“It rained a day or two beforehand, and trails are in great shape – hero dirt, with the occasional axle deep mudhole…”
Uncle Dave Brings You Kona 2017
"I showed up in Squamish on a Sunny Tuesday afternoon and encountered a large group of lubricated Kona bicycle dealers hurling furniture into a swimming pool..."
2017 Giant Trance
For the launch of the 2017 Giant Trance, we headed to the pristine, remote wilderness of the Southern Chilcotins.
My First Time in the Whistler Bike Park
A new video from Matt Dennison and IFHT reminds you what it was like to be a noob in the Whistler Bike Park...
2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review
"I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn't punish me when I'm at 90%. Or 80%..."
Dumbing Down Trails – Dumbing Up Bikes?
"Thank goodness they aren’t trying to educate us on this stuff and are instead focussed on creating new acronyms..."
Kona Honzo CR Trail DL Reviewed
Todd Hellinga takes the carbon big wheeled hardtail to the races, to the South Chilcotins and all over the Sea To Sky corridor...
Suntour Durolux R2C2 Teardown
"The Durolux R2C2 claims to be what a lot of riders claim to be looking for; a durable, no-nonsense, easily-serviced, affordable, and great performing fork..."
Shimano AM9 Shoes
"This groove accommodates the SPD bits, so the sole can grip the outer pedal body and behave more like a proper flat pedal..."
2017 Trek Slash 29
Look out Enduro race courses everywhere: the 2017 Trek Slash is here, featuring 150mm of bump-gobbling travel and 29″ wheels. It’s a beast.
Should I Get A Trail Dog?
"The muddy mess that your dog creates in the back seat of your friend’s new Audi is the reason you no longer get invited over to their house..."
Organic Growth 1.0 – The Coastal Crew
"Life moves fast so don’t force it. Let things flow, and do what feels right. Not because someone else wants it, but because you want it..."
2016 Yeti SB5.5C
Uncle Dave was smitten as soon as he pulled the Yeti SB5.5c from the box - and it may have cured his colourblindness...
Day 1 at La Thuille
Slideshow, results and video from a race the dowhillers are scared of as Sam Hill chases Richie Rude after one brutal day of racing...
Renthal Traction Grips are Mean (Updated)
Will Grips with ridges designed to bite back when you twist your hands make you ride better?
"This is far from the most egregious example of filming being done with little to no regard for the environment or surroundings..."
Done And Dusted
“…lots of golden light aerial footage, and a lot of other classic BC backcountry scenes.”
TLD Sprint Jersey and Ruckus Short
TLD Kit is immediately recognizable and great looking - but do they stack up in the function and fit departments as well?
The Warlord Battle Axe Mk II
“What is it? Well it’s a pick, an axe, a trowel, a rake, a scraper and a stomper all in one.”
Lenzerheide 2016 Complete Results
Great Racing from Lenzerheide with top riders laying down clean runs - but we aren't going to tell you who won until you click...
milKit – Sealant Replacement
milKit is a system that lets you evaluate and then add to or remove and replace the sealant in your tires without breaking out the tire levers...
Niner Opts for 27.5er (Sort of)
Niner Bikes built staked their reputation on 29" wheels - but the company has decided that there's room in the line for some 27.5 Plus action...
Giro Head to Toe
When the Truant jersey is in the laundry, it makes me do laundry more often. That’s a lie – I just wear it, even if it smells.
NOX Farlow Carbon Wheels: Reviewed
Modern rim design, feathery weight and a reasonable price - can Nox Composites deliver on all these promises?