Best of Times and...
Cam McRae's Best of 2020
2020 wasn't a great year to be a human, but if you were a mountain biking human (and you weren't under lockdown) it was vastly better...
OneUp EDC Lite Tool
The OneUp EDC Lite tool brings almost all the functions of the original to an easy to install configuration
Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers
The new 8-Bit Pack Pliers are a premium trailside, and home shop, multi-tool combining the best feature of their EnCase tool and Pack Pliers.
OneUp Components Introduces EDC Lite Multi-Tool
OneUp's follow-up to the original EDC tool, the EDC Lite is simple, affordable, easy to install, and swappable between bikes.
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
The Coolest Tool
Nostalgia, an Avid two-Torx key, and a Blackburn Switch multi-tool assembled here into a trailside toolbox for the modern bicycle. Inspired by the retro Cool Tool.
Geekbench, eat your heart out
SKS Airspy Review
Geeking out over tire pressures while trying to get in the saddle sooner...
'Max' Didn't See This Coming…
Topeak JoeBlow Booster Floor Pump Review
The JoeBlow Max has served well for more than a decade but the third cousin wants his chance to play…
Bontrager's Steerer Tube Mounted BITS
The BITS multi-tool system is Bontrager's steerer-tube storage solution that will help the pack-free rider handle most trailside adjustments & repairs.
No vaporware here - just currently existing or easy DIY collaborations that could improve your on-trail experience with wrenching, pedaling, and ergonomics.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Going Pack Free With The Wolf Tooth EnCase Tool
The Wolf Tooth EnCase tool system is a nicely made tool system that has led to my first pack free rides in years...
Pete Roggeman's Spurcycle Hip Pack and Contents
Spring and summer riding means we can get away with lighter packs - here's Roggey's loadout for rides of two hours or less.
Park Tool Sliding T-Handle Torx Set
The aluminum spinners will be a highlight for anyone who has ever installed 6-bolt rotors without a power driver...
Two Floor Pumps and Two Gauges Tested
There are 3 solid hits in this group of Topeak products, but there's also a dud that costs too much...
CushCore Bead Dropper Tire Lever
"Hell, I know some blue-barking bastards that will save its $20 cost in payments to the family swear jar on the first wheel."
Whatcha Packin' - Cam McRae's on Ride Carry
I went from carrying too much when I used to wear a hydration pack, to too little when I switched to a bum bag, but I think I've got the happy medium figured out...
3 Test Products for Andrew Major: Spring 2020
A fresh look at Bontrager's dual-ply G5 tires in 29x2.5, Giant's Line clip-in shoes, and Wolf Tooth's EnCase in-the-bar tool system.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
What Are You Carrying? Andrew's Hip Pack.
I'd consider changes or additions as long as I can still fit a whole Enduro Potato or a can of beer in there...
A DIY Tragedy in III Acts
Yeti SB150 Bearing Swap - How To and How Not To
This will serve as a cautionary tale about inattention and complacency, but you can probably use it to help do an SB150 bearing swap...
Giant Clutch Hidden Bike Tools
Looking to stash tools in discrete and unused cavities in your bike to carry less on your body? Giant has a plan...
The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes
Choosing the right lubes for the right jobs can have a big impact on the life of your parts - here are a few that are either proven or promising...
Makin' a List...
Dear Santa: Cam McRae's List for 2019
I haven't been intentionally naughty, but I may have gone riding a few times when I should have been raking leaves...
RIDE, APRES, REPEAT
2019 Gift Guide: Week 5
Something to hold onto, some cautionary excellence, black jewelry for your bike, and your tailgate's centerpiece.
WE WON'T STEER YOU WRONG
2019 Gift Guide: Week 4
Something stabby, something grabby, and a few ideas for your trail builder friend Abby
Teardown | First Impressions
Formula Cura 4 Brakes Ridden
Formula's EWS and World Cup DH proven four-piston brakes bring Italian made beauty, power, and even value to the big-brake market...