Canyon Spectral 29 CF 8: First Impressions
Uncle Dave got stuck with a slightly lower spec version of the Spectral - and he'll have to somehow get by on Shimano XT componentry...
Aftermarket Bottom Brackets with DUB Cranks?
As it turns out, when you remove the sleeve from each side of a SRAM DUB bottom bracket, you are left with 30mm bearings, which means you can reverse engineer a solution....
Dreaming Up Mountain Bike Lines
Do you dream of mountain biking moves? Of complete loops or undulating rock faces? And have you ever seen the infinite roll...
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
The SQLab 60X Saddle, Steep Seat Tube Angles, & The Banshee Titan
On the preferred pedaling positions of 'cyclists' versus 'mountain bikers' and making the steep seat tube angle Banshee Titan work with a more saddle-behind-the-bottom-bracket bike fit.
How To with EWS mechanic Jeff Bryson
Clean Your Bike Like a Pro
This isn't the every day clean for most of us, but if you want to go a little OCD or you are selling a bike - this is the ticket...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: Help! I've become a Pinbike meme!
Assuming it's not too late, Uncle Dave has laid out a roadmap to rehabilitate our reputation...
Do The Twist (and stay safe on the trail)
Save a life. Share a laugh. Grab a grip. And Twist.
Editorial & Podcast
Pitching Forward: The Impact of Steep Seat Tubes
Why are some riders so enamoured by steep seat tube angles? Are they a good thing for all riders?
Provenance: Was that Bike Part Stolen?
There is no market for stolen bikes or parts if mountain bikers don't buy them.
Uncle Dave Has a Plan...
Daylight Saving Time: You're Doing it Wrong
"Literally overnight, evening rides go from a race against the clock or a juggling of lights to a leisurely thing you do whenever the hell you want..."
Who Stole Jono's Bike?
An epic tale of bike theft, surveillance, and an unlikely recovery in Vancouver's Downtown East Side...
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...
Who, What, Where
The Women Of The Shore
Showcasing the female trailblazers in and around the North Shore
MTB Media and Spy Shots
If a media outlet gets hold of an image or information about a new bike long before it's to be released, should that material get published - against the manufacturer's wishes?
SHORE RIDER PROFILE
Getting to Know You: Alex Sinanan
Alex is a long-time rider on the North Shore as well as an entrepreneur. He took some time to answer a few questions and share some thoughts about his experiences as a rider of colour in our community. Thanks Alex!
It takes a village
To Raise an Athlete (Ride Like A Girl)
Ride Like A Girl is a non-profit female-centric MTB mentorship program
Max Flat Pedal Grip vs Some Slip – What Are Riders After?
Grappling for grip from the days of shitty flat pedals and non-existent, grippy footwear has shaped my preferred connection with the bike...
Lifetime Warranty on a Dropper?
Disrupting Lousy Warranties in Mountain Biking
While most component companies provide warranties that last between 1 and 3 years, one company has notched it up to lifetime...
Should You? Tire Insert Pros and Cons
The decision to stuff foam inside your tire, where air and sealant normally dominate, requires some calculations...
Chasing Bike Silence – STFU Chain Damper
Silence may be golden but the sound of rubber slapping across the ground is platinum…
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Rev Grips Race Series Shock Absorbing Grip System
Rev Grips' Race grip is a micro-suspension, floating grip system that aims to isolate trail noise and keep folks riding longer...
My Year as the BoXXer Trail Bike Guy
After throwing a bunch of celebratory X-ups, I swapped out my creaking Lyrik (RIP) for a Boxxer RC...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: Where the hell is my new bicycle!?
Or more accurately - How do I explain to people that it might take a little while to get here?
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.