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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Reviewed

Featuring Shimano XTR Di2

Don’t let its ‘mere’ 120mm of rear wheel travel or its ‘small’ 27.5″ wheels deceive you – this is a barn-burner of a trail bike.

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Railing the 2017 27.5 Kona Operator

Aggy and Fearon get Retallacked

“If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve been developing this bike for the past two seasons under Kona Gravity rider Connor Fearon…”

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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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7mesh Revo GoreTex Waterproof Shorts – Reviewed

No More Teabag Chamois

“Having your junk marinating in muddy water for three hours is nobody’s idea of a party – and I didn’t even know how much I hated it…”

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SRSuntour Durolux R2C2 Review

Stands on its own two legs vs. any fork in its category

“The out of the box feel is significantly better than past Suntour forks…”

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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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The Unicorn Slayer

Santa Cruz donates incredible chainsaw

Santa Cruz got wind of Martin’s campaign to raise money for a new chainsaw, so they decided to just buy it for him. Presenting the Unicorn Slayer.

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Shimano AM7 Shoes Review

Shimano For Flats

“The AM7 shoes look like an early 2000’s Michael Jordan took up hiking. Which I think is kind of awesome, by the way…”

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4 Reasons to run OneUp Shark

A 500% chance of OneUp Sharknado

“In all honesty, I had to chew through my aversion to the marketing behind the new 500% gear range 1x setups…”

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Say Good-Bye to Press Fit Bottom Brackets?

No More Creaking?

Sane bottom bracket designs that thread into themselves for improved performance and longevity as replacements for press fit bottom brackets…

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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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2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail DL Carbon – Ridden at Retallack

Small Bike Big Mountains

“I had a couple Code Brown moments, but quickly adapted to the quicker handling of the Hei Hei Trail…”

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2017 Kona Operator – Ridden at Retallack

Ripping At Retallack

“Two corners into the first trail, I couldn’t help by giggle out loud at how willing the Operator is to dive into corners and power wheelie out…”

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Removable Chin Bar Fullface Helmets

1/2 Off Helmets at Interbike 2016

Our audience wanted to know more about this re-emerging helmet category – so we mixed up some helmets in the manner of a small child…

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3 Alternative Drivetrains

No SRAM or Shimano

The big two have a stranglehold on mountain bike drivetrains, but there are few brands clawing for market share and credibility…

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