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...
True Precision Stealth Roller Clutch Hubs
Out of the box performance of the True Precision Stealth hubs is as advertised - dead silent and engagement is instantaneous...
Long Term Review
2017 Specialized S-Works Enduro 29
2017 Trek Stache 7 29+
While it's clear the Stache wasn't designed for the nastiest, steepest terrain, for trails where it shines it lights up like a near-sighted goalie...
Greg Minnaar Talks about the Santa Cruz V10 29er
Greg feels more comfortable on the new bike and he's faster - which can't be great news for his competition...
Sea Otter Coverage
PUSH'ed Niner RIP 9 RDO
This special edition from of the RIP 9 RDO gets a custom valved PUSH ELEVENSIX rear shock but it doesn't come cheap...
FLAT and DING PREVENTION - A REVIEW
Huck Norris Saves The Day
Huck Norris - the Finnish-made tire foam tire liner - is said to prevent pinch flats and dings. Those claims and more get the North Shore assessment...
Commentary Plus Santa Cruz Press Release
29ers Have Arrived in World Cup DH
Santa Cruz confirms that all 3 syndicate riders to ride V10 29ers in Lourdes - does that mean these bikes will be in retailers in 9 months or less?
The Best Thing: Sea Otter 2017
EDC - OneUp's Slick Hidden Tool
EDC or Every Day Carry allows you to pack all the tools you need into your steerer tube and then deploy with a simple pull...
Our Favourites from Sea Otter 2017 (Part 1)
ALL THE STUFF AT SEA OTTER
Two new forks, handmade hardtails, wheels that cost two months' rent and sunglasses that demand respect and authority...
Former Vancouver Brand Reborn in Golden Colorado
Spot Mayhem 29 and 27+
The name suggest this bike is up to no good but the elegant lines make me think they bike will never get caught...
Kona's Brilliant Plan
An E-Bike You Can't Hate
Kona has done a side run around e-bike opponents - and it's (almost) impossible to be mad...
Sea Otter 2017
The UGL-E-BIKE Challenge
We can all agree that E-Bikes are ugly - but we need your help to find out which is the ugliest...
Radical New Suspension Ridden
Marin's 2018 Wolf Ridge
This bike makes some bold claims, like climbing like an XC bike and descending like a dh rig - and the gliding 4-bar system may even levitate...
DaamBuilt Custom Steel
Peter Daam is rekindling the tradition of custom frame building in North Vancouver.
2017 Norco Range 29 - 9.2
The Norco Range is a competent and burly line eater - but it also has other surprising competencies...
Shimano ME7 Shoes
Shimano's successor to the popular M200 adds an excellent new outsole as well as further design refinements. Is it the shoe for you?
Are Shimano's M396 The Best Budget Brakes?
There are some imperfections - but considering you can walk away with a complete set for less than $100 US these are impressive...
Andrextr Video Series
MTB Suspension Fundamentals
Andre examines the subtleties of leverage ratio and how an air or coil shock performs on bikes with differing progressivity...
9Point8 Introduces the Digit
Hankering for an under-bar dropper post lever, but don't want to shell out an arm and a leg? 9Point8 may have the solution.
Tire Testing in Georgia with Maxxis
We didn't go down to see new tire models, but we did come back with a renewed respect for Maxxis' approach to tire R & D. And the riding in Georgia was a damn good time.
Camelbak M.U.L.E. LR 15
The M.U.L.E LR 15 stands for something... and it holds 15 litres of your gear and 3 litres of water...