Teardown | First Rides
Race Face Aeffect Dropper Post Teardown
A surprise awaits inside Raceface's reasonably priced Aeffect Dropper post - and it turned out to be more than a one beer job...
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?
FULL LIST OF WINNERS INSIDE - IS IT YOU?
My First Time Riding the North Shore Contest - Winners Announced
Our giveaway contest has come to a close, now it's time to give out some prizes.
Some Christmas Cheer
Dear Santa - Tim's List
Tim is looking to Santa for something money can't buy, something vintage, something Swiss (and mechanical and a couple more...
Shimano Pro Team Compressor
Simplify your tubeless tire setup with this inflator from Shimano—loads of pressure and nothing to break...
Sweet Protection: Head to Toe
A merino wool jersey, waterproof shorts, a new favourite knee pad, and a MIPS-equipped helmet - all reviewed in this head-to-toe selection from the Norwegian brand.
Merry Ho Ho
Dear Santa: Jon's List
Jon would like a number of things for Christmas, most of which aren't available yet, but hey, no harm in asking to stay ahead of the curve.
Long Term Review
Magura Trail Sport Brakes
Magura pairs a powerful four piston front caliper with a more modest two piston binder in the rear for braking that is balanced and quiet...
Weird and Wicked Small Gifts for Mountain Bikers
Stuff your Damned Stocking!
Brightly covered lever covers, a stem cap mounted clock or compass or USB charger and removable cable ends to prevent the fray...
MORE PRIZING AND EXTENDED DATES
My First Time Riding the North Shore Contest - Still Time to Enter!
You still have time to enter our Giveaway Contest. New prizes added!
Five Ten Kestrel Lace Clipless Shoes
A Five Ten for the clip-less (SPD) crowd that is stiff, well made that won't make you look like a tap dancer...
ROGGEY's GIFT GUIDE
Dear Santa: Pete's Wish List
All the best things come in titanium! A Chromag hardtail, a sweet new multi-tool, a growler for the ages, and no Christmas list is complete without a new book.
LONG TERM REVIEW
NiteRider Lumina OLED 800 and Pro 1400 Race
Do you hang up the bike for the winter, or keep riding? These two lights from NiteRider are strong contenders for your money if you're looking to invest in quality lights this season.
Ask Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave: We need some standards here!
"Have you ever worked with a guy who continually told the same joke over and over and over again..."
Endura MT500 Waterproof Shorts
Shorts that will keep your chamois from feeling like a soiled diaper for less than some summer shorts?
Blackburn Chamber Tubeless Floor Pump
Is it like a compressor that you can take with you to races or just a floor pump ruined by the addition of a reservoir...
'Tis the Season
Dear Santa - Perry's List
"I must now seriously re-evaluate familial obligations to make space for this in my life..."
Wolf Tooth Stainless Steel Ring & Camo Spider System
The steel ring costs twice as much as most aluminum options but if it lasts more than twice as long....
Dear Santa: Dave's List
Dave Smith's list of non-denominational seasonal goodies is one for fans of camera gear, carbon bikes and wheels and warm toes alike...
Knolly Warden: Alloy vs Carbon
We're going to review two Knolly Wardens with identical builds, except for one key difference: one is aluminum, one is carbon. For this first impression, we shot them at North Vancouver's newest brewer: Beere Brewing Co.
Editorial | Review
Ditch Your Lock-On Grips
"I remember smiling as he relegated these new fangled lock-on grips with the efficient ferocity of a cornered Luddite..."
Gore Rescue Windstopper Shell - Reviewed
Surely a jacket that weighs less than most multi tools (126 grams) will be all but useless once it begins to rain...
What's On Your List?
Dear Santa - Niels' List
A pair of well-engineered German goodies (RAAW Bikes!) and a plea for apparel that fits the lean and lanky...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: I love your blog and can't wait to participate!
"Am Mr Chainsaw Guy. I would like to place an order of(chainsaw bar oil)from your company to Haiti, kindly email me with the types you have..."