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.
How Does Tubeless Sealant Work?
How sealant works and why ingredients matter. A peek into WPL's bio-based sealant.
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.
The BC Bike Race Experience - Part 2
Ready or not, day 1 of BC Bike Race eventually arrived. For many racers, it had been a two-year wait. Was Pete ready for 6 days of hard riding? Probably not, but he did it anyway.
The BC Bike Race Experience
No matter what my reasons were for wanting to do BC Bike Race, I knew it had to be done. As the race approached, I felt a bit of a reckoning coming on.
Makers - ENNEF Design
In this episode of Makers, we sit down with Travis and Ying Bothner, the duo behind ENNEF Design.
Riding in the Yukon
Several years ago, a group of us headed to the Yukon to ride and learn more about a fantastic program called Singletrack to Success. We just found the video footage.
Getting the Santa Cruz Blur ready for BC Bike Race
Getting the Santa Cruz Blur ready for the upcoming BC Bike Race has meant some changes to spec and getting used to piloting an XC bike.
Gear Shots - some of Pete's BCBR gear picks
Shimano XC9 shoes, Rapha MTB apparel, and LoamLab's Counterpunch are all proving to be excellent pieces of my BCBR training puzzle.
Bio-lubricants: Fast or Friction?
Why you need to oil your bike's chain, how it works, and wet vs dry lubes - we've got a lot to cover.
FIRST LOOK & RIDE IMPRESSIONS
Blowing Minds: Santa Cruz Blur
This purpose-built XC race bike is turning out to be a lot more versatile and fun than we've been led to believe.
LONG TERM REVIEW
Trek Rail 9.8 XT
Trek's Rail e-bike platform is smooth, powerful, and successfully walks the line between trail bike and something bigger.
Dream Builds - Reader Submission Winner
We've been getting some great submissions from readers - here's our first winner of a Tailored Frame Protection package from RideWrap.
All the Small Things #2
Topeak's grab bag for daily rides, Jaybird's new Vista 2 wireless air buds, and Giro's affordable Source MIPS trail helmet.
Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro
Sharing DNA with the Trailcross XT, the Mid Pro has two key improvements: a taller, much more effective debris cuff and d30 padding on either side of the ankle.
Weekend Warmup #119
Brendog and buddies rip up the bike park, Klaus Obermeyer is 101 and the ski pioneer and inventor is also full of wisdom, Dick Proenneke still inspires,
Weekend Warmup #116
Drew Bezanson going huge inside, three ladies on a bikepacking adventure, splitting cedar and building trail in Squamish, timelapse of a homemade cabin, and epic F1 duels.
Weekend Warmup #115
The Nomad goes bikepacking, Drive to Survive will turn you into a rabid F1 fan, Fantasy jobs and fixing stuff,
ANNOUNCEMENT & RAFFLE
Canyon Bicycles now available in Canada
Big news for the direct-to-consumer market in Canada as Canyon finally opens up sales to Canucks.
2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct
Rocky's 140mm trail bike sees updated geometry, frame-specific wheel sizes, and some clever details come together to produce a worthy trail bike.
Specialized Butcher T9 Tires
T9 is Specialized's new gravity-oriented rubber, and it looks set to usher in a new level of competitiveness in the category for the big S.
SHORE RIDER PROFILE
Getting to Know You: Alex Sinanan
Alex is a long-time rider on the North Shore as well as an entrepreneur. He took some time to answer a few questions and share some thoughts about his experiences as a rider of colour in our community. Thanks Alex!
SHORE RIDER PROFILE
Shut up and Listen: Sanesh Iyer
We haven't done enough at NSMB to address the lack of racial diversity and representation in mountain biking. Sanesh was kind enough to share some of his experiences and thoughts as a mountain biker of colour on the Shore.
2021 Leatt Winter Apparel
Traditionally known for their neck braces and helmets, Leatt has quietly been rolling out progressively better apparel for a few years now.