Gear – Controls


WTB PadLoc Grips: Reviewed

PadLoc Grips x Pre-Cut Truvativ Clementz Carbon Bar

The controversial WTB PadLoc grip system gets put to the test, along with the carbon Blackbox Clementz Boobar handlebars…

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2016 Shimano Deore XT (11-spd) In The Wild

Words - Dave Tolnai

“It would be easy to not worry too much about the dawn of a new XT – but that would be a mistake…”

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Magura Vyron eLect Wireless Dropper Post

No Wires, All Bueno

The Magura Vyron leapfrogs the dropper post market with an innovative wireless system.

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Shimano XT M8000

First Ride Impressions and Pricing

“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”

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Pacenti PDent

Words - Pete Roggeman

Pacenti’s dimpled bar concept that allows stem lengths as low as 15mm.

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Launched: New Shimano XT

XT just made things more interesting

“An exciting addition for DEORE XT M8000 is a 1×11 specific 11-42T cassette…”

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Renthal Bar, Stem & Grips

Words - Pete Roggeman

“…two clamp bolts that make it look like a wide-eyed grumpy toad.”

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SR Suntour Auron RC2 – Reviewed

Words - Dave Tolnai

Has SR Suntour produced a 160mm fork that can compete with the big two – and save you a wad of cash…

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Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Words - Matthew Lee

A grip designed to complement your carbon bars with a thinness that puts supermodels to shame…

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WTB Volt Carbon Saddle

Words - Jon Harris

“all of our taints are discerning, yours included…and WTB are leaders in the field of taint-friendly saddles.”

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Renthal Cockpit

Words - Matthew Lee

A stiff set of lightweight components for the aggressive rider…

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Ritchey WCS Trail Bar and Stem

Words - Jon Harris

“Your eyes are not deceiving you…what you see in the photographs is a Ritchey bar and stem setup that is suitable for getting rad on.”

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Easton Haven 35mm Carbon Bar and Stem

Thicker Is Lighter

“…incremental differences across all the components of your bike are the reason we’re seeing lighter bikes every year.”

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Gamut Cillos Stem

Stylish and Svelte

A stealthy and lightweight option for those who want a stiff cockpit interface

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Sensus Swayze Lock On Grips

It's Wavy Baby

Can the Swayze be the perfect perch for a picky pair of palms?

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