Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Rascal AMP 44 2021
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Rascal AMP 44 2021
ION Products Rascal AMP

About the brand The ION brand is part of the Boards and More GMBH; a Munich based company with its roots deeply into the watersport industry. With brands like Duotone and Fanatic they are one of the largest players in kitesurfing, windsurfing and wingfoiling. Around 156 people are employed by Boards and More, and they have a total turnover of…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Rascal Select 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Rascal Select 2019
ION Products Rascal Select

ION has long been providing riders with high-quality clothing and I more recent years have offered a gradually increasing range of shoes. Both flats and clips are catered for and I've had some good results with their Raid Amp flat shoes. Since I've been riding more XC this year I've been a little bit more clipped in than normal and…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K-Sleeve Knee Pad 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K-Sleeve Knee Pad 2018
ION Products K-Sleeve Knee Pad

These are a brand new version of ION's lightweight knee protectors. They use featherweight memory foam which is perforated with a lot of holes to allow air flow. They are a slide-on style pad constructed of a stretchy mesh sleeve designed to be worn for long periods of time and go relatively unnoticed. If you do want to take them…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K_Lite R Knee Pads 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K_Lite R Knee Pads 2017
ION Products K_Lite R Knee Pads

The K_Lite R is an evolution of last years K_Lite model, the addition of the letter R denoting the input of one Richie Rude! With full control over the development of these pads, he has created a high performing and lightweight enduro knee pad. Foregoing the hard shell cap, the new versions have only a closed cell foam insert to…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Raid_Amp 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Raid_Amp 2017
ION Products Raid_Amp

Bringing surf style to the trails, ION consistently offers stylish and functional kit for the mountain biker. The fresh and casual look of their range hides a huge amount of thought and product development that makes their kit really perform. Not overly 'racer' and not too 'moto' I feel they have struck a great balance and are reaping the rewards.…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Scrub_Amp Shorts 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Scrub_Amp Shorts 2017
ION Products Scrub_Amp Shorts

ION have an extensive range of mountain bike gear these days, with clothing for downhillers to XC race whippets and protection, bags and shoes to boot (excuse the pun) there is plenty to get excited about! Paze, Traze, Seek, Slash and Scrub (featured here) make up the range, each of them aimed at a slightly different end user. Varying from…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Shell Amp Jacket Vario 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Shell Amp Jacket Vario 2017
ION Products Shell Amp Jacket Vario

The new Vario jacket from ION builds on the highly successful jacket from last year but is almost unrecognisable. Forgoing traditional hard shell waterproofing, the Shell Amp Jacket Vario, as it’s now called, is a three layer 'soft shell' allowing for a softer and stretchier feel while maintaining protection from the elements. All the seams are taped to keep the…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K Lite Knee Pad  2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products K Lite Knee Pad  2016
ION Products K Lite Knee Pad

The K Lite pads from ION are a lightweight pad claiming to offer breathability and pedal friendly levels of comfort. They use SAS-TEC padding with a hard cap to keep your knees in one piece and neoprene to keep everything comfortable. This is combined with silicone ribbons on the top and bottom of the pad to remove the need for velcro…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Shell Jacket Vario 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Shell Jacket Vario 2016
ION Products Shell Jacket Vario

The Vario promises to be everything you need from a winter riding jacket. As a full waterproof jacket it has taped seams, waterproof zips, plenty of draw cord adjustments and a hood that actually fits over a helmet. Vents are positioned on the back of the arms and two pockets, again with waterproof zips give space for stashing beer money…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Avid Bike Short  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Avid Bike Short  2014
ION Products Avid Bike Short

At Eurobike this year it was obvious that the ION bike range is growing, and also that the momentum around the brand is increasing. The stand had doubled in size, going upwards with a second floor, and it seemed to be permanently busy. A positive sign for a relative newcomer to the bike market indeed! The Avid bike shorts are…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Cargo Short Transit  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Cargo Short Transit  2014
ION Products Cargo Short Transit

Another pair of shorts from ION packed with features. The Transit shorts are aimed at the rider who likes his gear to look stylish, whilst still remaining extremely functional. They are made from hard wearing Cordura, double stitched, and feature a two way stretch to the fabric giving you extra comfort. The cut is below the knee and they are…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Helium LS Tee  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Helium LS Tee  2014
ION Products Helium LS Tee

