Ruminating On Trek's $1650 Roscoe 7
With its great drivetrain, worthy frame, and excellent smile-per-dollar ratio, the Roscoe 7 may be the best value in mountain biking.
Aluminum Is Actual
Steel hardtail frames can deliver an excellent mix of ride quality and durability. The same goes for carbon and titanium. And, for a well-designed aluminum frame as well.
REVIEW | TEARDOWN
Pembree D2A Flat Pedals
Pembree's beautifully machined platforms torn down and compared to other boutique small-batch pedals
Varying Degrees Of Engagement
Where do fast engaging hubs make a difference to the riding experience.
Giro Tack Rubber Shoes: Tracker, Deed and Latch
Giro expands their grippy Tack rubber super-sticky flat pedal shoe lineup to three: The Tracker, Deed, and Latch.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Enduro Maxhit Stainless Steel Headset
Featuring a stainless steel aesthetic, unique construction, smooth action, a solid guarantee, and bold claims about longevity
Wolf Tooth's Resolve Dropper Post
The Wolf Tooth Resolve is the smooth in any weather, and is fully serviceable with excellent small parts support and manufacturing quality...
RockShox Recon VS RSD's Rigid Fork
Swapping out the Recon on a Trek Roscoe for a 510 mm axle to crown fork with 0 mm of travel
OneUp Composite Pedals For Smaller Feet
The new OneUp Composite pedals boast two different pin configurations and a 15% smaller platform than the original.
DOES THE FUTURE HAVE FEWER GEARS PT IX
Shimano Inadvertently Upgrades Friction Shifting
Andrew discovers the best friction shifting setup in the history of bicycles.
Wolf Tooth's New ReMote Pro Dropper Post Lever
Wolf Tooth's ReMote popularized high-quality, cartridge-bearing pivot, aftermarket dropper post remotes and now they've upped the ante.
Bell Falcon XR & XRV MIPS Evolve Helmets
These casual-looking open-faced helmets bring breathability, a blinky light, and MIPS Evolve to the table.
Manitou Jack Dropper - Revive Revisited
Following up on the Jack, based on the first great dropper post on the market, the BikeYoke Revive.
Andrew's Mixed-Day Early Spring Outlay
It's late winter or early spring and rides will vary randomly from short to long, so a backpack's my best solution for ride support.
Differentiation - Selling Used, Buying New, And Moving the Industry Forward
As new bike and component sales slow to a soft pedal, and the used market breaks a chain, companies will look to differentiate their products...
Training For Wont
Making the mental and physical investment 'just' to get back my previous fitness and fortitude...
SwitchGrade - Tilting Saddles
The quality, condition, and use case for Aenomaly Constructs' SwitchGrade saddle tilt adjuster...
Trek's Roscoe 7 Is 1650 USD (1880 CAD), Complete!
Trek's Best Looking Bike is a solidly-priced, Deore M6100 equipped hardtail with an awesome appearance in any of its three livery choices.
Lost In Transmission
The brand new SRAM T-Type 'Transmission' drivetrain shifts really, really well, but...
BikeYoke REVIVE 27.2 Gravel Dropper
BikeYoke's proven Revive mechanism in a 27.2mm chassis with a gravel and commuting-friendly 80mm of travel
Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes - Three Years Later
Andrew's been riding the same pair of Hayes Dominion A4 brakes for over three years - with no maintenance beyond brake pads and the odd bleed.
Pummelled Patina Or Perpetually Polished?
If you were buying one pair of pedals for the next decade, would you choose a pummelled patina anodized colour or perpetually polished silver?
Min-Max: Arden's Aluminum RSD Middlechild
Steel may be real, but aluminum is actual, and so are the savings in suspension and drivetrain maintenance on Arden's #1FG RSD Bikes Middlechild.
Zero Darco Thirty
Andrew borrows the mix-matched travel full-suspension-hardtail concept from the Chromag Darco and applies it to his own bike.