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2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 – First Impressions

Banana Bomber

“110mm sounds like an XC Bike and riding an XC bike around here can be like bringing a dove to a cockfight…”

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2017 RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Teardown

Lyrik Labotomy

The Lyrik is simple to work on and the parts inside reflect quality workmanship and engineering – so get in there and make yours sing like new…

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5 MTB Gifts for Less Than a C-note

Three cold beers, two bike tools, and a partridge in a hoody

Mountain biking is expensive but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great gift for under a hundo – some of these will even save the recipient some money…

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Vorsprung Luftkappe for Pike and Lyrik

Pike or Lyrik Upgrade

“The MSRP $85CAD ($64USD) Luftkappe kit turns already very good forks into outstanding forks…”

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Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed

Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed

A Rowdy 29er

” I’d hit swoopy sections of trail and cackle with glee, amazed at how much fun I was having…”

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Leatt DBX 5.0 Gear For Adverse Weather

More than Just Braces

Leatt earned a reputation with neck braces, but they are branching out into apparel, packs and helmets that all look worthy of consideration…

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Fox Performance Elite Teardown

As Good as Kashima?

Tearing down a Fox Performance Elite Float suspension fork – Factory level suspension without the Kashima coated stanchions…

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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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New Life for old XX1 or XO1 Cassettes

Wolftooth GCX Cog

XX1 and XO1 cassettes are pricy but long lasting – aside from the largest cog. Now you can replace the 42 and get more rides for your money…

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Inside the 2017 RockShox Super Deluxe

Next Level

The RockShox Monarch Debonair rear shock set a new standard for air sprung dampers – but it had a couple of issues – the Deluxe and Super Deluxe sets out to solve them…

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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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2017 Intense Primer Pro

First Impressions

This ultra-light trail slasher swaps between 115 and 130mm of travel with VPP suspension, 29″ wheels and lots of pretty carbon…

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XSHIFTER will BLOW YOUR MIND!!

World's First!

It’s not easy to predict the future, to decipher which ideas will shift the earth’s axis and which will fade into the closeouts bin – but this time we have some clues…

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2017 Trek Slash 9.9 First Impressions

Big-Wheeled Bruiser

“Sporting 160mm travel front & 150mm rear, and a 65° head angle, this is one of the most aggressive 29’ers on the market…”

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Fix It Sticks Replaceable (Updated)

Trick Modular T-Handles

Simpler than a folding multi-tool, superior leverage, huge degree of individual customization, and constructed to last forever.

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