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True Precision Stealth Hubs

Teardown and First Impressions

True Precision’s hubs roll without even a whisper but they engage with virtually no hesitation – does that mean they are delicate and complicated?

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Best of 2016 – Pete’s List

Fresh perspective + good design

From bikes that defy their category to jackets that deliver and a electronic shifting, Pete’s Best of 2016 choices ran the gamut this year.

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Lust, Leather, & Steel: Efficient Velo Tools

"Why bother making any tool unless it is superior to existing products?"

Efficient Velo Tools. Lust, Leather, Steel. The E-Z Lift repair stand and Ultra Tru-Arc alignment guide are masterpiece tools to use and behold.

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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Reviewed

Featuring Shimano XTR Di2

Don’t let its ‘mere’ 120mm of rear wheel travel or its ‘small’ 27.5″ wheels deceive you – this is a barn-burner of a trail bike.

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Shimano AM7 Shoes Review

Shimano For Flats

“The AM7 shoes look like an early 2000’s Michael Jordan took up hiking. Which I think is kind of awesome, by the way…”

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4 Reasons to run OneUp Shark

A 500% chance of OneUp Sharknado

“In all honesty, I had to chew through my aversion to the marketing behind the new 500% gear range 1x setups…”

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Shimano PRO Koryak Dropper Post

Dawning Domination or Diddly Dropper?

“I imagined Di2, servo motors, exotic materials, XTR grey, and a post that would go up and down on its own to programmable preset positions…”

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Sweating the Small Things @ Crankworx 2016

Nerding my way through the little details

Andrew Major appreciates and identifies the small details that set bikes, mechanics, shops and manufacturers apart…

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Shimano AM9 Shoes

Shoes. Oh my god, shoes.

“This groove accommodates the SPD bits, so the sole can grip the outer pedal body and behave more like a proper flat pedal…”

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Pea Soup for the Trail

Words - Andrew Major

“The actual prep time is tiny so there is plenty of opportunity to get your bike dialed in for tomorrow ride prior to chowing down…”

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First Look: Chromag Primer

Switch hitting with wheels

“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”

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Squamish Shark Attack

Slotegraaf & Federau gettin' Sharky

Sid Slotegraaf shows Ricky Federau, Canadian XC world cup veteran, around some of Squamish’s finest trails.

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Crappy Wheels and Cherry Cranks

Ask Uncle Dave

“Seasoned cyclists generally revere anyone who can twiddle knobs on a suspension fork or bleed a brake without poisoning an animal…”

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Shimano AM5 Shoes

Words - Tim Coleman

The AM5 is a new model for 2016 and it’s labelled as an all mountain shoe – but Tim tested them for DH use for good measure…

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Shimano Deore XT Di2 Launched

Deore XT goes electronic

“…it was always going to be the XT version of Di2 that would be of greater interest to the bike-buying public.”

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