The Horrors of Capitalism
"Eventually, we all give in. Even the “26 for life” crowd is going to need a new bike at some point..."
Why are MTB Riders Such Critical Pricks?
"Why are MTB riders such critical pricks, and why, given that fact, are they also so sensitive to criticism..."
Should I Ride Alone?
“If you put a lot of energy into creating fantastical worst case scenarios, it’s possible to talk yourself into/out of just about anything…”
Uncle Dave’s Guide to Racing
Dave will be happy to tell you what he thinks of racing - and about buying yourself back into mountain biking...
Uncle Dave Eats (27.5 +) Crow
"I can almost guarantee that 2-3 years down the line, your bike is going to look more like these bikes than the one you are currently riding..."
Goggles on the Half Shell?
"I think we need an 'Enduro' Charter of Rights and Freedoms where everybody who swings a leg over an 'Enduro' bike agrees to not look stupid..."
Are All Mountain Bikers A-Holes?
Dave was ready for this question - so be ready to feel the brunt of Dave's disinterested rage...
Tired of Tires and Trying(!) Tubeless
Our hero calls this "The Worst Uncle Dave Instalment" largely because it contains useful information...
When Your Buddy Trashes The Trail
"Since then my friend has locked up his back brake and tried to wreck every corner he goes into..."
How Did Gwin Win With No Chain?
Uncle Dave faces off against the entire internet in a battle of wits and logic - and Uncle Dave is the judge...
Bring On The 28″ Wheel!
"Please explain that the bike industry knows what they're doing and I'm just not smart enough to understand..."
What Kind of Bike Should I Buy?
"Paying thousands of dollars for a bicycle to ride in the woods is about as far from logical as one can get..."
Does The North Shore Suck?
"There was a hint of what inspired them in their new creation, but just a hint..."
I’m getting slower – What will make me fast?
"Old age occurs when you stop buying new equipment to improve and you start buying new equipment to mask how old and slow you are..."
People Are The Worst
"Short of hanging out at the trailhead each and every Friday evening, pleading with hoards of drunk people..."
Ask Uncle Dave – The Wheelie Gene
"Should I give up hope and focus on things I am good at , things that require no innate physical gifts… like beard growing or checkers..."
Ask Uncle Dave – Beards and Ball Sacks
I’m pretty happy if I get home from a ride without bruising or numbness in my testicles.
Ask Uncle Dave – Breaking Bikes
"Deny any problem, make no changes, continue to stress that this is the best product ever…"
Ask Uncle Dave #7
"Nobody is forcing you to buy the new standard? If anybody ever says this to you, punch them right in the balls..."
Ask Uncle Dave – Bring It
Wear some kind of strange piece of clothing and then pretend that you’re from Eastern Europe...
Ask Uncle Dave – E-Road Rage
"Like a George W. Bush era terrorist, they hate your freedom. Really, you’re just asking for it..."
Ask Uncle Dave – “I’m forked”
"What you've come up with is actually a pretty fantastic little idea, depending on a few things..."
Ask Uncle Dave
"What you're suffering from is a tremendously common affliction within the mountain biking community known as Trailside Inadequacy Syndrome."