“It floats up huge climbs like it’s pumped full of steam – I think it’s pulled right from Ned Overend’s dreams…”
Three testers had the chance to ride Kona’s hardtail fatbike during the snowiest North Shore winter in years – and on good old dirt as well…
The Range 9.1 has 29″ wheels but it’s got a downhiller’s soul – this Aurum inspired ripper would be right at home in the Whistler Bike Park…
“While it is impressive that he was able to hurtle down 45º slope in Chile at 167 km/h down, I’m stuck wondering a few things…”
Can X-Fusion change the dropper landscape with their US$200 Manic Post – that seems simple and cheap to service?
“This is a ridiculously capable chunder pig that would make a fantastic big hit trail slayer, or ripper enduro race rig…”
It may be a little late for a winter glove test – but we were waiting for optimal cold and nasty weather – and we were well served by Mother Nature…
Two wheelsets for one bike is not a new idea to enhance bike value – but how about two very different bikes – 27+ & 29’er – with interchangeable wheels?
Run lower pressure and improve your traction without risking flats or busted and dinged rims? Read on…
“I’m well past the 150hr/yearly service interval and the Crankbrothers Highline dropper post was starting to sound a bit crunchy…”
Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.
“Whitecrow’s hub allows you to adjust your air pressure within a range of 15 psi from your handlebar – as often as you like….”
“Only a psychopath would assume that a US$1499 (CAD$1899) bike is going to keep up with a $9000 bike (in either dollar)…”
Is the 2017 Intense Primer Pro a versatile and capable XC 29er or a longer legged trail bike that can be ridden on aggressive terrain?