Gear – Bikes


2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail DL Carbon – Ridden at Retallack

Small Bike Big Mountains

“I had a couple Code Brown moments, but quickly adapted to the quicker handling of the Hei Hei Trail…”

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2017 Kona Operator – Ridden at Retallack

Ripping At Retallack

“Two corners into the first trail, I couldn’t help by giggle out loud at how willing the Operator is to dive into corners and power wheelie out…”

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7 Reasons Not To Hate Super Boost Plus

How I wish it was with Chris Cocalis @ Interbike 2016

According to Chris Cocalis, the Pivot Switchblade couldn’t exist in its current form without a 157mm rear axle – but it actually isn’t new at all…

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The Future is Soon: Argon 18’s Concept Bike

Argon 18 offers a glimpse into the future of racing.

Does Argon 18’s concept bike offer glimpses into the future of DH and XC race technology?

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The Pace of Change in MTB

The Industry Speaks

We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain constant, increase or slow down?

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Devincis in the Desert for 2017

3 Bikes

The Hendrix has become the Marshall, the Kobain is new, and the Django comes in two wheel sizes but neither is plus…

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A Worthy Duallie for $1800 (US$1500)?

2017 Marin Hawk Hill

It’s usually not a good sign when you hear a bike called budget or price point – but this Marin Hawk Hill model for 2017 looks to be legit…

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Bicycles That Give You Wood

Don't Light a Match

Why would anyone make a bike out of wood over aluminum, titanium steel or carbon fibre? Because you can is not the answer…

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Yeti TURQ & Yeti Carbon

Yeti's mitosis into two carbon price points

Yeti brings friendlier pricing to all models. Yeti TURQ for premium frames and Yeti Carbon is the base level.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer

2017 and beyond Q&A with

Exploring the important details that make up the 2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer.

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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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