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Some nice light and rather tech Knee pads  to give a try out.

Sep 222014
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SiS  energy bar (left and Gel (right)



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Sis Go energy, Go electrolyte and Rego recovery drink mix.

Science In Sport Endurance Pack



Energy products are big business these days and SiS have been in the game for a while. So they know a thing or two about your energy requirements. They offer numerous pack options and this is the Endurance pack. With 2 each of the Go, Go Electrolyte and Rego, 2 energy bars and two Isotonic gels and a Big ol’ bottle to mix up your drinks powders you are pretty much covered for a race day or a long day in the saddle. The powder drinks mix is okay taste wise although I tended to mix them weaker than recommended. The Go is er well energy for on the the go and the Go electrolyte has all those useful salts and the like to help your system out as well as energy to keep you going.  Instead of the bottle i used these in the Hydrabak. The Rego is after exercise and certainly seems to help recovery time as the first time I used this pack it was on a long 32 mile ride and helping out my dad with some hay. Next day i felt fine after using the Rego and the Go electrolyte was quite pleasant. But i would try it weak to start with if you aren’t use to Energy drinks like this. The Bar was if some what small rather tasty and certainly helped me keep going for the day.  it’s not too heavy and a nice texture and didn’t seem to be too heavy going as some bars are. The isotonic gel was handy for the last push and it took a while to get use to the thin texture. but this was a good thing as you technically don’t need a drink with it.  Again pleasant taste and not too strong. A nice little pick up for the last hill I can tell you.


All in all this pack would do a long day quite easy depending on how well you prepared. pleasant tastes and reasonably easy on the system. Not a bad price either as it would cost you far more to buy individually. SiS have been in the game a while so it’s well worth a look at a Pack like this for long days racing or a long days ride. there are other pack options too to suit your needs.


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Sep 152014

Gate at Fort William


 Well what with all the ladies and gentlemen doing well on the big stage both on the World and National in 4x and DH it’s time we caught up with another rider, racer and rather delightful character.  As well as having a liking for Earl Grey tea, and racing 4x it would appear that she is a busy lass indeed. But don’t think for a second Clare is one of those Wilting lilies. Not for one second. There’s an air of innocent mischief about her and a passionate devotion to riding. Not only that but Clare knows her thing when it comes to bikes too. Whether it’s selling, fixing or coaching Clare’s got the knowledge. So she knows her stuff and will be out the gate as quick as a flash so what else does she do? Well apart from ride one of our favourite homemade in the UK frames from BTR. Well read on as we ask…

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Aug 252014


We like to catch up with up and coming riders here at HTN as well as those who have made their mark. One little shredder who would put quite a few of us to shame rides one of HTN’s favorite frame makers BTR. If you seen him ride it would of only been briefly as he zips past or in some cases over head. There must be something in the water round that way. But with the likes of Burf & Tam backing him I think we’ll see a lot more and most definitely be hearing about him. With two young champs standing on the world stage last weekend it goes to show that despite the size of this little Isle we can knock out some class world beating acts. Will young  Riley be up there? i wouldn’t bet against it. So we catch hold of him for a quick chat and ask. 

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Aug 152014



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A rather nice box arrived with some handy SiS ( Science in Sport) Goodies. should be handy for those longs days in the Saddle.

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Drink powders mix for er going and stopping..

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A ever useful big bottle and some Bars and Gels from the pack.

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Hope Technology Tech 3 X2 brakes

Beastie is now sporting Hope Technology Tech 3 Levers.

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X2 calipers.

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Odi X trainer grips


New grip time again folks.

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Super comfy? Probably..

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And for all those Nico Vink and the like fans. Loose Riders England stickers and gear is available.