2017 Marin Hawk Hill – First Impressions

Lots of Bike for Little Cash?

“Only a psychopath would assume that a US$1499 (CAD$1899) bike is going to keep up with a $9000 bike (in either dollar)…”

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2017 Intense Primer Pro Review

One Bolt; Two Personalities

Is the 2017 Intense Primer Pro a versatile and capable XC 29er or a longer legged trail bike that can be ridden on aggressive terrain?

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Pivot Cycles Hatch the Phoenix Component System

No Ashes Required

A fresh set of thoroughly tested OEM style bits with an eye to solving common bike problems…

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DETAILS! 2017 Intense Tracer

Bike Porn Alert

For 2017, the new bike offers up a modern trail geometry, with longer reach for a more confidence-inspiring ride…

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Demystifying Fork Offset and Trail

Ask Uncle Dave

“Very occasionally, Uncle Dave feels the need to talk about something technical, such that he can maintain his bona fides as a ‘bicycle expert.'”

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC – Review

Plus VS. 29er

The unassuming yellow may not look like a beast, but like the Honey Badger it possesses hidden abilities that will surprise you…

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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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SR Suntour Teams Up With Polygon UR

Proud Partners in Speed

“We know what the RUX can do and it’s about to change peoples perception of what SR SUNTOUR is doing…”

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Troy Lee Raid Knees – Reviewed

Next Level Knee Protection

We ask knee protection to be cool, chafe-free and to stay in place perfectly -and to keep us out of the emergency ward…

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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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Long-term Review: Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Carbon Wheels

Quality Hoops

“Take these things, rough ’em up a little and see how you like them,” was the directive from Cam when he handed this Reynolds wheelset over to me…

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19 Winter Riding Essentials

Words - Morgan Taylor

If you want to make it through winter on your bike, you’re going to need some prep and some solid gear…

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Norco Introduces A Fresh Sight Carbon Lineup for 2017

Bigger Wheels and Metric Mounts

Norco Bikes has grown their Sight line with the addition of 29er hoops and a host of tech updates…

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2017 Canfield Balance – First Impressions

Words - Jon Harris

It’s made of aluminum, it doesn’t have wagon wheels, it’s got lots of travel – this will definitely make bikes great again…

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Smith Rover Helmet Review

Less Tron, Less Cash

“Smith’s second MTB helmet is less polarizing than the Forefront which employed more Koroyd, a structure seemingly fashioned from drinking straws…”

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