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RRP Proguard Bolt On Mudguard – Review

Ok, we are going a little off piste with this one as it is definitely not kayak or canoe related. When the water is low and the surf has dropped off I get out on a bike. This now includes mountain bikes and road bikes.

Clean lines and no zip ties

I’ve been after a good mudguard for sometime and the Proguard hit my radar a few months ago. I pre-ordered bot the Proguard standard and mini.

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Sweet Protection MTB 2015

Sweet Protection MTB 20152

This is a MTB edit from Hafjell Norway to show off the new Summer 2015 collection from Sweet Protection.

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Sweet Protection – Hunter Shorts

For ever and a day I have been using Oakley MTB shorts for all biking duties. They have been my favourite and served me well. However I managed to get hold of some Sweet Protection Hunter shorts to test and have been blown away by the fit, function and design.

Hunter Enduro shorts from Sweet Protection on Vimeo.

So what is so special. Well they fit really well, plenty of adjustment and the fabric has just that little bit of stretch that helps whilst pedalling. Not too tight and not too baggy (for a pair of baggies!). Length wise they sit just over the knee and are wide enough to accommodate knee pads without any issues.

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Sweet Bushwacker Helmet – First Look

Just in for review is a big pile of Sweet Protection mountain biking kit including the new Bushwacker helmet.


Sweet uses the same computer technology used in its premium whitewater and snowsports helmets to produce the new Bushwacker. Superb protection cover and digitally modelled air flow has resulted in a very fine and uniquely designed helmet.

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Green Cotic Soul

My new Cotic Soul is almost complete. The chain needs to be shortened by a couple of links and I need to stick my other wheelset on.


For the sake of completeness I also weighed it – 28lbs.

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