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SR Suntour TriAir Rear Shock - Feb. 24, 2021, 8:12 a.m.

Good note about side-load risk on a shock. 

I don't think that is an aspect that many folks think about when selecting a bike and/or shock. An editorial about the forces a shock sees may be of interest. Which suspension design places extra stresses (not uppy-downy ones) on the shock assembly vs. others? Why is coil better than air for side-loading? Do we assume the shock spec'd with the bike is the best design for longevity and not just riding performance? What are some signs to watch out for? I'm sure there are other questions that newbs all the way to expert riders would appreciate.

Should You? Tire Insert Pros and Cons - Feb. 3, 2021, 11:53 a.m.

Running dual Nukeproof ARDs on Assegai/DHRII (EXO+) no issues for my 220# Clydesdaleness on the shore. I did shorten them a bit as they do swell a bit.

The only flat I've had was due to a snapped spoke pushing through the rim-tape...not an insert-related failure.

Elbow Pads can be the Best Leg Armour - Oct. 26, 2020, 11:26 a.m.

I discovered this hack a few years ago - adult elbow pads can also be cheaper than kids knee pads.

I agree with a previous comment though, soft-pads (a la D3O) are better than hard shells. Depending on the design and strap locations, I have found having my grom wear tall socks help manage hot-spots. 

The other key aspect is for parents to be the example - wear your knee pads and show how they don't bother you - your little-un will want to follow suit...cause you are still cool in their eyes.

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 - Sept. 9, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

it looks "slabulous"

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 - Sept. 9, 2020, 8:26 a.m.

Where on the shore is that giant slab?

RRP ProGuard Bolt On Fender Review - June 24, 2020, 8:44 a.m.

Waiting for the DVO solution :) the bolt-on one included in the fork is just too short.

Mountain Bikers are still getting Hurt on the North Shore - March 24, 2020, 7:32 a.m.

I was going to say the opposite Pete. With less folks on the road, I've been seeing more and more reckless driving (speeding, crossing lanes without signaling, charging orange/red lights). Rumor has it that the RCMP have reduced their staffing in half to allow for sickness...so patrols are potentially down.

I agree that we need to be responsible in the MTB world, and for those riding on the road, I'd be extra vigilant (and visible) because there are some crazies out there.

Product Review Updates - Winter Edition - Feb. 19, 2020, 8:38 a.m.

I like this format of review, short, sweet and clear. "Here is all the stuff I'm trying out at the moment".

Going to Wide Bars (and back again) - June 29, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

I've got a few bars at 755 or so that I could easily part with (31.8 diameter). PM me if interested.

The UGL-E-BIKE Challenge - April 21, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Yeah #4 gets my vote

Electricity From Your Legs - Jan. 8, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

I've always wondered if you could generate some power from the stationary trainer.

MTB Reaction GIFs Vol. 2 - Dec. 11, 2013, 11:24 a.m.

"Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, did you see that!!!"

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