Ten Things Wrong With Your Bike - A Spring Service Story
Grab a scorecard and play along at home with your bike(s). Low scores win. Winners get to go ride their bikes while the rest of us get the tools out.
FIRST LOOK and RIDING IMPRESSIONS
2021 Transition Sentinel
Building on an already successful platform, the new Sentinel has a new look, 10mm more travel, and a few more surprises in store.
CushCore Bead Dropper Tire Lever
"Hell, I know some blue-barking bastards that will save its $20 cost in payments to the family swear jar on the first wheel."
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
e*thirteen Vario Dropper Remote & 180mm Vario Dropper Post
Andrew's first look at e13's new Vario dropper post remote and new, Wintek-equipped, 180mm, travel-adjustable Vario dropper post...
Whatcha Packin' - Cam McRae's on Ride Carry
I went from carrying too much when I used to wear a hydration pack, to too little when I switched to a bum bag, but I think I've got the happy medium figured out...
Long Term Test
2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team 29 Reviewed
The shape-shifting Strive 29er has two geometries - one for going up and the other for going down - and it serves up excellent direct to consumer value...
Not A Review
A Month with the Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike
What's it like when you can choose between a decaffeinated and enough EPO to humble Lance...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Riding Tall With The Manitou Mezzer Pro IRT Fork
The baddest-looking fork Manitou has ever made, the Mezzer stands tall with the proven IRT air spring and a new MC² sealed bladder damper...
Dear Uncle Dave: Why aren't Brand New Frames Straight?
Uncle Dave engages Noel Buckley of Knolly Bikes to answer a question about frame alignment...
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...