Long Term Review
Spot Mayhem 29 on the North Shore
"I was expecting to get punished by Whistler's late-season child swallowing braking bumps, but the Spot was more forgiving than any 130 mm bike has a right to be..."
Fresh Rubber from Maxxis Tires
More Wide Trail tires, additional Skinwall options and some aggro winter treads are all on deck for Maxxis in 2018.
Guerrilla Gravity Launches The Smash
A no-nonsense, Made-in-America trail smashing machine.
Long Term Review
2017 Specialized S-Works Enduro 29
Norco 2017 Range Carbon 650b & 29
Norco's 2017 Range Carbon is the latest enduro-focused machine to be equipped with 29er wheels...
2017 Norco Range 29 9.2
The Range 9.1 has 29" wheels but it's got a downhillers soul - this Aurum inspired ripper would be right at home in the Whistler Bike Park...
2017 Trek Slash 9.9 Review
"This is a ridiculously capable chunder pig that would make a fantastic big hit trail slayer, or ripper enduro race rig..."
Chromag Primer 27+
Going back to a hardtail – even one with progressive geometry like the Primer – required patience. The payoff was well worth it.
2017 Intense Primer Pro Review
Is the 2017 Intense Primer Pro a versatile and capable XC 29er or a longer legged trail bike that can be ridden on aggressive terrain?
Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 CC – Review
The unassuming yellow may not look like a beast, but like the Honey Badger it possesses hidden abilities that will surprise you if you take it for granted...
2017 Trek Slash 9.9 First Impressions
"Sporting 160mm travel front & 150mm rear, and a 65° head angle, this is one of the most aggressive 29'ers on the market..."
“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”
Santa Cruz Hightower
“…despite the very capable support crews with extensive first aid and a doctor riding along with us, we were still pretty much breaking in bikes and trails on the bottom of the world.”
Niner Rip 9 Carbon Long Term Review
"I tried to take it by the scruff of the next and rag it down my local rowdiness and it was a fine bike for that, but it didn't instil confidence..."
RAW 29er Destruction in the PNW
Corners quake at the approach of his freehub…
Niner Rip 9 Carbon – First Impressions
"The aggressive fork, tires and wide bar speak to my inner hooligan and I'm jonseing to throw the Rip into some tight twisty singletrack..."
WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims
A solid performer for those who want to run a burlier rim for aggressive riding…
A Day with the Canfield Brothers
What bike do you ride when a chair lift can’t take you to all the heinous lines and you want to go for a mellow (or not so) rip?
Tallboy LT on the Shore
“I felt as useful as a chocolate teapot but I was enjoying giving the Tallboy LT some grief…”