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Is that creak me or the bike? Real-world product reviews from real-world riders.

Stand Out Product Of The Year: Specialized Hillbilly

The Specialized Hillbilly GRID T9 tyre is the product that we wonder how we ever lived without. Useful, functional, and just what we needed.

Schwalbe Tacky Chan review

The Schwalbe Tacky Chan has a surprise up its sleeve: it\'s less draggy and tiring on autumn-winter trail-enduro rides of decent length.

Continental Kryptotal Fr & Rr tyres review

On test we have the Continental Kryptotal with front and rear specific tread in super soft compound, downhill casing in 29 x 2.4in.

CushCore XC 29

CushCore XC 29 Review

The best solution to keeping the dreaded deflations at bay is a tyre insert. And in my opinion, CushCore XC is still the best option.

Goodyear Newton MTF and MTR review

The Goodyear Newton tyres are as hefty as they are grippy, and as such they represent a solid choice - perhaps in more ways than one.

Schwalbe Magic Mary

Schwalbe Magic Mary review

The Schwalbe Magic Mary is a trail tyre par excellence. Fear not, this is not a new \'reworked\' version of The Mary. Not new. Still amazing.

best mountain bike mud tyres

Buyers Guide to the Best Mountain Bike Mud Tyres

Although we are entering autumn winter, filth is a year-round issue in the UK. With that in mind, here are the best mountain bike mud tyres.

Maxxis Shorty Gen 2 review: the best just got better

After waiting the best part of a year for a Maxxis Shorty Gen 2, I managed to get one and quickly put it through its paces.

Continental Der Baron Projekt

Continental Der Baron Projekt tyre review

Continental Der Baron Projekt is made of their \'secret sauce\' Black Chili compound, which you’ll only find in their German-made tyres.

Maxxis Minion DHR II review: the one tyre for EVERYTHING

Despite its name, the Maxxis Minion DHR II is not just for downhill and it\'s not just for rear wheel use. It rules everywhere.

michelin wild am review

Review | Michelin Wild AM and Force AM tyres, as good as their Enduro cousins?

Off the back of testing and falling in love with the Michelin Wild Enduro, Andi tests the new Michelin Wild AM and Force AM. Will he be impressed? Earlier this...

Continental Kaiser Protection Apex 29 x 2.4 Review

James Vincent tests the Continental Kaiser on the knob ripping rocks of the Lake District. Find out how they performed in this review. Brand: Continental Product: Kaiser Protection Apex From:...

pirelli scorpion enduro s

First Ride Review of the new Pirelli Scorpion Enduro S, Trail S and Enduro R tyres

Pirelli says that “Power is Nothing Without Control” so how does the new range of Pirelli Scorpion Enduro and Trail tyres perform? Just over 2 years ago, Pirelli launched the...

Michelin Wild Enduro tyre review: hero dirt friendly grip grabber

Looking for extra grip and safety on the trail to enjoy that hero dirt? Andi thinks he’s found the perfect partner with the Michelin Wild Enduro Tyre. Editors’ Choice 2021...

Vee Tire Co Attack HPL tyre review

Vee Tire Attack HPL Review – amazing grip and puncture protection

The Vee Tire Attack HPL tyre might have only been released to the public a few weeks ago, but I’ve been testing this new all-rounder for a few months already....


Slicy Products Smooth Tyre Inserts, Sealant and Valves – Reviewed

David extends his tyre insert experience even further, with yet another test. This time, it\'s banana yellow Smooth Tyre Inserts from Slicy Products. Another foamy contender enters the ring. Hoop?…

Maxxis Wetscream review: great when it’s awful

The Maxxis Wetscream was originally designed for one of the muddiest downhill race tracks in the world – Les Gets in France. Back when it was first designed, DH bikes...

vee tire snap wce review

Long-Term Review: VeeTire Snap WCE Top 40, all the grip none of the slip

Downhill tyres made from motorbike rubber? Andi puts the VeeTire Snap WCE Top 40 to the test in his long term review. I’ve been running a VeeTire Snap WCE on...

vee tire snap trail first ride review

Vee Tire Snap Trail Review: Downhill inspired sticky trail tyres

Trail ready Thai tyres built on trickle-down downhill race tech. We test that fast-rolling Vee Tire Snap Trail Top 40. Vee Tire Co. has been growing in popularity at a...


Review | Tannus Armour – Inner Tubes Ain’t Dead

If you’re still running tubes, this Tannus Armour will give you a little more protection on the trail. Tubes. The thing I always carry on rides, but haven’t had to...

Pepi’s Rokkline Tire Noodles

Pepi’s Tire Noodle is another foam sausage designed to fit betwixt rim and tyre, protecting both from those nasty pinch flats and dings. Due to their colour, which is much...

RockStop Tubeless Insert | Review

Can’t Stop The Rock. We’ve been warned repeatedly. It’s been received wisdom for decades, but now, thanks to Rockstop, could Apollo 440 be wrong? There’s a chance. The rock might...

Goodyear Newton EN Premium Tyres | Review

David checks out this pair of Goodyear Newton tyres, the latest MTB rubber from Goodyear. Despite starting out making bicycle tyres at the end of the 19th Century, from the mid-seventies,...

Review | Hellkat Pro AEC Tyre – For When The Going Gets Steep

David tests out the Hellkat Pro AEC, an enduro tyre from Kenda. Way back in the day, Kenda had a solid reputation in mountain biking and seemed to dominate. By...

specialized fast trak tyre tire grid 29x2.3 gripton

Review | The Specialized Fast Trak GRID 29×2.3 is a fast AND tough XC tyre

Wil reviews the Specialized Fast Trak; a fast-rolling XC tyre with a tough GRID casing When it comes to choosing race-worthy components for XC and marathon bikes, the traditional approach...

specialized ground control tyre tire 29x2.3 grid gripton

Review | Specialized connects you to earth with the Ground Control GRID 29×2.3 tyre

Wil reviews the latest version of the venerable Specialized Ground Control tyre I seem to have been riding a lot of chunky tyres lately. I’d say it has a lot...

stan's notubes flow ex rim rimpact tubeless insert

Review | The Rimpact tubeless tyre inserts are some of the best value rim protection you can get

Tubeless tyre inserts claim to offer additional protection for your mountain bike rim, so you can run lower tyre pressures for improved traction. The Rimpact Tyre Inserts are a relatively...

Hutchinson Griffus Tyre

First Ride Review | Hutchinson Griffus – A Gravity Tyre From The Racing Lab

The Hutchinson Griffus is the first product from the Hutchinson Racing Lab. We sent George Thompson to find out all about it. How do you break the Maxxis stranglehold on the UK...

nukeproof ard insert tubeless

Review | Nukeproof ARD Tubeless Inserts

Tubeless tyre inserts claim to offer additional protection for your mountain bike rim, so you can run lower tyre pressures for improved traction. Nukeproof’s Advanced Rim Defence (ARD) system is...