Tool Time - Disc Brake Maintenance

Brakes see a lot of abuse, and with some simple maintenance they last a lot longer.

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Issue 69
Tue 29th Mar, 2022

Oh boy! The first issue of 2022. We sat down with YouTube legend Scotty Laughland to talk about riding, filming and life as a content creator. Graham went to the Queyras and wrote some words on his adventure while Mike did a deep dive into how much difference 1,5kg really makes on a climb. With it being winter and all, we decided to give snow biking a go and in Getting Dialled we tune up the home workshop. In the Technique section Clive enlightens you on how to improve your berm railing skills, and this issue the Angry Insider comes from the deep dungeons of the Warranty Department! Of course we managed to review some awesome kit by Unior Tools, WTB, PNW, TSG, Magicshine and DJI.

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Issue 68
Fri 17th Dec, 2021

Time flies and we’re well into winter already. Still there is plenty of autumn action to look back on. Graham went on a multi day, multi country trip around the Combins. We sat down with legend Paul Basagoitia to talk about getting injured, the positive stuff it brought him and how E-MTB’s changed his life. As it’s close to Christmas, we figured to help Santa pick some presents for those bikers out there. With Tool Time we have a new regular to help you keep your bike in top shape and of course we have the other regulars like The Angry Insider, Getting Dialed, Lightbox and Movie Night. Furthermore there are bike reviews from SCOR, Santa Cruz, Bold and CUBE, and we try out gear from Suntour, Magura, IndustryNine, Riding Culture, AMS, Enve Composites and YETI!

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Issue 67
Mon 25th Oct, 2021

Boom! And it’s time for issue 67. Fall time is here, and we explore the glorious Aosta Valley for some trail goodness. We checked out the YT’s brand new shop, the Mill, and entered The Ex Enduro weekender. With events back on, it was time to check out the E-bike World Tour, while the Angry Insider this issue is a photographer. It’s time to check your layers in Getting Dialled and we test bikes from Merida, YT and Specialized. On the gear front we put ION’s Rascal shoes to the test, together with Muc-Offs Punk Powder, DHarCO kit and the Bluegrass Rogue MIPS helmet!

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Issue 66
Thu 12th Aug, 2021

We have a chat with Kiwi stylist Sam Blenkinsop on riding, racing and being a father. We head up high to spend a night in an Alpine refuge, while Graham goes chasing waterfalls in the French Haute Savoie. Clive walks you through how to prepare mentally for pushing your limits and we spend a day in Gampel where public transport and mountain biking are a match in heaven. The Angry Insider this issue is a grumpy trail builder letting off steam. And of course there are many tests from PNW, Fizik, Schwalbe, BMC, Santa Cruz and many more!

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Issue 65
Tue 1st Jun, 2021

This issue we talk to Ludo May about racing, riding and much more. Luke and Graham show you a side of Chamonix you’ve never seen before. We dive into the history of Bikeparks to see how they came to be and what role they play in local communities. The Angry Insider will give you an insight into how your suspension service shop is thinking of you. In Getting Dialed we take a look at how to set up and tune your brakes with different pads, discs and levers. On test we have bikes and components from Merida, YT, Canyon, Fizik, Mavic, Smith and Bluegrass.. Of course Clive Forth is on here to help improve your skills in his excellent technique section, and we have loads more inside too, be sure to check it out and share it with your friends!

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Issue 64
Thu 8th Apr, 2021

This issue we talk to Irishman Oisin O’Callaghan on what it took to become World DH Champ, what it’s like being part of the YT Mob and more. We explore ancient smugglers trails between Switzerland and Italy. Ben Gerrish chats to the do gooders from Trash Free Trails, and Jordi Bago goes to explore Mallorca. The Angry Insider will give you an insight in what’s really going on in the minds and souls of people in the industry. In Getting Dialed we take a look how to upgrade your first aid kit, and we have bikes and components on test from Merida, Cube, Transition, OneUp Components, Kids Ride Shotgun and Melon Optics. Of course Clive Forth is on here to help improve your skills in his excellent technique section, and we have loads more inside too, be sure to check it out and share it with your friends!

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