Specialized Epic Marathon

28-09-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Another edition of Sunday morning Race Bike Focus, and this time UKXCNews is pleased to showcase Rachel Sokal's Specialized Epic Marathon. Linking in neatly to our build-up to the WEMBO 24hr World Championships, Rachel is the current UK National 24hr Champion, and will be hoping to make an...

Niner Jet 9 RDO Review Race Bike Focus - Scott Cornish's

20-09-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Second in our series of 'Sunday morning with your coffee' features on discipline / rider specific race bikes is Scott Cornish's Niner Jet 9 RDO. Read on as Scott takes us on a tour of his bike! "The array of tech we get to chose from these days to make riding smoother, faster and more fun is...

Mountain Trax Vauxhall Motors - Scott Team Bikes Race Bike Focus -

13-09-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Here at UKXCNews.com we have to confess to being unapologetic bike geeks, and appreciate that it's often those personal, specific touches in terms of equipment and components that make a particular bike 'just right' for a rider and their particular discipline. Even when riders have the same basic...

Review - 29er Rubena Zefyros Tyres

26-08-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Although the phrase "what tyres for...." seems to be a standing joke in the MTB world, the fact is that some tyres are definitely designed with a certain set of conditions in mind. UKXCNews has been testing some 29er Rubena Zefyros tyres, and found them to be a prime example of this. Rubena tyres...

Race Tested: KTM Ultra 1964 (2015)

13-08-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Race Tested: KTM Ultra 1964 (2015) Jon Marshall Can you race a bike costing under a Grand...? With top end mountain bikes costing up to £7000 these days you’d think that £1000 wouldn’t get you much in terms of a Cross-Country race bike, well let me introduce you to the KTM Ultra 1964 -...

Review - Polaris Axial Pod

10-08-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Our ethos here at UKXCNews in terms of testing is to make sure a product is testing in race conditions. So -   no ‘spins around carparks’ on bikes and no trying on of clothes in the warmth of the house. How can we comment on a product’s race-worthiness unless we’ve put it through its...

KTM Ultra 1964 (650b) Review & First Impressions

06-08-2014  Ross Wildman   Reviews 

KTM ULTRA 1964 (650b) - First impressions First out of the starting blocks for the new UKXCNews.com - Race Review feature, is the 2015 KTM ULTRA 1964.   When the opportunity to test the 2015 KTM ULTRA 1964 came up we jumped at the chance, and it got us thinking... Can you buy a 'sub...

MyProtein ENER:GEL Review - by Jason Miles

29-05-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

MyProtein ENER:GEL Review - by Jason Miles Endurance king, Jason Miles recently put some MyProtein ENER:GEL and Tri Carb to the test, here's what he thought... “Sports nutrition” or even “race nutrition” is a bit of a tricky subject for some. There are hundreds of products out there,...

Featured Team: Haibike Greed team 29 review - By Ross Marriott

18-03-2014  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

Haibike: Greed team 29 review - By Ross Marriott "Sabine Spitz won Silver at the Olympic Games in London with the Greed. Since then the Greed has become a firm member of the Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team. All three riders rely on our full carbon Cross Country Hardtail when racing. The Haibike...