LONG TERM REVIEW
SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting
It's a technological marvel, but how will that technology fare after a year of use on the North Shore?
LAUNCH AND REVIEW
SRAM Launches new 52-tooth Eagle Drivetrains
SRAM's new XX1, X01, and GX drivetrains represent mostly incremental performance and cosmetic updates, and one big change: the new Eagle cassette is the tooth count leader with 52 teeth.
FIRST LOOK and RIDING IMPRESSIONS
2021 Transition Sentinel
Building on an already successful platform, the new Sentinel has a new look, 10mm more travel, and a few more surprises in store.
Polygon Siskiu N9 29er
The Siskiu N9 boasts a SRAM GX drivetrain, Fox suspension, good tires, solid geometry, and a nicely manufactured 160mm travel aluminum frame for 2800 USD...
Personal Rides: AJ's New GeoMetron G1
The only bike to grab AJ's attention since his G16 – and he plans on keeping it for some time…
FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND DETAILS
Riding the 2020 Kona Process 134 CR 29
Intended as a true trail bike, Kona's 2020 Process 134 is much more than just a little brother to the 153. Available in carbon as a 29er and in alloy with 29 or 27.5" wheels.
TRUVATIV Descendant TLD CoLab
How about a splash of Troy Lee character to spice up the Truvativ bar and cranks on your bike?
2019 Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon - REVIEWED
It isn't fair to call the Carbon Chameleon a 'jack of all trades' because it's also the master of some...
SRAM's impressive new wireless group and dropper post
Ride Impressions: SRAM's Electronic AXS Wireless Group
With their new wireless XX1 and XO1 drivetrains and Reverb, SRAM has once again defined the bleeding edge of mountain bike componentry.
SRAM Launches Wireless Eagle AXS Drivetrains and RockShox Reverb Dropper
All the details and pricing info about SRAM Eagle Wireless shifting and the wireless Reverb dropper post...
2019 Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon
Does the Chameleon live up to the name now that it's hewn into smooth lines and arcs of carbon fibre?
Gear of the Year
Cam McRae's Best of 2018
Cam decided to give the finger to more noble 'best of' choices like 'experiences' and go full gear whore...
In Defense Of HammerSchmidt
The boldest attempt by any company to revolutionize mainstream drivetrains - ever. And as serious as that sounds, it was overshadowed by a really fun, cheesy, and chill marketing campaign.
Long Term Review
2017 Transition Patrol Carbon
"Everyone who’s ridden this bike, regardless of ability, has stepped off it with a huge grin on their face..."
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..."