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Apologies to Dr. Suess

“It floats up huge climbs like it’s pumped full of steam – I think it’s pulled right from Ned Overend’s dreams…”

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2017 Kona Wozo – Triple Tester Review

"This bike was so much fun"

Three testers had the chance to ride Kona’s hardtail fatbike during the snowiest North Shore winter in years – and on good old dirt as well…

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Norco 2017 Range Carbon 650b & 29

Now in Two Wheel Sizes

Norco’s 2017 Range Carbon is the latest enduro-focused machine to be equipped with 29er wheels…

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2017 Norco Range 29 9.2 – First Impressions

Aurum Inspired Enduro Racer

The Range 9.1 has 29″ wheels but it’s got a downhiller’s soul – this Aurum inspired ripper would be right at home in the Whistler Bike Park…

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Shimano Trickles Down 11-46, Boost

Wide Range Cassettes and Boost Compatible Hubs

Shimano has quietly updated a number of their product lineups, with SLX 11-speed going to 11-46 and Boost-compatible XT hubs among the announcements.

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X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post

Teardown & First Look

Can X-Fusion change the dropper landscape with their US$200 Manic Post – that seems simple and cheap to service?

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Preview: Danny MacAskill vs. Kilimanjaro

Climbing Through the Clouds

MacAskill attempts to summit and descend the largest mountain in Africa…

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2017 Trek Slash 9.9 Review

THE Enduro Machine?

“This is a ridiculously capable chunder pig that would make a fantastic big hit trail slayer, or ripper enduro race rig…”

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3 Winter Gloves Reviewed

Leatt, Sealskinz and Pearl Izumi

It may be a little late for a winter glove test – but we were waiting for optimal cold and nasty weather – and we were well served by Mother Nature…

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4 Bikes For Price of 2

1 + 1 = 4

Two wheelsets for one bike is not a new idea to enhance bike value – but how about two very different bikes – 27+ & 29’er – with interchangeable wheels?

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Flats and Dings Gone?

Helping Gwin Win

Run lower pressure and improve your traction without risking flats or busted and dinged rims? Read on…

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Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : Teardown

Down and Up. Up and Down. Forever!?

“I’m well past the 150hr/yearly service interval and the Crankbrothers Highline dropper post was starting to sound a bit crunchy…”

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Chromag Primer 27+ Review

Reviewed in 27.5" Plus version

Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.

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Whitecrow Hubs – Adjust Tire Pressure Remotely

Swap Pressure On The Fly

“Whitecrow’s hub allows you to adjust your air pressure within a range of 15 psi from your handlebar – as often as you like….”

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How to Set Up Rebound Damping

Get Dialled In

“Our audience is anything but average, but many of us (myself included) often find it challenging to get the perfect set up…”

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