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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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You Should Ride a Rigid Fork

Double-Hardtails for Hard Trails

If you own a hardtail, Andrew Major thinks you should add a rigid fork to add spice to your trails and convince your friends you’re a badass…

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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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Lust, Leather, & Steel: Efficient Velo Tools

"Why bother making any tool unless it is superior to existing products?"

Efficient Velo Tools. Lust, Leather, Steel. The E-Z Lift repair stand and Ultra Tru-Arc alignment guide are masterpiece tools to use and behold.

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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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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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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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Suntour Durolux R2C2 Teardown

Ride it hard; Fix it yourself.

“The Durolux R2C2 claims to be what a lot of riders claim to be looking for; a durable, no-nonsense, easily-serviced, affordable, and great performing fork…”

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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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What’s Fair as a Bike Reviewer?

Words - Andrew Major

Should a bike reviewer do a World Cup Racer level build on a test bike or ride it the way 95% of riders would…

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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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New goods from WTB

Race developed

Chewy fresh rubber and a place to put your backside.

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2015 Fox 36 RC2: Ridden in Moab and BC

How Does it Perform?

For 2015 Fox started from scratch and rebuilt the 36 RC2 for three wheel sizes – but can it live up to the Pike?

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Gear Shots: Maxxis Minion DHR 2

A Sequel That's Actually Better

The DHR 2 looks like it might prove successful at both ends of the bike, just like the venerable DHF…

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Gear Shots: Crank Brothers B17 Tool

Reinventing the Multi-Tool?

“The quality of the b17 is up to par, but the possibility of a trailside bitsplosion remains…”

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