SWEET BIKE BUILDS
Kaz's 'Ride the Lightning' Santa Cruz Bronson
Kaz's Metallica-inspired custom decal job turns the already stunning Santa Cruz Bronson CC into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
2017 TREK STACHE 29+ Hardtail
Not just a wagon-wheeler but a Plus wagon wheeler - Trek's Stache 29+ hardtail getting ready for North Shore testing...
ASK UNCLE DAVE
Uncle Dave's Guide to Roof Top Tents
Figuring out a rooftop tent set-up makes building up a mid-90's DH bike look tame by comparison...
SHOCK TECH AND SETUP
Understanding Your Air Sprung Shock
Andre digs into what impact the negative air spring, and in particular its volume, has on your suspension performance...
LONG TERM REVIEW
X-Fusion Trace HLR
11 Months, 3 Bikes, 1 Fork Review. Conclusion: The Trace HLR has the adjustments, features, and ride quality of significantly more expensive forks.
Were We Supposed to See This?
Blenkinsop on Norco's Radical New DH Bike
Norco's unconventional new prototype DH bike is revealed... by Camelbak?
OWN FR-01 Shoe Review
“…if you do finish a ride with super wet shoes, you can just slide off the outer shoes and drive home in the liners.”
Santa Cruz Hightower
“…despite the very capable support crews with extensive first aid and a doctor riding along with us, we were still pretty much breaking in bikes and trails on the bottom of the world.”
First Impressions: Norco Aurum Carbon 7.1
"Crafting an opening line is vitally important because if I can't enchant and lure you, the reader..."
FSA Afterburner Brakes
“Heading out onto the trail, the first thing I noticed was just how much more power modulation the Afterburner had than several other brakes I had been riding…”
2015 Norco Aurum Carbon
With a carbon front triangle, 650B wheels, and an evolved design, Norco’s new Aurum is set to chase podiums for 2015.
Lezyne Shock Digital Drive
"Are quality tools fetish objects for you? Is your day ruined when your pressure is off by half a pound..."
Light & Motion Stella 500 and Cygolite TridenX
Turn night into day with the magic of LEDs and Lithium ions…
Alpinestars All Mountain Jacket
A form-fitting top layer for when the weather turns nasty…
Kitsbow Long Sleeve A/M Jersey and Soft Shell A/M Shorts
We all pinch our pennies – and let them fly – in different ways.
Exclusive: Thomas Vanderham’s Rocky Mountain Prototype
A radical departure from the current Flatline, but will it stay this way?
Five Ten Impact VXi
“How do you improve on the shoe that made you the go-to for flat pedal lovers the world over?”
Five Ten Impact VXi Clipless
Each of the size 10.5 shoes I was testing weighed in at 421 grams, and Five Ten says they are the lightest DH-specific clipless shoes on the market
Alpinestars Alp Knee Guards: Reviewed
“I was aiming for a set of kneepads that offered more protection than the traditional XC-style leg warmers, but weren’t so heavy that they got in the way while earning my turns…”
Sombrio Vapor Jacket: Reviewed
A bit more room in the fit to comfortably accommodate a mid-layer, but rarely has to be worn with more than a base layer…
Review: RaceFace Mud Crutch Fender
Finally! A non-prescription cure for Gritty Beard Syndrome…
Lezyne Winter Lights: Reviewed
A high tech light set to commute in on, charge at the computer during the day, and rip in the forest at night?
2013 Banshee Spitfire: Reviewed
A dose of sensibility in a world driven mad by wheel size comparisons…
2013 Banshee Spitfire 650B or 26″
Not sure what wheel size you want in your Shore-capable trail bike?