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

Matt

Matt

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird Zero AM Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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Specialized T9 rubber

Weeknotes No. 4 – sticky rubber and handlebars

This week’s notes feature new rubber compounds from Specialized and demo facilities for Canyon and YT in the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

Mountain Rescue Jet Pack

Weeknotes No. 3 – the jet age

This week features jet packs, battery tech and good old fashioned XC hardtails Read the rest…

Trek District 1 2011 specification

Specification of the 2011/2012 Trek District 1 belt drive singlespeed Read the rest…

Riding to Reigate

Ride report – a week of early Autumn riding

The weather might be turning, but you can still turn a wheel if you’re so minded… Read the rest…

Campagnolo Ekar groupset 1x13

Weeknotes No. 2 – lucky 13 and feel the steel

This week we have a 1×13 groupset and steel frames galore Read the rest…

Marin Bike DSX flat bar gravel bike

Weeknotes No. 1 – your week in bikes

A weekly round up of cycling news and stories around the web. Read the rest…

Worn out Campagnolo chain

Getting Turbo Trainer ready – tired Campagnolo chain and chainring!

After 6000 miles, I probably need to replace the chain! And chainring, And cassette. And… Read the rest…

Handup stretch black denim shorts

Handup stretch denim jorts

Riding in regular jeans is horrid, but look at these beauties – stretchy denim jorts (cut-off jeans) from Handup that are flexible enough to cycle in. Read the rest…

Shimano SPD sandals and socks SPD501A

This one’s for Dave – Shimano SPD Sandals!

Only one Mole has ever had the right amount of special to rock SPD sandals… Yes, Dave, we are talking about you. Read the rest…

Lizard Skins fluoro yellow bar tape

Riser bars and fluoro? It’s the 90s all over again!

People say the bike industry’s fixation with gravel bikes is like inventing the MTB all over again – they may have a point… Read the rest…

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