Andrew's Gifts For Mountain Bikers
For the young and the old, for the busy and the bold. Here's my attempt at a helpful list of gift ideas for the mountain biker in your life.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Min-Maxing North Shore Rubber With The Bontrager G5
A World-Cup-Winning all-round DH tire with soft 42a rubber throughout and a dual-ply casing...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1
Trek's flagship enduro race bike was born when the geometry evolution was starting to really gain steam, but that was years ago, and the Slash was due for a redesign.
REVIEW | RELEASE
Bontrager Verse, A Saddle For All Riders
The first Bontrager saddle that has truly worked for me comes in four sizes, and three trim levels, that will hopefully work for most everyone.
Bontrager's Steerer Tube Mounted BITS
The BITS multi-tool system is Bontrager's steerer-tube storage solution that will help the pack-free rider handle most trailside adjustments & repairs.
No vaporware here - just currently existing or easy DIY collaborations that could improve your on-trail experience with wrenching, pedaling, and ergonomics.
RIDE IMPRESSIONS & DETAILS
Bontrager's Outrageously-Priced Line Elite Carbon Wheels
There's a lot to unpack in Bontrager's new $900 carbon wheelset that claims to be the strongest in the industry.
RIDING IMPRESSIONS and DETAILS
Bontrager Rally WaveCel Helmet
Bontrager's latest lid release brings WaveCel tech to helmets at a lower price point with more size options and even a kids' model.
A CLIPLESS SHOE REVIEW
Bontrager Rally Clip-In Shoes
These are not the carbon-soled rigid slippers our tester normally prefers, but with the right pedals the flexibility here might just work...
MANO a MANO
Bontrager Evoke VS. Rhythm Gloves
Stacking up Bontrager's most breathable full-finger mountain bike glove against their most protective.
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.
Bontrager Flatline MTB Shoe
Bontrager's new flat shoe presents a strong alternative if you prefer a bit of float and a casual look.
Two Shoes Reviewed - 1 Winter 1 Summer
Bontrager JFW Winter Boots & Scott MTB Comp Shoes
In order to please all the world's climates, or to anticipate climate change, this review pairs a summer shoe and a winter shoe...
Bontrager Line Elite Plastic Pedals
Pedals that aren't pricy, polished, shiny or complicated may have advantages that transcend the bling...
Bontrager Rolls Out Carbon Wheel Replacement Program
"JRA" and ruin your Bontrager carbon wheels? They've got a replacement for that...
NOTHING WITH BATTERIES
Dear Santa - Andrew's List
Magnets and Metal and Plastic and NeoShell
FIRST LOOK | TEARDOWN
3 Fresh Products For Fall
A fancy angleset, winter boots for temperate climates and a set of cranks that won't break the bank or the scale...
The Bontrager Ion Pro Light
Weighing 185 grams and throwing 1300 lumens, the self-contained Ion Pro will work on your bucket or on your bar...
Bontrager Line 150mm Dropper Post Reviewed
Tires and wheels are right in Bontrager's target zone - but dropper posts are a more challenging matter...
Alone. In The Dark (A Welcome To Night Riding)
If you think you don't have enough time to ride, maybe this is the winter to rethink your schedule and pick up some lithium and LEDs...
2 Minute Reviews | Editorial
The Surprising Bontrager SE2 29x2.6" Team Issue TLR Tire
This isn't a tire for the timid but it may roll very quickly and put a smile on your face just as fast...
Teardown | First Impressions
The NEW Bontrager Line Dropper Post
Bontrager's high-value 150mm dropper post can be serviced by just about anyone - but it has to do better than its predecessor...
Bontrager XR4 and SE4 Team Issue Tires
Available in several widths and diameters, there is a version of these high-value Bontrager for most riders who seek aggressive terrain...
Bontrager Line Comp 30 Wheelset
Can a complete wheelset that costs less than many rear hubs deliver performance and durability for the North Shore...