Recent Product Tests for Flow Mountain Bike

Working in cycling media offers the chance to get stuck in to many different types of writing. Feature articles and interviews, opinion pieces, how-tos, news, product tests…

One thing I really enjoy about testing equipment is the opportunity to weave together experience and critique. You don’t write about a product by sitting in a chair and thinking about it. You get out there, play with it, push its limits and discover how it transforms the experience of an activity you love. These processes sit side-by-side with my academic work as well: investigating the ties between equipment, performance, embodied action and cognition.

The research background gives me a unique way into thinking about the products I test. Writing for a cycling audience forces me to communicate in ways that are punchy, relevant and fresh. This adds depth to the articles produced and keeps my research grounded in practice. It’s also a whole lot of fun.

Click the images below to read recent reviews developed for Flow Mountain Bike.

Giant Women’s Lust 27.5 2: Proven spec, agile ride feel, medium size wheels.

Giant Women’s Lust 27.5 2: Proven spec, agile ride feel, medium size wheels.

Juliana Joplin Primeiro - A head turning, boutique and very capable all-rounder.

Juliana Joplin Primeiro: A head turning, boutique and very capable all-rounder.

Specialized Women’s Riata and Cascade Shoes: Smart research makes for excellent performance and fit.

Specialized Women’s Riata and Cascade Shoes: Smart research makes for excellent performance and fit.

Specialized Women’s Arial and Jett Saddles: Take the trial and error out of finding a seat that fits.

Specialized Women’s Arial and Jett Saddles: Take the trial and error out of finding a seat that fits.

Troy Lee Designs Women's Skyline Kit: A bold design for women who mean business on the trails.

Troy Lee Designs Women’s Skyline Kit: A bold design for women who mean business on the trails.

Time ATAC XC Carbon 8 pedals: Generous float and a stand out performer in mud.

Time ATAC XC Carbon 8 pedals: Generous float and a stand out performer in mud.

Adidas Eyewear Terrex Fast Sunglasses:  The Micromasters Transformers of the sunglasses world.

Adidas Eyewear Terrex Fast Sunglasses:
The Micromasters Transformers of the sunglasses world.

 

Images: Mick Multi-Talent Ross (Troy Lee on board the Giant Lust, and the Juliana Joplin Primeiro), Kath Bicknell (others).

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