Photos from yesterdays Langsett ride are now up here. The weather wasn’t great and so the pictures are tinged with that grey overcast tone, that I think is the reason that British weather has received unfavourable stereotypes with foreign visitors. It was warm for the time of year and the moisture just ended up being trapped as low cloud.

Rock Shox have launched their new forks in the wake of Manitou‘s not particularly inspiring new line up previewed last week. It looks like Rock Shox is going to claw back some sales with the new additions, but this will be no simple task with recent market share increases for Fox and Marzocchi. I think they have a good chance of regaining ground in the XC and Freeride (as opposed to all mountain) markets, to the detriment of Marzocchi and Manitou, manufacturers who seem to have become associated with other aspects of the market in the last two years.

This is the current Trek Fuel OCLV Carbon XC race bike, probably one of the most materially advanced full suspension bikes on the market.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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