My first impression of the Fox Transition: I picked it up and wondered if my skull would be crushed upon crashing. It was so light I didn’t think it could withstand the ground smashing into my beautiful bonce. Oh how wrong I was. This sexy, lightweight but strong helmet just happens to be the best thing I have ever put on my head. Its good looks and sleek design are perfect for any pretty boy on a mountain bike or old guy trying to be hip. Whether shredding trails or chilling out in the mountains or your local dirt jumps, this helmet will protect the goodness between your ears––it can withstand one hell of a thrashing, be it slamming, rolling, bouncing or full-on impact. No matter if you’re an all-round rider or a specialised dirt jammer, the Fox Transition is definitely what you’re looking for. SIR ZACHARY HINES AND THE HONORABLE HENRY ROBERTS
The Meta TR 29, the new 130mm travel beautiful brushed alloy trail rig from Commencal just passed through the office recently. A solid, well-priced build makes this a very good option for a lot of people wanting that perfect blend between fun and pain. The go-everywhere, do-everything Meta in a neat little bundle.
One of the supercars of the modern era, the Pivot Firebird has been on the lips of everyone this past year. With Ed Masters piloting one to all sorts of reults, we got the Rod Bardsley to swing his leg over a Firey Bird and deliver some wise words of his own.
Afton are another newcomer in what seems a flood of new shoe brands, but the stylish look and comfort have got everyone talking. Want to be the snazziest dude among your mates? Look no further.
The Flat pedal shoe market has thickened recently, and one brand leading the charge is Ride Concepts. We did some skids this summer in a long term test, and are stoked there is a new player in the mix.
The Orbea Rallon is a hot topic. Good looking and extremely well put together, this pedigree machine gets the carpark talking. We got to spend a few days aboard the Spanish rig and collated some thoughts inside.
We got to spend some of our summer thrashing around on this beast. A user friendly 180mm do it all park bike, that’ll pop jumps and rip turns till the cows come home. Get in.