Long Term Review
2020 Öhlins RXF36 m.2 Coil Review
This long term two-part review begins with the coil-sprung RXF36 m.2 but will end with an air-sprung review…
3 Test Products for Andrew Major: Spring 2020
A fresh look at Bontrager's dual-ply G5 tires in 29x2.5, Giant's Line clip-in shoes, and Wolf Tooth's EnCase in-the-bar tool system.
Increased Ride Height?
Riding (and installing) the new RockShox DebonAir Spring
Has RockShox has figured out a way to bump up the ride height of Pike, Lyrik, Revelation and Yari forks, without giving anything away?
INTRODUCING THE FOUNDATION COLLECTION
ENVE's new $1600 Wheelset: the AM30
ENVE went #freethenipple with the AM30. They're also still handmade in the US and covered by a 5-year warranty, but they cost less and don't give up performance.
Part 2 of 2
7 (or so) more Ways to Pamper your Bike During a Pandemic
I missed the most important pampering you can give your bike
Long Term Review
Chromag Phase30 Wheels
It's been well over a year since Andrew handed the Phase30 rims to Trevor Hansen for a thorough beating...
Lazer Impala MIPS Reviewed
Lazer's Impala MIPS offers impressive protection for a budget-friendly price
HANDCRAFTED IN BARCELONA
Behind the Brand: UNNO
It is very rare to get a behind the scenes look at Unno Bikes - Cesar Rojo's masterpiece of a handbuilt carbon bike company. Lucky us - and you.
CushCore 29 Plus Inserts - Much More Of A Good Thing?
After testing CushCore Plus tire inserts in a handful of different setups, here's the wrap up review.
Close Your Eyes & Cut Your Bars
Before ditching your old bar, why not cut off a couple of cms and see if your legacy length still works for you with modern bike geometry?
Don't Worry - There's A lot to be Done
5 Ways to Pamper your Bike during a Pandemic
If you find yourself with more time at home than usual, these tasks can prevent future problems, extend component and frame life, improve performance, and stave off viruses...
Pistons and Pivots
Pistons and Pivots: Reader Submitted #2
A couple of utility haulers, with some solid character, and one resurrected snow plow given the Six Million Dollar Man treatment...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
What Are You Carrying? Andrew's Hip Pack.
I'd consider changes or additions as long as I can still fit a whole Enduro Potato or a can of beer in there...
Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt III - Editorial
Dr. Strange Hub: Or How I Learned To Love The Gearbox
Where I talk about the off-the-shelf, 409%, ultra-reliable gearbox that's available for less money than a high-end 12spd cassette...
Review and Product Release
2021 Rockshox SID Ultimate Fork - Ridden on the North Shore
There are no two SID forks - and one of them has grown up to have 120mm of travel and Pike-diameter stanchions...
TEARDOWN | EDITORIAL
A Chris King RingDrive Hub Experience, Part 1
The legendary Chris King RingDrive rear hub in two parts. First up, a teardown of an ISO B boost hub (and a litany of anecdotes).
VIDEO and Press Release
Introducing the Evil Following V3
"Followings have ridden way past their travel numbers and Evil riders expect that of them..."
A Light and Well Priced 12spd Option
Rotor's 12x Cassette Ridden and Reviewed
Options are a beautiful thing for mountain bikers - and we've just been through a period when drivetrain choices were narrower than ever...
A CLIPLESS SHOE REVIEW
Bontrager Rally Clip-In Shoes
These are not the carbon-soled rigid slippers our tester normally prefers, but with the right pedals the flexibility here might just work...
A DIY Tragedy in III Acts
Yeti SB150 Bearing Swap - How To and How Not To
This will serve as a cautionary tale about inattention and complacency, but you can probably use it to help do an SB150 bearing swap...
Vancouver MTB Apparel
Behind the Brand: NF
The new apparel brand based in Vancouver, B.C. is looking to shake up the stale MTB clothing business…
2020 YT Jeffsy 29 Pro Race - Out of the Box
What's it like when a YT Jeffsy 29 arrives at your door in a large cardboard box...
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS
PNW Rainier IR Dropper Post - Travel Adjustable For 2020
The Gen.3 Rainier IR dropper post is available with up to 200mm of adjustable travel for under 200 USD...
Suspension Analysis - Yeti SB150
Videos are particularly helpful when it comes to demystifying the complexities of suspension kinematics...