Why Do Riders in Videos Destroy Trails?

Ask Uncle Dave

“We’re plunging towards disaster, one slo-mo infused, red-bull drenched web edit at a time…”

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The Vinyl Vessel: Norbs’ Specialized Demo

Custom Wrapped by Norbs

Norbs is going a new direction – but for now he’ll be heading there on his custom-decalled S-Works Demo…

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Long Term Review – Absolute Black Oval Chainring

Words - Jon Harris

The idea is that an oval ring can make the most of the stroke where power is produced by giving you a slightly higher gear, and minimize resistance where it isn’t by lowering your gear…

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What’s with Bikes and Effing Triangles?

Triangles and Bike Packing?

“You’re talking about a tremendously boring subset of a sport that nobody really cares about…”

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Stumpjumper 6Fattie Comp Carbon – PLUSSSSS!

Don't be Plus Shaming

The 6Fattie Comp Carbon pairs a modest spec with a carbon main frame and an aluminum swingarm – but don’t tell anyone how much fun it is…

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OneUp 45T Sprocket

Words - Jon Harris

When Shimano finally released their one solution in XTR form, there was mass derision from the internet hoards…

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What Makes a Bike ‘Rideable’ to a Reviewer?

Ask Uncle Dave

“I hate dealing with the binary gear nerds who come pouring out of the bowels of the bulletin boards…”

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2016 Intense M16 Carbon

History Goes Carbon

The most American bike company made some noise at Interbike with their carbon version of the M16…

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Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR2 ‘Wide Trail’

And Some Plus Tires

Maxxis has tweaked their popular Minion DHR and DHR II tires to deal with the wide rim trend…

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2016 27.5+ Devinci Hendrix

Canadians Go Plus-Sized

Devinci has unveiled their new 27.5 plus bike, the Devinci Hendrix RS, and it seems to be stirring up commotion all along the watchtower…

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2016 Transition Patrol Carbon

A Slimmer Transition

A new frame material didn’t mean going back to the drawing board completely for the Patrol – because they figured they nailed it the first time…

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WTF is a Plus Bike?

And Why Would You Want One?

A google search may lead you to believe that a Plus bike is one suitable for obese riders, but we’re talking about something different…

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Do Riders Deserve Booby Traps?

Ask Uncle Dave

“None of these fork shaped objects should make it to market and the Product Managers at fault should be shipped back to the Quiznos they came from…”

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ION Transom 16 Backpack = No Sweaty Monkey

Words - Cam McRae

ION sought to push your backpack away from your spine to keep you from overheating…

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Industry 9 Matchsticks – Next Level Axles

Words - Cam McRae

Surprise your friend with cleverly hidden secret weapons – and some pretty anodized colours…

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