The London Bike Show will return to the ExCeL Centre over 12-15 January 2012 bigger and better than ever – and we’ve arranged an exclusive discount for What Mountain Bike readers (read on for more info). Not only that, but we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets for WMB readers to win, too!
That’s right, there’s £500 worth of bike kit up for grabs and all you have to do is tell us what you think of What Mountain Bike…
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Have a think about your favourite ride, now have think about your favourite corner on your favourite ride. Chances are on the inside of that corner is a tree. Trees make up more than fifty per cent of the reasons for corners. See, trees are popular in the countryside cropping up, or should I say copsing up all over the place? you can’t just plot a straight line and gas it – not in the woods. These leafy bark covered beauties define the terrain we ride. That is, until they’re not there anymore.
I’m writing this half way through November, which means my winter commuting is already well under way. Last week was 5 days of torrential rain and flooded towpaths to pedal through and this week it’s been severe frosts and ice. Which means streaming eyes and a river of snot to contend with. Where does all that liquid come from?
This pedal over the mountains behind Machynlleth and Aberdyfi was the personal target that I’d set myself since I started this fat to thin by bike thing back in June last year.
Up early, did all of the leave the house all alone admin and cracked on. A bright sunny day no less!
I confess to being a bit of a hardtail purist, not for any overly zealous reason I should add – I like thrashing the tyres off a good full suspension bike as much as any.
There are times in this job when, however many bikes are waiting in the test queue, a fresh one turns up that just has to be ridden. I spent a couple of hours blatting around Bristol’s hidden singletrack on the new Carbon 456 hardtail after On-One designer Stevo sent me his own pre-production rig to try.