Update - Suunto Vertical Titanium Solar GPS Watch
The flagship watch from Suunto gets a new life with a software update.
New Year, New Gear
Gear Shots: January 2024
Two pairs of grips, some warm insoles made of natural fibres, a solution for chasing seatpost standards, and a light made for urbanites that works on the trail...
Suunto 9 Peak Pro Wrist Watch
Beyond the beautiful design and vibrant kale background lies a story of frustration, bodily harm and lost fitness.
GIVE | GET
2023 Gift Guide - Week 3
Mini party flask, waterproof flat shoes, great pedals, a portable power station, and more.
GIVE IT or GET IT
2023 Gift Guide - Week 2
A Stanley pour over, a good looking blade from The James Brand, Carhartt's tool roll, durable quality from Mission Workshop, 9Point8's wicked remote.
Suunto Vertical Titanium Solar GPS Watch
Is this Suunto, seemingly designed for the alpine, any good for Mountain Biking?
Hammerhead Karoo 2
A useful tool, just an expensive optical gear display, or an over-connected harbinger of things to come?
FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS
Shimano Auto Shifts Into the Future
Riding impressions on so much stuff: all new Deore XT Di2, Auto Shift, Free Shift, EP-801 and LinkGlide. The Robots have truly arrived this time.
Snik's GPS-Enabled Anti-Theft Device for Bikes
Snik may be the best solution yet to help you retrieve your bike if it's been stolen.
From Streets To Trails - Trek's Commuter Pro RT Front Light
This Commuter light also works for trail use - while not blinding fellow riders thanks to "Kindbeam"
Riding Near Night? Please Take A Blinky Light.
Andrew gives great examples of how a taillight can save your ass - and then gets a tough lesson for himself that it's not always enough.
UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS
2022 Gift Guide - Week 3
A clever stein, a stealthy saw, and more ideas for the handy.
One Mechanical From Dark
Keeping the right gear with you on rides that are later in the day can be mission critical - because often you're only one mechanical from dark...
Wahoo Element Roam GPS Bike Computer
Uncle Dave doesn't track his rides in the Strava sense - where he's racing for a KOM... So why does he need this device?
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.
It's a team effort
Gifts for Mountain Biking Super Couples
Why give twice when you can give once?
Night Riding Needs: The Blackburn Dayblazer 1500
The runtime, beam quality, weight, and price of self-contained light systems have all been improving for years and Blackburn's Dayblazer 1500 continues that trend...
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.
GUILT FREE GIFTS
Deniz' Gifts for Mountain Bikers
A (mostly) humble collection of gift ideas for almost every price range...
For the Geeks
Garmin Edge 130 Plus Review
This small package offers more functionality than you can poke a stick at…
LAUNCH AND REVIEW
Outbound Lighting Hangover & Trail Evo Review
These new, made in the USA helmet and handlebar lights make for a powerful duo for serious night riding.
LONG TERM REVIEW
SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting
It's a technological marvel, but how will that technology fare after a year of use on the North Shore?
Blackburn Countdown 1600 & Dayblazer 1100
Night riding the North Shore on a budget with Blackburn's self-contained light systems.
What Makes a Quality Bike Light
There are certain ingredients that determine whether a bike light meets the quality standards we need to ride technical trails at night. Here's how to figure that out.