Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes?
"It comes down to promoting mountain biking as an inclusive activity that men can also enjoy, initially with other dudes, or supportive women..."
Blackspire Snaggletooth, Badger, and Crusher
Blackspire makes rings, pedals, and bash guards in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Meet Badger, Crusher, & Snaggletooth.
What’s to Hate about the MTB Biz?
"So maybe it’s time to slow down a bit, work more together, and try to get more dollars in our pockets and not the trash can..."
The Pace of Change in MTB
We asked 8 industry insiders one question: Will the pace of change in MTB parts and standards remain contsant, increase or slow down?
Pea Soup for the Trail
“The actual prep time is tiny so there is plenty of opportunity to get your bike dialed in for tomorrow ride prior to chowing down…”
Super Ultimate Recovery Salmon
"It tastes great with your beer of choice, you can make it using mountain bike tools you have laying around the house and it tastes great with the beer of your choice..."
Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : First Look
"Removing the post from my bike or changing a cable takes way less time than any other dropper I've used..."
Robot Bike Co: Custom Ti & Carbon Enduro Bike
Robot Bike Co uses some unique techniques to build custom full suspension frames from carbon and titanium...
Serenely Swallowing Standards
I know a dude who has had three warranty frames in five years, from the same company, all using completely different headset standards. He’s not even mad anymore.
DVO Diamond Teardown
The big questions are of course - is it green on the inside? Is the oil green? And does it get drunk on Saint Paddy's Day...
ProCore generated lots of hype but now that the dust has settled, and you can buy the kits, what does it do for you...
Cannondale Jekyll 2 Reviewed
After three forks (including a Lefty) and loops of all descriptions – Andrew Major is ready to pronounce a verdict on the Jekyll 2…
SRAM EX1: Does ‘E’ stand for ‘Everyone’
Andrew Major isn't a fan of e-bikes but he sees great potential or SRAM's new E group to be used on 'meat powered' bikes...
What’s Fair as a Bike Reviewer?
Should a bike reviewer do a World Cup Racer level build on a test bike or ride it the way 95% of riders would...
Kiss & Tell with the X-Fusion Trace
"By the end of our ride I could already feel that the fork was starting to break-in and it will be interesting to see what it feels like..."
X-Fusion Trace HLR – Teardown
"Many consider X-Fusion the leader when it comes to features and ride quality per dollar..."
Mavic Crossmax XL – Long Term Review
The ride quality and rim durability are highlights of Andrew observations but the rear hub's response to North Shore weather was less than peachy...
Cannondale Lefty SuperMax Teardown
Is it actually a fork when it has only one leg? There is much to recommend Cannondales oft derided single sider especially on the inside...
SRAM Guide Ultimate Tear Down
Most brakes don't allow you to take everything apart and replace the small parts - but SRAM's Guides give you that power...
Öhlins RXF 34: Long Term Review
Andrew’s got some time under him on the blinging black and gold Öhlins RXF 34 fork…
Dissecting The Fox DYAD Pull Shock
"Pull shocks, like inverted forks, can be a tough sell to the non-converted but it is impossible to argue with the design goals..."
Maglock Pedals Reviewed
“Here is a rare example of someone who had a crazy idea and actually had the perseverance to make it a physical reality…”
2016 Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 2
True to form, the Jeykyll Carbon 2 is not your cookie cutter enduro or all mountain machine - it's a cannondale to the core...
A Perplexing Piece Of Plastic
Shimano hasn't been guilty of change for the sake of change often, but this is a puzzling exception...