Does The Future Have Fewer Gears?
Box Components jumps back to 1999 with a new-for-2019 9-spd drivetrain. What's next? Gearboxes for everybody? 5-spd derailleur systems? Single speeds?!
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...
3 Fresh Products For Fall 2019
Fresh clip-in kicks from Bontrager, updated 7050 arms for Race Face Aeffect cranks, and a WTB tire that I hope works as well in the wet as it does in the dry...
e*thirteen LG1r Carbon Crankset Review
The 4th generation of e*thirteen's LG1 cranks are among the lightest available for aggressive gravity focused riders…
2019 e*thirteen TRS Cranks Reviewed
This incredibly light and beautiful crankset is not for everyone - but if you aren't the type to bust arms in half they might be for you...
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?
Sea Otter 2019
Rotor Components - 13 spd Hydraulically Actuated Shifting
After pushing up numbers in road in 2018, the Spanish concern has launched an MTB drivetrain - without cables...
FSA Afterburner Crankset
The unique looking Afterburner crankset features stiff arms, a lightweight package and a fair price of 130 USD.
Wolf Tooth Rear Axle
Many different lengths, an optional protruding protector - and the option to make your bike easily trainer compatible in winter...
SRAM's impressive new wireless group and dropper post
Ride Impressions: SRAM's Electronic AXS Wireless Group
With their new wireless XX1 and XO1 drivetrains and Reverb, SRAM has once again defined the bleeding edge of mountain bike componentry.
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...