Great Rock is supported by some fantastic brands for 2015 and it’s something worth shouting about. I’m more than happy to recommend the kit that I use because it’s tried and tested by me and if it didn’t work without lots of faff and fixing then I wouldn’t want it. It also helps if the kit looks good and can put on a pretty face for the relentless Instagram photos!
Kit has to work well in the tough and rocky conditions of Hebden Bridge, as pictured above, as well as at Gisburn Forest, Lake District, Basque Country, Pyrenees and all the other places that it gets dragged, ridden, thrown in vans, carried up mountains, crashed, rained on, sun bleached, sweated on and cleaned over and over again. It’s making me all excited just thinking about all the adventures to come this year!
Frames are Santa Cruz
Clothing, helmets and pads are Sweet Protection
Drivetrains, brakes, pedals and shoes are Shimano
Forks are X-Fusion
Wheels are Mavic
Bars, stems, saddles and grips are Chromag
Tyres are WTB
Dropper posts are KS
Frame protection is Invisiframe
Chain lube and bike cleaner is Squirt
Waterproof socks and gloves are Sealskinz
Trail tools are Lezyne
Bike travel bag is Evoc
Haircuts and beard trims are North West Barber Co.