James Burrows

James Burrows

Age:

19

Location:

Southampton

How long have you been cycling for?

1 year.

What’s your top bike maintenance tip?

When you're not sure or don't know, don’t just "give it a go" you will break it! Stop there and Google it!

What are your favourite Weldtite products?

Weldtite chain and sprocket brush.

Where are your favourite locations to ride?

Lordswood, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, New Forrest.

What bike do you ride at the moment?

Specialized Hardrock disk sport.

How often do you carry out bike maintenance?

It feels like all the time. I am constantly cleaning and adding new parts to my bike to try and make it better and as I’m still getting into mountain biking I always take longer than needed because I’m inexperienced. That's why I enjoy having easy to use tools and the correct equipment so I can learn the best way to sort my bike out.

What do you love about cycling?

It always seems like an adventure, whether I’m just riding the local downhill or getting lost in the woods. I'm constantly improving my skills every day and sometimes I do overestimate them, which can end in a crash or two but nothing that can’t be fixed with a bit of morphine and physiotherapy. I know that mountain biking is going to be part of me for the rest of my life and when I can actually afford the bikes I want, and ride the places I dream off, I know that nothing will be able to wipe the smile of my face.

Product Reviews:

Cyclo Tyre Removal & Fitting Tool

The tyre changing tool is aimed more as a workshop tool for people who regularly remove and fit tyres but it can be as easily used by anyone who, like me, struggles with the pathetically weak tyre levers and incredibly strong tyre beads.

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Dirtwash G-Strings

The rather cheekily named G-strings are a new way to clean your drive train and other “hard-to-get-to” parts of your bike. The method of use is fairly simple; the elasticated string slides neatly between your gears or other bike parts and you can slide and wiggle the G-strings around to collect the dirt.

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TF2 Performance All-Weather Lubricant with Teflon® (100ml)

I was pleased with the bottle in which the TF2 performance all-weather lube came in, with an obligatory long dropper shape to allow direct application and the ability to sneak a bit of lube into those hard to reach places, and the bottle is also clear enough to allow you to see the amount of lube left in the bottle.

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