LONG TERM REVIEW
2017 Trek Remedy 9.9 RSL
Trek's signature trail bike only comes in 27.5 for 2017, but it is as versatile as it is fun.
2017 Marin Hawk Hill
With 120mm travel at both ends and modern aggressive geometry the Marin Hawk Hill is a surprisingly capable bike for US$1500/CDN$1900 and it's heaps of fun to ride.
DaamBuilt Custom Steel
Peter Daam is rekindling the tradition of custom frame building in North Vancouver.
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
Spring Service Basics
Wrench Now, Ride Later
Your bike hates you. But it can learn to love again.
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...
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Reviewed
Don’t let its ‘mere’ 120mm of rear wheel travel or its ‘small’ 27.5″ wheels deceive you – this is a barn-burner of a trail bike.
2017 Trek Remedy and Fuel EX Launch
“We rode twice a day, about 3 hours each time. It was like a training camp. It was awesome.”
Cannondale Jekyll 2 Reviewed
After three forks (including a Lefty) and loops of all descriptions – Andrew Major is ready to pronounce a verdict on the Jekyll 2…
2017 Kona Hei Hei DL
Kona is billing the 2017 Hei Hei DL as a short travel trail ripper - a bike that is XC fast without compromising fun on rowdy trails...
Long Term Review
Santa Cruz Bronson CC
Perry’s put some time on the Magenta Monster, read on for his thoughts on the Santa Cruz Bronson CC…
Santa Cruz Hightower
“…despite the very capable support crews with extensive first aid and a doctor riding along with us, we were still pretty much breaking in bikes and trails on the bottom of the world.”
2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC First Impressions
"The v1 Bronson certainly wasn't a bad bike, but the field of high end trail bikes is now stacked with some very refined hardware..."
Kona Process 134 Supreme – Long Term Review
"The Process 134 Supreme is a smile-inducing ride in the vast majority of situations and the frame is the heart of that experience..."
Sea Otter 2015: Rocky Mountain Sherpa
Want to cover big miles and get way, way out there? The Sherpa is the bike for the job.
Kona Precept DL: Reviewed
“THIS IS AN AWESOME BICYCLE. It just needs a few things to get there.”
2015 Kona Precept DL: First Impressions
"The frame seems like something meant for a higher dollar offering. Aggressively formed tubes. Beefy pivots. Tidy cable routing..."
2014 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon: Reviewed
With the split between a long travel trail bike and an enduro race bike finally becoming clear, we no longer have to beat around the bush about what the Bronson’s true merits are…
2014 Ibis Mojo HDR 650b Reviewed
The Mojo HDR 650b slurped up bermy flow like a pig with a stick of butter
2014 Yeti 575 Race
The silhouette of the Yeti 575 is remarkably unchanged since the early days of the platform, yet it doesn’t look out of place in the showroom today…
2014 Trek Fuel EX 9 29: Reviewed
The Fuel EX’s prowess on steep and fast lines belies its short travel suspension and XC geometry…
2014 Cove Hustler 650BJ
Loud and lewd, but certainly not crude, Cove’s new Hustler sports a new linkage and tweener wheels…
2013 Banshee Spitfire: Reviewed
A dose of sensibility in a world driven mad by wheel size comparisons…