We just got the new Transition Spire in for test. Let's take a quick look through the build and specs.
The 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson CC XO1 AXS
The MX-wheeled Bronson gets a thorough pounding in the Whistler Bike Park, on the North Shore and in the steeps of Revelstoke and Nelson.
Dreaming Of Crate Suspension
Imagine combining the materials and engineering of the big bicycle design houses with the near-infinite custom geometry and fit options of a custom builder...
Exclusive First Ride: The 2022 We Are One Arrival
A remarkable bike - designed and built in Canada by a remarkable company...
Garage Built: Tom Moffatt's Custom Made Bikes
A mix of metals meets a mix of wheels with these custom-designed bikes from Whistler.
Home Mechanic Disasters
The FrankenCamber: A COVID-Era Bike Build
Bodging together a bike that would fit his son, with a used XC frame and parts hoarded over many years - almost put Cam McRae over the edge...
Corsair Was High Pivot AND Pedaling, In 2007
The Corsair Maelstrom was, from design to execution, an excellent example of a high pivot w/idler mountain bike meant to be pedalled - but where is the credit?
Head to Head Review
Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 vs. Ibis Ripmo AF SLX
The "shootout" some of you have been waiting for...
Mixed-Wheel Puzzling – It's About More Than Clearance
Mixed-wheel musings from a year of experimenting…
First Impressions REVIEW
The All-New 2022 Norco Range C1
Not your dad's Norco - this machine is a high pivot race weapon that has a lot in common with a DH bike...
Canfield Bikes Balance LE - Review
"The Balance demanded my attention in the most polite way possible; by taking me to the edge of destruction and then returning me to earth safely..."
Kona Process X Long Term Review
Kona's biggest enduro-style bruiser gets a winter of beat downs on the terrain it was designed for...
Banshee Titan Review - Part Two
The mulleted conclusion of Andrew's frame-only review of the Banshee Titan
Two Rides: The 2022 Santa Cruz Bronson CC XO1 AXS
The Bronson gets the longer and slacker but not lower because it's wearing a mullet (except XS) along with size-specific stays and seat tube angles...
MULLET BIKE LAUNCH
Introducing the All-New Transition Patrol
The party animal is back with a fresh new 'do...
Owen Foster's Mix-Wheeled Commencal Clash "Warpig"
"It's just a 27.5 bike with the wheel I'm used to in front."
2021 Santa Cruz Nomad V
Is the latest 27.5" wheeled Nomad fun, playful and poppy enough to usurp long travel 29ers?
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..."