dirt 100 2011

Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Product 101: Intense Slopestyle 2

Deciding upon the 100 greatest products of the year is no easy task, especially when you’ve got an office that’s as skilled at arguing as...

Dirt 100 2011: Product 101: Intense Slopestyle 2
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Go Pro HD Helmet Cam

No longer it seems is it enough to just recount your latest trail exploits whilst down your local, now it has to be global in...

Dirt 100 2011: Go Pro HD Helmet Cam
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano AM45

The previous incarnation of these SPD shoes was already the best of its kind, but Shimano have managed to make it even better this time...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano AM45
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Five Ten Impact

There’s little that needs to be said about these shoes, it’s all about the grip. Their ability to stick to a set of flat pedals...

Dirt 100 2011: Five Ten Impact
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano AM41

Their styling might not be to everyone’s taste, but with these AM41’s Shimano have managed to produce what is easily the best all round flat...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano AM41
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Troy Lee Designs T-Bone Knee Pads

There are other knee pads out there that offer a bit more protection, and there are some that are a little more comfortable, but we...

Dirt 100 2011: Troy Lee Designs T-Bone Knee Pads
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: POC Spine VPD Tee Back Protector

It’s fair to say that POC were game changers when they first released this innovative ‘Viscous Polymer Dough’ style back protector, and although several other...

Dirt 100 2011: POC Spine VPD Tee Back Protector
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Leatt DBX Neck Brace

Some think they’re overkill, and yet others swear by them and wouldn’t ride without one. Whatever your take on neck braces the facts are that...

Dirt 100 2011: Leatt DBX Neck Brace
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Giro Xen

2012 is going to be a sad year because by the sounds of it 2011 will be the last time that you’ll be able to...

Dirt 100 2011: Giro Xen
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: TSG Superlight

TSG’s Superlight is another product that after being the first of its kind has managed to remain the best. It took the traditionally weighty piss...

Dirt 100 2011: TSG Superlight
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Troy Lee Designs D3

Last year we said we thought the styling of the D3 might be a bit of a grower, and grown it has done…favourably. The reason...

Dirt 100 2011: Troy Lee Designs D3
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Fox Rampage

Contrary to what some might say, we do often have reality checks and we realise that not everyone has five hundred quid to blow on...

Dirt 100 2011: Fox Rampage
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano DX SPD Pedals

Shimano’s new XTR platform SPD pedals have come closer to knocking these DX’s off the top spot than any other offering, but these still retain...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano DX SPD Pedals
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Truativ Holzfeller Pedals

Deciding on which flat pedals to include in this list was probably the hardest of all as there’s so many that we like. Close runners...

Dirt 100 2011: Truativ Holzfeller Pedals
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Straitline Silent Guide

We love it when companies keep things simple, and that’s exactly what Straitline have done with this chain device. We thought Gamut had made the...

Dirt 100 2011: Straitline Silent Guide
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: MRP 1.X Chain Device

As we must have said a million times now, the introduction of the 10 speed 11–36 ratio cassette has meant that for the vast majority...

Dirt 100 2011: MRP 1.X Chain Device
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Renthal SR4 Chainring

We didn’t think anything could beat our long term favourite e*thirteen chainrings, but then along came Renthal with all their years of experience at making...

Dirt 100 2011: Renthal SR4 Chainring
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: E*Thirteen LG1+Chain Device

We’re not surprised that e*thirteen haven’t changed the LG1+ for 2011 because it’s difficult to think of a single way in which they could improve...

Dirt 100 2011: E*Thirteen LG1+Chain Device
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: FSA Gravity Light Cranks

These might have suffered from a slight price rise, but it’s not enough to stop them from still being our first choice when it comes...

Dirt 100 2011: FSA Gravity Light Cranks
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Profile No Boss Race Cranks

If you thought that the legendary Profile cranks couldn’t get any better then think again. Admittedly it must be the first major change to the...

Dirt 100 2011: Profile No Boss Race Cranks
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano SLX

If you’re putting together a new custom build and you’re having to make compromises elsewhere because of some flash drivetrain that you’ve set your heart...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano SLX
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Sram X7

Just like Shimano’s SLX has pinched technology from XTR, SRAM’s X7 has taken a load from XX and the result is an equally good–value groupset....

Dirt 100 2011: Sram X7
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano XTR

We might have said that most riders wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between XTR and SLX if blindfolded, but that still doesn’t stop...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano XTR
Dirt 100

Dirt 100 2011: Sram X0

You might be wondering why our ‘money no object’ pick from SRAM isn’t their top of the range XX groupset, but to be honest we...

Dirt 100 2011: Sram X0