Installation | First Impressions
2018 Magura MT Trail Sport : Bleed How To & First Impressions
Some early impressions of the Magura MT Trail Sport as well as some tips on how to bleed them as soon as you get them...
Two Packs Reviewed
2 Pack Options: One Back and One Hip
A close look at a medium-sized waterproof hydration pack as well as a small hip pack that also contains a bladder to keep your juices flowing...
Why the Fuss about 29ers in DH Racing?
650b wheels were adopted by the DH race community - leaving 26" wheels behind forever - without the consternation and resistance 29ers are seeing...
First Look | Teardown
The NEW Crankbrothers Mallet DH Pedal
The Mallet DH pedal has always been well-received in terms of function but durability and quality of workmanship has been a problem in the past...
Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: I hate my Internet self. What do I do?
"I'm not suggesting that every online interaction with a hate spewing white supremacist is a chance to obtain a new worldview..."
Why Eagle Matters
Eagle and 1x in general has simplified swapping gears but the ramifications of dropping the front derailleur go beyond losing a cable from your bars...
Another Kind Of 'Triple Crown' Ride
Around here a Triple Crown involves climbing to the top of Seymour, Fromme and Cypress in that order - but Andrew Major had other ideas...
Reserve: Santa Cruz's New Carbon Wheels
Santa Cruz started with a blank slate with the goal of building the strongest and most reliable wheels on the market....
Can You Escape The New Bike Tractor Beam?
Why do we itch for a new bike when our current ride works flawlessly - whether we are racing or not?
Magura 2018 MT Trail Sport Brakes (and more!)
Magura launches a 4 piston/2piston combo and refines the precision engineered line from Germany...
A Compendium of the Best Tubeless Tips
Setting up tubeless could make The Pope cuss, but these tips will help you get everything inflated and sealed up right...
Min-Maxing Budget Bikes With Marin
"This is an alternate look at how to spec bikes to get the best performance per dollar, rather than to catch the eye of any fickle consumer..."
ASK UNCLE DAVE
I'm Cheap and I Need Help: Ask Uncle Dave
Sell the bike and quit riding? Downgrade to a hardtail? Swap components for cheaper ones?
A slideshow of Dave Smith's selects from the past year
SKS RideAir Tubeless Inflation System
How do you seat tubeless tires without a compressor or access to power? Here's one way for even stubborn tires...
Box One PushPush Drivetrain (& Cockpit)
Are mountain bikers sick of the two party system - of having to choose between red and blue? Is it time for a fresh start?
Tire Insert Review
CushCore Tire Inserts: Shore Tested
Downhill and Enduro pros have begun to see the benefits of Cushcore - but how are they for those of us who aren't paid to ride...
NSMB VIDEO & PHOTO FEATURE
Landshapes: Jesse Melamed
Jesse had his first EWS victory within his grasp but luck wasn't on his side just yet...
LONG TERM REVIEW
2017 Trek Remedy 9.9 RSL
Trek's signature trail bike only comes in 27.5 for 2017, but it is as versatile as it is fun.
2017 Marin Hawk Hill
With 120mm travel at both ends and modern aggressive geometry the Marin Hawk Hill is a surprisingly capable bike for US$1500/CDN$1900 and it's heaps of fun to ride.
Reinventing the Tubeless Valve with e*thirteen
Virtually every company makes tubeless valves the same way - but e*thirteen has a different approach that makes a big difference...
Stevie Smith Memorial Day
Long Live Chainsaw 25/11/1989-10/05/2016
It's been a year since Stevie's passing - a few reflections, some video and some ways to remember Stevie and contribute to his legacy...
Long Term Review
2017 Specialized S-Works Enduro 29
NSMB VIDEO & PHOTO FEATURE
Landshapes: Dylan Dunkerton
"We just wanted the no bullshit version of mountain biking, which as eveyone knows is just having fun outdoors..."