In this video, Joe looks back at a big and expensive hardtail that he was lucky enough to test long-term last year, a very specific set of MTB tyres with a discontinued tread pattern, an array of road pedals from a rather well-known Japanese brand, a particular power meter that’s allowed him to get super nerdy about tracking his watts and, finally, something that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
Mildred’s a utilitarian cyclist at heart, determined to do everything on two wheels, whether it’s shopping, commuting or moving house. She’s spent the past three years volunteering as a mechanic and workshop coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, and now sits on its board of directors. Her expertise in bikes — and what people want out of them — comes from working in real-world bike shops and learning the ins and outs of the industry. At home on slicks and knobblies alike, Mildred’s ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch. She’s easily won over by steel frames coupled with a 650B/plus-tyre combo, and is currently riding a Surly Bridge Club, while training for a 600km audax on a Triban Women’s RC 520.