Posted by in Cool products on Jul 18, 2014 .
Essential Summer Cycle Kit Top 5: Kit for summer cycling


Well-designed cycling kit can make your rides easier and more enjoyable. Here are our five top essential summer cycling kit items as chosen by the Hiplok team.

There's something here to suit every budget. But if you think we should have included something else in this list then please let us know in the comments below.

Giant Trance Advanced SX 27.5

Hiplok co-founder Ben rode a Giant...

Posted by in Blog on Jul 17, 2014 .
2014 Megavalanche - Report #3 'Mission accomplished'

After being quite happy with my qualifying run and position, I was a little more relaxed about the race run the next day. After all, I'd now experienced a mass start, survived, and the weather had even been pretty nice! I went to bed far less nervous and excited than I had done the night before. Getting through qualifying had felt a little like 'mission accomplished'

More mud than...

Posted by in Blog on Jul 12, 2014 .
2014 Megavalanche - Report #2 As with many sports, ‘real’ mountain biking can be quite a mental battle.

After a pretty tough week, I wasn't feeling great and my confidence and taken a hit after a silly little crash. So yesterday I decided to do a full length run of the qualifying course to understand what it would really be like on qualifying day. Conditions were still horrible but I took a ‘sensible’ approach to the course and actually ended up doing...

Posted by in Blog on Jul 09, 2014 .
2014 Megavalanche - Report #1 A lot of people say that if you call yourself a 'real mountain biker' there is a race you have to do at least once in your lifetime. And the Megavalanche, in Alpe d'Huez, France, is that race.

Starting (in snow!) at 3300m above sea level and finishing at 700m, the Megavalanche is a mammoth downhill course in the Alps taking in every type of terrain you can expect to hit on a mountain bike. This in itself is a huge challenge for body...