Canyon Spectral 29 CF 8: First Impressions
Uncle Dave got stuck with a slightly lower spec version of the Spectral - and he'll have to somehow get by on Shimano XT componentry...
Jon Staples' EXT Equipped Specialized Stumpy Evo
OneUp engineer and co-founder, Jon Staples' Gucci build will get your eyes watering…
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
The SQLab 60X Saddle, Steep Seat Tube Angles, & The Banshee Titan
On the preferred pedaling positions of 'cyclists' versus 'mountain bikers' and making the steep seat tube angle Banshee Titan work with a more saddle-behind-the-bottom-bracket bike fit.
Interview with Forbidden co-founder Owen Pemberton
The Forbidden Dreadnought Fears Nothing
A global pandemic can't keep the new Forbidden Dreadnought chained down. Owen shares some of the challenges during the bike's development.
Long Term Steel Time
2021 Kona Honzo ESD - Full Review
It's one thing riding a hardtail occasionally - but committing to it with riders and trails that are better than you are...
The Long Haul
2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Full Review
Riding a bike like the Slash over the winter on the North Shore is a rough test scenario, but Trek's newest long travel trail bike has proven up to the task...
2021 Norco Shore 1 - Review
"It's not uncommon to hit a bump, feel it through your hands and arms and then just have it disappear as the rear end rolls over it..."
David Fournier's Well Ridden Yeti SB150
Kicking off our new series with one heckuva clean SB150 that has an owner who focuses on impeccably working brakes and suspension…
2021 Kona Process X First Impressions Review
The biggest and baddest Kona Process gets an initial examination on the North Shore...
2021 Transition Sentinel Review
Reflecting on eight months aboard Transition's longest-travel 29er
Banshee Titan - Part One
A preliminary frameset-only review of Banshee's 6" travel Titan enduro bike with Part Two to follow later...
Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition
With most bike shops already sold out of 2021 bikes, Andrew makes some predictions about what changes we'll see to the bread-and-butter 6" travel bike between now and 2023.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Introducing the 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad XO1
The Nomad keeps mid-size wheels, gets the long low slack treatment - and brings on a sh!t tonne of fun...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
2021 Ibis Ripmo AF - First Look
"It certainly doesn't look like something that screams out for a coil shock, but it is an option that Ibis makes available..."
Knolly turns up the heat with a new Chilcotin 29er
Knolly Bikes Chilcotin 167 - First Look
A bike to ride up, over and blast down the mountains.
LONG TERM REVIEW
Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C70
The unofficial 2020 EWS Championship-winning race bike gets a full review period.
FIRST RIDE REVIEW
Riding the 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit eMTB
Two days riding fast single track and loamy steeps on this mixed-wheel 170mm-travel beast with Shimano's new EP8 Drive System.
(Will There Be) Revenge Of The Nerd Brands?
With more mainstream bicycle companies introducing adjustable geometry, what path forward is there for the small and medium outfits to maintain their boutique status...
Ridden and Reviewed
Riding the 2021 Knolly Warden LT V2
The Warden LT is a long travel machine built from aluminum and designed for rough play...
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..."
Focused on 29
2021 Specialized Stumpjumper
The latest Stumpjumper is less an overhaul and more an evolution but t's still been subject to many updates…
Sort of a Review
2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 B.C. Edition
"I'm not an eMTB afficionado:" A Mountain biker's perspective on an electric mountain bike...
What is in the Water?
1967 MGB GT & Forbidden Bikes Druid Connection
Deniz takes a walk down memory lane and finds common ground between a beloved old sports car and a terrific modern bike.
First Impressions REVIEW
2021 Kona Honzo ESD
Lots of surprises riding this modern, long, slack, 29er hardtail with a 150mm fork - plus Cam's Top Ten Reasons for riding a hardtail...