Dear Uncle Dave: I Can't Stop Looking at Myself
When selfy life hits the mountain bike world…
The Peruvian Death March
You can't be disappointed when you don't know what to expect - but you can have your will crushed at 15,000 feet...
A discussion over beers turns to SRAM's new DUB BB and crank and Andrew Major injects some perspective about standards...
Group Ride Faux Pas - 12 Rules To Keep It Tidy
Always give riding advice to the best rider in the crew, scoff at their wheel size choice and let them know you're the shot-caller...
Uncle Dave Tackles the Vista Outdoor Debate
"f you want to buy dozens of guns to play with in the bath while you splash around and make 'bang bang!' noises, that’s fine..."
Your Brain on Mountain Biking
"On those days I begin dreaming about going pro mid ride, imagining a Red Bull sponsorship..."
Camelbak, Bell and Giro Caught in Assault Weapon Backlash
A Vista Outdoor owned company produces an AR15-type assault rifle - and Vista also owns Bell Helmets, Giro, Blackburn and Camelbak...
Does Semenuk Have More Fun Than We Do?
Intuitively it makes sense that riding at a higher skill level is more fun - because we have more fun when we ride better - but maybe it's not that simple...
Stiffer Isn't The Solution
After arriving at the bone-shattering wood stiff end of the scale, we're now looking to chase the perfect flex unicorn…
Alternate Facts in Mountain Biking
The True Story of Pulp Traction
Chasing down the story of Pulp Traction, likely the first movie to include any freeride footage, turned into something entirely unexpected and surreal...
My Mistake History
Dorking Up MTB
"My path to mountain biking mediocrity was a bumpy and circuitous one - largely because I’m a stubborn SOB..."
An Aerospace Perspective on Carbon
Twenty years working with aerospace composites, and a smaller window building steel duallies, gives Joe McEwan of Starling Cycles a unique perspective...
Why so Angry about SRAM DUB Crank/BB?
To find out what has made riders so angry about DUB we asked some of them to define the source of their rage - and cornered SRAM to answer some questions as well...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave - I Can't Decide What Bike to Buy!
"Studies have found that while some choice is necessary for happiness, too much choice can lead to increased stress and anxiety..."
Quick-Release Axles vs the Rise of Integrated Tools
Is the rise of integrated tools going to bring the end of the quick-release axle or is there still a use for those funny love handles?
Flat Pedal Facts
Some unconventional observations from a born again flat pedal rider who still plays for both teams...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: It's all about me
Uncle Dave wasn't grouchy, he just hadn't torn anyone a new one in a while.
The People, the Event, and the Bike
Best of 2017 - AJ's List
People, events, and bikes. These are the things that got me excited in 2017.
IT'S A BRIGHT FUTURE, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE LADIES OF MTB
Best of 2017 - Pete's List
Inevitably, this list evokes thoughts of gear and experiences. But after giving it some thought, there's no question what tops my list: It's the People.
Going to Wide Bars (and back again)
The wide bar trend has some merit - and it taught Cam some lessons - but once they were learned it was time to pull things in a little... #bestof2017
An Ode to Unique Design
Beauty's In The Eye Of The Bike Owner
Where have all the unique suspension designs gone? Why are riders spending so much money on off the shelf bikes instead of going custom...? #bestof2017
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... #bestof2017
Dear Santa - Cam's List
Wouldn't it be sweet to have a secret society of mountain bikers - sort of like the illuminati - with chapters all over the world...
Your Next Essential Upgrade
When we look at upgrading our bikes it's usually about lighter, stronger, smoother - but maybe we are looking in the wrong place?