It was an amazing adventure and, with Rotor recently releasing the mountain bike version of the groupset, the pair were given the opportunity to bag another epic route. However, this time, it was to be a true off-road mountain bike adventure.
Once again, the chosen route was up to Jack and Joe, but this is where things started to get a little tricky — the previous video was filmed at the height of summer, whereas this one was to be filmed during a particularly wet period of weather in autumn.
The pair had lots of routes in mind across the UK, but the weather just wasn’t playing ball, with blanket rain forecast during the filming week.
Good friend of BikeRadar and videographer for the shoot, Tom Wragg, came to the rescue, however, suggesting a lesser-known route in the Peak District called The Lord of the Loops.
This brutal 105km route starts and finishes in Fairholmes in the Peak District and packs in over 4,000m of climbing.
Safe to say, it would be a big challenge for both of our full-time excuse-makers.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been at BikeRadar for three years now and is regularly testing an esoteric mix of weird and wonderful bikes.