Aluminum Is Actual
Steel hardtail frames can deliver an excellent mix of ride quality and durability. The same goes for carbon and titanium. And, for a well-designed aluminum frame as well.
Zero Darco Thirty
Andrew borrows the mix-matched travel full-suspension-hardtail concept from the Chromag Darco and applies it to his own bike.
Min-Max: Bean's 2017 Salsa Timberjack
Bean's Salsa Timberjack is loaded down with interesting tales while satisfying a selectively-sourced, budget-forward build...
Not a Review*
Knolly Tyaughton Titanium Hardtail
"A feature set and price point that any competent product manager would have rejected immediately."
EDITORIAL | REVIEW PART III
MB-1 And The Santa Cruz Chameleon MX
Andrew's third and final look at the latest aluminum Chameleon frame from the perspective of owning one mountain bike to do it all.
First Impressions Review
2022 Kona Honzo DL
Kona’s venerable Swiss Army Knife hardtail weathers the test of time
Knolly Tyaughton Steel (Hardtail!)
Steeps and Lips aboard the Knolly's latest release
The New Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon Has Arrived
Mixed wheel sizes, more spots for storage, and a series of unique frames are among the highlights for the 2022 Chameleon...
First Impressions REVIEW
2021 Kona Honzo ESD
Lots of surprises riding this modern, long, slack, 29er hardtail with a 150mm fork - plus Cam's Top Ten Reasons for riding a hardtail...
Personal Rides: Andrew's Custom Waltworks V2
Setup with a rigid fork or with 120mm of suspension up front, Andrew's custom Waltworks V2 single speed was built specifically for riding on the North Shore.
Scoutin' About, Part Deux
Hit the trails on Nukeproof's latest hardtail with some top-shelf jibbing and shenanigans.
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
The 2020 Rocky Mountain Growler Series
Rocky brings progressive geometry to entry-level mountain bikes - starting at 1000 USD/1250 CAD...
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - Budget Review
" On my first ride down I hit the same trails I usually ride on test bikes that cost many times its price..."
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...
Dank Stylus and the Greasy Shore
Nick Tingren teams up with local filmmaker Eric Lawrenuk for a greasy good day on the Shore
Interview With Chromag's Ian Ritz
How About That Chromag Doctahawk?
Ian Ritz answers the haters and talks about why the Doctahawk is so damn long, why the forks has 180mm of travel and how it all came to be...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The name suggests micro brew transport - but this machine for 1360 USD was built for serious off road escapades...
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?
Trek Stache 29+ Retrial
A few changes have altered Andrew's impression of the Stache so dramatically that a new review was in order...
2017 TREK STACHE 29+ Hardtail
Not just a wagon-wheeler but a Plus wagon wheeler - Trek's Stache 29+ hardtail getting ready for North Shore testing...