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 November 2008

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ATC5K helmet cam review – Chainbreaker

Some thoughts on getting the best from the Oregon Scientific ATC5K camera and some initial footage too.

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Ride Report: 23 November

With the sight of snow falling as I peered through the blinds this morning I knew it heralded a testing ride; for body as well as soul. Although to some degree, I took comfort that the night’s harsh frost would have left crunchy and crisp trails for us to plunder. However as I left the house, with snow now making … Read the rest…

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Mindless ramblings whilst lunching at my desk

The problem with a black keyboard, such as the one I am pounding away on now, is you really can’t hide just how unhygienic it is to eat your sandwich whilst typing.

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Snappy title required or perhaps “Can’t Speak French”

Just so there is no confusion this is just my thoughts on last night’s ride. I am suffering from (among other things) a touch of writers block, so calling on one of the more bizarre conversations from last night I have opted to give this post the name of a Girl’s Aloud song. If you’re wondering why, it’s Lee’s fault. … Read the rest…

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Orange launch 2009 lineup

News that Orange Bikes have just launched their 2009 range of bikes, featuring the new Blood range and Maxle swingarms.

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Ay Up! LED lights review

An in depth review of the Ay Up twin LED MTB lighting system with bar and helmet mounts.

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Clear night

A night ride on dry trails and clear skies as the Autumn season stretches on.

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SRAM X0 catastrophic failure

A stray branch thoroughly breaks Matt’s SRAM X0 rear mech and leaves him with an expensive repait bill. Maybe X9 would be a better bet?

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Storm damage

Strike two and more problems with the Specialized Storm Control tyre. More a problem with conditions than the tyre though?

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TrustFire TR-801 Cree Q5 LED torch review

A review of the TrustFire TR-801 torch that uses a Cree Q5 LED to push out 230 lumens. Very powerful and very impressive.

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Gloom and doom

What does the credit crunch mean for us mountain bikers over the next couple of years?

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Specialized Storm Control mud tyres review

First ride on the Specialized Storm Control tyres leaves Matt first optimistic, then not so sure.

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