[Under Reconstruction- lots of news to add!]

This page will be updated to show the kit that Dave uses.
If he would buy, or in most cases already uses it, and it will aid the rides, then it will be on here. There is no point in having "top end" gear if it won't last.


The nicest finished parts and accessories you will ever see. But does it stop there?

Nope.  This stuff works.

Dave has a Dirt Floor Drive Pump with a special Digital Readout which is an astonishing bit of kit. 16 pumps takes a 29er 2.2" tyre from zero to 25psi. It also easily seats awkward tyres if you run rimstrips and sealant.

Next is the carbon VC10 multi-tool. He also has a couple of the stainless and ally plated light weight ones, but HAS to show you this photo of his 6 year old carbon tool that has been in a bag or saddlebag and generally abused for the whole time.

He's also got the High Volume hand pumpand it's just as good. Loan it to people on a ride--at your peril.

You owe it to yourself to try Lezyne. You won't be disappointed.

Rotor Rings

Dave's been using Rotor Rings on the quiet for a few years now, and he's hooked. These high quality, aesthetically pleasing, rings really smooth out your pedal stroke so that you don't feel any spikes in resistance as the cranks rotate and mechanical advantages change.
Research shows improvements of power output for riders using them, but Dave have a more basic view of this...

...He owes his success on "The Hobbit's Tale" to Rotor Rings and that's why he approached them for help in 2012.

He used to have a lateral quads tendon problem. It didn't surface until he did a few long road rides on a bike that, until recently, had normal rings. But now he's supported by Rotor Rings that problem is no more.
If you look closely on the "What MTB" article called "The Longest Ride" you'll see the rings, after use on "The Hobbit's Tale."...

...Those same rings are still going now, and look really good.

They are a bit different, but they work well and come with a money back guarantee.

They also work perfectly on Enduro style bikes. Dave hasn't dropped the chain once on his Pivot Cycles Mach 6 since using a single thick thin ring up front on XX1.

Win Win!

*Update* June 2012
Jo used Dave's new bike for Bristol 12hr solo in June, She'd never used Q-Rotor Rings. She felt that Dave's bike (only difference being the Rings) was far smoother than hers and preferred it. It has to be pointed out that Dave had only ridden his new bike twice. She went on to ride it for the full 12hrs, without any acclimation, and came second. She wants Dave's Cranks, still.

Infinit Nutrition

It's BESPOKE FOR EVERYONE although they do have stock drinks, too. So Dave's not that posh!
Remember to use the code "24ormore" and you'll get £5 (or the Euro equivalent)off of any order.
Dave is lucky to have the support of Infinit Nutrition since it has revolutionised his race feeding strategy. He races on a liquid diet since it is easier for him to metabolise than solid food (like most people). He's also struggled with salt salt levels at some races, being hospitalised once with cardiac issues because of Hyponatraemia. His medical and surgical history mean than he can't absorb salts well compared to most people. With "normal nutrition" he struggled to metabolise 500ml of fluid per hour and if he tried to take any more than that (even 100ml) then he would look just like one of those little peeing cherub statues. But he can now drink a litre per hour and still have no problems with waterworks or stomach. This leads to the new phenomenon of him being able to cut down at night when sweat rates reduce.
It's also much lower in citric acid than all other drinks, which is good for those with a delicate tummmy or history of stomach acid problems.
This is a fully bespoke product and comes with a no quibble money back guarantee. If they can sort Dave out, then they can sort anybody out.


This is the simplest little gadget, and one of the most effective.
Check out the photos on the WC2C Gallery. Dave's relatively clean face, after 22 1/2 hours of riding through ice and mud, shows how effective the Neoguard is.