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e*thirteen trsr 9-46t Cassette

511% Range

An 11-spd alternative to Eagle with even more range, less weight and a lower price? Sounds too good to be true…

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Pivot Firebird Pro – First Look

Preying on trails with 170mm travel

The Pivot Firebird promises a lot with as much travel as a dh bike and DW link suspension that promises to climb effortlessly – can it deliver on everything…

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Dear Santa – Jon’s List

Dream List

For Jon’s list to be filled he would have to have been exceptionally good – princely even – but dreaming is well within the rules…

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2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 – First Impressions

Banana Bomber

“110mm sounds like an XC Bike and riding an XC bike around here can be like bringing a dove to a cockfight…”

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2017 RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Teardown

Lyrik Labotomy

The Lyrik is simple to work on and the parts inside reflect quality workmanship and engineering – so get in there and make yours sing like new…

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5 MTB Gifts for Less Than a C-note

Three cold beers, two bike tools, and a partridge in a hoody

Mountain biking is expensive but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great gift for under a hundo – some of these will even save the recipient some money…

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Vorsprung Luftkappe for Pike and Lyrik

Pike or Lyrik Upgrade

“The MSRP $85CAD ($64USD) Luftkappe kit turns already very good forks into outstanding forks…”

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Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed

A Rowdy 29er

” I’d hit swoopy sections of trail and cackle with glee, amazed at how much fun I was having…”

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Leatt DBX 5.0 Gear For Adverse Weather

More than Just Braces

Leatt earned a reputation with neck braces, but they are branching out into apparel, packs and helmets that all look worthy of consideration…

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Fox Performance Elite Teardown

As Good as Kashima?

Tearing down a Fox Performance Elite Float suspension fork – Factory level suspension without the Kashima coated stanchions…

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Lust, Leather, & Steel: Efficient Velo Tools

"Why bother making any tool unless it is superior to existing products?"

Efficient Velo Tools. Lust, Leather, Steel. The E-Z Lift repair stand and Ultra Tru-Arc alignment guide are masterpiece tools to use and behold.

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New Life for old XX1 or XO1 Cassettes

Wolftooth GCX Cog

XX1 and XO1 cassettes are pricy but long lasting – aside from the largest cog. Now you can replace the 42 and get more rides for your money…

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Inside the 2017 RockShox Super Deluxe

Next Level

The RockShox Monarch Debonair rear shock set a new standard for air sprung dampers – but it had a couple of issues – the Deluxe and Super Deluxe sets out to solve them…

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Fabric XL Grips, Scoop Saddle, & Cageless Bottle

Great long single clamp grips, good long-railed saddle, & Cageless water bottle...

Reviewing the great Fabric XL grips, the good Scoop saddle and their “Revolutionary” Cageless water bottle.

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2017 Intense Primer Pro

First Impressions

This ultra-light trail slasher swaps between 115 and 130mm of travel with VPP suspension, 29″ wheels and lots of pretty carbon…

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