Wrapping Up 2019
Best Of 2019 - Andrew's List
Budget bike geometry, fresh cedar, gnarly trails, rider driven companies, and feedback are reflected on in Andrew's best of NSMB for 2019.
2020 Rocky Mountain Growler 20
Rocky brings modern hardtail geometry at an entry-level price with the 1000 USD Growler 20.
PISTONS & PIVOTS
Owen Foster's Character Rich Toyota 4Runner & Chromag Surface
Owen's passion is clear in his bike builds but leaves you wondering, what about that car?
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
The 2020 Rocky Mountain Growler Series
Rocky brings progressive geometry to entry-level mountain bikes - starting at 1000 USD/1250 CAD...
Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 3
Some pro bikes, fancy Italian brakes and even a suspension handlebar...
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - Budget Review
" On my first ride down I hit the same trails I usually ride on test bikes that cost many times its price..."
2019 Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon - REVIEWED
It isn't fair to call the Carbon Chameleon a 'jack of all trades' because it's also the master of some...
DIY MAINTENANCE TIPS
Awesomize Your Ride - A Spring Service Primer
Spring is here. Here are some things to try at home to get your ride dialed.
PHOTOS & COMMENTARY
Highlights From The 2019 BC Bike Show
For the first time in years, there was a buzz about this year's BC Bike Show. Andrew Major took a swing around the aisles to pick out the interesting bits.
Interview With Chromag's Ian Ritz
How About That Chromag Doctahawk?
Ian Ritz answers the haters and talks about why the Doctahawk is so damn long, why the forks has 180mm of travel and how it all came to be...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The name suggests micro brew transport - but this machine for 1360 USD was built for serious off road escapades...
2019 Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon
Does the Chameleon live up to the name now that it's hewn into smooth lines and arcs of carbon fibre?
Introducing the 2019 Kona Big Honzo
Even if you have no interest in this bike - a a big wheeled or Plus tired hardtail - come for the wicked video...
VIDEO & DEVELOPMENT
The One-Off Santa Cruz Danny Mac Bike
The unique bike that saw the beginning of new techniques at the in-house R&D facility…
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...
2018 Marin Pine Mountain 1
It's rare for a bike under 2K to catch our eye but the Marin Pine Mountain 1 has much to offer at $700 under that mark...
Dirt Demo Day 1
Carbon utility in three wheel sizes and more bolts than the tin man.
2017 Trek Stache 7 29+
While it's clear the Stache wasn't designed for the nastiest, steepest terrain, for trails where it shines it lights up like a near-sighted goalie...
Kona's Brilliant Plan
An E-Bike You Can't Hate
Kona has done a side run around e-bike opponents - and it's (almost) impossible to be mad...
2017 TREK STACHE 29+ Hardtail
Not just a wagon-wheeler but a Plus wagon wheeler - Trek's Stache 29+ hardtail getting ready for North Shore testing...
First Look and Early Ride Thoughts
2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon
Up For Anything; Down For Anything
TRIPLE TESTER REVIEW
2017 Kona Wozo
Three testers had the chance to ride Kona's hardtail fatbike during the snowiest North Shore winter in years - and on good old dirt as well...
Chromag Primer 27+
Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.
“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”