DO IT YOURSELF
Wrapping a Fork with RideWrap
A step by step guide to fork protection as well as an update on a RideWrapped frame after 18 months of use.
Elbow Pad SHOOTOUT! (pewpew!)
My Battle with Elbows (5 Elbow Pads Back to Back)
Knees yes. Then why not elbows? A look at options from 7 Protection, POC, Fox and Race Face
Obsessed With Mountain Biking
The NSMB Podcast: Ep 7 – Yoann Barelli
Yoann Barelli shares his past, present and teases his future in the latest NSMB Podcast…
All the Small Things
Of course the big things matter most, but by paying attention to the details, you can add a lot of enjoyment and comfort to your rides - and as we get into Fall weather, that goes a long way towards keeping you out there on two wheels.
Riding in Royal Race Pants
Royal's Race pants combine four-way stretch materials and two decades of DH pant experience to create something that is truly pedalable both up and down technical trails.
Steve Vanderhoek - Gap Hunting on 5th Horseman
Vanderhoek is on the hunt for Remy-esque lines down this North Shore classic...
Plain Parts - Compelling Sentiments
Do you own any used parts with a value significantly above what they would fetch in the Buy & Sell?
When Mountain Bikers are the Saboteurs
Someone has been ripping out fresh trail work and stealing and vandalizing trail signs on one of Digger's oldest trails - and it's probably one of us.
Tested Where it was Intended
2021 Norco Shore A1 - First Impressions Review
"It's definitely not carbon. It most certainly doesn't have 29 inch wheels. And you probably won't see it at an Enduro or DH race..."
Focused on 29
2021 Specialized Stumpjumper
The latest Stumpjumper is less an overhaul and more an evolution but t's still been subject to many updates…
Total Confidence – Reece Wilson shreds on his trail bike
The very recent World Champ pushes his trail bike to the limits of traction and control on his home trails in Scotland.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Min-Maxing North Shore Rubber With The Bontrager G5
A World-Cup-Winning all-round DH tire with soft 42a rubber throughout and a dual-ply casing...
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
The Coolest Tool
Nostalgia, an Avid two-Torx key, and a Blackburn Switch multi-tool assembled here into a trailside toolbox for the modern bicycle. Inspired by the retro Cool Tool.
SRAM Releases New Rocker Paddle Shifter for AXS
SRAM AXS shifters can require time to get used to - the Rocker Paddle is closer in shape to a conventional SRAM shifter.
A CASE FOR SELECTIVE ELECTRIFICATION
Trailbuilding With E-Bikes - Another Tool in the Box
Extra watts and more carrying capacity are helping trail builders up and down the Sea to Sky corridor and beyond...
COVID DH World Championships – Leogang, Austria
World Champs is set to go ahead this week but will it matter?
Blackburn Countdown 1600 & Dayblazer 1100
Night riding the North Shore on a budget with Blackburn's self-contained light systems.
Sort of a Review
2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 B.C. Edition
"I'm not an eMTB afficionado:" A Mountain biker's perspective on an electric mountain bike...
What Makes a Quality Bike Light
There are certain ingredients that determine whether a bike light meets the quality standards we need to ride technical trails at night. Here's how to figure that out.
Performance + Durability
Worth Every Penny
Performance and long-term durability have impressed A.J. with these shoes, pants, helmet and jersey.
Some thoughts on the recent purchase of MEC from Uncle Dave
"This is such a baffling statement to make for somebody supposedly looking to keep those same suckers coming through the doors..."
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Shimano Deore M6120 Four-Piston Brakes
A Shimanophile's dream four-piston brake on a budget? As good as SLX or XT for less cash?
What is in the Water?
1967 MGB GT & Forbidden Bikes Druid Connection
Deniz takes a walk down memory lane and finds common ground between a beloved old sports car and a terrific modern bike.
First Impressions REVIEW
2021 Kona Honzo ESD
Lots of surprises riding this modern, long, slack, 29er hardtail with a 150mm fork - plus Cam's Top Ten Reasons for riding a hardtail...