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Maxing Value - The 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7
Do you ever wonder why the suspension kinematics of lower-priced bikes doesn't match the effort going into higher priced platforms....
Min-Maxing Budget Bikes With Marin
"This is an alternate look at how to spec bikes to get the best performance per dollar, rather than to catch the eye of any fickle consumer..."
2017 Marin Hawk Hill
With 120mm travel at both ends and modern aggressive geometry the Marin Hawk Hill is a surprisingly capable bike for US$1500/CDN$1900 and it's heaps of fun to ride.
Are Shimano's M396 The Best Budget Brakes?
There are some imperfections - but considering you can walk away with a complete set for less than $100 US these are impressive...
Spring Service Basics
Wrench Now, Ride Later
Your bike hates you. But it can learn to love again.