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The world’s best whip, weapon, sled, mount, or steed...

“It floats up huge climbs like it’s pumped full of steam – I think it’s pulled right from Ned Overend’s dreams…”

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167 km/h on MTB: Should I Care?

Ask Uncle Dave

“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…”

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Fatness Goals

What comes down must go up...

For those of us who get our fitness entirely from the mountain bike, winter can be a frustrating and fat making time…

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You Should Ride a Rigid Fork

Double-Hardtails for Hard Trails

If you own a hardtail, Andrew Major thinks you should add a rigid fork to add spice to your trails and convince your friends you’re a badass…

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Save Your Hands? Spank Vibrocore Bars

Back to back testing

Looking for the stiffest bar available but not wanting to feel like you’ve been beaten with it? That is what Spank’s Vibrocore promises…

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Ask Uncle Dave – Contractual Obligations

Mailing It In

“I’m a little bit saddened that Specialized Gravity thought that this was the fourth most important piece of information…”

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E-bikes With Uncle Dave

Talking E-bikes With Uncle Dave

Can We Agree?

” Are we guiding the sport? Or are we just another arm that can be used to sell people shit that they don’t really need…”

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

An Ode to the Night Ride

“I pointed my bike downhill and half rode, half skied my way back to my house…”

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Ask Uncle Dave – How do I Break my funk?

Dave's Got Answers

“It’s easy to feel inadequate if you aren’t slaying foreign trail with a Red Bull in one hand and a Gopro in the other…”

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Best of 2016 – Todd’s Picks

Trail Builder's Edition

Todd’s list is simple: a tool and a trail. But what a trail and tool they are.

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Has the Coastal Crew Sold Out?

Be E-Skeptical

“They are, after all, some of the most genuine and humble riders in the sport, untainted by sugar water sponsorhip…”

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Uncle Dave Succumbs to the Nog

Ask Uncle Dave

Uncle Dave is here to cheer you up – by making you feel better about your 2016 – but at least he’s still keen on sharing music…

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Ask Uncle Dave – How to Give Back

Don't Be A Dick

“If we all start riding like that, we’re not going to have any trails left due to all the damage we will cause and people we will piss off…”

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Big Mountain Monday: Fear Funnel

Funnel of Fear

This week’s Big Mountain Monday sees Doerfling take on a line that features a wickedly steep funnel.

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Single Spd Bikepacking Finnish Style

Not Far From Home

“ERKKI PUNTTILA approaches bikepacking excursions with a straightforward manner and plenty of dry humour…”

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