What's On Your List?
Dear Santa - Niels' List
A pair of well-engineered German goodies (RAAW Bikes!) and a plea for apparel that fits the lean and lanky...
7mesh Guardian Jacket in the Wet
The Guardian has a more generous cut than previous 7mesh jackets and is aimed squarely at soggy mountain bikers looking to dry out...
Shimoda Designs Explore 40 Camera Pack: Shore-tested
"The Shimoda Explore 40 has an impressive laundry list of details and is among the best packs that I have ever used..."
Teardown | Upgrade
2018 Bontrager Line Comp 30 Wheels (US$300?)
These wheels may scare others in the marketplace - and encourage riders to pick up a set just so they have emergency wheels...
Winter Survival Guide
27 Winter Riding Tips (Winter Is Coming!)
No need to build a wall - these tips and hacks will help you enjoy every minute of your rides in the snotty and snowy seasons...
Coil Forks VS Manitou IRT Air
Coil Forks are as hot as Gwin's brakes at the Val Di Sole finish - but are we chasing something that no longer meets our needs...
SRAM Code RSC Brakes - Long Term Review
The new Codes bear the SRAM name and offer better heat management, lots of fluid and everything you loved about the old Code...
Teardown | First Look
Aaron Gwin's TRP Quadiem Brakes - Teardown
TRP's top of the line brake (Gwin spec?) gets ripped apart so we can see what slows Aaron down...
One Headset For Life
There was a time when you could pass extra sweet components on from bike to bike because standards didn't change...
If it isn't Carbon - are you Still a Mountain Biker?
Mountain biking can be expensive, but if your stoke is high enough you can get rolling - without texting Zuck for cash...
Ask Uncle Dave
Why do you Jerks get to Ride such Expensive Bikes?
"You’ve fondled the right balls and wined the right people…and then all some jackass reviewer has to say..."
Party in the Front? PLUS half of your 29er
If you are a big wheel rider who is hungry for traction and control - even in the slop and maybe even snow - there may be a solution for you that isn't fat...
Bontrager Rally MIPS Helmet
Bontrager went deep on tech with magnets, Boa closures and MIPS - but it's the fit that impresses most in the end...
Long Term Review
Spot Mayhem 29 on the North Shore
"I was expecting to get punished by Whistler's late-season child swallowing braking bumps, but the Spot was more forgiving than any 130 mm bike has a right to be..."
2018 Marin Wolf Ridge Pro
"Wow, that bike actually looks cool in person. I'm not throwing up in my mouth at all..."
Helmets Don't Prevent Concussions - But This Tech Might..
If you ask most riders why they wear a helmet they will tell you they are trying to prevent a concussion - but they are doing it wrong...
150 Word Review
Shimano PRO Torque Wrench
A tool that strikes a balance that nails the difference between too cheap and too fancy and expensive...
Chris Dekerf: Why Buy A Handbuilt Frame?
"Communicating with the builder, learning details about how it was built, getting involved in the process, and loving the finished product..."
Fork Upgrade DIY
How To: Convert your Fox 36 to Coil with Push ACS3
A look at the installation process of a Push ACS3 coil conversion for the 2015-2018 Fox 36 Float or Talas...
What To Pack: Winter Edition
Andrew Major likes to be prepared but he prefers not to carry TOO much weight - here's his delicate balance of gear...
150 Word Review
Ergon GE1 Evo Slim Grips
The GE1 is an enduro grip - which is not to be confused with a DH grip (the GD1) - but they'll get your elbows out all the same...
WTB Convict Tire Review
The convict is a meaty large knobbed savage with two compound and casing options designed to assault your aggressive riding needs...
150 Word Review
Orange Seal - VersaValves Tubeless Valve Stems
Valve stems get clogged, hamper air flow and often look cheap - but Orange Seal is out to change that...
Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX
"I was always a bad racer because I was too focussed on being smooth and precise, and this bike plays right into that..."