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Mountain Bike Maintenance – how much do you do? 4

Mountain Bike Maintenance – how much do you do?

Just a quick post today prompted by a maintenance problem I’m having with my Specialized Epic. The bottom bracket that was fit by the previous owner is too small and the chain keeps getting...

Learnie Red Rock Mountain Bike Trail 0

Learnie Red Rock Mountain Bike Trail

I ventured up to the far north of Scotland in December for a long weekend and thought I’d check out one of the local trails while I was up there. It turned out to...

Specialized Epic – 3 weeks in review 0

Specialized Epic – 3 weeks in review

As you might know from previous posts I bought a Specialized Epic on ebay just before Christmas and promised a more thorough review after a few rides. Well, I’ve had it out about 5...

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Got it! Specialized Epic Marathon

I’ve spend the last month or so thinking about getting a new bike, and basically wanting to upgrade to full suspension. Well, the original plan was to wait till spring and see if I...

7 Stanes Kirroughtree Red Trail Mountain Biking Disaster 1

7 Stanes Kirroughtree Red Trail Mountain Biking Disaster

I managed to get out on my bike again this week despite the weather and had a great, but damp, ride around the 17 km red trail at Kirroughtree, near Newton Stewart in Dumfries...

Drumlanrig Castle Mountain Bike Trail 7

Drumlanrig Castle Mountain Bike Trail

I had a great day at the weekend on the Drumlanrig Castle red/black trail. It was an unexpected find as it’s a pretty unknown trail down in the south of Scotland, not even a...