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David Arthur

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Undershirts and Base-Layers

Craft Zero Extreme Windstopper base layer review

As the warm weather moves in reach for a short sleeve base layer such as the Zero Extreme from Craft

Craft Zero Extreme Windstopper base layer review
Shoes

Shimano XC50 shoes review

Comfortable, robust and stiff shoes good for racing and trail riding alike

Shimano XC50 shoes review
Tyres

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29er tyre review

Tough and grippy all-rounder for those wanting a bigger 29in tyre

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29er tyre review
MTB

Cube Reaction GTC Race 29 first-look

Value for money race-ready carbon hardtail from Cube gets the once over, with a huge gallery of photos

Cube Reaction GTC Race 29 first-look
Undershirts and Base-Layers

Specialized Short Sleeve base layer

Well-priced and very versatile base layer good for year-round use

Specialized Short Sleeve base layer
Gloves

Endura Singletrack II gloves review

Another classic from Endura, a bombproof glove with some real attention to detail makes them a hit for the trail rider

Endura Singletrack II gloves review
MTB

Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 carbon review

With a new carbon frame, Giant’s Anthem is faster and more responsive, a fabulous trail and race bike

Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 carbon review
Wheel Sets

USE XC 29er carbon fibre wheels review

USE's debut 29er wheels have some neat features, but they might break the bank

USE XC 29er carbon fibre wheels review
Nutrition

Nuun Fruit Punch hydration tablets review

Electrolyte-enhanced sports drink is tastier than drinking plain water and is calorie free

Nuun Fruit Punch hydration tablets review
**Where to Ride

Top 5 worldwide Enduro races

Our pick of the five biggest and best enduro races on the 2013 calendar

Top 5 worldwide Enduro races
**Where to Ride

Top 5 Mountain Bike Stage Races

We pick five of the best stage races from around the world

Top 5 Mountain Bike Stage Races
Undershirts and Base-Layers

Mavic Echelon base layer review

Top quality short sleeve base layer that keeps you dry when the going gets sweaty

Mavic Echelon base layer review
Undershirts and Base-Layers

Endura Baa Baa Merino Long Sleeve base layer review

Endura's Baa Baa Merino base is one of the warmest around, a worthwhile investment

Endura Baa Baa Merino Long Sleeve base layer review
**Where to Ride

Top 5 Worldwide Mountain Bike Destinations

From the Alps to Whistler via Italy, New Zealand and Utah, there sure is some amazing riding on this planet

Top 5 Worldwide Mountain Bike Destinations
Resistance Trainer

CycleOps JetFluid Pro turbo trainer review

Scared of the dark? Maybe it's the cold you don't like? Or perhaps you just want to get in some extra training. The CycleOps JetFluid...

CycleOps JetFluid Pro turbo trainer review
**Where to Ride

Top 5 Natural MTB Trails in Britain

From West Wales to Scotland to Dartmoor, the UK is packed with brilliant natural trails

Top 5 Natural MTB Trails in Britain
Nutrition

Mule Bar Jimmy’s Choc Orange energy bar review

Friendly on your taste buds, your stomach and the environment.

Mule Bar Jimmy’s Choc Orange energy bar review
**Where to Ride

Top 5 English Trail Centres

Here are what Dave Arthur deems to be the best five trail centres in England, but why not give us your own input?

Top 5 English Trail Centres
Seat Posts

Specialized Command Post Blacklite review

Specialized’s second generation Command Post is one of the most reliable mechanical dropper posts we've tested

Specialized Command Post Blacklite review
Nutrition

Nectar Sports Fuel Cell energy gel review

Each Nectar Sports Fuel Cell packs 20g of carbohydrate in a flavoursome gel that is easy to digest

Nectar Sports Fuel Cell energy gel review
MTB

Specialized Camber Expert 29er review

Fun, fast, agile... The Camber Expert 29er from Specialized is one of the best trail bikes out there

Specialized Camber Expert 29er review
**Where to Ride

Top 5 Scottish Trail Centres

Dave Arthur has his top five Scottish trail centres but which do you rate? Or perhaps you steer clear?

Top 5 Scottish Trail Centres
Creams and Balms

Chapeau! Chamois Cream review

Chapeau! Chamois Cream will limit chaffing where it matters most...

Chapeau! Chamois Cream review
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