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 2008

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Think about bike insurance

Bike insurance (public liability and theft/accident insurance) isn’t something you lust after but you’ll be glad if ever you need it.

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Satmap Active 10 GPS review

A review of the Satmap Active 10 GPS, a rugged, waterproof, bike mounted GPS. Colin puts it through its paces.

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Gary Fisher Roscoe 2009

Here’s serious contender for bike of the year from Gary Fisher with custom shock, Active Braking Pivot technology and Fox bolt through fork. And it looks great too!

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Oregon Scientific ATC3K and ATC5K

The Oregon Scientific ATC3K and ATC5K helmet cams have just gone on sale so Dave is planning to upgrade his ATC2K version.

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Back from the Fracture clinic

Matt returns from the Fracture clinic at East Surrey Hospital near Redhill with a less than complete picture of how his recovery is going.

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Plastic fantastic for bikes?

An industrial designer offers the prospect of a recycled plastic bike – eco friendly, cheap and durable. Don’t throw those water bottles away just yet

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Marzocchi sold

US suspension giant Tenneco buys out Gruppo Marzocchi

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Giro Xen helmet review

Giro Xen MTB helmet review ridden and inadvertantly tested by Matt.

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Moving on

Matt’s crash on Ranmore results in some tweaks and updates to the Muddymoles MTB website

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Thank you

Thanks to everyone for their public and privately expressed sympathy over my broken collarbone

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Matt’s broken collarbone

Matt hits a spot of bother (and a tree) in the Ranmore Woods, breaking his collarbone (with x-ray)

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Man Down – An update

Some more news about Matt and his accident on Ranmore Woods

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Raves, Rings and offs

Sunday was an eventful ride to Newlands Corner, with a rave along the way and a big accident

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Pitch and a Pint Night Ride

Why let the weather interupt our weekly Pitch Hill and a Pint MTB ride? We end up with a great night ride

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2009 Avid Elixir CR

The disc brake market for MTBs is one of the most competitive there is, and things haven’t got any easier with the introduction on Avid’s new Elixir for 2009.

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Up and Downhill Holidays

Mountain biking (MTB) holidays in Ellmau in the Austrian Alps with UpandDownhill…

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2009 Fat Cyclist jerseys

Launch of the 2009 Fat Cyclist jersey from Twin Six.

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2009 Mavic clothing

Mavic return to their roots for 2009 with the introduction of a sharp looking clothing range.

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Bike Envy

Our regular ride throws up a new bike (for us) – the Cotic Soul. And now Colin wants the Cotic Simple!

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How to improve a classic?

Owning a classic On-one Inbred isn’t enough for Matt. He turns his thoughts to the path marked ‘upgrade’

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Litter

Colin rants at the litter louts ruining our MTB landscape

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Two bikes to watch for 2009

Bikes just keep getting better and better, and the Cannondale Moto and Commencal 5.5 look like being popular choices for 2009.

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Pitch (Hill) Perfect

North Downs riding at it’s best on Pitch Hill – overlooked by many but well worth exploring.

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Bikely – bike routes on the web

GPS maps seem to be the way riders are going these days (pardon the pun). Here’s a website that seems a good resource if you’re interested in that sort of stuff

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