XTR vs. Deore - Can you tell the Difference?
What's it like to ride a bike for months with Shimano Deore M6100 components and then be catapulted into the world of XTR - on the same bike...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
AXS Eagle Economics
I understand why SRAM's AXS Eagle is the only current drivetrain option that folks are truly lusting after, but let's have a look at the economics of wireless shifting before you push the button...
Top Shelf Drivetrain Competitor
TRP's TR12 Derailleur & Shifter Reviewed
Is there room for another MTB drivetrain?
3 TINY REVIEWS
Gear Shots: August 10, 2021
Eyewear from Tifosi Optics, an airshaft upgrade for Suntour forks and a steel chainring from Raceface....
Weird But Wonderful
OChain Active Spider Review
"One of the most beneficial suspension upgrades available, and it’s not a suspension part…"
Four Clamps Good, Two Clamps Better
SRAM's MatchMaker mounting system and Shimano's I-Spec have spawned an entire branch of the bicycling industrial complex for riders trying to keep their bars uncluttered...
EDITORIAL - DOES THE FUTURE HAVE FEWER GEARS PT VII
Building A Better Kids' Mountain Bike Drivetrain
Making some smooth shifting improvements to my kid's 20" wheeled mountain bike, and ditching a couple of cogs in the process...
SRAM's GX AXS is here (and we've been riding it)
What is less than a trickle? Maybe this is seep down tech? Drool down? Either way - it's AXS for less...
Editorial - Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt VI
Going To 14 Speed
Going from testing Shimano's 12-spd HG+ to a custom 14-spd drivetrain assembled from a min-maxed mix of old parts on hand...
Teardown and Service
Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service
Did you know Shimano's clutch mechanism is serviceable? This service could improve your drivetrain's performance…
TEARDOWN | REVIEW
Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters
The price is plebeian and the promised performance is premium. A longer look at M6100 | M6120 Shimano 12-speed Deore drivetrain.
Race Face SHI-12 Cinch Chainring
Shimano HG+ compatible chainrings for Race Face CINCH cranks are showing up on complete bikes equipped with Shimano 12 spd. drivetrains, and in your local shop...
Chasing Bike Silence – STFU Chain Damper
Silence may be golden but the sound of rubber slapping across the ground is platinum…
LONG TERM REVIEW
SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting
It's a technological marvel, but how will that technology fare after a year of use on the North Shore?
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Coming Back To Bash Rings (With Wolf Tooth CAMO)
Wolf Tooth is seeing demand for crank-mounted bash guards – and perhaps their time has returned for our longer, lower, faster bikes...
Plain Parts - Compelling Sentiments
Do you own any used parts with a value significantly above what they would fetch in the Buy & Sell?
SRAM Releases New Rocker Paddle Shifter for AXS
SRAM AXS shifters can require time to get used to - the Rocker Paddle is closer in shape to a conventional SRAM shifter.
Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt V - Editorial
You Should Try a Friction Thumb Shifter
Mix things up on your mountain bike, for the price of a friction thumb shifter and become a better rider in the process.
SLX GROUP REVIEW - PART 1
Shimano SLX Drivetrain Review
How close can the third tier drivetrain come to XT - or even XTR?
1,000 KMs of TESTING
6 Months with the 12sp Shimano XT Group
Shimano's second tier group has never been closer to XTR.
Editorial: Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt IV
The Only Drivetrain That Matters
Could the Shimano Deore M6100 12spd be the only drivetrain that really matters?
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: What's with the Drivetrain Cartels?
"Generally speaking there will always be some small company there waiting for the big boys to drop the ball..."
LAUNCH AND REVIEW
SRAM Launches new 52-tooth Eagle Drivetrains
SRAM's new XX1, X01, and GX drivetrains represent mostly incremental performance and cosmetic updates, and one big change: the new Eagle cassette is the tooth count leader with 52 teeth.
Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt III - Editorial
Dr. Strange Hub: Or How I Learned To Love The Gearbox
Where I talk about the off-the-shelf, 409%, ultra-reliable gearbox that's available for less money than a high-end 12spd cassette...