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Demystifying Fork Offset and Trail

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“Very occasionally, Uncle Dave feels the need to talk about something technical, such that he can maintain his bona fides as a ‘bicycle expert.'”

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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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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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Uncle Dave Succumbs to the Nog

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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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Uncle Dave Wants You off his Lawn

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“Maybe some cop saying you can’t drink a beer on the beach. Or some old guy with a moustache lecturing you trailside about your mountain bike…”

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Uncle Dave Gives Dental Advice

That's Gonna Hurt

“I crashed 10 years ago and my tooth turned blue. Should I get it fixed and give up my bluetooth joke or keep it…”

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Activities to Preserve Sanity When You Can’t Ride

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My wife has compared me to our dog in the sense that I need some sort of activity every day or I get all fidgety, at least I hope that’s what she meant…

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Stuck in an Echo Chamber

Uncle Dave Tackles Trump & Hillary

“I waded through pictures of myself peppered with insane hashtags and dog whistles, and I actually started to feel a bit sad…”

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How to Rip Like A Rider From B.C.?

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“At night, between mouthfuls of food, we’d discuss how… the skill set of BC riders is light years ahead of us…”

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Talking to Women

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“No matter what you’re doing, a mountain biker is standing on the side of a trail somewhere, waiting to tell you that you’re doing it wrong…”

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Mountain Biking Sucks!

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“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?

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“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?

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“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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