Teardown | First Impressions
Formula Cura 4 Brakes Ridden
Formula's EWS and World Cup DH proven four-piston brakes bring Italian made beauty, power, and even value to the big-brake market...
Test Platform Verdicts
150 days on Shimano XTR, OneUp, WeAreOne, E13, Yeti...
After more than 1/3 of a year on my hand-picked test parts - it's time to put performance under the microscope...
Riding 2020 Shimano XT in Bellingham
Shimano Introduces 12spd XT and SLX Groups
The trickle down from XTR 9100 is on but can Shimano deliver solid performance on a budget that will compete with SRAM?
Min-Maxed With Magura MT Sport Brakes
After riding Magura's 4+2 Trail disc brakes with great results, how would their most budget brake system compare...
Magura MT Sport Lever Blades
In winter, the brake lever is one place where carbon is easily justified - but are there cheaper options available?
Better Living Through Carbon Fibre
While usually blasé about high dollar super sleds made with aerospace-approved material - Andrew Major has found some uses for the 'plastic fantastic...'
YEAR IN REVIEW
Best Of 2018 - Andrew's List
Andrew was surprised by a few products this year - and he's got a new assistant mechanic...
NOTHING WITH BATTERIES
Dear Santa - Andrew's List
Magnets and Metal and Plastic and NeoShell
Formula Cura Brakes Reviewed
These made in Italy brakes serve up a lot of power with only two pistons per caliper, and the feathery feel is unmatched...
Manitou and Hayes Plotting a Comeback
Once Hayes and Manitou were at the top of the heap - these products make it clear they are serious about getting back there...
First Rides Review
Riding 2019 Shimano XTR 12spd in Crested Butte
Shimano's top of line MTB group finally goes full time 1x - and this one goes to 12 - but there are other highlights help you win at gear...
TRP Slate T4 Brakes
TRP's Slate T4 is an entry level brake that can punch well above its weight class...
Teardown | First Impressions
Formula Cura Brakes: Teardown
Formula's mineral oil Cura brake is made in Italy, features a one-piece master cylinder body, a simple plunger setup, and a competitive price.
Hands on Product Intro
2019 Shimano XTR 9100: 10-51 12spd is Here
Shimano goes deep with 1x and 12spd while pushing innovation with virtually every component - but can XTR get back on top...
TRP Quadiem Brakes - (Gwin's Brakes!)
Does Aaron Gwin even use his brakes? Do you need to stop quickly to go fast? And what does TRP stand for...
Long Term Review
Magura Trail Sport Brakes
Magura pairs a powerful four piston front caliper with a more modest two piston binder in the rear for braking that is balanced and quiet...
SRAM Code RSC Brakes - Long Term Review
The new Codes bear the SRAM name and offer better heat management, lots of fluid and everything you loved about the old Code...
Teardown | First Look
Aaron Gwin's TRP Quadiem Brakes - Teardown
TRP's top of the line brake (Gwin spec?) gets ripped apart so we can see what slows Aaron down...
Aaron Gwin's Brake
TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes
How did Aaron Gwin end up on a brake brand you've never heard of? Actually you probably have heard of them...
Installation | First Impressions
2018 Magura MT Trail Sport : Bleed How To & First Impressions
Some early impressions of the Magura MT Trail Sport as well as some tips on how to bleed them as soon as you get them...
Magura 2018 MT Trail Sport Brakes (and more!)
Magura launches a 4 piston/2piston combo and refines the precision engineered line from Germany...
Are Shimano's M396 The Best Budget Brakes?
There are some imperfections - but considering you can walk away with a complete set for less than $100 US these are impressive...
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.
FSA Afterburner Brakes
“Heading out onto the trail, the first thing I noticed was just how much more power modulation the Afterburner had than several other brakes I had been riding…”