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...
ASK UNCLE DAVE
Uncle Dave's Guide to Roof Top Tents
Figuring out a rooftop tent set-up makes building up a mid-90's DH bike look tame by comparison...
LONG TERM REVIEW
X-Fusion Trace HLR
11 Months, 3 Bikes, 1 Fork Review. Conclusion: The Trace HLR has the adjustments, features, and ride quality of significantly more expensive forks.
The Hive's unique dropper for the sophisticated luddite
e*thirteen TRS+ Dropper Post: First Look
E*Thirteen's TRS+ gets two 'Best In The Industry' awards: one for their fantastic remote, and another for...
Ride Bikes, Drink Beer, Flout Darwin
Survival of the Fattest
A Survival Guide to Group Rides
First Look and Early Ride Thoughts
2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon
Up For Anything; Down For Anything
Ask Uncle Dave
I'm Coveting My Neighbour's Life. What Should I Do?
Is your FOMO out of Control?
One Man's Preferred Perch - the WTB Deva
This Man Loves a Women's Saddle
The WTB Deva saddle isn't deceptively named - it's made for women but Andrew Major likes it anyway...
NSMB VIDEO & PHOTO FEATURE
Landshapes: Dylan Sherrard
Dylan Sherrard shows us how the clay spires, sagebrush, and the wildlife of Kamloops has been a driving force behind his two-wheeled self...
e*thirteen TRSr Carbon Cranks
The Hive's e13 TSR cranks use proprietary tools for the bottom bracket and direct mount chain ring, and crank removal. All made of steel and included!
2017 Norco Range 29 9.2
The Range 9.1 has 29" wheels but it's got a downhillers soul - this Aurum inspired ripper would be right at home in the Whistler Bike Park...
167 km/h on MTB: Should I Care?
"While it is impressive that he was able to hurtle down 45º slope in Chile at 167 km/h down, I’m stuck wondering a few things..."
X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post
Can X-Fusion change the dropper landscape with their US$200 Manic Post - that seems simple and cheap to service?
2017 Trek Slash 9.9 Review
"This is a ridiculously capable chunder pig that would make a fantastic big hit trail slayer, or ripper enduro race rig..."
3 Winter Gloves Reviewed
It may be a little late for a winter glove test - but we were waiting for optimal cold and nasty weather - and we were well served by Mother Nature...
4 Bikes For Price of 2
Two wheelsets for one bike is not a new idea to enhance bike value - but how about two very different bikes - 27+ & 29'er - with interchangeable wheels?
Flats and Dings Gone?
Run lower pressure and improve your traction without risking flats or busted and dinged rims? Read on...
Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : Teardown
"I'm well past the 150hr/yearly service interval and the Crankbrothers Highline dropper post was starting to sound a bit crunchy..."
Chromag Primer 27+
Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.