For the Geeks
Garmin Edge 130 Plus Review
This small package offers more functionality than you can poke a stick at…
Making room at the table for the smaller guy
Teravail Kessel Tire Review
A familiar tread pattern and grip on a new option for aggressive riding
LAUNCH AND REVIEW
Outbound Lighting Hangover & Trail Evo Review
These new, made in the USA helmet and handlebar lights make for a powerful duo for serious night riding.
POC Axion Spin and Tectal Race Spin - Long Term Follow-Up
Revelations deep in a review can go in two directions and it's impossible to know if it's north or south until you get there...
GOOD GIFTS & GEAR
2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2
ENVE's new alloy beauty, a sweet carbon Giant Trance, tools that make you want to work on your bike, and slippers that wouldn't be out of place in your workshop.
ENVE Goes Metal With New Alloy Stem
Usually known for their carbon manufacturing, ENVE's newest addition is a lightweight 3D-forged and machined lightweight aluminum mountain bike stem.
Three Versions Reviewed
Michelin Wild Enduro Tire Review
Getting wild on Michelin's latest aggressive trail tires…
FIRST RIDE REVIEW
Riding the 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit eMTB
Two days riding fast single track and loamy steeps on this mixed-wheel 170mm-travel beast with Shimano's new EP8 Drive System.
Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers
The new 8-Bit Pack Pliers are a premium trailside, and home shop, multi-tool combining the best feature of their EnCase tool and Pack Pliers.
OneUp Components Introduces EDC Lite Multi-Tool
OneUp's follow-up to the original EDC tool, the EDC Lite is simple, affordable, easy to install, and swappable between bikes.
(Will There Be) Revenge Of The Nerd Brands?
With more mainstream bicycle companies introducing adjustable geometry, what path forward is there for the small and medium outfits to maintain their boutique status...
Ridden and Reviewed
Riding the 2021 Knolly Warden LT V2
The Warden LT is a long travel machine built from aluminum and designed for rough play...
GOOD GIFTS & GEAR
2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 1
Fresh rubber, a combo for the kids, protection for your frame and some nice apparel round out week one.
4-Piston Brake Review
TRP DH-R Evo Brake Review
Has TRP perfected the mesh of power, consistency and feel with the new DH-R Evo?
Evoc vs. Mission Workshop vs. Dakine Bum Bags
1 Bum, 3 Bags
Uncle Dave's bum is very particular about its bags and it takes three to keep his assy area happy...
Leatt DBX 3.0 Trail+ Full Face Helmet Revisited
Another look at Leatt's DBX 3.0 full face helmet, and lightweight Trail+ full face lids in general.
LONG TERM REVIEW
SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting
It's a technological marvel, but how will that technology fare after a year of use on the North Shore?
Shimano GR5 Flat Pedal Shoes Reviewed
A reasonably priced shoe from Shimano with solid construction and adequate but not overbearing grip.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Coming Back To Bash Rings (With Wolf Tooth CAMO)
Wolf Tooth is seeing demand for crank-mounted bash guards – and perhaps their time has returned for our longer, lower, faster bikes...
Race Face Aeffect R Wheelset & Trace Rear Hub
The new Race Face Aeffect R wheelset has delivered a great looking and riding wheelset for a mid-point price.
Light And Motion Seca Comp 2000 & Vis Pro 1000 Trail
The solid Vis Pro 1000 Trail and the 'system killing' Seca Comp 2000 are Light And Motion's best value in a ride-anything, anywhere, anytime night riding setup.
Mano a Mano
Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing?
Back to Back runs in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park are the only way to answer this sort of question...
FLAT SHOE REVIEW (update)
Ride Concepts Long Haul Update (4 Models Ridden)
One of the best things about this medium is the ability to provide updated product info - and I've got some new pearls to share about four shoe models...
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
Elbow Pads can be the Best Leg Armour
It isn't easy to find leg armour that's great to pedal in, offers full shin protection against vicious pedal strikes, and fits a six-year-old...