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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.

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Video: 2012 Ghost Gravity Team

We may already be well into the racing season, but that hasn’t stopped a new team from surfacing, complete with some blast from the past...

Video: 2012 Ghost Gravity Team
News

Fox Float iCD Electronic Suspension | Fresh Produce

Is the Fox Float iCD electronic suspension technology overkill? You decide...

Fox Float iCD Electronic Suspension | Fresh Produce
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Retro Products: Triple Clamp Forks

We thought we’d kick off our new blast from the past series with a look back at the first issue of Dirt and what were...

Retro Products: Triple Clamp Forks
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First Look: Prototype Nukeproof Dirt Jump Frame

Hot on the heels of their Rook slopestyle bike comes this prototype dirt jump frame, which has once again been designed with input from their...

First Look: Prototype Nukeproof Dirt Jump Frame
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29" Continental Mountain King Tyres | Fresh Produce

Continental have just released our favourite Mountain King tyres in the larger 29" size...

29" Continental Mountain King Tyres | Fresh Produce
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Nukeproof Zero Stem | Fresh Produce

A look at the Nukeproof Zero Stem, Nukeproof's new dedicated 50mm stem...

Nukeproof Zero Stem | Fresh Produce
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The RockShox Reverb Gets Even Better | Fresh Produce

It would be hard to find someone who doesn't already think that the RockShox Reverb is the best adjustable seatpost on the market...

The RockShox Reverb Gets Even Better | Fresh Produce
Videos

Video: Stanton Bikes Mitch Ingley at UK Gravity Enduro

Plus a sneak peak at a new dirt jump frame that’s in the Stanton pipeline… Stanton Bikes rider Mitch Ingley takes on the UK Gravity Enduro...

Video: Stanton Bikes Mitch Ingley at UK Gravity Enduro
News

Competition: Name The New Aston Hill Track

Aston Hill’s rather unimaginatively named ‘DH4’ all weather track is undergoing a massive overhaul and you guys now have the chance to give it a...

Competition: Name The New Aston Hill Track
Racing

Transition Bikes Trail Day @ The Forest of Dean

If you’re a Transition Bikes fan then keep Sunday the 20th May free for ‘wanton and furious cycling’… The poster below says it all really, but...

Transition Bikes Trail Day @ The Forest of Dean
Videos

Explained: Shimano DRD Mech Hanger

Shimano’s new ‘Direct Mount Rear Derailleur’ has come under a fair bit of fire for being yet another new standard, but as this video shows...

Explained: Shimano DRD Mech Hanger
News

Thieving Scumbags Hit Mountain Mania Cycles

Mountain Mania Cycles in Tring had a whole pile of bikes nicked last night, can any of you guys help? Sadly it seems like every week...

Thieving Scumbags Hit Mountain Mania Cycles
Technical & Maintenance

How Things Work: The Freehub Body

http://mpora.com/videos/r6SP2DtVL If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside your rear hub then check out this in depth feature… The Freehub Body – how it works Hopefully...

How Things Work: The Freehub Body
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Exclusive First Look: Labyrinth Minotaur

We tested Labyrinth’s excellent Agile trail bike back in issue 117, but now we’ve got our hands on their flagship DH bike… Labyrinth may well be...

Exclusive First Look: Labyrinth Minotaur
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Rhino Goo | Fresh Produce

A look at Rhino Goo's excellent bike cleaner and Rhino Shine silicon polish.

Rhino Goo | Fresh Produce
Racing

Yeti UK Tribe Gathering 2012

If you’re a Yeti fan then get the weekend of the 23rd/24th June in your diaries now. What’s happening? Well it’s 9th time that Yeti owners...

Yeti UK Tribe Gathering 2012
News

First Look: 2013 Avid, SRAM & RockShox

New bargain brakes, tweaked suspension, Monarch RT3, 650B… There’s perhaps not anything to set the world alight in this latest release of 2013 products from the...

First Look: 2013 Avid, SRAM & RockShox
News

First Look: Prototype Shimano Saint Chain Device

As if a whole new Saint groupset wasn’t enough, Shimano have now let the cat out of the bag on a prototype chain device. As you...

First Look: Prototype Shimano Saint Chain Device
News

First Look: New Shimano Saint Groupset

The internet has been full of speculation but the embargo has finally now been lifted and so here’s your new Saint in all its glory… With...

First Look: New Shimano Saint Groupset
Videos

Video: SESSIONS #1 with Buehler and Doerfling

No Ferris Buehler I’m afraid, but instead some great BC sessioning from Knolly riders Garett Buehler and James Doerfling. There is some pretty epic scenery and...

Video: SESSIONS #1 with Buehler and Doerfling
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First Look: Easton Havoc 35 Bars and Stems

Easton obviously think we’re a bit short of different ‘standards’ on our bike cos they’ve just announced another one… To be fair to Easton this new...

First Look: Easton Havoc 35 Bars and Stems
News

First Look: New Shimano Zee Groupset

Hot on the heels of the new Saint is its new cheaper brother Zee… Shimano did try to release a cheaper version of Saint some time...

First Look: New Shimano Zee Groupset
News

Nukeproof Rook Prototype Slopestyle Frame

The whole frame will be revealed at Sea Otter later this week, but in the meantime we have a rather unique head tube to look...

Nukeproof Rook Prototype Slopestyle Frame
Videos

2012 Leisure Lakes Bikes, Downhill Team Launch

Eyesdown Films bring us some action from the Leisure Lakes team, and a little insight into the riders. Eagle eyed followers of the team will spot...

2012 Leisure Lakes Bikes, Downhill Team Launch
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