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howies in Privateer

  • Posted by alex
  • 21 May 2013
  • howies Privateer Subs Tee

Andy from Privateer mag came down to see us last month.

We talked about mountain bikes, Wales and howies; the full history, from start, through Timberland and on to independence again. All 14 pages of it.

So if you fancy a good read packed full of imagery to whet your riding appetite, pick up a copy.

If you subscribe, Privateer will even send you a copy of issue 15 (with the howies story in it) free, along with a Privateer tee, hand printed by Mike in our Printshop.

Simply head over to Privateer's website.

howies - Privateer issue 15

howies - Privateer issue 15

howies - Privateer issue 15

The Dyfi Jacket - Simple Works

  • Posted by alex
  • 10 May 2013
The Dyfi Jacket - our lightweight, windproof active shell for cycling or running.


Complicated isn’t clever.
Complicated is just trickery... Smoke and mirrors to fool your eyes.
Bells and whistles to distract you.
Good design isn't about adding more.
Good design is about simplicity.
Every feature has a reason for being.
If it doesn’t need to be there, take it off.

This is our new Dyfi Jacket. It's a lightweight, windproof active shell for cycling or running.
With recycled polyester ripstop body and breathable, four-way stretch arm panels.
Reflective accents on the cuffs and tail keep you visible when it gets dark and a fleece
lined collar keeps out draughts. It's adjustable at the waist and has a zipped chest pocket
that the jacket packs away into.

And it's £39.

Like we always say, simple works.


Hazel and Josh chasing each other at 6am on our photoshoot at Strumble Head.





Local marathon runners (and lifeguards on our local beaches) Sam and Phil raced up this headland opposite our Youth Hostel at 5.30am over and over again.



i think Steve Peats first go at the World Championships  was quite some time back, in 1993 if i remember right, a long time ago. He's been runner up four times, enough to break any mans heart and on top of that he's had some rotten stinking luck along the way but this time the jinx slid off him like water over glass.

The whole show is on over on the freecaster website so you can watch the replay there sometime today, it's a nailbiter for sure. In the meantime this is what he said about being in his mid thirties and still having the desire and motivation to keep racing year after year. Also bear in mind it was recorded the same weekend that he just pulled this incredible achievement off.

Congratulations Steve form all of us at howies, it's been a long time coming kid. Here's a little bio below.


Life is complicated

  • Posted by tim
  • 1 May 2009

Sport is simple. We just finished this little video today, we hope you like it. 


Joe Barnes Toolbox

  • Posted by tim
  • 1 May 2009

I was on the phone to Joe this week congratulating him on his podium finish at the Downhill MTB NPS race that had just happened the last weekend and asked him if he would send me some pics of his van and the contents of it. Joe travels all over Europe every year racing and riding in some incredible places and in some serious events. Here for your viewing pleasure are the young mans travel arrangements. Ghetto is all i will say for now and thanks for getting them to me so quick Joe.







More Chris Akrigg

  • Posted by tim
  • 21 March 2009

Mongoose/howies rider Chris is out on the springy this time round.


Chris Akrigg

  • Posted by tim
  • 19 March 2009

Chris is the newest member of our bike team, we snuck him in at the end of last year and he's been busy. Check this out.


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