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...
2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct
Rocky's 140mm trail bike sees updated geometry, frame-specific wheel sizes, and some clever details come together to produce a worthy trail bike.
First Impressions Review
2021 Canyon Spectral 29 LTD
Doctor spec on a dentist budget?
REVIEW | COMPARISON
2021 Transition Spur v. Santa Cruz Tallboy
Long-term review and comparison of two category-bending short-travel mountain bikes – both of which are happy to wrestle a weight class up.
2021 Transition Sentinel Review
Reflecting on eight months aboard Transition's longest-travel 29er
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…
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.
2021 Transition Spur Ridden on the Shore
If anyone can make a 120mm bike work on the trails of the dank PNW - and the North Shore in particular - it's Transition
Orbea and the Flavours of the Basque
Behind the Brand: Orbea
Like the region it hails from, the brand from the Basque is steeped in history and culture. Deniz visited earlier this year for an inside look.
VIDEO + PRESS RELEASE
Get Creative With Your Surroundings: The New Santa Cruz 5010 is Here
The 5010 keeps tweener wheels, gets some more travel, and the low shock orientation that has been such a hit...
Bearing Swap - 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy (4th Gen)
Santa Cruz provides free bearings for the life of your frame - so you should probably take advantage of that, whether you own a Tallboy, Hightower, Nomad, or any other from the SCB stable.
Chapter 1: The Build and the Honeymoon
Forbidden Bicycle Co. Multi Part Review
"I have been happily riding terrain you’d reserve a 170mm bike for the last few rides..."
FIRST LOOK and RIDING IMPRESSIONS
2021 Transition Sentinel
Building on an already successful platform, the new Sentinel has a new look, 10mm more travel, and a few more surprises in store.
VIDEO and Press Release
Introducing the Evil Following V3
"Followings have ridden way past their travel numbers and Evil riders expect that of them..."
Deviate Cycles Presents The High Pivot Highlander
"This is not our first rodeo into the world of high pivot point bikes..."
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Orbea Rallon M10 - First Impressions
Uncle Dave puts on his engineer's pocket protector and decides the Rallon is the love child of ABP/Split Pivot and FSR...
PISTONS & PIVOTS
Caleb Smith's 1985 Suzuki SJ413V (Samurai) and Kona Process 134 CR DL 29
'Lucy' is a handy little four-wheeler that does double duty as a daily driver for Kona's Kiwi marketing manager
Transition Bikes Introduces The Carbon Scout
Alchemy Arktos 29 - Reviewed
How does the machine from Colorado fare on the Shore?
Bikes, A Destination, and some Gear...
Best of 2019 - Cam's List
2019 was the year to dial things in - and have more fun on two wheels than ever before...
Uncle Dave Reviews Ripley
2020 Ibis Ripley - Long Term Review
"I generally found myself walking away due to my mental capabilities vs. anything related to the bike..."
2020 Norco Optic 29 Review
The short-travel trail bike sees updated geometry, 29er wheels, and parts fit for an enduro bike…
PRELIMINARY REVIEW of the 2020 SANTA CRUZ TALLBOY
2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy IV Ridden
Gravity riders looking for a short travel rocket may want to put the newest bike from Santa Cruz on their list...
Loooong Term Review
2019 Marin Mount Vision 8
" It's a unique feeling that had me picking the most chundery of lines just to see if it would hook up..."