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2016 Stumpjumper – Brandon Sloan Interviewed

Plus Ride Impressions

Brandon Sloan talks about how the 2016 Stumpy came to be and Jon Harris tells you how it rides…

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Does The North Shore Suck?

Ask Uncle Dave

“There was a hint of what inspired them in their new creation, but just a hint…”

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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon – First Impressions

Words - Jon Harris

Pivot sent us their top of the line build with new XTR, a 2016 Fox Float X EVOL and Reynolds carbon wheels…

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Danger Dan’s Last Ride on The Flying Circus

Hucking Old Haunts

“When we brought Dan up to The Flying Circus, the trail he built while undergoing cancer treatment, we didn’t expect him to ride…”

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Whose Trail Is It Anyway?

Words - Seb Kemp

“Man, tie a rope around your neck and suspend yourself from a high branch while wacking off before dropping in if you want…”

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I’m getting slower – What will make me fast?

Words - Dave Tolnai

“Old age occurs when you stop buying new equipment to improve and you start buying new equipment to mask how old and slow you are…”

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Race Face Tailgate Pad: Reviewed

Security for your Sled?

Race Face has taken what started as an old piece of carpet over your tailgate and added some sophistication…

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Shimano XT M8000

First Ride Impressions and Pricing

“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”

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Seb Kemp is not a Racist

Words - Seb Kemp

“The latent message is that racing is the pinnacle and the essence of mountain biking; nothing else is truly biking…”

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Saboteur to Plead Not Guilty

No Guilty Plea

Tineke Kraal’s lawyer informed the Court that his client now intends to plead not guilty to the charge related to trail sabotage..

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People Are The Worst

Ask Uncle Dave

“Short of hanging out at the trailhead each and every Friday evening, pleading with hoards of drunk people…”

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Shimano Brings E-Bikes to America

Words - Cam McRae

Shimano had a sign listing the companies planning to use the system in North America – but one name wasn’t visible…

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The Medium Is Dead, Long Live Independent Media

Words - Seb Kemp

“Over time Dirt ‘matured’ into something that was irreverent, always on point and professionally unprofessional…”

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Ask Uncle Dave – The Wheelie Gene

Words - Dave Tolnai

“Should I give up hope and focus on things I am good at , things that require no innate physical gifts… like beard growing or checkers…”

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Hey Neighbour – Steve Mitchell’s Bike Collection

Mountain Bike Nerd Paradise

“He’s drawn to oddities and missteps. He calls them the ‘so bad it’s good’ category; suspension designs that failed, frames that broke, ideas that should have stayed on the drawing table. “

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