Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition
With most bike shops already sold out of 2021 bikes, Andrew makes some predictions about what changes we'll see to the bread-and-butter 6" travel bike between now and 2023.
Min-Maxed-Metal: WTB KOM Light & Tough Rims
Many months on WTB's excellent answer for riders sticking with aluminum rims for the price, ride quality, or application.
The Exactingly Simple Industry Nine Hydra Hubset
Hydra comes to the trail with lightning-quick engagement, quality construction, simple service, tuneable noise & volume, and very low drag right out of the box.
Long Term Review
Chromag Phase30 Wheels
It's been well over a year since Andrew handed the Phase30 rims to Trevor Hansen for a thorough beating...
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...
TEARDOWN | EDITORIAL
A Chris King RingDrive Hub Experience, Part 1
The legendary Chris King RingDrive rear hub in two parts. First up, a teardown of an ISO B boost hub (and a litany of anecdotes).
Teardown and Overhaul Procedure
Teardown - Shimano XTR M9100 Hubs
If you started mountain biking in the age of cartridge bearing domination - Shimano hubs may scare you - but fear not...
The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes
Choosing the right lubes for the right jobs can have a big impact on the life of your parts - here are a few that are either proven or promising...
Teardown | First Impressions
Industry Nine Hydra Hubs - Ridden
What is this sorcery? It sounds like angry bees, hooks up like a clutch system, and delivers ultra-quick engagement...
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...