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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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2017 Pivot Firebird

Descend fast and rise back up again.

Is the Pivot Firebird a Nomad killer? Lots of travel and lots of carbon for this big bike designed to pedal…

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2017 Rocky Mountain Maiden

Long Term Review

The Rocky Mountain Maiden has some interesting characteristics – beyond the exotic French Bos Suspension…

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2016 Specialized Enduro Launch

2017 Specialized Enduro

Ridden on the Sunshine Coast

Three days of riding the new Enduro and soaking in the riding culture on BC’s Sunshine Coast.

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Transition Patrol Carbon vs. SRAM Eagle

Transition-ing to Eagle : First Look

This bike is an embarrassment of riches, with Eagle, a new Lyrik, Roam 60 wheels, a 2017 Reverb and a shiny new carbon frame…

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Uncle Dave Brings You Kona 2017

Big Honzo, Hei Hei Trail, Process...

“I showed up in Squamish on a Sunny Tuesday afternoon and encountered a large group of lubricated Kona bicycle dealers hurling furniture into a swimming pool…”

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Giant Launch in Southern Chilcotins, BC, July 2016

2017 Giant Trance

Ridden in the Chilcotin Backcountry

For the launch of the 2017 Giant Trance, we headed to the pristine, remote wilderness of the Southern Chilcotins.

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2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review

“I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn’t punish me when I’m at 90%. Or 80%…”

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Kona Honzo CR Trail DL Reviewed

Long(ish) Term Review of the Carbon Honzo!

Todd Hellinga takes the carbon big wheeled hardtail to the races, to the South Chilcotins and all over the Sea To Sky corridor…

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Tune Your Squish Like a Pro

SRAM Buys ShockWiz

“Riders can be divided into two groups; those who sometimes have trouble dialing in the suspension, and liars…”

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Trek Slash 9.9 in Squamish, BC, June 2016

2017 Trek Slash 29

That explains the missing Remedy 29.

Look out Enduro race courses everywhere: the 2017 Trek Slash is here, featuring 150mm of bump-gobbling travel and 29″ wheels. It’s a beast.

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2016 Yeti SB5.5C

First Impressions

Uncle Dave was smitten as soon as he pulled the Yeti SB5.5c from the box – and it may have cured his colourblindness…

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Niner Opts for 27.5er (Sort of)

Plus sized options for the new Niners.

Niner Bikes built staked their reputation on 29″ wheels – but the company has decided that there’s room in the line for some 27.5 Plus action…

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Déjà Vu – Kona Honzo CR

Rhys Verner breaks the XC racer mould.

With aggressive trail geometry, 120mm of front end travel, and Stealth post routing, the new Honzo is built for riding infamous Pacific Northwest trails.

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First Look: Chromag Primer

Switch hitting with wheels

“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”

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