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 December 2008

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Happy New Year

It’s time to cast off the tatty threads of 2008 and pull on a nice new Merino shaped 2009.

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Single Speeding myths exploded

Singlespeeding means fewer mechanical problems and more knee problems? Not always…

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Happy Christmas 2008

Holiday wishes for Christmas and the New Year from the Muddymoles.

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Afan in December – Head in the clouds

It gets wet in Wales in winter. Well, Afan certainly was when Tony visited the Penhydd Trail in mid December.

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Exposure Lights MaXx-D (for Daddy) 4 LED light review

What’s it like living with and using the Exposure MaXx-D 4 LED light? Find out in this detailed review.

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Ride report: Sunday 21 December

The Moles experience mechanicals, cake and unusually, crumpet in a classic winter tour of the North Downs.

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Ten (OK, twelve) things about breaking your collarbone

What can you expect if you break your collarbone? How long is recovery, how much does it hurt and when will you feel good again?

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Give me a brake

Even disc brake pads wear out, some more than others. Lee bemoans his bad luck and ongoing investment in brake pads.

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So unfit

Mountain biking needs more than just leg strength. Upper body conditioning is the key to enjoying ride after ride.

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Mountain biking in Dorset – beyond our backyard

Dorset offers more for the mountain biker than meets the eye, from big chalk hills, sandy heaths, and scenic beauty around Corfe Castle, Studland Heath and Poole.

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Shimano Alfine rear hub review

A review of the Shimano Alfine internally geared hub, as fitted to Tony’s Inbred 456 mountain bike.

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Ride report: 7 December

A frosty but perfect trip over to Leith Hill via Ranmore and the North Downs.

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Ding Dong!!

The benefits of using a bicycle bell when you’re riding off road.

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Bike shop on BBC2

If you ran a bike shop what could you do to get the most out of it. They’re the hubs of our sport after all.

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Adjustable seatpost review – Crank Brothers Joplin & Gravity Dropper

How do the Crank Brothers Joplin and Gravity Dropper adjustable seatposts compare? Here’s a detailed review of their pros and cons.

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Milestone

Christmas looms, so wish lists form. But first, Happy Birthday Dave!!

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