Some Good Salvaged from 2021
Best of 2021 - Cam McRae's List
"The nebulous margin between 2020 and 2021 leaves me spinning my wheels to recall what actually made an impact..."
NEW & DIFFERENT
Best of 2021 - Pete's List
Looking back on a year of hard work and obstacles reveals that 2021 was one of my best ever and a reminder that taking chances and pursuing challenges is a recipe for growth.
A Year in Photos
Best of 2021 : Deniz's Perspective
"Turns out Uncle Dave is a great subject for photos. Just don't ask for him to go back up more than twice..."
WRAPPING UP 2021
Best Of 2021 - Andrew's List
2021 featured fresh cedar on my favourite trails, a pile of messages about rigid bikes, the 29+ Vigilante's stay of execution, Anglesets, and gear that feels like home.
Merry Christmas. Etc.
A short (and secular) Christmas letter to our visitors, supporters, and contributors...
How Does Tubeless Sealant Work?
How sealant works and why ingredients matter. A peek into WPL's bio-based sealant.
Chromag Wax Grips
Chromag only makes one push-on grip model. It's called the Wax, and here are some thoughts about it.
The 12 Bike Rides of Christmas
The IFHT Gang is back with their latest seasonal parody...
Beggars Would Ride
"My Nomad and Minion riding friends had delighted in dragging me into all manner of rooty, steep, wet, sphincter clenching lines..."
Old Enough to Know Better: Ep 1 & 2
Rab Wardell takes a look back at where it all began, asking if he should he know better than to risk reliving past pains, or if chasing dreams always worthwhile?
Dave O'Neill's Deviate Highlander 150
No expense was spared with this custom Deviate Highlander build
Trails on Trial
"The combination of hardy people, little-understood laws, and collaborations between builders and land managers are crucial to the very soul of the trail. Without them, they sit on the knife's edge..."
It's Not As Bad As You Think
Whatever the weather or the hour, odds are you'll have a great ride, or at least be stoked you went out.
Weekend Warmup - All Out Edition
Scrap grav bikes, Rampage surprises, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater vibes; this edition of WW is all-out...
Me, Myself, and I
Born from a drive to perfect his tricks, Glenn King revisits the self-filmed genre to push his riding and creativity...
The Future Of Stashed Tools
There are many excellent options for stashing orifice-optimized tools on our bikes - but it turns out we may need to start concealing them more effectively...
Win a Special Edition Dude CF9 + More
Sporting a custom one-of-a-kind "Snowflake Explorer" paintjob, the Dude comes with a little trail-clearing buddy...
Obsessed with Mountain Biking
The NSMB Podcast - Mike Ferrentino Part II
"Really? Do people hang on your every fucking word? We're writing about bicycles here..."
After losing trails that he had spent months working on, Tor immediately threw himself back into new builds. As he describes, it is only in "retrospect" that you can see the value in never giving up...
Late for School 2
Gabriel Wibmer is late... again!
Presents for Obsessed Riders
Cam's Gifts for Mountain Bikers 2021
If you want to find a gift for someone who is absolutely bonkers for mountain biking - you've come to the right place...
The 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon MX Part II (Finally a Great Ride)
After some struggle, Andrew and the Chameleon MX are speaking the same language - if not the same dialect...
Cooper's Gift Giving Ideas
Gifts that are Better than Lumps of Coal
Despite floods taking out the railways (and roads!), Neptune Terminal looks well prepped to fill stockings this year.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED GIFTS or GETS
NSMB Gift Guide: Dec 10th
For this week's gift guide, Roggey digs into a pile of goodies he has used and highly recommends.