In Defense Of HammerSchmidt
The boldest attempt by any company to revolutionize mainstream drivetrains - ever. And as serious as that sounds, it was overshadowed by a really fun, cheesy, and chill marketing campaign.
FIRST LOOK | TEARDOWN
3 Fresh Products For Fall
A fancy angleset, winter boots for temperate climates and a set of cranks that won't break the bank or the scale...
e13 TRS+ 12-Spd Upgrade Reviewed
After several months of use the verdict is in on e*thirteen's kit to boost your 11-spd SRAM drivetrain to 12 with 511% range...
Race Face Next R Carbon Cranks Reviewed
A long problem-free test period the post ride inspection was almost perfect - but not quite....
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...
Teardown | First Impressions
e13 turns Your SRAM 11 up to 12
If you have a SRAM 11spd shifter, e*thirteen has devised a way to reach EAGLE territory on your own...
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...
Wolf Tooth Components Pack Pliers
This 38-gram tool performs some critical tasks that could save a ride – and where your multi-tool won't help you...
Long Term Review
e*thirteen TRS+ 9-46t Cassette
Giving this cassette a fair test would have meant a fresh chain, one chainring and no swaps - this instead was an unfair test...
Product Press Release
Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Cranks
"They will retail for 999 USD and will be available through Cane Creek distributors and retailers or factory direct through the company’s website..."
A discussion over beers turns to SRAM's new DUB BB and crank and Andrew Major injects some perspective about standards...
Enduro Bearing's Ceramic Bottom Bracket
Searching for a 30mm BB92 Solution
Enduro Bearing makes a solution in both ceramic hybrid and stainless with external seals and double row bearings...
Long Term Review
SRAM GX Eagle Drivetrain; Over the Long Haul
After 7 months on SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain how does the performance stack up to the more expensive XX1 and XO1 groups...
Introducing SRAM DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets
SRAM's goals were simplicity, durability and compatibility but no new standards were created and no old ones were harmed...
The People, the Event, and the Bike
Best of 2017 - AJ's List
People, events, and bikes. These are the things that got me excited in 2017.
Wolf Tooth Stainless Steel Ring & Camo Spider System
The steel ring costs twice as much as most aluminum options but if it lasts more than twice as long....
Wheels, Improvements, Hubs
Box Components for 2018
Box returns with a completely redesigned ONE drivetrain, a dh version, new wheels and some sweet made in USA hubs...
Pinion C-Line Gearbox
More gears, less weight, and a 40% price cut
e*thirteen's New 511% TRS+ 11-speed Cassette
e-thirteen fires another cassette-based salvo with an 11-speed wide-range option.
Box One Drivetrain - Bike Park Tested
Tim Coleman does his racer-boy best to find the limits of the Box One drivetrain and the results were catastrophic...
Race Face Aeffect Cranks: Boxing Above Their Weight
Why does Pivot spec Aeffect cranks on their US $7400 Firebird and other models? Andrew Major wanted to know as well...
e*thirteen TRSr Carbon Cranks
Despite an early failure with the first set Andrew Major came away impressed with e13's top of the line cranks...
Reinventing (and moving) The Freewheel
Unsprung weight is the enemy of your suspension - but we keep putting larger cogs on the rear wheel - but maybe there is a simple solution...
3 New Products For Spring
These are products that aren't yet fully reviewed, but Andrew Major thinks some of you should know about them before summer...