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Kiss & Tell with the X-Fusion Trace

First Dates

“By the end of our ride I could already feel that the fork was starting to break-in and it will be interesting to see what it feels like…”

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Michelin Wild Race’R Enduro Rear Tire Review

Built For Speed

Fast rolling tires with aggressive side knobs have become a favourite for enduro racers and even DH types…

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Whyte Bikes T-130C: First Impressions

Words - Jon Harris

Aggressive geometry and pricing along with distinctive frame details help the Whyte T130c gap the competition…

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2017 Juliana Joplin

The Joplin comes in two wheel sizes but only one colour – and it’s new from the knobs up…

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X-Fusion Trace HLR – Teardown

Words - Andrew Major

“Many consider X-Fusion the leader when it comes to features and ride quality per dollar…”

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2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 and 27.5 Plus

The Tallboy is Back!

The much-loved Tallboy is back with updated geo and your choice of big wheels or plus wheels…

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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: First Impressions

Words - Pete Roggeman

Our Shimano XTR Di2 equipped Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is an electronic shifting-equipped boogie machine. We’ve dubbed it ‘Thundervolt’.

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Wolftooth Drop-Stop Elliptical Chainring Review

Words - Perry Schebel

“Occasionally, on lung barfing tech climbs, when the pedal stroke sometimes gets a bit ragged, there are moments when you anticipate a spin…”

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Mavic Crossmax XL – Long Term Review

The Good, The Better, and The Fugly

The ride quality and rim durability are highlights of Andrew observations but the rear hub’s response to North Shore weather was less than peachy…

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Lichen Bikes Matchstick: Ridden

Words - Jon Harris

What does a custom steel duallie feel like when you’ve come off a carbon wheeled, carbon framed super bike…

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Find Me a Job to Pay for Sweet Bikes

Ask Uncle Dave

“Not child labour bad – more like privileged child with a distorted worldview having his dreams crushed kind of bad…”

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Trek Farley EX

Farley-vous fat bike?

This thing might actually be a lot of fun to ride, even though it will instantly turn you into a jerk.

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Raceface Next SL G4 Cranks

Words - Cam McRae

Along with a sleeker and slightly more angular profile, 1-by fans get a new chainring with a carbon spider.

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Yeti SB 5.5C – 29er

Another Worthy 29er?

“Last year at Sea Otter you could have come to the conclusion that the 29er was an endangered species…”

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WTF is Jeffsy?

YT's Burly Big Wheeler

This isn’t you Uncle’s 29er. YT claims it’s the most aggressive big wheeler on the market – and they tell us Cam Zink and Aaron Gwin agree…

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