Preserving Gnarly Trails
Grannies isn't euthanized, teeter-totters get a win, Lower Crippler gets a fresh roller coaster, there's a pile of fresh cedar on Boundary Trail, and 'only' one trail lost in 2019...
Long Term Review
Santa Cruz V10 29er
After an eventful summer on the Santa Cruz V10 29er, it's time to reflect and render some verdicts...
Building On Boundary Trail (An Heirloom Trail)
Ensuring that the full flavour of an old-school North Shore masterpiece is maintained for future generations...
Uncle Dave's Ode to 10-Year-Old Knee Pads
What should I do when all my Bike Shit gets Stolen?
"It was just easier to leave my riding gear in the back seat of my truck? Who is going to steal that shit, anyways?"
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
The 2020 Rocky Mountain Growler Series
Rocky brings progressive geometry to entry-level mountain bikes - starting at 1000 USD/1250 CAD...
Installation | First Impressions
CushCore 29 PLUS Inserts Ridden
CushCore brings the concept of 'tire suspension' to tire widths from 2.6″ to 3.0″ and inner rim widths 32mm to 45mm.
Ask Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave! I hate tossing broken stuff. Where can I get things repaired instead?
"I told him that he could try to find some new springs for his fork, but that there was a good chance he might not be able to..."
Where The Rain Gets In - A Fall Service Story
If you're tackling the wet and greasy this winter please don't forget to let your bike breathe...
Why Are We Racing Bikes with Motors?
Trading Watts for Rainbows: Making Sense of eMTB World Champs
The eXC World Championships is nothing but a memory - but what can we expect from the future in a world where events like this exist...
A week of challenges at Mont Ste. Anne
Tim's Masters Worlds Championships 2019
Tim Coleman had his summer planned out so everything led up to World Champs - and then things went haywire...
Dave interviews Aaron Chamberlain from Maxxis
Ask Uncle Dave: Talking Tires with Maxxis
"Maxxis is known for making very desirable tires, so by throwing a Maxxis tire on there...any Maxxis tire...the bike companies know they can get away with it..."
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Schwalbe ProCore Revisted
My fourth experience with the siren's seduction of better traction, fewer rim strikes, and more progressive tire ramp-up...
Getting the most out of the Santa Cruz V10
Suspension Testing with Fox for Masters World Champs
I meet up with Ariel Lindsley from Fox to talk suspension, do some on trail testing, and make changes to get the most out of the Fox 49 and DHX2 Coil on the Santa Cruz V10 29er.
Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 3
Some pro bikes, fancy Italian brakes and even a suspension handlebar...
Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 2
Micro Spline options, new rings, tools that magically stick to your bike with magnets, bearings over bushings and more...
Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 1
The first in a three-part series of the gear and trends that caught my eye at the 2019 edition of Crankworx Whistler.
Whistler Enduro World Series Story and Photos
A Rude Return to Racing
Richie Rude's tactics and strength combine to dominate the field in Whistler...
E-BIKES AREN'T MOTORBIKES
Riding Motorbikes in the Alps: Part 2
Hold on to your butts: Uncle Dave Rides the New Giant Reign E+ Pro 0
CGI in our Brains
Altered Reality and Mountain Biking
How is it that we can look at a move 100 times and find it too intimidating to ride - and then one day discover it looks easy...
Race #2 on the V10 in prep for Master Worlds.
A Canada Cup and Progression on the V10
Tim heads to the Silver Star Canada Cup to keep progressing in prep for Masters Worlds...
The NSMBA* provides perspective on teeter totters
Teetering on the Brink
How did we get to within days of teeter totter destruction on the North Shore without riders knowing what was up?
A Change in Women's World Cup Downhill is Upon Us
Tracey's bid for the overall isn't sealed with Rachel, Tahnée and Myriam absent…
ASK UNCLE DAVE
Dear Uncle Dave: My OEM tires tried to kill me.
Uncle Dave tackles OEM tires and digs into the decision making product managers face when they spec your bike...
Coming Out of Retirement
Cush Core and a Return to Downhill Racing (V10 Style!)
Having had the Santa Cruz V10 29er for 2 weeks why not try a downhill race? And CushCore, too.