ION bills this as a ‘Tee’ but it is so much more than that. Whilst the front of the top uses a soft t-shirt style material the arms and back are made of a mesh similar to a jersey. There is also a hidden stash pocket on the left sleeve near the wrist, the perfect size for a lift pass,…

4 months ago

When it comes to backflips, Sam Pilgrim knows a thing or two. If you're brave enough to give these a try, have a look at…

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4 months ago

ION Products bring out a great video series going on these days, giving some rider profiles of people. This episode is about professional mountainbiker Louis…

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6 months ago

We all know Killian Bron creates some of the best biking video's out there. But did you ever wonder how he does it? What does…

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7 months ago

EXTEND YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE SEASON WITH ION‘S OUTERWEAR Due to ION‘s New Outerwear Collection you‘re prepared and ready to ride your bike on bad weather…

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7 months ago

Join David Cachon through the trails of Navarra, the Kingdom of Mountain Bike: Movie deserts or lush forests, you just have to take the indicated…

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7 months ago

Without trail building there is no mountain biking. Professional mountain bike athlete Alex Volokhov talks about the building process of mountain bike trails. Alex lives…

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9 months ago

Professional mountain biker William Robert talks about the highs and lows of his pro career. Follow him on his path to becoming a pro mountain…

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1 year ago

As Sam says, I'm on a UK road trip in the search for new riding spots and fun places to shred with Tom Cardy in…

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1 year ago

Born and raised in Lyon, France, Louis is probably one of the most versatile riders around. Two times Red Bull Rampage participant and multiple times…

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1 year ago

Another Kilian Bron masterpiece! Watch as he takes his mountain bike to some crazy Turkish landscapes in 'Follow The Light' After Chasing Volcanoes, Our Tour…

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1 year ago

Why travel to slopestyle courses when you can take the slopestyle course with you?! In this video from Sam Pilgrim, watch as he sets up…

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1 year ago

Sam Pilgrim: My top 10 best mountain biking moments of 2020! I look through my best MTB riding clips of this crazy year filled with…

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Issue 69

Lighter is better. At least that's the assumption. Does it matter? Mike took a deep dive into the world of grams, watts and seconds.

3 months ago
Issue 68

We head out to unknown valleys to race a round of the Swiss Enduro Series. Find out if we survived!

6 months ago
Issue 68

The holiday season is here and that means gifts! What cool stuff is currently out there to make you a happier biker?

6 months ago
Issue 67

ION teamed up with us to give away one of their Traze 3 Plus hip bags. Click here to subscribe and enter!

8 months ago
Issue 67

The summer blitzed by, but we still have autumn!

8 months ago
Issue 67

This summer saw the return of events! We headed out to check the biggest of the new category; E-bike events aimed at both the hardcore MTB entusiast as well as the recreational beginner.

8 months ago
Issue 67

On this test the Specialized Levo SL, YT’s flagship E-MTB the Decoy and Merida’s short travel racer the Ninety Six XT. We check out ION’s Rascal shoes, the Bluegrass Rogue MIPS helmet, DHarCO clothing and Muc-Offs revolutionary Punk Powder/Bottle for Life combo.

8 months ago
Issue 66

After edition one, we went out and researched the effect of high end disc rotors and various brake lever options on the smiles-per-hour.

11 months ago
Issue 65

There is a lot to fine tune on your brake setup. We venture into the world of discs, pads, levers and pistons to help you get your brakes dialled.

1 year ago
Issue 60

Bike Packing. It's all about beards and fat bikes, yeah? Think again as Ewen Turner heads into the wild armed only with a rucksack, penknife and an Enduro bike to see if you can still have fun on a backcountry adventure by bike.

3 years ago
Issue 60

We swing a leg over Pivots rocket ship XC bike, Radon's bargain enduro rig and hit the jumps on DMRs Sect. Short travel forks from Fox, RockShox and Suntour get put through their paces alongside kit from Magura, Leatt and Ortlieb.

3 years ago
Issue 59

Time's are a-changin' once again: this time it's cross-country bikes that are getting the long, low and slack treatment and Ewen Turner is all for it! Ditch the Lycra, but keep the speed with modern XC bikes.

3 years ago
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