Rampage - First Impressions
Brakes & Gears Etc

Tested - OneUp Components RAD Cage

If you're running a ghetto 1x10 wide ratio cassette then you really need to get yourself a OneUp Components RAD Cage, because they really are...

Tested - OneUp Components RAD Cage
News

Is this video proof that mountain bikers are the biggest cheating bastards ever?

Last week we questioned whether roadies are the biggest cheating bastards, but new video footage of Neko Mulally points the finger back at us mountain...

Is this video proof that mountain bikers are the biggest cheating bastards ever?
Hardware

The 10 best direct mount stems

If you're after a new stem for your downhill bike then look no further than our pick of the 10 best direct mount stems on...

The 10 best direct mount stems
News

Is this video proof that roadies really are the biggest cheating bastards ever?

It seems that now the drugs tests have tightened up pro road cyclists have switched to stealth electric bikes...

Is this video proof that roadies really are the biggest cheating bastards ever?
Videos

Ride the Alps Webisodes with Ramon Hunziker - Episode 2

Freerider Ramon Hunziker takes on some proper high alpine stuff in Switzerland in this latest episode of Ride the Alps...

Ride the Alps Webisodes with Ramon Hunziker - Episode 2
Brakes & Gears Etc

Imprint Grips - How the unique custom mouldable grips work

We just got a set of the unique Imprint Grips in and we thought we'd show you how they work...

Imprint Grips - How the unique custom mouldable grips work
Videos

Yet another incredible mountain bike track in the Alps

Dirt fan Tristan Monnier has just fired us over footage of yet another amazing trail in the Alps...

Yet another incredible mountain bike track in the Alps
News

Stevie Smith won't be racing at the World Champs :(

There was word that Stevie Smith would be racing at the World Champs in Hafjell this weekend, but it seems he's not...

Stevie Smith won't be racing at the World Champs :(
Racing

Preview - 2014 Downhill World Championships - Hafjell

Here's everything you need to know to get you fired up about the forthcoming 2014 World Champs in Hafjell. It's going to be a corker!

Preview - 2014 Downhill World Championships - Hafjell
Technical & Maintenance

UCI World Cup Season 2014 - A Mechanic's Point of View Part 6

The final round of the 2014 UCI World Cup through the eyes of Trek mechanic Ben Arnott...

UCI World Cup Season 2014 - A Mechanic's Point of View Part 6
News

The Quarter Master Project - The Biggest Dirt Quarter Pipe Ever Built is Back!

This week sees the return of the Quarter Master Project, Bas Keep's insanely large pile of dirt.

The Quarter Master Project - The Biggest Dirt Quarter Pipe Ever Built is Back!
Videos

Video & Photo Gallery - The Story of Red Bull Joyride 2014

The Red Bull Joyride 2014 was one hell of an event, and here's the story in both video and photographic form. Enjoy...

Video & Photo Gallery - The Story of Red Bull Joyride 2014
Videos

Rubber Side Down presented by Maxxis - Episode Five: Meribel

Here is the latest episode of 'Rubber Side Down', and this time it's from Meribel for the final round of the 2014 World Cup series...

Rubber Side Down presented by Maxxis - Episode Five: Meribel
Fresh Produce

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 4

Get ready for more drooling cos here's yet another bumper photo gallery of shiny new stuff from Eurobike 2014...

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 4
Fresh Produce

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 3

Roll up, roll up, here's another bumper helping of shiny new kit from Eurobike 2014...

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 3
Fresh Produce

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 1

Here's our first bumper helping of freshly served new stuff from Eurobike 2014...

Eurobike 2014 New Products Photo Gallery - Part 1
Brakes & Gears Etc

Middleburn Mono TT narrow/wide chainrings are now available

Yes that's right, after going a bit quiet for a few years Middleburn have just released these rather nice Mono TT narrow/wide chainrings...

Middleburn Mono TT narrow/wide chainrings are now available
Racing

2014 Meribel World Cup - Junior Qualifying Results

The junior mens qualifying results are in from the Meribel World cup and it looks like it's shaping up to be an incredible battle come...

2014 Meribel World Cup - Junior Qualifying Results
Technical & Maintenance

UCI World Cup Season 2014 - A Mechanic's Point of View Part 5

The Mont Sainte Anne and Windham rounds of the UCI World Cup through the eyes of Trek mechanic Ben Arnott...

UCI World Cup Season 2014 - A Mechanic's Point of View Part 5
Racing

Dirt Orange World Team | Meribel Track Walk 2014

The Dirt Orange World Team are out in Meribel and here's their first take on this new track...

Dirt Orange World Team | Meribel Track Walk 2014
Racing

Dirt TV | Wyn's Meribel track walk chit chat

It's Meribel track walk time and Wyn Masters guides us down the incredible new track whilst gathering the riders opinions, and watching people crash on...

Dirt TV | Wyn's Meribel track walk chit chat
Racing

2014 Meribel World Cup | Track Walk Gallery

It's track walk time so here's Laurence Crossman-Emms and his first wave of photos from the 2014 Meribel World Cup...

2014 Meribel World Cup | Track Walk Gallery