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…
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..."
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.”
LONG TERM REVIEW
Kona Process 134 Supreme – Long Term Review
"The Kona 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…
2014 Santa Cruz Heckler: Reviewed
“All of a sudden, she was all people could think about, even though she’d been around for years…”
2013 Banshee Spitfire 650B or 26″
Not sure what wheel size you want in your Shore-capable trail bike?
2013 Rocky Instinct 970 29er
Blacker than the blackest black, and a nice spec for the money…
“We pushed the envelope of tube design and machining to create a bike that floats through singletrack…”