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Surviving A FORCE OF NATURE - Sept. 30, 2013, 8:34 p.m.

Holy smokes that was steezy

Leogang DH Replay - Sept. 22, 2013, 6:05 p.m.

Man, that is some seriously good television right there. And the happy ending to boot.

2014 Surly Instigator - Sept. 17, 2013, 12:29 p.m.

The 120tpi versions of those tires are quite light, too - 820g or something like that?

Morgan knows fully well my interest/knowledge about this bike. I had been awaiting anxiously info on the second coming of the Instigator.

I think it's a pretty versatile bike. The fat 26er tires means you can easily put a "normal" 650b wheelset on there for summer use or faster rides, or as a primary wheelset. The relatively high BB means you can run normal size 26″ rubber too without it being too awkward. The geo is awesome - slack and with a short rear end.

I'd use it for urban rides, winter trail rides, slow XC rides, and bikepacking. And the nice thing about a Surly is it's kind of timeless, which is something not common in today's MTB world. An abused 5 year old Surly is cooler than a new Surly.

The Relics of Shaketown – Part II - Sept. 4, 2013, 11:36 a.m.

That photo of the first switchback blew my mind, I had no idea the road was ever that… road-like.

Confessions of a Sandbagger - Sept. 3, 2013, 10:36 p.m.

If I ever caved and built a rediculous 90's mountain bike (purple ano like woah), I'd race citizen CX on it every chance I got!

I am kind of inspired to get some knobbies for my Long Haul Trucker…

Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35″ - Sept. 3, 2013, 7:26 p.m.

Furthermore to article: I ripped my rear Hans between knobs on Top of the World yesterday. That trail really is a tire-killer. I think it was a fluke, so I'm not going to hold it against the tire. Unfortunately, it was my very first ride on that one.

I actually found that a Nobby Nic out back died much faster than the Hans Dampf (Pacestar for Pacestar). I am looking forward to trying a pair of Magic Mary's, since their side knobs look very sturdy.

Red Bull Joyride Finals Replay - Aug. 17, 2013, 7:40 p.m.

Hope Soderstrom is okay - congrats to Semenuk! When you ride that well, people don't even try to make fun of the fact your last name starts with semen.

NSMB Does Crankworx - Aug. 16, 2013, 6:20 p.m.

Solid content and perfect editing. Diggin' it.

This Is Not An Enduro Ride - Aug. 7, 2013, 11:53 a.m.

This is basically exactly what I've been saying for a good while.

Enduro is a style of race, not a riding style. It is most similar to all mountain.

And 'all mountain' means just riding your bike on whatever, where ever. It is a label that removes the need to label - it is simply riding your bike. It is the equivalent of the do-it-all bike of yesteryear.

Ironic, being that it was the tipping point for huge outcry about having too many terms for different types of riding - obviously fueled by bike manufacturers to help increase the average rider's quiver.

2014 Intense Carbine 29 - July 24, 2013, 2:58 p.m.

If I was a taller dude that'd be a dream bike for me. I am all for 29ers, but at 5'9″ I'd rather be on smaller wheels.

Refitting Expresso with Digger - July 22, 2013, 1:17 p.m.

Really, really well put together video! Music included. Expresso is the new expresso.

The North Shore Beer Run – Fat Bike Growler Style - July 18, 2013, 10:15 p.m.

Haa, I already commented on a photo on instagram of this setup but i'll say it again - pretty hardcore riding pangor on that setup! pretty badass. fatbikes and growlers TOTALLY go together.

(ps: i'm

Schwalbe Muddy Mary – Gear Shots - July 4, 2013, 12:06 p.m.

The trailstar/pacestar/vertstar naming isn't perfect from an intuitive point of view but I don't mind it. Once you get into multi-compound tires you can't really just print the durometer anymore (though interesting the reviewer was getting consistent duro throughout), so you need a different naming convention.

I for one like the most recent Schwalbe labelling system - four squares that detail all the pertinent info about the particular tire. It might be the neat freak engineer in me.

Morgan Taylor: Beardless & Fearless - June 27, 2013, 9:49 p.m.


2013 Specialized Enduro Comp 29 SE - May 29, 2013, 8:22 a.m.

The wheel path has to be what makes this bike do what others could not - either straight up or rearward as it goes thru its travel, as opposed to most designs where the wheel hooks forward towards the end of its travel. Slick either way - 155mm travel and 16.9 chainstays are magic numbers for any wheel size!

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