New Year, New Gear
Gear Shots: January 2024
Two pairs of grips, some warm insoles made of natural fibres, a solution for chasing seatpost standards, and a light made for urbanites that works on the trail...
Yep, That's Still Rad!
Andrew hits on some updates for five products - with full reviews coming in 2024
GIVE IT or GET IT
2023 Gift Guide - Week 2
A Stanley pour over, a good looking blade from The James Brand, Carhartt's tool roll, durable quality from Mission Workshop, 9Point8's wicked remote.
GIVE IT or GET IT
2023 Gift Guide - Week 1
A classic tire, comfort for hard working feet, a well-designed carbon bar, sweet trail building aids, a stealthy belt, and a very unique truing stand.
Review, Interview and Product Intro
Introducing PNW Carbon Handlebars
These look like a regular carbon handlebar from the outside, but the layup inside is not circular...
First Impressions/Product Launch
OneUp: Aluminum Handlebar and DH Stem
The vibration damping and compliance of the OneUp Components Carbon Handlebar is now available in aluminum
BikeYoke teases Wireless Dropper
There are still a few small kinks to iron out, but BikeYoke is confident their wireless Revive is close to release and ready to shake things up a bit.
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...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Enduro Maxhit Stainless Steel Headset
Featuring a stainless steel aesthetic, unique construction, smooth action, a solid guarantee, and bold claims about longevity
Raising The Bar (For A More Confident Comeback)
Is it possible to break down post-injury mental barriers on steep terrain by installing taller handlebars?
KEEP IT STABLE
Canyon's K.I.S. Tech Promises Steering Stability
Surprising new tech from Canyon & Syntace may have you rethinking the steering on your next bike.
Internal Routing: Will Sanity Prevail?
The Transition Relay means great news about the death of through-the-headset cable routing.
59 Flavours of Subtle
The Ergonomic Grip Shootout
"Ideal User – You’re a person who wants to go full ergo but doesn’t like answering questions in the parking lot..."
OneUp Carbon E-Bar
A handlebar with holes for wires that is E-rated but designed to be compliant and comfortable.
LoamLab Counterpunch and Grips
Counterpunch protects your pinkies and outboard knuckles, and the grips are more comfortable than most lock-ons.
Drop bars enter the modern age
The Wide Gravel Future
As drop bars enter the modern age, do gravel riders have anything to learn from mountain bikers?
This strap-on accessory for bikers is an easy way to carry a full face, jacket, pads, and more.
Sea Otter 2022 Coverage
The Most Interesting Dude at Sea Otter 2022
Bronson Moore started designing mountain bike parts when he was 10 years old - and he never stopped...
Parked Projects: GeoShift -2° Vs. Budget Hardtails
Andrew's scheme to test a bunch of budget hardtails, in the 1-2K CAD range, both stock and with an angleset installed...
PNW Components Range Gen 3 Bar and Stem
"In the best way, the cockpit just faded into the background and became part of the bike..."
PNW Components Hip Pack, Jacket, and more... (pricing updated)
Can PNW produce more than components and stretch into jackets, shorts and bum bags...
Chromag Wax Grips
Chromag only makes one push-on grip model. It's called the Wax, and here are some thoughts about it.
A Steadfast Standard
Comparing inter-compatibility of bikes present and past, while celebrating sixteen model years of backward compatibility for SRAM's MatchMaker system...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Getting On Gift Giving Early
For some this may be early, but the supply chain is troublesome. Get ahead of the game with domestically made parts, a session with a photographer, or stocking up on consumables like fresh lube.