Over-Forking The North Shore
There is a local trend for a boosted imbalance between frame and fork travel in our neighbourhood...
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
Emotional Support Jackets (Featuring The Pearl Izumi Summit Shell)
An Emotional Support Jacket (ESJ), like Pearl Izumi's Summit Shell, is no substitute for a waterproof rain jacket, but cost-per-use might make it an excellent investment...
Switch Up Everything on Your Bike
Rémy Métailler thinks you should try moving your brake levers - and I think switching everything – one at a time – makes us better riders...
Personal Rides: Andrew's Custom Waltworks V2
Setup with a rigid fork or with 120mm of suspension up front, Andrew's custom Waltworks V2 single speed was built specifically for riding on the North Shore.
AJ's Packless On-Ride Carry Solution
If you want to be prepared without feeling like a pack mule, this might be your path to freedom...
Godwin's Law of E-Bikes
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 - now when you are taking e-bikes...
Ten Things Wrong With Your Bike - A Spring Service Story
Grab a scorecard and play along at home with your bike(s). Low scores win. Winners get to go ride their bikes while the rest of us get the tools out.
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
e*thirteen Vario Dropper Remote & 180mm Vario Dropper Post
Andrew's first look at e13's new Vario dropper post remote and new, Wintek-equipped, 180mm, travel-adjustable Vario dropper post...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Riding Tall With The Manitou Mezzer Pro IRT Fork
The baddest-looking fork Manitou has ever made, the Mezzer stands tall with the proven IRT air spring and a new MC² sealed bladder damper...
Easter Ride Plans
Riding Near Home This Weekend
If you plan to get outdoors this weekend, either on your bike or otherwise, some smaller communities would like you to stay close to home.
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: COVID-19 has me down. Should I ride my bike?
"I would dry heave and weep and feel sorry for myself and wonder if it was all worth it. It felt like the cure was worse than the disease..."
Close Your Eyes & Cut Your Bars
Before ditching your old bar, why not cut off a couple of cms and see if your legacy length still works for you with modern bike geometry?
Interview: Dr. Clark Lewis on COVID-19 and Mountain Biking
Clark, the inspiration behind Chromag's Doctahawk, gets candid on COVID-19, mountain biker behaviour, riding with a buddy, and what may happen in the weeks to come.
Don't Worry - There's A lot to be Done
5 Ways to Pamper your Bike during a Pandemic
If you find yourself with more time at home than usual, these tasks can prevent future problems, extend component and frame life, improve performance, and stave off viruses...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
What Are You Carrying? Andrew's Hip Pack.
I'd consider changes or additions as long as I can still fit a whole Enduro Potato or a can of beer in there...
To Ride or not to Ride During a Global Pandemic?
There is no script for mountain bikers follow and no certainty, but this is one of those rare occasions when we should believe the hype...
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).
Polygon Siskiu N9 160mm 29'er Review
Polygon's 160mm aluminum 29'er looks to deliver value and performance and shows potential for 2800 USD...
What Makes a Tire Worthy of the North Shore?
The observations herein are not universal truths, rather they are the personal requirements of one fussy bastard...
Buy The Bike You Already Own - A Spring Service Story
Can an investment in careful upgrades land you a better bike - for less cash - than springing for a new one?
Santa Cruz Ebikes? Interview with Seb Kemp of SCB
Santa Cruz's brand manager gets peppered with questions about how the Heckler Ebike got the green light...
SEQUEL - EDITORIAL
AXS Strikes Back! (Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt II)
The coolest feature of AXS is the DATA; which of the 12-cogs get the most use and shifts-per-Kilometer and, on the North Shore, do we need more gears or fewer?
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...