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Photo Competition 2015

Photo Competition 2015

We're pleased to announce our first ever photo competition!It's time to sift through your back-catalogue of images from past bikepacking trips and send us some of your best images for a chance to win a custom frame bag. Or, if you're feeling inspired enough, get your kit together and head out in the next few weeks to capture that perfect image.The lucky winner will receive a custom Wildcat Gear frame bag to the specification of their choice, up to a value of £175. We have two judges waiting to review your entries; both have an eye for fine detail, expansive views and a passion for...

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Rovaniemi 150

Rovaniemi 150

Last weekend Ian Barrington travelled to Finland to race the Rovaniemi 150 Arctic Winter Race. Here's Ian's report from the race:--The sky above Rovaniemi was streaked with wispy clouds on the morning of the race. At 8:30am, the sun hadn’t yet risen above the horizon to inject what little warmth it offers at this latitude. Rovaniemi is on the Arctic circle, and the race I was about to do would take in 150 km of trails north of here on frozen rivers, across ice-covered lakes, and through the endless boreal forest that lay in between.The temperature was about -4°C. Not as cold...

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What's New, Pussycat?

What's New, Pussycat?

Introducing the Tom Cat. Half the fun here at Wildcat Gear is designing and making stuff that is totally new. Not just a re-hash of something else that another company has conceived, but taking an existing design and really improving on it. Better still, to start with a blank sheet, a seed of an idea and build on it. This is exactly what we did with the Tom Cat. Our latest creation, the result of experimenting with different ideas and designs as far back as 18 months. We're big fans of the Jones Handlebars, namely the Loop and Cut-Loop H-Bar...

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New Product: The Lioness

New Product: The Lioness

We're pleased to announce the arrival of the latest product to our line-up: the Lioness. This is an add-on component to our existing Mountain Lion harness, providing a really handy place to store instantly accessible items but without getting in the way of the actual riding. You would think that the design of such an item would be straight forward. Long term followers of Wildcat Gear will know how thoroughly we test out products before we release them into the wild, and the Lioness is no exception. When we sat down with our blank sheet of paper, the design brief started...

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Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show

After a couple of years of supplying gear to other frame builders for bicycle shows, we've stepped up properly this year to occupy our own small corner of the Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show at the Lee Valley Olympic Velodrome in London. Armed with two awesome display stands, some super-cool banners and a lot of caffeine, we're ready to talk all things bikepacking to the Bespoked-going public.Huge thanks to Shand Cycles for creating a CX-style pseudo-frameset for us to display a special bolted version of our Leopard Frame bag - totally strap-free and super stable. The bag utilises the standard...

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