Sometimes little things make all the difference.
Gear Shots: Jan 26, 2022
Winter gloves, a chain tensioner, kids' shoes, family-friendly lube, and a Japanese trail saw...
Enduro XD-15 TorqTite Bottom Bracket
Jewelry For The Muck
Can a bearing really get smoother with time instead of wearing out?
Fox Proframe Helmet
Full-face protection? It's not just for racers - especially when it doesn't weigh much and has great venting.
Fishing Reels & Four-Bar Linkages
There are many examples of innovations from elsewhere being incorporated into MTB and CamelBak's new inline LifeStraw has Andrew pondering the subject...
Introducing PNW Loam Pedals
PNW's forged and then machined new flat pedal has a nice shape and some rider and home-mechanic friendly features...
Long Term Review
2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 eMTB Review*
Norco's second biggest e-brawler - with a modular battery system - over the long haul in all kinds of weather...
EDITORIAL - DOES THE FUTURE HAVE FEWER GEARS VIII
Jailbreak Your Rear Hub (or don't)
XD and Micro Spline freehub drivers are all you'll find on mid-to-high-end mountain bicycles these days, but that doesn't mean you can't use an HG driver and 'downgrade.'
2022 Canyon Torque 29 CF9
Graham finds himself curious about the character of Canyon's longest legged single crowned mountain bike...
Where Have All The Chin Bars Gone?
Why are so many of my friends ditching the chin bar and sticking with an open shell?
A Look Inside the OneUp Dropper Post V2
You are not supposed to open that up!
We're Being Slowly Boiled Into Super Boost
With some very-big bicycle brands pushing extra-shitty 55mm chainlines on Boost-148 bikes, the heat is on for an industry-wide switch to Super Boost-157...
Gloworm XS 2800 and Alpha 1200 Lights
A Total of 4000 lumens from this Kiwi light brand
Micro-Categorize Your Mountain Bicycle
Welcome to the categorization of post-postmodern mountain biking. What type(s) of bike are you riding?
Chromag Wax Grips
Chromag only makes one push-on grip model. It's called the Wax, and here are some thoughts about it.
The Future Of Stashed Tools
There are many excellent options for stashing orifice-optimized tools on our bikes - but it turns out we may need to start concealing them more effectively...
Presents for Obsessed Riders
Cam's Gifts for Mountain Bikers 2021
If you want to find a gift for someone who is absolutely bonkers for mountain biking - you've come to the right place...
The 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon MX Part II (Finally a Great Ride)
After some struggle, Andrew and the Chameleon MX are speaking the same language - if not the same dialect...
Cooper's Gift Giving Ideas
Gifts that are Better than Lumps of Coal
Despite floods taking out the railways (and roads!), Neptune Terminal looks well prepped to fill stockings this year.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED GIFTS or GETS
NSMB Gift Guide: Dec 10th
For this week's gift guide, Roggey digs into a pile of goodies he has used and highly recommends.
Swapping Bladders For Back Protectors
Water in a pack may provide a little protection, but what if you don't transport your hydration on your back?
NSMB Gift Guide: Dec 2nd
Thoughtful gifts that can bring smiles to the recipient and enhance their ride.
Gift Giving 2021
Andrew's Gift Guide For Good (Mountain Bike) Friends
Some seriously serious, totally thoughtful, not at all cheeky gifting suggestions for your best riding friends.
Cascade Components Forbidden Druid-Nought Link
A little more travel, a little more support. Is it the secret sauce to a good time?
Santa Cruz Chameleon MX
Santa Cruz is back with an updated version of their aluminum do-anything-and-everything hardtail.