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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,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Luzid Series, Electra Bike Tees  2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - ION Products Luzid Series, Electra Bike Tees  2013
ION Products Luzid Series, Electra Bike Tees

There is a new kid on the block in terms of bike products, ION have been making gentle waves through the market this year and impressing those who have been fortunate enough to get their hands on the new gear. ION have been involved in the watersports market for some time now and their knowledge of technical fabrics and attention…

2 weeks 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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3 months 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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4 months 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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5 months 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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6 months 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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7 months ago

Hands up - who wouldn't say no to having a portable ramp that you can take with you and turn your average location into a…

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8 months ago

Sam says: VR Biking - Riding MTB in 3rd person is crazy! I try mountain biking in third person using virtual reality goggles with the…

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9 months ago

Sam Pilgrim out on the streets? It can only mean one thing - full speed stair gaps and heavy landings!

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10 months ago

Sam Pilgrim once again shows us that we really shouldn't be blaming our bikes for our lack of skills out on the trail! The free…

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10 months ago

Sam Pilgrim hitting big jumps on his enduro bike and the fastest MTB trail ever! Sam's final ride in the French Alps blew his mind,…

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10 months ago

Riding crazy downhill MTB trails - Chatel bike park in the French alps is fantastic and has so many incredible DH freeride trails, Sam Pilgrim…

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11 months ago

Insanely steep downhill MTB trails and a huge jump line in France! Sam Pilgrim shreds Morzine, The french mountain bike mecca, riding Pleney, super Morzine…

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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.

2 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 years ago
Issue 59

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

2 years ago
Issue 58

Ewen Turner digs a little deeper into the funky new suspension technology coming from Naild and finds out who's behind it and how it's being incorporated into the mountain bike world and what that means for us.

2 years ago
Issue 56

Ewen Turner takes a budget mountain bike and enters a three-day enduro race in Exmoor. Can a low-cost hardtail survive the beating? Find out how he got on and whether he was still smiling at the end of a gruelling but awesome multi-day stage race.

3 years ago
Issue 55

Ebikes are here to stay and have finally got good enough to really get busy on the trails. We got our hands on the latest crop of rides and took them out into the wild to see what they could do, and find out more about these strange new beasts.

3 years ago
Issue 55

This issue we get our hands on the much-anticipated Cube Stereo 150 and take a look at a couple of top-end electric mountain bikes from Vitus and Cube. We also get rolling on wheels for all budgets from Industry 9, Nukeproof, Spank and Stan's.

3 years ago
Issue 55

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

3 years ago
Issue 53

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

3 years ago
Issue 52

Don't be afraid; they are still bikes after all. We take a look at the rapidly growing 'gravel' bike market and wonder if they are just mountain bikes with curly handlebars. Hitting the trails, we see what they are capable of and talk to the people who make them about why they are so good.

3 years ago
4 years ago

::: SURFING TRAILS - ION is about challenging yourself, experiencing nature and feeling its force. (see imprint)

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