Our Pick of the Litter
Weird (some but not all) Bikes of Sea Otter
A new ride from Alchemy, a boost to the top for trail builders and 29ers rolling on wee 27" wheels...
Touch and Feel
Yeti's SB100 In The Flesh
Yeti's new short travel 29er is good looking but it also responds to riders complaints about previous models...
Specialized Announces Three New Stumpjumpers
The new bike has seen a complete overhaul from top to bottom…
2018 Kona Satori 29'er
Kona pegs this bike as a do anything machine but is it up to the rigours of aggressive technical trail riding...
2018 Kona Satori DL
After a brief absence from Kona's line-up the Satori is back and it's brought on some characteristics of other great rides like the Process 111 and the Hei Hei trail…
Mostly Sweet, Briefly Very Ugly...
Best of 2017 - Cam McRae
Dark times often reveal our strengths - but it wasn't all dark in bikes, movies, trails...
Long Term Review
Spot Mayhem 29 on the North Shore
"I was expecting to get punished by Whistler's late-season child swallowing braking bumps, but the Spot was more forgiving than any 130 mm bike has a right to be..."
2018 Marin Wolf Ridge Pro
"Wow, that bike actually looks cool in person. I'm not throwing up in my mouth at all..."
2018 Pivot Mach 6
PIVOT - Back To Aluminum and Fresh Geo
Aluminum is back for the Mach 6 and geometry goes lower, slacker and longer...
Dirt Demo Day 1
Carbon utility in three wheel sizes and more bolts than the tin man.
2018 Kona Process Carbon
Kona's long-awaited Process in Carbon is finally here, and it's a beauty, but materials aren't the only change-up: this Process platform has had a complete re-design.
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.”