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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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e*thirteen Carbon Cranks

Words - Cam McRae

Light and elegant arms and spindles to slim down your DH or AM bike from e*thirteen…

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New 9-42 Tooth Cogset from e-13

This One Goes Down to Nine

How’s that for spreading the accordion?

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Hope Cranks Tested

Words - Jon Harris

“the  beautiful anodized finish made this retro grouch teary-eyed reminiscing about the 90s…”

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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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Deity Launches New Bladerunner Pedals

Thinner and Bigger

New headquarters, new riders and new pedals from the rider-owned company Deity.

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Dear Santa: Stuart’s List

Words - Stuart Kernaghan

“My personal ride is getting long in the tooth and I’m tired of all the clicking, creaking and complaining…”

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Gamut TTr Chainring: Reviewed

Narrow-Wide or Narrow-Why?

Another contender in the narrow-wide chainring arena gets put to the test.

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First Look: Specialized Boomslang Pedals

Go-Faster Flats

Big enough to serve dinner on, light enough to crush DH races…

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OneUp Components Rad Cage

Perfecting Pulley Placement

Bringing the “snickityness” back to 1×10 dinner plate drivetrains everywhere…

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Easton, Giro, E13 Goods

Furnace Bike

New flat pedal shoes, guidance from Steve Peat, carbon trail wheels and other goodness from Interbike 2012

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OneUp 42 Tooth Cog: Hands On

Installing the 42 Tooth Pie Plate

Fitting OneUp’s 42 Tooth Sprocket to a 10-speed system and taking it to the trails…

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North Shore Billet Variable Tooth Ring

Simple Narrow Wide Chainring

Using a simpler machining process than the other options on the market, the NSB still proves effective…

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A Detailed Look at SRAM’s X0 Hubs

Lighter Than Air and Louder Than...

On-trail impressions and a detailed look at the insides of SRAM’s new X0 hubs…

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Absolute Black XX1 Style Chainring

A New Narrow-Wide Ring

A test subject with ongoing chain drop issues was the perfect candidate for a newfangled chainring…

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