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This week we’re continuing the mountain bike testing theme. I recently got invited to a ride with MBUK and BikeRadar Tech Editor, Rob Weaver, and owner and designer of Cotic Bikes, Cy Turner. Cy wanted to spend some time with Rob to get his thoughts on the review of their bike in the recent Bike of the Year test. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to sit down and find out if mountain bike designers and testers actually get on.
We chat about how the Bike of the Year test works. Then we find out what it’s like as a designer when your bike goes on test, and how Cy deals with the positive and negatives that come with it. This was a fascinating insight into the relationship between a bike brand and a journalist and I hope you enjoy listening. So sit back, hit play and give this episode with Rob Weaver and Cy Turner a listen.
I’ve been riding CushCore for over two years now and I love the changes it makes to the way my bike rides. It’s more damped, carries momentum better through rough terrain as it doesn’t get held up so much on square edges, and it has more support in the turns. CushCore really does help you go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence! If you’re based in the UK then you can purchase them directly from Silverfish over at silverfish-uk.com. If you’re elsewhere in the world, then check out cushcore.com.
Nukeproof have given their ridewear range a massive overhaul. As part of this, they’ve been really focussed on the environmental side of things, now using Bluesign approved fabrics and OEKO-TEX certification wherever possible. They are also committed to reduce wastage from previous seasons fabrics with their ‘dead-stock line’ which will use the offcuts and wastage to create limited runs of products in high-end premium fabrics.
There are 3 main ranges, the first of which is Outland, which is designed to work well on the bike, but to not look out of place off it, so it has subtle branding and is perfect for those post ride beers. Then there is the Blackline range, which is designed to perform all day long in the saddle. Finally there is Blackline Race which is what their team riders will be competing in, and is designed to be the ultimate gear for athletes performing at the highest level.
If you want to check it out for yourself, then head over to nukeproof.com to see the entire range.
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