Rocky Mounts SplitRail Hitch Rack
A hitch rack from a smaller player that tackles the dreaded rack wobble…
Merry Ho Ho
Dear Santa: Jon's List
Jon would like a number of things for Christmas, most of which aren't available yet, but hey, no harm in asking to stay ahead of the curve.
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...
2017 Canfield Balance – First Impressions
It's made of aluminum, it doesn't have wagon wheels, it's got lots of travel - this will definitely make bikes great again...
WTB Ci24 rims w/ White Industries XMR Hubs Reviewed
WTB's first foray into carbon rims is deep and stiff - and it may not require a second mortgage to pay them off...
Dear Santa – Jon’s List
For Jon's list to be filled he would have to have been exceptionally good - princely even - but dreaming is well within the rules...
NOBL TR33 Wheelset
NOBL is a relatively new player in the carbon rim arena - but they mean to put a dent by offering quality and innovation for less...
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...
NOX Farlow Carbon Wheels: Reviewed
Modern rim design, feathery weight and a reasonable price - can Nox Composites deliver on all these promises?
Whyte Bikes T-130C: First Impressions
Aggressive geometry and pricing along with distinctive frame details help the Whyte T130c gap the competition...
Lichen Bikes Matchstick: Ridden
What does a custom steel duallie feel like when you've come off a carbon wheeled, carbon framed super bike...
Who would be crazy enough to start a company hand building custom steel full suspension frames- this interview with Devin Bodony aims to find out...
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II Reviewed
“This review could be very quick…I’m struggling to recall a pair of shoes that I have liked more.”
2016 Diamond Back Catch and Release
Diamondback has a new design that may be familiar to you - with some conventional and of course some Plus wheels...
New Goo: Stan’s Race Sealant
Frustrated by tubeless punctures and wimpy sealant? Stan’s to the rescue.
Bontrager Lithos Stormshell Jacket Tested
Bontrager's Lithos Stormshell is versatile enough for other wet winter activities and stylish enough to wear off the bike...
Niner Rip 9 Carbon Long Term Review
"I tried to take it by the scruff of the next and rag it down my local rowdiness and it was a fine bike for that, but it didn't instil confidence..."
Best of 2015 – Jon’s Picks
Jon's list involves places to ride, old buddies and fast new friends up and down the west coast - and some gear...
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….”
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..."
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...
OneUp 45T Sprocket
When Shimano finally released their one solution in XTR form, there was mass derision from the internet hoards...
2016 Commencal Supreme DH V4 – Ridden in Andorra
"One of my testes makes a run for my throat as it connects hard with the saddle..."
Hope Tech 3 E4 Brakes Reviewed
“The intricately machined brake levers – while reminiscent of a robot’s armpit – fall nicely to the finger…”