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..."
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.