Lessons from the Trek Sustainability Report
"That’s not to suggest that we should all stop mountain biking and entertain ourselves by constructing sculptures out of found materials..."
Burgtec Josh Bryceland Ride High Handlebar (+ other bits)
Putting Ratboy's signature bar to good use (as well as a few other Burgtec control bits)
Uncle Dave Has a Plan...
Daylight Saving Time: You're Doing it Wrong
"Literally overnight, evening rides go from a race against the clock or a juggling of lights to a leisurely thing you do whenever the hell you want..."
Pearl Izumi Elevate Jacket and Summit Shorts - Reviewed
I’ve decided that there is such a thing as bad weather, and the best we can hope is to find a piece of clothing that eases our suffering without costing a fortune.
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: Where the hell is my new bicycle!?
Or more accurately - How do I explain to people that it might take a little while to get here?
Tested Where it was Intended
2021 Norco Shore A1 - First Impressions Review
"It's definitely not carbon. It most certainly doesn't have 29 inch wheels. And you probably won't see it at an Enduro or DH race..."
Some thoughts on the recent purchase of MEC from Uncle Dave
"This is such a baffling statement to make for somebody supposedly looking to keep those same suckers coming through the doors..."
The Problem with "Tribe"
"I accept that some people will not be personally offended by any of this, but I think it's important to listen to the opinions of those who might be..."
Bike Lock Review
Lock that Sh*t Up
Helping you avoid alligator tears in the future with a mini-review of some lock options from ABUS and Hiplok
E-BIKES AREN'T MOTORBIKES
Riding Motorbikes in the Alps: Part 2
Hold on to your butts: Uncle Dave Rides the New Giant Reign E+ Pro 0
Dave Goes Gucci
Ibis Ripley: First Impressions
It scoots in and out of corners so quickly, and it handles steeps so well that you forget you're on a bike with only 120mm...
ASK UNCLE DAVE
Dear Uncle Dave: My OEM tires tried to kill me.
Uncle Dave tackles OEM tires and digs into the decision making product managers face when they spec your bike...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: What's with all this reach and stack nonsense?
Uncle Dave goes down a nerdy rabbit hole and tackles bike geometry head on. Not so simple, is it?
How to Buy a Mountain Bicycle*
"You could take the crappiest, city bike gruppo off a WalMart bike, and it will most likely out-perform the top of the line stuff..."
Dear Uncle Dave: What happened to "ride don't slide"?
"As our sport has grown and our influence has gained, our attitude has changed. Somewhere along the line we've moved from a place of privilege to a place of entitlement..."
Dear Santa: Uncle Dave's 2018 Christmas List
Uncle Dave ""haaaates" writing these sorts of things - but it turns out he wants some shiny crap just like the rest of us...
2017 Marin Hawk Hill – First Impressions
"Only a psychopath would assume that a US$1499 (CAD$1899) bike is going to keep up with a $9000 bike (in either dollar)..."
DVO Diamond Long Term Review
" I've hopped back and forth onto a few different forks in the last couple of months, and I feel like the best thing I can say about it is..."
Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed
" I'd hit swoopy sections of trail and cackle with glee, amazed at how much fun I was having..."
Activities to Preserve Sanity When You Can’t Ride
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...
Dainese Altitune Collection
"Riding my motorcycle from Nanaimo to Tofino in a monsoon proved that these pants can easily take on anything that a measly bicycle could throw at them..."
Mountain Biking Sucks!
"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...'
I Buy Online: Should I Feel Guilty?
"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..."
I’m a Grassroots Racer – Do I Deserve a Deal?
"Is anybody, at all, swayed into a purchasing decision based on the gear choice of a mid-pack Cat 1 DH racer?"