Long Term Review
2018 Zerode Taniwha - w/Pinion Gearbox
"I've developed an affinity for this unique bike; it does things a bit differently, but does the important things very well..."
Aluminum v. Carbon
Duelling Knolly Wardens - Carbon vs. Aluminum - Final Verdicts
Three riders, two Wardens, identical spec, one carbon and one aluminum to answer one question: does it make sense to pay the carbon tax?
2018 Mondraker Foxy XR Review
The Foxy pushes the limit for the long, low and slack trend - with some adjustability - but can it be a good all-rounder?
Our Pick of the Litter
Weird (some but not all) Bikes of Sea Otter
A new ride from Alchemy, a boost to the top for trail builders and 29ers rolling on wee 27" wheels...
2018 Kona Satori 29'er
Kona pegs this bike as a do anything machine but is it up to the rigours of aggressive technical trail riding...
Ibis Ripmo 29-inch Brawler
Ibis joins the long-legged 29er party with the release of their new Ripmo…
2018 Zerode Taniwha
The Kiwi built Taniwha doesn't have a derailleur but that hasn't stopped it from picking up momentum…
2018 Mondraker Foxy XR
Aggressive geometry that can be pushed even further, 150mm of coil sprung suspension and a slightly bigger, 160mm front end. The Foxy XR positions itself as one of the more assertive looking trail bikes in its category.
Long Term Review
2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT
Some bike reviews go smoothly and everything works just fine - other times things go a little sideways...
Something Old, Something New…
Personal Rides: GeoMetron G16
AJ's GeoMetron G16 has the personal touches he wants, without the excess he doesn't need.
Interview with Leo Kokkonen
Behind Pole's CNC 'Superbike' - The Machine
The story behind how Pole arrived at building the Machine, from CNC Machined 7075 T6 aluminum...
The People, the Event, and the Bike
Best of 2017 - AJ's List
People, events, and bikes. These are the things that got me excited in 2017.
IT'S A BRIGHT FUTURE, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE LADIES OF MTB
Best of 2017 - Pete's List
Inevitably, this list evokes thoughts of gear and experiences. But after giving it some thought, there's no question what tops my list: It's the People.
Year in Review
Perry's Best of 2017
It could have gone ugly, but enduro camaraderie, indie disruptors, and big wheel trail bikes top the list pushing things in the right direction.
LONG TERM REVIEW
Santa Cruz Nomad IV
"Would I put one in the quiver if money weren't an object? Hell yes, but then the question remains: how often would you notch that arrow?"
Be Bicycle Santa - Andrew's List
Merino next to his skin and some bike designs that aren't recycled versions of last year's bikes are a couple of items on Andrew's list...
Dear Santa: Dave's List
Dave Smith's list of non-denominational seasonal goodies is one for fans of camera gear, carbon bikes and wheels and warm toes alike...
Knolly Warden: Alloy vs Carbon
We're going to review two Knolly Wardens with identical builds, except for one key difference: one is aluminum, one is carbon. For this first impression, we shot them at North Vancouver's newest brewer: Beere Brewing Co.
What's On Your List?
Dear Santa - Niels' List
A pair of well-engineered German goodies (RAAW Bikes!) and a plea for apparel that fits the lean and lanky...
Long Term Review
Spot Mayhem 29 on the North Shore
"I was expecting to get punished by Whistler's late-season child swallowing braking bumps, but the Spot was more forgiving than any 130 mm bike has a right to be..."
2018 Marin Wolf Ridge Pro
"Wow, that bike actually looks cool in person. I'm not throwing up in my mouth at all..."
Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX
"I was always a bad racer because I was too focussed on being smooth and precise, and this bike plays right into that..."
2018 Pivot Mach 6
PIVOT - Back To Aluminum and Fresh Geo
Aluminum is back for the Mach 6 and geometry goes lower, slacker and longer...
InterBIKE of the Day
Pardus Cyclone - I Swear It's Not An E-Bike
Designed by Niner Co-Founder Steve Domahidy - the Pardus with its concealed shock and Fox Live Valve compatibility means business...