27th September 2017

Vittoria Mezcal 29er tyre review a solid 5 star

We've been lucky enough for the 2 months to be testing the Vittoria Mezcal 29 at our local summer series soggy bottom at Newnham park, Dartmoor National park and summer Sunday spins to the cafe with the other half. Installing the tyre was pretty uneventful, with the Bontrager flash charger gone...
Specialized Era Review - Hannah Attenburrow
17th August 2017

Specialized Era Review - Hannah Attenburrow

The Specialized ERA Carbon Comp is an awesome piece of women’s specific kit. Specialized have done an excellent job making a high spec women’s racing machine. With its low stand over height, rear shock brain technology and FACT9m carbon frame this women’s bike packs a lot of features into a...
17th August 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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A Q&A with Max Suttie - World(AG) and UK National 24hr champ

We caught up with Max for a quick Q&A in relation to his two recent wins! Max, for our readers who don’t know much about you, tell us about yourself and your background? I'm from Newton Abbot in South Devon, and work for my local bike shop Hot Pursuit Cycles. I've lived in Devon and...
First endurance event ends with a win.
17th August 2017

First endurance event ends with a win.

I had the pleasure of manning the pits for Complete Cycle works at Piviot twentyfour12, Sharrow Carvell was along riding with her other half Nick Kent, She has only recently taken up Mountain bike riding and won her category, She was kind enough to share her thoughts and encourages you all to give...
15th August 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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Whats happening with Hadleigh?

When Hadleigh Park re-opened to much fanfare post 2012 Olympics it really looked like we were going to be blessed with a tremendous facility for mountain biking for the foreseeable future. Sadly, it appears that after relatively short space of time that legacy is drifting away on a cloud of...
Jon Fearne Joins UKXCNews team
3rd August 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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Jon Fearne Joins UKXCNews team

UKXCNews are pleased to announce than Jon from E3coaching will be joining the team here at UKXCNews as deputy editor. Jon carried out our winter coaching series coaching, he also coaches a lots of the riders you find on the podium. Jon will bring a great range of skills, sports knowledge to the...
Wembo report from Matt Jones
9th June 2017

Wembo report from Matt Jones

Anyone who's ridden or pitted for someone at a 24 hour race knows that they are complete roller coasters of highs, lows, disasters and moments of elation. The World Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy definitely delivered a Big Dipper of emotions for the Brits who made the journey with the...
KTM Scarp 29er
2nd June 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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KTM Scarp 29er

Back in 2015 I was riding a KTM Aera 29er HT built up from the frame but as my focus was drawn to longer marathon and solo endurance events, coupled with being rear-ended in my car moving over to a short travel XC orientated full suspension bike made a lot of sense. Being a brand ambassador for...
1st June 2017

Army MTB XC Series Rd 2 – Sherwood Pines.

The 2nd round of the series travelled to the Midlands and the MTB XC stomping ground of Sherwood Pines.  This venue has hosted many national and regional MTB XC events.  The round was organised by Cpl James Hodson supported by his 16th Signal Regiment.  The Forestry Commission had assisted...
Specialized  Sworks Epic WC Review Sam Humphreys
20th May 2017

Specialized Sworks Epic WC Review Sam Humphreys

Specialized Sworks Epic WC is the second Race focus review we've received from Sam Humphreys, He's piloted the bike to multiple wins already this season! Words By Sam. My love affair with the epic started way back in 2003 when I took delivery of my very first Sworks bike……back when everyone...
Army MTB XC series 2017 ~Round 1 race report
18th May 2017

Army MTB XC series 2017 ~Round 1 race report

The first round of the Army MTB XC Race Series took place at Erlestoke Camp on Salisbury Plain 10 May 2017.  The event is one of 5 that will take place throughout the season.  The day was organised by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Cycling Association. The Army series is set...