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Sweating the Small Things @ Crankworx 2016

Nerding my way through the little details

Andrew Major appreciates and identifies the small details that set bikes, mechanics, shops and manufacturers apart…

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2017 Cane Creek DBcoil(IL) & VALT

Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Coil (DBCIL) Shock & lightweight VALT coil spring!

Cane Creek is bringing coil shocks back for trail, AM and Enduro bikes – and they are promising performance gains without the big weight penalty…

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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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Care for your RockShox DebonAir

Maintenance and an Easy Fix

RockShox’ DebonAir air can changed how a lot of riders thought about air shocks – but many have had a frustrating but easy to remedy issue…

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DVO Diamond Teardown

Uncle Dave's Test Fork

The big questions are of course – is it green on the inside? Is the oil green? And does it get drunk on Saint Paddy’s Day…

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Schwalbe ProCore

Install & Expert Opinions

ProCore generated lots of hype but now that the dust has settled, and you can buy the kits, what does it do for you…

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Cannondale Jekyll 2 Reviewed

Climb Jekyll; Descend Hyde

After three forks (including a Lefty) and loops of all descriptions – Andrew Major is ready to pronounce a verdict on the Jekyll 2…

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SRAM EX1: Does ‘E’ stand for ‘Everyone’

8 Speeds for Human Power

Andrew Major isn’t a fan of e-bikes but he sees great potential or SRAM’s new E group to be used on ‘meat powered’ bikes…

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Kiss & Tell with the X-Fusion Trace

First Dates

“By the end of our ride I could already feel that the fork was starting to break-in and it will be interesting to see what it feels like…”

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X-Fusion Trace HLR – Teardown

Words - Andrew Major

“Many consider X-Fusion the leader when it comes to features and ride quality per dollar…”

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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: First Impressions

Words - Pete Roggeman

Our Shimano XTR Di2 equipped Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is an electronic shifting-equipped boogie machine. We’ve dubbed it ‘Thundervolt’.

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Cannondale Lefty SuperMax Teardown

Word - Andrew Major

Is it actually a fork when it has only one leg? There is much to recommend Cannondales oft derided single sider especially on the inside…

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Öhlins RXF 34: Long Term Review

Words by Andrew Major

Andrew’s got some time under him on the blinging black and gold Öhlins RXF 34 fork…

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Dissecting The Fox DYAD Pull Shock

First Lefty - Now This

“Pull shocks, like inverted forks, can be a tough sell to the non-converted but it is impossible to argue with the design goals…”

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Öhlins RXF 34 – First Trail Impressions

Öhlins On The Outside

“The harder you push into the fork’s very smooth travel the more support you start to feel from the damper…”

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