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...
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?
Velocity USA Dually 29" Rims
Made in the USA by a small outfit in Grand Rapids, Michigan; I've badly beaten these polished PLUS-sized beauties...
Sea Otter 2019
Zipp 3Zero Moto Wheels from SRAM (in the flesh)
We haven't ridden these yet but early impressions are very good by most measures - and maybe they'll be game...
Sea Otter 2019
We Are One Composites - 6 New Rims plus Bar and Stem
The little company that could keeps on putting out cutting edge products that many larger firms must be envious of...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Project 321 Hub - Long Term Review
Still rolling silky smooth on the original EZO bearings, the 1.66° engagement Project 321 rear hub has risen to the top...
PHOTOS & COMMENTARY
Highlights From The 2019 BC Bike Show
For the first time in years, there was a buzz about this year's BC Bike Show. Andrew Major took a swing around the aisles to pick out the interesting bits.
Wolf Tooth Rear Axle
Many different lengths, an optional protruding protector - and the option to make your bike easily trainer compatible in winter...
Why Would Anyone Buy Carbon Wheels?*
Rims are the latest frontier for carbon and unsurpsingly it's proving to be the toughest application to get right...
Better Living Through Carbon Fibre
While usually blasé about high dollar super sleds made with aerospace-approved material - Andrew Major has found some uses for the 'plastic fantastic...'
OneUp's Axle F Thru-Axle
OneUp tells us the Axle F is 98% stiffer than stock, a little bit lighter, and it even costs less...
YEAR IN REVIEW
Best Of 2018 - Andrew's List
Andrew was surprised by a few products this year - and he's got a new assistant mechanic...
Product Intro, Teardown and Review
Crankbrothers Synthesis Wheels - A Reboot
Entering the crowded carbon wheel market, Crankbrothers knew they needed to bring some heat and serve up something nobody offers...
Riding WTB's New 2019 Rims & Tires
WTB updates rims and unveils a selection of aggressive, higher volume tires with new rubber compounds…
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...
Project 321 Hubs - Reviewed
While it wasn't all golden with the fast engaging hubs, in either silent or loud configurations, there is much to like...
Teardown | First Impressions
Race Face Vault Hubs Teardown
Premium hubs with the right number of the right kind of spokes - but how do they sound and engage....
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...
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...
3 Fresh Products For Spring 2018
Race Face Vault hubs, a fresh SQLab ergonomic saddle, and Time's newest pedal are ready for a thorough spring thrashing...
TLC Brass Nipples
Better but boring brass or slightly lighter aluminum nipples in sexy anodized colors? TLC Bikes has an interesting third option.
Project 321 Hub Teardown
Project 321 Hubs display high-level attention to detail, pretty colours and CNC engraved logos...
And Other 2018 Stuff
MRP Ribbon Coil
Coil sprung forks, Boost adaptors for your old hubs, and drop-in fork tunes.
REVIEW | TECH
Do Plus Tires Need Plus Rims?
Mavic claims that up to 76mm (3.0") tires are compatible with 28mm rims but skepticism was thick in the air around here...