Can I run 20mm More Travel Up Front?
"A great fork can cover up a lot of mistakes and a bit of extra fork travel will usually add some capability to your bike..."
Retire The Bike or the Girlfriend?
"Now my girlfriend wants me to sell my bikes, skis, and "extreme toys" and take better care of myself..."
Must Lose 100 lbs and Get Faster!
“Old guys with grey beards pass me and say, “Gee, I never pass people”. Should I start commuting by bike every day?”
Worst Groomsmaid Ever
I'm in the wedding party and I have some obligations, but it seems like everything has been scheduled to prevent mountain biking...
I Keep Crashing – Help Me!
"I get tense and on the wrong line, and then suddenly, my front wheel is not under me and I'm on the ground..."
Are ‘Disabled’ People Who Ride E-Bikes Just Lazy?
"Are these people really in need of electric assistant on trails? Seems like more pure lazy convenience as time goes by..."
Uncle Dave Brings You Kona 2017
"I showed up in Squamish on a Sunny Tuesday afternoon and encountered a large group of lubricated Kona bicycle dealers hurling furniture into a swimming pool..."
2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review
"I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn't punish me when I'm at 90%. Or 80%..."
Dumbing Down Trails – Dumbing Up Bikes?
"Thank goodness they aren’t trying to educate us on this stuff and are instead focussed on creating new acronyms..."
2016 Yeti SB5.5C
Uncle Dave was smitten as soon as he pulled the Yeti SB5.5c from the box - and it may have cured his colourblindness...
Should I Get A Trail Dog?
"The muddy mess that your dog creates in the back seat of your friend’s new Audi is the reason you no longer get invited over to their house..."
"This is far from the most egregious example of filming being done with little to no regard for the environment or surroundings..."
How Do I Move to Canada?
"I have decided to leave the UK and move to Canada, specifically the sea-to-sky corridor. I think that's what it's called?"
HTF Do I Teach Mountain Biking at University?
"At first I thought this was a joke, but I confirmed with the sender that he’s not making this up and this is an actual honest-to-goodness problem..."
"Dual slalom was my best event - as long as the jumps were no more than knee high I could compete with the best of them..."
Why Do Pro Riders Get Off Easy?
"Yahoos band together to create an echo chamber to support their entitled views, build on the insanity, and then take it all a step further..."
Crappy Wheels and Cherry Cranks
"Seasoned cyclists generally revere anyone who can twiddle knobs on a suspension fork or bleed a brake without poisoning an animal.."
29er in Front – Party in the Back
"This sounded like a really bad idea as I first read your question, but as I dig into it a little bit deeper it doesn’t sound quite as awful..."
GIVE ME FREE SH!T!
"What is the width of the handlebars on my bike? I’m sitting on the sofa and am too lazy to do this myself..."
How Many Bikes Should I Own?
Uncle Dave doesn't believe in either N+1 or S-1 - he has his own unhappy formula to keep him dissatisfied with the bikes in his garage...
12 Speed: Progress Or Excess?
"And then I'd hit them right in the f@cking face with a totally unexpected doozy of a change that required all sorts of really fancy, expensive sh!t..."
Uncle Dave Has a Booboo
"I hit the ground like a sack of discarded pornography mistakenly shipped to a Salt Lake City Safeway..."
Should I Bribe My Wife With Cake?
"Since then, I've been bribing her with cake on increasingly difficult climbing tasks, cleaning them every time..."
Find Me a Job to Pay for Sweet Bikes
"Not child labour bad - more like privileged child with a distorted worldview having his dreams crushed kind of bad..."