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Yeti SB5.5 Reviewed - Nov. 28, 2016, 9:44 p.m.

Also check out the Banshee Prime, quite progressive at the end of the stroke… Super fun bike!

Shimano AM7 Shoes Review - Oct. 25, 2016, 4:55 p.m.

Take a look at the pic, the durability sucks…and like you I never had a problem with grip when things got hairy…but sometimes while climbing my foot would slide off.

Shimano AM7 Shoes Review - Oct. 24, 2016, 4:52 p.m.

My take. Super comfortable with shitty soles. These replaced my aging AM41's. Unfortunately 5.10 shoes do not really fit my feet.

The Pace of Change in MTB - Sept. 22, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

Get a Banshee….easy to switch between wheel sizes and standards….even better with the 2017 changes.

Hey Neighbour – Steve Mitchell’s Bike Collection - April 29, 2015, 11:19 a.m.

Yeah, I used to want a Mantis…was stoked to see one in his collection. For me the bike that is highest on my want list is an old original Yo Eddy….I used to lust after that bike so hard…

Better MTB Media - Jan. 28, 2015, 9:27 a.m.

Thank you for this awesome post NSMB. While there will always be a place for stupid click bait and easy to digest quick media we need to balance things out a bit and give our readers better content as described by the panel above.

Let's stay away from buzzfeed like content and bring our readers original content that will get our readers stoked to ride. That's what it's all about. Be honest, tell good stories and have fun!

Keep up the good work NSMB, I have enjoyed coming here for many, many years now and look forward to what you bring us in the future.

Haibike Xduro AMT 27.5 E-Bike Review - Nov. 7, 2014, 11:58 p.m.

Back that shit up with data. What I am saying is that everyone against it sounds like hikers when MTB started…"they (mountain bikes) are so much faster, and cause much more erosion!", see the similarities? That's all I am saying. You sound like hikers and equestrians when mountain bikes started showing up on their trails, scared of what these new machines will do to "your" trails. It took a long time but we are now starting to gain their trust, we have shown with scientific studies that we do no more damage than they do….do you think these studies were done on gravel roads and doubletrack….nope.

Hey Drew….I got one of these for ya…

Does this mean I think they should be on the trails, no. I said they look fun and I would like to test one out for myself so I can talk about them with a little more knowledge.

They are a motorized vehicle and they do not belong on trails that do not allow them. Period. There are tons of areas to still ride them legally and I would MUCH rather see these up in the hills than a full on moto, you can't roost these bad boys, no gas smell or noise pollution, very nice. But a MTB they are not.

Haibike Xduro AMT 27.5 E-Bike Review - Nov. 4, 2014, 4:53 p.m.

I think these bikes look like a lot of fun, but the fact that they are a motorized vehicle will cause issues for all trail users as the pedelec's gain popularity.

The knee jerk reaction you see here reminds me of hikers when MTB's started getting popular…lol. The possibility is there that this will create more traffic on the harder to get to trails. I can also see how awesome a bike like this would be to trailbuilders….able to build trails further up the mountains while still carrying all their tools.

I think there needs to be studies done on how much extra wear and tear to the trails that pedalec's do as well will they actually cause more people to ride the non lift/shuttle trails? Right now people are working with a lot of assumptions without facts and that is usually dangerous territory that helps no one.

Anyway, I would love to throw a leg over one and try it for myself. Good post Cam. The more we talk about the issue the better.

On Track with Curtis Keene Ep. 9 - Oct. 8, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

People like to give these videos crap, but I look forward to every one.

Eating My Words - Oct. 8, 2014, 9:21 a.m.

I have a friend who rides one all year long, and is FAST, not only that he can climb just about anything because of the amazing grip of those fat tires. I do think they look like a lot of fun, but I don't see myself getting one anytime soon, I want to wait till things settle down in the fatbike world a little.

650b And The Luddites - Aug. 6, 2014, 1:50 p.m.

Maybe it's my height and size (6'4″ 250+lbs) but the moment I got on a 29er I felt at home. I don't notice any of the negatives you mention on my Banshee Prime…it does everything my 26″ Rune did but just better and faster.

I will say that the whole wheel size debate is getting old…a wheel is a wheel and I have had fun on all sizes. Shut up about it and ride. Ride what you like and stop over thinking everything.

The Carbon Conundrum - April 24, 2014, 12:28 a.m.

Agree…I just did the same thing and so far love them. Then I saw the new Enve rims and almost pooped when I saw the $999 per rim price…just wow. Not worth it at that price, but $400 shipped to my door…that is a price I can swallow for an upgrade like this.

ENVE M-Series: Four New Carbon Rims - April 9, 2014, 12:37 a.m.

Now that would be a game changer!

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