Trail Tales


30 Mount Seymour Trails Closed

Severed, John Deere, C-Buster

The CMHC has been an absentee landlord for years but suddenly they’ve erected 25 signs telling trail users to stay the hell off some of the best trails on the Shore…

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Mountain Biking Sucks!

Ask Uncle Dave

“Some scoundrel, maybe even the Industry, had taken that rock and skinny filled monstrosity and replaced it with a baby-bottomed smooth “flow trail” that required zero skill to navigate…’

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I Buy Online: Should I Feel Guilty?

Ask Uncle Dave

“The last thing I want is to travel 4hrs by kangaroo to the nearest town, only to be scrwed over by the bike shop charging double what it costs online…”

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I’m a Grassroots Racer – Do I Deserve a Deal?

Ask Uncle Dave

“Is anybody, at all, swayed into a purchasing decision based on the gear choice of a mid-pack Cat 1 DH racer?”

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What’s to Hate about the MTB Biz?

Part III

“So maybe it’s time to slow down a bit, work more together, and try to get more dollars in our pockets and not the trash can…”

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Living in a van to support the EWS life

Ryan Gardner: semi-privateer

Ryan Gardner spent 6 months living in a van to save money in order to race overseas on the EWS circuit. While holding down a full-time job.

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Can I run 20mm More Travel Up Front?

Ask Uncle Dave

“A great fork can cover up a lot of mistakes and a bit of extra fork travel will usually add some capability to your bike…”

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What Development Has Benefitted Riders Most?

The Industry Squeaks (2)

Industry insiders answer this question: What MTB development over the past five years has provided the most benefit to riders?

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The Pace of Change in MTB

The Industry Speaks

We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain constant, increase or slow down?

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3 Things I Hate About You (Bike Industry)

Industry Insiders Dish

“Please! I get it, we want to make stuff better, but does it have to be literally every 9-months…”

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What Do You Hate in the MTB Industry?

What's Not To Like?

“Since we work in a business that is overrun with marketing, it’s refreshing to hear the unvarnished truth.

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Retire The Bike or the Girlfriend?

Ask Uncle Dave

“Now my girlfriend wants me to sell my bikes, skis, and “extreme toys” and take better care of myself…”

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A Trail Dog named Flow

Four legs and a giant tongue

Who doesn’t love trail dogs? This vid is full of awesome close ups of a dog named Flow.

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Ride Crappy Trails

That Trail You Hate

You know those trails you hate? The ones that frustrate you and make feel like a triathlete going off road for the first time?

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Worst Groomsmaid Ever

Ask Uncle Dave

I’m in the wedding party and I have some obligations, but it seems like everything has been scheduled to prevent mountain biking…

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