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Leatt's Full Shoe Lineup - Sept. 28, 2021, 4:28 a.m.

I was going to give these Leatt shoes a try until I realized they don't offer then over size 12.

Knolly Tyaughton Steel & Titanium Hardtails - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

Sweet looking bikes that I'd love to ride. The frames are pretty expensive though. You can get Reynolds 853 frames for less. I'm also not a huge fan of super boost.

Burgtec Josh Bryceland Ride High Handlebar (+ other bits) - July 7, 2021, 4:31 a.m.

I’m all about the high rise bars on my trail bike. I’ve been running a 40mm rise Renthal bar for a few years now and will never go back to using a huge stack of spacers. Fortunately bikes seem to be having longer head tubes these days which is also helping things. If I ever get a Knolly I’ll probably need one of these 50mm rise bars.

5 Gifts For Your Bicycle Mechanic That Aren't Beer - July 6, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

Are the wax or Swayze grips thicker than something such as the Renthal push-ons? I love the grip of the Renthal Ultra tacky but I have decent-sized hands and they were very thin. My hands would start hurting from the grips having such a small circumference. It started to feel like I was gripping a bare bar after a while.

The All-New 2022 Norco Range C1 - June 24, 2021, 4:38 a.m.

On a downhill bike or enduro race bike I can see the benefits of a high pivot design being worth the drawbacks if one is chasing all out speed. For a trail bike I'm not convinced yet. I'm not feeling like my 6 month old standard horst link bike is inadequate at this point.

Gear Shots June 22, 2021 - June 22, 2021, 5:11 a.m.

I have the 100% version of those D3O gloves and they've saved my hands on more than one occasion. Originally I bought them after my friend broke their hand when they punched the ground during a crash. I've had a few hard hits on them since then and my hands have been unscathed. It's hard to say if it has saved me from a broken hand but they have definitely prevented some serious bruises at the least.

Canfield Bikes Balance LE - Review - June 17, 2021, 4:28 a.m.

This is definitely a sweet ride but no bottle cage in the front triangle is a deal breaker for me these days. I haven't ridden with a pack in about a year and I don't think I can go back.

Banshee Titan Review - Part Two - June 14, 2021, 4:48 a.m.

Very curious about the Banshee Titan vs the Knolly Chilcotin if anyone has experience with both.

Banshee Titan Review - Part Two - June 9, 2021, 11:56 a.m.

If I manage to break my Stumpjumper Evo frame I'm getting a Titan.

The Loam Ranger Loves Dogs: Except on the Trail - May 27, 2021, 5:14 a.m.

I love dogs but find them mostly annoying on the trail. I've witnessed multiple instances over the years where someone's dog runs into the trail at the worst possible time and it resulted in a collision. For this reason no dogs allowed in the group I ride with.

EXT Announces New E-Storia Coil Shock - May 26, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

I’m not convinced there is a need for an e-shock. This should be good on the Stumpjumper Evo and other bikes which side load the shock a lot.

Crankbrothers Stamp Shoes - May 17, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

These Stamp shoes are checking a lot of boxes for me and look like an excellent contender to replace my 5.10s. I'm particularly intrigued by the BOA and speed lace versions. But I've never used BOA shoes before. Any insights on them in this application? Nothing wrong with regular laces since they're so simple and just work. Is there a meaningful advantage to the alternative lacing options or not really worth the extra cost?

The New 2022 Trek Session - April 8, 2021, 10:56 a.m.

I love the idea of an adjustable shock mount to modify the progression of the rear suspension. This seems like a relatively trivial thing to implement. It offers a very interesting tuning opportunity especially for those wanting to run coil shocks.

Jon Staples' EXT Equipped Specialized Stumpy Evo - April 8, 2021, 7:37 a.m.

I've never ridden the Enduro but I had the last gen Evo and now I'm on the 2021 Evo. The newest version rides remarkable better than the last generation. I think there is something to the more rearward axle path and longer chainstays of the 2021.

Riding the 2021 Canyon Sender CFR - March 23, 2021, 9:48 a.m.

I've been spoiled with the Stumpjumper Evo's massive adjustability. The Sender seems to have some very nice adjustability as well. I don't adjust my bike much but it's oustanding being able to experiment with the geo to find what works best.

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