Bear Bones guide to the Rig7 … part 2

Okay then … in part 1, I waffled on about the little extras required to turn your Rig7 tarp into a cosy home from home. Be warned, I’m about to waffle on again but hopefully it’ll be vaguely interesting … this time we’ll have a look at a few different set-ups that are easily rigged […]

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Got a head? Got a helmet? Get one of these.

Often it’s the simplest of ideas that prove to be the best. The Medical Data Carrier is a very simple idea but it’s one that might (although hopefully not) prove to be the best thing you ever bought.Obviously, we all know that carrying some kind of ID with emergency contact / medical details on, is […]

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Paul Errington … Salsa, gravel and pork pies.

1/ You’ve done some pretty full on races and challenges over the years, which was the hardest? Difficult to choose the hardest event as they all present their own challenges whether that be temperature, distance or even altitude. I do believe though all my hardest races are those in which I haven’t fully committed and […]

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Steven Shand … the man behind the (welding) mask.

The name Shand has become synonymous with high quality, handbuilt steel frames. The introduction of the Stoater FT (fat tyre) frame seems to have sparked a massive interest amongst the bikepacking community … so I thought I’d see if Steven Shand would put his welding torch down for half an hour and answer some questions […]

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The BB200 is dead … long live the BB200.

Last weekend saw the third BB200 take place in deepest, darkest mid-Wales. This year used the same route as the previous 2 years but just to keep it interesting it was reversed. The backwards route meant a fast start but also meant a real ‘sting in the tail’ … it really was quite nasty considering […]

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AlpKit Koala … Your questions answered.

The AlpKit Koala seatpack has been eagerly anticipated for quite a while … the prototypes were on display at this years WRT at the end of May. A few weeks ago I got my hands on a ‘Rough cut’ pre-production Koala and last week took it on a 100 mile ride to the BNO in […]

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Glacier gloves – Gimp cycling attire.

Although these do look a little like something from Anne Summers, they’re not. They’re Glacier ‘Pre-Curved’ gloves and they also happen to be great at keeping your digits warm and dry. I’ve tried various gloves over the years. Some have kept my hands warm and others have kept them dry … very few have done […]

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Wildcat Gear … the woman behind the machine.

While many of you will know the name Wildcat Gear, not so many of you will be familiar with Beth, the woman who actually makes all the lovely stuff. So, to help you put a face to the name, Beth has kindly agreed to answer 10 questions – enjoy. Your gear starts life here! 1/ […]

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