DOES THE FUTURE HAVE FEWER GEARS PT X
High Pivot (Gearing) Hyjinks
A 24t NSBillet chainring, SRAM 12spd GX shifter & derailleur, and a 10spd Shimano cassette, less one cog, on the Devinci Chainsaw
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
SRAM GX AXS Transmission (AKA T-Type) - The Update
How SRAM's less-budget-bludgeoning wireless super-group, GX AXS Transmission, performs as advertised.
Gear Shots October 2023
A saddle with a built in handle from WTB (not pictured), some Gucci flat pedals from Look, and Race Face's Era Carbon Cranks...
Our Obsession With Drag
Perception versus reality when it comes to modern chain guides and our obsession with drag (w/bonus 1FG content).
NSBillet Talon Cranks
North Shore Billet manufactures their EFBE-tested Talon crankset in-house in Whistler, BC.
Shorter Cranks for Downhill Performance
Matt Appleman has been asking if your cranks are too long - and comparing 145mm arms back-to-back with 165s was a revelation...
SRAM's Potential UBG
New SRAM T-Type drivetrains come with a BMX-style bash guard. Could it become a Universal Bash Guard chainring standard?
FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
Transmission For (A Bit) Less - SRAM T-Types GX
The new SRAM GX Transmission delivers the same thoughtlessly smooth shifting as the three more expensive T-Type options, but there's even more to it...
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...
P321's Elegant 6-bolt Conversion System
At Sea Otter we are always asked, "what's the best thing you've seen?" Six-Lock was the winner for 2023.
FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS
Shimano Auto Shifts Into the Future
Riding impressions on so much stuff: all new Deore XT Di2, Auto Shift, Free Shift, EP-801 and LinkGlide. The Robots have truly arrived this time.
Lost In Transmission
The brand new SRAM T-Type 'Transmission' drivetrain shifts really, really well, but...
SRAM Transmission drivetrain and Code Stealth Brakes
Imagine this derailleur: no hanger, no adjustment screws, attaches to your rear axle, strong enough to stand on, and shifts better under load.
PRODUCT RELEASE | EDITORIAL
Shimano Introduces the CUES Ecosystem
CUES replaces a number of Shimano legacy drivetrains with inter-compatible 9-, 10- and 11-speed LinkGlide drivetrains.
Gambling on the Retrogrouch - Shimano XT LinkGlide M8130
As the future rides towards wireless drivetrains, Shimano puts out a fresh cable-actuated XT drivetrain, with 11-speeds, that feels like a throwback.
e13 TRS Race Carbon Trail Wheels & Helix R 12-Speed 9-50T Cassette
Fresh carbon wheels and a pristine cassette from e*thirteen for much less than the competition.
Appleman 2XR Cranks - Made in Minneapolis
Matt Appleman isn't just building interesting and beautiful cranks - he's out to change the way you think about crank length...
Cam McRae's Best of 2022
A bike, a fork, some cranks, some bar-ends, some brakes and something to attach your bikes to your car...
The 2023 New Race Face Turbine Crank
Race Face's burly workhorse is revised and ready to get to work.
Wide Ranging Review
Garbaruk 11-Speed Wide Range Drivetrain
Looking for more range for your 11-speed?
Sea Otter 2022 Coverage
What Gear was Actually New at Sea Otter?
Is it old enough to be called a Classic yet? That's open to debate, but we found new gear from We Are One, 5DEV, Reserve, and others...
Archer D1x Electronic Shifting System
Two kooks (Uncle Dave and Cooper Quinn) test some electro-mechanical shifting
Sometimes little things make all the difference.
Gear Shots: Jan 26, 2022
Winter gloves, a chain tensioner, kids' shoes, family-friendly lube, and a Japanese trail saw...
Enduro XD-15 TorqTite Bottom Bracket
Jewelry For The Muck
Can a bearing really get smoother with time instead of wearing out?