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2015 Met Parachute Helmet First Impressions

2015 Met Parachute Helmet First Impressions »

So why consider the new MET Parachute instead of a traditional full face? With the unique removable chin guard gone what makes this helmet worthwhile? - Read more...

Proviz Reflect360 Jacket Review

Proviz Reflect360 Jacket Review »

Here at Koo Bikes we've been testing out quite a few jackets in preparation for the winter commute. So far all of these jackets have been very similar and picking one to stand out from the field has been very difficult. With the arrival of the Proviz Reflect360 in house, those difficulties might be over. If you want to stand out in a jacket and be seen, then stop your searching, this is the jacket for you. - Read more...

Hump Signal Cycling Jacket First Impressions

Hump Signal Cycling Jacket First Impressions »

Packing away my summer cycling kit is always hard. I hold out until the last possible day, stuck in heavy denial that winter isn't really just around the corner. But every year the day still comes where the flash kit gets shelved and those dreaded heavy waterproofs come out of storage. This year however, there was a bit of excitement mixed in with my standard misery as I took delivery of the new Hump Signal Waterproof Jacket. Marketed as the ‘ultimate commuter jacket’ I've been very keen to test it out on my morning ride to work. - Read more...

Hump Strobe Cycling Jacket First Impressions

Hump Strobe Cycling Jacket First Impressions »

Packing away my summer cycling kit is always hard. I hold out until the last possible day, stuck in heavy denial that winter isn’t really just around the corner. But every year the day still comes where the flash kit gets shelved and those dreaded heavy waterproofs come out of storage. - Read more...

Outlaw Ironman – Race Report

Outlaw Ironman – Race Report »

This year it was a family adventure and we decided to join many of the other competitors and camp on site. We arrived on the Friday 2 days prior to the Outlaw got ourselves settled I even managed to get in a 30 minute run around the lake just to keep the legs moving. - Read more...

Ironman Training by Ken Holder

Ironman Training by Ken Holder »

I suppose I should start from the beginning. This was my second year taking part in the Outlaw Triathlon which is a long distance event or as some like to say an Ironman. This means the challenge entails 3 sporting disciplines at various distances all done on the same day one after the other with 17 hours. The idea is to complete as quickly as possible and preferably in one piece. - Read more...

Switching My MTB To Commuting Friendly Tyres

Switching My MTB To Commuting Friendly Tyres »

Though an "enthusiastic amateur" when it came to biking matters just over a year ago I went from occasional bike-based commuting, to full-on daily cycling commuting whatever the weather. Since almost the first day, a number of my colleagues have nagged me about switch to more commuter friendly tyres. - Read more...

Race Report – Westpoint Cat 3 / 4 – 30 July 2014

Race Report – Westpoint Cat 3 / 4 – 30 July 2014 »

The Cat 3/4 Criterium got off to a fast start with numerous attacks kicking off in the first few laps. No breakaway was allowed more than a few seconds grace before being brought back to the pack and the constant changes of pace saw a number of riders fall to the rear. This initial aggressive string of attacks could not be maintained and the peloton soon settled down to regroup - Read more...

CamelBak Podium Water Bottle Review

CamelBak Podium Water Bottle Review »

It was about 12 weeks ago I kitted out the family with a series of CamelBak Podium Water Bottles at the start of this year's surprisingly early fine weather here in the UK. I had recently been able to look over the newly designed current version of the Podium and I came away very impressed. As you'd expect from the inventors of the hydration pack, the bottle seemed packed with simple yet helpful features. - Read more...

A Guide To Maxxis Tyres

A Guide To Maxxis Tyres »

So broad and vast is the Maxxis range - they truly make a tyre for every situation and rider need - that their selection of options can be bewildering for even the most seasoned rubber nerd. To help explain not only what all the tech options are but why they might be of interest to you, here is our guide to the different features available to you when selecting a Maxxis tyre. - Read more...