Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during July 2007

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Don’t lose the bottle cage just yet

Matt muses on the idea of electronic derailleurs.

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Gore Bike Wear Phantom Plus II jacket review

A review of the Gore Bike Wear Phantom Plus II jacket – a big name for a sleek jacket.

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Stop your bike being stolen

As Mountain Bikers that regularly thrash our bikes up hill and down dale it’s easy to forget the investment we’ve got tied up in our machinery. Especially if the bike is a couple of years old and has had a few upgrades along the way we don’t always appreciate what it would cost us to replace our favourite rides.

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Of shoe leather, rain clouds and split pins

Mark goes looking for split pins for his Magura Julie brakes to general puzzlement but ends up bagging a bargain.

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Washed out trails

If it’s summer it must be time for six weeks of monsoon conditions and with it rutted trails, slippery roots and over grown trails. Here’s looking forward to a good old British winter to redress the balance.

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Mountain Bikes – What we are riding

A quick round up of the Mountain Bikes that have found favour with us recently. A broad and eclectic bunch, especially if you like bikes from the Calderdale Valley.

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A glimpse into the future?

The future’s bright but maybe a bit heavy. And doesn’t include derailleurs from what Matt can make out from looking at gearbox bikes.

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How to: Use your rear brake

Here’s a tip for riding your Mountain BIke which might prove useful to beginners and experienced riders alike.

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Three things I can’t do

Matt finds himself wanting – some people can do things on a bike that just doesn’t seem proper!

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Raceface Crossfade Jersey review

Matt reviews his Raceface Crossfade jersey.

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Upgrading to hydraulic disc brakes

When it comes to buying your first disc brake package there’s a lot to know. Matt outlines the advatanges of hydraulic disc brakes and offers three budget options to investigate.

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2007 Tour de France – Live

Useful links to followers of the 2007 Tour de France, including a clever mashup of Google Maps and GPS data.

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It’s good to be alive, when you’re riding on your Five

Mark takes Dave’s Orange Five out for a spin in the Surrey Hills and revels in a bike with real MTB capability.

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2008 suspension designs

Specialized and Trek join Kona in parading their new 2008 suspension designs. And fascinating they seem too.

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Cycraguard mudguards

Madison and Cycra Racing launch the world’s most advanced mudguard system. Wooo!

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A trip round Leith And Holmbury Hills

The moles head off to Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill with warm sun on their backs for the first time in weeks. Good fun!

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2007 Tour de France has arrived

Matt acknowledges the 2007 Tour de France and resolves to try harder to understand the dark side just a little bit.

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Mountain Biking – there’s always an alternative

On taking the pragmatic approach and how a night ride on Surrey trails can turn into a night ride on Surrey roads.

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Muddymoles redesign 2007

We’ve refreshed our website, that to Matt for all his hard work. Hope you like it.

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5 reasons why I hate Mountain Biking. Mark’s opinion

Mark responds to Matt’s list of things he hates about Mountain Biking. Are we turning into a bunch of Grumpy Old Men…?

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Fox Shox 2008 product launch

Details of the Fox Shox 2008 product line-up and links to more information.

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Five reasons I hate Mountain Biking

Matt responds to the Bike Snob and eventually comes up with five reasons he hates Mountain Biking (well, so he says…)

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Kona 2008 and Magic Link

Kona launch their 2008 range of bikes and introduce their new Magic Link system. We find an animated illustration of the system working.

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Whatever the weather

In which Matt bemoans a wet month of riding and corrupts a line of poetry.

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