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Dorking Up MTB

MTB Mistakes I Made

“My path to mountain biking mediocrity was a bumpy and circuitous one – largely because I’m a stubborn SOB…”

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Uncle Dave Has a Booboo

Ask Uncle Dave

“I hit the ground like a sack of discarded pornography mistakenly shipped to a Salt Lake City Safeway…”

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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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Whyte Bikes T-130C: First Impressions

Words - Jon Harris

Aggressive geometry and pricing along with distinctive frame details help the Whyte T130c gap the competition…

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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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Must Ride in Scotland

Bikes or Beat It

“No matter how many times I come here it’s like the first time – it really is an awe-inspiring environment…”

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2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 and 27.5 Plus

The Tallboy is Back!

The much-loved Tallboy is back with updated geo and your choice of big wheels or plus wheels…

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Should I Bribe My Wife With Cake?

Ask Uncle Dave

“Since then, I’ve been bribing her with cake on increasingly difficult climbing tasks, cleaning them every time…”

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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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Wolftooth Drop-Stop Elliptical Chainring Review

Words - Perry Schebel

“Occasionally, on lung barfing tech climbs, when the pedal stroke sometimes gets a bit ragged, there are moments when you anticipate a spin…”

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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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Lichen Bikes Matchstick: Ridden

Words - Jon Harris

What does a custom steel duallie feel like when you’ve come off a carbon wheeled, carbon framed super bike…

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Find Me a Job to Pay for Sweet Bikes

Ask Uncle Dave

“Not child labour bad – more like privileged child with a distorted worldview having his dreams crushed kind of bad…”

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Raceface Next SL G4 Cranks

Words - Cam McRae

Along with a sleeker and slightly more angular profile, 1-by fans get a new chainring with a carbon spider.

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Yeti SB 5.5C – 29er

Another Worthy 29er?

“Last year at Sea Otter you could have come to the conclusion that the 29er was an endangered species…”

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