Multi Part Review (because COVID)
First Impressions: YT Jeffsy CF Pro Race 29
YT's bruiser of a trail bike blurs enduro lines
Chapter 2: Fork with a lot to prove
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil 29" 160mm
Could this be the best fork platform on the market?
TRIP REPORT - PART 1
Scotland is a Mountain Bikers' Paradise
The beating heart of MTB in Scotland is Innerleithen: it is the site of many of its most famous trails, the home of EWS founder Chris Ball, the birthplace of countless pros, and the best damn university program any rider could imagine.
Drunk On Stoke
The Best Part of Mountain Biking is all the Parts
We all have an old buddy or two who used to riden - the one who had kids and sold their bike, or the one who just seemed to fade away...
The Exactingly Simple Industry Nine Hydra Hubset
Hydra comes to the trail with lightning-quick engagement, quality construction, simple service, tuneable noise & volume, and very low drag right out of the box.
Long Haul = New Info
Review Updates - Spring 2020 Edition
Products from Shimano, One Up, We Are One, and Ride Concepts get hauled back into interrogation...
Kovarik's (Big) Flat Pedals For Medals?
Chromag Dagga Pedal Review
How does a wide Q-factor, the largest on paper size and big sharp pins translate to performance on the trail…
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
Bomber Bottoms (Leatt DBX 4.0 Shorts)
Weighing the trade-off between marinating in some you-stew and long days pedaling in the solid fit and mobility of Leatt's well-built gravity shorts...
WTF is an OCTOFLUGERON?
The Key to the Best Ride Ever
Every time out, I'm reminded that riding bikes is as good as it gets, but now and then, it's even better.
When Is A Semi-Slick Too Damn Quick?!
WTF happened to the ever-increasing choice in semi-slick tires and all the riders preaching their virtues?
Is Your Riding Posture from 2006?
While bikes have changed and we riders have adapted a little, it could be that some of us are still riding like we're on 26...
LONG TERM REVIEW
2020 Orbea Rallon M10 Reviewed
Testing in the Time of COVID, Dave finds alternate uses for Orbea's 160mm Rallon, before finally getting it back on the dirt...
Over-Forking The North Shore
There is a local trend for a boosted imbalance between frame and fork travel in our neighbourhood...
RIDING IMPRESSIONS and DETAILS
Bontrager Rally WaveCel Helmet
Bontrager's latest lid release brings WaveCel tech to helmets at a lower price point with more size options and even a kids' model.
VIDEO by MAHALO MY DUDE
How to Deep Clean Your Riding Gear
Let's face it, your riding gear's funky and the washing machine alone is not up to this task. Time to bring out the big guns.
Results from the Dirt Lab
Experiments with CushCore and Tannus Inserts
Is it possible to get the benefits of inserts without compromising on weight or tire performance?
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
Emotional Support Jackets (Featuring The Pearl Izumi Summit Shell)
An Emotional Support Jacket (ESJ), like Pearl Izumi's Summit Shell, is no substitute for a waterproof rain jacket, but cost-per-use might make it an excellent investment...
Switch Up Everything on Your Bike
Rémy Métailler thinks you should try moving your brake levers - and I think switching everything – one at a time – makes us better riders...
Two Floor Pumps and Two Gauges Tested
There are 3 solid hits in this group of Topeak products, but there's also a dud that costs too much...
Personal Rides: Andrew's Custom Waltworks V2
Setup with a rigid fork or with 120mm of suspension up front, Andrew's custom Waltworks V2 single speed was built specifically for riding on the North Shore.
Untitled COVID Experience
Dave reflects upon his first ride on real trails since the beginning of the pandemic...
Giro Manifest Helmet Ridden - with Ball and Socket Tech
Imagine if MIPS didn't affect fit or airflow or comfort - but offered the same performance...
Bearing Swap - Santa Cruz Tallboy IV
Santa Cruz provides free bearings for the life of your frame - so you should probably take advantage of that...
AJ's Packless On-Ride Carry Solution
If you want to be prepared without feeling like a pack mule, this might be your path to freedom...