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 March 2012

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Specialized Turbo e-bike

Specialized Turbo e-bike shakes things up

the Turbo e-bike is a different bike from most electric bikes. It’s very much a speed focussed, battery powered urban/commuter bike. Read the rest…

Trail maintenance on Barrie Knows Best (BKB) on Holmbury Hill

Barrie Knows Best closed on Sunday April 15 2012

Barrie Knows Best (BKB) on Holmbury Hill to be closed for a day on Sunday April 15 2012 while the MTB trails volunteers on the Hurtwood Estate carry out maintenance Read the rest…

Straitline replacement brake levers review

Straitline replacement brakes levers look great and appear to give a nice improvement in performance, but they can be expensive. Read the rest…

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A moles night ride with a theme – roots and cambers

Having a bit of time to ponder a route today I thought we could do a “theme” night. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 25 March – Sunny Days

Except that at 8:20 BST it wasn’t very sunny and it wasn’t very warm as I rode up to Bocketts.

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Ride report: Wednesday 21 March – Frantic

A fast and furious mountain bike ride over the North Downs with a small group of moles setting a frantic pace. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 18 March – slip sliding away

What a difference 4 days make. After the dust of Wedensday night, a couple of days of rain had changed the trails completely. Read the rest…

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Bike fitting shock

Like many road cyclists I know, down to the half cm, my bike fitting measurements. Hence it came to me as a shock when I had to benchmark my MTB fitting against my road bike measurements this week.

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Ride report: Wednesday 14 March – High contrast

So last night we met up with the anticipation of some fine riding in the current warm spell. I fancied myself some China Pig, but having spent the past 120 miles or so on a 29er singlespeed I thought it was high time I dusted off my Inbred 26er.

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Ride report: Sunday 11 March – Cycleworks Demo Day

Dave and Matt show willing by riding to the 2012 Cycleworks Demo Day at Holmbury Hill on 29er singlespeeds Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 4 March – A wet Reigate

One weekit lovely and dry. And the next, very, very wet… Read the rest…

On-One carbon 456

Read about Mark’s new carbon On-One Inbred 456 – a stealthy and versatile trail tamer Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 29 February – Leap of faith

Once in four years. Leap-day meant a leap for Summer Lightning, just about do-able on a long night ride. Read the rest…

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