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...
Are Mountain Bikers Accidental A-Holes?
"When mountain bikers are jerks to other mountain bikers, or even trail builders, it doesn't create enemies outside our ranks..."
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Showers Pass Syncline CC Jacket
The weather has been perfect on the North Shore lately... to test a Showers Pass Jacket.
Bikes, A Destination, and some Gear...
Best of 2019 - Cam's List
2019 was the year to dial things in - and have more fun on two wheels than ever before...
Year in Review
Best of 2019 - Tim's List
A reflection on one hell of a year.
Wrapping Up 2019
Best Of 2019 - Andrew's List
Budget bike geometry, fresh cedar, gnarly trails, rider driven companies, and feedback are reflected on in Andrew's best of NSMB for 2019.
Another Lap Around the Sun
Best of 2019 - Cooper Quinn Edition
The President of our local advocacy group (also an nsmb contributor) shares a bike, a race, a camera and his experience within the Shore MTB community...
Ask Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles!
"Honestly, I think my riding of bicycles contributes more to my ecological footprint than anything else in my life..."
Why All Dropper Posts should be 34.9
A conversation with Stefan 'Sacki' Sack - CEO, Engineer & does-it-all of BikeYoke
Liberating The Island Of Misfit Standards
Dear Santa - Andrew's List For 2019
Andrew's list for 2019 is bringing back some old standards, giving all his friends cool kid seats and fresh grips, and scoring a helmet...
Joe Talks PayDirt
Santa Cruz CEO Joe Graney Interviewed
"We thought we'd leave it open and not just kind of make it about whoever's going to build booters and some nice berms..."
Old Tools and the Evolution of the Bicycle
Bikes are infinitely more complex than they were 30 years ago – but that hasn't necessarily made them harder to work on – if we steer clear of electronics...
That rush of endorphins as I negotiate my bike down steep sections on the edge of my skill limit has re-ignited my stoke...
Dekerf Implant, XT thumbies, DT 440 hubs, Mountain Cycle Moho, Moots YBB – what do you wish you hadn't sold?
Redbull Rampage 2019
Gonzo Photos from Rampage Practice
Anyone concerned about riders not going big enough this year need not worry...
Does The Future Have Fewer Gears?
Box Components jumps back to 1999 with a new-for-2019 9-spd drivetrain. What's next? Gearboxes for everybody? 5-spd derailleur systems? Single speeds?!
Wet Weather & The 29x2.8" WTB Vigilante Plus Tire
Riding aggressive plus-sized rubber on the gnarliest all-weather trails the North Shore can offer...
Tributes to Jordie Lunn
Personal tributes to Jordie Lunn paint the picture of a man loved as much for his sweet character as his rowdy spirit...