Chinese 29er review- Carbonal Gaea 29er

Ronnie had recommended I try a light weight carbon hard tail as a winter race/training bike as my steel 29er is too heavy with gears. As much as I’d love a Scott Scale or a Santa Cruz Highball the high frame costs are out of my reach. I’d seen a forum thread on MTBR which featured Chinese carbon 29er frames, it was almost 100 pages long and mainly positive views. Continue reading


Stanmer’s European Single Speed champion

Chris Noble used to ride with us every week when he lived in Brighton and still returns occasionally to re-hone his Stanmer skills. He was 5th last year in Big Dog so not much honing required really.

 He has sponsorship now and writes up his race report at the new link above. Bike magic has a full race report too.
Obviously his success is not just talent, effort and dedication but due to playing in the dark on his bike with us.
Well done Chris from all of us.