Transition Suppressor (26 Inch!) Long Term Review
"The faithful are still out there, true to the 26” wheel, or true to their stockpiled boutique wheelsets they can't bear to part with..."
I’m a Dad Now – Should I Sell My Bike?
Not sure if you're Dad Dave in addition to Uncle Dave, but if not, I'm sure you've had riding buddies that are now fathers.
Agile Aussie: Bryn Atkinson’s Norco Aurum
Super shredder Bryn Atkinson shows off his carbon race machine and his handling skills while hitting speeds of mach 69…
The Smallest Biggest Bike Company in the World
“Those employees add layers and polish to the culture the owners molded from frame jigs and late nights and cheap whiskey. And so it is with Kona.”
Riding The Burn – Coastal Crew
‘423 hectares of torched forest presented an opportunity we couldn’t pass up, it was time to take out the tools and load up the camera gear…’
2016 Shimano Deore XT (11-spd) In The Wild
"It would be easy to not worry too much about the dawn of a new XT - but that would be a mistake..."
Ryan Howard – Post Rampage Interview
"I’m not the most competitive person - as long as I'm happy with my riding, I could care less what my score is..."
I Don’t Want to Talk Rampage – Ask Uncle Dave
"There is almost no point in talking about this any longer because we’ve entered the domain of bad teenage drama..."
SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
“…like taking Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and adding Chili Lime – the new version was even better without making me forget what was so great about the original.”
Semenuk’s Post Rampage Interview
A candid and insightful interview with the people's champ on judging, peformance and who should have scored higher than Aggy and Sorge...
Open Letter to Steve Romaniuk
"I'm a fan of the shit disturbers. Those willing to speak their minds when they care about something, potential consequences bedamned..."
Agents for Change
"I watched multiple friends get carted off in ambulances over two days. Compound fractures. Internal bleeding. Broken vertebrae..."
Paul Basagoitia – Hope After The Crash
"It wasn't until the next day that I learned, because of a social media posting by Paul's sister, that he had needed a nine-hour surgery..."
Who Would Actually Buy A Bike Park Photo?
"I know that every time you come tearing down Crank-it-up and you catch a flash out of the corner of your eye, you're heading right back up to ride that trail again..."
2015 Red Bull Rampage Results
Amplitude and speed won the day - on what may go down as the most successful Rampage ever in terms of runs completed...
Vorsprung TLA Compression System Reviewed
"In use it made the fork dive hard into its travel, particularly on steep sections of trail when on the brakes..."
Why Do Riders in Videos Destroy Trails?
"We’re plunging towards disaster, one slo-mo infused, red-bull drenched web edit at a time..."
The Vinyl Vessel: Norbs’ Specialized Demo
Norbs is going a new direction - but for now he'll be heading there on his custom-decalled S-Works Demo...
Long Term Review – Absolute Black Oval Chainring
The idea is that an oval ring can make the most of the stroke where power is produced by giving you a slightly higher gear, and minimize resistance where it isn't by lowering your gear...
Spoiled like a Hilton Grandchild
Here on the North Shore we've got so many trails that we can afford to bitch and complain about new ones being built...
What’s with Bikes and Effing Triangles?
"You’re talking about a tremendously boring subset of a sport that nobody really cares about..."
Stumpjumper 6Fattie Comp Carbon – PLUSSSSS!
The 6Fattie Comp Carbon pairs a modest spec with a carbon main frame and an aluminum swingarm - but don't tell anyone how much fun it is...
OneUp 45T Sprocket
When Shimano finally released their one solution in XTR form, there was mass derision from the internet hoards...
What Makes a Bike ‘Rideable’ to a Reviewer?
"I hate dealing with the binary gear nerds who come pouring out of the bowels of the bulletin boards..."