Jim

Checking in on Jim’s Orange Four RS

Long term: Jim's Orange Four RS Long Term review words and photos by Jim Smith The Orange Four is the latest addition to the Orange Bikes line up, designe...

Red Bull Hardline 2015 Photostory

RedBull Hardline 2015 was a test - the toughest downhill racetrack in the World, the very best Welsh weather and a score of riders trying to beat both....

Freshly squeezed: The brand new Orange Four.

It's probably fair to say that the Orange Four is a modern take on what the Orange Five set out to be 15 years ago. Since then we've got better suspension, whee...

First look: Upper Downs Neo jacket

Upper Downs is a Brighton based start-up, launched on Kickstarter. The Neo jacket, is their first product. It's a fully waterproof, wind resistant and very ligh...
Offset bushings

Offset bushings – Long term review

Offset bushings aren't anything new - there's a wide range of companies offering them. I took up the offer from OffsetBushings.com nearly a year ago now and I'v...

OneUp Components Oval Chainring

The humble front chainring has seen an awful lot of change recently. We've binned the traditional 3 or 2 rings setup, added narrow wide to hold it on and now we...

Orange Four launched

Generally when developing things we keep adding more 'stuff'.. more travel, longer top tube, bigger wheels. The trend for #enduro has meant that some bikes have...

Morgan Tyrrell

Morgan Tyrrell is the young gun on the team. He's hungry for results and we're super excited to see what he can do. What got you into riding and ultimately r...

Chris Hutchens

Team Wideopenmag is well known for signing young, unknown talent. When Chris Hutchens got in touch we decided to break the mould and pick up someone with more o...

Charlie Hatton

Charlie Hatton hails from the Forest of Dean and a youth spent riding bikes has set him well on course for future success. We'll be coaching him through his yea...

Kye Forte

Say Forte to anyone in the BMX world and you'll get a knowing look back. Kye and his brothers have forged an enviable path through the ranks of professional BMX for over a decade. Recently Kye turned his hand to a bike with bigger wheels and seemed pretty shit hot. So naturally we signed him!...

Rich Thomas

Rich is the figurehead of our downhill team - a very well known figure and rapid as hell. He'll be hitting the British Downhill Series and the World Cup, with a solid pre-season behind him he's looking to make inroads on some podium places in 2014....

Time to Get Moist with the Vain Vagrant

Ed Oxley has created some cracking bike films in the past few years and Get Moist is no exception. Here's the words from the man himself.. Every year I p...
Yeti 4.5c in Iceland

Five minutes in Iceland with the Yeti 4.5c

Iceland, it's on a lot of bucket lists. An island of contrasts - in colour and geography. Yeti took the 4.5c there to put it against black volcanic dirt. ...

Greg Minnaar – Putting it Together

In this mini documentary Shimano follow Greg Minnaar, South African downhill legend, in his quest for his fourth rainbow jersey. ...

One-Up Components Chainguide

One-Up Components have forged a path upgrading our drivetrains, it seems like only yesterday we were bodging double rings and 1x10 was just a pipedream. Since t...

Cody Kelley – Burning Trail

Cody Kelley ripping on the Marin in Salt Lake City, Cody has raced both BMX and MTB and now focusses on the enduro scene.. he's certainly rapid! Filmed by ...

Jim

Jim is to Wideopenmag what Will Riker, Miles O'Brien, Geordie LaForge and Data are to the Enterprise. Basically, if you can see it and click on it he has built it, fixed it, rebuilt it again and keeps it online and working how it should. Jim lives in Shropshire, rides an Airdrop Edit and has been part of the team longer than he cares to remember. He hates Star Trek.