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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
Chapter 1: The Build and the Honeymoon
Forbidden Bicycle Co. Multi Part Review
"I have been happily riding terrain you’d reserve a 170mm bike for the last few rides..."
Ten Things Wrong With Your Bike - A Spring Service Story
Grab a scorecard and play along at home with your bike(s). Low scores win. Winners get to go ride their bikes while the rest of us get the tools out.
FIRST LOOK and RIDING IMPRESSIONS
2021 Transition Sentinel
Building on an already successful platform, the new Sentinel has a new look, 10mm more travel, and a few more surprises in store.
CushCore Bead Dropper Tire Lever
"Hell, I know some blue-barking bastards that will save its $20 cost in payments to the family swear jar on the first wheel."
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
e*thirteen Vario Dropper Remote & 180mm Vario Dropper Post
Andrew's first look at e13's new Vario dropper post remote and new, Wintek-equipped, 180mm, travel-adjustable Vario dropper post...
Watcha Packin' - Cam McRae's on Ride Carry
I went from carrying too much when I used to wear a hydration pack, to too little when I switched to a bum bag, but I think I've got the happy medium figured out...
Long Term Test
2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team 29 Reviewed
The shape-shifting Strive 29er has two geometries - one for going up and the other for going down - and it serves up excellent direct to consumer value...
Not A Review
A Month with the Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike
What's it like when you can choose between a decaffeinated and enough EPO to humble Lance...