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Ben Haselden

Ben Haselden

I'm an outdoor mad, adventure seeker who has ridden bikes, played with bikes, modified and fixed bikes. I've been around bikes since I was a child through racing, crashing and enjoying them.

Re-motivating in a Post Covid world

So you’ve had the spicy cough and are struggling to find that motivation or mojo to get back out there? Couple this to the near two years of disruptions that we’ve finally been given some freedoms from and

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5 quick products Reviewed

We get given, leant and purchase hundreds of products from all sorts of amazing suppliers. Here's what we have to say this month with our top 5 picks.   MTX Red label brake pads Hailing out of Salt lake City Utah,

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E-Zing into the Wild

"E-bike's are for old people. They're for lazy riders! They're so people can cheat on climbs! It's not real riding on an E-bike"..... **Insert yawn emoji here** These are often the voiced opinions of people who are either A. self

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Industry fallout

As I write this I find myself sitting in my lounge during another nationwide lockdown and stay at home orders. It's been 482 days since we were last in a hard lockdown, so we can consider ourselves pretty lucky in

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Pumped up

At near 40, I’ve managed to discover a new riding style and bike that I feel has refreshed my enthusiasm for riding like I was 16 again. Most 40 year olds these days seem to be loudly proclaiming the

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Trail Builder Diaries - Round 1

As promised, this series showcases the talents of our many trail builders around New Zealand and as you'll see too, the world. Unlike the latest Youtube trends with failing ratings on MTB channels who, have resorted to buying vans then

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