What MTB magazine tested our Core 50 and a dozen other hardtail mountain bikes for their 13-bike £900-1300 group test. They certainly liked the Core - "It didn’t matter which bike we tested it against, as long as there was some properly entertaining techy stuff involved, whoever was riding the Core not only came through first but also grinning the most. ...if you want ..
Another two great write-ups for the Flyer in Cycle Active ('best in test' result) and The Bicycle Buyer magazine - Bicycle Buyer April 2010 Cycle Active April 2010

Altitude Ti on Bike Magic

April 13th, 2010

Bike Magic have had an Altitude Titanium on test for a while - click here to read the report

Reading about the Yak Attack in Paul's report really reminded me of what an amazing place Nepal is - I was lucky to go trekking there a few years ago and have missed the place ever since. What came across in Paul's writing was well emphasised by the images that Col@Alpkit brought back, pictures that got across the friendliness of the people there and the desolate beauty of the countryside. Rea..

Yak Attack - The Final Days

March 29th, 2010

With all the substantial climbing over there was only one stage left... 67km in length and mostly descending with a fair bit of 'Uptulating' terrain to take us from Muktinath to Tatapani... and the promise of a relaxing hot spring. The day started not so well as not long into the first jeep track descent i noticed my forks were sitting almost at the bottom of their travel and with no sh..
After a rest day in Manang the following stage saw us head to the foot of the Thorong La Pass, Thorong Phedi. After resting in Manang and having a good walk up a nearby hill my altitude related sickness had cleared and i felt pretty good... after a few pedal strokes into the Manang to Thorong Phedi stage the lack of oxygen kicked in and my legs instantly started to burn and my breathing wa..