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The New Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon Has Arrived - Oct. 5, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

a refreshingly diverse cross section of personalities; obviously intentionally curated as such, but a nice break from standard bro mtb culture.

Introducing the All-New Rocky Mountain Element - Sept. 29, 2021, 8:56 a.m.

yes - love the thin tube aesthetic. looks like a super fun trail shredder too.

AXS Eagle Economics - Sept. 25, 2021, 10:06 a.m.

Effigear uses a standard SRAM shifter, and they now have a gearbox that uses the pinion mounting standard. Also sounds like they shift better under load than the pinion; given all the above, will be interesting to see if they gain some traction in the market. 

And yes, integrated motor / gearbox solutions make SO much sense. Seems like an innevitable evolutionary step for high end offroad ebikes.

AXS Eagle Economics - Sept. 24, 2021, 9:50 a.m.

looks like axs for RS shocks & forks is incoming. just wait till you've got SIX wee batteries to tend. 

that said, i really do like the idea of a remote dropper. don't enjoy chasing those cables (not that it's a regular chore). not at current pricing, of course (nor limited drop). waiting for that sweet sweet trickle down to appease we frugal masses.

Knolly Tyaughton Steel & Titanium Hardtails - Sept. 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

was about to say. size specific tubesets, but not rear centers? why is this so difficult?

Makers - Paul Brodie - Sept. 17, 2021, 12:59 p.m.

i believe charlie cunningham was the first to use a sloping tt (starting in the late 70's). the mid 80's rockies & brodies appear to be the first mainstream production bikes to use the design though.

Sun Peaks Bike Park with my Son and his Buddy - Sept. 17, 2021, 9:34 a.m.

cool to run into you! we had a great day. fantastic trail network + no lift lines = a very compelling alternative to battling the whistler masses. 

breakfast @ vertical cafe is great as well; good people there.

New From Devinci: The Spartan HP - Sept. 16, 2021, 10:01 p.m.

that would be cool if that's the case. my biggest criticism of my 210 one up 34.9 is that they share the same slidey bits as the 31.9, and just make the difference up with metal - it's 120g heavier than the 31.9. almost makes me want to buy a 31.9 & a shim. almost.

Makers - Paul Brodie - Sept. 16, 2021, 9:52 p.m.

the excelsior project is amazing; fabricating everything - including engine - from scratch. just noticed he's got one for sale still (sitting up in the corner of his shop) - for $139k USD (!).

Makers - Paul Brodie - Sept. 15, 2021, 9:22 a.m.

sick! love the gatorblade fork. the (fillet brazed) romax is one of my all time lust machines. paul is such a treasure. looking forward to watching this vid; such a great concept.

Gear Shots - some of Pete's BCBR gear picks - Sept. 14, 2021, 8:47 a.m.

negative rise stem? you getting SERIOUS.

Have New Standards Made Bikes Better? - Aug. 25, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

i like this discussion. also, love the 10 year old standards modern bike build concept.

Canadian Made Carbon: the We Are One Arrival - Aug. 20, 2021, 12:48 p.m.

if i were to buck up for carbon, this would be the one. stoked to see this project come to fruition. yay for canadian manufacturing! sounds like they've got a rad team on board.

The Best Bit About Being A Bike Reviewer - Aug. 16, 2021, 11:43 a.m.

the opportunity to play pseudo-pro & appear as subject matter in some really cool shots is rad indeed - despite having to endure the dankest of conditions ("too sunny, can't shoot today"), having to push up sections countless times ("one more time") & of course enduring the constant badgering ("KNEES") - all worth it.

Lahar M9 - Aug. 14, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

yes. and no, currently. tho the frame is still intact, various bits hanging off it are in need of a refresh.

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