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...
STAY OUT OF THE ER!
Mountain Bikers are still getting Hurt on the North Shore
It's time to scale it way back, ride alone or with household members, and show local communities that mountain bikers can be responsible citizens...
Pistons and Pivots
Pistons and Pivots: Reader Submitted #2
A couple of utility haulers, with some solid character, and one resurrected snow plow given the Six Million Dollar Man treatment...
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...
Review and Product Release
2021 Rockshox SID Ultimate Fork - Ridden on the North Shore
There are no two SID forks - and one of them has grown up to have 120mm of travel and Pike-diameter stanchions...
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).
A Light and Well Priced 12spd Option
Rotor's 12x Cassette Ridden and Reviewed
Options are a beautiful thing for mountain bikers - and we've just been through a period when drivetrain choices were narrower than ever...
A CLIPLESS SHOE REVIEW
Bontrager Rally Clip-In Shoes
These are not the carbon-soled rigid slippers our tester normally prefers, but with the right pedals the flexibility here might just work...
A DIY Tragedy in III Acts
Yeti SB150 Bearing Swap - How To and How Not To
This will serve as a cautionary tale about inattention and complacency, but you can probably use it to help do an SB150 bearing swap...
PISTONS AND PIVOTS
Rémi Gauvin's Mercedes Sprinter & Rocky Mountain Slayer
It doesn't take a shiny new vehicle to make the perfect escape for a sponsored Rocky Mountain EWS athlete looking to live the van life...
Vancouver MTB Apparel
Behind the Brand: NF
The new apparel brand based in Vancouver, B.C. is looking to shake up the stale MTB clothing business…
Deviate Cycles Presents The High Pivot Highlander
"This is not our first rodeo into the world of high pivot point bikes..."
2020 YT Jeffsy 29 Pro Race - Out of the Box
What's it like when a YT Jeffsy 29 arrives at your door in a large cardboard box...
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS
PNW Rainier IR Dropper Post - Travel Adjustable For 2020
The Gen.3 Rainier IR dropper post is available with up to 200mm of adjustable travel for under 200 USD...
OBSESSED WITH MOUNTAIN BIKING
The NSMB Podcast: Ep. 5 - Geoff Gulevich
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't been charmed by his affable demeanour or impressed by his well-rounded riding from big mountain lines to slopestyle comps. Here's our podcast with Gully!
Suspension Analysis - Yeti SB150
Videos are particularly helpful when it comes to demystifying the complexities of suspension kinematics...
2020 Norco Sight – Build Your Ride
The hotly anticipated 2020 Norco Sight comes in many models but you can also build your own…
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Orbea Rallon M10 - First Impressions
Uncle Dave puts on his engineer's pocket protector and decides the Rallon is the love child of ABP/Split Pivot and FSR...
Fasst Flexx Enduro Handlebar
The USA-made multi-material handlebar seeks to dampen abuse to hands, wrists, and elbows from chunky trails...
PISTONS & PIVOTS
Caleb Smith's 1985 Suzuki SJ413V (Samurai) and Kona Process 134 CR DL 29
'Lucy' is a handy little four-wheeler that does double duty as a daily driver for Kona's Kiwi marketing manager