Brandon Semenuk: Simplicity
There’s a special greatness in simplicity. And greatness is sometimes best measured in what you don’t see...
2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 70
Brewed in North Vancouver, the new Altitude aims for the same balanced characteristics with an updated list of ingredients.
Reinventing (and moving) The Freewheel
Unsprung weight is the enemy of your suspension - but we keep putting larger cogs on the rear wheel - but maybe there is a simple solution...
Canyon SPECTRAL CF 9.0 EX
"Out of any bike I've tested and rolled through my place of employment, by far, this Canyon has caused the most stir..."
3 New Products For Spring
These are products that aren't yet fully reviewed, but Andrew Major thinks some of you should know about them before summer...
FORUM TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT
SR Suntour Forum testing
Want to be a gear tester? We've partnered with Suntour to give you that chance.
DETAILS AND RIDE IMPRESSIONS
The New Santa Cruz Nomad
The Santa Cruz Nomad 4 features a V10-like shock rate, but climbs like a trail bike. Really.
Can You Escape The New Bike Tractor Beam?
Why do we itch for a new bike when our current ride works flawlessly - whether we are racing or not?
ASK UNCLE DAVE
I'm Cheap and I Need Help: Ask Uncle Dave
Sell the bike and quit riding? Downgrade to a hardtail? Swap components for cheaper ones?
50 Ways to Leave your Bicycle
I have this hope that identifying crash mechanisms and codifying them might keep me safe - but I have no idea if this is true...
A slideshow of Dave Smith's selects from the past year
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.
HT X2 Pedals Reviewed
HT has been making pedals since JFK was alive, and don't think of them as off brand because Andrew Major (and Aaron Gwin) think they are sweet...
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...
DaamBuilt Custom Steel
Peter Daam is rekindling the tradition of custom frame building in North Vancouver.
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?
Chromag Trailmaster LTD Saddle - Oiled Leather is Better
Chromag's Trailmaster LTD oiled leather saddle proves that heritage manufacturing can work with modern saddle shapes...
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...
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.
Mavic Deemax Pro Shoes
The Mavic Deemax Pro are indeed 'enduro-specific' but do you need to be an enduro racer to appreciate these yellow slippers?
Your April Fools' Day Guide
Best Pranks for Mountain Bikers
NSMB has created the ultimate guide to April Fools' Day. With the help from IFHT and the Coastal Crew, we've laid out the best pranks for mountain bikers. Featuring classic pranks such as the ball bearing gag and a few you've probably never heard of.
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...