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Shimano AM7 Shoes Review - Oct. 24, 2016, 8:36 p.m.

Haven't you read… The Rules?

Must Lose 100 lbs and Get Faster! - Aug. 30, 2016, 7:09 a.m.

It's all about food intake, less so about exercise. You need to run a mild calorie deficit and make sure you move every day, even if it's just a walk (uphill for 15 minutes and back is pretty easy).

I used My Fitness Pal earlier this year to track what I was eating. It allowed me to see where I was blowing my calorie budget. No surprise, if you drink a lot of beer and wine, free-pour salad dressing, and have seconds on almost every meal - you'll never get ahead.

When you do a big ride you can eat more than usual! But if you eat about what you usually eat anyway, you continue that deficit.

I only had to use the app (and the desktop version as well) for about 6 weeks to get on track with portions, and continued to lose weight since I was aware of what a good portion looked like and where I was eating/snacking too much of particular things.

Chromag Primer - July 4, 2016, 7:46 a.m.

Make no mistake: Chromag's Taiwanese-made frames are excellent bikes. I have the original Rootdown and it is super rad.

But, the Canadian frames are made with a closer attention to detail and have traditionally been built with lighter tubesets. They are also built and painted by guys who have been building bikes in BC for decades – that has its cachet.

You can't go wrong with a Chromag.

Freesole Saves Me Money - June 29, 2016, 9:36 p.m.

Yeah, it's great, just cut out an appropriately-sized piece and you still have a bunch left. My old Atom LT has a few Tenacious patches on it now.

29er in Front – Party in the Back - June 2, 2016, 6:36 a.m.

I can confirm that, absolutely loving the Paul Klampers. Using compressionless housing and being meticulous about setup is key, but the result is surprisingly good.

2016 Trek Shremedy 29 – Long Term Review - June 1, 2016, 6:41 a.m.

Do you feel like your switch to clipless helped make riding this bike a more positive experience?

SRAM EX1: Does ‘E’ stand for ‘Everyone’ - May 18, 2016, 6:32 a.m.

I like the viewpoint and the discussion. I'm not sure I like 33% jumps between gears.

Reece Wallace – RAW on the SHORE - April 13, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

I have an Industry Nine Torch hub, and it is the loudest hub I've ever ridden. I'm considering packing some grease into it!

Introducing the Rocky Mountain Pipeline - April 12, 2016, 11:06 a.m.

A shorter travel, larger-tire-volume trail bike trundles through technical terrain much more efficiently than an enduro race bike designed mostly for downhill dominance and propped up by platform dampers for climbing. More of an everyday bike for the everyday mountain biker. Keep in mind the Shore of yore is far from the experience of the everyday mountain biker.

Introducing the Rocky Mountain Pipeline - April 12, 2016, 11:03 a.m.


Are Product Reviews Full of Sh!t? - April 12, 2016, 10:46 a.m.

Dear Uncle Dave,

Why do mountain bikers insist on calling people pussies and suggest that they "grow a pair"? Let's call a spade a spade. It's 2016, and we can communicate using language that doesn't alienate a majority of the world's population.

Justin Trudeau.

Uncle Dave – Commencal Frame Winner! - April 5, 2016, 6:41 a.m.

Matt Hunter truly is a great guy.

2016 GT Sanction Team: Full Review - March 30, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

Great photos as usual, Dave!

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 28, 2016, 10:50 a.m.

Copy that and send it in to Uncle Dave, you're onto something.

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 27, 2016, 10:35 p.m.

This cassette gives 1x riders more gear range than any road double combination you can make up. Sure, some of the jumps between gears are larger, but people don't seem to care. It's not all about weight. It's about sound, simplicity, and riding rad stuff.

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