Gear Shots: Week of August 8th
Manage sweat (Wickflow) and hydration (Lifestraw), wide vision eyewear from Ryders and some nice shorts from Chrome.
First Impressions Review
The Küat Piston Pro X 2-Bike Tray Rack
"OMG! This is the best bike rack ever!" - according to my wife...
Budget Bicycle Buying: Braving The Used Dropper Post Market
Buying a used, or take-off, dropper post to upgrade your budget mountain bike...
A Tale of 2 Mullets: Canyon Spectral and Torque
Big brawlin' Torque vs go-anywhere Spectral - who brings the business without spoiling the party out back?
Troy Lee Designs A3 Helmet
A new flagship half lid from the fastest brand in town.
2 New Flat Pedals: Race Face Atlas and Aeffect R
Two flat pedals from Race Face - redesigned in 2022 - reviewed...
OneUp Carbon E-Bar
A handlebar with holes for wires that is E-rated but designed to be compliant and comfortable.
Min-Max: Andrew's 2017 Giant Anthem Advanced SX
"Whatever micro-category you'd prefer to assign to them, these bikes are probably the most worthy of the original all-encompassing mantle of... mountain bike."
Head to toe Review
Tasco MTB Apparel - Shirt, Shorts, Gloves and Socks
Tasco - "The Awesome Shirt Company" - matches gloves and socks, but also technical shorts with nice details...
A tale of two shorts
7mesh Glidepath Shorts
A pair of warm weather shorts with nice attention to detail, big pockets, but one potentially serious flaw...
First Impressions Review
Top spec and a new battery alignment gives all the power with less bulk.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
OneUp's New Dropper Post Remote? Way Better Than The Old One
The OneUp V3 Dropper Post Lever comes in a plethora of colours, has improved leverage and better throw, is more comfortable to use, and comes in a plethora of colours.
Trek Top Fuel Review
Speed, sustainability, shifting mindsets, and thoughts on the new breed of short travel trail bikes.
Size-Specific Water Bottle & Accessory Mounting Points
Mocking up some different water bottle and accessory mounting possibilities on my frame, while considering the potential for more thoughtful stock mounting on every bike...
Mons Royale Merino - Tarn Shift Wind Jersey & Virage Pants
Can merino wool products be the new Canadian Tuxedo?
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Tilt Industries Balance Trainer
It may or may not teach you how to manual like Wyn Masters - but the Tilt Industries Balance Trainer just might make you a better rider...
Budget Bicycle Buying: Before You Leave The Bike Shop
Andrew discusses expectations for first time mountain bike buyers who don't want break the bank to start riding...
TEARDOWN | EDITORIAL
Manitou Jacks BikeYoke's REVIVE Dropper Post
Manitou's new Jack dropper post IS actually BikeYoke's REVIVE dropper post
LoamLab Counterpunch and Grips
Counterpunch protects your pinkies and outboard knuckles, and the grips are more comfortable than most lock-ons.
eMTB First Impressions
Introducing the 2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS
The Trek Fuel EXe's remarkable 40 lb weight isn't the most noteworthy feature of this Ninja eMTB.
Chromag Rift Knee Guard
Style mongers from Whistler set out to make one knee pad to rule them all. Did they succeed?
Long(ish) Term Review
2022 Santa Cruz Megatower
Perry comes away impressed by the newest Megatower's Chunderpig Chops.
Have We Finally Run Out of Wheel Sizes to Try?
Will mountain bike historians look back on this era and declare it the beginning of wheel-size stability - or the beginning of the end...
Min-Max: Rob's 2018 Trek Stache 29+
Rob's slackened Stache is a bittersweet reminder of how awesomely fun these bikes are and how deserving the platform is of a re-imaging...