Hayes Dominion Brakes: 2-Piston VS. 4-Piston
A hand-to-hand competition between Hayes Dominion 4-piston brakes and their lighter 2-piston counterpart.
Gear Shots : Previously Reviewed Products Revisited
Andrew looks back at a Kali Invader helmet, a steel chainring that may be in Andrew's will, a pair of lever grips, and an alternate backsweep handlebar...
Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes - Three Years Later
Andrew's been riding the same pair of Hayes Dominion A4 brakes for over three years - with no maintenance beyond brake pads and the odd bleed.
SRAM Eagle Transmission drivetrain and Code Stealth Brakes
Imagine this derailleur: no hanger / no adjustment screws / attaches to your rear axle / strong enough to stand on / shifts better under higher load...
SRAM Revamps Brake Lineup for 2023
A simplified model and spec list come coupled with a revised Stealth look for MY23 and beyond.
Hope Tech 4 E4 Brakes
The new Tech 4 E4 brakes from Hope, and made in the U.K. - perform even better than they look...
MTX Gold & Red Label Brake Pads
Testing 2 brake pad compounds from MTX on Shimano and Sram brakes
Lizardskins DSP Lever Grips
Lizardskins would like to improve comfort and grip for that one finger that controls your brake levers
Magura MT5 HC Disc Brakes
What happens when German engineering takes on the budget brake segment?
EDITORIAL | TEARDOWN
Brakes Of Future Past
Brands like SRAM, Formula, Hope, and Hayes will sell you all the parts you need to fully refresh your brake system...
Thank You For Knowing Not To Drink Battery Acid
Press release copy triggers a response about living in a time when common sense isn't all that common.
TRP Slate EVO Brakes Reviewed
Dave is testing TRP's Slate and Trail EVO brakes. First up, the Slates, and it's a good first impression.
XTR vs. Deore - Can you tell the Difference?
What's it like to ride a bike for months with Shimano Deore M6100 components and then be catapulted into the world of XTR - on the same bike...
Introducing the New SRAM HS2 Rotor
Thicker surfaces and a heat-shedding paint make the HS2 SRAM's coolest running rotor to date...
OEM Alternative Brake Pads : One month later
Three after-market disc brake pads subjected to poor braking surfaces and steep inclines and compared to original equipment...
Four Clamps Good, Two Clamps Better
SRAM's MatchMaker mounting system and Shimano's I-Spec have spawned an entire branch of the bicycling industrial complex for riders trying to keep their bars uncluttered...
Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition
With most bike shops already sold out of 2021 bikes, Andrew makes some predictions about what changes we'll see to the bread-and-butter 6" travel bike between now and 2023.
4-Piston Brake Review
TRP DH-R Evo Brake Review
Has TRP perfected the mesh of power, consistency and feel with the new DH-R Evo?
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Shimano Deore M6120 Four-Piston Brakes
A Shimanophile's dream four-piston brake on a budget? As good as SLX or XT for less cash?
Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review
"As I found with the new SLX drivetrain, the SLX brakes make it hard to justify the extra money for XT…"
1,000 KMs of TESTING
6 Months with the 12sp Shimano XT Group
Shimano's second tier group has never been closer to XTR.
No vaporware here - just currently existing or easy DIY collaborations that could improve your on-trail experience with wrenching, pedaling, and ergonomics.
Long Haul = New Info
Review Updates - Spring 2020 Edition
Products from Shimano, One Up, We Are One, and Ride Concepts get hauled back into interrogation...
Formula Cura 4 Brake Review
The Cura 4 is Formula's Italian-Made entry into the four-piston DH brake game...