Some Vids we liked this week
YouTube Round Up #1
Think of it as a YouTube filter. Or maybe more like a sausage casing.
Land Escape: Finding Flow
Rupert Walker's latest is a gorgeous glimpse of four riders in four locations, in under four minutes.
SRAM's impressive new wireless group and dropper post
Ride Impressions: SRAM's Electronic AXS Wireless Group
With their new wireless XX1 and XO1 drivetrains and Reverb, SRAM has once again defined the bleeding edge of mountain bike componentry.
ALL BATTERIES AND WOOL
Dear Santa: Pete's List 2018
A battery-powered truck and clothes from special sheep.
Riding is Not the New Golf
“…let’s just dispense with the comparison between a good ol’ muddy shred fest and 9 or 18 holes. It isn’t the same, by far.”
Northwave X-Arctic GTX winter shoes: Reviewed
With a gore-tex membrane and truly excellent fit and waterproofness, the X-Arctics are not just a good winter shoe, they could be the one you wear for three seasons.
Shimano MW5 Winter Shoes: Reviewed
Shimano's mid-priced winter boots will keep your feet dry and warm.
IT'S A BRIGHT FUTURE, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE LADIES OF MTB
Best of 2017 - Pete's List
Inevitably, this list evokes thoughts of gear and experiences. But after giving it some thought, there's no question what tops my list: It's the People.
LONG TERM REVIEW
Santa Cruz Nomad IV
"Would I put one in the quiver if money weren't an object? Hell yes, but then the question remains: how often would you notch that arrow?"
FULL LIST OF WINNERS INSIDE - IS IT YOU?
My First Time Riding the North Shore Contest - Winners Announced
Our giveaway contest has come to a close, now it's time to give out some prizes.
Sweet Protection: Head to Toe
A merino wool jersey, waterproof shorts, a new favourite knee pad, and a MIPS-equipped helmet - all reviewed in this head-to-toe selection from the Norwegian brand.
ROGGEY's GIFT GUIDE
Dear Santa: Pete's Wish List
All the best things come in titanium! A Chromag hardtail, a sweet new multi-tool, a growler for the ages, and no Christmas list is complete without a new book.
LONG TERM REVIEW
NiteRider Lumina OLED 800 and Pro 1400 Race
Do you hang up the bike for the winter, or keep riding? These two lights from NiteRider are strong contenders for your money if you're looking to invest in quality lights this season.
Knolly Warden: Alloy vs Carbon
We're going to review two Knolly Wardens with identical builds, except for one key difference: one is aluminum, one is carbon. For this first impression, we shot them at North Vancouver's newest brewer: Beere Brewing Co.
Lazy Sunday Videos
The Return of Weekend Warmup
Road Tripping wanderlust, last year's incredible ski season, surfing in Tofino, and some top notch downhill coaching -we've got a varied mix of short films for you, all chosen to be enjoyed from your couch on a rainy day.
Tom van Steenbergen is Ready to Rock Rampage on 26" wheels
Cracked Dirt: TVS's Trek Session
Tom van Steenbergen's Trek Park Session is evidence that 26 ain't dead, at least for Rampage.
Yakima Racks Dr. Tray and High Road
Up top or on the back? We review the latest racks from Yakima.
Dirt Demo Day 1
Carbon utility in three wheel sizes and more bolts than the tin man.
2018 Kona Process Carbon
Kona's long-awaited Process in Carbon is finally here, and it's a beauty, but materials aren't the only change-up: this Process platform has had a complete re-design.
Val Di Sole Day 4 - Racing & The BEST Question!
How much is Aaron Gwin set to make this year? Ben Cathro found out!
CRASH & VIDEO
Greg Minnaar's Broken V10
Greg's ok, we assume, since he managed to qualify 2nd. Let's hope he's 100% for tomorrow's race.
72 Hours at Red Bull Joyride
Peaking: Nicholi Rogatkin
Great mini-doc about Rogatkin that exposes his emotion, thoughtfulness, and drive.
EXCELLENT VIDEO PREVIEWS
Val di Sole - A video Primer
The best way to know what to watch for during tomorrow's race is to check out Ben Cathro's video coverage from Day 1 and 2.
VIDEO + CRASH!
Claudio tastes dirt at Val di Sole
Val di Sole has always been a rough course, but this year's edition of the Black Snake looks worse than ever, setting up a great finale for the final World Cup of the year.