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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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Best of 2016 – Cam’s List

Bikes, Tires, Drive and more

2016 was a banner year for bikes but some other mountain biking products and trends stood out from the rest as well…

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Dear Santa – Pete’s List

Covered from head (with a flask) to toe

A well-rounded Christmas haul that covers the bases, from a good book, to MTB skills, to dressing up your #flaskfriday. And a bike.

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4.5 random things Dave wants for Christmas

Dear Santa

“It was love at first sight at Sea Otter this spring and while I’m usually on the wrong side of the camera on bike tests, I was banking on getting some time…”

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Dear Santa – Cam’s List

Tools and Bikes!

Even though I need to purge old and useless gear – there are some tools and bikes on my wish list…

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Boost Spacing Shouldn’t Matter

Give us BOOST adapters!

Do you have some wheels or hubs that have become heirlooms because of Boost spacing? You should be able to boost them…

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Has the Coastal Crew Sold Out?

Be E-Skeptical

“They are, after all, some of the most genuine and humble riders in the sport, untainted by sugar water sponsorhip…”

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HT X2 Pedals : First Impressions

Combining the best of both worlds?

An everyman (or woman’s) review of the pedal of choice of Aaron Gwin and Jared Graves – with snow added…

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Steve Mathews – Suspension Guru

22 Questions w/Vorsprung Founder

Steve Mathews of Vorsprung Suspension gives you some tuning tips and advice he normally saves for Rémy Métailler…

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Blackspire Snaggletooth, Badger, and Crusher

The Beaver brand's new Cranks, Ring, & Bash Taco

Blackspire makes rings, pedals, and bash guards in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Meet Badger, Crusher, & Snaggletooth.

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Ryders antiFOG Eyewear Tested (Updated)

I can see clearly now that the rain is here

Fogged up lenses are the enemy of riders who saddle up in the cold and rainy season, but riding without eyewear isn’t a winning approach either…

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Dear Santa – Matt’s Wish List

Fresh Wheels, A Spot of Ti, and a Plane Ticket

Matt’s got a bad case of the travel bug, and needs a few tools for the journey ahead…

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e*thirteen trsr 9-46t Cassette

511% Range

An 11-spd alternative to Eagle with even more range, less weight and a lower price? Sounds too good to be true…

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Pivot Firebird Pro – First Look

Preying on trails with 170mm travel

The Pivot Firebird promises a lot with as much travel as a dh bike and DW link suspension that promises to climb effortlessly – can it deliver on everything…

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Dear Santa – Jon’s List

Dream List

For Jon’s list to be filled he would have to have been exceptionally good – princely even – but dreaming is well within the rules…

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