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X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post

Teardown & First Look

Can X-Fusion change the dropper landscape with their US$200 Manic Post – that seems simple and cheap to service?

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Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : Teardown

Down and Up. Up and Down. Forever!?

“I’m well past the 150hr/yearly service interval and the Crankbrothers Highline dropper post was starting to sound a bit crunchy…”

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Chromag Primer 27+ Review

Reviewed in 27.5" Plus version

Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.

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Save Your Hands? Spank Vibrocore Bars

Back to back testing

Looking for the stiffest bar available but not wanting to feel like you’ve been beaten with it? That is what Spank’s Vibrocore promises…

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Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes?

More than just 'Stack it and Black it'?

“It comes down to promoting mountain biking as an inclusive activity that men can also enjoy, initially with other dudes, or supportive women…”

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Best of 2016 – Andrew’s Picks

Silver Linings for 2016

Andrew does some up-cycling and custom painting, gets some seriously big-ass rubber and taps an underdog…

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Fabric XL Grips, Scoop Saddle, & Cageless Bottle

Great long single clamp grips, good long-railed saddle, & Cageless water bottle...

Reviewing the great Fabric XL grips, the good Scoop saddle and their “Revolutionary” Cageless water bottle.

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Renthal 35mm Fatbar & Apex Stem Review

Bigger, Wider, Indistinguishable feel

Despite the plus sized appearance, the ride quality is still excellent.

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X-Fusion – Making Bikes Sane Again

Wisdom from Joel Smith

“It takes ten minutes to fully service our new dropper post. It has a two year warranty. A new cartridge is $25 out of warranty…”

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Wolf Tooth: Stainless Rings + Boost Conversions

Steel Teeth!

Tired of replacing narrow wide chainrings? Stainless may be your ticket. And if you have been hanging onto some 135 hubs – you’re in luck…

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Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : Follow Up

Hit Or Miss?

A dropper post from Crankbrothers has a dubious pedigree – but is it possible the company has turned things around with this post?

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Magura MT Trail Brakes & HC Levers

Premium Blend

The MT Trail is an artful amalgam of Magura’s best brakes to produce something for use all over the mountain…

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Shimano PRO Koryak Dropper Post

Dawning Domination or Diddly Dropper?

“I imagined Di2, servo motors, exotic materials, XTR grey, and a post that would go up and down on its own to programmable preset positions…”

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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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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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