Dear Santa: I Can’t Decide!
We’ve been thinking about some of the stuff we’d like to see in our stocking this year – and we’re going to take turns giving you a look at our lists.
Should I Sell My Bikes?
Sell or store? What to do when you've got two fresh, but fast devaluating, bikes that you can't ride for a year and a half...
ENVE M60 Forty – Long Term Review
"What in the name of Jeebus would possess anyone to spend the price of a new refrigerator on a pair of mountain bike wheels..."
Could the Bomber Girls Save Marzocchi?
Did Marzocchi's best years coincide with the most buxom Bomber babes representing the brand?
RaceFace Agent Waterproof Shorts
If you ride in wet and mucky conditions you absolutely need some waterproof shorts - but are these the ones for you...
Norco Aurum C7.1 Review
"This bike does look bloody marvellous. But so what? Do looks translate to performance..."
Why do MTB Forks Suck?
Why in the name of all that is holy, does my mtb fork require constant service, but the fork on my dirtbike seems content...
When you think of Rampage do you think of the build crews? Follow the diggers behind Aggy, T Mac and Carson Storch from the early shovelling all the way to the podium...
One gear, all-terrain, 72 hour party
"Cheating wasn't really considered cheating, it was seen more like entertaining performance art..."
Thule RoundTrip Pro Travel Case – Reviewed
Flying with your bike is a uniquely first world pain in the ass - but that doesn't make it sting any less...
Fat, Fashion and F*cking Wheel Size
“The point is, we’ve always looked pretty stupid riding our bikes…Dress up like your favourite dirt jumping from and maybe some of whatever-the-hell-that-takes will rub off on you.”
Santa Cruz V10 C and CC long term reviews
Dueling Downhillers: Tim Coleman and Mike Wallace spent a season long-term testing the Santa Cruz V10 C and CC.
Crank Brothers Iodine 2 Wheelset Review
“The bike on which these wheels were rolling was recently stolen…if you happen to see it in the wild, feel free to repossess with extreme prejudice.”
NSMB Forum testing: Ryders antiFOG eyewear
Think you know a thing or two about gear? NSMB forum testing puts the community in charge of gear reviews – this time with Ryders antiFOG eyewear.
WTB PadLoc Grips: Reviewed
The controversial WTB PadLoc grip system gets put to the test, along with the carbon Blackbox Clementz Boobar handlebars…
Surviving Peru At Altitude
“He didn’t mention much about the challenges of altitude sickness and acclimatization during his pitch; that came after we’d paid for our plane tickets…”
The 650b Conspiracy
“Everybody knows that plus bikes are the new “massive bike industry conspiracy” and 650b was only created to pave the way for its introduction. Please put more effort into staying current…”
Reynolds Blacklabel 29TR Wheels Reviewed
“29er wheels can be prone to feeling a touch floppy with their longer spokes, so the stiff rim and high spoke tension counteract that….”
The Chilcotins Claim Another Cherry
“To a junior mechanic, high on bikes but resigned to wasting his summer chasing extra shifts to save money for college, it sounded like heaven.”
Are You Judging Me?
“It leaves me wishing that we were capable of conversing with one another without having to talk about the expensive shit dangling between our legs.”
Kona Process 134 Supreme – Long Term Review
"The Process 134 Supreme is a smile-inducing ride in the vast majority of situations and the frame is the heart of that experience..."
Epic in Ethiopia
"I will have a first aid kit and a satellite phone. In case of a life-threatening injury - but keep in mind that the heli-service is based in Addis Ababa..."
Specialized 2FO Cliplite Shoes – Reviewed
The 2FO has evolved and lost some weight with an eye on lowering your Strava times and saving weight...
7Mesh Glidepath Shorts Reviewed
Pockets are an essential part of pre-ride prep for me - and 7Mesh has made these a priority without overdoing it...