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Michelin Wild Race’R Enduro Rear Tire Review

Built For Speed

Fast rolling tires with aggressive side knobs have become a favourite for enduro racers and even DH types…

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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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Mavic Crossmax XL – Long Term Review

The Good, The Better, and The Fugly

The ride quality and rim durability are highlights of Andrew observations but the rear hub’s response to North Shore weather was less than peachy…

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DT SWISS’ NEW SPLINE ONE

One for all...or so they say.

“Well-designed, extruded, black, aluminum rims are laced to solid DT hubs with black DT Swiss spokes…”

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e*thirteen LG1R Wheelset and LG1+ Cassette

Words - Tim Coleman

“But don’t let the chubby looking hubs fool you into thinking this is a porky wheel set…”

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Review: Shimano Deore XT

Words - Dave Tolnai

“…this is the benchmark. All drivetrains either work better or worse than Deore XT. It almost doesn’t matter how good/bad this stuff is, because we’re going to have to reset the goalposts either way.”

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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Carbon Wheels

First Impressions

These wheels buzz like the insect apocalypse, are beautifully made and will cost you almost as much as face value on a prime Super Bowl Seat…

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Mavic Crossmax XL Wheel-Tire System Reviewed

Words - Andrew Major

Beautiful machining, light weight, fast engagement, , proprietary tires, bladed spokes, (24 front and rear) but no carbon?

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ENVE M60 Forty – Long Term Review

Words - Cam McRae

“What in the name of Jeebus would possess anyone to spend the price of a new refrigerator on a pair of mountain bike wheels…”

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Crank Brothers Iodine 2 Wheelset Review

Words - Perry Schebel

“The bike on which these wheels were rolling was recently stolen…if you happen to see it in the wild, feel free to repossess with extreme prejudice.”

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Reynolds Blacklabel 29TR Wheels Reviewed

Words - Jon Harris

“29er wheels can be prone to feeling a touch floppy with their longer spokes, so the stiff rim and high spoke tension counteract that….”

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Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR2 ‘Wide Trail’

And Some Plus Tires

Maxxis has tweaked their popular Minion DHR and DHR II tires to deal with the wide rim trend…

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Industry 9 Matchsticks – Next Level Axles

Words - Cam McRae

Surprise your friend with cleverly hidden secret weapons – and some pretty anodized colours…

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Reviewed: WTB Trail Boss and Riddler

Enduro Rubber (So Hot Right Now)

The combo of a beefy front tire and a fast rolling rear with cornering bite seems to be gaining favour…

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Forum Testing: DT Swiss Wheels

Armchair Gear Testers, this is your chance

Here’s your crack at reviewing gear for NSMB. This time it’s the DT Swiss E 1700 Spline Two wheelset in 27.5 or 29.

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