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Sweating the Small Things @ Crankworx 2016

Nerding my way through the little details

Andrew Major appreciates and identifies the small details that set bikes, mechanics, shops and manufacturers apart…

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ProCore Review: For Trail Bikes

Tube Within a Tubeless?

Schwalbe’s ProCore system offers a tube inside your tubeless tire in an effort to protect your rim, prevent flats and improve traction…

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Shimano AM9 Shoes

Shoes. Oh my god, shoes.

“This groove accommodates the SPD bits, so the sole can grip the outer pedal body and behave more like a proper flat pedal…”

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Renthal Traction Grips are Mean

Mechanical Advantage in all the familiar compounds.

Will Grips with ridges designed to bite back when you twist your hands make you ride better?

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TLD Sprint Jersey and Ruckus Short

Clothing that looks fast even when you're slow.

TLD Kit is immediately recognizable and great looking – but do they stack up in the function and fit departments as well?

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The Warlord Battle Axe Mk II

Baddest Trail Tool Ever Conceived

“What is it? Well it’s a pick, an axe, a trowel, a rake, a scraper and a stomper all in one.”

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milKit – Sealant Replacement

Got milKit?! Want some?

milKit is a system that lets you evaluate and then add to or remove and replace the sealant in your tires without breaking out the tire levers…

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Pea Soup for the Trail

Words - Andrew Major

“The actual prep time is tiny so there is plenty of opportunity to get your bike dialed in for tomorrow ride prior to chowing down…”

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Reviewed: High Above Cascadia Hip Pack

Handmade in Bellingham

Handmade in Bellingham and ready to grace your backside (not your fanny – that’s a front bum).

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Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : First Look

Until death do us part

“Removing the post from my bike or changing a cable takes way less time than any other dropper I’ve used…”

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Oakley EV Zero Eyewear

24 Grams of Clarity

“Rimless optics make you look like an extra from a 90s sci-fi flick, or worse, like a triathlete, but they work very well…”

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR – Reviewed

The Skyline 10LR is designed for getting aggressive downhill while carrying everything you need – can you say enduro…

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Is that a F#cking Potato?!

Ditch Those Bars

There are alternatives to eating $10 worth of pre-packaged future-sh!t on a ride – maybe even real food…

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What’s Fair as a Bike Reviewer?

Words - Andrew Major

Should a bike reviewer do a World Cup Racer level build on a test bike or ride it the way 95% of riders would…

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Maglock Pedals Reviewed

Andrew Major tackles a novel pedal concept

“Here is a rare example of someone who had a crazy idea and actually had the perseverance to make it a physical reality…”

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