While it’s popular bigger brother, the Giro Synthe, has all the features at a premium price. The Cinder offers nearly all the same features at only half the price. MIPS is getting more and more integrated on new helmets, like the Cinder, but there still remains a lack of testing results. And I, involuntarily, took one for the team in this one...

A high-volume pump that comes with a digital pressure gauge is rarely seen on mini pumps. The Lezyne Digital Alloy Drive should be a quick, accurate and portable pump for those inconvenient moments during your mountain bike rides. Making sure that you continue your ride in no time with optimum tire pressures. With the classic Lezyne Alloy Drive as base for this digital version, the bar is set high.

Crankbrothers pedals are well known for their mud shedding capabilities, but also have a bad reputation in terms of reliability. That is why, since 2016, they have introduced new bearings and seals for all pedals. So, in order to check if it’s actually is an improvement, it was time for a long-term review. So after almost 4300km, 2 visits to a bike park and 6 XC races, its time to look back and see how well they managed.

MTB route Theux (blue) Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:42 | Written by

On the edge of the Ardennes, where the elevation differences clearly influence the scenery and trails that aren’t yet very challenging, is where the MTB route Theux (blue loop) lies. With the 835m of total elevation gain at 35km of route, it’s more like a warming up for the Ardennes with a main emphasis on the beautiful scenery.

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The Crankbrothers Eggbeater pedals require some maintenance, but it’s quick and easily done. Take the following steps to do a regular service of replacing the bearings and seals of the Crankbrothers Eggbeater using the Pedal Refresh Kit. In addition, the replacement of the Tread Contact Sleeves is also included.

MTB route Rhenen Kwintelooyen Saturday, 26 August 2017 18:52 | Written by

With only 2,9km of track the MTB route Kwintelooyen is one of the shortest but definitely not one of the easiest routes. While also ascending 117m, it compares to climbing de famous Dutch hill Cauberg twice. Furthermore, the somewhat technical and windy single tracks complete the picture of a short MTB route.

MTB route Assen (Baggelhuizen) Saturday, 08 July 2017 19:35 | Written by

With multiple MTB races a year and a MTB route, Assen is an attractive location for mountain bikers. The recreation area Baggelhuizen that has been chosen for this, features a mix of water, beach, forest and slight altitude differences. These are all ingredients to make an interesting MTB route.

MTB route Rhenen Saturday, 08 July 2017 19:35 | Written by

One of the most popular MTB routes on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug is the short MTB route Rhenen. On this short 6,5km track, time flies while riding on the fast, flowy and well maintained single tracks. This is a route suited for novice mountain bikers but, due to the variation of winding trails, offers enough fun for the more experienced riders.

MTB route Grolloo Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:35 | Written by

A short novice MTB route through the forest with a few singletrails over nearly flat terrain in the province of Drenthe. The MTB route Grolloo can, with its 15km and 118m of ascent, be considered novice route of a warming up for the adjacent MTB route Gieten.

MTB track Gieten Saturday, 21 January 2017 16:18 | Written by

Across the border where the countryside of Groningen changes to Drenthe’s afforestation is where the MTB route Gieten resides. A 29km long MTB track that runs almost entirely off road and leads you especially on windy single trails through the forest. On this semi-novice MTB route you can enjoy the scenery, tranquility and flowy trails.

MTB track Sleen Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:07 | Written by

Nice windy narrow offroad trails that are secluded from the hustle and bustle in the province of Drenthe. That all sounds nice but the MTB route Sleen has more to offer. A large number of single trails with good flow and challenging obstacles such as drops, rock gardens and north shores are a few unique features of this route.

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