Cam McRae

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30 Mount Seymour Trails Closed

Severed, John Deere, C-Buster

The CMHC has been an absentee landlord for years but suddenly they’ve erected 25 signs telling trail users to stay the hell off some of the best trails on the Shore…

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Mountain Biking Sucks!

Ask Uncle Dave

“Some scoundrel, maybe even the Industry, had taken that rock and skinny filled monstrosity and replaced it with a baby-bottomed smooth “flow trail” that required zero skill to navigate…’

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Red Bull Rampage Top 3 Runs and Results 2016

No Spoilers

A new venue, fewer riders and no pre-built features made for an interesting day of viewing – marred only by wind and one potential injury…

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2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail DL Carbon – Ridden at Retallack

Small Bike Big Mountains

“I had a couple Code Brown moments, but quickly adapted to the quicker handling of the Hei Hei Trail…”

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2017 Kona Operator – Ridden at Retallack

Ripping At Retallack

“Two corners into the first trail, I couldn’t help by giggle out loud at how willing the Operator is to dive into corners and power wheelie out…”

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I Buy Online: Should I Feel Guilty?

Ask Uncle Dave

“The last thing I want is to travel 4hrs by kangaroo to the nearest town, only to be scrwed over by the bike shop charging double what it costs online…”

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I’m a Grassroots Racer – Do I Deserve a Deal?

Ask Uncle Dave

“Is anybody, at all, swayed into a purchasing decision based on the gear choice of a mid-pack Cat 1 DH racer?”

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What’s to Hate about the MTB Biz?

Part III

“So maybe it’s time to slow down a bit, work more together, and try to get more dollars in our pockets and not the trash can…”

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EWS #8 Finale Ligure – Final Resuls

Maes and Ravanel FTW

Cecile Ravanel’s win is as surprising as a sunrise, but Martin Maes put together his very first win in Italy…

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Can I run 20mm More Travel Up Front?

Ask Uncle Dave

“A great fork can cover up a lot of mistakes and a bit of extra fork travel will usually add some capability to your bike…”

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What Development Has Benefitted Riders Most?

The Industry Squeaks (2)

Industry insiders answer this question: What MTB development over the past five years has provided the most benefit to riders?

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The Pace of Change in MTB

The Industry Speaks

We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain constant, increase or slow down?

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Devincis in the Desert for 2017

3 Bikes

The Hendrix has become the Marshall, the Kobain is new, and the Django comes in two wheel sizes but neither is plus…

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A Worthy Duallie for $1800 (US$1500)?

2017 Marin Hawk Hill

It’s usually not a good sign when you hear a bike called budget or price point – but this Marin Hawk Hill model for 2017 looks to be legit…

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Bicycles That Give You Wood

Don't Light a Match

Why would anyone make a bike out of wood over aluminum, titanium steel or carbon fibre? Because you can is not the answer…

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