Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Electric mountain bikes - buyers guides

So I am a man of a certain age, I am not so old that I can't happily ride my bike for hours on end but I am definitely not as fit as I once was.

I regularly get passed on the climbs of my local mountain bike trail by younger chaps, who are rocking all mountain bikes and enduro helmets, only to pass them tangled in the nettles and roots on the way down.

Don't get me wrong I am not quicker than them, it's just that I have fallen off enough times to know better than to go to quick downhill.

Imagine my surprise the other day when I was passed on the climb by someone easily 15 years my senior (I am 40 so you do the maths) and never seen him again on the way down.  

How can this happen, well he was cheating as he was riding an e-mtb?

Obviously I am only joking as I don't see an electric mountain bike as cheating but I never thought they were any good going downhill.

Apparently I was wrong!!

So I am going to have a look at some e-mtb buyers guides and possibly even try and demo a few of them.

So keep your eyes peeled for more posts from me and possibly even watch out for me smoking you up the trail for a change you little enduro brats.

You may call them electric motor bikes but I call them a natural assist for my years of riding bikes with v-brakes and less than 100mm of travel on the front fork.

Eat my Watts!!!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Battle Mountain - A Graeme Obree Story

We can't wait to head to the little cinema in Bath to see a screening of the documentary about Graeme Obree's tilt and the Human Powered Vehicle Land Speed Record in Battle Mountain.

If you are interested too then you can see the trailer here

If you have seen it already, PLEASE NO SPOILERS!!!

We are only joking, we know he doesn't beat the record....ooops! (or does he)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

How to build your own mountain bike pump track

It's the dream of every bike rider to have a garden big enough to have your own mountain bike trail in it...or at the very least a pump track.

Only problem is that once you actually have the land how to you build the pump track.

I found a pretty easy guide to building your own pump track but you will need to buy a mini digger and a lot of top soil.

If you actually manage to build one drop us a line and let us know what it looks like.